Our purpose in this page is to compile information about shareware.
Clearly other sites have similar objectives, and we restrict the
information here as much as possible to pointers to other general
sites (meta-sites), rather than give information about specific
shareware products. Exceptions may be major products or sites of
companies producing many sharewares.
However, we intend to list directly any study about shareware in
general that may have been made available on the Internet or in print,
concerning its development, its economic impact, its performances, its
use in industry, teaching or administration, etc ...
If you are aware of any such study please forward this information
to the maintainer of this page
Most information about shareware can be found on the site of The
Association of Shareware Professionals at
http://www.asp-shareware.org/ and in its
As an example of shareware licensing, see the license of Paint Shop
Pro at http://www.jasc.com/legal.html.
These sites usually mix shareware and freeware. They often give an
assessment of the quality of the software they reference. They are
usually structured by themes. They seldom have the software on site,
but refer to other distribution sites. Hence the references may
sometimes be stale.
Europe Shareware (French and Spanish spoken)
- Links to ASP Members' Web Sites
: archive list
- Virtual Software Library (VSL)
- JCS Marketing
- c|net shareware.com
- Garbo FTP Site (University of Finland)
- Author-Direct FTP Site
- Rocket Download
- The ASP CD-ROM Forum on CompuServe
- Tucows (rating) http://tucows.phoenix.net/
- Sander's KeyScreen Previewer (assessment + screen preview)
OH.YeaH! USA's Soft-Depot
Major shareware organizations and companies
Association of Shareware Professionals
list of Shareware Organizations:
- Jasc, Inc., makers of
Paint Shop Pro :
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