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Welcome Developers and Software Authors !!!

Thank you for taking the time to visit this page. was started by developers, so we know how busy you are and how precious your time is. It also means that we know what you want, and if there is something special that you need, we are always prepared to listen and try to help you out.


The information below will help to answer your most frequently asked questions, but if you can't find an answer to your question, please feel free to contact us.

Submission Rules
Ratings and Awards



Submission Rules accepts software submissions using PAD (Portable Application Description) files only.   We are now a PAD 4 compliant site and will only accept PAD files which are compliant with v4 of the PAD Specification.


PAD is a standard developed by the ASP (Association of Shareware Professionals) which is now widely supported by shareware sites.  If you don't already have a PAD file for your application, you can easily generate one (for free) using the Publisher Control Panel at AppVisor.


Submit your PAD file to using the Submit PAD option within the Author Center.


Note that to be accepted on, your PAD file must be in English; it must be complete, and it must be PAD v4 compliant.  If required fields are incomplete or missing, we will be unable to list your application.  In particular please check your description fields (all should be complete) and any links to any icons and screenshots. reserves the right to alter or delete content deemed not in our best interest to carry.


Your application will be listed in one category only.  If you submit an updated PAD file to a different category than the one your application is already listed in, then your application may be moved to the updated category. reserves the right to list your application in the category which we think best suits your application.



Ratings and Awards

When we come across an application that we like, we often take the time to try it out and give it a rating from 3 to 5.  Applications are rated as 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5 or 5 and will receive a Rated Listing with the rating displayed along with the application details.


If we haven't rated your application, it is not because we don't like you.  It is not because we don't like your application.  It is probably that we have a LOT of applications to look at and deal with, and haven't got to yours yet.  If you are desperate to have your application rated on, you can contact us and we'll do our best for you.


Obviously, the easier it is for us to use a program, the easier it is for us to give it a rating.  Often, it is a lot easier to rate a program if you provide us with an unlock code.  This is not a requirement for your program to be rated, but if you can provide us with an unlock code, please contact us.


Authors whose applications have been awarded a rating at may download the following graphics to display on their site.  (Please do not link to the actual graphic on our site - take a copy and upload it to your site).


Please link the graphic back to either you application's URL on, or to itself.




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