Freeware & Shareware

Freeware & Shareware

About Freeware & Shareware

Freeware is software that is available for use at no monetary cost or for an optional fee, but usually (although not necessarily) with one or more restricted usage rights. Shareware (also termed trialware or demoware) is proprietary software that is provided to users without payment on a trial basis and is often limited by any combination of functionality, availability (it may be functional for a limited time period only), or convenience (the software may present a dialog at startup or during usage, reminding the user to purchase it.