and Software Authors !!!
you for taking the time to visit this
page. aFreeGo.com 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.
you are new to aFreeGo.com,
or it has been a while since you updated your
software here, then please visit our Getting
the Most from aFreeGo.com page.
That page gives you vital information to help
you make the most of your software listing
on aFreeGo.com and get your software seen by
as many potential customers as possible. Of course,
don't forget to read everything below as well
... it's all there to help you to get customers
and make sales.
information below will help to
answer your most frequently asked questions,
but if you can't find an answer to
question, please feel free to contact
PAD File Problems
accepts software submissions using PAD (Portable
Application Description) files
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
generate one (for free) using the PadGen
tool from the ASP. For more information
about PAD, and to download PadGen, visit http://www.asp-shareware.org/pad.
Submit your PAD file to aFreeGo.com
using the Submit
option within the Author Center.
Note that to be
accepted on aFreeGo.com, your PAD file must
be in English and must be complete. If
required fields are incomplete or missing, we may
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. For some common
errors in PAD files, please see our Authors
page. aFreeGo.com 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. aFreeGo.com reserves
the right to list your application in the category
which we think best suits your application.
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 aFreeGo.com,
you can contact us and we'll do our best for you.
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.
applications have been awarded a rating at aFreeGo.com 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 aFreeGo.com,
or to http://www.aFreeGo.com itself.
listed in date order with the most recent first,
Listings are listed before Basic
Listings. When you submit your application
to aFreeGo.com you will receive a free
Basic Listing if your application is listed.
It is easy (and free) to upgrade
your Basic Listing to an Enhanced Listing.
A Basic Listing is free for all applications
that are listed on aFreeGo.com. They appear
after all Enhanced Listings have been displayed,
so may appear low down on the page even though the
release date is very recent.
You can get your Basic Listing upgraded to an
Enhanced Listing for free. For more details
on the easy process involved, see Enhanced
appear before Basic Listings so they are close to
the top of the page and will be seen first by
visitors to the web page.
are given for free to developers whose
applications have web pages that link back to aFreeGo.com.
You can get your application listed higher up the
list by adding a button
link to aFreeGo.com on your application's web
page. Then contact
us and we will update your listing to an Enhanced
Listing for free.
appear before Enhanced Listings so they are first
in the list on the page and will be seen first by
visitors to the web page.
are given for free to
applications that we have taken the time to try
out and give a rating
to. If we haven't rated your application,
give us some time. If we still
haven't rated your application, drop us a polite
note using our contact
we'll do our best for you.
PAD File Problems
team gets to see a lot of PAD files. The
list that follows outlines some of the more common
problems we have encountered with submitted PAD
files and suggestions for how to fix them.
Too often, only one of the description fields
(45 char, 80 char, 250 char, 450 char, 2000 char)
is filled in, and the remaining description fields
are left blank.
You should fill in
all of the description fields using as many
characters as allowed for that field.
Remember that some shareware sites may use the 250
character description while others use the 450
requires all description fields to be present and
filled in and we will reject your PAD file if it
does not contain enough information. We
endeavor to let you know when your PAD file is not
"up to scratch" but this is not always
Yes, please send
us your press releases. For information, see
our Press Release page.
your privacy with the highest respect.
We will not give or sell your private
email address of other details to
any third party. See our Privacy
Policy online for more details.