Demoware or Trialware also mean Demo Version or Trial Version. Demoware is a commercial license software made available for free download but usually comes with a limitation in use, meaning that it is a complete work or project already commercialized and available as an off-the-shelve solution.
The aim of Demoware is to let the user in on the scope or the main idea of the program. The user will be able to understand the works and functionality of the program or software y test-running and then decide if he needs to go for the full version of the software or Application which usually contains more sophisticated functionalities than the Demoware.
Demo versions of the software allow an application to work partially, many times it works more as a tutorial for the application. If a person wants to use the program, they have to buy a fully functional version.
Characteristics of Demoware/Trialware
A Demoware, Trialware or demo software may have one or more of the following characteristics:
It works for a certain number of days after the installation.
It can only be launched a certain number of times.
Add watermarks marks to the exit this is very common to image and video editing Demoware.
The execution of the program ends after a certain period of time say 5 and 60 minutes, 2 t0 7 days, 1 month, etc.
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