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Tools to Help Save Time
Distributing and supporting software can be extremely time
consuming. Be sure to consider these two innovative tools
that can streamline software distribution and technical support
PAD - Save time in software submissions!
Download sites are a source of excellent referrals and can
drive significant traffic to web sites but the submission
process can be very time consuming. As a result, the Association
of Shareware Professionals (ASP) developed PAD. PAD (Portable
Application Description) is the newest, and easiest way to
submit software to download sites.
PAD is a formatted XML, which contains all the information
about the software developer, program, and relevant program
information that should be included with applications or libraries.
Place the PAD file on your web site and submit the url of
the PAD file location to the download sites. The download
sites poll the PAD location and extract the information required
to add the file to the download site.
Once the software is listed on a PAD enabled download sites,
a number of them will poll the PAD file location and automatically
update database information if there have been any PAD file
PAD is a free and literally save hours of time in software
submissions. The download sites extract the information in
the PAD file and in many cases, immediately create an html
Download Fast Submit - PAD createtion
Example of a PAD file created with Fast