MoonGlow Software goes freeware

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MoonGlow Software goes freeware

#1 Post by smaragdus » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:07 pm

MoonGlow Software discontinued its commercial products (Finance Manager, Formula Calculator, Note Recorder, Student Organizer) and released the installers as freeware which do not require registration:
The above installers will install a version of the program that does not require a license key. You will also be able to install the software whenever and wherever you want as often as you want forever.
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I have never tested any of these programs but someone may find some of them useful.

Programs by MoonGlow Software listed at Softpedia.

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Re: MoonGlow Software goes freeware

#2 Post by Midas » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:38 pm

In February of 2018 I was faced with the decision whether or not to renew the hosting for the website for another year. It was painful, but I decided to let it go. The days of downloaded shareware that is installed and ran on a single computer are rapidly drawing to a close. People have come to expect cloud based software that can be accessed from any device.

Despite a lot of time and money spent on advertising and promotion, sales have steadily declined over the last couple of years. I sold a grand total of three licenses during the whole year of 2017. That doesn't even begin to cover the cost of hosting for the website. So, I have decided to shut down MoonGlow Software.


Here's to Moonglow being wrong... 🍻

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Re: MoonGlow Software goes freeware

#3 Post by webfork » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:21 pm

Once upon a time I was a business owner so, even though I don't know Moonglow specifically, I feel his frustration. I know how much it stings when you have to walk away from a huge amount of time, effort, and energy. I'm glad he took the various options a freeware route rather than just closing up shop.
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Re: MoonGlow Software goes freeware

#4 Post by smaragdus » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:30 pm

@webfork
webfork wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:21 pm
Once upon a time I was a business owner so, even though I don't know Moonglow specifically, I feel his frustration. I know how much it stings when you have to walk away from a huge amount of time, effort, and energy. I'm glad he took the various options a freeware route rather than just closing up shop.
Oftentimes developers retire their software and shut down product websites virtually killing their software- it cannot be bought, it cannot be registered, it cannot be used after the trial is over, just an example. So I am glad that the developer from MoonGlow Software bothered to offer installers which do not require registration, most often the developers just publish a working license key, for example Spider Player.

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