A Rons Place Software application always needs a license to run.
When an application is downloaded it contains a Lite license, which is
installed with the application and enables its free functionality. If the
application has Pro options another license must be purchased to enable the Pro
functionality. Some applications have no Pro options (they are 100% free), some
application may have multiple Pro options, which need to have licenses purchased
The combinations are as follows:
- Lite only - 100% Free.
- Lite, and Pro - a simple application.
Lite, and multiple Pro options - an application with options that can be
enabled as required.
in all applications the Lite functionality is 100% free, whether Pro
licenses are purchased or not.
A Lite license is intended for individuals to be able to use the application
for free, or for commercial organizations to be able to evaluate the application
before purchasing a Pro license.
After installation, applications are running with a Lite license and are very easy to recognise because there is a banner displayed at the bottom of the main window (See picture below).
This is the normal state of a Rons Place Software application if not Pro license has been
Pro Evaluation Licenses
In order to be able to fully evaluate a Rons Place Software application our
customers need to be able to try the full Pro product. To that end Rons Place
Apps can automatically issue a time limited Pro license, which is valid for 30
days. There is no functional difference between the time limited Pro license and
the normal Pro license.
A time limited Pro license can be acquired from within the product or from
See the Getting an Evaluation License for further information on this topic.
What happens when the Pro Evaluation license has ended?
When the 30 day evaluation period is over, the product will simply switch back the its Lite functionality. It is not possible
to obtain another Pro Evaluation License key for the same computer, however a full Pro License
can be purchased as explained below.
A Pro license is a license issued when the customer decides that they would like to purchase a Rons Place Software application for one or more of the reasons listed below. Owning a full license automatically
prioritizes all customer requests for support and features.
Why buy a product license?
- The customer is a company. We do expect companies to use licensed applications after a period of evaluation.
- Buying a license permanently enables full functionality, and removes the advertisement banner at the bottom of the main window.
- Priority on support is given to users that own a license.
See the Getting a License for further information on this topic.
Licenses are issued on a per user basis as we feel that this is the most fair and normal working option for our customers.
Example One - One License Required
A customer buys a license for use at work, where they use a workstation, but travels with their job (using a laptop), and sometime works from home.
Example Two - Five Licenses Required
A company has one shared machine on which five people use one installed copy of a Rons Place Software product.
Each licensed user is entitled to all minor version upgrades FREE of charge. For example, a user who purchases a license for Version 1.0 will receive Version 1.1, Version 1.2, Version 1.3, and so on FREE of charge.