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We don't want your money first!

Try everything with the free demo and buy it if you like what you see.

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Enjoy attractive volume discounts or get an additional discount by choosing a long-term maintenance agreement.

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We email your license right after payment. No need to install new software. You can continue with your current installation.

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Licensing information

  • Licenses are valid lifetime and do not expire. The license is no subscription and there are no recurring fees. It's a single one-time payment.
  • The maintenance additionally provides updates, upgrades and even major new versions. After maintenance expiration you can continue to use your license life-time or renew maintenance.
  • Each user requires a separate license. The license is tied to the Windows user name (more info). If using a Mac, the license is tied to the Apple account name.
  • If using a (SQL) server, each user connected to the server requires a separate license (more info). The PhraseExpress Server and PhraseExpress (SQL) Client Manager is included in the license purchase.
  • If running PhraseExpress from a USB thumb drive, each USB thumb drive requires a separate license.
  • PhraseExpress requires an online connection for the short time of the license authorization (more info). An offline registration option is available for 10+ Pro/Enterprise Edition licenses on request.
  • The license can be used for either Windows or Apple Mac. The Mac editions have different feature sets than shown here. The iPhone App mobile Apps for is not included.
  • The PhraseExpress Enterprise Edition includes a Macro Recorder Enterprise Edition license!
  • German/Austrian/Swiss customers, please visit the German shop.

First Aid

Discounts are granted for volume purchases (see volume discount schedules linked in the shop section). The discount coupon feature in the shopping cart is used for returning customers and for custom orders though.

However, we kindly ask for your understanding that we are not able to grant discounts for individuals on request. We consider that being unfair to offer varying prices for all the customers paying the regular price. We rather try to meet different budgets by offering different product versions with different feature sets.

Additionally, we offer freeware versions for a selection of our products.

Thank you for your understanding.

Licensing depends on the installation variation:

  • Stand-alone installation: If using PhraseExpress without using a SQL/PhraseExpress server, one license can be used by one person on up to three computers on which you use the same user name. On Windows, the "user name" is the "Windows user name" (this is not the Microsoft account name). On a Mac, the "user name" is the "Apple account name" (this is not the log in name). Each person requires a separate license. The actual user name that PhraseExpress uses for licensing is shown in the "About PhraseExpress" window.
  • Portable mode: If running PhraseExpress from a USB stick, the license key is bound to the USB stick, which you can use on any number of computers.
  • Client-/Server: If using PhraseExpress with a SQL/PhraseExpress Server, you need a separate license for each user connection to the server. The user can be identified by his or her user name or by the combination of user name and workgroup, or by the combination of user name, workgroup and computer name.

Licenses for Windows, macOS or iOS are separate purchases.

No, the software is no subscription but a single purchase with a one-time payment. There is not recurring payment.

You can use a license key for either Windows or Mac but not at the same time.

The license can be moved from Windows to Mac (or vice versa) at any time.

Yes, you can deregister your license key from one installation for use with another user name as often as you want.

You can also move the license from a Windows installation to a Mac installation (and vice versa).

Yes, licenses are valid life-time for all software versions which are released during your maintenance term.

Make sure to keep a local backup of your software installation file as we do not maintain a repository of older software versions. 

Only maintenance (free updates, upgrades and new versions) expire after the end of the selected maintenance term of either one, three or five years, but you can continue to use your existing installation without expiration.

Returning customers get renewal discount. You can also upgrade to a higher product edition:

You can continue to use the version, that you were able to download within your purchased maintenance term for an unlimited time. You own a life-time license. The software itself does not expire. Make sure to secure your installer file for future installations as we do not host an installer archive.

However, you may then be using an unmaintained and out-of-date software without security bug fixes and updates to maintain compatibility with operating systems.

To stay up-to-date, renew the maintenance at discount.

You can also upgrade to a higher product edition, for example from the Standard Edition to the Professional Edition.

A money-back guarantee means, that you first have to pay, then you may find out, that the product does not meet your expectations and you would have to claim your money back.

We don't want your money first - We want your confidence first!

You can extensively try out our software free of charge to make a confident purchase decision.

We don't urge you to buy. Please test all offered functions and take the time you need to test everything for suitability and compatibility with your individual system environment. That is why we do not have a refund policy.

Yes, we are happy to confirm, that the PhraseExpress Server and Client Manager is included in the purchase of client licenses. There is no extra cost.