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Command Line Power, Windows Ease-of-Use

PromptPal is a command prompt replacement that provides Windows-style editing, command completion, command history, syntax help, a tabbed interface, and much more.

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What are people saying about PromptPal

Simon Craythorn This tool looks great. I have a command prompt open on my second monitor constantly and this tool looks like it would solve a lot my aggravations with the windows command prompt.

But I tried typing dir /p, which is a command I use a lot, and the entire directory scrolled up the screen. Now I know there is a scroll bar I can use, but is it possible to get dir /p (or dir | more) to stop as it scrolls?

Many thanks.
Nov 26 2007 at 11:49pm Copy Link
Susan Westlake Hi Simon,
The pause directive relies on direct access to the console window, but in PromptPal that doesn't exist. Instead, PromptPal redirects the command processor's output and displays in its own screen. Consequently, /P and more aren't going to work.

However, you can prevent PromptPal auto-scrolling vertically. Go File - Configure - Preferences, enable "Scroll Lock key prevents autoscroll" and use the Scroll Lock key to turn autoscroll on/off as required.

Hope this helps - and makes some kind of sense!
Technology Lighthouse - Nov 27 2007 at 12:05am Copy Link
Simon Craythorn That helps, thanks.
Nov 27 2007 at 12:07am Copy Link
Mike G As a dba/sys admin, I don't know how I survived all this time without PromptPal. I've tried a couple similar CMD prompt tools, but ended up loosing interest. After testing a few days I've already decided PrompPal will replace Windows CMD prompt for me in most cases. Auto-completion, dual pane, drag and drop paths from GUI, ... This is a great tool for admins, power users and maybe even novices just wanting to learn and have a helping hand when venturing into the command line.
Aug 1 2008 at 3:10am Copy Link
Mitch K I have been a happy registered user of PromptPal for over a year and there is no reason not to buy this great piece of software. I use it every day. Say goodbye to the traditional CMD prompt! If you need to watch logs PromptPal is the answer since, it comes with a great "tail" feature.
Aug 6 2008 at 4:03am Copy Link
Jonathan Keener I'm considering purchasing PromptPal, because I can think of a couple of good uses for it, however I have one question. Has a portable USB version of this app been considered by the developer. This is the kind of app that would save a ton of time if it were on a USB key and I could go to multiple computers and run it from there, and it remember my config from the key. I'm curious of the developer has considered this, and decided it's not possible, or if it is something that might be possible in the future?
Mar 24 2009 at 3:17am Copy Link
Susan Westlake Hi Jon,

A portable (USB) version hasn't been ruled out, but we don't have any plans in the near future.

Regarding 64-bit compatibility, as things currently stand PromptPal will run in 64 bit, but obviously it operates as a 32-bit app, and the taskbar component isn't available (since Explorer is exclusively 64 bit). We did some work on a 64 bit version, however the 64 bit hasn't taken off enough as yet to make it worth our while to finish the conversion.
Technology Lighthouse - Mar 24 2009 at 7:21am Copy Link
Genie au Travail No licence policy ?
Apr 15 2013 at 11:57pm Copy Link
Mike B According to the product's website,, the policy includes:

- licensed for a single computer
- free minor updates
- free major updates within 90 days of purchase
Apr 16 2013 at 12:19am Copy Link
TAPTRONIC Bought this years ago and it was well worth it. Will purchase this again today!
Apr 16 2013 at 3:50am Copy Link
Kimmo Lahtinen I downloaded the trial version and installed it to my Win8, but I am wondering two little things.

Up/Down arrows does not seem to do anything. This is very strange, but I did not find any settings for it.

I clicked a tab and selected "New Admin Tab" and it opened it to the PromptPal directory in C:, not the one I hoped.

Powershell window did not seemed to understand the powershell commands in the command completition. I know the PS can do it quite well, so this is not a big issue.
Apr 18 2013 at 1:26am Copy Link
Susan Westlake Hi Kimmo,

The effect of the up/down arrow depends on the setting "Up/Down arrow keys navigate PromptPal cmd history" in File - Configure - Preferences. If that is set, then the arrow keys are intercepted and walk you through PromptPal's private (and persistent) command history, which will be empty if you haven't yet executed any commands. If you turn that setting off, then the arrow keys do whatever they would normally do in your chosen command shell.

Regarding directories, PromptPal always tries to open a tab in your chosen directory, but sometimes it isn't possible, e.g. if the directory no longer exists, is inaccessible because it belongs to a different user account, or if you've just made a typo in the directory path. In these cases, it defaults to its own directory. Remember that you can set a default directory in File - Configure - Startup, and you can also specify a directory for a new tab via File - New Tab Advanced.

Finally, it's true that so far we haven't covered the powershell specific commands in the command completion assistance. PPAL will still help with regular DOS-style commands, but not the new stuff. We hope to add command completion for syntactically more complex Powershell commands in due course, however if you have a command that you're always having to look up, you may be able to define it manually via Commands - Add Command Information.

Hope all that helps!
Technology Lighthouse - Apr 18 2013 at 3:58am Copy Link
judi bunner Does this include dos commands? True dos is not available from Windows 98 and up and I have been looking for a way to change file attributes. Thanks
Apr 18 2013 at 6:48am Copy Link
TAPTRONIC I purchased v2 today. Got my license information. Why is my "name" a string of 11 characters with no meaning to me when my "name" for v1 was my actual name? I can not register the product with my actual name for this version.
Apr 18 2013 at 6:58am Copy Link
David Morris @judi bunner: Not sure what you're referring to by lack of DOS commands in Windows. Almost all DOS commands were carried over into the standard Windows command shell. The attrib command is there and works exactly as it did in the DOS days to change file attributes, with additional support for Windows-specific things like symbolic links.

PromptPal is just a new UI around the standard shell, I don't believe it's going to be adding any new commands.
Apr 18 2013 at 7:33am Copy Link
bvssunnydale No portable version?
Apr 18 2013 at 8:33am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @judi bunner: I'm not quite sure what you're looking for but as David said PromptPal gives you whatever the command processor(s) on your PC have. I'd have thought that the ATTRIB command would do what you need?
Technology Lighthouse - Apr 18 2013 at 9:15am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @NC Buyer: The uncustomized name field is just a side effect of the payment processor we're using for this promotion; you've got a normal full license, and it's associated with your name and details at our end. Once you've entered the license details they're not shown anywhere in PromptPal except for the About screen, so it shouldn't be problem, any more than the string of chars in the license key?
Technology Lighthouse - Apr 18 2013 at 9:23am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @bvssunnydale: We don't have a portable version at the moment, but that is definitely on the cards in the future. Workload permitting we'd like to make a portable version available to licensed customers within the year.
Technology Lighthouse - Apr 18 2013 at 9:25am Copy Link
Mark Johnson I'm doing a trial of PromptPal, just downloaded it a few minutes ago.
After running a few commands, I tried searching for some text within the prompt window.
Sometimes it works fine, sometimes it gives "The operation timed out before the buffer was filled."

I have closed PromptPal, reopened it, but still very frequently get this error. I have also noticed that when I search on text that appears in the window more than once it will never find the text more than once, then gives this error on each attempt at 'Find Next' after that.

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
Apr 18 2013 at 10:07am Copy Link
TAPTRONIC Thanks Susan!
Apr 18 2013 at 10:53am Copy Link
Trucker Why do I want to pay $14.70 for a similar function/program there is on the PC with the installed OS ?
Apr 18 2013 at 11:06am Copy Link
Danny This software is from the time, it seems to me.
Apr 18 2013 at 11:34am Copy Link
TAPTRONIC @Michael - have you downloaded the program and tested it out? Its nothing like the one that comes installed with the PC. The one feature that sold me is the ability to copy / past a directory after a CD command instead of going thru hoops to get it typed in. Then there are tabs. If you do even a little bit of batch script automating, the $14.70 will be realized in a matter of minutes just in time savings alone. I am not affiliated with this company at all. I've just used their product since about 2007.
Apr 18 2013 at 12:22pm Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Mark Johnson: Sorry to hear that Mark. That error could be caused by a number of things, but mostly it suggests a breakdown in comms between PromptPal and the underlying shell - could you answer a few questions to help us troubleshoot?

- What antivirus suite are you using?
- Are the tabs otherwise responding normally and quickly?
- Have you taken any special steps to tighten security on your PC that wouldn't be present on a regular Windows install?
- Do you have a particularly large monitor and/or are you running with PromptPal maximized?
Technology Lighthouse - Apr 18 2013 at 1:52pm Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Michael S.: As NC Buyer said, PromptPal basically wraps the standard command shell, adding a lot of configurability and time-saving features that don't exist in the original. And it's not just the standard command shell that benefits; you can use PromptPal with the Powershell, and we also have a number of customers using it with Cygwin.

Whether you need this depends on how much you use command shells. Some people can live entirely within the Windows GUI, but for the rest of us, the command line is an unfortunate necessity.
Technology Lighthouse - Apr 18 2013 at 1:59pm Copy Link
Trucker @NC Buyer - I have just installed the trail and you´re right about the different GUI, but there is not new commands or any commands that Windows7 dont have below the WinGUI, (DOS), so I just wish to know what Im paying fore... :)
I havent used the command shells more than a few times now and then since Win95, before that... a lot of my time was used with the DOS enviroment. Thanks for the answer !
Apr 18 2013 at 3:01pm Copy Link
David Morris @Michael S. -- I'm guessing you don't see the benefit because as you say, you don't use the command shell much. Some of us live the in the command shell. Did you read the feature set? The standard Windows UI around the command shell is extremely limited. Products like PromptPal enhance the shell experience by adding things like tabs, drag & drop, command completion, improved copy/paste, etc. etc. For a mere $15 I would jump at this if I didn't already use another command-prompt enhancement tool with similar features that I'm happy with.
Apr 18 2013 at 3:46pm Copy Link
Trucker Davis Morris - I don´t live in the command shell anymore as I wrote... But I do like to know why I should pay those money, because at the end of the day I don´t save much time by using an old UI like DOS. Windows have more to offer to me and is faster too when it come to using the RAM as an extra HDD.
But never mind I use the trail for now and see if there is anything that I can use, but I do doubt, because there is not any new or renewed commands in the command shell world...
Apr 18 2013 at 5:36pm Copy Link
Stephen Warkentien More licensing questions. Can the software be moved to other computers? Is online activation required? If so does it take a hardware footprint?
Apr 18 2013 at 6:57pm Copy Link
Kimmo Lahtinen Thank you for the reply I got earlier. I got back the "normal" up/down arrow behavior and I figured out an explanation for the problem. The command history stays empty, I wonder why.
Apr 18 2013 at 9:44pm Copy Link
Silat David Morris which shell are you now using?
Apr 19 2013 at 12:21am Copy Link
Lupke Brother @ bvssunnydale,

If you need a portable tool, you can compare another Bits deal here.
You can run this tool from a usb stick:
Apr 19 2013 at 1:02am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Stephen Warkentien: The license is not hardware-locked, so yes you can move it to another machine, just so long as you remove it from the old machine or purchase sufficient licenses to cover all the installations.

And yep, the deal is on for another day.
Technology Lighthouse - Apr 19 2013 at 2:25am Copy Link
David Morris @Silat: I'm using Console. It's an open-source project hosted on SourceForge. Don't think it would be appropriate to link to here, but it's easy enough to find. Has a number of the same features, not all, but sufficient for my needs. If I weren't already satisfied with it though, I'd happily spend $15 for something like it.
Apr 19 2013 at 5:32am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel I was interested to buy 2 copies. However, PayPal is not offered as payment method (though they offer it on the vendor's web site). Reason enough to pass the deal for me.
Apr 19 2013 at 1:25pm Copy Link
Brian De Bragança No PayPal option to pay?

This is a deal breaker I'm afraid. I would have bought this, otherwise.
Apr 19 2013 at 10:20pm Copy Link
SFuji I assume this program is not portable. Would be nice if I could have it on my flashdrive since at work I cannot install programs.
Oct 17 2013 at 5:23am Copy Link
Susan Westlake Hi Stanley,

You're right, PromptPal is not portable in its current form, but we are considering making a portable version in the future.
Technology Lighthouse - Oct 17 2013 at 6:04am Copy Link
Gr3gw Hi, I'm very interested in this program. I only use the Command Prompt window occasionally and I forget many things in between. This program will be a great help but I'm wondering if it also helps with debugging batch files? When I'm using Command Prompt it's usually because I'm building a batch file. I have a lot problems with my batch files, usually because I mis-use the special characters.

Does PromptPal have any features that would help debug batch files?
Oct 18 2013 at 4:05am Copy Link
Susan Westlake Hi Gr3gw,

PromptPal doesn't have any features specifically for debugging, but it does have a resizable information pane (you can even float it out of PromptPal as a satellite window) that displays things like switch options and such for commands that it knows about. That should help you spot some errors when constructing your batch files.
Technology Lighthouse - Oct 18 2013 at 5:10am Copy Link
Gde Swart I took a chance here and I'm glad I did. I've always wanted CMD's cut/copy/paste to behave the same as a Windows program. Overall PromptPal actually works better than I expected and should prove very helpful. The tabbed CMD windows and Open New Tab as Admin features are very nice and the auto-complete feature is slick. Based on my experience so far I'd say the regular price is pretty fair, but I always love to pay less, so thanks for the great deal!
Oct 18 2013 at 4:42pm Copy Link
Gr3gw I'm going to take a chance too. Any assistance working with batch files is going to be most welcome.
Oct 18 2013 at 7:24pm Copy Link
singularity I was trying this one and I am quite impressed except, the autocomplte list appears rather odd for me in a wide screen stretched box unlike the above screenshot. Running win 8.1 with all latest updates.
Check screenshot :
Apr 28 2014 at 4:57am Copy Link
Susan Westlake Hi Chris,

Yep we know about this and are hoping to address it with a minor update. Basically PromptPal is making space for the longest command line it has stored (longest one on the list), rather than expanding up to a certain maximum then truncating.
Technology Lighthouse - Apr 28 2014 at 5:02am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel @ vendor: Features look interesting. Does this tool need to be started with Windows? Or does Windows need to be restarted after the soft was launched?
Jan 10 2019 at 3:00am Copy Link
Harald Vogel Hi, do you also have an offer for upgraders? Thanks.
Jan 11 2019 at 7:44am Copy Link
Stephen Warkentien I would like to upgrade also.
Jan 11 2019 at 7:59am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Technology Lighthouse has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 12 2019 at 12:11am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel Another unresponsive seller :-(
Jan 12 2019 at 2:24am Copy Link
Stephen Warkentien @Bertie. Their website says to contact support for upgrades. I opened up a support ticket yesterday. So far there are no updates on it.
Jan 12 2019 at 7:36am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel @ Stephen: I did not ask for an upgrade....
I would not like to install another autostart-program or software that forces me to re-start the computer when I need it. In most cases cmd or powershell are sufficient but some PromptPal - features like the command history are tempting me.

I really don't understand sellers providing promo-actions but then do not answer simple questions. That's a strange kind of advertising.

Perhaps the folks in Scotland already prepare for BREXIT ;-)
Jan 12 2019 at 8:08am Copy Link
Emil Kucera Not to dis the current offering, but for true command line warrior, there is no better choice than JPSoft's TakeCommand, now in ver 23 if not 24. It is pricey, but thay have free bare-bones version, if all you want/need is a better prompt than what comes with windows.
Jan 12 2019 at 9:29am Copy Link
Stephen Warkentien @Bertie My mistake, I intended to direct the reply to @Harald.

So far there has been no presale support on this product. Imagine what post-sale support would be like.
Jan 12 2019 at 9:42am Copy Link
Louis H @ Emil Kucera,thank you.

I picked PromptPal up because of the price being lower for a GUI based application, but now am looking towards saving for a future purchase of TakeCommand.

I want more than the bare-bones version they provide, but a full version is a bit too pricey this soon after the holidays for me. :)

I really like that it adds over 200 additional commands and users provide a nice assortment of plugins that can be used with it.

That said, PromptPal is a very nice alternative for a lot less money. It will serve me well for when I use the command line, for now at least. I have more time on my hands and hope to get more proficient with it's use overtime.

As to the current "lack of response" from the vendor, this dosen't bother me as much as I have learned over the past years dealing with offers here at BITS that there can be many reasons for this. They could be bad or good reasons, but for now I'll refrain from judgement until I have more information to base it upon.

So thanks to BDJ and the vendor for the offering.
Jan 12 2019 at 12:25pm Copy Link
Harald Vogel Do you also have an offer for upgraders today? Thanks.
Jun 20 2019 at 6:49am Copy Link
Mark Harper I have a question for the PromptPal authors.

When using PowerShell the autocomplete part of the software is offering suggestions for Windows CMD and not PowerShell. Is it possible for autocomplete to show PowerShell commands rather than just CMD commands when using PowerShell? I know I can press tab to cycle through PowerShell commands but an autocomplete list would be better.
Jun 20 2019 at 7:46am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Harald: Hi, I'm sorry we don't have an offer specifically for upgraders, but the BDJ price actually beats our normal upgrade deal.
Technology Lighthouse - Jun 20 2019 at 9:17am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Mark: That would be a good extension and it's gone on our list for a future update. As things stand, you can still create an MRU and/ or favorite command list that's specific to Powershell, and you can manually add common commands to PromptPal's command auto-completion via Commands -> Add Command Information

Hope that helps!
Technology Lighthouse - Jun 20 2019 at 9:21am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Bertie Brummel & Stephen Warkentien: Very sorry we didn't get to your questions; either we didn't receive the notification or it got buried in the deluge of SEO and other spam that we receive every day. If ever you don't get a reply to a question please re-submit it directly to our Help desk:

(I know that references PTFB but the Help desk covers PromptPal too)
Technology Lighthouse - Jun 20 2019 at 9:30am Copy Link
Mark Harper @Susan Thank you for your reply. Another useful option would be a customisable toolbar so that you could assign a specific cmd or PowerShell configuration to a button. I would also like to be able to assign a frequently used cmd or PowerShell command to a button. Do these enhancements sound feasible?
Jun 20 2019 at 9:31am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Mark: Actually as I was writing the first reply to you I was starting to think that what we need more generally is a set of workspaces, so you can have command completion, toolbar, favorites, command history - and maybe other things - all specific to a particular shell *or* a particular task. You switch workspace and the app reconfigures to show the most appropriate tools and settings for that mode of working.

That would be quite a bit of development but I can see it being useful for a lot of PromptPal users.
Technology Lighthouse - Jun 20 2019 at 9:50am Copy Link
Mark Harper @Susan That sounds great to me. I am going to change to a new laptop shortly so can you tell me what is involved with transferring a license to a new PC?
Jun 20 2019 at 9:58am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Mark: Dead simple - just install on the new machine and enter your license, then uninstall on the old machine. Before you do that however, take a moment to transfer your setting across:

1) Use File -> Explore Data Directory on the old machine and copy everything in there.
2) On the new machine use File -> Explore Data Directory, then quit PromptPal (important) and copy all your settings over, overwriting as necessary.
Technology Lighthouse - Jun 20 2019 at 10:05am Copy Link
Robert User I visited the developer's website and saw that version 3.0 is the current release, from 28th Nov 2018. There is nothing in the Bitsdujour offer that would imply a different version is being sold here.

After purchasing, the e-mail received states:
Please note that this key is for PromptPal version 2, released in April 2013. If you have an earlier version, please upgrade it as follows (details on how to upgrade ...):

I believe the problem is an issue in the e-mail text only, but it would be nice to hear from the developer's and know that for future purchasers, they will receive an e-mail that is correct.
Jun 20 2019 at 9:55pm Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Robert: The keys we're sending out are version 3; it looks like we've just missed a bit of text in the fulfillment text - I'll fix that shortly. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
Technology Lighthouse - Jun 21 2019 at 1:45am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, I checked out your site and was wondering if a user forum was available? Thanks.
Jun 21 2019 at 4:37am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @bvssunnydale: No, we don't have a forum.
Technology Lighthouse - Jun 21 2019 at 5:12am Copy Link
Stephen Warkentien What kind of license activation?
Apr 30 2020 at 10:32am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Stephen Warkentien: No internet connection required, if that's what you're asking?
Technology Lighthouse - Apr 30 2020 at 1:04pm Copy Link
Noggin The Nog I am trying to buy this, but there is some problem that prevents me. A screen come up offering it at half price, but it then disappears!
Apr 30 2020 at 2:38pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Noggin The Nog, Please clear your browser cache and cookies. This should fix the issue. For this promotion we are using FastSpring as the e-Commerce and in case of this e-Commerce we noticed (many times) that clearing the browser cache and cookies fixes any price related issue.
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 30 2020 at 2:46pm Copy Link
Noggin The Nog Thanks for that advice. I have done that and it does not work for me. When I get to the fastspring page, it automatically moves on to home page. There is a problem. Unless we can fix it more or less right away, I am going to bed. Perhaps we could deal with it tomorrow?
Apr 30 2020 at 2:58pm Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Noggin The Nog: Sorry to hear about the problems you've been having. Everything seems OK at this end, so I would suggest either:
- trying a different browser, and/or
- if your browser has ad-suppressing facilities (or is running with an ad-suppressing plugin) try temporarily disabling it. I only suggest this because I've had trouble with Opera on fastspring payment pages.
Technology Lighthouse - Apr 30 2020 at 4:36pm Copy Link
Noggin The Nog I have already tried those approaches, to no avail. I have tried Firefox, Chrome and Opera. There is something on the store page of TLHouse which, with whatever browser I may be using, automatically flicks the browser on to the TLHouse home page. If I go back to the store page via the back button on the browser, it happens again. There seems to be a fault on the store page.
May 1 2020 at 4:19am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Noggin The Nog: I'm really sorry but this has me completely stumped; when I test the pages everything works fine in FF, Chrome, Opera, Edge. All I can think is:

1) You're maybe running some kind of protection software (maybe an all-in-one package that also provides browsing safety?) and that is somehow messing redirecting when it sees something it doesn't like, or

2) Your ISP is doing something that is preventing access to the Fastspring payment pages, again some kind of over-zealous protective measure.

From the redirection behavior you're seeing, #1 seems more likely, but it's just not something I've ever encountered to this extent.
Technology Lighthouse - May 1 2020 at 7:14am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog Thanks.

How about forwarding my request to the seller and getting . If they do not contact me, perhaps via this page, to follow through on their offer, I will forget about it.
May 1 2020 at 10:51am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Noggin The Nog: We've replied to your support ticket (please check you email). In brief, I think the best solution is to get a friend to purchase through the BDJ promotion on your behalf (the license key name can be set independently on the purchase form). Hope that helps!
Technology Lighthouse - May 1 2020 at 12:16pm Copy Link
Noggin The Nog Not really - that idea is completely impractical. I am afraid life is too short for this. It is for you to fix the problem, not for me.
May 1 2020 at 3:04pm Copy Link
Dunking What's the license for this? The EULA says 'one computer' so if I wanted to use this on my PC and laptop I'd need two licenses? What happens when I upgrade my PC - do I have to contact support and have them transfer the license to the new PC?
Jul 13 2020 at 4:19am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Dunking: #1 As far as we're concerned, if you want to use it on your own main PC and laptop then one license will be fine.

#2 Currently PromptPal is a single-instance app, however originally we used to have this switchable via options. There are some technical challenges in having multiple instances but we could go back to giving the choice. I've made anote to review this in the near future.
Technology Lighthouse - Jul 13 2020 at 9:26am Copy Link
Dunking Thanks, @Susan. If it did multiple instances I would buy this right now. If there is a guarantee that it will happen soon, I would probably take a punt and buy it anyway, but if it might not I think that would be a problem for me.
Jul 13 2020 at 6:49pm Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Dunking: I can't guarantee that multiple instances will be re-implemented, just say that it's likely; PromptPal is overdue for am update and that would be a worthy addition.
Technology Lighthouse - Jul 14 2020 at 2:59am Copy Link
bvssunnydale In the future, do you think this will have a portable version? Thanks!
Dec 14 2020 at 7:50am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @bvssunnydale: It's certainly possible - PromptPal would be a good candidate for a portable version, but some changes to state storage would be needed. We'll look into it.
Technology Lighthouse - Dec 14 2020 at 9:01am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog "A single license entitles you to install our software on one computer." Does this mean one particular computer, so that transfer to another computer would not be permitted, or one computer at any one time, so that transfers to another computer are possible?
Dec 15 2020 at 5:47am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Noggin: One machine at a time. Transfers are fine.
Technology Lighthouse - Dec 15 2020 at 6:58am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog When I try to buy a licence, I momentrarily get a page with a form to complete that seems likely to be part of the purchase process, and then it automatically moves on to a page that is a page on your website and which leads to a page where I can buy a licence at an undiscounted price. This happened when you advertised this product on bits du jour a few months ago, and is the reason I did not buy a licence then. If you can fix it this time, or provide a different route to purchase at a discount, I will proceed. Otherwise, why bother to advertise it at a discount when it is not possible to purchase the discounted licence?
Dec 15 2020 at 8:17am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Noggin The Nog, This is an issue we hear often about FastSpring links. Could you please clear your browser cache and cookies? This should fix the issue you mention.
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 15 2020 at 10:16am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog Thanks Constantin. I have tried clearing browser cache and cookies, but to no avail. When TLHouse last offered a deal on this program on Bits du Jour, last April, they declined to sell me a licence at the discounted price independently because it would offend their agreement with Bits du Jour. So it looks like this offer will be a failure too. It seems a bit silly to repeat the situation that occurred back in April.
Dec 15 2020 at 11:19am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Noggin The Nog, Would you be able to try another browser to make the purchase? If possible, please try a browser you've never used before to make a purchase through FastSpring.
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 15 2020 at 11:41am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog Thanks again, but I have tried both Opera and Chrome, but with the same result. The purchase system just doesn't work.
Dec 15 2020 at 11:58am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Noggin: Please check your email - I've sent you an alternative payment method.
Technology Lighthouse - Dec 15 2020 at 3:03pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Technology Lighthouse has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 16 2020 at 12:11am Copy Link
Paul User I'd like to purchase this software, but my use case rules it out unless a portable version becomes available.

I read back the comments on BitsDuJour and see that the discussion on a portable version goes back to at least March 2009.
Dec 16 2020 at 2:44am Copy Link
Mario Demi No portable version?
Feb 24 2022 at 12:06am Copy Link
Susan Westlake @Mario - that's correct, no portable version at present.
Technology Lighthouse - Feb 24 2022 at 6:31am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Technology Lighthouse has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 25 2022 at 12:11am Copy Link

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