PAD(R) - Provided by the Association of Software Professionals

PAD(R) is the Portable Application Description, and it helps authors provide product descriptions and specifications to online sources in a standard way, using a standard data format that will allow webmasters and software application librarians to automate app listings. PAD provides a complete content solution for application developers and the webmasters of software catalogs and directories.

PAD Overview -> Author Resources

Author Resources

Create a PAD file

Download this application to create and edit PAD files on MS Windows, provided for free by the ASP.

PAD Extensions Directory
Download definition files for extensions on the default PAD dataset.

PAD Digital Signature
PAD digital signatures specification, tools and resources.

Validate a PAD file online

PAD Validator
Validate your PAD file online against the PAD Specification.

Upload your PAD file

PAD Repository
Upload to the ASP PAD Repository used by webmasters to populate their archives.

PAD Supporting Archives
A maintained list of download sites supporting PAD.

Other Resources

Answers on frequently asked questions.

Links and 3rd Party Tools
Links to PAD related services, 3rd party tools and resources.

PAD Specification
PAD standard definitions, PAD Signing specification, tools and resources.

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