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.


The primary means for contacting PAD volunteers is post a message to or visit our support newsgroup at


Recent version of Windows have not included a default newsreader. The Thunderbird email and newsreader software is one resource for subscribing.


Our PAD support manager accepts email and posts it on your behalf to the newsgroup. You can reach the PAD support manager via our email contact form.


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