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.

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PAD Links and 3rd Party Tools

Notice: The links below reference articles, tools and services offered by 3rd party vendors. The ASP does not verify these for PAD Specification compliance and therefore does not explicitly recommend any of them.

Previous links to tools and services from third parties are no longer supported under the current PAD v4.0 Specification. Suggestions and support for PAD can be provided by the PAD Committee. All prior PAD v3 tools and resources have been replaced by official ASP-authored, endorsed and supported PAD v4.0 tools available by ASP's new platform and through the ASP PAD Committeee.

PAD Editor - Available at This replaces the former ASP authored and supported freeware PADGEN.

PAD Validator - THe v4.0 validator is integrated with the online web editor, on Third party sites support PAD submissions can also incorporate validation code on

PAD Repository - The official Global PAD Repository has replaced the former repository that was hosted on It is now available at

Supported PAD Submission Sites - Available at This only represents the sites that support direct submissions of validated, verified PAD v4.0 files on the PAD Repository. The ASP has identified that another 6000+ additional sites, directories and catalogs have based content directly from publishers PAD files.

PAD Host Scripting - Supporting PAD v4.0, available directly from the ASP PAD Committee,


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