The Comfy Chair of PAD File Editors
Padded helped you build publicity and increase downloads of your software, by creating PAD files that software distribution sites can load into their product databases.
- Software descriptions for all PAD spec languages. Unicode and UTF-8 supported.
- 18 PAD extensions:
Affiliates, Article, ASP, Delphi, ESC, MSN, Newsfeed, OISV, Online Shops,
PAD Ring, PADmap, Press Release, RoboSoft, RSS Feed, Runtime, Simtel, TPA and ZDNet.
- Import/export using PADGen Company Info (CML), PADGen Program Info (PML) files and PAD file components.
- Tooltip help for each field and content length conformance in text fields.
- Templates to automatically handle CML/PML/PAD file component imports when starting a new file.
- Digital signing of your PAD files, via integration with third party tools.
- PAD file transfer: send your PAD file to and from your web site.
- Windows version runs on a wide range of other operating systems (including FreeBSD, PC-BSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, Linux and BeOS) using Wine; and natively on ReactOS.
- Comprehensive onboard and online documentation.
- Workflow is the same in Windows, Mac OS X and Linux/X11 versions.
- Platform appropriate look and feel.
Now Retired Software
In the recently released PAD 4.0 specification:
"[The PAD 4.0] format is copyright of the ASP and cannot be used without the formal licensing and permission of both the Association of Software Professionals and its agent AppVisor.com."
AppVisor.com produces an online PAD editor and provides PAD file storage and distribution. While it's disappointing that the ASP has chosen to go down the path of a proprietary data format and exclusive licensing, I have complied by removing the software from this website. I had been developing a version of Padded for Facebook, and this was halted.
In the early days of Padded 1.xx, in addition to all the other platforms supported above, native binaries were also available for Sun Solaris 7/8 (i86pc and SPARC). I was proud to have brought PAD file editing to so many platforms, at a time when the ASP's recommended software (PADGen and PADManager) remained Windows-only.