The Comfy Chair of PAD File Editors


Padded was a feature-filled but user-friendly PAD file editor. PAD is an initiative of the Association of Software Professionals (ASP).

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.


Padded is now retired software

The last release of Padded was v2.16.

Mac OS X/macOS
Mac OS X 10.2+ (PPC/Intel32)

Microsoft Windows
Windows 98+ (32bit)

Kernel 2.2.16+ (32bit)

Facebook (Social Media)
Any Facebook-capable browser

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" 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.

In the early days of Padded 1.xx, native binaries were also available for Sun Solaris 7/8 (i86pc and SPARC). I remain proud to have brought PAD support to so many platforms, over a very extended time when the ASP's recommended software (PADGen and PADManager) remained Windows-only.