updated 05:35 pm EST, Fri February 22, 2008
QuickLicense 2.2 released
Excel Software has released QuickLicense 2.2, an update to the Mac and Windows license protection software that adds drag-and-drop software protection. "A software vendor can now drag and drop an application onto the AddLicense desktop icon to wrap it with any license configured from QuickLicense," the company said. "A protected application is generated in seconds using the original application icon and no programming required." QuickLicense is priced at $500 for a single user on Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows, or $800 for both platforms.
The application allows users to configure and manage nearly any kind of software license, according to the company, including time or execution limited Trial editions and machine or name activated licenses or software subscriptions.
Software vendors can configure how the activation procedure works, as well as any software usage restrictions. The runtime and encrypted ticket files are deployed with the application to hold the license information. On startup, the application calls the runtime to validate the license. With AddLicense, the runtime and ticket is embedded into the desktop application file.
"A user can activate and use a protected application on any computer even without an Internet connection. Activation codes provided by phone, email or instant Web page can work with any download or retail distribution process. The optional Safe Activation Service from Excel Software allows a vendor to present a customized activation Web page, control activation count by serial number and present instant activation codes to users."