Buying BrainStorm

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Limitations of expired product
Expired versions of BrainStorm lose their ability to print, save, merge, open non-BrainStorm files and publish web pages. All these functions are restored when you purchase a licence.

If you don't want to continue using BrainStorm, your existing work can be exported as a text outline to either the clipboard or a file using the Write command. From there, it can be read or pasted into other programs, thus preserving your hard work.

Buying a licence
If you would like to buy a licence for your copy of BrainStorm , please click here or on Buy BrainStorm in the Help menu.

When you first get BrainStorm, it will either be personalised or it will be an evaluation copy. If it is personalised, the registrant's name will appear on the menu bar. (If this is not you, then you need to buy your own licence). After 30 days evaluation, a nag screen will appear when you start BrainStorm and when you open files, to remind you that your evaluation period has expired.

Your licence
Licences last until 2037. Regular improvements to the program are included in your licence fee and, of course, we always provide prompt technical support, usually by email. Any major upgrades will be subject to a modest additional fee. If you really need more time to evaluate the program, send an email of explanation to and we'll send an extension code.

When you purchase a licence, you will be given a registration code based on your name. Highlight the two lines and copy them to the clipboard. Click on the 'Evaluation Copy' or person's name menu bar entry then click on the Licence code button. (You can also access the licence code process via the Help menu item.) Your details should appear in the boxes. If they don't then , you will have to copy and paste each value (name and code) separately. It is very important that the name and code are entered exactly as they are supplied by us.

About BrainStorm
The About BrainStorm dialogue box not only gives access to the purchase process, it also contains a few other bits and pieces.

The Tell a friend 'smiley' button creates a short email which you could use to alert a friend about BrainStorm. You don't have to use our words, of course. They are there to get you started.

BrainStorm on the Web connects you to our website.

The rest is pretty self evident. David created the iconic image of Marck and the thing that looks like a poodle is Marck's signature.

The Association of Shareware Professionals
BrainStorm is produced by a member of the Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure that the shareware principle works for you. If you are unable to resolve a shareware-related problem with an ASP member by contacting the member directly, ASP may be able to help. The ASP Ombudsman can help you resolve a dispute or technical problem with an ASP member, but does not provide technical support for members' products. Please contact the ASP Ombudsman online at