The purpose of trialware programs available in popular download sites such as Tucows and Downloads.com is to provide a teaser of sorts for people in search for reliable programs before actually purchasing the entire program. A full program right will provide the future owner all the privileges, features and due licensing so that he will be eligible for future patches and updates as needed to ensure the overall efficiency of the program.
While some people are not after the updates and future upgrades, the potential of such programs cannot be fully appreciated without the full version. This is why the brand loyalty that is supposedly on the part of the end users would rarely be appreciated. In most cases, satisfying themselves with the trial version renders the whole application as limited, something that is really the purpose of trialware products.
Additional reviews and comments will always accompany the software on the site to which they were found. But for most people, seeing believes and this is something that they can only encounter once the full program has been actually tested.
[tags]trialware, shareware, freeware, downloads[/tags]