Not all software companies offer free trial versions of their software. From those that do, they range in length and in the versions that are available for you to test out. Some require you to provide some personal information to access the download link while others nothing at all. Sounds confusing? Well, it did for us when we first started tracking the free trials. We’ve gone ahead and broken down all of the details to cut out the confusion, including what info is required and how to get your free trial software from all of the top brands that we carry here on Software Voucher.
- Adobe CC (Creative Cloud) – This includes the newest versions of Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Premiere Pro CC, Dreamweaver CC, and others. Also available in the Adobe download center is Lightroom 5, Photoshop Elements 11, and others.
- Adobe CS6 and older trial versions of Creative Suite – CS6 was last version of the Creative Suite product line and the last one that is available without having to pay any monthly subscription fees. The free trials are painfully hard to find on Adobe.com but you can follow the links posted on Technolux for all the individual products.
- AVG – You can find all of the AVG PC and Mac security products on a free 30 day trial basis.
- BitDefender – Just like most other antivirus programs for your PC, you can go directly to the manufacturer’s website to find a free 30 day trial to test out. As with all trials, only one trial per person/computer is possible.
- Corel – Painter 12, Corel Draw Graphics Suite X6, CorelCAD, Word Perfect Office X6, and most other versions are available to try for 30 days at Corel.com.
- Cyberlink – PowerDirector 11, PowerDVD 13 and the rest of the Cyberlink software products are posted in the download center. They will ask or you to provide your name and email address. Make sure you deselect the newsletter signup (by default it’s checked). The trial versions are offered in a number of different languages.
- McAfee – All flavors of McAfee Internet Security and Antivirus are available to test out fro free. All you need to provide is your email address and signup to get a free user ID.
- Norton – Including Norton 360, Antivirus 2013 (PC and Mac), Internet Security 2013 and others.
- OnOne PerfectPhoto Suite 7.5 – Besides the full suite, you can also choose to try any of the individual products if you don’t want to install the entire suite.
- VMware Fusion 5 – You’ll need to open a free account to access the trial. That includes providing your name, email, and mailing address. You will also need to agree to some lengthy terms and conditions.
- Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac – You have only 14 day to test out Parallels. They will only ask for you to provide your email address.
Unlimited Trials and Free Software:
- Eltima – Elmedia Player Pro, Folx Pro and Syncmate Expert are all available in limited featured versions. You’ll need to upgrade if you want to access the premium versions but you can use the free ones for also long as you want.
- TurboTax – The USA and Canadian online versions let you go through and complete your tax return almost all the way through. At the very end, you will need to pay for the software if you decide to file. The traditional boxed versions do not have free trials available.
Software companies that do not offer trial versions:
- Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.
- Quicken 2013 – All versions.
- QuickBooks 2013 – All versions.