ShellBoost is licensed only per project.
A project is one Shell Namespace Extension based on the
ShellBoost binaries. ShellBoost binaries contains two native assemblies named “ShellBoost.<id>.x64.dll”
and “ShellBoost.<id>.x86.dll”. <id> represents the
project’s globally unique identifier and cannot be changed for a given project.
Conceptually, it also represents the license identifier.
For example, if the assembly is called ShellBoost.e30c6078bc2c45caa5ab83e74067920e.x64.dll,
e30c6078bc2c45caa5ab83e74067920e is the project’s unique identifier.
The ShellBoost End-User License Agreement (“EULA”) is
available here: ShellBoost License EULA
ShellBoost is royalty-free, so the binaries can be
distributed to any number of end-user machines, and any number of developers
can work on the same ShellBoost project.
What you cannot do, is reuse the same binaries to write two
or more Shell Namespace Extensions.
If you purchase a license, you will also get a 1-year
technical support subscription included, starting from the order payment date. You
will get free technical support and you will be able to use all new versions
released, for one year.
On purchase date anniversary, you'll have the choice to:
renew your annual subscription at a discount of 60% on public
prices. This offer will be available during 1 month from the payment date
or continue using last purchased ShellBoost version license for
free, but without technical support.
A fully functional ShellBoost 60-days trial version is automatically
available for download in the Projects list on the ShellBoost web site https://www.shellboost.com
once you have signed up. Signing up is required to be able to download the
trial version. The site only needs an email for signing up, even when using
The trial version project is only for testing, and cannot be
upgraded into a commercial version project.