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
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 anniversary 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 social
The trial version project is only for
testing, and cannot be upgraded into a commercial version project.