Special: Download 5 Terrific Ashampoo Apps – No Charge

Ashampoo, a German software company noted for developing top quality, easy to use applications, periodically makes available free, current versions of their retail products. The last time I recall a similar offer from Ashampoo was a couple of years ago, when they offered 6 of their programs for free.

This time, Ashampoo is offering 5 of their applications for free (retail value $160, or so). I believe this a limited time offer, and there is no guarantee the offer will not be withdrawn without notice. So as the hot dog guy at the ball park says, “get em while they’re hot.”


Applications include:

Burning Studio 2010 Advanced (for CD, DVD, and Blu-ray burning projects)

Home Designer (a 3D home-planning tool)

Photo Commander 7 (for sharing, organizing, and managing photos and videos)

Snap 3 (a screen- and video-capture utility)

WinOptimizer 6 (a Windows tuning, maintenance, and optimization utility)

If you’ve not used Ashampoo’s applications in the past then you’re in for a treat. This company develops absolutely first class applications, and I recommend that you give all of these applications a try.

To take advantage of this offer, go here and enter coupon code ASH-444LW1.

I must point out that registration is required to unlock any application past the original 10 day trial period. You might find this process a bit of a hassle. But, then again – maybe not.

Ashampoo loves to remind you occasionally of the value of their full software lineup, so if you find it bothersome to receive this type of email, you’d be better off passing. Personally, I find it easier to stay in the loop on new software developments.

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23 responses to “Special: Download 5 Terrific Ashampoo Apps – No Charge

  1. Liam O' Moulain

    Hi Bill,

    I’ve used this company’s software in the past and I agree, they’re top notch.

    Registration is not that much of a problem when you consider you get great software for FREE!


  2. Jose

    Aren’t they famous for to many e-mails?

    • Hi Jose,

      Good question, and it got me wondering.

      I run 4 Ashampoo (free) applications amongst various machine. So, I checked my email records (looking back over the last 6 months), and it seems I get, on average, 2 emails monthly for each application I registered.

      I’m sure there are people who would consider this too much, and that’s fair enough. Still, I balance that number of emails with the outrageous number of emails I get, every day, from ZDNet, CNET, PC World, and others (all trying to sell me something), simply because I subscribe to their various publications.

      So, I’m not sure that I can answer your question. I guess it really depends on the individual.


      • Jose

        I asked because I never registered with them.
        Two e-mails per month can hardly be considered spam.
        Thanks for the answer,

        • I agree Jose. Ashampoo seems to handle the email thing pretty responsibly.


            • I can appreciate your comment Jose, but I I’ll be guided by my own personal experience on this, rather than the experience of 109 WOT newbies (people I know nothing about). In my view, 2 emails per month does not qualify as spam.

              As well, 4 comments from readers who are also users (three of whom are technologists in their own right), made the point – they do not consider emails from Ashampoos to be Spam. Despite the number of comments concerning spam, WOT continues to rate the Ashampoo site as “Excellent”. I doubt you’ll find many sites like that.

              As I said in my WOT review, which was by no means my first review of WOT, they are aware that a weakness in their rating system is the fact that unschooled users make rating comments. With 12 million users, and literally 100s of millions of email sent, I don’t think Ashampoo is overly concerned with 109 WOT users who consider their email to be Spam. It definitely appears as if WOT has made a sensible ruling here, and appropriately weighted these comments.

              Finally, I did make the point that each individual determines, at a personal level, their own definition of spam.


              • Desert Bill

                This is a no brainer for me. I just filter email like this to a folder that has a very short retention tine in Thunderbird. No need for me to read them and they get dumped after five days.

  3. Cappydawg

    I have many of their programs and they are easy and great to use. I agree with you Bill, good stuff from the German company. I use there burner software, photo commander and many more. I like it. I get maybe 2 or 3 emails a month from them. Doesn’t seem too excessive. Nice find, thanks Bill

    • Hey Cappydawg,

      Same here. I quite like their applications – very professional appearance.

      As a matter of fact, I’ve just been playing around with their Ashampoo Snap 3, which I’ve just downloaded. This is one inclusive program! Amazing amount of functionality – a definite keeper.

      Always great to read your comments.


  4. Ramblinrick


    Hmmm… Which one to choose? I going to take Burning Studio and WinOptimizer for a spin. In seriousness, I have used their products and they produce really nice apps. They are also good at marketing their products. Thanks for sharing this with us.


  5. greg

    Thanks Bill and I agree their e-mails are not that much off a bother


    • Hey Greg,

      As I said to Jose – the guys who really annoy me are CNET, PC World, and the like. They simple don’t know when to quit. Ashampoo are amateurs in comparison. 🙂

      Good to hear from you.


  6. Bill,
    Thanks for this. I downloaded all of them.

    • Hey Paul,

      How are you? I trust all is well south of the Mason-Dixon line.

      That was a good move downloading all these apps. They really are superior products.

      BTW, I see out friend Mr. Reiner, is taking a break from Blogging and focusing on Android development.



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  8. Daena

    I’ve used Ashampoo programs..oh gosh…well for years when I had my old computer w/ XP. The Magic defrag is just wonderful. Anyhow, downloaded these and installed them. Some I’ve used before but some I haven’t. That Snap program really is cool! Home Designer looks fun too! Anyhow, just had to add my 2cents worth here. 😉