« on: June 18, 2015, 07:22:48 PM »
I have noticed that when I chip in five or ten dollars every now and then for "freeware" programs, that they sometimes suddenly improve their performance. This does not mean the annual charge for the "pro" versions of some programs, but simply responding to a request from a freeware geek for a modest amount of support, which is completely legitimate to ask for considering the efforts software programmers go to to create and update their creations. My YouTube video downloader program was greatly improved after a ten dollar donation. I gave another five later after installing an upgrade. The improvement in download speed was phenomenal and I am no longer getting "not available for download messages" on numerous posted videos. It clearly pays to, well, pay, even if is only a relatively small amount, to garner the appreciation of the freeware's author.