ddcBar and ddcToolset products have been transitioned to a subscription based licensing method. Perpetual licenses are no longer available. All future programs, upgrades and feature additions will only be available using subscription or timed licenses.
How To Purchase ddcToolbox Products
All ddctoolbox.com products can be purchased using the Subscribe or Add-To-Cart buttons below. The steps will vary depending on the product being purchased.
1 Year Subscription Plans
For subscription based software licenses click the Subscribe button associated with the product. You will be asked to accept the terms of the licensing agreement. If you agree with the agreement click the Accept button upon which you will be directed to the Paypal product subscription web page where you can finalize the purchase. If you need to purchase multiple subscriptions you will need to repeat this step for each item. If you have a large multi-item subscription purchase to make you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request an electronic invoice for all items. This invoice will have a link to the payment site. Please note that subscriptions made in this manner will need to be manually resubscribed each year by contacting ddcToolbox via sales support.
Add to Cart
The Add to Cart buttons are for products which use a timed or perpetual license. Each button adds the product to a shopping cart. When you are finished with your selection click the View Cart button. You will be directed to the Paypal payment page.
Note that you will be making a payment to Bowles Properties llc. Most major credit cards are accepted.
Once the transaction is finalized your software activation code(s) will be emailed to you using the address used during checkout. For step by step instructions and general information about activation please read the ddcToolbox Product Activation Guide.pdf. For information about activating the Px Compiler consult the Px Compiler user manual.
All licenses include email tech support and version updates while they are under a support coverage. For subscriptions this coverage lasts as long as you subscribe. For timed licenses support lasts for the length of the license time period. Older perpetual licenses include support coverage for 2 years from date of product activation as well as any support extension periods.
Tech support emails may take up to 48 hours for response.
All subscription licenses sold on this page are 1-year subscriptions with a single payment for each year and set to automatically renew each year. You will be notified prior to the expiration date of the subscription that the renewal is set to occur. To cancel the automatic renewal process you can access your Paypal subscription account and choose the disable the auto renewal option. Canceling a subscription renewal does not cancel the current years subscription.
ddcBar and ddcToolset products are sold as a multi-user/multi-computer licenses. Total the number of computers that need licensed for all users that will be covered by the purchased license. This is your seat count. Purchase the license with a seat count greater than your calculated total. Not all available seat counts are listed on this page. Contact email@example.com if you have a need for a seat count other than those listed.
Note: Seat increases are no longer available for perpetual licenses.
All subscription licenses require internet access to initially activate the product. After the initial activation there will be a validation check performed every 30 days using the local internet connection. The check is a background process and requires no user intervention. If no internet connection is available you will have a grace period before you must connect to the internet to validate the license again. If you fail to validate the license within the grace period the license becomes invalid and the software will be disabled. Connecting to the internet and running the program will perform a validation and get the license verified again.
Timed Licenses for Offline Activation
2-year timed license are available for ddcBar and ddcToolset which allow product activation on computers with no internet connectivity. These licenses are different than the subscription plans in that they once they are activated they will license the software for a period of 2 years after which time the software is disabled. The license can be refreshed with the purchase of additional time.
To activate a computer you will need to copy a file that is generated on the computer being activated to a computer with internet access. There you can convert that file to a licenses and copy it back to the original computer being licensed. Consult the ddcToolbox Product Activation Guide for detailed information.
Refer to the purchasing pages for either product for current pricing.
Single User License
Single user licenses are no longer offered and are replaced with a multi-user/multi-computer subscription license. The 1 seat license allows you to use the same license on multiple computers as long as you deactivate the seat on the current computer before activating it on the subsequent computer. A 2 seat license allows usage on 2 computers without the need to deactivate on either.
All subscription licenses require internet access to initially activate the product. After the initial activation there will be a validation check performed every 30 days using the local internet connection. The is check is a background process and requires no user intervention. If no internet connection is available you will have a grace period before you must connect to the internet to validate the license again. If you fail to validate the license within the grace period the license becomes invalid and the software will be disabled. Connecting to the internet and running the program will perform a validation and get the license verified again.
Service and Support
Subscription based licenses are covered for all software updates and technical support via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Technical support responses can take up to 48 hours. Typical times are within a few hours. Phone support is not available at this time but may be offered in the future.
ddcBar and ddcToolset perpetual license holders who are covered by their initial 2-year coverage or by a support extension can upgrade to version 21.2.27 which is the last version released for the perpetual licenses. Support extensions are no longer offered now that subscription based products are available. The subscription based products have the benefit of allowing the license administrator to deactivate computers remotely. Check the home page for upgrade announcements for older products still covered by a support period.
Manage your account and activation using the myLicense portal page.
You should receive your activation code(s) within 30 minutes of purchase at the email address used for purchase. If no message is received please check your email spam folder before contacting email@example.com for assistance.