Meaning of nagware in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnaɡwɛː/


mass noun informal
  • Computer software which is free for a trial period and thereafter frequently reminds the user to pay for it.

    • ‘The software also became nagware - constantly annoying those who had downloaded the free version with suggestions that they upgrade to the commercial ($$) edition.’
    • ‘And the beta code has nagware in it that seems to pop up at every reboot, without giving you any obvious mechanism for telling it to go away, and not to come back.’
    • ‘‘It seems the router now supports a parental control and the market droids got the bright idea of equipping the router with intrusive nagware,’ writes one reader.’
    • ‘But look at all of the damned nagware parallels that already exist in the world.’