CIPCUG Software & Books Review Program for Members

Members! Here is your chance to obtain a free commercial software program. Take it, use it, review it, and the program is yours. Any member can easily write a review. Software Review Instructions are available to guide you. We will help you write a first class review.. Once you do the first review, you will be back for more free software.

We can obtain most programs for review. If you have a program you would like to own, request it and do a review. Here's what you need to do to participate:

  1. You must be a CIPCUG member in good standing, and we must have your current email address. Software available for review will first be announced in the newsletter. Make your request to Bart Koslow, Software Review Chairman by email to review@cipcug.org promptly. In most cases, it will be given to a reviewer at that time. If there is a program you would like to own, contact Bart Koslow at review@cipcug.org, and he will see if he can obtain it for you.
  2. Read and sign the Software Review Agreement (available from the Software Review Chairman) when you pick up the software. Sign two copies; one for you and one for CIPCUG.
  3. Please read the Software Review Instructions They tell you how to write a good review. When the first draft of your review is received, we will make suggestions to help you improve the final product. You have 30 days to write the review. Extra time may be allowed in some circumstances. You must contact the Software Review Chairman for an extension. We will help you to write a good review.
  4. At the end of the 30 days, you must turn in a review. Please email your review to the Software Review Chairman. Your review will be published in the newsletter.

Read The Review Instructions

In order for companies to send us software, we must agree to some moderately restrictive conditions. Please, before requesting software to review, read the Review Instructions to make certain you can comply. It is important that we don't antagonize companies who are providing free copies of valuable software.