* The Business of Software

A former community discussing the business of software, from the smallest shareware operation to Microsoft. A part of Joel on Software.

We're closed, folks!


» Business of Software FAQ
» The Business of Software Conference (held every fall, usually in Boston)
» Forum guidelines (Please read before posting!)


Andy Brice
Successful Software

Doug Nebeker ("Doug")

Jonathan Matthews
Creator of DeepTrawl, CloudTrawl, and LeapDoc

Nicholas Hebb
BreezeTree Software

Bob Walsh
host, Startup Success Podcast author of The Web Startup Success Guide and Micro-ISV: From Vision To Reality

Patrick McKenzie
Bingo Card Creator

How do I need use Pro suffix?

Hello guys.
First of all sorry for my English.
I have a simple but useful (for some users I hope) utility that works as a windows service and intended for use on servers and workstations but not in home.
The problem is that I cannot choose what word I should to use at the end of my program name - Pro or Professional or Professional Edition or maybe Pro Edition? The program name is not short, for example "MyBrand Swap File Optimizer". And if I use Pro at the end, I think it looks a little ugly:
MyBrand Swap File Optimizer Pro
But if I use the full word the name becomes cumbersome.
MyBrand Swap File Optimizer Professional
What do you think about it? Or maybe the best way is just toss a coin?
Don Pedro Send private email
Monday, June 17, 2013
Or, don't have the pro/professional suffix at all.
Scorpio Send private email
Monday, June 17, 2013
Use a name that doesn't have many hits with Google.  You want to stand out from the crowd; not be hidden in it.
PSB136 Send private email
Monday, June 17, 2013
Having a pro version implies that you have a Lite and/or Free version as well - do you?
Scott Send private email
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Yes, there is one more version - Free.
Don Pedro Send private email
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
OK, well use it if you want to then to distinguish from the free one.
Scott Send private email
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

This topic is archived. No further replies will be accepted.

Other recent topics Other recent topics
Powered by FogBugz