NCH Software

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NCH Software
IndustryComputer software
HeadquartersCanberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Key people
Peter Lupton, Founder and CEO
ProductsNCH Software Product List

NCH Software is an Australian software company founded in 1993 in Canberra, Australia. The Colorado office was started in April 2008 due to the large U.S. customer base.[1]

Software products[edit]

NCH Software provides software programs for audio, video, business, dictation and transcription, graphics, telephony and other utilities. On September 26, 2014, showed their most-frequently downloaded program from NCH Software was WavePad Sound Editor Masters Edition.[2]

VideoPad is the firm's video editing application for the home and professional market.[3][4][5] It is part of a suite that integrates with other software created by the company. This other software includes WavePad, a sound-editing program;[6] MixPad, a sound-mixing program;[1] PhotoPad, a photo and image editor;[7] Prism a video format converter;[8] Express Burn, disc burning software; Switch, an audio format converter, Express Scribe, a transcription software , Express Zip, a file compression software, and Debut, a screen recorder and video capture software.


During 2013, some computer security companies categorized NCH software as bloatware because it bundled the Google Toolbar. In July 2015, NCH Software announced[9][10] it was no longer bundling the Google toolbar. As of November 30, 2015, NCH Software is marked clean by all major antivirus products.[11][12][13] That said, if you install their software, they create context menus for several file types that are not at all related to an installed product. For instance, right-click a tar file on your Windows machine and an option to download and install their file compression program appears. This behavior occurs despite the fact that only a sound processing program was installed on the user machine.[citation needed]

Software nags to be run again after 14 days and application shortcuts on the desktop "wiggle" to prompt you to click on them.[citation needed]

Software licenses only receive updates for 3 months, this is hardcoded into the application, no new features, bug fixes or security updates are received after this unless you go back to an unregistered version or buy a new license.[citation needed]

All software on the website is always listed as a percentage off at all times, the percentage varies twice a month, but the software has never been sold at the full price (Often over $100)[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b May, Scott (2011-06-28). "NCH Software offers fantastic, affordable apps". Columbia Daily Tribune. Archived from the original on 2017-09-11. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  2. ^ "Search Results for NCH Software". CNET. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  3. ^ Chadwick, Danny (2014-03-11). "VideoPad Master's Edition". Top Ten Reviews. Archived from the original on 2014-09-22. Retrieved 2014-09-22.
  4. ^ Muchmore, Michael (2012-03-30). "VideoPad Video Editor". PC Magazine. Archived from the original on 2014-09-30. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  5. ^ Eldridge, Andrea (2012-07-29). "Nerds on Computers: Editing software brings out the awesome, skips the boredom". Redding Record Searchlight. Archived from the original on 2014-09-22. Retrieved 2014-09-22.
  6. ^ Fernandez, Edgardo (2014-07-25). "NCH Software: Los mejores desarrolladores de herramientas" [NCH Software: The Best of Developer Tools]. NeoTeo. Archived from the original on 2014-09-30. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  7. ^ Lewell, John (2011). Digital Photography for Next to Nothing: Free and Low Cost Hardware and Software to Help You Shoot Like a Pro. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 200–201. ISBN 978-0-470-97058-4.
  8. ^ Biersdorfer, J. D. (2014-03-07). "Streaming Home Movies Online". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  9. ^ "NCH Software discontinues Google Toolbar". 6 July 2015.
  10. ^ "NCH Software Safety Guarantee". Jan 15, 2016.
  11. ^ "Norton Safe Site passes NCH Software as safe". 17 November 2015.
  12. ^ "McAfee Safe Site passes NCH Software as safe". 30 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Mywot Web Review of NCH Software". 15 March 2016.

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