Please note that Shorthand is not free software: If you decide you want to keep Shorthand you must register and purchase a permanent License as described below.
the Warranty and License Agreement carefully before purchasing a license.
In particular, note that purchasing a license indicates that you
have thoroughly evaluated and tested Shorthand and found it
acceptable for your purposes. Since each license is personalized with your
we do not accept returns or issue refunds for licenses!
We offer two types of Licenses:
Time-limited licenses allow you to use the Shorthand software for a specified amount of time. Time-limited licenses include FREE UPGRADES to future versions of Shorthand while your license is active.
Non-expiring licenses allow you to use a specific version of Shorthand as long as you wish (e.g. a non-expiring Sh10 license allows you to use the Shorthand Version 10 with no end date; please note that a Sh10 license will not work with other versions of Shorthand). Unlike the Time-limited Licenses, non-expiring licenses DO NOT include free upgrades to future versions of Shorthand.
Non-expiring licenses are keyed to your local hard drive so cannot be
installed on Virtual Machines (VDIs), removable drives (e.g. USB flash drives, jump drives,
thumb drives) or on a network server. You should get a
Time-Limited license (e.g. a 30 day or 1 year license) if you plan
to use Shorthand on virtual machines, VDIs, removable drives or on a network server.
Step 1: Download and install Shorthand.
Step 2: Evaluate and test Shorthand.
Wait for your Registration ID to arrive via e-mail. It normally takes about 1 to 2 working days for us to process your order. If you do not hear from us within 2 business days (7 business days for eChecks): Your email program may be blocking our messages; please check your SPAM or BULK folder.
To activate Shorthand, you must enter your Registration ID into Shorthand. Click here for instructions on entering your Registration ID. You will NOT lose your word lists when you enter your new Registration ID and you do not have to reinstall the Shorthand software.