How Much Should I Donate?

Unsure as to how much you should donate?

In general we simply ask people to donate what they feel comfortable with - donate an amount that leaves you feeling you are getting a fantastic deal.

But some people have asked us to help them estimate how much they should donate. So we commissioned a very expensive scientific study to determine the ideal donation amount that people should make (in fact it has cost us more than the total sum of donations we have made since we started this site).

The results of this 10-year study can finally be made public. We hope you find it useful.

Why Donate?

There are many benefits to becoming a donating member, including a permanent non-expiring license key for all of our programs, early access to beta releases and new reviews, discounts on popular shareware, and much more.

Donate now using PayPal and you'll receive your lifetime member activation code and non-expiring program license instantly via email.

Commitment To Integrity

None of our software contains toolbars, spyware, adware, or bundled software of any kind. We will refund any donation at any time with no questions asked. All donations are processed securely by trusted financial services; we do not receive your credit card or personal information when you donate, and we will not share your email address with anyone. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.


Process Tamer: My New Favorite App
The third item I’d like to mention is my new favorite app. I’m sure just about every computer user who uses Windows has, at least once, had an application freak out and chew up all your cpu cycles leaving you with the most sluggish machine you’ve ever seen. Enter Process Tamer. This little app will save you countless hours of frustration and dollars spent on getting rid of that windows inspired headache. Its a very small (140k) app that sits in the system tray and monitors processes and how much of the cpu they are using. When a process rises above a certain level (that you set), that process is automatically lowered in priority. It doesn’t kill the process entirely. So if it is a legitimate, normally functioning process, it will continue to operate. But if it is being a bad seed, having its priority lowered will allow the normal execution of other apps and allow your computer to function normally. I can’t begin to tell you how much time and frustration this saves me. The very same day I found and installed this on one of my computers, I had a process go ballistic on another computer. I meant to install Process Tamer first change I got on my second computer, but being my procrastinatory self put it off. After fixing that rogue process I installed Process Tamer and have never had a problem since!
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Suggested Donation Amount Chart

Sometime in the near future, we may put in place a minimum charge for a deluxe lifetime membership that includes all past and future software on DonationCoder.com. If so, the probable cost would be: $50. Until then, a donation of any amount will grant you a lifetime deluxe membership.

We think that's a great deal, but we want you to decide for yourself how much it's worth to you and how much you can afford, and choose an amount you feel good about.

If you are still unsure how much to donate, the following chart may be helpful to you in figuring out how much you should donate. It's based on an expensive 10-year scientific study we commissioned from the brightest minds in anti-capitalist thought:

Suggested Donation Amount (in US Dollars) as a Function of Annual Income versus Degree of Appreciation for DonationCoder.com
Annual income
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<= $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
$1 - $20,000 $0 $1 $2 $5 $5 $10
$20,000 - $40,000 $0 $4 $10 $20 $30 $40
$40,000 - $60,000 $0 $8 $20 $30 $40 $50
$60,000 - $100,000 $0 $10 $30 $40 $50 $80
$100,000 - $200,000 $10 $20 $50 $80 $100 $150
$200,000 - $500,000 $25 $40 $80 $100 $150 $250
$500,000 - $4,000,000 $50 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500
$4,000,000 - $25,000,000 $100 $200 $500 $1000 $2,000 $10,000
$25,000,000 - $100,000,000 $500 $2,000 $10,000 $20,000 $200,000 $500,000
> $100,000,000 $1,000 $25,000 $100,000 $200,000 $1,000,000 $2,000,000

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