what does crippleware mean?

i asked about freemake downloader yesterday and someone said it was ''crippleware'' that you have to pay to register to use it, to get the full functionality......but i thought it was free, as ive been using freemake downloader years and downloading videos...and always got the impression it was free?

anyway what does crippleware mean?

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  • 1 month ago
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    the free version is crippled and lacks functions that the paid version supports.

    example: Adobe Reader is free, but the related Adobe program that creates pdf files is not. Reader is crippleware

    • ravenhill
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      1 month agoReport

      thanks i think i see now.

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