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Unfortunately, Oracle has effectively decommitted Applets. This means you can no longer run the various CMP programs in a browser. You must download them and install them. You must have the most recent Java JRE (Java Runtime Environment) 1.8.0_131 32-bit or 64-bit. It no longer matters which browser you use.
Oracle has effectively decommited Applets, so this Applet will no longer run online in your browser, but it is a hybrid you can also download, install and run it on your own machine as standalone application. It will start and run faster if you do that. It will also work safely even if you have disabled Java in your browser.

The mini PAD (Portable Application Description) Submitter is for submitting PAD files to public submission sites. A PAD files contains contact information about the author, details about a program you wrote for sale and its price. It can also describe a free program. The Mini Pad Submitter applet below will submit your PAD to 66 PADsites where to let the public know about your program and where to get it. The advantages of Mini Pad Submitter over other similar programs are:

There were at one time over two hundred hassle-free PADSites, but they have, one by one, gone out of business. I think part of the problem is the new ASP (Association of Shareware Professionals) centralised control of PADs (Portable Application Descriptions) has removed competition.

If you are submitting a PAD 4.0 hosted at AppVisor you would put something like: in the top box and something like: Aquarium_Sand_Depth_Calculator_pad.xml in the bottom.

If you are submitting a PAD 3.11 hosted on your own site, you would put something like: in the top box and something like: aquarium.xml in the bottom.

The key thing to understand is your pad must already be posted on the web. PadSites want to know where it is available now and in future on the web, not just on your local hard disk.

To resubmit, submit to only selected sites, or submit without using a browser, download Submitter and use the companion SubmitBatch program.

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Java Requirements and Troubleshooting

Submitter is a signed Java Applet (that can also be run as an application) to Mini Pad Submitter. You are welcome to install it on your own website. If it does not work…
  1. For this Applet hybrid to work, you must click grant/accept/always run on this site/I accept the risk to give it permission to talk to various servers on the net and to be able to recall what you have already submitted between sessions. If you refuse to grant permission, the program may crash with an inscrutable stack dump on the console complaining about AccessController.checkPermission.
  2. In the Java Control Panel security tab, click Start ⇒ Control Panel ⇒ Programs ⇒ Java ⇒ Security, configure medium security to allow self-signed and vanilla unsigned applets to run. If medium is not available, or if Java security is blocking you from running the program, configure high security and add to the Exception Site List at the bottom of the security tab.
  3. Often problems can be fixed simply by clicking the reload button on your browser.
  4. Make sure you have both JavaScript and Java enabled in your browser.
  5. Make sure the Java in your browser is enabled in the security tab of the Java Control panel. Click Start ⇒ Control Panel ⇒ Programs ⇒ Java ⇒ Security ⇒ Enable Java Content in the browser.
  6. This signed Java Applet (that can also be run as an application) needs 32-bit or 64-bit Java 1.8 or later. For best results use the latest 1.8.0_131 Java.
  7. You also need a recent browser.
  8. It works under any operating system that supports Java e.g. W2K, XP, W2003, Vista, W2008, W7-32, W7-64, W8-32, W8-64, W2012, W10-32, W10-64, Linux, LinuxARM, LinuxX86, LinuxX64, Ubuntu, Solaris, SolarisSPARC, SolarisSPARC64, SolarisX86, SolarisX64 and OSX
  9. You should see the Applet hybrid above looking much like this screenshot. If you don’t, the following hints should help you get it working:
  10. Optionally, you may permanently install the Canadian Mind Products code-signing certificate so you don’t have to grant each time.
  11. If the above Applet hybrid appears to freeze-up, click Alt-Esc repeatedly to check for any buried permission dialog box.
  12. If you have certificate troubles, check the installed certificates and remove or update any obsolete or suspected defective certificates. The only certificate used by this program is mindprodcert2017rsa.cer.
  13. Especially if this Applet hybrid has worked before, try clearing the browser cache and rebooting.
  14. To ensure your Java is up to date, check with Wassup. First, download it and run it as an application independent of your browser, then run it online as an Applet to add the complication of your browser.
  15. If the above Applet hybrid does not work, check the Java console for error messages.
  16. If the above Applet hybrid does not work, you might have better luck with the downloadable version available below.
  17. If you are using Mac OS X and would like an improved Look and Feel, download the QuaQua look & feel from UnZip the contained quaqua.jar and install it in ~/Library/Java/Extensions or one of the other ext dirs.
  18. Upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer or another browser.
  19. Click the Information bar, and then click Allow blocked content. Unfortunately, this also allows dangerous ActiveX code to run. However, you must do this in order to get access to perfectly-safe Java Applets running in a sandbox. This is part of Microsoft’s war on Java.
  20. Try upgrading to a more recent version of your browser, or try a different browser e.g. Firefox, SeaMonkey, IE or Avant.
  21. If you still can’t get the program working click the red HELP button below for more detail.
  22. If you can’t get the above Applet hybrid working after trying the advice above and from the red HELP button below, have bugs to report or ideas to improve the program or its documentation, please send me an email atemail Roedy Green.
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See this list of response codes to interpret the results.

If you turn on the Java console, you can view the log of how the various websites responded. Normally you just get to see them until you submit another PAD.

You can also manually submit to this list of important distributors. Normally you should only have to submit only once. The website will check your PAD periodically for any changes.

If you download, there is included a batch version of the program called SubmitBatch that lets you submit a large list of PADs unattended. See the documentation on how to use it.


The pad submission sites in general are outrageously rude and go to extreme lengths to pointlessly hassle programmers trying to help them by giving them software to list. They waste programmers time with all sorts of means to defeat automation, including Captchas, proprietary category schemes, forcing the programmer to pointlessly rekey fields already in the PAD. This is insulting and demeaning and in incredible waste of time of highly skilled people. Programmers have much better things to do that play mother may I mind games. Sites demand payment. They demand back links. They defeat the point of PADs by inventing their own validation rules.

They are making money off the programming efforts of others but act like Queen Elizabeth I wanting everyone to kowtow to them. Without programmers, they would have nothing to list. They would have no visitors and no advertising revenue.

The sites the mini PAD Submitter uses are the considerate ones that don’t go out of their way to make submission difficult.

Mini PAD Submitter
26.3 2017-03-30 free Java
more infoprecisscreenshotbrowse source repository
for the current version of Mini PAD Submitter.
Submit ASP PAD program description files to 66 PADsites.
download 4.1MB zip for Mini PAD Submitter Java source, compiled class files, jar and documentation to run on your own machine either as an application or an Applet.

Runs on any OS that supports Java e.g. W2K, XP, W2003, Vista, W2008, W7-32, W7-64, W8-32, W8-64, W2012, W10-32, W10-64, Linux, LinuxARM, LinuxX86, LinuxX64, Ubuntu, Solaris, SolarisSPARC, SolarisSPARC64, SolarisX86, SolarisX64 and OSX.

First install the most recent Java.

To install, extract the zip download with WinZip, (or similar unzip utility) into any directory you please, often J:\ — ticking off the use folder names option.

To check out the corresponding source from the Subversion repository, use the TortoiseSVN repo-browser to
access submitter source in repository with [Tortoise] Subversion client on

After you have installed the jar, you can run it as an application. Type:

java -jar J:\com\mindprod\submitter\submitter.jar

adjusting as necessary to account for where the jar file is.

download ASP PAD XML program description for the current version of Mini PAD Submitter.

$1989.00 US donated so far. If the CMP utilities solved your problem, please donate a buck or two, or donate to one of the charities featured in the footer public service ads throughout the website and get a tax receipt.

Mini PAD Submitter is free. Full source included. You may even include the source code, modified or unmodified in free/commercial open source/proprietary programs that you write and distribute. Non-military use only.
The Mini Pad Submitter submits your PAD to 66 PADsites for the general public to learn about it. It comes with Java source so you can extended it to other websites. If you come across any other hassle-free submission sites that don’t require a security code or login, please pass along the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) to email feedback to Roedy Green so I can add them to the list. It submits to all the hassle-free sites listed below:
PAD Sites with No Hassles
Logo # Home Submit Notes
ABCDatos3.ABCDatossubmitpadsiteIn Spanish.
ABDownloads4.ABDownloadssubmitpadsiteLanguages supported include Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Ukranian.
BigDreamSoft8.BigDreamSoftsubmitpadsiteThey have not customised their site with a logo.
BizPep9.BizPepsubmitpadsiteThey have not customised their site with a logo.
DeSoftList10.DeSoftListsubmitpadsiteIn German.
Download1116.Download11submitpadsiteRanked in the top 100.
Download3-K17.Download3KsubmitpadsiteRanked in the top 30.
Download3KFr20.Download3KFrsubmitpadsiteIn French.
Download3k-Ro21.Download3kRosubmitpadsiteIn Romanian.
Fd4a29.Fd4asubmitpadsiteRanked in the top 100.
File-Cluster30.FileClustersubmitpadsiteRanked in the top 30.
For-Mac36.ForMacsubmitpadsiteMacintosh only.
Freewares-ZDown40.FreewaresZDownsubmitpadsiteFreeware only.
Im-Freeware41.ImFreewaresubmitpadsiteYou must select a proprietary category for the PAD. You can leave out the proprietary category, and it still works.
RuSoftList46.RuSoftListsubmitpadsiteIn Russian.
Soft11250.Soft112submitpadsiteSite was off the air for a while, but it is back.
Softholm52.SoftholmsubmitpadsiteRanked in the top 100. In Russian.
SpotPig56.SpotPigsubmitpadsiteThey have not customised their site with a logo.
StyleXP3x58.StyleXP3xsubmitpadsiteThey have not customised their site with a logo.
Telecharger-Z60.TelechargerZsubmitpadsiteIn French.
TeraByte61.TeraBytesubmitpadsiteThey have not customised their site with a logo.
Two-Brothers62.TwoBrotherssubmitpadsiteNot recommended. MalwareBytes says it is malicious. They bar you if you submit a PAD more than once, even if it has changed.
WebContentSolutions63.WebContentSolutionssubmitpadsiteThey have not customised their site with a logo. might not really be a padsite, even though it has pad submit form
Windows10-Compatible64.Windows10CompatiblesubmitpadsiteWindows 10 only
Yankee-Download65.YankeeDownloadsubmitpadsiteRanked in the top 100.
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