Have you ever read through the license agreement show each time you wanted to install a software? I guess, almost 100% of normal users skip those agreements and jump to quick install all the time. Well, these are called License Terms (or End-User License Agreements - EULA), and that there is more text than you can imagine. In the License Agreement text, there can be clues about what the tool does, is that a spyware, or other type of software that may invade your privacy, or if it brings unwanted advertisements, among others. Most importantly, it tells you what types of data its going to take from you and why/how they are going to use it. It would be a real pain for anyone if you have read through the EULA every time. So, now there’s a program out there called EULAlyzer which will analyze the EULA texts and then flag out only the important phrases for you. EULAlyzer is a program that analyzes the licenses and warns about the risks you may face when installing it. More to read.
EULAlyzer is a easy to use tool with a pretty useful feature. Since the program displays each step you should take to review license, so you shouldn’t have much of problems. The tools are always available to restart another analysis or even track statistics that keeps previous analysis information for you. Rather than go skipping for licenses, install EULAlyzer and decrease the chances of being caught off guard.
Using EULAlyzer is pretty easy, since the program is very simple. Once EULAlyzer is installed, you can scan a new license by clicking Analyze from the left of app window or clicking Scan New License Agreement from the app homepage.
To insert a new license agreement text, you can either copy and paste it in License Agreement To Analyze field or can use the cross-shaped icon to let the application capture the agreement text by itself. Click on the icon and then by holding the mouse click just hover your cursor to the license agreement text and then release the cursor.
Once the text is the EULAlyzer, click Analyze to see the results. The program will display the parts that considers interesting, the level of interest and a small green arrow, if you want to go to the part where the text is highlighted.
EULAlyzer is actually a pretty cool tool with a useful feature. EULA agreements may not be much of important to normal people but they would be really important if you are using that app besides personal usage (let’s say, for your office or for development). EULAlyzer is a freeware tool works on Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista and we also tested it successfully under Windows 8 Release Preview.