Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Software that is useless or of poor quality.

Etymologies

crap +‎ -ware (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That sounds about right, because we all know that CIA agents shop in Chinese crapware sites.

    Gizmodo

  • These apps touting mobile TV, football games, location-based search and games are the new face of bloatware, also known as crapware or craplets in the PC world.

    Gizmodo

  • So there's more and more of what's generally called crapware on these systems.

    Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

  • But while some PC manufacturers have realized that customers hate getting a computer full of "crapware," the carriers refuse to learn from their example - and on an Android phone, the effects are much worse.

    Verizon's Fascinate reaches new lows among smartphones run amok

  • July 27, 2009 at 5:11 AM i voted for digsby .. i've had it installed for so long that the whole 'crapware' installer thing never came up for me ..

    Five Best Instant Messengers | Lifehacker Australia

  • Sony is one of the very worst offenders for "crapware".

    I highly recommend Walt Mossberg's column today

  • Plus when you're just selling software, the OEMs get to redistribute it with "crapware", and as Mossberg has finally realized, that's a turn off to customers.

    Apple v. Microsoft

  • Two of these are mentioned in the above summary (increased "crapware," and decreased security); read his article for the other two, along with additional interesting thoughts, including his assessment of the three technology companies that exercise "effective monopolies" in specific market areas.

    Digital Home Thoughts.com

  • A short list of "crapware" that was likely on your friend's laptop assuming he installed a bunch of games ..

    Betanews

  • That's why such software is labelled, a tad crudely, 'crapware'.

    The most recent News from Computeractive

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.