Microsoft Office 2013 is so packed with new features that you may not have time to explore them all in the 30-day trial. But what if you could extend that to almost 6 months? That's the promise of the Office 2013 Trial Extender, and it's extremely easy to use.

The program has just a single option, a "Rearm" button - hit this on the last day of your trial and it'll be extended to the full 30 days again.

The process can be repeated 5 times, giving you a trial length of up to 180 days. But be careful. Click the button once, and the trial length will become 30 days. Click it immediately afterwards, and the trial will stay at 30 days, because that's the maximum value, and one of your 5 clicks will be lost. So only click the Rearm button once at a time, and on the very last day of your trial, to get the maximum benefit from the program.

Is this legal? Yes. Office 2013 Trial Extender isn't "hacking" Office, it's actually using a standard feature that Microsoft have built into the product. It's normally used by corporate customers, but there's nothing to stop you doing the same thing, and the Office 2013 Trial Extender makes this very simple.

Note that Office Trial Extender also extends the previous Office 2010 trial to 180 days (if you can still find Office 2010).

Build 1.0.0.7 brings these changes (and note the changes carefully):

- Improvement: Supports Office 2013
- Update: Renamed to Office Trial Extender
- Update: All files are digitally signed

Verdict

An easy and effective way to extend your Microsoft Office trial