Applications at Zonums are accessible to everybody, that's why they are FREE. No need for an account either.
Many users don't like 'ads' (however this website needs the advertisement to continue providing free content). Some advanced tools require intensive processing power and are propense to be abused and or spammed. In addition, some tools requiere features that can only be provided by having an account. To solve these issues a set of user types were created.
Anonymous Users: Users can use any application without the need of creating an account. However, applications that require intensive cpu processing power at the server are limited on the number of times they can be run on a 24 hrs period. Also some tools (given the nature of the tasks they perform) can not run without an account like Locker, Clipboard, eConnect and Scripting.
Registered Free Users: By creating an account, users are categorized as some how 'trusted users'. The account is free, requires a verified email and is approved or denied within 24-48hrs. Accounts are manually aproved.
The account enables certain features that enhance the applications functionality. ie. save configurations, default values, save files to locker, open files from locker, email, etc. In addition it removes some restrictions impossed to anonymous users.
Recommended for users that frequently use Zonums tools
Registered Paid Users: Registered users can elect to be upgraded to Paid Users at any time and reverse the status too. Zonums tools are free to everyone. Paid Users contribute a monthly low fee to remove advertisement from the applications and virtually unlimited use of the applications.
Registered Premium Users: All the features of a Paid User, quotas in data storage and resources are increased, and get priority on processing queues. Gain access to select downloadable desktop applications. In addition, email support is sent directly to my personal inbox.