Where can I find a list of software products that make significant revenue?


I am researching startup opportunities for software products (not web apps). I am especially interested to find software products that cost between 100$ and 1000$ and which make a significant revenue (if this data is available). What I would do with this list is to consider whether these products could be made cloud based, or in other ways be recreated using modern technology.

So far, the best I have come across was this list of Microsoft Products.

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asked Jun 27 '11 at 07:28
  • So you want to clone popular products to make money and you can't even do the research yourself? – Gary E 7 years ago
  • I think we should not be %100 negative about that. It still is a little bit suspicious but at least give a chance to defend himself. – Herr K 7 years ago
  • @Gary How bad would it be if I cloned a Microsoft product to make it better using modern technology? Microsoft probably has a manual for doing this that has almost been worn out over the years. I do agree with your point, though, that care needs to be taken not to simply destroy the livelyhood of an innovative group of people. – I Like Traffic Lights 7 years ago
  • This is not a market research forum. This group is all about Start Ups. – Gary E 7 years ago
  • I understand... I just thought that such a list would be a very general source of inspiration for all the software guys here. It is always good to look at products that did succeed, when considering to start something up. – I Like Traffic Lights 7 years ago
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You could start by looking for software on sale at Amazon. There are literally tens of thousands of products that meet your criteria.

answered Jun 28 '11 at 11:15
Joel Spolsky
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