n. Software that users stick with over the years because the programs fulfill a need or perform a service.
"I've been talking about 'sticky software' for years. By that, I mean those relatively few programs that really stick to our hard disks the ones we don't install, rave about, gradually cool on, and finally wipe off the disk. From my observations, I think PointCast is becoming the poster child for nonsticky software in the nineties." Jim Seymour, PC Magazine