Valve announced today that it will be expanding its popular Steam digital game distribution service for PC and Mac to include a wide range of non-gaming software starting on September 5.

Besides offering software makers a built-in audience of roughly 40 million gamers that already use Steam, Valve stressed in the announcement that the non-gaming software on the service would be able to take advantage of Steamworks features like simplified installation, automatic updates, and Steam Cloud saves that are portable across multiple computers.