Recently it has been leaked through the Steam phone application that the distribution website will possibly be distributing more than just games in the near future. It was seen in the application under genres in such categories as accounting, animation and modeling, audio production, design & illustration, education, photo editing, software training, utilities, video production, and web publishing. Just with the leaked image rumors from every corner of the internet have come out talking about what specific software could possibly be coming to Steam.
Now Steam has come out and stated that they will be a supplier for software aside from gaming. On September 5th you'll be able to start picking up some new programs, but no statement or list has been made as to what programs will be available on day one. Valve's Mark Richardson stated that "The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games. They have told us they would like to have more of their software on Steam, so this expansion is in response to those customer requests." Hearing a statement like this from a Valve employee brings a lot of excitement to customers due to the fact that this shows that Valve wants to create the best experience for PC users, and listens to everything that is fans and customers say.
We'll keep you updated with what software is made available once it's been announced. What kind of programs do you want to see made available through Steam?