Thanks merockstar, I certainly would like to get in on the action, so I will download this. I am aware that PTS is a crptocurrency as I am trading on Poloniex. I will be able to get some PTS there. Will this wallet allow me to deposit the PTS from Poloniex to be used on BitShare?
BitShares XT means the soon to be released banking and exchange DAC.
BitShares, without any letter after it, refers to the currency that will be used on BitShares X.
BitShares-PTS is the cryptocurrency that gets you shares in DACs if you're holding during a specific DAC's snapshot.
BitShares X refers to a chain of other features that will be tacked onto BitShares XT after it comes out.
The snapshot for BitShares XT, unfortunately, already happened on February 28th. That means buying BitShares-PTS from Poloniex will not get you any BitShares to be used in BitShares X(T).
The way to get BitShares is to wait until BitShares XT is actually released, and buy some from an exchange or a person. I know this sucks, I am in the same boat as you, but not to worry, they should still be pretty cheap immediately after BitShares XT comes out. Just keep your eyes peeled.
What BitShares-PTS will do for you will get you a stake in the DACs that come out after BitShares X. Examples of those will be BitShares Music, BitShares Insurance, BitShares Lotto, and endless other possibilities, so if you want to buy PTS from Poloniex I would still encourage you to go for it, I just don't want to give you the mistaken impression that these will get you shares on BitShares X.
If you buy some BitShares-PTS and then donate them to the AGS fund and hang onto the wallet you used to donate from, you can multiply your holdings in these upcoming DACs. But that's very optional. The difference is you can always sell your PTS, but if you donate your in for life. AGS aren't liquid.
So if your only interest is in the banking software that lets you short, you need to wait until XT is released for that.
But if you wanna buy into the stuff that will come out AFTER X and XT, like music, insurance, and lotto, that's what you would buy PTS on Poloniex for.
So to answer your question, yes the wallet will let you save the BitShares-PTS you buy on Poloniex, but that is not the same thing as the BitShares to be used on BitShares X(T).