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Ulysses, infected by a trendy virus, changes to all-Subscription model

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Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Aug 10, 2017 at 07:19 PM

 

Christian Tietze presciently discusses this possibility on his blog a year ago:

http://christiantietze.de/posts/2016/07/app-pricing-subscription/

Steve Z.

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Aug 10, 2017 at 07:24 PM

 

Subscriptions can only work for some developers early on. Imagine if they all do it.

If all the important apps I use go to subscription models, it will cost me hundreds of dollars a year for those subscriptions. That is one of the reasons I will avoid subscriptions as best I can. (Sometimes they can not easily be avoided, as with Microsoft Office.)

Steve Z.

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Aug 10, 2017 at 08:33 PM

 

Interesting.  They changed the price since the post first went up around midnight.

Franz Grieser wrote:
In fact the yearly fee is $40 - meaning $20 for customers.
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Posted by Paul Korm
Aug 10, 2017 at 08:33 PM

 

Interesting.  They changed the price since the post first went up around midnight.

Franz Grieser wrote:
In fact the yearly fee is $40 - meaning $20 for customers.
> >

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Aug 10, 2017 at 08:40 PM

 

I agree.

Subscriptions are the model in areas where there is a large, expanding, and changing content.  Think streaming services.  Things that are “consumed”.  Subscribing to software makes little sense.

FWIW—I pay a hefty fee annually for Tinderbox because Mark Bernstein is always fiddling and inventing new features that I find useful in my work.  And after years of using his products and receiving personal attention whenever there’s a problem, I feel my loyalty and funds pay off.  Borgs like the Ulysses or the Day One crews don’t do anything to engender loyalty.

Stephen Zeoli wrote:
Subscriptions can only work for some developers early on. Imagine if
>they all do it.
> >If all the important apps I use go to subscription models, it will cost
>me hundreds of dollars a year for those subscriptions. That is one of
>the reasons I will avoid subscriptions as best I can. (Sometimes they
>can not easily be avoided, as with Microsoft Office.)
> >Steve Z.
> >

 


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