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Posted by MadaboutDana
May 10, 2018 at 10:07 AM


Yes, I’d agree with Stephen here. We CRIMPers are by nature inclined to make those donations or buy those shareware licences that other folk prefer to shun.

That’s because we genuinely do appreciate the time and thought that goes into development, especially by passionate small developers.

Subscriptions may have their place, but they don’t really solve the problem. I’d much rather developers take Scrivener’s approach by explaining clearly to users (a) what they’re working on, (b) when it’s [probably] going to appear and (c) what it’s going to cost when it’s finished. This makes it much easier to decide which apps are keepers. The most promising approach to subscriptions to date has been the Setapp one, but I’m not sure how successful it’s being for the various small developers involved.

Incidentally, the idea that Scrivener’s somehow benefiting from a “buy, play, then never use again” model is somewhat absurd! People are always buying software (notably utilities) that get used once and then never again. There’s no commercial trickery involved, just human (monkey) curiosity.