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Posted by Jack Crawford
Mar 14, 2008 at 10:00 PM


I’m also attracted by the ConnectedText upgrade.  It’s obviously a quality product.

However, what is putting me off (like Alx) is the pricing structure.  I would want to use the USB version but this is priced at nearly three times the cost of a single desktop licence.

IMO a flat-rate single user (not PC) licence would be more attractive.



Posted by Manfred
Mar 15, 2008 at 03:56 AM


I hope you will find it as useful as I do.


Posted by Derek Cornish
Mar 15, 2008 at 05:07 AM


Manfred wrote:
>I hope you will find it as useful as I do.

Thank you, Manfred. I’m going to set aside some time as soon as I’ve finished doing my taxes :-).



Posted by Manfred
Mar 15, 2008 at 02:56 PM



I do not want really to defend ConnectedText on the way they license their copies. It’s their business (and very early on, I tried to tell them that their licensing model probably wasn’t the best). But then again, I have come to think that the modular pricing is not all bad.

Just compare it with a license like that of Zoot. You pay $ 99.00 up front (no ifs or buts about it).

CT allows you to start with $29.95. That’s one-third. If you then want to use it on mutliple computers, you can buy the USB version, which adds $67.95, so the total cost is $97.90 (about the same as Zoot). And you now have the capability to use it on as many computers as you want.

You could even start out with the USB version that costs 79.95 (and you would have that capability right away. From the Forum by the developer: “If you buy the USB version you can use in any computer but you cannot use it to install CT in a desktop computer (normal license). Note that you can still use the USB in that computer. ... In fact it is not necessary to have a normal version installed in your desktop if you purchase the USB version. We only recommend to have it since a USB sometimes can fail without notice. The most important thing to do is always backup your data.”

All that being said, I have just two normal licenses (one for home and one for the office - at 54.95 - I am cheap or. I’d like to think “frugal” even in “crimping”). I use SyncBack and a portable drive (the Freeware version) to keep the two copies (as well as other files) in sync. If I forget the portable drive or the synchronization one day, I just use an editor to write what I want to write, and then e-mail it to myself. The same when I’m on the road (which admittedly happens less and less).

Perhaps a USB version would be better, but I have never really missed it.



Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Mar 15, 2008 at 05:18 PM


I bought a license for CT about a year ago. I recall that there was a somewhat arcane and annoying method for registering my copy after I’d bought the license. Assuming this process hasn’t been improved, that makes the CT model of licensing—a new license for each computer—a real pain… because you have to go through that process to register each computer. I’d rather pay $80 for a universal license, or have the option of buying a single computer license for $30, or $80 for a universal license. That would be more customer friendly, I believe.

Steve Z.


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