Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:28 pm Post
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:44 pm Post
thomas.rabenstein wrote:It's not my writing app, which is obviously Scrivener - but I know many users who go ballistic today, because Ulysses has changed the app license without forewarning and announcement to a subscription model. I can read from the feedback in the user groups that most people are very upset about it, especially those, who just bought the app.
While it will be a good opportunity to win new Scrivener users, I now got some comments in our Scrivener user group too, saying (quote): "Don't feel save, Scrivener will probably follow that pest shortly". (end quote)
While I do not hope this is going to happen, there is a strange feeling in my stomache remaining.
Recently, a lot of apps have changed that way and joined "Setapp" for instance.
Since a subscription model would change the whole perspective, I hope someone can wipe away that concern for now ...
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:57 pm Post
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Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:24 am Post
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Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:59 am Post
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:11 pm Post
nontroppo wrote:Yikes, I hope the new model is sustainable for them. I don't use Ulysses (I did buy a previous version, but Scrivener is just much better for my needs), but it is a beautifully designed writing tool, and Keith always has good things to say about the developers and their generosity, and it would be sad if this impacted them negatively...
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:50 pm Post
brookter wrote:I can understand their dilemma. How do you make software pay in the long term and what are the long term consequences of having to produce a snazzy new update to keep the funds coming in? Take Omnifocus -- a really good program which was made less powerful (in my view) by a paid update which focused on cosmetics rather than features. Would that have happened if they'd been able to rely on a steady income? I paid for Omnifocus 1 and 2: never use them anymore...
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:22 pm Post
Jaaaarne wrote:I may be wrong, of course, but with subscription model you are basically held hostage and have to trust the kidnappers on their word that they will treat you right and won't kill you.
What motivation do the developers have to keep working on the app and adding new feautures, when subscription money will keep coming in regardless of what the developers do (or don't do)?
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