Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:52 pm Post
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devinganger wrote:That was an interesting analysis of their business model and the problems with it that made them decide to move forward with subscriptions. I'm not sure it's 100% correct, but it was certainly thorough and offered a lot of food for thought -- and it's easy to be an armchair quarterback when it's not my time and effort and living on the line.
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:11 pm Post
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Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:29 am Post
kewms wrote:It's sort of like the difference between buying and leasing a car. A lease is a lower monthly payment, but you don't have any equity and so the payments never go away. It only makes sense if you plan on replacing the car whenever the lease term expire
kewms wrote:Similarly, I found myself reluctantly upgrading my six-year old copy of Microsoft Office recently. I looked at their subscription pricing, and decided it was a fine deal for a business that wants to install each new version as it comes out. But the crossover point was about three years and, as I said, I'd been using my current copy for six.
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Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:51 pm Post
matt99 wrote:I pay for version upgrades for software that I use, but I dislike paying for subscriptions. I'm really glad to see that Scrivener's developer has no plans to move in that direction for version 3. I would have bought a Ulysses 4 as a one-time purchase even though the main draw (for me) was always aesthetics and not functionality. I like to support software developers and help sustain businesses, including Ulysses, but I'm not comfortable using a tool that will disable itself when I stop paying a monthly or yearly fee.
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:18 pm Post
scshrugged wrote:Whatever one thinks about subscriptions, I think it can be agreed that Ulysses' early transition process provided a learning opportunity for anyone considering (or not) the same.
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:01 pm Post
JimRac wrote:scshrugged wrote:Whatever one thinks about subscriptions, I think it can be agreed that Ulysses' early transition process provided a learning opportunity for anyone considering (or not) the same.
This is a true statement.
I read the Ulysses guy's blog, where he provided an extended rationale for why they are making the change, and where he offered a reasonable (IMHO) free use period of up to 18 months for existing users.
Then I saw a news item related to the transition on a Mac site, and the comments to that article seemed to be running about 200 to 2, with the 200 essentially saying:
"F##k you! We're not paying $4.99/month for a f##king text editor!" *
The 2 dissenting opinions were, 1) the poor tech journalist who wrote the piece, who was getting hammered as a fanboy because he defended the transition, and 2) someone pointing out that the market will decide.
Well, the market is definitely deciding!
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:46 am Post
Dr Dog wrote:(Scrivener OSX is much more fully featured with *useful* features e.g. internal links and Collections which I find indispensable).
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:56 pm Post
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