Episode 293: This Might Make Sense To You

Daniel and Manton react to the Ulyssess text editor’s switch to subscription pricing, and debate whether users expect subscription software to require obvious ongoing developer investment. They also compare notes as they look toward finishing up on summer goals, and tacking all the “little things” that get in the way of completing a project.

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  • Ulysses Switches to Subscription – Blog post from the developers announcing the change.
  • TextExpander – Mac based keyboard expansion tool that went subscription last year.
  • Sketch – Mac design app with an annual payment approach.
  • Scrivener – Mac and iOS writing app that is committed to remaining subscription-free.
  • Setapp – Mac subscription service providing access to many apps for a set price.
  • An Upwards Trend – Numbers from Dan Counsell reflecting his experience as a developer participating in Setapp.
  • Screens – Mac based screensharing app that is also part of Setapp.
  • help.micro.blog – Manton’s Jekyll-based FAQ for Micro.blog.
  • Micro.blog App – Now available in the iOS App Store.
August 16, 2017 at 4:25 pm.