Apple pulls iWork, Aperture free trials
Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:10 AM
In-app purchase? But then potentially every application would be "free" with an additional charge to make it actually useful. That's not a good solution, either.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:23 AM
Perhaps, but let's not confuse "nagware" with time-limited trial versions. Nagware is a paid or free app that nags you to buy additional products or upgrades. Time-limited trial versions are disclosed from the beginning that they are time-limited, and that you are expected to buy the product for continued use. When the so-called nagging of trial versions becomes annoying, it is doing exactly what it's supposed to do: persuade you to pay for the software you are using! What I like about the "nag" feature in trial versions is that if you're merely using it to retrieve data or convert some legacy file on a one-time or very occasional basis, you can do it without the need of a pricey purchase. Just my perspective.
This post has been edited by TeaEarleGreyHot: 16 April 2012 - 08:23 AM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:37 AM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:26 AM