TEH 133: Software subscriptions – good or bad?

In This Episode: What about those software subscriptions? How they do good, how they drive us crazy.

This week the TEH Podcast is hosted by Leo Notenboom, the “Chief Question Answerer” at Ask Leo!, and Gary Rosenzweig, the host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.

(You’ll find longer Bios on the Hosts page.)

Top Stories

  • Software subscriptions
    • How it was done before: You’d buy a box, perhaps an update.
      • Why that wasn’t working
      • Why the switch (people need “real jobs.”)
    • Small developers and big developers (it helps both)
      • The software developer’s perspective
      • The user’s perspective
  • Many subscriptions are cost effective
  • Alternative apps exist, but is that a solution in the long term?
  • How to deal with it if you only need the app occasionally
    • How to deal with not being able to access your documents if you let the sub lapse
    • Convert old documents, “lite” versions of apps, short-term licenses for situations

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2 Comments on “TEH 133: Software subscriptions – good or bad?

  1. Is this webcast #132 or 133?
    Leo mentioned #132 but if you look at the list of TEH webcast, #132 was about Apple products.
    Can you please check this? Thank you folks


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