Sure. Many developers then choose to pass the 30% Apple cut to the customer and the app is more expensive on the Mac App Store. Depending on the app and specific pricing, I’m willing to stomach that.
I really hate tracking and storing license number, minding activation/seat limits, individual app updates, etc. Through the App Store, everything is seamless. Being logged in with your Apple ID is your activation and everything is updated in one central location.
To each their own, though, and it is up to DEVONtechnologies to decide whether publishing on the App Store makes business and technology sense. It is up to you and me, then, to decide how we want to buy the product, given the choice.
Yes, but I must say i just keep the licensing number as email and query for it if I need it, or then contact the developer in case I lost it. And DT3 auto-updates itself. Activation is pretty easy, too.
It’s planned but doesn’t have the highest priority right now as this requires quite some work due to the ever increasing restrictions of the App Store. And due to the App Store’s 30% and its different handling of seats pricing will be definitely different.
I’m particularly interested in the App Store as then we can easily purchase with Apple Business and deploy/assign using Jamf Pro throughout the fleet as needed. Is there an estimate for then this will be available?
It would be interesting to know what functionality an App Store version would lose. Might it even be an acceptable loss for most people’s uses? I guess we’ll have to leave that up to the developer’s discretion.
I was thinking about waiting for a Mac App Store or buying it now, but thanks to your answer I know this is not on the agenda.
But I have a question: if you ever release a Mac App Store version, do you plan to make discounts for people how want to convert their licence to a Mac App Store one? As you seem very accommodating and honest, I think so, but I would like to have your current point of view.
But aren’t you supposed to be a member of the team?
I am very happy, even if it is quite expensive for a student, because I have the impression that I just got an incredibly powerful tool to research and collect data, and also to sync it with my iPad and my iPhone. And, in the future, I hope this will help me to stop using the Cloud (privacy, pollution…).
Yes, I am. And I estimate I have over 26,000 working hours in DEVONthink now. But it is a very deep application, incredibly flexible and capable, and routinely improved. It’s deep like Photoshop is deep (which I easily have at least as many hours in and still haven’t “mastered” it).
Coming from the Evernote debacle, and having tried Apple Notes, my impressions were that Apple Notes falls short in terms of flexibility and Evernote fails short in terms of… well, too long to explain it here.
The most impressive thing about DT as a product is the nativeness to it. Not only in terms of speed (web apps made us forget how fast our computers are!), it’s that everything ticks with macOS: cloudkit, share extensions, applescript, Finder integration, you name it.
Also to note the feeling that DT is vast, so although the purchase is expensive, there is a lot of value to discover in many years to come.
… for example, I’ve happened to find the “Summarize Highlights” menu entry and boy you can read about any feature in the user manual but until it hits on you when you need it you can easily skip a lot of DT value. It even works on Markdown!