So Long, Setapp

August 12, 2020 • 11:25 PM

What goes up must come down.

After 5 long months of using Setapp for my Mac app needs, they’ve decided to creep to iOS. To use an app in iOS, you’d have to register your iOS device as an “extra seat.” What used to work on iOS “for free” — such as Ulysses — will stop working unless you register your iOS device. So that’s $15 for my Mac, iPhone XS, and iPad Pro.

All my installed apps, before I did the cleanup and account cancellation.

This new pricing model also made me give a hard look at what I’ve been getting out of Setapp:

This is also a good reflection of the lineup of Setapp’s offerings: there are a few very good niche apps you’d be willing to pay big bucks for; then there are the rest: small, “clever” tools that only shines with their fully skinned user interface.

I’m done 🙂️