App store...no trial period???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by PNGento, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. PNGento, Aug 2, 2011
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    PNGento macrumors member

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    Am I missing something? It doesn't appear that any of the apps available from App Store offer a trial period. Is that correct, or have I just not searched/looked for an app that does offer a trial period.

    This seems to me to be counterproductive. I see a number of apps I might be interested in, but am not willing to spring for the money without having a trial period.

    Specifically, I was looking at iBank...don't see a trial period offered, but am looking for something to take over for my Quicken.

    TIA.
     
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  3. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    The Mac App Store does not have trial versions. However, you can often find trial versions on the developer's website.
     
  4. PNGento thread starter macrumors member

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    I just returned from the developer's website...and they do offer a trial period...and, a 90 satisfaction guarantee. Thanks for the suggestion.

    However, I then have to wonder why the App Store doesn't make this obvious...had I bought from the App Store rather than from the developer, I'd have been SOL if I decided it wasn't for me.
     
  5. craigsharp macrumors regular

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    Hmm... Kind of like if you were to go to a big box retailer and buy some software... If you don't like it you're SOL... I know you don't get physical media, but it still is basically the same...
     
  6. satty macrumors 6502

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    Looks like your question is answered, but here's another recommendation...
    I had a look through iBank and similar programs in the AppStore, but ended up - after weeks of trials - with a program not in the AppStore:
    SEE Finance.
     

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