Freeware Apps now became pay Apps on the AppStore

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by manuelmagic, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. manuelmagic macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Since the AppStore opened some freeware Apps became pay-App. :( Most famous probably are Growl, Cyberduck, WhatSize.
    In the past weeks I read about others ex free Apps now sold on the store. Can someone help me recall their names?

    Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    You can still get growl for free, I don't use cyberduck so I cannot answer to that.

    I don't have a problem with developers trying to earn a living and given Growl's low low price, I don't think its a problem.

    I don't know of any other apps that went from freeware (or donationware) to a paid app however.
     
  3. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    Conversely, some commercial apps have got cheaper when they've been made available through the app store!
     
  4. Allan Todd macrumors newbie

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    I'm waiting for Adium in Mac App Store for $2.99 :):):)
     
  5. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Growl had different developers. It is not the same group doing the new version, so it really isn't going from free to paid. New owner's developers are using the Growl name and selling it, but free version is still available.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    cyberduck is free on the developers site. They only charge for it on the mac app store
     

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