Most Expensive APPS EVER!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by finnm, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. finnm macrumors newbie

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    okay, i wanted to know a list of expensive apps for mac!
    this is my list so far:

    Maya
    all adobe products
    finalcut studio

    any1 else?
     
  2. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    Protools HD.
    While it only costs about $300 or so for the actual software, you can't run it with out the $8000 HD card and $1000 converter.
    (prices may vary, see your local retailer for details)
     
  3. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    I know of a number of applications that get into the thousands in cost for multi-licenses for businesses, schools, and organizations.
    I guess I shouldn't mention the price of having something custom written.:rolleyes:
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    What's the point? If you're going to make lots of money, those apps are cheap.
     
  5. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    ^True.

    Regular consumers would balk at dropping 2 grand on a laptop and spending another 3.2k in software, but my macbook pro and CS4 master collection (for instance) have paid dividends from their initial investment, especially if you
    A) are good at what you do
    B) Charge by the hour
     
  6. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

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    Up until recently I believe Apple's very own Shake cost about $3,500 for the mac version and somewhere in the neighborhood of $5,000 for the linux version (Can't remember, it was a while ago). Now adays it's about $500. Supposedly they're working on a successor.

    Also, Adobe's CS4 suite costs $2,500 for the whole kit n' kaboodle.
     
  8. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    Apple's WebObjects

    Apple's WebObjects used to cost $50,000 for a full site deployment license in 2000. Now there is no license key requirement and the software comes free with every Mac and copy of 10.5
     
  9. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. ProTools HD is very costly. I'm very sad that after the school year is up, I won't be getting free access to our studio with three 192's in it. :(
     
  10. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    For a casual user, they're expensive. But for a pro, those applications are relatively inexpensive investments. FCS2 and Adobe CS3 have already paid for themselves many times over in my case.
     
  11. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. That cost me a couple hundred dollars, but I've made much, much more off of it. I also used this through Parallels, $80.

    Edit: Why is this in the Macbook Pro, Powerbook forum. Shouldn't it be in the Mac Applications or Community Discussion thread?
     
  12. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    you shouldn't be sad about not getting to use 192s...
     
  13. finnm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmmm... adobe shake isnt supported anymore by adobe..... Are there any similar producers to adobe, and what are some easy and good game design software?
     
  14. mox123 macrumors 6502

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    mathematica is really expensive at $2500 a pop.....
     
  15. sangosimo Guest

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    MOE, licenses cost 10000usd. I am so glad that I don't have to pay.
     
  16. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    I should be sad if I'm going from two 192s to an MBox. :confused:
     
  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    ProE is about 5k a seat with a 20% of that cost per year for maintenance
     
  18. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Not just apps, take a look at the price of professional fonts sometime to go with your QuarkXpress.

    Random app: Wordfinder. If you activate all the dictionaries that come on the installation disk, then you are looking at several thousands of Euros.

    www.wordfinder.se
     
  19. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Erm... I agree this thread is pointless, but I don't see where the "if you're going to make lots of money" part comes in to help it make more sense (or be less pointless). I don't think everyone makes a lot of money... do they?

    Lol, your MBP/CS4 MC pay you dividends? How much per quarter?
     
  20. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yeah, well by challenging the application based on price alone is simply a waste of web space. Of course I'm only helping out with that…
     
  21. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    who cares? i think its an interesting question to see how much apps cost

    there have been much more pointless threads on these boards:cool:
     
  22. finnm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What is this MOE that costs 10000? also, if you say these apps dont cost much, give me some examples!
     
  23. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    LoL sorry while they are an investment I don't receive a check from apple and adobe for my purchase :p. They do generate their share of income , though :D.
     
  24. finnm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this isnt pointless, i rlly need to know. what is moe and is there any more paplications over 1k?
     

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