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One Time Purchase

I understand you're tying to milk every penny from your users, but please for the love of god make the app cost $12 and make it a one-time purchase. I would buy it, but buying a yearly subscription is not an option.

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Won't Be Implemented  ·  AdminTermius Support (Admin, Termius) responded  · 

    Hi everyone,

    We decided to close that idea.

    We understand your point and respect it but according to our plans we are not going to change the payment model.

    We keep brining features both for free and under subscription. We want to keep the app updated. The subscription model is best for that.

    Hopefully, you will understand.

    Regards,
    Termius team.

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      • Josh Straub commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've been around a long time, online since 1994 and have used over 10,000 pieces of software.

        One thing I've learned, is what the developer of a top tier performance/race tuning software package said, in regards to their pricey per-vehicle DRM-locked license model. It went something like this:

        "Sure, everyone loves cheap and free, at first.. And if it's quality code, eventually the software becomes too popular and the amount of maintenance, development, and addressing the ever increasing support needs become too much for what's typically an amateur/hobbyist programmer.

        Then, they either implement a pay-model, which causes the vast majority of users to revolt and vow to never use it again, or they simply burn out and abandon the software, and eventually the lack of updates culminate in a show-stopping bug or lack of support for newer systems."

        His point was, if you want top notch software that works great and KEEPS working great, while you might luck out with some coding saint like Nir Sofer of the Windows nirsoft.net tools, most likely the developer is going to require a substantial income to motivate them to keep at it long term.

        So I have feelings both ways, as I was hoping to pay $1.99-$4.99 tops for this app, and now I'm not sure what to do. But I do understand where they're coming from and I respect their choice.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can understand both positions, and it's still the right of the developer to decide the way he wants to sell its product, if it's good enough, demand will just be there.

        On the other side, there are apps that provides both options, for example I have in the past bought my 1Password license (which I'd love to see supported by Termius, with OTP and all) and now I'm subscriber, for complementary features.

        Maybe leave the choice to the (honest) customers and they'll reward you if your trust in your product

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Right now, I use Prompt for ssh connections via iOS. The only thing that's preventing me from switching to Termius completely is the subscription... reoccurring payments are simply a nuisance.

      • John Hartlove commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is positively hilarious. People are have no idea how good they have it these days. 15 years ago this would be a $99 shrinkwrap. Keep it the subscription model. I am happy to pay it.

      • A respectful user commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "milk every penny"? Seriously? Got an iPhone and now can't afford $10 per YEAR(!) for the app? Three cups of coffee?
        Dear developers, don't listen to these cheap greedy people. They will always complain and never buy anyways, regardless of price.
        Thank you for the awesome app.

      • Phil Hagger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with the others, a one-off payment would be much preferred than subscription model.

      • AdminTermius Support (Admin, Termius) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Although we like money as much as the next guy, we do not exactly try to milk every penny from the user. We rather try to find an honest balance between investment and return in a long-term perspective.

        The reason why we believe in a subscription-based sales model is that it allows you to pay as you go, while we are ensured of a steady return as long as we keep investing in Termius.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd happily pay a one-off $20 or more for a decent app like this but not any form of subscription.

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