I should have no problem if a company wants to make money by sellings its products. Infact personally I am willing to pay for vectornator or any other product that you have in line.
But I have a problem if a company tries to play around on how and when (subscription) I can own a product. Its one of the reasons why people flocked to vectornator because they were dissatisfied with other products. What subscription model means to me is that if I use the app for 2 days in a month, that would simply mean that this product is not for me. Its for someone else who uses it daily.
A one time paid application is the best way to keep everyone happy. Infact I would very much like vectornator to be similar to procreate in terms of the pricing mechanism.
But I also know that it won’t happen, because there are investors sitting who wants to milk every bit of money the users have.
I do understand you have new customers particularly companies and brands using vectornator and you want to cater to them with new features. But you also have to know that the brand themselves don’t create the art. Its the user who fiddles around in their free time does the real art.
I particularly like the MN3 (PDF annotating ios app) way of solving the issue of providing new features for money. Build an entire new application and charge money for each new version. Let people have & own the old version of the application. And if you want to add completely major new features or changes then release a separate app and make it paid. Example they have MN2 and MN3 both do the same thing of annotating PDFs but MN3 having the most abundant features. People like me would have no problem.
I don’t like subscription model at all. Its the best model for investors to make money and its the worst for the users as it is like a hole in your gas tank that will make your tank go empty.
I just have to say this. World is changing, things are getting transparent, you were able lure users and people from other major players. Brands came in later. Same will be true again, people will be the first to “move” and then the brands. So if there is another app maker who comes up with another app and less pricing than yours then what do you think will happen.
What makes you think that the same won’t happen to you ?
I personally like vectornator very much. Don’t want it to get ruined. Even though the pricing doesn’t affect the original vectornator application. But I am particularly concerned about the upcoming app “Move”
However, this is too early to say. As the product “Move” isn’t out yet. It will be fun to see where the company is driving itself towards.