If you're a long time user of Path Finder, you might be wondering why we switched to subscriptions. This short answer is it's simpler for our customers and for our development team. A few months ago we started rewriting our purchase system and determined that subscriptions are the future.
The credit card processing company we use for example only handles subscriptions and doesn't handle one time purchases with license keys. Given that limitation and after searching for months for the best solution andweighing all the pros and cons, we decided it's best for everyone if we switched to subscriptions.
Advantages of subscriptions: We can continually update our code without having to hold things for the next release. You'll get the latest features faster.You never have to worry about upgrades, or worry about buying an older version right before a major release.It\'s easy to cancel and resume your subscription if you go on vacation.
We give you the choice of paying monthly, twice yearly, or yearly.You don't have to keep track of your license key. No more lost licenses. You just use an email and a password.No more version numbers. Path Finder is no longer versioned. If you have Path Finder, you have the latest version.Your purchase is protected by a password you can change rather than a fixed license key.Provides a more steady stream of income that helps us pay our employees and stay in business.
I hope you agree that this was the best decision, and we hope you continue to support our little indie software shop.