Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

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Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by GlenACarey » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:53 pm

Good day, SoftMaker Team,

Quick suggestion to increase your revenue for Android Office 2021: you mentioned in your email communication about charging a small subscription fee for additional features, which I am sure many will subscribe to. Please also consider selling a 'flat rate' version as you do with your Windows PC products (like SoftMaker 2018 Professional). I absolutely stay away from 'subscription-based' products, while I commonly pay for one-time purchase products. Over the last few months I have made one-time purchases of about 10 Android software packages for my new Samsung S6 Lite that I purchased, and purposely moved away from Pocket Informant due to their marketing demanding a subscription-only based support plan. I know that more companies are migrating to the subscription based model, but why lose some clients if you can offer both?

Warm regards, and keep up the great work with your software!

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Re: Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by SuperTech » Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:40 pm

Thanks for your suggestion. I have forwarded this request to our product management...

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Re: Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by hooks » Fri May 07, 2021 6:45 pm

SuperTech wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:40 pm
Thanks for your suggestion. I have forwarded this request to our product management...
+1 here
Please do forward this request.
We are currently using SoftMaker Office HD on our android devices and a upgrade to SoftMaker Office 2021 for Android would be very welcome!
However a subscription based product is a no go for us so please add a one time payment option.

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Re: Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by atl068 » Sat May 08, 2021 9:39 am

Absolutely agree with this. I purchased Softmaker Android HD from Softmaker direct. But I find subscription a difficult proposal. I would stick with the old version that still works if this is the case...

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Re: Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by Hook » Sat May 08, 2021 3:47 pm

atl068 wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 9:39 am
Absolutely agree with this. I purchased Softmaker Android HD from Softmaker direct. But I find subscription a difficult proposal. I would stick with the old version that still works if this is the case...
This seems a crazy choice since the purely free features of the new software far outperforms the old HD versions.

while I too prefer pay once software, I have also provided monthy contributions through Github for software I really like. And I really like Softmaker Office 2021. So, yes, I subscribed.

My point, however, is that what is provided for free is excellent.

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Re: Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by vikingson » Sat May 08, 2021 7:39 pm

Hook wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 3:47 pm
atl068 wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 9:39 am
Absolutely agree with this. I purchased Softmaker Android HD from Softmaker direct. But I find subscription a difficult proposal. I would stick with the old version that still works if this is the case...
This seems a crazy choice since the purely free features of the new software far outperforms the old HD versions.

while I too prefer pay once software, I have also provided monthy contributions through Github for software I really like. And I really like Softmaker Office 2021. So, yes, I subscribed.

My point, however, is that what is provided for free is excellent.
Just out of curiousity, how much is the monthly sub just for the Android version? I haven't seen a price. What I will do is during times I need the extra features I will sub for awhile, then unsub when I don't.

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Re: Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by Hook » Sun May 09, 2021 3:55 am

The sub is $1.99/month.

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Re: Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by vikingson » Sun May 09, 2021 8:57 pm

Hook wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 3:55 am
The sub is $1.99/month.
Thanks!

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Re: Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by hooks » Mon May 10, 2021 5:19 pm

Hook wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 3:55 am
The sub is $1.99/month.
It's the principle that counts here and not the not the amount of the subscription.
Subscription based software (for personal reasons and convictions) are simply out of the question.

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Re: Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by Hook » Wed May 12, 2021 10:36 pm

hooks wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 5:19 pm
It's the principle that counts here and not the not the amount of the subscription.
Subscription based software (for personal reasons and convictions) are simply out of the question.
That's fine and your choice. My only point was that what's offered for free, without subscription, is still pretty impressive. And unless you only have a phone or tablet, if you have desktop Softmaker Office, it's pretty easy to get along without the subscription features (I work in Dropbox and use Softmaker Office on Windows, Android and Linux),

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Re: Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by Hook » Sun May 23, 2021 9:24 pm

vikingson wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 7:39 pm
Just out of curiousity, how much is the monthly sub just for the Android version? I haven't seen a price. What I will do is during times I need the extra features I will sub for awhile, then unsub when I don't.
Just wanted to note that, apparently, they have lowered the subscription price to $0.99/month USD (Just got a notification from The Playstore). There was a confusing email I received from Softmaker Friday that said that was the price and that for a single payment of $0.99 USD you would get the first year free. I have seen no signs that the year free is real (maybe only if you are a new subscriber-- that would be a little disappointing. I've emailed asking for clarification.

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Re: Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by martin-k » Sun May 23, 2021 9:32 pm

Price is US$0.99 per month, but we have an intro offer that gives you the whole first year for US$0.99.

If you have subscribed without taking advantage of this offer, you should unsubscribe and then subscribe again.
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Re: Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by Hook » Sun May 23, 2021 10:37 pm

martin-k wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 9:32 pm
Price is US$0.99 per month, but we have an intro offer that gives you the whole first year for US$0.99.

If you have subscribed without taking advantage of this offer, you should unsubscribe and then subscribe again.
Thanks. I unsubscribed, but I suspect I either have to wait until either they complete the price change (right now the Playstore simply says "price changing" or until my paid for period expires (Jun 14th) to resubscribe and get the offer...or both. I'll monitor it.

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Re: Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by vikingson » Mon May 24, 2021 4:25 pm

martin-k wrote:
Sun May 23, 2021 9:32 pm
Price is US$0.99 per month, but we have an intro offer that gives you the whole first year for US$0.99.

If you have subscribed without taking advantage of this offer, you should unsubscribe and then subscribe again.
Do I need to do anything besides simply subscribe for the 1 year at .99?

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Re: Suggestion for Android Office 2021 (marketing cost for subscriptions)

Post by martin-k » Mon May 24, 2021 4:26 pm

Just subscribe. Before you confirm, the app shows a little graphical display what amounts of money are due when.
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