Okay friends… I have an idea that I’m just floating out there. I understand that the subscription model is great for developers and helps get updates out faster and lets them buy their shoes. But I am in a place where I’m trying to meter my spending a little better. So let’s try a little experiment:
If you had to set up your worklife using only apps marketed with the traditional model or something similar and could not use subscription based apps, what would you use? I’m looking for what you think are the best. To set it up, I’ll list what I currently use and what some better alternatives may be, then it’s your turn.
Text Creation (the majority of what I do): I currently use Ulysses because I write in markdown. Replacement: iA Writer
Notes: I use a combination of Evernote and some others but in the interest of simplification, replacement: Notebooks
Utilities: Currently use Clean My Mac and Gemini through Setapp. Replacement: I have no ideas
Password Keeper: Currently 1Password. Replacement: Actually I probably wouldn’t replace this one. Love 1P.
Get the idea? There are more categories I’m not covering so add yours.
P.S. I know this is very close to the subscriptions topic they covered on the podcast a few months ago but time has passed…alas… Have fun.