(It’d be nice if we can avoid repeating the “I’m against subscriptions” mantra, somehow, because there’s plenty of places for that on this forum!)
I’m particularly interested in apps that have shown rapid feature development since switching to a subscription model, or services that are well worth their monthly cost. Bonus points if they switched from a one-time purchase model and are better off for it.
Blot.im: blog just by saving Markdown files to a Dropbox (or Git) folder. $3/month. It’s incredible.
Agenda: note service that provides permanent access to features released while you are subscribed. The Agenda team is also amazingly responsive to their own Discourse forum.
Brain.fm: I love soundscape apps and I love subscription apps that offer lifetime purchases. I bought in to Brain.fm at release with a one-time lifetime subscription at a decent discount. Nowadays I kinda wish that had been Endel, though.
I also pay for PDF Viewer Pro and Overcast Premium, though I’m less enthusiastic about those.
Speaking of apps and app/services only (even tho I love blot.im too)
Day-one (I journal too little and fancy to do it in drafts)
Ulysses (switched back to iawriter - and the tons of text editors I own - and waiting for nvultra)
Adobe cc photography (for Capture one)
Paying for MS office but don’t love it
Not much more as subscriptions go (might have forgotten something)
Omg. “Find happiness by contemplating your mortality.”
Probably the most creative one we’ll see on here… can you talk about the experience more?
A couple of colleagues of mine (futurists) worked with the future of death in different ways. One built a design fiction experience to let you live through your own death in order to facilitate this kind of reflection. I didn’t get to try it, but these morbid-yet-healthful initiatives are forever curious to me.