I recently updated my Notion database which I use to track my subscriptions.
I have 42 subscriptions. Subscriptions are for apps (Ulysess, 1Password etc), services (email, Next DNS etc), streaming services (netflix, tidal etc). A number of these services are shared with the family. The most expensive was Apple Premier Plan and the cheapest one is Sleep Cycle (grandfathered into the old plan $2 a year)
Anyway, the total came to USD1306 a year.
Honestly, It felt like a lot of money and even after going through the entire list, there isn’t one thing that I would cancel. Perhaps, Sleep Cycle because I do not use it anymore but it is only $2 a year
Probably depends on what you count as a “subscription”, but I get $1800/yr. I didn’t include Blue Apron, my ISP and other utilities, but did include the cost of my web domains and websites and print magazines.
I got depressed from calculating…that I had to stop calculating…I just hit $2,687/year…and there are still things missing from the list such as Fantastical, Ulysses, Slack, Adobe, Backblaze, Synology C2 and Wasabi that I use for NAS backup services. I think I am going to be sick.
I know this part is a bit extra. I am just always back and forth on the interface and structure. I have playlists in both and I can’t seem them to get a way to sync properly.
Spotify - great for discovering new music, algorithms, etc. My gripe is the way it connects to HomePod speakers, it messes up frequently.
Apple Music - When it comes to ‘decades’ genre (70s, 80s, etc), Apple seems to bring up more classical things I grew up hearing and surprised it doesn’t come up in Spotify. However, some of its lists are not dynamic enough, doesn’t discover new music, etc. However, I do like the ability that plays better on HomePod mini
It seems we are in the same boat. however, I am subscribed to Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and Youtube Music (part of Youtube Premium). My problem is that all these are family accounts and each member of my family is also somewhat undecided so they are using either Spotify or Apple Music. Family plans are extremely sticky.
Disney+ - Family
Hulu + - Wife
Netflix - Wife
YNAB - Wife
Productive - Wife
Quicken - Me
Apple One - Family
Darkroom - Me
Movie Explorer - Me
Infuse - Me
Scores App - Me
Copy’em - Me
Parcel - Me
Deliveries - Me
Tweetbot - Me
1password - Family
Office 365- Family
On the Chopping block:
Airmail - Unless they have another major update I’m likely done.
Evernote - tried to like it but just don’t trust it
1Blocker - moving to different security platform
History Vault - Wife
Tidal - Me
Fantastical/Cardhop - Me
Likely future Subs:
Untangle NG Firewall
The Helm - Personal Secure Mailserver
Micro.blog or Ghost
this looks intriguing…will be keen to see how well it works.
Curious, why you are subscribed to both parcel and deliveries? I previously used Deliveries but despite switching to a subscription model, their updates have been slow. Parcel on the other hand has been rocking it and the amazon integration is awesome.
I’ve seen the same with Parcel vs Deliveries. Deliveries is a beautiful app but I keep going back to what someone said on these boards which was along the line of “what apps increased their updates significantly after going subscription?”
Deliveries is a prime example of the pricing model changing but not the frequency and quality of the updates IMO. I’ll probably cancel my Deliveries sub…it’s truly redundant. Parcels to me is superior in notification speed and features.
I hope to order my Helm in a month or so and hope I don’t have to wait the full 8 weeks for delivery. I’m trying to decloudify. Getting a Synology or QNAP this year to start consolidating files to RAID-5 storage.
I’m glad you hipped me to Next DNS. I”m also going to investigate tools like Cloudflare etc to tighten up my security.
Mine is about $1903.40. Would have been more expensive if I live in the US since most of this has regional pricing and my sister shares her HBO Max, Hulu and Disney+ account. I’m SHOOKT just seeing how much I spent on productivity and entertainment. Biggest expense is 3 Squarespace website.
I think I’m going to steer away from calculating how much I spent on Switch games and physical books from 2021.