Workona just dropped the hammer on “free” users today, apparently. I had something like 10 workspaces. “Free” now limits you to 5. And within workspaces, you now can’t have more than 3 resource sections. Apparently Workona picked the 5 they thought I should be limited to, picking the least useful ones in the process.
This meant that moving tabs back and forth between workspaces was a royal pain, and made much slower by pop-ups telling me (quite literally) every time I tried to move some tabs or do just about anything that I was beyond the “free” tier, and that I should pay up or delete some workspaces.
Which is, of course, exactly what I was trying to do. I figured I’d just make some more “resource sections” to save my tabs until I could get things under control and evaluate purchasing. My usage pattern has fallen under “free” for a considerable amount of time, so it’s not like it was a time-limited trial or anything.
The thing is, it’s not that expensive. $7 / month (yearly) or $9 / month (monthly) isn’t that bad for a tool like this.
It was incredibly frustrating though to out of nowhere, while I was working on something have it lock down half of my spaces and demand that I either pay up now or put up with incessant pop-ups until I got things sorted out.
If they’d sent a friendly email, or popped up a message saying “hey, just so you know - in 24 hours your Workona workspace will be limited. Please consider upgrading, or planning accordingly” I’d probably have just upgraded.
But honestly, a sudden lockdown without warning makes me not want to give the company any of my money. It just feels like a jerky thing to do in general if it hasn’t been announced ahead of time.