MacPaw (CleanMyMac developer) has launched a new (chi) phased new software, Setapp, which is currently recruiting internal testers. It is software, but I think about it is a brand new software sales model, or channel. MacPaw has brought together many developers to put their main software in Setapp for users to free, pay attention to free download, update and use, and these software can be real hard goods, and the default price is not low, users need Enjoy this new software acquisition experience with a monthly subscription fee of $9.99.
In the later stage of the Internet information explosion, whether it is desktop software or mobile applications, the characteristics of homogenization become more and more prominent, and the software or application itself can bring more and lower value-added benefits to developers. Traditional single pricing or a more flexible internal purchasing model does not seem to bring a qualitative leap to developer revenue. And MacPaw launched Setapp, it can be obvious that developers are also warming up, using resource binding to team up to occupy the user’s desktop, this innovative idea is indeed praise, but you do this, other development Businesses can also play like this. I think there will be many developers to do this model in the future. Well, the smoke of the battlefield has already been smelled, but the last beneficiaries are always our users.
Setapp does not design a main management interface like MacUpdate Desktop. After installation, users only insert an application folder or menu bar in the Dock and Menubar. For example, if I call the Setapp folder on the Dock, it will display all the software that settles in Setapp. The software has not been downloaded and installed to the local hard disk. Clicking the software icon will pop up the details page of the software, which looks like a Mac App Store. Click the “Open” button to actually deploy the software to the local installation. Whether it’s paid software or in-app purchase software, you’ll get all the features for free after launching from Setapp.
At the same time, the software that settles in Setapp will automatically accept the version updates sent by the developer, and Setapp will push them to the user at any time.
In general, Setapp’s goal is very clear, monopoly software pre-sales, good after-sales service, if you are interested in this new soft (fu) (wu), you can immediately log in to the official website to apply for internal testing, internal testing users can Try the free trial software.
At present, there are 77 Mac softwares that have settled in Setapp’s “Official Website”. It is only a matter of time to reach and exceed 100. At present, Setapp’s software discovery window is already a small “App Store”, you can even see the left side. There is already a software category bar. The Mac software under Setapp will also be updated with its standalone version or MAS version, and the subscriber will save a lot of manual update operation time.