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Topic: Shareware vs nagware

I suspect that many developers do not use a paradigm nagware only because of a certain psychological tearing away: the idea to spoil own program can seem ridiculous. Actually shareware and nagware it basically one and too: anyway the free program should have a trimmed functional, and to restrict it in operation period - only one of set of variants. To do the free version of functional it makes sense at initial stages when still it is necessary to win audience, and then a free functional to reduce is better. I, for example, made Lite the version of the program in 2005 and since then it did not update. I heard there is still such method of propagation, do not remember as it is called: at first your program is completely free, and when there comes any date, the program sharply ceases to work and users should buy. This subject has also ethical (or as it to name, can corporate) an aspect. When one developer does the free version of very functional in comparison with competitors, it gets advantage in a market gain but if such developers will be much, they appear at a loss (it as a dumping). And if to many people will apply the reception described above (the program is completely free before any date), users will simply skip from one as though the free program to another. I will return to nagware. To implement it it is possible, for example, : from time to time the user should type in a text window a line from the several characters generated casually by the program and shown to it. It would be interesting to me to understand better what should be the optimal size of this line that and to purchases to stimulate, and from free use not to force to refuse. A specific question: the user in the West how many is ready to pay to disconnect necessity 3 times a week to type a casual line from 6 characters (for example 2YeF6T)? I suppose, from 20 to 100 dollars (i.e. optimal I would name the price in 50). But I am afraid to be mistaken strongly. And I strongly lagged behind life - tell as on android/ios conditions with all that here is mentioned?

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Re: Shareware vs nagware

Hello, Khimik, you wrote: K> the Specific question: the user in the West how many is ready to pay to disconnect necessity 3 times a week to type a casual line from 6 characters (for example 2YeF6T)? I suppose, from 20 to 100 dollars (i.e. optimal I would name the price in 50). But I am afraid to be mistaken strongly. In  if the expanded authorization is installed, he on each login (roughly speaking, once a day) demands to enter the code from the smart phone and anything, there live people. So 3 times a week are a kindergarten

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Hello, CyberDemon, you wrote: CD> In  if the expanded authorization is installed, he on each login (roughly speaking, once a day) demands to enter the code from the smart phone and anything, there live people. There the tick is "to remember the password" and there is nothing to enter it is not necessary every day.

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Re: Shareware vs nagware

Hello, Tinman, you wrote: CD>> In  if the expanded authorization is installed, he on each login (roughly speaking, once a day) demands to enter the code from the smart phone and anything, there live people. T> there the tick is "to remember the password" and there is nothing to enter it is not necessary every day. If in the client the such works, here in the browser, unfortunately, is not present. But that is not the question. 3 times a week, I consider is a little.

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Re: Shareware vs nagware

Hello, Khimik, you wrote: K> I Will return to nagware. To implement it it is possible, for example, : from time to time the user should type in a text window a line from the several characters generated casually by the program and shown to it. It would be interesting to me to understand better what should be the optimal size of this line that and to purchases to stimulate, and from free use not to force to refuse. K> a specific question: the user in the West how many is ready to pay to disconnect necessity 3 times a week to type a casual line from 6 characters (for example 2YeF6T)? I suppose, from 20 to 100 dollars (i.e. optimal I would name the price in 50). But I am afraid to be mistaken strongly. Try to create system on recognition

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K> the Specific question: the user in the West how many is ready to pay to disconnect necessity 3 times a week to type a casual line from 6 characters (for example 2YeF6T)? The user is ready to pay for the decision of the problems, instead of for idiotic requirements of the developer. Compare "I paid 20 dollars and now I can interpose formulas directly into mail" and "I paid 20 dollars if only not to see more than these foolish requests to enter ". In the first case the user bought possibility, in the second - paid off. The positive reinforcement , especially when is on sale a subscription to the program. That instead of "transited as early as a year, drive " to the user it was told "look that else abrupt now you can make for the spent money". And on a subject: in most cases for "one-time" programs it is necessary simply to forbid to be saved in a demo. All features are accessible, all is, all works, but to use result it is impossible.

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Re: Shareware vs nagware

Hello, Matrix_Failure, you wrote: M_F> It is necessary not so to do nagware. M_F> What for to type a useless dial-up of letters. Make that after the first  each time the program demanded month of usage to reprint the different useful advertizing text: the title of a site, advantage of your program, the description of features What to waste time on trifles, then at once: Here it is sad and lonely. Talk to me, the traveler.

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ov> and on a subject: in most cases for "one-time" programs it is necessary simply to forbid to be saved in a demo. All features are accessible, all is, all works, but to use result it is impossible. I removed Advar from the games and programs - now completely free, people  links to products, the referential mass grows and on advertizing and sale of links already it is possible to live! 25. The charitable soul will be sated, and who  others that and will be given to drink. (Parables 11:25)