App Store Pricing


#1

Hey, MarginNote Team

The pricing for the Mac App Store version seems off. It is £48.99 on the Mac App Store but only £33.50 via Fastspring.

Please can you let me know why there is such a big difference in price?

Jun


#2

Yep, I second that, quite pricey too.
It’s the equivalent of £40 from my MAS.

The notability app is the same price for iOS and Mac, hoping that it would be the same for this awesome app too.


#3

Fastspring pricing is the educational discount pricing. 40% off.

A couple notes on the “high price”…

PDF Expert is the defacto PDF markup tool on iOS and Mac. On the Mac, it’s $79.99. MarginNote can do what PDF Expert does, x100. Considering this is a 1 time purchase, and how well MarginNote works, even $50 is cheap for such a unique productivity tool. We can start complaining if/when MarginNote becomes a subscription (although we’d expect more and quicker updates as a result).


#4

MarginNote is well worth the money. I am simply wondering if the discrepancy between FastSpring and the App Store is intentional.


#5

Hiya,

Yep - when I bought MarginNote 3 with an educational discount, it was via fastspring (~$26).


#6

Hi Jun, for now we have 3 venues for MarginNote 3 on Mac:

  1. Mac AppStore version. No device limit, providing in-app-purchase.
  2. Official Licensed version. Using fastspring as checkout platform. This version is cheaper than that of the Mac AppStore one in that it can only be used to activate 2 devices.
  3. Setapp. Subscribers of Setapp now have access to the Mac version as well.

Regards,
MarginNote
Support Team


#7

Thank you for explaining the differences. Also, it’s great to see Setapp is an option.


#8

After my complaining above and the list of options suggested to use the Mac app,
I eventually went with the SetApp option.

To be honest there’s only a few of the apps from the subscription I’ll be making use of though MN3 is the main reason it even became an option to look at.