Thanks to Setapp for sponsoring BrettTerpstra.com this week! Setapp is an answer to an app world with increasing subscription fatigue, and I know Setapp both as a regular user and as a developer making income on the platform. In both regards I’m a happy customer and am thrilled to have Macpaw and Setapp supporting my work here. Seriously, if you haven’t tried it, it really is worth your time to go take a look.
Apple keeps taking new directions, and lately one of them is moving their products to a subscription-based model. Both Arcade and Apple News+, released this year, have the same goal: to kill the paywall — but obviously not their own. They aim to eliminate paying for each separate item and allow access for a single price.
Setapp — one of the first software products of its kind — appeared on the Mac market a few years ago, even before Apple started the switch to subscription. Setapp is a large collection of 150 Mac applications available for a single price of $9.99/month. The total price of all apps combined goes well over $4000. Users are free to install and use as many apps as they please, the collection continuously grows, and all future app updates are included in the subscription.
The apps on Setapp cover virtually any job on Mac, from web development and design to task management, personal finance, travel plans, and photo editing. Every app goes through a thorough vetting procedure to earn its place on Setapp: it has to comply with high quality standards and be one of the best in its niche.
Setapp is still a unique concept for the software market, where most of subscriptions only cover a single app. The goal is to have a go-to place for any task, without having to search for apps elsewhere and pay for each. Setapp is free to try for 7 days and it’s sporting a fresh new design. Give it a go!