Things 3.0(culturedcode.com)

over 4 years ago from Jonathan Suh, Designer at Planning Center

  • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, over 4 years ago

    What about it?

    6 points
    • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, over 4 years ago

      Software isn't supposed to cost money, obviously.

      9 points
      • Account deleted over 4 years ago

        I love how you went to extreme, bravo, hope you feel better now. It is overpriced piece of software. 50 dollars for to do app is too much.

        1 point
        • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, over 4 years ago

          Is it? A dropped to-do can damage client trust, which to me is worth the $50. I've used Things for years, and will go for the update, it's just part of the cost of doing business for me, and worth it. Overpriced is a relative thing.

          3 points
          • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, over 4 years ago

            Exactly.

            This is well crafted software, it isn't just a web app wrapped with electron.

            Also, I'd like to commend Things for not going the route of what seems to be everyone else, and putting subscription costs on their software. Purchase once, and it's yours.

            Nearly all competitors to Things do this, including the one recommended here. While there isn't a free version of Things to compete directly with these, I like the concept that the software isn't intentionally limited to make $30 a year from subscribers.

            I also like the notion of supporting independent software providers like Cultured Code.

            3 points
            • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, over 4 years ago

              I also like the one-time purchase model, though there are some products where the subscription makes sense. Sketch comes to mind as it has so much potential for ongoing growth, where something like Things can stand incremental improvements in point updates, but doesn't seem poised to take big leaps, so I'm pretty content to pay for that.

              2 points
              • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, over 4 years ago

                As well as companies where the full purchase price would be otherwise prohibitive. For example, I believe Creative Cloud was one of the best decisions Adobe has made in recent years.

                I don't know if I believe the same about Sketch however. I know they release loads of frequent updates, and that could very well justify it, but I wouldn't be against a major version-update billing model.

                1 point
            • Account deleted over 4 years ago

              It seems your 50 dollars and mine doesn't have the same weight because we obviously come from a different countries where your 50 dollars is probbaly pocket money and for me this is loads of money. Todoist is cheaper and works very nice.

              Silly me, I always forget that World is only USA.

              3 points
              • Joshua TurnerJoshua Turner, over 4 years ago

                When you consider the premium subscription, which includes many of the features Things 3 provides, Todoist would cost more than Things 3 after the first year.

                But you know, you're right. Everyone can value things differently. If I came across as rude in my initial comment, I apologize for that. But I do stand by my statement of paying for quality software over expecting a free version of everything to exist.

                5 points
                • Account deleted over 4 years ago

                  Todoist have all thing I need, and when use some sort of reminders and Paper I get nice budle for organisation for free. But that is just me, I understand somebody would rather purchase premium to-do app and just use it instead of tinkering with several apps. When I intend to purchase something I toss my coins for a months before I make purchase so I was shocked to see such price for a to-do app (okay, it is feature packed but it is still a to-do app). This is just a clash of classes. If I could I would purchase this in a blink of an eye.

                  1 point
        • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, over 4 years ago

          Not over-priced. Maybe more than you'd like to spend / can afford to spend, that's fine. Lots of things like that for me. How does that make it "over-priced"? It's worth whatever people will pay for it.

          0 points
      • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, over 4 years ago

        You make a product, you get to charge whatever you want for it. You can buy it or not. Some really great things I want are more expensive than I want to pay. I don't understand how people have a problem with this. Entitlement is shaming / forcing other people to discount their work because we feel we deserve it.

        "Man, that Ferrari is sweet... that price tho"

        1 point