• Pedro Laguna, over 6 years ago

    I feel like the pricing model for Sketch is actually similar to Framer if you look closely.

    We just had to renew all of our licenses for Sketch at the startup I'm working on and we really had to question ourselves if we wanted it that badly. We decided to stick with Version 44.1 for a while and began our experiments with Figma and Framer.

    Of course we will be able to use the current version forever, but if some next update adds something vital to our workflow, Sketch is gonna become a recurrent bill of our company.

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    • Renato de LeãoRenato de Leão, over 6 years ago

      Pedro, well sort of... as you said at least you can still use your current version forever. That's how it was before "monthly billing software" become cool/standard. I never expected to buy once and get infinite updates forever. (Adobe CSx times)

      We (my startup) bought our license when sketch was on version 2x, they have updated their pricing model last year or so to that "1 year of updates", which is still a good deal IMO.

      My only "fear" is that big updates/features become scheduled relative to one year after the month with more purchased licenses, which is a major setback for product evolution, but an understandable decision from a business perspective. But hey, that's just me and my conspiracy theories ahah :p

      PS: We're dealing with the exact same question about renewing license at my company as I write this words, for now we're gonna stick with current version and leave the rest in Sketch's team hands: to produce awesome features that make us do the renewal. That's how a user-business relationship should be IMO.

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