• @[email protected]
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    2911 months ago

    That’s what I thought, but not keen on it having ads/subscription model. I’d be happy to pay one off but that isn’t available (at least yet). I understand the guy needs to eat, but right now I for me personally there isn’t a value add vs. the FOSS clients.

    • @Twitchy1
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      1411 months ago

      Remove ads option, not Ultra(subscription). $20 is a bit steep at first glance but… I used the reddit version for years. Gonna be gladly paying it once my Google Rewards account gets a bit closer.

      • @moitoi
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        1611 months ago

        It was something like $3.89 for the pro back in the days.

        • @[email protected]
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          2411 months ago

          Sync Pro for Reddit cost $4.99 and had 100,000+ downloads. Total active Lemmy users is probably less than 100,000 users right now, and only a small fraction of them might consider buying a Lemmy app, so the price hike is understandable.

          • @moitoi
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            711 months ago

            4.99 was when he raised the price. It was cheaper.

            I understand the fact Lemmy has a smaller user basse. The new price is a bit too much. With a small user base, the competition is greater.

          • @moitoi
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            211 months ago

            And at the beginning, it was like 1$. When you have the full history, it looks like another raise of the price.

    • PickledPoops
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      611 months ago

      I can’t stand ads or subscriptions. However sync has a one time purchase ad removal. To me it was worth it to support the development and make my lemmy experience more enjoyable.

      • @[email protected]
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        1211 months ago

        As soon as I think of it as helping a dev out vs simply purchasing an app, it makes the price on things like that much easier to swallow (especially knowing it’s going to a person and not into some corporate bank account). I use Memmy for iOS myself and there isn’t a paid version of any sort yet, so I made sure to donate $20 to the dev as a thank you.

        • @TurboDiesel
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          211 months ago

          Yeah, I mean LJdawson needs to eat too. And $20 to support a small software dev (it’s literally just him) in return for… how many hours of scrolling? Seems fair to me.

          Plus, IIRC he’s said he won’t be turning on the trackers anyway.

    • @MrHandyMan
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      Not sure if it got updated, but at least I have one lff lifetime subscription possibility in the settings

      It’s pretty expensive though