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Why I pay
Authored by: stetner on Apr 21, '04 09:31:23PM
I never understood why people pay money for CodeTek. Desktop Manager is hands down the best that there is for Mac OS X. I particularly like the transition effects when switching dekstops: rotating cube, swirl in/out, fade in/out. Of course I turned these off after about a day's use :)
Well, speaking for myself, I pay for it because:
  • It was available before anything else
  • I feel it is of higher quality than DM
  • I feel it is reasonably priced (even though I am a student)

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Re: Why I pay
Authored by: sjk on Apr 22, '04 12:11:44AM

Same reasons for me, 'cept I'm an sysadmin rather than a student. :-)

Maybe CodeTek lost customers during the 2.x->3.x price fiasco, but I'm not one to quibble over a few $$ for any app/util that continues to provide such a significant difference in the usability of my iBook. Plus I've always had positive, informative, intelligent communication with the company and that's the kind of Mac developer I want to support. Others include DEVONtechnologies and Ranchero Software.

Most smaller, Mac-only businesses enjoy working with the platform and probably face more economic concerns over sheer survival in the current market than aspirations of becoming flilthy, greedy rich. ;-)

I think we'd all benefit if more price critics gave serious consideration to the counterproductivity of their "selfish" attitudes.

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