I'm planning to buy Camtasia for Mac and I noticed that there is a big difference in price between the MacOS store $99 vs Website $249 .. Is there a difference between 2 version?
What I see is Camtasia 2019 on the Mac App Store. This is confusing because I have a subscription (two of them) directly with TechSmith that allows running on > 2 computers. So, if you purchase on the MAS ()up to several Macs), what happens to Camtasia 2020 and beyond?
Hi, there, sorry for the delay in response; we'd missed it. Here's the deal:
- There is no functional difference between the two
- Upgrade pricing is not a thing on the Mac App Store, so we can't do what we do on our own store and offer a lower price to upgrade to new versions. This left everybody on the App Store paying full price for each new version. That felt unfair.
- You can only install Camtasia Mac if purchased through the App Store, however the license for the version sold on our own site can be used on Mac OR Windows, or both if you are the only user of it- meaning, you can't 'give' it to a friend, but if you have 2 machines you personally are using, or leverage a virtual machine, you can put the appropriate version on each.
I agree with both the customer and the company. Having a product offering on the Apple App store gives you a market that you wouldn't normally reach for sure. I have four systems (Mac and Windows) and I subscribe to several TechSmith products including Snagit and Camtasia. I think what prospective customers NEED TO KNOW in the product description on the store is that you may be able to use the app on your Macs but you won't be able to upgrade past the major version you license. Pretty simple. The worst part about all of this, a definite pet peeve of mine, is the complexity associated with licensing rules and constraints. Software vendors need to be bloody clear up front.