Problem - 2 computers per license!

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I often work on as many as 4-5 different machines throughout the course of the day (upstairs office, downstairs kitchen computer, 3 different work offices (I work out of 3 locations) and my laptop! Can Snagit be built to allow only one active login at a time, but as many installs as needed? Requiring an online login for verification would be okay by me!
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Like Office 365.
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Rick Stone

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David, are you referring to the "stripped down" and online versions of things like PowerPoint and word? Where you just log in and have access to them?

I have been a long time subscriber of Office 365 Home, and it limits me to installing on five devices total. I've never had the need to do this, but I believe I've tried their "On Line" or "Cloud based" versions and they may allow me to access them from anywhere as long as I know my Office login.

But I do know that I'm limited to the number of installed and activated versions.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I have an Office 356 Home subscription as well (since 2015) and have the full versions installed on all of my devices. With Office 365 Home, I can install on as many devices as I want but can only use the software on up to 5 devices concurrently.

You're right about the 'Online' versions. As long as you have an internet connection, you can connect and use from anywhere by logging in to 'Office Online'. I also share my subscription with family and the same limits apply to each user. In addition, I use the Android versions on my phone and tablet frequently. I have a 'Maintenance Agreement' for SnagIt and this functionality, the ability to install on any compatible device, using my 'Master key,' is what I would like to see from Techsmith. I don't have a problem with being limited to the number of instances that can be used at the same time.
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Call Tech Smith and ask one simple question: Is your software licensed to me or my PC? If it's licensed to you, you should be able to legally install on all your PCs as long as you are not actively using more than two at a time.

This answer should illicit comments from staff at TS, so let's wait and see.