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TL;DR:

 

  • I want to support affinity with a voluntary monthly tip.
    • at least while in times when I have a reliable income
  • Maybe you could offer something like a patreon- or steady-account

 

 

Long version:

 

Hola people,

 

I love the affinity products. I love to pay only once for a product. And I love to support what I love, when I can.

 

You know, I'm happy to pay monthly a little bit for my journalistic content (if the money really goes to the journalists and not to a marketing department, a printing house, or something anachronistic stuff) or other services. I also like to support open source and non-profit-organizations, when I think they make the world a better place. As long as it's voluntary.

 

In the past I often thought about how much I like affinitys products and that I really profit from them. And that I'm grateful that affinitys old-school affordable pricing model made it possible for me to get into a creative professional field.

 

I feel the need for help preserving this kind of pricing model long term, so that other people around the globe and in the future got the same opportunities like me. For example, so many people in the USA struggle with their student loans, when in the same time, people build careers out of the 55 € program on their older sisters mac and some YouTube Tutorials. So many parents complaining about the school systems, while I see their children sitting in their rooms and becoming professional 2D or 3D artists just for fun.

 

No one can stop the world from changing, but everyone, regardless of whether aware or not, is influencing the direction of the change. Imho more and more people are starting to think in this kind of mindset.

 

If you would offer a way to support you on a voluntary way, I would be happy to support you as long as I can afford a little bit altruism.

 

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I'll PM you my bank account details. ;)

 

One way to support us is by spreading the word and getting more people on board.  Affinity can only get better while it is being supported by people buying our apps.


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On 5/18/2018 at 2:15 PM, andarted said:

a way to support you

Purchase multiple licenses, to support Affinity.
Offer these licenses to donate, to support students and others who do not have money to buy.
Of course, this could be organized by Serif. He could create an official account to which we could contribute, and from him support students and novice artists.


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Donation to Affinity is like donating to someone with millions of Dollars. Its a nice gesture, but I don't thing its necessary in this situation. If you wan't to donate, there are far beter options in my opinion ;) 

Don't get me wrong, I support them by owning every product they have, including the books. 

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The thing about buying licenses for giving them to someone else sounds interesting... as individuals and not companies, could we do that? @Patrick Connor, @MEB

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Yes you may (for the Affinity Store),  but you cannot do it as a surprise with the account in their name. The order email goes out to the email address on the order. So either you give them an order and product key with your email address on, or you order it on their email address and then tell them the password you created the account with... Neither are very nice. In the Apple store you buy them a voucher and we get 80% of it (or something like that) 


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Thanks for your answer. So, maybe it’d be easier to give the money instead of the license itself.

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On 5/30/2018 at 6:39 PM, Ben said:

One way to support us is by spreading the word and getting more people on board.  Affinity can only get better while it is being supported by people buying our apps.

Hm.. maybe I'll add a 'we use those tools' section on a future update of our homepage.

 

On 5/31/2018 at 11:36 AM, Pšenda said:

Purchase multiple licenses, to support Affinity.
Offer these licenses to donate, to support students and others who do not have money to buy.
Of course, this could be organized by Serif. He could create an official account to which we could contribute, and from him support students and novice artists.

That's actually a nice idea. Serif's getting money and young people are getting good tools. Paying once - supporting twice.

 

Even though, I doubt that these things will have any significant longterm effect in funding Affinity. I assume, adobe didn't forced their customers into this unpleasant abo system out of greed, but because of maneuvering into the financial necessity to do so. Could have something to do with market saturation and the difficulty of improving an already very optimized tool.

But I only want to clarify my first post here. I'm absolutely sure that there are people working at Affinity, that know incredible much more about finances and distribution than me. I absolutely don't want to start a discussion about internals. I just wanted to declare that I would be willing to voluntary support affinity, even it's a company in the classical sense. And that I doubt that I'm so special, that I'm the only one with such a mindset.

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