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Once I buy a license to use an Affinity app, how many computers is the license valid for?


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I believe its 5 for home use, so 5 PC's or if you buy the Mac version 5 Macs.For commercial I believe its 2 


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Hi PAULRFONTENOT,

Welcome to the forums :)

As can be seen in the Affinity EULA ;

you are permitted:
(i) if you are a private individual, to download, install, use and run for personal use, one (1) copy of the Serif Software directly on each computer running Microsoft Windows or Mac OS (dependant on license purchase) that you personally own or control.

We used to limit this to 5 computers, but it appears this is no longer the case!

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11 minutes ago, Dan C said:

We used to limit this to 5 computers, but it appears this is no longer the case!

I think there was a misunderstanding about the Apple T&Cs relating to digital downloads, perhaps confounded by the rules governing ‘Family Sharing’.


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Thanks for the clarification Alfred, our recently updated EULA appears to be written with Affinity.store purchases directly in mind, with a clause regarding the Apple App Store under the Mac OS section (halfway down the EULA).

Of course you must comply with any restrictions put in place by Apple when installing from the App Store in regards to multiple Macs sharing the same login, or any additional restrictions when using 'Family Sharing', however when installing a .dmg obtained directly from ourselves it appears there is no maximum limit to the number of PCs you can install on under one license, provided they are of course owned and controlled by the original purchaser and they are a 'private individual user' :)

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1 hour ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

I think there was a misunderstanding about the Apple T&Cs relating to digital downloads, perhaps confounded by the rules governing ‘Family Sharing’.

Apps bought through the Mac App Store never had a 5 Mac limit. As best as I can tell, the confusion about that had two sources:

1. Many years ago, Apple sold apps on physical media that came with one of two licenses. One license permitted installing & using the app on a single Mac computer. The other was the "Family Pack" version that permitted installation & use on up to 5 Macs owned by the members of the same family. The software in the box & the installer for it was the same for both; only the license & retail price was different. IIRC, there was no distinction made between commercial & personal use.

When Apple stopped selling any of its apps on physical media, they stopped selling "Family Pack" versions, but "Family Pack" & "Family Sharing" are enough alike that many people confused the two.

2. Apple's EULA for Mac App Store purchases is part of the umbrella "Apple Media Services Terms and Conditions" legal document, a.k.a. the 'iTunes Terms' agreement (because the URL for the U.S. version still has "itunes" in it). That document has different provisions for apps, iBooks, music, etc. It is very easy to confuse the provisions for apps, which do not have a 5 Mac limit, with the provisions for the others that do.

As it is now the updated Affinity EULA for the Mac app versions very closely (& much more clearly!) parallels Apple's own EULA.


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On 11/24/2018 at 1:35 PM, Dan C said:

Hi PAULRFONTENOT,

Welcome to the forums :)

As can be seen in the Affinity EULA ;

you are permitted:
(i) if you are a private individual, to download, install, use and run for personal use, one (1) copy of the Serif Software directly on each computer running Microsoft Windows or Mac OS (dependant on license purchase) that you personally own or control.

We used to limit this to 5 computers, but it appears this is no longer the case!

I'm currently using an Apple Mac (desktop), but I get the Windows only license. Only link to Apple use is a link to "iTunes" in (7). Now, all my licenses are either iPad or Windows, but have you also altered your stance on "inter-OS" licensing (i.e. whether you use Windows or Mac)?

The more licenses you need (I currently use two on Windows - Photos and Designer - in addition to my separate iPad use also including both apps), the bigger the chances are, that you also own macOS equipped hardware. Is it now also possible to use the Windows license on macOS versions of the Affinity products? I'm certainly not buying a separate license for macOS in addition to my Windows and iPad licenses for both Photos and Designer.

How 'bout it?

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Hi kfriis :)

Unfortunately our licenses aren't cross platform, you'll have to purchase a separate Mac license if you wish to use Affinity on MacOS, apologies.

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Hi all,

 

Sorry for being slow! Just to clarify, does it not matter if I purchase through Affinity or Apple App Store if I intend to use the software on my iMac or MacBook? I've downloaded the trials / betas direct from here but just wanted to check.

 

Thanks,

Ed

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No worries Ed :)

That's correct, if you purchase through the Apple App Store you'll just need to sign into the same Apple account on each computer. If you purchase through the Affinity store then you just sign in to your store account to download the software on each computer, I hope this helps!

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