Ukrainian MacPaw makes best Mac apps available on a subscription basis
MacPaw, a Kyiv (Kiev)-based Mac software development company with more than five million customers worldwide, just announced the launch of a flat-fee subscription offer for Setapp, its service designed for macOS app users and developers.
Presented as an “unstore alternative to Apple’s Mac App Store,” the new service aims to save your time and money when working with the ocean of more than 30,000 Mac applications.
Setapp makes available a full package of popular curated macOS applications right on your Macbook for $9.99 per month. So far, the offer includes 61 apps, while in future as many as 300 apps are expected to be accessible via Setapp.
“Instead of paying for upgrades, users of Setapp get access to fully functional software with the latest updates delivered continuously in the background,” according to the press release.
“Setapp makes it possible to find the right apps quickly and easily, and you can try out as many apps as you like because they’re all included in the flat monthly subscription fee. Each app included in the Setapp service is specially selected based on usability, quality and a great user experience,” said Oleksandr Kosovan, founder and CEO of MacPaw.
Subscribers can enjoy unlimited access to the best apps in a variety of categories — from video, photography and graphic design to business, personal productivity and finance, thanks to the new offer.
For example, RapidWeaver, Ulysses, CleanMyMac, iMazing, Shimo, WiFi Explorer, MoneyWiz, Polarr, Disk Drill, iStat Menus, XMind are available via the service.
In addition to end users, the offer may be used by developers as well. With Setapp “taking care of everything including marketing and advertising, payment processing, app delivery, and customer support for billing and licensing issues,” developers may submit their products to the MacPaw team.
“For indie developers, the Setapp subscription model can potentially grant a steady income and give us more time to invest in developing a better product,” said Danilo Bonardi, developer of Image2icon, a popular Mac app that makes it fast and easy to customize Mac icons.