Is Scrivener underpriced?
One of the joys of being a Mac user is the community of people developing cool software that does the job. (Where does the canard originate that Windows users have all the specialist software and Macs none?). After a few few weeks it looks like Scrivener might become as important to my work as Framework IV was in DOS days (a piece of software that has never been surpassed in elegance of design and power). And given that it is being produced by a part-time (self-taught?) programmer who just wants to be a writer is downright amazing.
Yes there are things I’d love it to do. But I am happy, very happy to accept it for what it is. But I do have a beef.
It’s too cheap. Under priced. Not a financial indication of its worth. A steal.
I buy and use software to work with - to make money. Maybe you thought that a low price was necessary to test the market. Or that all writers are poor and you want to be philanthropic. Maybe.
But: $99 (less than fifty quid here) would be a bargain for most professional users. Twice that would begin to reflect its value and be near the price of some of the other products people mention in the same breath as Scrivener. So here’s a poll: