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Doug Nebeker ("Doug")
I've been using MediaCoder for a while and last night when I came home, this nag screen was popped open on my desktop:
It wouldn't let me continue the app until I donated, or solved an easy math question. Never seen this sort of nag concept before. What are your thoughts? I feel it's not bad, but as an end-user I just did the math and kept using it regardless.
BTW, when I first downloaded it, it was marketed as free, so I was surprised to see the nag. This Google cache of the website proves the once-free status:
Hate apps that employ bait-and-switch tactics.
It's OK but likely to get old very quickly. I think that "free" versions are better if they are feature limited but still useful rather than carping at you every time they start up to buy. Feature limiting allows users to get used to the software, understand it, and one day (hopefully) they'll realize that removing the limitations will make the software better.
I've been using that sort of technique for a while and it's paid off handsomely.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Nagging is never a good basis for a relationship, whether it is with a human or a piece of software, IMHO.
I once came across some software that nagged you in audio, using a very abrasive scottish woman's voice. I couldn't uninstall it fast enough!
Friday, September 05, 2014
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