Subscribed vs Free
Its come to our attention lately that there are a lot of Informant 5 users that rely on the application daily but may be missing out on some great features. If you or someone you know happens to be using the “Free” version of Pocket Informant 5 here is what you are missing-
A few more benefits of a subscription to Informant 5 include the following-
Unlimited use of the Informant Sync service
Use of the Pocket Informant for Android application
Assurance that you will always have the latest release of Informant 5 for iOS that your device will support
Good or Best?
Informant 5 in free mode is a good calendar application. Informant 5 with a subscription is one of the best Personal Information Management applications available on the iOS platform with unparalleled capabilities and flexibility.
So if you haven’t yet considered moving to a subscription we urge you to take another look. If value is your concern, the subscribed version of the application is an excellent value. The annual subscription costs 50 cents US per week, for those two quarters users get the iOS application, the Android application, unlimited use of the Informant Sync service, plus free unlimited and exceptional application support. By any measure an outstanding value!
For any questions that you may have feel free to contact our support team, they will be glad to help you. You can open a support case from the settings area of the Informant 5 application support tab or from pocketinformant.com/support
Subscribed access allows viewing of multiple calendar data at the same time
In the Free mode Pocket Informant will allow you to create and use multiple calendars however you will only be able to view the default calendar. To view your other calendars you will have to go to the settings and set the calendar you wish to view as the default calendar each time. With a subscription you can view the data from multiple calendars at the same time.
Subscribed users also gain access to the powerful task management tools of Pocket Informant
Pocket Informant takes task management to new levels with multiple task modes including Getting Things Done or Franklin Covey. Further items such as next actions, checklists, subtasks, and projects add to the power of the task view.
Another subscriber exclusive for use with tasks are the Smart Filters
Smart Filters are user defined task groups. When you create the Smart Filter you can set a single condition or multiple conditions for tasks the meet to be included in your Smart Filters. This is a great way group and refine your task list for quick and easy viewing of tasks.
Preview all that Pocket Informant has to offer for FREE!!
To preview Pocket Informant for iOS or Android for free for two weeks please go to the following link and create a trial Informant Sync account. https://pocketinformantonline.appspot.com/signup
Then go to the Pocket Informant settings, accounts, and tap the add button, add an Informant Sync account and tap begin sync. This will unlock the Pocket Informant application for the duration of the sync subscription or trial allowing users to experience all of the features of the application.
An application that can be as complex or as simple as you prefer-
The Pocket Informant application is made to be what you want it to be, with a vast array of settings users can configure Informant in a variety of ways to manage their events and tasks very simply or they can choose to add complexity to their specific preferences. Some customers prefer a simple to do list while others want a very refined task list or calendar view while others desire something in between. With Pocket Informant the choice is yours!
Feel free to contact our support team with any questions that you may have
We respond to all support cases, if you do not get a response within one business day please check your spam or junk email filters for our reply. Support is closed weekends and holidays.
As you offer the subscription (all or nothing), it is fraud against the customer. All the blandishments don’t help.
How is a subscription fraud?
Every – and I really mean EVERY – “rent-a-software” is detrimental to the customer. And the longer they rent this software, the greater the disadvantage.
The developer first has to pay for the development. Depending on the subscription, these costs are more or less quickly recovered. Afterwards the costs consist essentially of repair and marginal changes. There is no need to develop something new or further. The money comes anyway.
But the customer always runs the risk of losing the subscribed functions. Maybe he doesn’t have enough money anymore, maybe Keith just doesn’t feel like it anymore and switches off the servers. (Your website had the last few days enormous problems!)
I stick to it: Software subscription for program functions (especially for basic functions) is a loss-making business for the customer! And I will definitely not participate!
We appreciate all points of view on this but the bottom line is that a subscription is truly the ONLY way that software companies can survive. I could explain all of the history and why’s to get here but we’ve done so much of that you can find that information in many places. I will make it very simple and personal. In your life it takes money to survive, you have to pay the electric bill, pay the mortgage, buy groceries. To do this you likely have an employer. Making a one time software purchase and expecting it to be updated and improved always is the same as your employer coming to you on day one of your job and saying here is one regular paycheck, that’s all you get, now for the next 20 years we expect you to do your job better, improve our company, grow but you won’t get paid ever again, and you better not fail us or we’ll tell everyone that you are a terrible worker. That sounds absurd…right?
Our company needs people to make it go, we have to have a support team, we have to have a development team, our users like things like the weather feed and syncing their data. All of those things have a cost associated with them like your electric bill and groceries. So with a subscription we are contracting with our customers to receive a regular pay check in exchange for a reliable fully functional application that is improving and getting better. A subscription doesn’t mean that the wheel gets reinvented every year. Just like at your job you are not expected to go back to college and get a new degree every year but you do improve at your job in smaller meaningful ways. The subscription means that the application will be ready for the new iOS and new devices, if a sync service makes a change to their API’s Informant will be ready. A subscription means your support case will be addressed and since we are a company that has an owner we do need to show a profit. For you having some money left after the bills are paid is a profit, our company is no different. So in keeping with your statement but applying it personally is your working for a paycheck detrimental to your company, do you lose your will to improve? I highly doubt that. So please give us break on berating us for doing the same thing that millions of people do everyday and that is get a fair wage for an honest days work.
You’re right, I did. Possibly. Here and there. A little. And still not again.
How could the software developers live in the past? They wrote a program ready (!), determined a (sufficient) price and if the program was worth this price, it was bought. I’d still do that and certainly pay a little more for a fully version. This program needs (in my opinion), because it is finished (!), only minimal error corrections. But it has completely to work for me as long as I think I want to use it and the hardware is supported! And I’m willing to buy the next version for the full price or maybe skip a version. A permanent “development” of a program will result in a permanent beta status. Castrated functionality, if you don’t pay or the data loss are not worth a subscription to me. I don’t have a software subscription yet and Informant won’t be my first either. Sorry!
I am so tired of these diatribes, I like supported software from developers who are engaged and who make better software. Too many apps are released and die or developers are not interested in continuing the project because it does not make money. I care about the future, please share.