Hi Mark and Others, ABBYY FineReader Pro is not a simple update to the ABBYY FineReader Express software that you bought, but a new release with expanded features that is a major new version. Major version releases are not usually covered by your original purchase. You can upgrade to this new Pro version of ABBYY FineReader either by purchasing it at the Mac App Store for the stated price of $99.99, or by going to the ABBYY web site and purchasing an upgrade for $79.99 (or the corresponding cost in Euros, pounds sterling, etc.). The upgrade pricing is only available from the ABBYY web site.
The web store version of ABBYY FineReader Pro works with Lion and above; the Mac App Store version requires Mountain Lion and above. As I stated in a post in an earlier thread, when Eileen asked whether she should buy this from the ABBYY web site or the Mac App Store, for a new buyer, there is no price difference. If you buy from the ABBYY web site, you then need to do the software updates from within the app -- not through the Mac App Store notifications -- and keep separate track of the serial number. The advantages of checking a developer's web site for purchasing software are that: 1. They may offer special sale pricing, especially for upgrades 2. They may have free trial downloads 3. They may have special educational discount pricing. I believe there's a link to the Upgrade purchase options from the "Why Upgrade" page I posted some weeks ago: http://finereader.abbyy.com/pro_for_mac/why_upgrade/ At the bottom of the page, there is a note "Learn how to upgrade with a significant discount: Visit your regional ABBYY Online Store!" with a link to get to your regional store. On that last point, earlier this month I stated that ABBYY's educational discount pages didn't include ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac yet. Now it does (I got here from a "Special Offers" link in ABBYY's U.S. web store, so this may be the specific version for their U.S. programs) • ABBYY Educator's advantage page: http://www.abbyyspecials.com/abbyy-educator-advantage-program • ABBYY Student Savings Program page: http://www.abbyyspecials.com/abbyy-student-savings-program Price is $69.99 to buy a new version of ABBYY FineReader Pro for Mac, and $55.99 to buy an upgrade to ABBYY FineReader Pro Generally, you have to submit a valid email address from an educational domain (e.g. ".edu" or other such) for the purchase to work from web sites which give academic discounts. For Amadeus Pro, I think you have to send a contact email with information to the developer, and he sends you a discount coupon code to use when you do the purchase. Please note that I haven't done all these transactions myself -- I simple read the information that is available at the web sites in question! HTH. Cheers, Esther On Dec 19, 2013, at 10:16 AM, Rodney Haynie <rodney.hay...@gmail.com> wrote: > It is my understanding that when you purchase apps from the app store, > you get unlimited updates for free. This is Apple law I believe. > If a developer wants to charge for an update in the app store, then > they have two means of doing so. They can invoke functionality that is > only accessible through an in-app purchase. Or they can submit the app > again with a slightly modified name (usually adding a number or > increasing the number at the end of the name), therefore a brand new > app to purchase. > > > On 12/19/13, Zachary Kline <zkl...@speedpost.net> wrote: >> Hi Mark, >> Updates have nearly always in my experience been free. I’ve known a few >> cases where an app developer charges a fee for a new version, but that seems >> to be quite rare, especially on the Mac App Store. >> Best, >> Zack. >> On Dec 19, 2013, at 11:47 AM, Mark Furness <flintma...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> Ok, here is a stupid question. >>> >>> All my updates so far, have had no cost. >>> If I was to purchase Abby fine reader from the mac store, will there be >>> additional cost as it is updated? >>> >>> Mark >>> > <--- Mac Access At Mac Access Dot Net ---> To reply to this post, please address your message to firstname.lastname@example.org You can find an archive of all messages posted to the Mac-Access forum at either the list's own dedicated web archive: <http://mail.tft-bbs.co.uk/pipermail/mac-access/index.html> or at the public Mail Archive: <http://email@example.com/>. Subscribe to the list's RSS feed from: <http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.xml> As the Mac Access Dot Net administrators, we do our very best to ensure that the Mac-Access E-Mal list remains malware, spyware, Trojan, virus and worm-free. However, this should in no way replace your own security strategy. We assume neither liability nor responsibility should something unpredictable happen. Please remember to update your membership preferences periodically by visiting the list website at: <http://mail.tft-bbs.co.uk/mailman/listinfo/mac-access/options/>