Sketchbook now Free!

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  1. bloodycape

    bloodycape Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    It looks like all the versions(including desktop) of Sketchbook are now free, which is good news. But, a part of me thinks maybe it's getting EOL or replaced. https://sketchbook.com/
     
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    WillAdams Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Replaced with Sketchbook Designer would be interesting --- need a vector tool to replace Freehand.
     
  3. thatcomicsguy

    thatcomicsguy Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Just loaded it up.

    7 Days free. Then you have to set up an account. Also free.

    For now...

    Seems like a way to get people hooked before they hit you with a subscription offer.

    My bet is that they'll wait until school starts and offer a student package with extra frills and instant messaging with funky doo-dads and such. And that it'll cost... $7.99 USD per month.

    ORRRR...

    They're playing the long game. Free for students, train the next generation of professionals on Sketchbook, and then charge for a corporate license.

    Place yer bets!
     
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  4. WillAdams

    WillAdams Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    It was being charged for for a long while, and they made a big deal about announcing that the perpetual licensed version was going away, giving people one last chance to get it before having only the monthly license option.

    I suspect that they've decided that it's not bringing enough revenue to justify charging, but it is valuable as a brand / advertising point, and is bundled w/ their other products, so worth keeping and continuing to at least maintain.
     
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