I read this somewhere but cannot find it again, “If you are using a license key for Axure RP, you will need to purchase a subscription for RP10 when it is released.”
Does this mean that Axure has made the strategic decision to abandon full licenses from now on, and that only a subscription model will be available from Axure RP10 onwards?
I certainly hope not. I love Axure and have been a supporter of it from the beginning. A subscription model does not work for my business where I have sporadic projects throughout the year. I may have only 2-4 projects in a year and would not like to have to pay for a subscription for the entire 12 months, just to be able to open my Axure files.
The argument that I would only have to pay for a subscription for the months that I use it, does not hold either. That is because I cannot review any of my Axure documents unless I have the working product.
For a similar reason, many left Photoshop as it made no sense to them to have to pay an ongoing subscription (forever) just to be able to open and review THEIR files. If Axure follows this model, and considering that it doesn’t have “sketch mode” etc and is starting to look like many other subscription applications, then I am not sure what differentiates Axure from the others.
I love AXURE and always have. So I implore you to keep the licensed option moving forward. Resist the temptation to change. It’s only money and if you do your calculations right in terms of license pricing, then you will only be in front. Please consider.