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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby zenodub on Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:49 pm

$59 is a deal imo. Coda is $99 (on sale for $75), and that's a bargain too. Of course the feature sets are different, but both are great IDEs

If you can't afford it, use the fully capable freeware version.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby Talaf on Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:09 am

I don't code much, but I write LaTeX all day. Came from vi to Sublime, and it's a pure blast. It's neat, fast, extremely configurable and versatile, and geared towards people who want an excellent text editor with configurable IDE-like facilities.

And for that, paying 70$ is a bargain. This is an extremely high quality GUI software. The only other that striked me this way were µtorrent back in the day, and SumatraPDF. Slick, fast, does what it does in a very neat and precise way and doesn't bother with flourishes.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby KonTrax on Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:27 pm

I would say for me it's because I would use it as my primary OS if it where possible. I find myself constantly searching for/making ways to do everything in ST. I guess it's the freedom to customize and it's incredible speed that makes it so. It's a sucky explanation but it's all I have. The price is right if you want to see it where you want it to go.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby nixroid on Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:41 am

While I'm a stickler for open source software, I found myself using Sublime Text more often than Aptana, for web development work. I ran the evaluation for a month and with the help from the community, integrated Sublime into my daily workflow with a few additional plugins. For $70, it's paid for itself already with time and efficiency. It's clean, unobtrusive and slick. What more could you want?
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby Greenspam on Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:40 pm

Yes, $70 is expensive for an editor.

But is $70 really a good price? If the goal is to maximize revenues (product sold * price of product), what is the optimal price for maximum revenues? I am very curious as to how someone arrived at the price of $70.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby Zoku012 on Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:57 am

It is true that there are many free text editors out there. Sublime is not an IDE, and so one might think "Why should I buy it?". That and there is no time limit to using the trial version. I suggest you take a look at http://net.tutsplus.com/articles/news/perfect-workflow-in-sublime-text-free-course/. Mr. Jeffery Way shows a lot of features that are unique to Sublime Text. I've watched the first 10 or so and I think it is very cool compared to other editors.

To answer the "Why should I buy it?" question:

It depends on whether you can afford to pay for it. If you can't, you'll have to put up with the unregistered version's reminder pop-up when it shows up. Think of it this way though: let's say you made a really cool program or website that offers very useful services. Depending on how many people are helping you (if any) develop the project, as well as how time consuming it will be to implement the project, you will probably want to get some compensation from others using your services. For example, if I make a simple tic-tac-toe web-based game, I probably would not charge people for playing the game. If I make an application that helps businesses run more smoothly, such as a mobile app template that allows customization with pre-built functionality (add clients, calculate expenses and earnings, etc.), it would probably take me quite a bit of time and money as well on my end (I may need to hire other developers more experienced in a particular area, they will want to get something too.) It is reasonable to charge some money for these services; I may give a free month to new users so they can see if they like it, and then charge a reasonable monthly fee.

Mr. Jon Skinner is being very nice to us and only charging a one-time fee of $70. You are free to use this license on as many computers as you want. For the amazing features unique to Sublime Text, as well as the license terms, I think it's very affordable and a nice way to help Mr. Skinner out; I'm sure he has expenses of his own to cover.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby tux. on Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:44 am

I think the main question is: Should I update from ST2 to ST3 just for the sake of getting updates?
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby mlepage on Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:33 pm

Still using the evaluation. I was waiting for print support before registering. Now I'm thinking I'll just register for v3 when it's released. Sublime Text is good, but it's by no means perfect. In some sense the price is reasonable, but in others it's high. On Mac, I look at other software such as Pixelmator which is very good and not expensive (maybe 1/2 to 1/3 the price of Sublime Text).
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby pier on Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:35 pm

I haven't used this forum for months. How can you be still discussing this?

I use ST every day to write code:
- Web dev (HTML/CSS/JS/PHP/Haxe)
- App dev (Adobe Air)
- Game dev (C#, C++)

While not perfect, ST can solve all your coding needs and you should be able to produce it's price with a few hours of work. 70$ is peanuts for god's sake.

Stop thinking ST is just an editor. An editor does not upload files, does not use GIT commands, does not call compilers with params, etc. If you want an editor try TextWrangler which is free and does just that: edit text files.

If you are a student just use the free version and stop complaining.
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Re: Why buy ST2 is so expensive ?

Postby slow-runner on Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:55 am

tux. wrote:I think the main question is: Should I update from ST2 to ST3 just for the sake of getting updates?


yes.

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