Muse

Anyone see this Freeway wannabe beta called “Muse” yet?

The program looked interesting, though not a lot different from Freeway Pro.

I won’t even try Muse for free in Beta after learning of the subscription scheme - subscription is absolute nonsense. Adobe is not the utility company - and I refuse to pay monthly or yearly to have my “lights turn on” - or more correctly - my “lights turned OFF!”

I only design a few sites a year. Paying fees with a meter running would make me quit - if that was the only choice.

Freeway is a far better choice - can be bought for use forever without any running charges (unless one wants to upgrade as new features and higher versions come out) and has been out for years so it’s fully stable and well supported.

Just venting. Adobe has a lot of marketing power and presence - but the school bully doesn’t ever have a lot of friends.


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Karen, I quite agree with you. Adobe’s software is becoming bloated and slow and if their policy is now to charge us all for that privilege on a monthly basis, I think CS5 will be my last upgrade. Freeway Pro is a mature and stable program sensibly priced. Why change?

It works and the team behind it still care about their customers.

I’d also like to wish Joe well as he takes up the reigns at Softpress.


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Hi Karen,

there had been a huge discussion about this a few days ago:

http://www.freewaytalk.net/thread/view/95234#m_95249

I haven’t read much lines - but to me, Freeway is the best tool on planet … so why should I?

Cheers

Thomas


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Karen, there’s already been a discussion about this here.

I’m a great Adobe user - the mainstay of my business is InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop - so unlike a lot of people here on the forum I like Adobe (ducks quickly as a dozen Macs come hurtling through the interwebnetworld), BUT I would drop them like a stone if they started charging subscription fees for any of their main programmes.

Like you, I’m very happy with Freeway (quirks and all) as I do maybe only 5 or 6 little sites per year, but given the amount of people I know who I’ve promoted Freeway to, and are already Adobe users, I feel Adobe have really dropped a clanger with this subscription malarkey and the ‘part-time’ web designers, and if they change their minds about the annual fees, maybe Softpress should watch their backs as Adobe are very good at integrating their overall user interface into each product which means that you can always find your way around pretty quickly.

Trev

On 29 Aug 2011, at 13:44, Karen E wrote:

Anyone see this Freeway wannabe beta called “Muse” yet?

The program looked interesting, though not a lot different from Freeway Pro.

I won’t even try Muse for free in Beta after learning of the subscription scheme - subscription is absolute nonsense. Adobe is not the utility company - and I refuse to pay monthly or yearly to have my “lights turn on” - or more correctly - my “lights turned OFF!”

I only design a few sites a year. Paying fees with a meter running would make me quit - if that was the only choice.

Freeway is a far better choice - can be bought for use forever without any running charges (unless one wants to upgrade as new features and higher versions come out) and has been out for years so it’s fully stable and well supported.

Just venting. Adobe has a lot of marketing power and presence - but the school bully doesn’t ever have a lot of friends.


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Thanks for the pointers to the discussion in Freeway Talk - I thought it was more Off Topic, so didn’t look over there first… :-/

FWIW I use PS CS5 and LR3 and really like them, but would never “upgrade” to a version that was a subscription and had the meter running.

Everyone wants to use “the cloud” to find new ways to charge people for having access to something. I’m not buying into this. It’s great for online access of one’s shared files and maybe encrypted backups, but there’s nothing like having a hard copy of your stuff directly at hand.


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