This app is now asking me to pay a monthly subscription fee after me having bought the full license to use it years ago. I bought and paid for the app to provide me with the full functionality that was available at the time. Now some of that functionality, like being able to save files locally, is only available if I pay for a subscription. This was once a high performing product with decent value that I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND now.
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I bought the License in 2016 because I really liked the app and was willing to pay to remove ads, the watermark, and get other features. I recommend it to everyone. I haven't used the app for a while, but I started using it again recently and am ready to drop it. I can understand a business wanting to expand and change their business model, but to betray their customers who paid for the "permanent" license by removing features unless we pay more is a bad business model.
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I was an early adopter of CamScanner and thought it was well worth the price of the license. But this app has changed their business strategy for the worse. When I first purchased the license, it was expensive compared to other apps - but it was worth it because nothing else could do what it did so well. Recently, after a hiatus from using the app, I opened it to scan a quick PDF, and it has changed...a lot... First, the license doesn't grant full access to the features like the app originally did - they have added quite a bit, but it's considered the "Pro" version now. So there is unlicensed, licensed, and licensed pro/premium. This still could be cool; but you register your account, and if you look at the "Upgrade" option, you'll see the a crossed out monthly price - I assume a discounted price or promotion. That price crossed out is $50 per month - that is outrageous. But if you're curious what the actual price is, click on the "get pro/premium" option and you'll see $50 per year, 3-days free trial, and auto bill to your Google account. So that's ~$5 per month - still not buying it though. If it's a promotion one year price that rolls auto bill after a year to $50 a month, then it's already presented me with more hassle than I want. The one-time fee for the license was fine by me, now it keeps alerting me to upgrade to premium at an insane price which, after a year, and if I forget to cancel the service, am I enrolled in an auto bill of $50 per month (or so it certainly implies)? If even one charge went through, at 13 months, I'd have over $100 in the app; but what about 14 months, $150+! No, that is outrageous - and certainly misleading. Even if the price is always ~$5/Mon, then present that price and that option. A one year fee at $50, just because it divides out to approx. ~$5 a month doesn't green light that as the advertised price. That's deceptive, and I don't trust this app on my phone anymore. I can find something just the same for little to no money for what I want. CamScanner used to be that app - a reasonable price, a great app. That's not the case anymore...
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