Why You Shouldn’t Give Away Your Shareware App for Free

Rory Prior:

I’ve been approached by the MacAppADay folks asking me if I want to give away a mere 5000 copies of one of my apps, like, for no money. This is just wrong on so many levels that I feel compelled to write something in case any other Mac developers out there are feeling crazy enough to get involved in something like this.

  1. Write cool Mac app.
  2. Give it to some guy with a flashy website.
  3. Don’t charge for it.
  4. ???
  5. Profit

Wednesday, 22 November 2006