I think it is safe to say from the many times I have written about FeedDemon that it is one on my most favorite programs that is among the first to be installed on any fresh build of my machines. In fact when I first started using it goes back to the original beta release but because it was software you needed to pay for I could only use it for short periods of time.
Then early during the version 2 cycle I was lucky enough to have one of the members of the WinExtra Community Forums buy me a license because at that point FeedDemon didn’t support PayPal as a payment option. At some point during the very early builds of version 3 beta releases NewsGator and Nick Bradbury, FeedDemon’s developer, decided to go the free with ad support. While I was happier than hell he was taking this route because I wasn’t sure how I would be able to pay for an upgrade when the time came there were a lot of people whining and crying.
At the same time there were also a large number of people who reached out to Nick asking that there be an option to pay for FeedDemon in order to make the ads go away. In the beginning there was silence on the matter but then in the latest Pre-Release of 3.0 Nick announced the availability of paying to remove those sinful ads.
For me this was a welcome change for two reasons, the first being able to get rid of the ads. The second and in my opinion more importantly it was a way to say thanks to Nick for all his hard work. Ya I realize that he is probably sitting pretty after selling FeedDemon to NewsGator and is getting a nice paycheck to keep working on it but I still liked this option.
My only fear given NewsGator’s past e-commerce options that didn’t allow for payments using PayPal was that I wouldn’t be able to pay. So imagine my pleasant surprise when I found that they where using esellerate to handle payments which meant I could use PayPal – which I did immediately – and gladly.
Oh and as an extra bonus – you only need to buy one license which can be used with as many installed copies of FeedDemon you might have. As Nick said in a forum post on this
I’m a strong believer that once you pay for software, you should be able to use it on any computer you own. So yes, you can use the serial number on different computers.
I should add, though, that there is a still-to-be-determined limit on the number of computers a single serial number can be used on. But I’ll be generous with that limit – my goal is to cut back on serial numbers swapped on warez sites, etc., and not to make life difficult for legitimate customers.
Thanks Nick from a very happy customer. Keep up the good work and I’ll keep evangelize FeedDemon from here to the end of the Internet.
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