Apps I Use and if They'd Work as a Subscription
Apps on my home screen that I use most often and my opinion if they’d be appropriate for the new subscription service Apple is rolling out.
- Heartwatch — probably not
- Runkeeper — already has a separate subscription service
- Human — already has a separate subscription service
- Addapp Insights — if they beefed their analysis up, maybe
- Activity++ — no
- Pedometer++ — no
- Fantastical — no
- Carrot Weather — no
- Simplenote — had a separate subscription service, but it’s on hold for now. I bet this news will change that.
- Unread — piggyback’s onto other subscription services, but doesn’t have its own built-in
- 1Password — already has a family or organization plan
- Spark — no
- MyFitnessPal — already has a separate subscription service
- Paprika — yes, though they already provide a sync service free of charge (via iCloud perhaps?)
- Day One — yes, though they already provide a sync service free of charge
- Tweetbot — not with the current feature set
- Overcast — I’m betting Marco is already working on integrating the subscription system into Overcast.
I wonder how many, if any, will consider switching an existing subscription service to one built into Apple’s systems. I wonder how many, if any, companies will rush into subscription without really thinking it through and angering all their users. There are a whole lot of economic factors at play to consider before doing that.