Is Setapp Worth it?
Before answering this question, I should tell you precisely what Setapp is.
What Is Setapp?
Simply put, Setapp is a subscription-based service from MacPaw. Once you subscribe to Setapp you have full access to their countless premium apps. And I mean, you have full access to all their apps. None of that trial for 7 days and then you must pay to continue using an app. The best thing is the price! For a low $9.99 a month you get full access to hundreds of premium apps. Apps for both your Apple Mac and iPhone.
Can You Try Setapp For Free
The answer is yes you can. They offer you a 7-day trial period and you don’t have to offer any credit card details for your trial period. If you decide to subscribe to Setapp you could go for a yearly subscription and save $52.
Is Setapp Worth The Money?
Considering that the price of Setapp is about the same as one single app I think it is an amazing value. For me, the greatest feature of a Setapp subscription is that it allows you to discover new and useful apps. Apps that you may never have tried but because it is part of the subscription, you don’t mind trying it out and seeing if works for you.
Keep in mind that Setapp is run by MacPaw and I’ve been using one of their most popular products for four years. That product is CleanMyMac X and I love my CleanMyMac X. I’ve done a couple of reviews on it the most popular one is CleanMyMac X Review Is It Worth It. A subscription to CleanMyMac X would set you back $62 AUD and buying it outright would cost about $125 AUD. Since purchasing CleanMyMac I’ve had to pay for an upgrade and so considering that a subscription to Setapp includes CleanMyMac X as one of the apps makes it worth having for that alone. Having a subscription would mean you’ve always got your hands on the latest updates.
My Favourite Setapp Apps
I’ve been using Setapp for a little over a week and already I’ve found five apps that I love. Personalize your menu bar, or Bartender as it is also known, allows me to organize my menu bar and is great for those folk whose menu bar is cluttered as hell.
TextSoap, “eliminates the tedium of checking text documents for extra characters, improper capitalization, and other minor errors. A game changer for lawyers, editors, and anyone else who handles high volumes of text on a regular basis, the app uses regular expressions to power its “cleaners.”
I only installed TouchRetouch last night and have had a little play with it and I am impressed with what it can do. I used it to retouch an old photo of my grandparents and although I haven’t finished it yet it looks like it can do the job. It will also remove unwanted objects from photos.
Secrets is a must-have as it allows you to generate unbreakable passwords and for storing and retrieving sensitive information.
Magic Window Air is my favourite so far. I’ve never bothered to change my screensaver because I found it so troublesome. Not so with Magic Window Air. “Relax and escape with this beautiful new screen saver for your Mac. Enjoy a curated collection of over 200 4K aerial videos – a four-hour-long journey altogether! With countless configuration options, you will love customizing your Mac with Magic Window Air.”
Another thing I love about Setapp is that all the apps that you install, see image above, are easily accessible from it’s own menu and you don’t have to struggle to look for it in your Applications. I’ve always found finding an app in my applications to be a pain in the arse.
Edit: I’ve just added A VPN App
Yep, since posting this I’ve just ClearVPN to my Setapp Arsenal. “ClearVPN is an effortless and secure VPN for your Mac, designed to personalize your internet experience. The app offers simple, ready-made tools that help you spend less time tweaking your VPN’s settings and more time actually doing what you want done. Stay more anonymous online, protect your personal information, connect to servers from a specific country and more in a click.”
I will be doing a video, actually, probably several videos because there is so much to cover, and when I do I will be posting the links here so make sure you check back every now and again. 😎
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