What’s the deal with standard editions and gentleman’s editions?
All our commercial plugins come in two versions, a completely free standard edition, and an enhanced “Gentleman’s Edition”.
We do this in contrast to the traditional model relying on a full edition and a strongly restricted demo version. This approach has several advantages, both for the end-user and our development process. The most apparent is the fact that it enables us to offer the standard edition for free, which in turn helps us to promote and test the plugin effectively and efficiently. On the other hand, the end-user can evaluate the plugin with all the time he needs, and if interested, acquire the “Gentleman’s Edition” at relatively low cost.
The main disadvantage is that there’s no way to demo the additional features introduced by the given “Gentleman’s Edition”. But we’re hoping that quality of the free, standard editions give you sufficient confidence to consider a purchase! :)
To be clear, the Gentleman’s Edition is not meant to discriminate women (see gentleman’s agreement, gentleman scientist and so on).
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