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Press Release: Teacup Moves to Subscription Pricing

Teacup moves to subscription pricing

Teacup Software announced its move to a subscription pricing model for its plug-ins for InDesign starting with the 2014 release of Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Teacup’s industry-leading BarcodeMaker, DataLinker, TypeFitter and PatternMaker plug-ins are all now available for download for InDesign CC 2014. The plug-ins add a variety of features to InDesign, including automated copy-fitting, intuitive barcode capability, and advanced databased publishing. They are used by major magazine, book and catalog publishers, as well as advertising agencies, government agencies and educational institutions throughout the world.

Teacup’s plug-ins can now be subscribed to on an annual basis, and include free upgrades to new versions of Adobe InDesign and free feature upgrades of the plug-ins.

Pricing and availability

The new subscription versions for InDesign CC 2014 can be downloaded from Teacup’s website. Subscriptions can be purchased here, and pricing is as follows:

Product Price (USD)
BarcodeMaker $89 / year
DataLinker
(includes ODBC connector)
$129 / year
TypeFitter Pro $49 / year
PatternPack $49 / year
PatternMaker Free!

Upgrading

Existing Teacup customers are being offered a 40% discount off the first year’s subscription. Additionally, existing Teacup customers who have a license for InDesign CC can use their serial numbers in InDesign CC 2014 at no cost. Though they will be asked to move to the subscription model for future versions, for CC 2014 their existing serial numbers will work.

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6 Comments on “Press Release: Teacup Moves to Subscription Pricing

  1. I think subscription models are saving our Industry! Finally, not any Joe Soap with a computer has unlimited access to the software we use to make a living!

    If you pay for the software, you can work. If you work you can pay the subscription. If I can’t afford €50 a month for a subscription then I am not earning enough to live.

    Anyway – there’s alternatives to TeaCup software, maybe not as good or integrated to InDesign – but nobody is forcing anyone to use TeaCup software.

    Just as nobody is forcing anyone to use Adobe software.

  2. I have no use for Teacup Software, thank goodness. Subscription is a ripoff. Leaves me with CS6 forever until someone other than Adobe develops a good non-subs alternative.

  3. Something that’s been tugging at the back of my brain since the whole subscription thing started. I wonder how many of the vociferous complainers are using paid-for legitimate copies of the programs? And how many are just whining because now it’s way harder to pirate a copy?
    Not that I have strong opinions either way, but wouldn’t it be interesting to know?

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