I cannot help but wonder how much of a deal this really is.
The price tag of $150 is totally ridiculous, and even 30 bucks seems very steep, considering the many free alternatives.
The description on their website just mentions the usual run-of-the-mill features.
Do you - or anybody else - know what advantages it offers over free stuff, like say, PhraseExpress?
1. PhraseExpress isn't really free, unless you're aiming for only personal use, i.e. We give away the PhraseExpress productivity boost free-of-charge to personal usershttp://www.phraseexp...m/docs11/09/shop.php
2. Both products are aimed at the medical transcription market. That's a very high priced and revenue/income generating market, where productivity is paid for- as long as its accurate. If you're in that market, then the price for either of the competing versions, i.e. professional version of PhraseExpress at $140 or professional version of PhraseExpander at $150 will help so much in income, that that is a paltry price.
3. The price for the commensurate comparison products is $10 difference. You're looking at an apples to oranges comparison. Apples to apples, they are very much similar products, so much so that there have been some pretty ugly wars between the two- some even on this board.
That said, they have two different marketing strategies. With PhraseExpress they give away a limited feature set, and as you use the expanded features, it converts into trialware. With PhraseExpander, they sell a lesser version that is arguably better than the free version, but pretty close if not a little better than the commensurate PhraseExpress offering to show the same to users that might
need the pro version, but probably don't.
I used PhraseExpander when it was Direct Access and it was a solid product. I've also used PhraseExpress, and it is a solid product. I also dislike the... attitudes of both companies, though NagarSoft is a little more palatable than Bartels, which has made me migrate away from both, and I now use software specifically for developers rather than using this to take the place of the same, i.e. Resharper
, replacing CodeRush
in my arsenal.. However, that is personal bias. If you need the functionality, then yes, it is worth it.
As an aside, Breevy
is also pretty comparable to both lower offerings.
And to both developers, this was kept as unbiased as possible in the comparison of the products, 'just in case'
you happen to drop by.