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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Why I may abandon Xara

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob-Xar View Post
    I don't know personally, I can only assume it was deemed not to be as profitable for the work involved.

    The engine behind Xara is OS independent so it's possible to make a MacOS version, but still a heck of work would be required to do so. I supposed they figured the a cloud route would be a better direction.

    Designing websites on mobile and tablet devices is rather... niche.

    I would love to see a Linux Version,

    wtih darktable, gimp, softmaker office, krita, i could switch.
    only for Xara there is by faaaaaar no substitute ;-)

    but that is another story.
    no sicknature. for nearly 15 years. omg ...

  2. #22

    Default Re: Why I may abandon Xara

    Yes, a Linux version would be interesting. Sadly, if the bean counters can’t see a profit in making a version that works on tens of millions of iPads, then Linux will also be out in the cold. Brrrrrrrrrrr. (-:

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Why I may abandon Xara

    maybe it's nothing to do with 'bean counters' [whatever they be now] maybe its more to do with not being able to do everything at once....

    Designing websites on mobile and tablet devices is rather... niche
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  4. #24

    Default Re: Why I may abandon Xara

    This too, is a possibility. However, getting back to my original issue, there has already been time to create an on-line version. There is presumably no impediment to this working on mobile platforms via browsers. So the only remaining problem is the subscription model.

  5. #25
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    Default Re: Why I may abandon Xara

    well xara's attitude so far in the threads I have participated in has been along the lines of 'if you need it you'll renew - if you don't you won't, that is your decision'

    I don't see that changing....
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  6. #26
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    Default Re: Why I may abandon Xara

    Which brings us rather neatly back to the original post...
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  7. #27
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    Default Re: Why I may abandon Xara

    Subscriptions and cloud based services go hand in hand, if anything because of the direct infrastructure and hosting costs.

  8. #28
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    Default Re: Why I may abandon Xara

    can't argue with that Rob - can't think offhand of a cloud based service I have that does not

    Quote Originally Posted by iamtheblues View Post
    Which brings us rather neatly back to the original post...
    I do love circuitous arguments Bob [I may have said this before... ]
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  9. #29

    Default Re: Why I may abandon Xara

    That is not the most customer friendly approach I’ve encountered. (-: But no different to so many others. When people are needed to help make an app, they’re of interest, but once the individual no longer matters much... it’s our choice. Even when we are trying very hard to BUY something.

    Oh well, I will still be using my older Xara desktop apps, not upgrading anymore as what turns up is usually not that revolutionary. A bit like having invented the wheel, there are only so many better versions you can make. As for iPad design, I’m buying Wolf, and that feels quite good, like going back to the start, but with a lot of the features that I enjoy in Xara Web Designer.

  10. #30
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    Default Re: Why I may abandon Xara

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Brazil View Post
    I’m buying Wolf
    What is that?

 

 

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