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    Default How many XWD users ?

    Hello peoples, I wonder for long time,
    do we know how many people use Xara Web Designer?
    Is there any official data ?

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    Lightbulb Re: How many XWD users ?

    Specifically Xara Web Designer? Or Xara Web Designer Premium as well or together? Or even Xara Designer Pro X? Or Xara Photo & Graphic Designer?

    You can estimate a little from Xara's company records; I put a link to some a few days ago.
    You could estimate from the number of TG members and actual TGer engagement here.
    Somewhere I saw a Xara statement that it had 2M customers. Possibly across all products and probably since it started.

    So rough back of the fag packet calculations.
    • Annual revenue: the order of £1M. By order, I mean to a factor of 10 (1/10 to x10).
    • Update Service renewal: £50.
    • Update Service uptake: 20%.
    • New product purchase: £100.
    • New purchases: 9,000/year.
    • Trading period: 20 years.

    So a guess would be around 180,000 licences.
    Of those I estimate Xara has a half life of 5 years so half stop using the products within 5 years.

    My overall guess is 25,000 active licences.
    To all those: Hello!

    Acorn




    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: How many XWD users ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    My overall guess is 25,000 active licences.
    To all those: Hello!

    Acorn
    Big numbers, Acorn! WHY aren't we getting more input and interest into talkgraphics?!!!

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    Default Re: How many XWD users ?

    Quote Originally Posted by gcellison View Post
    Big numbers, Acorn! WHY aren't we getting more input and interest into talkgraphics?!!!
    This question has come up before. I think for me, part of the problem might be the forum name ‘TalkGraphics’. New users might not realise it’s for them as it sounds like a general graphics forum, not anything specifically or officially to do with Xara or web design etc.

    I’m sure there are lots of other reasons, for example:

    • Lack of new features to stimulate comment and experimentation!
    • The built in help in WD/P is sufficient!
    • Users may prefer instant social media style interaction like facebook for support
    • Lack of regular Xara lead discussion and open, two way interaction
    • Lack of encouragement or incentive to post
    Jono (Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 16.1.1.56358, Renewal due: 04 June 2019)

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    Default Re: How many XWD users ?

    Quote Originally Posted by gcellison View Post
    Big numbers, Acorn! WHY aren't we getting more input and interest into talkgraphics?!!!
    I wa reading the forum, and learning from it, for 7 years before I actually joined it, a lot of users will never join

    and as jono said

    a lot of users now will prefer social media interaction

    and interesting point about talkgraphics the name - I am not sure just how much input xara had into that as the forum was fairly independant back in the day, but it is indicative of the focus then.....

    EDIT: - and back then it was referred to as a 'conference' by many of the regular users, which also shows where it was coming from... these days it is a glorified [ironic] volunteer help desk with a shameful lack of involvement by Xara/Magix, again as jono said in so many words
    Last edited by handrawn; 05 April 2020 at 08:20 AM.
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