After forcibly switching to the “subscription system” and imposing subscription fees on old users, notability issued a statement stating that users who have bought out before switching to the subscription system on November 1, 2021 can use the previously existing functions for free for life.This includes the core experience of Notability, including unlimited editing, iCloud synchronization, and any features or content previously purchased through the Notability Shop. Functions developed in the future may also be included, depending on the complexity of the functions and maintenance costs.
Notability said that after learning about the “disappointment of existing users”, it decided to “correct” in time and make adjustments.
Notability also emphasized in the blog post, “We are just a small company and we don’t know whether we can support a lifetime buyout service, so we decided to adopt a one-year subscription system and apologize to existing users.”
According to reports, yesterday the developer Ginger Labs ceased the “buyout system” (60 yuan per year) for 11 years. Users can download for freeiPadThe popular note-taking software Notability is used, but unlocking all functions requires a one-year subscription fee of 80 yuan, while users who have previously bought out can only continue to use it for free for one year.
This change caused a lot of dissatisfaction among users. Netizens said that Notability not only did not inform in advance, but also seriously violated the rights of old users. Many users have expressed that they “abandon the pit” and will consider switching to another similar software, Goodnote.