I do understand that there was much labor invested to create this Mac-Version, and that they want to make some money with it.
And I understand, it might be a "new" / adapted product, which does not yet run as wished.
But especially under those circumstances, not yet running perfectly, they should have offered a sound licensing model. And with those shortcomings, I guess the only fair way would be a cross platform license. So one could jump back and forward, and migrated more and more, the more the bugs are worked out. And if something would not work on the new (Mac) Version, one could get at least the job done with the Windows Version.Or at least offer the multi-platform version at a heavily discounted price.But charging loyal customers, whom they already got money from, the same as people who never supported them. That is not good. (So yes, I think they really screwed it up with licensing.)
rgloor said:I do understand that there was much labor invested to create this Mac-Version, and that they want to make some money with it.
AGREE. But what I don't agree with, is Corel even doing this. It has wreaked havoc For CorelDraw now. ALL THEIR ENERGY NEEDS TO STAY WITH THE WINDOWS CORELDRAW! It's sheer lunacy to even develop CorelDraw for the Mac users...they ALL USE ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR except for the few here with this lousy version of 2019 for you...good luck getting anything done with the WORST VERSION OF CORELDRAW IN HISTORY!
We don’t ALL use adobe Illustrator. ;)
I do think Corel might have been trying to convert the Illustrator fans over from Adobe’s ransom-style offer, but they were WAY too late to the game.
Because of Corel’s inability to respond at an appropriate time, and with a decent product, I’m now all in with Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher.
William Fehr said:We don’t ALL use adobe Illustrator. ;)
Oh, I know that.
I mean the majority. Of BOTH Windows AND Mac users.
My case is that I am 80 years old and still want to learn something new--am a Mac user since mac's first came out. A while ago I purchased a mac laptop with all of the Adobe CS6 stuff on it. I sometimes use the laptop but also have this computer with a larger screen that I use most of the time. This one only has Photoshop Elements on it. We have never put Parallels on either computer. So I sprung for the Mac Corel Draw--mind you I don't know how to use Corel Draw but am having a good time learning the tools. One thing I noticed is that it makes text on a path like some of my friends have been doing with their Pen Tools in PSP--Photoshop Elements does not have a pen tool. I am looking for something like "Corel Draw for Dummies".
They aren't too late to the game. Adobe lost many of us when they moved to their new per-month pricing model. The support from MacOSX for the oldest version of AI that you could outright buy ends this year, so this is Corel's shot to pick up those people.
I'm sure a lot of people left Adobe when they went with subscription model, but I also believe that the subscriptions more than make up for whatever money they lost from defections. That's why Corel is desperately moving in that direction, and so is every other company. Not just software. Every kind of company is trying to figure out how to get people to send them a check every month. Heck me too!