I'm a subscriber of CorelDRAW 2019 and 244 days left.
I found Corel has released CorelDRAW 2020 this year, is Corel allows user to upgrade to 2020 from 2019?
If not, why they want to sell the version of the "subscription" to users?
If yes, why they haven't an application like Adobe's cloud desktop?
The Adobe Cloud Desktop application, users can have the latest version of the software and all updates/upgrade are automatic.
For the CorelDRAW, users are difficult to find a simple way to upgrade the software to the latest version. That will hard to compete with Adobe...
devin24 said:I found Corel has released CorelDRAW 2020 this year, is Corel allows user to upgrade to 2020 from 2019?
devin24 said:If not, why they want to sell the version of the "subscription" to users?
if you talk about messages, they are automatic notifications. You can disable it on the Welcome menu
devin24 said:If yes, why they haven't an application like Adobe's cloud desktop?
Yes, Corel brings updates automatically for free, if they are available. Most of the versions includes one or several updates.
Thank you. Ariel.
So you mean Corel will send a message to me about the "upgrade" ?
I thought I can upgrade to the latest version directly once Corel announces a brand new version...
Of course this may not be helpful But....
I like the installed version which I used to get on a CD but now I buy the digital download evry couple of years. I burn it + my serial # to a DVD. I've been using Corel Draw & PhotoPaint since 1994, installing across multiple computers & believe it's extremely cost effective this way.
Ok, let me explain better.
Updates ended in December. You must have received a warning message within the past year.
Previously, if you had a previous version, whatever it was, you could upgrade to the latest version at half price. That caused several problems, first of all there were old versions that were not registered and it was difficult to check if they were genuine. Second, there were people who took ten years or more to update, and third, there were people who bought once and updated multiple times.
So that system of updates is finished, offering a new system, at a lower price, rewarding the user who updates frequently: it is called "protection upgrade" and allows you to update year after year, for 149 dollars a year, and every year you receive a new version. It is not sold separately, since it is not a Subscription, it can be requested when buying the program.
Subscription is a separate option, it's like renting the program. No need to buy the program. Instead, with the "protection upgrade" you buy it and it's yours for the rest of your life, but also updates it year after year. In other words, Corel is not moving towards subscriptions or abandoning the sale of perpetual versions.
If you have "protection upgrade", you should have received a message announcing the new version available. Anyway, you could enter your account on the Corel website, and there you could update it.
Ariel said:So that system of updates is finished, offering a new system, at a lower price, rewarding the user who updates frequently: it is called "protection upgrade" and allows you to update year after year, for 149 dollars a year, and every year you receive a new version. It is not sold separately, since it is not a Subscription, it can be requested when buying the program.
Yes! Upgrade Protection is absolutely, positively, and in no way whatsoever a subscription...
...except that they use the word "subscription" to describe it, because it is a "subscription product". They also use the word "upgrade", after announcing that "Upgrades are ending".
I really, really DO understand the difference between the different options offered by Corel, so there is not need to explain it further for my sake.
I'm not confused about this, but I can understand why some users find the information provided to be confusing.
To add to the confusion, in some of their messaging, Corel is prominently using the word "upgrade" when referring to the regular Subscription. Yes, somewhere else in the information they make it clear that they are talking about the subscription, but the "big blue button" says "Upgrade". That - and the way they present it as a 45% discount from the normal price of $499 - all looks a lot like the old upgrade offers that users had been offered for years and years.
It looks very much as though the user is being offered the chance to "Upgrade" for $249, at a 45% discount from the regular price of $499.
And, yes, the arithmetic is wrong there.