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You Need A Budget 4
bp Oct 17, 2012 @ 3:35pm
Non-free updates, how do they work
According to the website, major updates of YNAB are not free (YNAB 4 is $40 for YNAB 3 customers, $60 for new customers).

There's nothing wrong with that, I just don't think Steam supports this kind of pricing scheme.
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Purple Tentacle Oct 17, 2012 @ 3:52pm 
Sure it does, why wouldn't it?

Steam has been doing the same thing with games, forever.

Just look at:
Cities XL 2011 - http://store.steampowered.com/app/58510/
Cities XL 2012 - http://store.steampowered.com/app/201760/
Owners of Cities XL 2011 get the new version at as discount.

Same thing with many other titles ... so why wouldn't it work here (as long as the old version continues to function properly).
Romir Oct 17, 2012 @ 4:13pm 
This is a good question, and something that could use clarification.

When YNAB 4 came out, people who bought 3 within the prior six months were freely upgraded. That made me happy.
RodeoClown  [developer] Oct 17, 2012 @ 5:31pm 
Considering YNAB 5 isn't even under development yet, I think this is one of those "wait and see" kinda topics. Assuming we're greenlit, this is something we'll start thinking about much closer to the release of YNAB 5.

We've still got a whole load more free updates to come with YNAB 4, with a few big additions.
bp Oct 17, 2012 @ 11:23pm 
Originally posted by Purple Tentacle:
Sure it does, why wouldn't it?
Cities XL 2011 - http://store.steampowered.com/app/58510/
Cities XL 2012 - http://store.steampowered.com/app/201760/

Sure, that kind of promotion is actually very common. The same happened with Torchlight 2 or Serious Sam: BFE or whatever other games.

However, Cities XL 2011 is still up for purchase or download and still takes a slot in your library; more importantly, Cities XL 2012 cannot get Steam Cloud files from Cities XL 2011. (I'm actually not positive on this, owners of Mass Effect 2 on Steam might know this better than I do.)

I don't think that's what YNAB wants, but it's clear the problem isn't even on the radar now. :)
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RodeoClown  [developer] Oct 18, 2012 @ 12:03am 
Yep, definitely not even on the radar at this point - we'll worry about that when (if?) we get there!
We'll definitely do what we can to make the upgrade path easy. The jump from YNAB 3 to 4 found your last opened budget file and gave you the option of opening it by default. At this stage we aren't really looking into using Steam Cloud for the budget saves (we use dropbox for cloud syncing), but if this takes off, we may consider adding it as another save option.

(Oh, and I'm one of the devs - it doesn't highlight it in the discussions, but it does on the comments page)
Stevoisiak Oct 18, 2012 @ 4:43am 
On a side note, what makes this software different from freeware money management software like Money Manager Ex or GNUCash?
bp Oct 18, 2012 @ 9:39am 
Stevois, please make your own thread.
Fortuna Dec 3, 2012 @ 7:05pm 
That's like complaining about every new Office that comes out
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