Do buying liscence for soft is lifetime license


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Sylvain Potential Customer

Posted: 1/11/2014
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Hi there i might be interrested to buy a liscence. The thing is that if i buy the home edition or standard edition; and i'm sure i'm not the only one wanting to know!

What i want to know, is if i buy a license, save the artisteer setup file, if id have a computer problem or need to format my computer. I would need to re-format and re-install the operating system and the software!

Formating a lot of times, i hope that the software, even if one or twenty years has passed, that i can still install the setup, put the license; "Dont want a software that need Internet to activate or communicate with internet"!

I'm not interrested at all to buy a software, and a lot of money customers are as so not interrested to buy a software and license. If it's not a lifetime license software that need internet to activate; or use internet to check the license and de-activate it, since it have been purchased years before.

So will you discourage customers that can bring you money or not???

Thank's for your time.
 
Schwabby

Posted: 1/12/2014
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Rubbish! I have been an Artisteer User for years, and had very little issue with it. The creators have always answered my support tickets in a timely manner. If you purchase it, you will need to pay a fee for an upgrade IF you want to upgrade. The last upgrade I did was in 2012 I just upgraded this weekend to the new version. Not sure what the purpose of needing the internet to export on the new version I haven't looked into it. But so what? You are on the internet anyway to upload the files to they website you are designing. What difference does it make. If you don't have a working internet connection then why in the world are you designing websites? Get it? That argument seems ridiculous!
I say invest in it. It really is not very expensive for all that it does and the amount of time it saves you. Try creating Wordpress or Joomla templates by hand or by using some other software. Artisteer is a piece of cake and makes designing CMS sigts so much more enjoyable!
Just my 2 Cents worth.
 
Tanya
Artisteer Team

Posted: 1/13/2014
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Hi,

The point is that you receive one year of free updates with the purchase. Within this year you will be able to use any update. After that period you can extend the license for a half-a-price of the edition to use new versions or continue to use your current version for a lifetime.

As for the online connection, it is required since Artisteer 4.2 version as we have changed our security system. You can use Artisteer 4.1 that does not need to be online.

Best regards,
Tanya
 
KeithAdv

Posted: 1/13/2014
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Thanks for that information, Tanya, although I have to admit I'm still a little confused. Isn't it true that the "marketplace" can no longer install plugins after the license expires?
 
Eileen
Artisteer Team

Posted: 1/13/2014
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@KeithAdv
Hello!
I'm sorry but license cannot expire. It's more precise to say "free upgrade period expires".
The marketplace is not available for you when free upgrade period expires.
 
Sylvain Potential Customer

Posted: 1/14/2014
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Quote Tanya:

Hi,

The point is that you receive one year of free updates with the purchase. Within this year you will be able to use any update. After that period you can extend the license for a half-a-price of the edition to use new versions or continue to use your current version for a lifetime.

As for the online connection, it is required since Artisteer 4.2 version as we have changed our security system. You can use Artisteer 4.1 that does not need to be online.

Best regards,
Tanya


The reason why i'm interrested to buy Artisteer, is to have a soft that dont need internet at all, even if it does create webpages. The intention is to install the software on a computer that dont have and dont use internet. Enter the serial number to activate it to full, create some webpages on the computer and export it on the same computer. After that the files are taken to be put on an other computer that have internet and publish on the web on a server. Also i dont like softwares that give access to the computer files and informations.

But mostly the reason i want a software that dont communicate on the web. Is that i'm not interrested to install the software on an old computer, that this software communicate saying this software was installed on this computer. After in time re-write multiple times and format also on the old computer to erase the soft and trow it into the garbadge the old computer. Install the same version software on a new computer, and the software communicate on the web saying that it have been installed on a new computer and should not be done so. So the software decide to not work at all, since on a new computer or/and on a new windows.

Some softwares do as so, give infos that this software is installed on this computer, this windows, in time always the computer broke; so install the same soft on an other computer. Then the software communicate again, saying that this soft is on an other computer and decide to not work at all, because it have been installed else where. Even if it is paid and use legally and not copy on other pc, until the computer broke or had to re-install the operating system and all to fix it back.

So if i'd understand it is better to buy the artisteer version 4.1, so problem as so that could happen, would make possible to install the same soft, put the same license on a new computer, since the old one had broken or a new computer had to be buy; it would still work?

Thank's for your time!
 
Sylvain Potential Pyrate

Posted: 1/16/2014
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The reason why i'm interrested to buy Artisteer, is to have a soft that dont need internet at all, even if it does create webpages. The intention is to install the pyrated software on a computer that dont have and dont use internet. Use a craack to activate it to full, create some webpages on the computer and export it on the same computer. After that the files are taken to be put on an other computer that have internet (cause I don't like internet on all my computers) and publish on the web on a server. Also i dont like softwares that give access to the computer files and informations.
 
Antonina
Artisteer Team

Posted: 1/17/2014
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Hello Sylvian,

Some time ago a link to the blog-type FAQ was posted on our News page, I quote from there:

Q: Is it safe to send information to your server while exporting templates? Is that information stored somewhere?
A: It is absolutely safe and we do not store submitted information anywhere. Our “export server” only contains parts of Artisteer code needed to generate web templates, while templates themselves are not stored anywhere.

Q: What will happen if you go out of business? Will I be stuck with a non-working product that requires online connection to your server?
A: By implementing the online protection and keeping developing Artisteer we show that we care about our customers and about Artisteer, therefore we won't simply allow for the product to stop working completely. In case we’d have to decide to stop developing and selling Artisteer we’d release a version of Artisteer that works without an online connection. However, we don’t project to have to stop developing Artisteer at all, while even putting more effort into it when needed.
 
Sylvain Potential Customer

Posted: 1/23/2014
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So if i understand, the software need internet, so that the templates can be accessed? Do you have a version of software, that have all the template pack into it. Well a software all in one "out of the box" without the need of internet?

If yes wich version? Is the price 129.95$US?. If this is the price for the full version, it will take some time for me to buy; but still i can put some money on the side to reach the price. I read on the web by doing some search that peoples could find and have one full, unlimited, without buying; but i'm not interrested and prefer to be honest. Also i read on the web some software as so, could have some virus, and i dont want any.

I'm sure you work hard for your software, and your price of 129.95$US is great and a reachable price. Also i wonder if you accept, postal money order check, since i dont trust the money transactions made on the web? If the money would be for a version "all in, out of the box" without the need of the internet of course?

If you dont want to tell the software version, if you have a version "all in, out of the box" without internet; that's ok. I understand you dont want to give this kind of informations. Even so if you have a software as that, then i'm looking forward to buy it. Also want to know the price for it?

Also if the soft, when you have the money, could be a software that could be downloadable, and that the license, once you have the money; could be givin in e-mail and not else, for the protection of the owner-buyer? Or if the software would be shipped and handled into my province wich is Quebec in all cities?

An other suggestion, is that you sell your software to some shops as: www.futureshop.ca, www.bureauengros.ca, www.bestbuy.ca; after that you tell here to me and other places you want to announce, for a software "all in out of the box" with license. So as that i could have also the choice, if not sending you a postal money order; could buy it in one of the shops that ive mentionned.

Thank's for your time.
 
Sylvain Potential Customer

Posted: 1/30/2014
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Because my computer crash a lot of time. Because my computer is very old, it is not possible to buy the computer parts to fix it, because they dont make and sell the parts anymore. Because i dont have money to buy new computer and new operating system. Also because my hard drive have errors, as a lot of time it say when i try simply to copy a notepad file or others; it say: cycle error. Or even my computer dont open, giving me a blue screen. The computer at leass 5 to 10 times (averages number of times) into a single year; crash and have to be put all clean, put the operating system, the drivers; the things that is needed.

They are even peoples still today that buy old computer as Pentium 3, from other peoples or even computer shops that sell recycled computers. It's a fact!

I hope that having buyed legally a license, that i can still (no matters how much many times my computer crash) still can install again the setup file, still can put my license and activate it "without having to buy an other license each times my computer crash"??

They are more then millions and millions of peoples on earth. So it is a fact that honest customers, wich is not zero percent of the peoples around the world! That there computer crash a lot of time in a single year as mine, and are in the same finance and others situations as i am.

Are unsatisfied to buy softwares license each times there computer crash, wich could mean a lot of money; thrown into garbage. Also are unsatisfied to re-install there software, that they did not give to anyone; enter again there license; activate it trough the web. And the software that they have buyed for would not want to activate again and again, because it is considered already been activated.

It is a fact that there is a percentage of customers around the world, that have legally buyed a software; and prefere to buy software that they install and enter there license and it is activated and it work completely without the web for activating. For using full and unlimited time. Beside softwares, that they buy legally, enter there license legally to activate it. The sofware ask for an internet connexion and dont want to activate, because already done so.

So if a customer buy an artisteer soft, if the system is as that! If they give a lot of money and there computer crash "one month" after activating there legal license. As example: A customer that have not buyed a good surge electric bar recently; if they where a electric thunder lightning or other electricity problems. Or the computer crash a lot of times into a single year "each and every years". The money invest into those kind of softwares, would been trown into garbage with there softwares also.

It could possibly make peoples not wanting to give more money to those kinds of companys.

So my question is, can the software can be activated an infinit number of times, even if artisteer could be on version 7 or even 10 "as example" and so on??

The response to this question, could make customers interrested to buy your softwares or could make them run away! Not responding to this question, could make honest customers as i am; ask to them self a lot of questions!

Thanks for your time.
 
Ian Shere

Posted: 1/30/2014
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$130 is NOT expensive for design software. Try buying pro Adobe products or, like I used to, buy a CADD program (a pro one) - you're talking thousands of dollars. EVERY year generally. I can't understand why people are complaining about $130 up front and $60 a year to re-license.

Yes, I still believe the internet publishing route was so wrong and has lost them more than than saved. But that was their choice to address reported piracy (as a side note, guess how AutoCAD became the most widely used piece of CADD software? Piracy! And AutoDesk are nowhere near going broke!)

If $130 is too much you probably already have a free design tool on your computer - it's called Notepad. Better still, use Notepad++; a much better program than vanilla Notepad. Depends on your skill level and how much time you have.

I have installed Artisteer on many different computers many times due to the same issues you raise. Reformatting a disk or upgrading. Never had any problems. You seem not to quite understand what's going on with the license number versus online publishing. You install the software on a computer and activate it with your license number. Then you build a template and publish it via an online connection.
 
Sylvain Potential Customer

Posted: 1/30/2014
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Yes i had buyed before some softwares, that i did not copy to others, give, sell; briefly did not at all distribute at all to others in any ways, even friends and family. Softwares that i did not distribute in any ways the license, that make full and unlimited pro soft; that by entering my license it activate it, without the need to be on the web. These softwares, if customers are honest as i am, are great because what ever problem a computer can have or others, that these software can still be in use. They are peoples in the hole world, that are honest.

It's also a good thing that they are company that make available total free, unlimited "no trial" softwares to the things they do, and they are peoples who use them honestly in the world. It's also a great thing that some company's give free, unlimited there old softwares, that did sell years before. Doing so make peoples curious to use the software; even better make them who use the total free and ulimited pro software; wanting to buy "if the price is not sky high" there new version softwares.

So the peoples can see the use of the total, unlimited pro old stable version software, and in time do the same for others "after-time" full, free, no limits softwares. It will make peoples wanting to go to there official website, and if they put fiew publicity banners; it will bring them a lot of peoples on there website. By the publicity will pay in some way, because there is publicity that the more peoples "just see" an none intrusive publicity. The more it pays, just for giving away pro softwares, with no trial, with no limits, full and free to the public.

If the public, want to give some amount to encourage the company, before taking the pro, total free, no limits softwares; or give zero money. Its a good choice also. They are software that ask if a peoples want to give money or not, and if yes, the person can give the amount that want to be send. It's a good thing that peoples making websites can find free html codes tutorials to make websites and use there notepad or others to do webpages.

I wonder if an "Artisteer Team Member" would respond to the questions, but thank's for your responding Ian Shere.

Have a nice day.
 
stefani

Posted: 12/20/2015
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:( where is my license code?
i was purchase with my paypal account 2 hours ago and until now I haven't receive the license code in my email inbox / spam.
how long you need time to verify my payment???
:-/ :( i need it urgent
 
Fernando

Posted: 2/6/2016
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Hi i want to know i didnt understand, but if i buy the artisteer in this computer and then i want to change computer is not any problem right?
 
Lukas P

Posted: 3/10/2016
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Hi, I bought licence for Artisteer, and pay it via PayPal.
I reinstall computer - windows and after i install Artisteer again with my licence code and there is an error: Licence activation limit reached.

Please, i don't want buy Artisteer again.

Can anyone help me?
 
R2D2

Posted: 11/12/2017
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. screw support, they weren't able to fix my previous issue. Again. after another 50 bucks.

Quote Sylvain Potential Customer:





Hi there i might be interrested to buy a liscence. The thing is that if i buy the home edition or standard edition; and i'm sure i'm not the only one wanting to know!

What i want to know, is if i buy a license, save the artisteer setup file, if id have a computer problem or need to format my computer. I would need to re-format and re-install the operating system and the software!

Formating a lot of times, i hope that the software, even if one or twenty years has passed, that i can still install the setup, put the license; "Dont want a software that need Internet to activate or communicate with internet"!

I'm not interrested at all to buy a software, and a lot of money customers are as so not interrested to buy a software and license. If it's not a lifetime license software that need internet to activate; or use internet to check the license and de-activate it, since it have been purchased years before.

So will you discourage customers that can bring you money or not???

Thank's for your time.