MacPaw announces beta version of “Setapp Mobile” for iPhone

Today, Thursday, February 29, 2024, the software studio MacPaw presented its own App Store for iOS devices, and with it Announcement from August 2023 affirmed. Within the EU, the standalone mobile version of Setapp will be available from April. Setapp's Mac subscription already offers apps for the iPhone and iPad; but still in a detour. Due to the Digital Markets Act (DMA), it will be possible in the EU from next week to use alternative app stores under iOS - and therefore Setapp Mobile on iPhone. Before the launch in April, there is a beta phase for which interested parties can register.

MacPaw today introduced the standalone Setapp version for Apple mobile devices: Setapp Mobile. As with the Mac, various full versions of apps can be used without advertising but with all updates at an affordable subscription price. The first beta starts soon.
MacPaw today introduced the standalone Setapp version for Apple mobile devices: Setapp Mobile. As with the Mac, various full versions of apps can be used without advertising but with all updates at an affordable subscription price. The first beta starts soon.

TL;DR: The most important thing about Setapp Mobile

  • Setapp is expanding its subscription model known from the Mac with a curated range of apps to the iPhone (and iPad).
  • Interested users and developers can Join a beta waiting listto be the first to test the app collection
  • The official offer should be available within the EU from April 2024

Full app versions without advertising for a fixed monthly price

Setapp by MacPaw is the first subscription-based platform to offer users a curated collection of Mac and iOS apps. The platform also supports developers by aligning rewards with apps' usage and market value, fostering a thriving innovation ecosystem, according to MacPaw.

Now Setapp will soon be available directly on iOS devices, enabling an integrated and convenient user experience. This expansion promises a diverse selection of premium applications on the iPhone for a fixed monthly price - titles from MacPaw as well as those from other developers and studios will be included. As usual with Setapp, there will be no advertising in the apps. All updates are included.

"We are charting a new path for the software industry towards a better and more diverse app ecosystem. This will offer customers more choice and a better overall experiencesaid Oleksandr Kosovan, CEO and founder of MacPaw. “Our Setapp promise is simple: to provide software and tools that optimize your workflow, ignite your creativity and amplify your influence. We carefully curate our collection, ensuring that every app, feature and update aligns with our philosophy of meaningful efficiency."

The app categories in Setapp Mobile on the iPhone

The Beta version from Setapp Mobile will present a carefully curated selection of apps, including fan favorites from Setapp's catalog to date. The categories include, but are ultimately not limited to, the following examples (translated directly from the press release):

  • Productivity and business tools: Increase your efficiency with tools that help you manage your schedule, stay on track, personalize your internet experience, and more.
  • Creative and design software: Unlock your creative potential with intuitive tools for photo animation, document creation, and more.
  • Lifestyle and productivity: Improve your daily routines with apps that help you develop better habits, stay up to date with the latest news, and efficiently manage your notes and ideas.
  • Useful apps: Make your everyday life easier with applications that allow you to easily share files, monitor your expenses and streamline the organization of your ideas.
  • Specialized professional tools: Use advanced applications for detailed document searches, comprehensive database management, and more.

Developers are invited to join Setapp Mobile

MacPaw combines the announcement of Setapp Mobile with a call for developers to participate in the offer with their apps. Today's announcement is an invitation to become part of a community that values ​​innovation, fairness and long-term user satisfaction above all else. If you are interested in offering your own iPhone app via Setapp in the future, can register on the page linked here. If there are any further updates, we will let you know. So don't forget that Sir Apfelot newsletter to subscribe. It's completely free and only appears once a week.

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