All Things Apple

About this site

Roma and Dotty, my two lurchers

This website is not about the Next Big Thing to come out of Apple – although the occasional update may be warranted – but about second-hand Macs, iPhones, iPads, and ancillary equipment, and free, occasionally, paid-for software. There has to be a good reason when I pay for software.

I’ve been out of the loop for some time now, but the cost of apps appears to have rocketed in recent years, not to mention that, most, have gone down the subscription route. These days I rarely sign up for an app that requires a subscription, beyond storage. I’ve learnt that lesson over the years.

Buying software used to be like buying a car – you paid the bulk of your money up front then drip fed it as time went on to keep it on the road. Eventually you might have to upgrade to a newer model. Now there is one point of entry, and you’re in, but those upgrades, small as they are, are paid for via your subscription. Same every month, same every year. And all an app might get at the end of the year is a shiny new bell that you don’t need or won’t use.

There must be another way. There is, it’s called free software. It’s out there, you just have it know where to look. This site is here to help.