How do the Markzware licenses work?

What is the difference between an annual license and a perpetual license?

2. November 2020In PublishingBy Karsten Risseeuw2 Minutes

Markzware products are reliable helpers in everyday publishing. But what about the licenses? Markzware distinguishes between an annual license and an unlimited license. What are the differences?

Markzware products are reliable. They have been continuously developed and adapted for decades. This is a great value. But it also requires continuous development and product maintenance. This is not for free. Unlike some other companies, Markzware does not try to lure customers into a subscription trap. The solution is as simple as it is ingenious and already exists for many products as a choice:

Perpetual license

A perpetual license is valid indefinitely, but there are no updates for new document formats. For example, if you order a QXPMarkz in 2020, you purchase the product with the QuarkXPress 2020 document format customisation, and if Quark makes customisations during the year, these customisations will be provided as updates free of charge. However, if a 2021 document format is released next year, it will not automatically be updated.

Annual license

The annual license is, as the name suggests, a license for a single year. Since the price for the product is probably already recovered after 1 or 2 conversions, this should not be a hindrance. But for updates you have great advantages: Regardless of when you purchased the annual license, you can download all updates and upgrades for 365 days. So you are always up to date, even if a new document format is released next year. If you want to renew your license, you buy another annual license and can convert for another year without worries, whatever comes along. However, if the license expires, access to the software is also terminated. Simple!

Markzware conversion solutions can be used where documents need to be converted from one software solution to another. This does not imply a constant exchange, but a one-time conversion.