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How do the trial periods work?

The first installation starts a 14 day trial period: There are no restrictions on what you can do with Actions for Obsidian, no login, and no request for credentials.

Once the trial period is over, you can continue to use the application without any restrictions, but you will be reminded to purchase a license when one of its Shortcuts actions is triggered. The likelihood of this reminder dialog box appearing increases by 5% each day and is recalculated each time you use one of the AfO Shortcuts actions. This prevents a hard “trial period over” cut-off and gives you a few more days to test.

A reminder appearing will stop your workflow. The Shortcuts action which caused the reminder will tell you why it stopped.

Once you buy the app, those reminder will go away.

How much does Actions For Obsidian cost?

The app is free to download from the App Store. There is a 14 day trial period. After the trial period, the Shortcuts actions will trigger “Please buy” reminder dialogs.

A license removes these reminders.

Pay What You Think Is Fair

When you ‘re ready to buy a license, you can choose from one of three base prices depending on how much you think is fair: “S” (€11 / $9), “M” (€14 / $12), and “L” (€17 / $15). These licenses differ in nothing but the price.

It’s an experiment in fairness, basically. For example, I hope that if you use Actions For Obsidian in a commercial setting, you’ll pick the “L” license (which looks great on an expense report!). Or even if it’s for personal use, and you feel it makes you 3× as productive, you might select something else than the “S” level. It’s entirely up to you, though.

I decided against subscription pricing, even though it would have been a better choice for me financially. But I personally prefer software that I can buy rather than rent, because it gives me independence from the fate of the company that makes it. (It’s a different story for apps that rely on server components which need regular maintenance etc., of course.)

I already bought a macOS license, is the iOS app included in that?

No, macOS and iOS licenses are only valid on their respective platforms. However, you can use your existing macOS license on all of your macOS devices (provided they are connected to the same App Store account).

There are discounted license upgrades available if you already have a macOS license and want to add iOS support. Alternatively, you can purchase a “macOS + iOS” combo license, which costs less than two single platform licenses.