[Link] Why I Buy “All Those Apps”
Shibel K. Mansour wrote an excellent essay on why we should pay for good apps. Basically, it's about time and money, and how much you're willing to pay for what you get out of all those little helpers on your smart device. Here is the tl;dr (a quote by David Sparks):
Imagine you’re on your deathbed and you’re told you can live another hour and that it’ll costs you four dollars. What are you gonna say?
The thing is: making great apps is hard work. If you rely on apps and you appreciate the developer's work, go buy the app, pop something in their virtual tip jar, whatever. Make sure they can continue making great apps. That save you time and make your live easier.
Because time is irrecoverable: unlike your bank balance, your time balance is always going down, no matter how you are spending it. And once it’s spent, it’s gone forever.