FileBot on the Mac App Store

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FileBot on the Mac App Store

Post by rednoah » 16 Jun 2018, 09:22

FileBot is available on the Mac App Store (MAS) as well as an independent Mac app bundle.


Here are the key differences:
  • The MAS app works out of the box and does not require you to purchase a FileBot License.
  • The MAS app runs in a sandbox with limited system access. FileBot will have to ask for permissions before accessing files.
  • The MAS app does not support the filebot command-line tools due to Apple restrictions.
  • The MAS app does not support Automator Workflows due to Apple restrictions.
  • The MAS app does not support the FileBot Subtitles feature due to Apple restrictions.
  • The MAS purchase is limited to macOS only and does not enable or entitle you to use FileBot on any other operating system or platform.
  • Apple takes a 30% cut (as opposed to 5% + $0.50 per sale via Paddle) from each and every MAS purchase, so the MAS price is proportionally higher to account for that.

:idea: The independent Mac app bundle has no restrictions, but requires you to purchase a FileBot license.
:idea: Please read the FAQ and How to Request Help.

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Re: FileBot on the Mac App Store

Post by leejk » 13 Jun 2019, 00:19

Hi,

I have the MAS version, and previously I had install the Homebrew version installed as well in order to run scripts. However I had to uninstall/reinstall Homebrew, but now the Homebrew version wants a license. Has there been a change in the license policy?

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Re: FileBot on the Mac App Store

Post by rednoah » 13 Jun 2019, 03:53

Yes, FileBot is now available independently of any App Store:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6265

You can request a complimentary license if you need to work around Apple limitations:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9517
:idea: Please read the FAQ and How to Request Help.

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