All the other Smugmug related tools are free or shareware. Why S*E is not?
|Well, to start with, S*E is not some
test app slapped together in one night from some standard building
blocks. It incorporates hundreds and hundreds of hours of professional
developing and testing. A lot of code that goes into S*E core
functionality has been developed over several years of commercial
programming, and the rest benefits from a couple of dozens years of
working in the industry
You may have heard an old saying "you get what you paid
for". S*E currently combines pretty much every major feature
found in its competitors products - and I mean all of them put
together. So, would you like to download and install a dozen of
different apps (each time risking to catch a virus) and then try to learn them all and make them all
to interoperate? Or would
you prefer to have just a single application from a reliable source with a streamlined UI and
guaranteed stability and performance? I'm not even saying that while
S*E covers every other competitor's feature set, it also adds some unique ones that nobody else has. Take Auto Album Creation:
this feature allows you to drop a whole tree of folders and S*E will
create all the albums automatically, even if there are thousands of
them. Or Persistent Queue: even if your utility power (or smugmug server)
dies in the middle of the upload, you'll be able to continue next time
without losing a single file. Don't remember where on SM you have
uploaded the file to, or what original folder an image has been uploaded
from - here's all-powerful Full Text Search... And the latest,
but definitely not least addition: bulk Image Replace...
You will also get a top-notch customer service (not that you would need it much:-). It's a rare occasion that I don't answer an email request within the next few minutes, or an hour or two at most (man's gotta eat:-).
Looking for more reasons? Check my existing customers and read what they have said. More than a 1000 people have already done their homework and voted for S*E with their own money. An industry standard 30 days trial policy lets you decide for yourself. Simply download it and start using it. And I'm pretty sure you will find S*E worth purchasing!