@stefan While I agree that stripping features isn’t fun, I think it’s a great way to offer a free service that pulls people in and converts them later.
I think Infinity has 3 obvious plays against other organization tools:
Trello Replacement - at minimum let people have a kanban board for free. Let people pay for more granular control. Eat Jira and Trello’s lunches.
Task List Replacement - give the task view for free and focus on the quality of the task list view/functionality. Eat all the task list app’s lunches.
Free CRM - let people email details to a table view for free, charge to do anything else. Eat Hubspot, Zoho, and Salesforce’s lunch.
I’m sure it’s been discussed plenty but keep an open mind with the free tier - it may become a last resort you end up using and it may be worth having some sort of plan for it. The free tier is only meant to replace other free tools so feature parity isn’t a requirement.
This is how a lot of other platforms do it. Get people in with a free tier, sell access to more.
I can definitely respect going against the grain and wanting to provide everything for a price, but those free tiers in other services exist for a reason - they bring so many people on board to the platform and create opportunities for you to convert.
This is just me - but when I see 14 day trials and no free tier for an app like this I’m turned off. 14 days means I need to be ready to go with a project, learn how to use the platform, and run a project in 14 days. That’s definitely not enough time to explore an app of this scope. Most projects don’t wrap in 14 days. Free means I get to keep an account indefinitely, and when I start really needing it I can pay for the features. I understand what I’m getting here as a beta user. New users don’t have that benefit.
30/60 days might be better - you get a much longer tail drip campaign going then - more time to promote the platform and inform the trial user of features they may be missing. Infinity is going to have so many applications, I don’t think 14 days is appropriate to learn it all.
I guess March will be a decision point for some of us. I am on board @ $6/mo annually (that’s good value to me) but it’s important to remember the alternative and status quo for many is $0/mo.
I also understand there are folks like me and @bagley.travis68 that will find workarounds in a free system so that we never have to pay. I think the important aspect there is that we don’t want to pay 4 different data platforms, each for one piece of the puzzle. If all of these integrations and tools are implemented well in Infinity and we don’t have to leave our dashboard, it becomes worth $6, $9, $20+ per month.