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submitted 7 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Please note this is just a beta and there are going to be bugs, but it works and it works nicely. Have fun.

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[-] [email protected] 319 points 7 months ago

Hey everyone. Happy to finally get this out, it's been one busy month.

I'm looking to add a lifetime option for ultra & option to just remove ads. Keep in mind this is the first release, lots more to follow.

Cheers!

Lj

[-] [email protected] 25 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

What ads are being removed?

Edit; oh God theres ads on the app?? I thought you were talking about ads somewhere on lemmy.

Edit again. Yes I now know there ads on the app. I thought the first edit made that clear. You can stop replying telling me there's ads on the app. I know this. Stop acting like reddit.

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[-] [email protected] 232 points 7 months ago

My excitement is tempered by two things, the ultra cost being a subscription (I get the "why" I just hate more subscriptions) and also the pretty crappy targeted adverts "consent" whereby you have to scroll through page after page of third party vendors to turn off the "legitimate" interest which is, let's be honest their way around consent by just ignoring what you want. That's put me right off in all honesty sorry.

[-] [email protected] 102 points 7 months ago

Man, when the Pro lifetime comes out I'm there but at this point I'm not going to engage at all with either being tracked by advertisers or being forced to go through all that. There are other open source apps that don't do any of that which may not be quite as good but the difference is worth it. Lemmy doesn't have any ads. Why should I subject myself to ads or being tracked to use what is already free?

[-] [email protected] 36 points 7 months ago

Because you know what sync provides and why it's worth spending money on it. I get these arguments and they are valid but no one forces anyone to use an app. You can just ignore it. I also prefer open source apps and don't like subscriptions but I bought the Ultra even if I just want to remove the ads. Also the price is not that big so i think of it as a donation.

[-] [email protected] 43 points 7 months ago

It's a nice app, but so is Jerboa, which does not have ads. If there was a one-time ad-free purchase; I would strongly consider it; but I'm not going to pay a subscription to avoid ads on an already ad-free website.

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[-] [email protected] 33 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Same, I'm ok with a subscription but I would want it like Sync for Reddit where I pay 5-6-7€ to remove the ads and the rest can stay on Ultra.

Edit: Also the per vendor "legitimate interest" toggle without the option to decline all at once is pretty scummy and also illegal.

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[-] [email protected] 147 points 7 months ago

Oh my god it's beautiful. It's so beautiful.

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[-] [email protected] 139 points 7 months ago

It's like having Reddit back, this is amazing. 🙏

For as long as I can remember Reddit and Sync have been one and the same. I never used Reddit website or app, only ever used Sync to browse Reddit hosted content. I used it a lot. I've missed it a lot.

Between the Lemmy platform and Sync client, to all intents and purposes what Reddit was has been fully restored/migrated.

I know it's early days, but I did not expect to see anything like this so soon and it gives me hope that Lemmy can grow and thrive into the network of people that always made Reddit what it was. Everything that's needed is there - early, a little rough around the edges, but there. And being improved constantly.

Hallelujah!

[-] [email protected] 25 points 7 months ago

Once Sync for Lemmy got to an even usable state I completely stopped using Reddit. Here's to the next 10 years of development!

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[-] [email protected] 127 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Oh and please note that bugs should be reported in #sync-support-and-bugs in the discord: https://discord.gg/qYWxqva or the github.

LJ has been working very hard - this is beta 24 from no betas a week ago.

And again, it is a beta - some features like Ad-free IAP and submissions are not there, but they will be in there eventually.

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[-] [email protected] 119 points 7 months ago
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[-] [email protected] 104 points 7 months ago

Game. Changer.

I live my life as FOSS-y as possible.

This is the only subscription that I have. $2/mo or $16/yr is not even a blip on most people's radar.

The OG Sync was the most used app on my phone and tablet.

So download, enjoy, and pay the dev! He's phenomenal, approachable, and transparent. This isn't some Flappy Birds knockoff. This is a polished app that allows us to connect with one another more easily. And I'd like to see what features he comes up with next.

It takes a lot for me to trust an app/dev this much. Hopefully everybody else will too and we can help him do even more neat things.

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[-] [email protected] 96 points 7 months ago

Please consider offering a one-time purchase option for certain version milestones, maybe hosted on patreon or something if you need.

I don't mind paying to support development, I do mind subscriptions unfortunately.

[-] [email protected] 36 points 7 months ago

He commented 3 hours ago in this thread stating there will be a one time purchase.

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[-] [email protected] 32 points 7 months ago

Submitted beta 25 to Google play that adds the option to do a one time payment.

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[-] [email protected] 92 points 7 months ago
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[-] [email protected] 91 points 7 months ago

IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE HOME

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[-] [email protected] 72 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

My god, it's actually like it used to be. Thank you a million times [email protected] <3

[-] [email protected] 70 points 7 months ago

What the hell, this is so impressive. I'm blown away! Did not expect this kind of experience this fast!

[-] [email protected] 65 points 7 months ago

I feel so at home in this app!

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[-] [email protected] 61 points 7 months ago

It's a nice app mostly but there's a few things stopping me from loving it currently

  • No lifetime license, I refuse to use a subscription service
  • list view mode doesn't have the option to have buttons enabled and always showing
  • can't disable auto hide of comment actions
  • No way to hide viewed posts
  • can't highlight and copy text from a comment It just hides content instead (like why?) Only option is to copy all text from a comment but I don't want to copy all just a small selection...
  • No option for top bar, only bottom and side
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[-] [email protected] 61 points 7 months ago

Posting from sync, let's go!

I've only had a brief look, but is there a way to pay for pro (but not ultra) so I can remove ads?

[-] [email protected] 47 points 7 months ago

From the discussions I have seen, there's going to be an IAP for ad-free.

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[-] [email protected] 52 points 7 months ago

Commenting from Sync! I feel back at home.

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[-] [email protected] 48 points 7 months ago

Hard to describe how good it feels to have Sync back! Was worried the tablet experience would be left behind but it's as smooth as ever. Thank you LJ! Instant subscription, absolutely no hesitation on that one.

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[-] [email protected] 46 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Firstly, I'm happy to see Sync return.
I made sure to subscribe to help make developing the app financially viable.

Secondly.. With the Sync beta just going live, I'm already running into my very first bugs.
What would be the appropriate place to report these bugs?

Edit: My question has already been answered by OP:

Oh and please note that bugs should be reported in #sync-support-and-bugs in the discord: https://discord.gg/qYWxqva

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[-] [email protected] 44 points 7 months ago

Finally, I can ditch Jerboa.

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[-] [email protected] 38 points 7 months ago

Very nice! Now I can get addicted to Lemmy properly.

[-] [email protected] 35 points 7 months ago
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[-] [email protected] 35 points 7 months ago

When I saw the restore purchases, I almost thought I could restore the lifetime ultra I got for the reddit app lmao. Hope there'll be a discount when lifetime gets added for old lifetime buyers :)

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[-] [email protected] 32 points 7 months ago

Maybe an unpopular opinion, but 22€ for the ads-free option sounds a bit expensive to me. I bought Sync Pro for reddit for 3€ in 2018.

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[-] [email protected] 32 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

The pricing is a bit much, especially compared to other services like Tutanota that actually runs servers and provides a service in addition to developing the applications. $20-$30 for the onetime purchase option would be more sane.

I know I bought Sync Pro for Reddit, but I know that was nowhere close to these prices.

EDIT: Found the Remove Ads option, and that is more reasonable priced.

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[-] [email protected] 28 points 7 months ago

Lol first post under the Sync announcement

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[-] [email protected] 28 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

contains adds

contains in-app purchases

collects data

shares data with 3d party orgs

Nothing against sync, but this is not what I'd expect from lemmy app tbh. There's a lot of free open source options that don't sell your data.

Asking to be paid for your job is OK, but injecting ads in ad-free opensource service, selling user data? This is just reddit-app-moment in my opinion

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[-] [email protected] 27 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Why am I seeing ads on Lemmy???

Edit: Looks like it's the app itself. I'll gladly make a one time purchase to remove them if that's an option, but another subscription is a no go for me.

[-] [email protected] 26 points 7 months ago

What if I told you the ads weren’t on Lemmy?

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[-] [email protected] 27 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Is there any way to get ad free without a subscription? I was happy to buy a paid version of the app before, but an ongoing subscription isn't really what I want.

Edit: it is not advertised as much as Ultra, but there is a one off payment option to remove ads, in the sidebar. Which I purchased!

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[-] [email protected] 26 points 7 months ago

Wow I can't believe how much smoother Sync is than other Lemmy clients!

Feel just like sync for Reddit :D

Thank you!

On another note will there be the option to purchase sync like it was for sync for Reddit?

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[-] [email protected] 25 points 7 months ago

I can feel at home again with sync.

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[-] [email protected] 24 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Just tried it, looks good!

  • So many options, the customability is really nice
  • There is a premium option to copy subscriptions between instances (not ready yet).
  • Live comment refresh mode
  • Default font size could be too small for most people. I switched to Medium right away on a 6 inch phone.
  • Sports Mode in comments is a fun feature :)
  • Search Comments is really useful, I have missed this in other clients
  • It has faster and smoother scrolling of comments than other clients, very noticeable.
  • Being able to collapse comments by clicking on the number of comments is very useful.

So many options everywhere, it's a step up from previous clients for sure.

Making this client in such a short time is ultra impressive. Will be worth the money if being on Lemmy a lot, and also just to support developers like this who dare to bet on Lemmy.

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[-] [email protected] 23 points 7 months ago

It's freaky to see how smoothly Sync lets me hop back into a familiar experience, now on Lemmy. It's so clean and intuitive, no unnecessary crap, I love it. One of the best apps I've ever used, from one of the best developers to grace this cursed earth.

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