I haven't upgraded since 2018. This version does everything I want it to do. I find that upgrades sometimes delete some of my favorite functions and the learning curve in the new programs get more complicated as they add more functions. I do not digitize, so perhaps if I did I'd upgrade more.
If you are happy with it, don't upgrade. I upgraded because sometimes I create a new border (outline) and for that I need to use Studio, the digitizing module. Another reason has been that I was curious to see the new features, because the basic program has been upgraded and my curiosity won,,,, hehehe
Hugs and Happy New Year! Lidia
I paid for the upgrade.. installed it had a quick look to realize all my original settings have now gone .. :-( .. I will get the family celebrations out of the way and then have a play... by the way I did use my saved up points to put towards purchasing this :-)
Big Hugs from London
Hi Maria, what points are you talking about? Who gives you the points?
Also, I didn't lose my settings because before deciding if to upgrade or not, I have downloaded the latest update for the previous program and it asked if I wanted to keep the existing settings before deleting the previous version. I clicked yes. So when i have installed the upgrade, it used the saved settings.
Big hugs to you as well, from Melbourne, Australia.
Thank you Kim. I went back to Embird's site and read again their notes, so I understood that there is a new program included in the new upgrade and the US@49.00 was for the basic program and they didn't charge for the new program included with Studio. Anyway, I went ahead and bought the new upgrade. The US$49.00 have been converted to Australian dollars plus 4% for Paypal's service and the total has been AU$72.00 and I'm waiting to be charged by my bank for the international fee.....
Thank you for your help and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hugs, Lidia
Yes, I did notice... it seems to happen about every two years or so.... I thought that this one was pricey at $49 for just the Basic Embird...but I did it anyway. Past experience (at least for now) reinforces that if you ever want to upgrade, you will pay for it anyway...sooner or later. I do think it might be more important for those who use the digitizing side(s) of Embird and not just the Basic pod as I do... Past upgrades have only been $20-$30 dollars...but this one seems expensive to me... maybe I am just getting old!