MacPaw has a new idea in software sales and distribution called Setapp. Described as a “Netflix for software”, Setapp gives you access to (right now) over sixty different software packages for a low monthly subscription price. MacPaw CEO Oleksandr Kosovan joined MacJury panel members Jeff Gamet, Brett Terpstra and host Chuck Joiner to discuss how Setapp benefits both developers and customers by introducing a service that focuses on high quality software titles that are kept up to date and are available on demand for the user. Currently in beta, Setapp may represent one of the futures of software distribution. Get the answers to all of your questions, then sign up to give it a try.
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Oleksandr Kosovan is a Ukrainian tech-entrepreneur, founder of MacPaw and creator of CleanMyMac, an app that has recently passed the count of 4 million users.
He bootstrapped MacPaw in 2008 with a single product, while still studying at Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. A few years later they had an amazing team on board and now they are one of the biggest software developers on the Mac market MacPaw’s success allowed investment in the local IT field, providing funding and mentorship programs for young specialists. Follow him on Twitter.
Jeff Gamet is the Managing Editor for The Mac Observer, and the author of Fresh Brewed Tales, a chronicle of Jeff’s strange adventures at coffee shops. He also is the host of the Daily Observations podcast and co-host of The Apple Context Machine. You can find his regular updates on Twitter.
Brett Terpstra is a coder, writer and web developer. He works behind the scenes at blogs including Engadget, Joystiq and The Unofficial Apple Weblog. He also writes for The Unofficial Apple Weblog, and contributes to Macworld. Brett develops Marked for Mac and recently co-authored “60 Mountain Lion Tips” with David Sparks for the iBookstore. He discusses all things “nerd” on his podcast, Systematic. You can find Brett as “ttscoff” on Twitter and App.net, and at his website, brettterpstra.com.