I’ve written here about Transpose, the app that allows you to create and use custom forms. I use it for taking notes at genealogy conferences and for abstracting genealogy data from documents. I use it for lots and lots of non-genealogy information as well, including keeping inventories, getting feedback, and keeping track of my blood pressure and the books I read.
When I first met Transpose, it was in Beta mode and was free. Then they added a paid plan, but still had a limited free plan. As of August 15, it will be out of Beta mode and will no longer offer a free plan. Instead, there are three tiers of paid plans: Individual ($9.99 a month), Team ($14.99 a month) and Enterprise ($29.99 a month). If you have a free Transpose account, your free account will become read-only, and you won’t be able to add additional Records or Solutions.
The company actually gave me a paid plan for a year, as a thank you for being an early booster. But if they hadn’t, I’m confident I would purchase an Individual plan because I use it so much.
It can be disappointing when formerly free apps start charging, but to me that’s preferable to their going belly up, as happened in 2014 with my dear, departed Springpad.