Setapp, the app subscription service, lands on iOS with 8 awesome titles


Setapp comes to iOS
A catalog of amazing apps, one small monthly fee.
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Setapp, the brilliant app subscription service from MacPaw, has finally landed on iOS. The service offers eight titles at launch, including task-management app 2Do and wonderful writing tool Ulysses.

A small monthly fee gets you complete, unlimited access to every app in the catalog, with more being added on a regular basis. And if you’re already a Setapp subscriber, you may get the iOS apps for free.

Setapp has proven incredibly popular on the Mac, where it gives users unrestricted access to more than 190 apps for just $9.99 a month. Unsurprisingly, support for iOS has long been one of the service’s most-requested features, and now the wait is finally over.

“Today we’re excited to provide the option for people to use their favorite apps, wherever they go on their mobile devices,” said Setapp CEO Oleksandr Kosovan. “We look forward to the new opportunities this provides for enhancing productivity and getting work done.”

Setapp finally arrives on iOS

Starting today, Setapp for iOS will ship with eight titles, including:

  • 2Do
  • Gemini
  • MindNode
  • Ulysses
  • Paste
  • Taskheat
  • SQLPro Studio
  • PDF Search

Subscriptions to Ulysses and SQLPro Studio alone would typically cost more than $20 a month, but with Setapp, all these apps are much more affordable. In fact, they might cost you nothing at all.

Existing Setapp subscribers paying $9.99 a month, who have space to register their iPhones and iPads as additional devices on their plans, will have access to all the iOS and iPadOS apps free of charge.

Those who don’t have space for additional devices can gain access to all the iOS apps above for just $2.49 a month. These titles are also included in the Setapp free trial, which allows seven days of access. Furthermore, there are decent discounts available for those who choose annual, student, and family Setapp plans.

(Update: MacPaw dropped the price for each additional device from $4.99 to $2.49 on August 17. “As a result of feedback from the Setapp community, today we’re changing the price for additional devices for all Setapp plans to make it more affordable to start using iOS devices with a Setapp subscription,” the company said in a statement.)

How does it work?

You might be wondering how Setapp works on iOS, given Apple’s strict App Store guidelines. Well, it’s simple. You just search for the iOS app you want to use within Setapp for Mac, then scan a QR code to unlock the full version on iPhone or iPad.

Visit the Setapp website today to get started on Mac and iOS, and take advantage of the free trial. You’ll be amazed at how affordable it is when you see how many awesome apps are up for grabs.


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