If you are student and your school does not use Microsoft’s online productivity suite Office 365 for Education, your time has come and you will be able to get a 4 year subscription to the service for only $79.99. If you consider that you get all of the standard Office products like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access this is really a nice bargain.
That’s not a bad deal. Four years for only $80, that’s $20 a year — which is either the price of Tweetbot or four Starbuck’s coffees.
Sadly, the problem with services is that you need to keep paying for them. I like the model where I buy the software and use it and then you make improvements and I pay you for those improvements and continue using the software. That’s a nice model.