Features: Because of Apple's Sandboxing restrictions, there are a few features that are we cannot make available in the Mac App Store version of ScreenFlow.
- Dynamic Update of linked media
- Export to Windows Media format
Pricing of Upgrades: Currently, paid upgrades are not possible on the Mac App Store, so we cannot provide the same upgrade pricing to Mac App Store customers that we provide to those who purchase on the Telestream web store. The upgrade price to ScreenFlow 4 for Telestream.net customers is $29. Mac App Store customers have the option of transferring their license to a Telestream license to get that upgrade pricing, or paying full price for ScreenFlow 4 on the Mac App Store.
Pricing: On our website, the price of ScreenFlow is USD $99. Our web store has a process that converts that USD price to local currencies daily. On the Mac App Store, we choose "Pricing Tier" 60 for our application, which is $99.99 USD. The App Store then converts that to local currency also.
Releases: If you buy from our website, you will often get software updates sooner. We have more control of releases on our website. When we have a new release/software update, we will generally upload it to our website immediately, and also upload it to the Mac App Store. However, the App store has an approval process that is out of our control. We have found that it takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks for our app to be approved once uploaded.
Software bundles: We have more flexibility on our website, and may sometimes offer bundles for a discount. The app store does not give us the flexibility of doing that.
Licenses: Licenses purchased on our site allow for 2 activations. Those bought on the Mac App Store allow you to use the software on any Mac you use.
Update notifications: One of the advantages of using the App Store for many people is the ability to consolidate all app purchases into one location, which makes it easy to see when updates are updates. If you purchase from our website, your ScreenFlow application will alert you when there is an update when you open your app.