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    I just leave you with my favorite quote of Ljdawson, made during the reddit api war:

    “I don’t know. I don’t track shit.”

    He has crashlytics. That’s about it.

    Tbh, I don’t care for open or closed source, I don’t even care for free or payed. (19 bucks per year… That’s like what, a coffee and a donut at a Starbuck?)

    Stuff must just work and to be honest… All available clients all work sort of.

    This one does this good but sucks at multi instances. That one screws up gifs from that and this site. Made an error typing your user name!/password during setup? Tough shit. You can’t edit it so redo from start, remove it and type well this time.

    Sync just seems to work.

    That’s not to shit on anyone hard work: I can’t do it, I can’t make them, I’m glad these clients exist. I don’t expect free tools to be perfect.

    But I’m also superglad Sync for lemmy is a thing. And I will pay for it when it’s out of beta.

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      Sync not only works. It’s the smoothest App I have on my phone. The animations and transitions are just beautiful, well timed and do not stutter even a tiny bit. I wish all android apps were like Sync. I’ll gladly pay whatever he charges.

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      Sync just seems to work.

      And that is why I’ve used it for all these years. There are no weird quirks, it just does exactly what I need it to do.

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      Yeah I assumed the ad tracking was mostly Google’s own doing, or whatever ad provider that hes using for injected ads.

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      Sync just seems to work.

      Didn’t I read the current version does not allow you to post? I feel its pretty weird to release an app in that state and still keep ads in it.

      But if you are happy paying and using that, more power to you! Meanwhile I save that money and use one of the many open source clients that actually work.

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        I’m posting from it right now. The ads don’t seem to work through. I’m not blocking any but I’ve not seen one yet.

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      Sync is fantastic, and I’ve used it for years. But I’ll be sticking with Thunder. Its UI is close, and I’m able to contribute the things I want to change.

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      You do you, but for me personally, the only honest software in existence is software willing to disclose it’s source code.

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    Sync is fucking fantastic, just how I remember. I don’t mind at all paying for a great app by a talented dev.

    The pro version is supposed to be out later, and will just be a one-time payment unlike ultra’s subscription

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    I say this as someone who is probably one of the biggest supporters of software-freedom around here, but bullying or shaming people for preferring non-free apps does nothing but incite resentment towards the movement. I value the four freedoms because I think I deserve control of my computing, not because I think it’s my place to dictate what others should value.

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    I don’t understand the bitching about it, we users were asking for this, it is the good thing about Lemmy/Fediverse, you have tons of options, and probably will have more, heck even the PWA are awesome, no need to download anything at all.

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      Remind me of that meme where the person is complaining about the thing, gets the thing and then has the frowny face.

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      You have to accept to being tracked by Google, having an advertising id, all the data Firebase collects. Their ToS is large.

      Users were asking for it, that’s true. I guess users don’t really care about being tracked, allowing google into their phone and indirectly supporting them controlling the web, thus enabling them to do things like manifest v3 or the web integrity API.

      Ads? understandable, the dev has bills to pay. Not open source? Purists may hate it, but not the end of the world. Tracking? Google? No thanks, the beautiful design is not worth it.

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    Sync is a perfectly fine app for me. I tried all other apps and nowhere near to sync. I don’t even have ads on the free version as I am using dns ad blocker. The moment one time payment for removing ads is out(it is coming), I will buy it. Or I will donate to dev in some other way as I am not a fan of subscriptions.

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    Yeah, this shit is getting old really quickly.

    What client I use doesn’t affect your experience. I and lots of others are reddit refugees and I used sync for years. I’m ecstatic to have the interface back.

    Bullshit gatekeeping and bickering over ideological purity doesn’t help anyone. At the end of the day, lemmy is confusing for someone accustomed to reddit. There is a learning curve. Most of us just want to exchange info and converse. I don’t give a fuck to learn about FOSS and all that other bullshit any more than any of you want to learn the specialized minutiae I have to sift through at my day job.

    Shut the fuck up already. This sort of discourse lands like a bunch of shitty kids meeting at a half empty bar all criticizing how one another got there

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    I just installed Sync after browsing with Jerboa for the past month. Sync has such a clean, smooth look that if it functions even remotely consistently it’ll be my new replacement.

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      what’s the point of judging? Sync is the only app so far that has full, thoughtful support for foldable phones and the dev genuinely has been putting in a lot of work into it. I bought the No Ads IAP and I’m perfectly happy with it, but there are so many good options now for those that want something completely free.

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        Because the open source community has been full of a bunch of people who built whole personalities on shitting on anything not FOSS. And even though they now have an opportunity to bring a lot more people into the community than before they’d rather play these stupid arrogant superiority games instead of just letting people enjoy things how they want to enjoy them.

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          Cause FOSS people are worse than vegans. It’s like Linux users but infinitely worse.

          FOSS ≠ better or good. Most of the FOSS Lemmy apps are usability nightmares right now. The only reason I was using jerboa for so long is because sync wasn’t out yet

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            FOSS apps often suffer from mediocre UX/UI since the expected audience are power users, but it alienates users that aren’t. They’re functional for those who need it, yes, but is the GUI high quality? More often than not, they aren’t.

            I’m not saying FOSS can’t have bad UI, like Blender for example, but those are the exception, not the rule.

            For me, Connect and Thunder are getting there, but they don’t have the same level of quality and finesse as Sync. Though to be fair, Sync has a decade of work put into it.