Saadat Qadri
Saadat QadriSr. Product Analyst @FreshBooks

What was your best "Shut up and take my money" product experience?

I was thinking about this last week - when was the last time you experienced an amazing product (web/mobile/desktop) that made you go - just shut up and take my money? For me, it was the first time I experienced Sketch (sketchapp.com). I couldn't believe I was using something that could do 90% of what Illustrator and Photoshop could do, at a fraction of the cost.
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    Best thing I ever spent money on.
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    Saadat Qadri
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    The first time I experienced Sketch (sketchapp.com). I couldn't believe I was using something that could do 90% of what Illustrator and Photoshop could do, at a fraction of the cost. It was exactly what I needed, and I willing to pay more than what they were asking for :-)
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    Hemanth G
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    https://medium.com/chris-messina... TL;DR: 'Coz they are simple & sexy.
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    Thought they were dumb at first. Dear god was I wrong.
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    Justin Scheetz
    Justin ScheetzFounder, Boxy Studio · Written
    Definitely one of Apple's most "magical" products. Got the good feels all around when I used them for the first time, and even still after many months of using them almost daily.
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    • Niv Dror
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      Just get them. I have never heard of someone not being totally satisfied (and more). Also, as my friend Abby confirmed, they don't fall out. https://twitter.com/AGrillz/status/894289484832948224

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    The experience was terrific. Loved the product a lot for its simplicity, design, content and consistency.
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      I cannot do everything but that's the beauty of it.

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