What is a perpetual fallback license?

The perpetual fallback license enables you to use some premium features even without an active subscription.

Subscriptions are often seen as a “rent”: you have full access to the app only while you are paying for it. Stop paying, and you would immediately lose all the premium benefits. Even if you were a long-time customer and supported the app for years, you won’t have anything left. This is unfair.

To fix this, KeePassium provides a “rent-to-own” license: after you have rented the app for a year, you get to own a full year-old version of the app. This happens on a rolling basis: whenever you renew your subscription, you extend your perpetual license.

In other words, you get a perpetual license for any app release which was followed by a 1-year subscription (or 12 consecutive monthly payments). This way, you are protected from stalled development and unjustified price increases.

How it works

With yearly subscription

When you purchase or renew a yearly subscription, you get a perpetual license for the full version available on the payment day. This comes in addition to the classical “rent” subscription: while your subscription is active you have full access to the latest app version.

After your subscription ends:

  • You keep full access to the app version that existed at the time of your last payment.
  • You lose access to the premium features added after your last payment.

With monthly subscription

You get a perpetual license for any app version that was followed by 12 consecutive monthly payments. The concept is the same as with the yearly subscription, but paid in 12 installments.

After your subscription ends:

  • You lose access to the premium features added in the last 12 months.
  • You keep full access to the app version that existed 12 months before the end of your subscription.

Questions and answers

  • Q: What if I subscribe for less than 12 months?
    You will get full access to the app while your subscription is active. To get a perpetual license, you need to subscribe for at least 12 months.

  • Q: Will I get perpetual premium support?
    Premium support is available only to active subscribers.

  • Q: Why the perpetual license does not include the latest version?
    This way, customers know which features they would lose if they cancel the subscription. As a result, more people would chose to continue the subscription. With more subscribers, we can keep the subscription rates lower.


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Last Updated: 2020-08-31