We originally released Paprika Recipe Manager in 2010, and have provided numerous free updates over the past seven years to that version of the app. However, it is not financially feasible for us to continue providing free updates forever, especially for major upgrades like version 2 to version 3, which require a substantial amount of time and work to develop.
In order to be able to maintain ongoing development for these apps we will need to periodically charge for upgrades between major versions, which is why version 3 is being offered as a paid upgrade. We will continue to provide minor feature upgrades and iOS/macOS compatibility updates to version 3 for free like we have in the past.
We hope that our users find the new features in version 3 compelling enough to be worth the cost of upgrading. However, we understand that not everyone will want to upgrade, and that's okay too. We will continue to operate our free Paprika Cloud Sync service for existing users of version 2 indefinitely.
That said, we do not intend for users who have recently purchased version 2 of Paprika to have to immediately purchase the upgrade as well. If you have purchased version 2 within the last three months, please open a support request with a copy of your emailed receipt(s) attached and we will try to get you upgraded (depending on availability).