Digital Downloads , 366 reseñas
Basic, the price is right, because paying for this would be a robbery.
Not a bad app, delivers digital files instantly - which is great.
What is bad - email notifications.
Customers already receive one email before the "Digital download is ready" email with a download link. Seems really redundant and our customers are irked by it. Major opportunity to implement a feature to turn off follow up emails.
Basic app. Mostly does what it says for free but has some significant drawbacks.
The basic setting is 'unlimited instant downloads'. If you have mixed products which include a download plus a physical product, or if you want to limit the number of downloads per purchase, you have to reload the app page and edit each item individually. There is no way to change the basic setting - very annoying when you need to change it for every single item.
Update: Having used this app for a while now and find it does not work consistently. I too often have to email customers the downloads because they can't access them. Have now also installed Sky Pilot and find that a much better app. Have deleted Digital Downloads.
About a third of my customers have not been able to open my downloads because this app requires a desktop computer to download it before transferring to a tablet or phone.
PRO: It's free and supports multiple files for one product, which is the primary reason we switched to Shopify. We only sell .jpg files.
ANNOYING BUT BEARABLE BECAUSE IT'S FREE: Having to do some minor things twice, "re installing" the app every time we start using it again, and not having the download link show up on the order confirmation page.
UNACCEPTABLE: 8% of our orders have one of three technical problems (yes, I spreadsheeted the data to get that figure):
1) The email download doesn't show up (yes, we verified that it wasn't in their spam folder)
2) In Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows 8, customers download the .jpg file but it saves as a MHT file that they can't use (customer service nightmare here).
3) Customer clicks link to download, and it simply says the limit has been exceeded (yes, we verified that the product had a download limit of 2).
On average, we receive a technical complaint directly caused by the Shopify app every 5.5 days. We've verified that other complaints we've received have been at the user end and did not include those in our data set to give you the above numbers.
I don't expect a free app to have the shiny features of a paid app, and I don't even think the paid solutions are that overpriced.
I do expect this free app to do what Shopify says it should do in its second bullet point as of 11-5-13: "Customers get access to content instantly."
Shopify's description of this app is true 92% of the time. So Shopify either needs to change the app description to reflect the truth (come on copywriter, get creative), or it should have one of its developers walk away from the tapped keg, grab some Tim Horton's coffee, work out some bugs and write some scripts.
I look forward to Shopify making this ok app great!