What's ‘New’ in Fences 5?
Please see the Fences 5 press release for the changes and features for Fences 5.
Where can I find the current pricing for Fences 5?
Please see the Fences store page for current pricing:
What if I recently purchased Fences 4 with a permanent license?
Anyone who purchased Fences 4 Permanant licenses on October 15th, 2023 or later will receive a complimentary upgrade. Please watch your email or check your Stardock account for details about the download arriving in the next few days.
Anyone with an active Fences subscription can start using Fences 5 with their Fences Annual Subscription key.
What is a Fences ‘subscription’?
For a full breakdown of what a Stardock software subscription is, and how it relates to Fences, please see:
If I want Fences 5 but I do not want the subscription version, what do I buy?
You would use the ‘Need a permanent License’ link at the bottom of the two product offering panels (Single PC or 5-PCs):
Is there an ‘Upgrade’ option for a permanent license?
At this time, ‘Upgrade’ pricing is only available for subscription licenses and not for permanent licenses of Fences 5. However, during the Release Preview, permanent licenses are discounted for all customers.
Why is there a Fences Subscription?
Fences is moving to a faster release cadence and a subscription provides flexible options to our customers who always want the latest version of the app; permanent options are still available.
If I ‘upgrade’ to Fences 5 and allow my Fences subscription to lapse, will that disable all versions of Fences that I own, Fences 5 and prior versions?
The only products that would cease to function are any that were purchased initially as a subscription product. For example, if you purchased:
Fences 3 (a long time ago)
Fences 4 Permanent License
Fences 4 Subscription
Fences 4 Subscription
Only the Fences subscription products (#3 & #4) would cease to function were the Fences subscription allowed to lapse.
I have a Fences subscription, how do I get Fences 5?
Download a trial from the Fences 5 page and use your Fences Annual Subscription key to activate the product.
Where can I find my Fences Annual Subscription Key?
Login to your Stardock account, click your profile icon in the top right, select downloads and on that page you can find your key. Alternatively, your Fences key was emailed to you when you first purchased the product.
Product Key Retrieval Page:
Yes, for as long as your Fences subscription is valid, you will receive all future major versions of Fences at no additional cost.
If I purchase a Permanent license, will I still get updates?
With a permanent license, one will still receive in-version updates (5.1 → 5.2 → 5.3, etc) but will not receive majors (4 → 5 → 6, etc).
What type of payment model will Steam purchases be?
When Fences 5 is available on Steam, it will be a permanent license, only.