If you like Setapp enough to recommend it, our referral program is a chance to spread the word and benefit from that.
The program is based on gems, our in-app incentives, which you can exchange for free months in Setapp and occasional gifts from Setapp.
Why gems? Because every app in Setapp is a gem 💎
The steps are simple:
- The inviter shares an invite with a friend.
- The invitee signs up for Setapp using a referral link.
- After starting a paid subscription, the invitee gets a free month in Setapp, while the inviter receives 100 gems.
The number of people to invite is not limited; it doesn't matter which subscription plan an invitee chooses.
💎 For inviting your 1st friend, you get a one-time reward of 50 gems once the invitee signs up (plus 100 gems if your friend buys a subscription). For the following invitees, it's the usual 100 gems for a successful referral.
Limitation. The program is not available for the Family subscription or Setapp for Teams. Learn more...
Now, let's go through the steps in detail.
Step 1: Share an invite with a friend
Invite a friend via email:
- On the "Earn rewards" page of your account, type in the recipient's email in the Email field, then click "Invite a friend."
- An email message with a recommended text about joining Setapp opens. Make sure your friend's email is specified correctly, add a personal message, if you want, then send the message.
Share an invitation message on WhatsApp, Facebook, or Twitter:
- On the "Earn rewards" page of your account, click the corresponding button on the right from the field with an invitation link.
- A post editor with a recommended text about joining Setapp opens. Add a personal message, if you want, then publish the post.
Share the invite personally:
Open Setapp on your Mac, click your profile avatar (upper-right corner), then click Copy Referral Link.
Alternatively, go to the "Earn rewards" page of your account and click "Copy link" near the field with an invitation link.
Your invite link looks like this:
Send the link in the way you prefer (for example, using an instant messaging app).
Don't forget to add a personal message: the link itself might not be enough for your friend to understand Setapp and its benefits.
Invite friends by recommending an app you're using via Setapp on your Mac:
- Open Setapp and click On This Mac in the sidebar on the left.
- Click "Earn free months."
- Select an app you want to recommend.
- Click Copy Link, then share the copied invitation link with a friend (for example, using an instant messager).
You can also share the invite via WhatsApp. Click the WhatsApp button to open a post editor. The post already has a recommended text about joining Setapp; you can send it right away, or add a personal message before posting.
Step 2: The invitee signs up for Setapp
After receiving the invite, it's enough to click the link in it and register in Setapp. On the sign-up page, we mention that this registration includes a free month.
Then, the free trial starts; it's high time to discover apps. We think the best way to know Setapp is to search for tools for your everyday tasks — you'll be surprised with how many solutions Setapp can offer.
Step 3: The invitee starts a paid subscription
If you've been invited to Setapp and want to subscribe, your next steps are:
- Add payment details (this article might help).
- Activate membership on the Subscription page of the online Setapp account.
💎 That's it, congratulations! The invitee gets a free month of Setapp, while the inviter receives 100 more gems. Read how to check your rewards.
How do I convince a friend to accept the invite?
In every invitation, we offer a short text about Setapp and its benefits. Still, your own words will persuade way better. Hopefully, our blog post may help: see "3 effective strategies to share Setapp and earn free months."
How do we know we've received gems and free months?
To check your free months, see the "Next payment" line on your Subscription page: if the date is a month later than the next expected payment, the free month has been applied.
To know how many gems you've got and the number of people who accepted your invites, visit the "Earn rewards" page — the counter is right below the page title.
But the easiest way to keep track of your gems is to check the gem counter in Setapp on your Mac, near your subscription status.
Exchange gems for rewards
The referral rewards are free months of Setapp (1, 5, or 10 months) and "The Ultimate Mac User Book", written by the creators of Setapp. See the "Earn rewards" page for details.
You can have as many rewards as the gems you've got. Say, for 150 gems, you may have the e-book and a free month of Setapp; once you collect 300 gems more, you can exchange them for 5 free months.
To choose your reward, follow these steps:
- Go to the "Earn rewards" page of your account.
- Choose your reward and click the button below it (the price in gems is on the button).
- Click Activate to add free months to your account.
To get the ebook, specify the email on which you want to receive the download link — we're sending it right away. The book is available in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI formats.
After choosing a reward, you're free to get another one — of course, if you have enough gems.
- Neither Family nor Team members don’t actually need free months since they don't pay for Setapp themselves.
- Family and Team plans are for professional, company-based use of Setapp. Among other values, the advantage of these plans is paying less for every group member — exactly the benefit that Family and Team owners get. So, the personal referrals are not applicable for owners neither.