7 Subscriptions I Added In 2023 and 3 I’m Thinking About

5 min readMay 17, 2023

A good subscription can make a real difference.

I kept learning about, trying out, and — most importantly — revisiting various subscriptions, services, and apps in 2023 that I wasn’t a subscriber to.

So these are the 7 subscriptions that I subscribed to in 2023 that I didn’t have in 2022 or let lapse in 2022.

Note: Some of these costs have been converted from USD to GBP, so they may vary by region and exchange rate.


(1) Quillbot Premium $19.95 per month or $99.95 per year — This is almost always open somewhere in a browser for me. Quillbot started as simply a grammar and spelling checker, but with added features such as the extension, plagiarism checker, paraphraser, and co-writer, there is so much value here that I can’t see myself not subscribing for another year.

The free version of Quillbot may just be enough for you, but I won’t be surprised if many of you make the upgrade.

(2) Brain.fm $6.99 per month or $49.99 per year—This is evidence-backed, custom-made music designed for multiple purposes, from deep work to creativity and more. There is something worrisomely effective about Brain.fm…




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