Advertising is a big industry, we can use add supported services, we can earn money by having others click on our adds, we can even earn money with viewing adds in some programs. I like to think “free” means something sucks.
I sure know of great free services but if they offer a payed product it almost always is better as... I also think the person viewing the adds is doing the work. An add powered service may appear free, in reality they earn add revenue. This may or may not be more as enough it doesn’t matter, it’s still the viewers money in the developers pocket. I figure we are old enough to buy our own things? More > >