The free Analytics Edge Basic Add-in and Free Google Analytics Connector are production-ready, enterprise-grade applications. They are not limited or stripped-back versions like typical “freemium” businesses offer. The Analytics Edge Core Add-in works differently and serves a different purpose — it is NOT a typical “upgrade” from a free product.
All Analytics Edge products are designed for enterprise use, with strong AES encryption of stored credentials and no exposure of your queries or query results to third parties. They feature unlimited use, support unlimited accounts, and if all you want to do is download your Google Analytics data, the free products will exceed your needs and save you large amounts of both time and money.
How can I do this? Analytics Edge is installed software, and does not use a server to process your queries like most other solutions do. All your queries go direct from your computer to the Google Analytics API. I have no overhead. I also have a soft spot for that poor smuck that suffers daily, producing mind-numbing reports in Microsoft Excel because they can’t find a solution that is inexpensive enough to help, and the alternative is to learn how to program, a barbaric practice created by a prior generation (of which I am a member).