I'm trying to decide on terminology for our educational software for.
Here are the 3 goals,reason I prefer that term, and some alternate terminology.
Sign-Up (create an account, clear that it's the first step and not how you get back in)
- Register (sounds intimidatingly complicated)
- Try it (confusing b/c if they already have an account they'll click this and get confused - we previously had a "Try it Free" and that's what happened to about 8/10 people I watched use it).
Login (I think that people are used to this for PC login, etc.)
- Sign-in (not sure if it's good or bad to make it so close to terminology of "Signup"
Subscribe (upgrade to a paying account)
- Upgrade (implies (validly) that they'll get something more
I know that we want Signup to be the most prominent b/c it's what everyone has to do first. (An also once they do it we can more easily discover if they are having trouble with 2 and 3).