Been following this project for a while – and using the beta since the beginning of this year – and know that like a lot of projects in the midst of a bug-hunt, the release schedule has bloated a bit.
Hopefully funding isn’t an issue. But in case you need capital, and it looks like release might slip again, have you considered selling “pre-releases”? Or letting us pay in advance?
The reason I ask is that outside of some App developers, you all are the most responsive team of developers I’ve met, and, in this age of “free-ish” software, you’ve put together a product and service that I WANT to pay for!
To all the new people who’ve only ever seen b24: what happens is, prior to the expiry of the current beta, a new version will be distributed with a new expiration date. The team is working around the clock to get b25 ready before this expiration, and so far it’s looking very good.
I agree! I’d be happy to pre-pay if funds are a problem. I also agree with the comment that the pricing is right; it’s the combination of your dedication and the reasonableness of the pricing that makes it so easy to offer to pre-pay.
Likewise. I’d definitely be more than willing to pay in advance. Even in beta, and with the bugs, Scrivener is rapidly becoming one of my favourite creative writing apps. I’m already using it on a daily basis for active projects. I can’t wait to see how the first full release will turn out. And I’ll be ecstatic when the Windows version draws level with the Mac version. As a long-time PC user, Scrivener was the only app that had me looking enviously at the Mac. Now I don’t need to any more.
And it’s not just the software and the pricing (which is remarkably reasonable). It’s the active support and forums. I consider support and a lively, enthusiastic “community” just as important as good software. I’ve unfortunately encountered far too many otherwise excellent programs which disappoint badly with lack of support and community forums. This would actively put me off purchasing the software.