The status of the next update and 2.0

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Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:58 am Post

Yes, go for it Keith.
Scrivener is fantastic and worth much more than the money you have been charging so far.

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Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:35 am Post

No blacklash from me, either :)
I am, as 99% of SC users, currently working with 1.12beta and so far it has been rock solid and absolutely brilliant. When 2.0 comes out, I will be more than happy to shell out my 20 bucks.

But: I do not agree with the call to raise the price of Scrivener. I am a student and frankly, I would not have bought the application if it cost more. Not because it is not worth it (it is), but because somehow there is a "psychological edge". If the price crosses that edge, students tend not to buy things.
This also provides you with the best copy protection possible. You really do NOT want to know how many times a day I get asked "can you give me your serial?". My response is "Nope. The app is only 30 bucks (40$ = 30€) so either pay it or die dumb." If people persist, the language level of my answer rapidly declines.

So all in all... go ahead, Scrivener is worth it, but do not raise the price if you can avoid it. I discovered Ulysses shortly after it was released and never bought it for years because of the price. :)

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Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:20 am Post

No flak from here. I join all the others in saying go for it. We all ... or certainly most of us ... would have been willing to pay more for it initially anyway. 10 quid or so ... no question I'll upgrade. The only problems I've ever had with Scrivener have been the result of my own stupidity, and that only on rare occasions ... the problems, not the stupidities, they're more or less the order of the day!

Definitely the way to go, especially now you're full-time on it.

Anyway ... a Very Happy New Year to one and all ... we're only 7 3/4 hours away from it here!


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Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:42 am Post

No surprise and no problem.

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Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:42 am Post

No worries. This is entirely reasonable. I'd sooner shell out for an upgrade than lose a critical tool in my arsenal.


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Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:59 am Post

WIll pay any price to get my hands on the update. Well, at least $20.

With best wishes for a bright New Year!


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Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:44 am Post

You can count me in to pay the $20 for the upgrade. You have a great product and it's completely worth it!

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Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:05 am Post

No quibbles from me, either. Sounds like a sensible move. And good luck with your full-time venture... this must be a very exciting time for you and your family.

But, please, take more time off. If Scrivener isn't your hobby any more, but your work, then you need to think of the long term and make space for some leisure time, so that your health, sanity, personal relationships and enthusiasm for your work don't suffer. However necessary/temporary/exciting/rewarding it may seem now, working 12+ hours a day, 7 days a week is not good for you, for your loved ones, or for the long-term future of your company and product. I know that sounds like boring and irrelevant advice, but I'm sure that several of us could tell you stories founded in bitter experience which start from a similar position of sustained joyous and optimistic workaholism and end, one way or another, rather differently. :-)

Happy New Year!

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Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:16 am Post

I'll be happy to pay an upgrade fee for version 2.0, because I'm absolutely sure the new version will be fully worth it.

But, Keith, in my opinion it would have been wiser, at this early stage in these economically speaking very turbulent times, not to mention any precise (maximum) upgrade fee, and especially not to mention any (maximum) upgrade fee in dollars. It's not difficult to foresee that $ 20 within six or nine months time will be a much more modest sum than it is now …

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Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:00 am Post

Keith lives in the UK where we now have a third world currency. Getting paid in dollars, or even euros, is wonderful news, believe me - a dollar is worth more than 25 per cent more today than it was at the beginning of 2008!

Absolutely the right decision Keith - Scrivener is an incredible bargain.

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Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:18 am Post

I can only echo the comments above. I too will buy the upgrade (and the ones after that, I hope...). Scrivener cost me the price of a MacBook when I moved from Windows to use it. On that scale, or indeed most others in the IT business, the application is as bodsham says an incredible bargain.


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Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:27 am Post

Socialist? If you were a _true_ socialist, Keith, you'd not be working 12/7. You'd be sitting shouting at your chauffeur in a stalled ZIL limousine in a snowdrift somewhere outside Archangel while 3,226 people pretended to work on an upgrade which you'd release, bug-ridden and non-functioning, in 2017, for which you would pretend to charge us $12,500 which we in our turn would pretend to pay.

Yrs. fraternally

A Marxist

P.S. Of course you must charge an upgrade fee. If any developer deserves the money, it's you. And as the new year goes on, that $20 is going to look pretty fine as it settles at £1 = $0.75.

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Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:29 am Post

I`d pay ten quid, just t` get my hands on a guide to scriv`s tutorial.
As poorly sick as I am, right now, with the Flu, I`m gonna dig out my old welding boots, and head off into the the subzero temperatures of the Village Park, armed with a begging bowl and a placard, bearing the legend,'SCRIVENER TO SUPPORT!' and Clog Dance ... re=related till I make the fee...or drop!
Take care

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Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:51 am Post

I second Druid's comment. 20 bucks is peanuts. You spend that just going out the door. Even students.
Sign me up for the upgrade.


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Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:40 am Post

As a student, albeit a very mature one, okay, a very old one :) I will say that I have no problem at all with paying $20 for the forthcoming 1.5 now to be called 2.0.