The status of the next update and 2.0

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Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:13 am Post

I agree! I'll happily pay to upgrade. Does this mean that Amber will be updating the icon for the 2.0 release? Don't get me wrong, I love it as it is and all, but a subtle change to herald in the next major release might be in order. Nothing too fancy, just a bit of polish to reflect the new standard of excellence in the 2.0 release itself.

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Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:29 pm Post

jhaungs wrote:While you're doing all that coding, what are the odds of an iPhone app that could at least read a Scrivener file? I understand most of what you know about Cocoa is transferable to the iPhone.

Try searching the forum for `iphone`.

Sam wrote:Does this mean that Amber will be updating the icon for the 2.0 release?

That's not a bad idea. ;)
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Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:42 pm Post


Bring on the charges.

I use Scrivener every day to make a living as a copyrighter. I depend on it to help me manage projects where the number of research documents and MP3 files that can sometimes number in the hundreds. No other program comes close to Scrivener in helping me manage my work.

My income may be modest, but I'm more than willing to pay what it takes to help ensure Scrivener continues to be available for a very long time.



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Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:54 pm Post

Right, let the backlash commence!

All the best,

I feel no backlash urgings. All of this makes perfect sense, economically and psychologically.

Scrivener is wonderful software. I depend on it for my living, use it every day, appreciate how solid and reliable even the beta versions are. It was an incredible bargain to begin with -- I have paid much more for apps I use a lot less. So, you want a measly 20 bucks for all your recent hard work, in exchange for which I get an even better version of Scrivener? No problem. The app is so good, and you're so modest in your demands, I can't imagine any of your loyal users getting into a snit about this.

In fact, it's kind of liberating. Now that I know the next big drop will be 2.0, I feel freer to make Utopian feature requests and suggestions.

Btw you write really well, so I hope your transformation into a proper socially-responsible capitalist will leave you with some time for that novel.

All the best and happy new year,



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Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:57 pm Post

[quote="Lord Lightning"]a small Paypal donation button for those of us who would be happy to sling a fiver or a tenner in the Keith Blount support fund [/quote]

Good idea!


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Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:50 pm Post


$20 for an upgrade to an excellent piece of software? No problem at all.

Thanks for all the difficult work,


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Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:32 am Post

I'm kinda upset that I'm not going to get all those shiny new features for free like you promised, but everyone should get paid for their work.

Twenty dollars is a fair price for an upgraded.

Is the full retail price going to be the same as the current 1.0 release?

I am looking forward to the 2.0. Keep up the good work.

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Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:01 am Post

Full support here. I think you will more than deserve the $20. Really looking forward to the update. Even for the minor updates like being able to colour folders etc.

Keep up the good work.

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Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:06 am Post

Scrivener is one of the best designed tools on any platform. I'd pay $20 or even full price for a significant functional upgrade (KB: you can hold me to it). You deserve compensation for your work. Unlike some recent "major upgrades" issued in the last few weeks, I am confident that when Keith tells us he's going to add value, then he will overachieve in doing so.
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Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:09 am Post

All these comments makes the waiting for the update even worse; Keith, do you have a date when you probably will release it?


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Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:36 am Post

Thanks for all the kind words again!

André - see my initial post (under "What this means for you") for the answer to your question. ;)

All the best,

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Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:14 pm Post

Let us pay for the upgrade already. I have no problem with paying for development of a tool I use daily. In fact, I would be eager to do so.

So let me already. Ok?

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Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:38 pm Post

20$ are a good price for a seriuos upgrade of Scrivener like the one Keith described in first post (even if I bought a licence recently).

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Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:21 pm Post

Here's another vote for being able to pay the upgrade fee in advance to fund development. However, note Keith may let his new found socialism get the better of him and go out on a spending binge on Bond Street buying bling clothes for footballers, so lets not all give it in one lump sum!

I would like to play with alpha/beta builds when they are ready...

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Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:53 pm Post

I'll gladly pay for a 2.0 update later this year. I think it would also be great to see a 1.2 update soon, as well.

Keep up the great work, Keith. It's very much appreciated.