Thanks for sending the exception report - I've got a few, and I'll look through them on Monday. They all seem to have the same cause, and I'm keen to track that one down.
Really I would have thought that this was the very time for. Put the prototype out there (as a beta) and garner the users feedback on what they want and where they want it.
I think you might have got the wrong idea about how we operate, there. We don't do
"market research" - the very term sends a shiver up my spine. Neither do I decide where to focus our resources based on what users say they want. We're very open about that, and always have been. I'm very much of the Henry Ford school in that regard.
Scrivener was the tool I wanted for my own writing, so I created it. Likewise, Scapple was another tool I wanted, so I created it. If other people find them useful enough to buy them, fantastic. But I'll never be interested in writing software based only on what other people are excited about; I have to write software that I'm
excited about. While that may sound like business suicide, actually, I strongly believe that this is how good software is made. (It is, in fact, how Apple operates, come to think of it.)
That's not to say that user feedback is ignored - many Scrivener users have seen their good ideas incorporated into later versions. But we do not write software by demand, we do not operate on a voting basis.
If users tell us they want an iPad version, that's great. But there's not much we can do about that right now. Scapple has yet to earn a penny of profit, and we have no one to write an iOS version. I'm certainly not writing one - I barely ever use my iPad and have no interest in writing iOS apps, and it would be fatal for our Mac apps if I started focussing on a different platform. If Scapple earns its keep and someone wants to write a version for iOS for us on a profit-share basis, great! But that's off in the future. This beta is a Mac product.
Enthusiasm? Too right it is. But we're no longer writing in a mono-culture --- if we were then all we'd be given is Microsoft Word.
Has there ever been a mono-culture? But Mac users never used to demand we made a Windows or Linux version. What iPad users tend to forget is that there are many, many more Windows users than iPad users. It would make more sense to create a Windows version before an iOS version.
Anyway, glad you're liking it!
Thanks and all the best,