I’ll be sending this out to everyone on the beta list, but I thought I’d post it here first, for those of you who’ve been following along here on the forums. Thank you all for your help!
It’s far from where I want it to be, but I have to call it at some point, and so here we are !
Anyway, here’s the announcement going out soon:
Can someone please test the Mac download and install?
It’s the only platform where testing is very slow and difficult for me.
Gingko 2, the next iteration of gingkoapp.com, is finally out of beta!
What does that mean? It means I’m confident enough in the stability of the core operations (file saving, version history, etc), that I can recommend using it instead of gingkoapp.com, if you so choose*.
“Out of beta” also means that I’m going to start charging for the software. Gingko is my sole source of income, and I want to validate that this new version can continue to support me and my family going forward.
It’s going to be priced at a one-time $45 USD, with a generous “30 days of usage” free trial (i.e. if you use it only two days a week, it’ll last 15 weeks). I’m also allowing you to set your own discount or extra contribution… see payment page here for more details on this crazy experiment.
If you’d like to pay, thank you! But since you participated in the beta, you can choose to have a free license. Simply respond to this email, and I’ll send you your “email + serial number” combo, for free.
I want to thank you for your help in trying Gingko out, and for your feedback on the forums and elsewhere.
If you have any questions, thoughts, or issues, simply reply and I’ll do my best to help you.
* Note: As with any software, there is never a 100% guarantee. If you’re writing something that you’d hate to lose, it’s always best to make frequent backups. The simplest way to do so, is to save your *.gko files to a Dropbox folder, or similar.