Are you planning the continuation of VoodooPad?
Will there be a new version or are you planning to abandon the software?
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1 Posted by Dan Holenstein on 06 Apr, 2023 07:05 AM
That is my question exactly also.
2 Posted by arnaudhanon on 08 Apr, 2023 09:32 AM
And silence speaks volumes. Why not be transparent? To keep selling a product that is about to be abandoned?
Support Staff 3 Posted by John on 08 Apr, 2023 10:00 PM
Silence speaks volumes about the fact it's been a busy week here. :-)
We're still working on VoodooPad 6. Have you tried any of the preview versions?
4 Posted by James on 09 Apr, 2023 08:40 PM
5 Posted by Dan Holenstein on 09 Apr, 2023 10:26 PM
Thank you John
6 Posted by buysj on 17 Apr, 2023 07:57 PM
That preview version came out in 2021. What's been going on with VP since?
Support Staff 7 Posted by John on 20 Apr, 2023 09:09 PM
Not much, unfortunately.
8 Posted by buysj on 21 Apr, 2023 03:15 PM
Yea, I suspected as much. And that's kind of the point. It was exciting when you purchased VP, we all hoped that the app would get new life, but it's been literally years with very little to show for it. It's understandable, there's a lot going on, VP is a big, legacy codebase, and you've got other apps that are your primary focus. I get it.
In the mean time there's Obsidian, Craft, Notion, even DEVONthink has a built-in wiki now. I think what I'm asking, and what all of us have been asking, is either tell us development is on hold, or start releasing updates. Saying "we're working on it", but never releasing anything doesn't feel great for the users.
Are you interested in selling VP?
Support Staff 9 Posted by John on 21 Apr, 2023 04:33 PM
We released two major updates to VoodooPad 5 (5.2 in 2018 and 5.3 in 2019). We also released VoodooPad 5.4 in 2022 to fix issues with upcoming macOS versions.
We also released three preview versions of VoodooPad 6 (Preview 1 in 2019, Preview 2 in 2020, and Preview 3 in 2021).
All this time, we've heard variations of the assertion that there's "very little to show" after Primate Labs acquired VoodooPad. After the work we've put in, it's demoralizing to hear that, and it makes me wonder just how large an effort we'd need to make to shake that assertion.
For now, we're working on VoodooPad 6 at our own pace. It's still an application I use daily, and it's an application I hope to keep using for a long, long time.
10 Posted by buysj on 21 Apr, 2023 05:45 PM
"All this time, we've heard variations of the assertion that there's "very little to show" after Primate Labs acquired VoodooPad. After the work we've put in, it's demoralizing to hear that, and it makes me wonder just how large an effort we'd need to make to shake that assertion."
I understand. I too hope VoodooPad has a long future ahead of it. I guess, personally, if there were an update every couple of months, maybe quarterly, I'm betting that'd go a long ways towards alleviating the "abandonware" fear. Doesn't even have to be anything big, just *something*.
Also, I'm aware I might be in the wrong here. I guess I'd just really like for VoodooPad to make a comeback. Something that says we Mac users aren't satisfied with bloated Electron shovelware. I still think the best apps, the ones that really make the Mac experience special, are some of the oldest. NetNewsWire, Transmit, BBEdit, and I'd love to put VoodooPad right next to them on that list.
That's why I keep coming back to this forum looking for updates. So, it might sound like I'm heckling you from the sidelines, but I'm really wanting to cheer you on.