I finally got a reply from Primate Labs ... and tried my registration info again and it works. I don't know whether it was just me not doing it correctly before or something has changed but a suggestion for anyone else who had the same problem - maybe try again...
Thanks to Primate Labs (John) for the reply. Looking forward to version 6 when it comes out.
I share the sadness of seeing that VP is no longer progressing and I find it so unfortunate that Gus is being sold his product which is (was?) really a jewel.
That said, I still use it every day and I don't have any problems blocking it while I use Catalina as soon as it comes out. For that, we must thank Primate Labs for its work in keeping the application functional even if it is no longer their priority.
Waiting for you to take my money for version 6! :-)
I really wanted to see VP6 this year too and am disappointed it won't be coming. VP5 feels and looks dated.
That being said, I'm clicking the "Buy" button in the Mac App Store the second VP6 is released...obviously, I hope it's sooner rather than later.
My major VP6 wishlist hopes:
• rock-solid encryption (this is my #1 request)
• Touch ID support for MacBooks that have Touch ID (maybe this is handled on the macOS level and not the app-level though. What I mean I'm looking for is if we password protect our VP documents, when we launch them we can use Touch ID to authenticate instead of entering the password)
• iCloud Drive support/syncing
• option to buy through the Mac App Store
• a unified single interface (ie: get rid of the pullout drawer and replace it with a sidebar
John on 01 Dec, 2019 07:42 PM
Jim, do you have any specific concerns with VoodooPad 5 and encryption? Plausible Labs did a lot of work improving the encryption layer in VoodooPad 5.1.4 and we're currently not aware of any issues with it.
John on 02 Dec, 2019 04:31 AM
We're still unable to reproduce the problem with our encrypted documents, and I'm still confused as to how Spotlight can read the encrypted documents in the first place. We'll keep working on that issue.
on 02 Dec, 2019 06:42 AM
By default, encrypted documents have the spotlight indexing option turned off. But if you flip the "Make document searchable from Spotlight" switch in the Info ▸ Document section of the palette, encrypted documents will write out the little cache files so spotlight can index it.
@Hawfinch - can you check and see if that button is turned on or off for your document?
Maybe there's a way to start with an unencrypted document with that switch turned on, and then the document is encrypted and the setting isn't turned off?
Hi Gus - Yes, I just checked and that switch was on for each of my encrypted documents. I've now flipped it off and I believe that's fixed the problem. I can create a new page and Spotlight does not create an unencrypted copy of it in the cache.
Thanks for your help - and for creating VoodooPad!
When do you anticipate beta2 of VP6 to drop? When is current GA plan, still May? What will the upgrade price be for existing customers of VP5?
I went back and looked to see when I first purchased VP Pro from Gus and it was 2009. Have been using VP more and more recently, so happy to hear there is work on a new version coming. Good idea to remove webserver and embedded scripting, but do not disable Applescripting.
The formatting options really need a rework, so also happy to hear this is part of the focus. You really have to do something about that spacing "palette" ... it is so burdensome to respace when trying to make bulk changes and there is no way to redo the last spacing that was applied (think command-Y). Really annoying. Please fix this.
And ps your ReCAPTCHA is b0rked. Have to go through more than half a dozen iterations. Seriously? Great for the autonomous cars I guess.
John on 23 Mar, 2020 05:22 AM
We're planning to release Preview 2 this week. We're still hoping to release the GA in May but the current pandemic makes even short-term plans challenging. Pricing is TBD (beyond the free upgrade we're offering to folks who purchased VoodooPad 5 this year).
Thanks for the feedback regarding the formatting options and the ReCAPTCHA. I'll see what we can do about both.