Is Freeter Abandoned?
Nothing has changed for months - only a few posts from Alex/admin weeks/months ago, support posts are unanswered for 17+ days from other users...
Seems sad that I just purchased this not long ago, and nothing seems to be happening with it. I understand there is only 1 developer, but if the product is being advertised, especially in "special promotions", you'd think it would also be active...this is not active by any stretch. Not a great way to run the business - or reward your paying customers and user base.
Heck, I can't even find out what version of Freeter I'm using - there doesn't seem to be an "about" area - I can't print my to-do list either...
Don't get me wrong - I like it, and use it, but seems a bit unfinished to be doing promotional advertising and then not have anything happening with it...
I don't think I'll continue using it if the developer doesn't give some idea of what's coming, and when.
I have to agree. I felt that Alex received a lot of feedback us. He seemed to be open with feedback. Some progress notification would be useful.
In fairness most developers don't like giving hard and fast dates as that is the nature of coding. Suppose he was sure of December first and it wasn’t ready until April? I’ve seen it happen. Really makes customers upset.
I think a modest check-in however would be appropriate like, these are the things I am working on and these are the things that I still want to work on but may not get to for the next release.
In his own words of course. Just saying, Freeter has been a largely online oriented tool. I use it 80/20 with far more use keeping track of desktop work flow. Even so, some of the online widgets have brought up concern so perhaps he would fix those first.
For my tastes I would be very happy if the tabs and the menu contrasts were improved. After that I would like to see a way to group widgets and copy them as a group and drag them as a group.
Basic text improvements such as spell-checking in text and todo widgets would also be appreciated.
But again, without Alex weighing inn, this is just speculation and personal preference.
I'm kinda worried too. Just bought the Pro version because I really love what I see, but it does need some finishing touches. For example Terminal widget has been put on the roadmap months ago, then no news. It's one of the main thing I'm missing...
Come on Alex, give us news!
open up the source for us..control it behind Github/Gitlab account... but FFS... let us fix what we paid for if you're going to abandon us..
FYI: I know if you don't get back into motion on things here with us, that I'll never buy anything else you ever make bud.
Reputation points are currently a 3 .5 out of 10 bud...and going down.
[[@ ShorePatrol ; I'd be happy for a bit, if Alex would at least have advertised features working. See my WTH?!! post in bug section.]]
I really love Freeter. It's very developed and well thought out software, and it solves a lot of needs I have that no other tools are able to right now.
It looks like Freeter was sold to a new owner a few months ago - https://flippa.com/8840527-freeter-io#listing-sellers-notes
The new owner hasn't been very responsive on these forums. I wonder if they would be willing to sell the product to someone who might be more dedicated to keeping it up and developing it further.
If anyone out there has the tech skills, might be worth approaching the new Freeter owner and giving it a shot! Would love to see this software maintained and taken further. I like it a lot more than https://getstation.com/, which is a pretty popular tool / shows what Freeter's potential could be in the right hands. The functionality is there.
Or, like spacename said, could also be open sourced so people could keep on it ... I just want to see it continue to evolve!
Ok, bad news! Not that Freeter was sold, that's ok for me! But that neither the previous owner nor the new owner have any intention to inform their customers or at least users!
The worst thing a company or a developer can do is not to inform!
With this said, I absolutely understand the reputation for Freeter - and the the owners - will go down! The owners are both untrusty for me from now on!