The Spell Catcher X 10.1 Upgrade - "How Much Is It?"
We've heard from many customers that they were perfectly willing to pay for this version of Spell Catcher X, especially those that bought from Casady & Greene and wanted to give us a little "extra" support to help us with the various costs associated with publishing our own products. We really do appreciate that you are willing to help us out!
We are not about to say "No" to those of you that have told us this, but at the same time we realize we owed everyone at least a bug fix release for 10.0.2 (which for various reasons, some beyond our control, was not a possibility). But another more practical reality is that we can really only charge for an update at the time we change our license code scheme.
For the next "point" upgrade - call it Spell Catcher X 10.2 (we reserve the right to number it differently) - we will be changing to a new license code scheme, and we will more easily be able to charge for that upgrade. Changing license codes will, of course, not be the only addition to Spell Catcher X 10.2. See the What's Next section near the end of What's New in Version 10.1? to get an idea of the kind of things we're planning.
Disclaimer: Neither the feature set nor the release date of Spell Catcher X version 10.2 are known or can possibly be known at this time. Rest assured that we aren't simply going to change the license codes and call that version 10.2. If you haven't yet seen What's New in Version 10.1?, please do so to help give you an idea of what goes into our idea of a "point" upgrade. While we can't make the promise that there will be as many new features and changes from Spell Catcher X 10.1 to 10.2 as there were from 10.0.x to 10.1, we'd like to do enough to win another Apple Design Award...
We have decided to offer two pricing alternatives that will hopefully work out for everyone:
The "Buy Later" Plan
Spell Catcher X 10.1 is Free, Spell Catcher X 10.2 will cost $15
- Spell Catcher X 10.1 is a free upgrade for all existing Spell Catcher X owners. Upgrade your 10.0.x installation and enjoy!
- Spell Catcher X 10.2 (see above) will be a $15 USD upgrade from any prior version (unless purchased within 60 days of the release of 10.2, according to our Updates and Upgrades policy. The 60 day policy would, of course, not apply to anyone that currently owns Spell Catcher X 10.0.x. Version 10.2 will not ship within the next 60 days).
The "Buy Now and Save" Plan
Spell Catcher X 10.1 is $10, Spell Catcher X 10.2 will be Free
- Purchase Spell Catcher X 10.1 for $10 USD before April 30th, 2004, and get a free upgrade to Spell Catcher X 10.2. This option saves you a few dollars, and gives us a way to offset the extra bandwidth charges we will be incurring over the next couple of months as existing 10.0.x owners download version 10.1. There is no way to create a smaller "updater", the full 15MB+ disk image must be downloaded. When we release version 10.2, you will be automatically given whatever license information is required.
- One upgrade may be purchased for each single-user license you own. You must enter your existing serial number at the time you purchase this upgrade.
If you think this is a worthy upgrade, and would like to support us so we can do bigger and better things with the product in the future (and sooner, rather than later), we hope that you consider our "Buy Now" offer as a fair one.
If you think we've missed some crucial detail, and that this plan has a flaw in it that won't work for you, please give us your feedback.
Thanks for choosing Spell Catcher!