pre-release version 4?

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pre-release version 4?

Postby Bill » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:22 pm

Alex, do you have any estimate yet of when some of us will be able to try out a pre-release version 4?
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby weibo » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:41 am

I am looking forward to version 4
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby danielson » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:12 am

It'll be ready in its time i am sure.

Can only guess what it's like to build from scratch.
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:37 pm

Currently we aim to release a beta this fall. The amount of work which is still to be done is huge, but the good thing is that
it won't be a copy of version 3 just with another UI design. It will already contain a nice set of long-awaited features, like view modes, note grouping, and - finally - convenient handling of images.

I don't want to show anything which would be viewed as inferior to version 3.x, so you'll need to be patient till v.4 is good enough for a
public beta-test. Thanks a lot for your understanding and ongoing support!
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby Bill » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:45 pm

No need to apologize for the delay. I don't have a technical background -- I write books, not software -- but I can easily imagine how time-consuming this is. Now I have something to look forward to in the fall.
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby gunars » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:03 pm

No worries. While I'm looking forward to v4, v3 is working just fine for me. I don't have a compelling need to have a new version every 3 months. :D Perhaps an occasional "sign of life" post by you would help to leave the impression that work is ongoing.

I agree though that the spam on the forum leaves a bad impression. Even if removed promptly, it does make it into Feedly and other feeds
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:52 am

Thanks, Gunars!
I'll take a look what can be done to prevent spam, but most probably it's an endless battle that can't be won for good.
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby danielson » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:17 pm

Whatever the outcome of version 4 will be, i have no doubts that it will be just as helpful as ever! ;)
Imo, CN is an excellent "cross-browser" app even on the free level.

One thing time has shown me, unless you are a total newcomer, the more you get accustomed to a note taking app, it's very hard (almost impossible) to make a complete switch to another.
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:46 pm

Thanks, Daniel, for your trust! ;) I'll do my best to make new version better in many ways, but still as efficient as v3 was.
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby weibo » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:22 pm

Is there any good news about version 4?
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:54 am

Unfortunately we had to push the plans and dates a little further.
Changing the UI platform is a huge undertaking.
If all goes well, we'll do our best to release a preview version before new year.
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby clabr » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:36 pm

Hi, Alex

When can we expect a (alpha, beta) version 4 of Cintanotes?
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:20 am

Hi,

Unfortunately we've had a number of major setbacks, so it will be a while. Now I'm wary to give out any dates because people take them as promises and not as "this is how we plan it". Don't want to release prematurely, spoiling the first impression.
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby RSchiaffino » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:34 pm

Hi Alex,

Don't worry: CN 3 works as a charm as is... better that v. 4 takes a while longer, and you get it right, than for it to be buggy.

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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:45 pm

Hi Riccardo, thanks, that's my thoughts exactly!
I've always admired how Blizzard took its time to polish the games before release.
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby Bill » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:59 am

Alex, a follow-up on my question of last June:

Can we look forward to glimpsing version 4 in 2020?
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:53 am

Hi Bill and sorry for the delayed reply - I have been going through some health issues lately.
I'm doing my best to make CN4 appear this year, but am now facing some very tough technical challenges.
Nothing that can't be overcome, but since I'm now working on CN alone and only half time, this can still take a while.

Me and my CN partners (who currently are not actively involved in CN) are now going through negotiations with a potential investor who sees a lot of potential in CN and is interested in taking it to the next level. If we strike a deal, we'll be able to have a whole team work on the next version of CN and the development will speed up considerably.

The problem is that the investor wants to expand the CN's scope to include task management and features aimed at enterprise teams, and we are not 100% sure about this. So the question in still up in the air.
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby Bill » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:14 pm

Alex, this is a surprising development; I hope you'll keep us posted (as much as you are able) on how these negotiations go. I continue to find new uses for CintaNotes almost every day, and I want to believe that it has a solid future.

And I hope, too, that you're feeling better now.
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:46 am

Thanks, Bill! It's great to have your support. Of course, I'll keep you posted
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Re: pre-release version 4?

Postby BarGraz » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:39 am

Hi Alex, hopefully your negotiations include the keeping of the portability feature, and the recognition of existing lifetime licences. However, continued portability is preferred over continuance of the lifetime licence in my specific use case.

The beauty and simplicity of CintaNotes is its narrow focus on notes, and NOT trying to compete with other "jack of all trades" software. CintaNotes has NO peer, and your work to date is exemplary.

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