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Subject: Re: FR-Updates

Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 12:44:04 +0100

Hey Marcel,

I've begun working on the update. It will be 6.5, so it's not "the big one" yet. (But I have to start somewhere; 7.0 is after 6.5) It's progressing nicely, and I promise to send you a test version as soon as it's getting finished!

// Dan


Marcel wrote:
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> Hi Dan,
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> Long time no talk – hope you are fine.
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> Guess v.7.0 64bit is coming up… haha J J
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> No kidding, just curious.
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> best regards,
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> Van: Marcel [mailto:*****@*****]
> Verzonden: maandag 13 september 2010 20:14
> Aan: 'Dan (RL Vision)'
> Onderwerp: RE: FR-Updates
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> I think there is a limit indeed. It depends on how often an application is used.
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> If it is being constantly, developers can ask for more (e.g. Office, Outlook)
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> I use Directory Opus all the time, no problem to pay a relatively high price for it.
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> Internet-security suites, they are a must. Yearly upgrades are even required…
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> They are relatively expensive in fact, they run in the background and I personally hardly use it.
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> My feeling says that 20 dollar is about it. I would not much further at best usd.25.
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> The 20 dollar you charge now, it is worth every cent. That's my feeling, but also based
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> Others try out many of them, and stick to freeware.
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> - user friendly (I donot want to spend a lot of time on studying and trying! Then I go and check out other software)
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> mailing with a developer and maybe maybe get an answer, maybe not. YOU are replying quickly, so no problem.
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> But the larger software corps, you need to wait a day or two and sometimes get feedback that is useless.
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> Kaspersky has a good forum, very good. Maybe other suites are slightly better, so be it, I stick to KIS for all these
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> -preferrably portable (i want to keep my pc as clean as possible, your software isn't, I accept it, but all other stuff
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> Van: Dan (RL Vision) [mailto:*****@*****]
> Verzonden: maandag 13 september 2010 19:07
> Aan: Marcel
> Onderwerp: Re: FR-Updates
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> I have another job. FR is only a hobby project (making games from arcadelab.com and donutgames.com), and I don't make much money from it. However, I am now a freelancer and more in control of my time, so that is why I will be putting more time into "finishing" my programs as well as making new. I don't think I will ever live completely off of my programs, but perhaps half of my income could come from it?
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> How much do you think people would be prepared to pay for software such as Flash Renamer. In the beginning I charged $15, then $20. The increase did not affect the sales. But I belive there is a limit. Perhaps $25 or $30. I doubt many would like to pay $40 for FR and other shareware like I have. What do you think?
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> FR can already move your photos into folders based on exif properties. Something like this: <\>
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> I think that image conversion is a bit too far away from the core of FR. Of course, so is mp3-tagging. And photos are a big reason for using FR. So it's not *that* stupid of an idea :-) ...
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> // Dan
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> FlashRenamer is very nice of software. It definitely is.
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> But in view of the competition is this category of software, I guess you have kept the price low.
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> Whilst I genuinely think it is one of the best flexible products – the price as such and considering
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> that the product is hardly promoted (in magazines and so on), I cannot really believe that you
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> Quite understandably if this is indeed the case.
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> But if you want to put extra's in, new stuff I mean, this may take too much time/money and
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> Directory Opus is pricy, but the features and power are incredible.
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> On top GPSoft has a very active support forum with a couple experts there who seem to have all
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> For some renaming I use DO but most renaming I send the files to FR.
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> ps. Sorry for the long story J
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> Van: Marcel [mailto:*****@*****]
> Verzonden: zondag 5 september 2010 19:43
> Aan: 'Dan (RL Vision)'
> Onderwerp: RE: FR-Updates
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> Hi Dan,
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> Looking forward to it!
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> My wishlist still is that it will be 64bit … J
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> So it will properly integrate in the context menu of Directory Opus.
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> Such rename-sets to be created/compiled either as by you,
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> By the way, this is what I has been thinking of….
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> I have nót checked if it can be done already…!!
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> If FR already can do it…, forget my idea… J
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> Anyway, keep up the good work!
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> Van: Dan (RL Vision) [mailto:*****@*****]
> Verzonden: zondag 5 september 2010 16:40
> Aan: Marcel
> Onderwerp: Re: FR-Updates
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> Hi Marcel,
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> I have decided to spend this autumn updating all my programs to make them "perfect". Flash Renamer is my biggest project, so it will have to wait until last. But there is an update coming, and it will probably be a big one! I know you like to test beta versions, so I promise I will let you know when I start working on it!
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> // Dan
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> Hi Dan,
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> Hope you are fine!
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> Just curious ..
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> Do you plan any FR updates within short?
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> brgds/Marcel.
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