How are we doing?

Hi everybody!

I want to tell you a little about what is happening here and why there is such a lull.

After the crowdfunding campaign ended, I decided not to rush headlong into the new version, but to test my hypotheses about some of the things I planned to implement in it (for the most part, they related to the interface). I made a small demo application in which I implemented all my ideas, but it didn’t take off...

Everything was fine, except one thing - the speed of rendering on weak computers and mobile platforms. Because speed and smoothness of the new version work are extremely important for me, I had to look towards other technologies that can give the best result. And new technologies, as you understand, are new challenges :) but it's okay, now, I have already picked up a great framework that does a great job with building flexible and fast user interface. So I will step by step master it and start working on a new version.

What will happen to the old version - during this week I plan to publish a small update. Further updates of version 0.7.X will include only corrections of the most critical errors, improvements in the cloud service, as well as the addition of new translations of the app.

To be honest, it’s scary to leave a project in which a lot of time and experience was invested, but I’m not able to move forward both projects, so it’s best to honestly point out what future the current version is waiting for.

As for crowdfunding, the Boomstarter paid all the money (minus taxes and payment system commissions). I decided to print and send stickers by the first of September, so expect gifts in the fall.

Also, in the process of thinking about how to separate paid and free options and how to keep free and open-source part open, a new understanding emerged, how best to organize it in such a way as to motivate users to use advanced version, on the one hand, and on the other, to give users the opportunity to work on common projects from both versions. I will tell about it in the next post.

See you, friends.

P.S. And here is some screens of the rethought new version. What do you think about it?

Published: 23 July 2019

Comments

Filip 26.07.2019 at 11:28 # Reply
Gerat job! Amazing look.
This new, modern, minimalistic look is amazing. Can't wait to work with that! By the way - just bought Kit Scenarist for iOS, works perfect with cloud sync between Mac, PC and iPhone. I'm so amazed by this software, hands down THE BEST screenwriting software on the market right now! Fact that it's free is both great and a little bit sad - it's too good man! Anywany, will donate soon. Keep up with good work, God bless you!
dimkanovikov 27.07.2019 at 16:08 # Reply
Thanks for your kind words, my friend! :)
Ryan 24.08.2019 at 03:19 # Reply
Love it!
Awesome! I can't wait for the larger update. I gave up on Final Draft because it was using a steady 15% of my processor, while yours uses 0-1%, and has all the features I need and more! I bought the Android version and played around with it a bit, and I'm very happy with what you've done there. It's miles ahead of the "pro" companies versions. Can't wait for the big update. :) A pay version would be well worth it.
dimkanovikov 24.08.2019 at 15:59 # Reply
Big thanks, Ryan!
Julian 26.08.2019 at 19:45 # Reply
Great Programm and Cards
The new modern design looks great. It would be desirable for the new version if the Cards Tool could be extended, so that not only scenes and files can be added, but also pictures, notes and comments, possibly also videos. So you could not only arrange the scenes with this tool, but it could also be a place of designing and developing the film. For me it would be the best if these elements could be placed freely on a large empty surface, similar to the website "padelt.com".
dimkanovikov 18.09.2019 at 09:31 # Reply
Hello Julian,

Thanks for your suggestion. It is something about what I'm thinking too!

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