|12-31-2006, 07:51 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Feedback wanted on an information management program for Windows
I've been working on a minimalist software program for Windows for managing to-do lists and writing projects. I'm hoping to get some folks to try it out and give me feedback, and in return I'd like to give away some free registration codes. Here's how I see it working:
-You download a 30-day trial version of the program from Idea Cruncher for Windows: Brainstorming, Outlining and Organizing Ideas, try it out and see if you like it.
-At some point after Feb 1, 2007, you contact me via the website's contact form, to let me know that you're willing to providing feedback.
-The first 10 people to contact me at the beginning of every month from Feb. 2007 until the end of this experiment will be eligible for a free registration code. You don't have to send the review right away (I wouldn't want you to go through that if there have already been 10 people in touch). Just indicate that you're interested.
-I'll let you know whether you're one of the first 10 people that month. If you are, you send me a review. (I'm thinking somewhere around 500 words, basic stuff like how you use it, what additional features you'd like to see and why, etc.) As soon as you send me your review, I'll send you a code by return email. That code will permit you to continue using the program past the 30-day demo limit. All of the usual conditions would apply (e.g., one computer only, you agree not to share the code with others, etc.). You would also be eligible for free minor updates (anything with a version 1.x after it).
-If you're not one of the first 10 people and you want to keep using the program, you can purchase an unlock code for what I hope you'll consider a reasonable cost (currently $19.99) and I use that support to continue the development!
Thanks very much for considering helping me improve the software. I use it myself and I find it helps me stay organized. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch via the Idea Cruncher website.
Idea Cruncher for Windows: Brainstorming, Outlining and Organizing Ideas
|01-01-2007, 05:14 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Some stuff about the website(I don't have any experience selling software):
-Add a screenshots link to the sidebar and put some screenshot thumbnails on the from page(make them link to bigger versions).
-Make it the "demo" version instead of the "demonstration" version.
-Make the download link big and bold(it should only say "Download" if you do this).
-Get rid of the "for Windows" in the title since it's written at the bottom and it's implicit(pretty much everything is for Windows).
-Once you put the screenshots up, you can get rid of a lot of the text...
-Tell the reader what to do in the descriptions(you sort of did this already but it could be done to a greater extent)...
-Put all of the stuff about you in the about page and not in the other pages(so you shouldn't be writing "I" in them).
-You should probably get rid of all the stuff about teachers.
-Don't use mspaint...
-Don't use paint make the program cost $19.99.
-It's kind of odd to have a website about one product with nothing else.
-If you say it's minimalist then it should cost $20.
-The support page is useless since it just links you to the contact page... (so delete it and either rename the contact page to support or leave it as it is)
-Too much text with nothing to seperate it.
-All of the download sites say that it costs $17.99.
-The 5/5 on wherever images are good...
-The order form requires your address and location, your email address twice, makes you check a checkbox to order it, has a $5 feature that should be free and is also checked by default, and there's also a "send me spam" box that's also checked. Fix it if you can.
-Make the about page not mention your product.
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