I would really love to be part of the beta testing if it is
still possible. I use MC daily for dental school. I have made over
1500 flashcards and anxiously look forward to the added
functionality of 2.0 to make studying these quicker and easier. I
have a MB with Lion. Thanks!
Honestly, I'm a little bit puzzled now; now that I've come
across this thread.
You're making MC 2.0 a Lion only release. Ok, that's your
decision and more often than not it's really good to start anew.
For me that means: for the next few (or more) months I'll be barred
from MC 2.0, since I'm running Snow Leopard. Nevertheless, I hope
you'll stick to your promise of your newsletter of Jan 11: Buy MC
at the App Store (even if you've already bought it), because the
update to 2.0 will be free of charge. Now with the Lion thingy,
when you're releasing MC 2.0 I am not able to upgrade immediately.
Hope the free upgrade will be valid for MC 2.x too...
Second, you're talking about iCloud syncing. I am certainly not
in favor of having all my data online (call me backwards if you
like to...) but I definitely see the advantages. Nevertheless: does
the iCloud syncing mean that that's going to be the only
way to sync? Will there still be the WLAN way? Will it be
incremental or does this need the iCloud? My MC database has
several Gigabites; certainly don't want this data block clutter up
my (hypothetical) iCloud account...
Hi Christian (and others),
We are winding up beta testing, so won't add to the list.
We plan to submit the final app to Apple in a few days. Should be in the app store in a few weeks.
Free upgrade to MC 2.0 applies for anyone who purchases via the Mac App Store, whenever you decide to upgrade. Staying on version 1.9 for a few months is no problem.
We are not sure whether we will support WLAN syncing. It brings a lot of problems with it, and iCloud is much better, and easier from our perspective (which means it is probably also more stable). Syncing several gigs over WLAN is not possible now anyway, at least the way we have set up syncing in 1.9, and we are not keen to have to rewrite all of that to support incremental syncing in addition to iCloud.
So if WLAN syncing does remain, I'm afraid it will not be any better than what we currently support. We don't want to plough a lot of resources into that when iCloud is a much better solution (IMHO).
syncing several Gigs via WLAN does work, even though
you know that I've been having problems every now and then, so any
update for "incremental" sync would be highly appreciated.
However, I do see your point and that you're very enthusiastic
about iCloud (incremental) sync. But please, keep the WLAN
sync in there in the new version, even if it's not updated, and let
the user decide if he or she wants to use iCloud. Your MentalCase
is one of the most "influential" apps that I have on my Mac+iPhone,
and it would be such a pity to be constrained to a service that I
don't necessarily want to support. (Hey, I love Apple and I guess
iCloud will be huge, but is really nobody worried about having all
different sort of one's data on Apple's servers?)
I'm afraid we won't be releasing any more beta releases. We are in the last few days of development, and are about to submit to Apple. So hopefully you can get the final release in a few weeks time.
Sorry, and thanks for offering.