Trial Version?

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Trial Version?

Postby jimdkc » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:17 am

Recent exchange on a brewing forum (abbreviated):

Topic: Brewing Software

Jim: BeerTools Pro is pretty cool!

Joe: Do they have a trial version?

Jim: Uhmmm... no...

('Nuff said!)

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Postby shlap » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:45 pm

Yeah, I can't figure out why BT doesn't have a demo. It doesn't matter how much I rave about BTP to fellow e-brewers, they won't buy it if there's no demo.

BT, you're missing out on a lot of business becuase you don't have a demo.
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Postby aaron_aus » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:08 am

A trial version would be really nice to see. I want to buy your software but I want a chance to check it out properly first.
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Suggestion re a trial version

Postby billvelek » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:03 pm

aaron_aus wrote:A trial version would be really nice to see. I want to buy your software but I want a chance to check it out properly first.

Jeff, we have heard this request repeatedly ... and it is reasonable. I want to see BTP become a big success, so I have a question/suggestion. I'm not a programmer, but wouldn't it be possible to create a trial version that lasts for only 30 days or something like that; I know I've seen other programs do that. It seems like you could tie it in with a registration key to activate the TRIAL version, too, so that you could keep someone from continually uninstalling and reinstalling the trial version. And maybe you could use a database to track the IP for downloads to make sure people won't keep getting 'throw-away' email addresses and repeatedly download the trial. Just seems like there has to be some reasonable solution besides not having a trial. But perhaps you are already working on this re the pending new release.

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Re: Suggestion re a trial version

Postby jeff » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:39 pm

billvelek wrote:Just seems like there has to be some reasonable solution besides not having a trial. But perhaps you are already working on this re the pending new release.


The lack of a trial version is not an oversight, but intentional. A trial version will be introduced with version 1.1 and will likely timeout after 15 days.
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Postby Montana » Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:11 pm

The question is when will 1.1 come out?
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Re: Suggestion re a trial version

Postby aaron_aus » Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:13 pm

jeff wrote:A trial version will be introduced with version 1.1 and will likely timeout after 15 days.


Good news. I am looking forward to getting my hands on it. I look forward to the Linux version too. Having the same piece of software on my Macs and Linux without using any emulation will be great.

Thank you for listening.
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Postby Push Eject » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:42 am

Beer Tools Pro will soon own the known homebrew universe.

Lathe, have you thought of going on the Brewing Network? They cannot seem to get Jeff Donovan on there... just a thought.

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