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Glad to hear! I could hardly wait to get my hands on it.
Ross, we are getting VERY close :). The book is the Tapose keepsake.
I just got my shipment notification for the book! I was a little confused at first lol. Hopefully this is a sign that Tapose will be released soon.
Just read a story over at CNET about Courier/Tapose. Exciting to hear that a former Microsoft executive is one of the largest backers of this project. Maybe hes even given some input on the design/features?
Makes me even more anxious to get my hands on it!
Still have not been able to answer my survey, does this mean I don't get a copy?
great to hear that everything's on track but could you possibly be more vague about the new collaboration features? How about some details for your backers? And: when will we finally get to play around with the Tapose App?
I have to say I was sceptical about the Jot stylus but having used it for a couple of days now I'm convinced.
Good choice guys, well done!
Now if I can just get my hands on Tapose... :-)
Hey guys - any issues with the new ios5 multi-task gestures? I've noticed that my writing is hered on a few apps when they are enabled.
Great to hear Ross!
Just got my jot in the mail! It's a really great stylus and I can't wait to use it in tapose.
Any time line? when is it going to be ready?
Allen, we noticed the same thing.
I've never used Noteshelf. And, while it's not as fully realized as you hope to have Tapose, I was struck by how similar the graphics are. The journal covers look the same.
After a quick look, Clibe looks more like NoteShelf than Taposé.
Ummm...did Clibe just clobber you guys? Looks almost the same. Glitchy as hell but...free. Hmmm...
I agree with scaling back of the feature list, except for the "Mind Reading". What languages are you going to support?
Seriously, I know developers always hate this question. Is there a target date for the first release? Sorry, had to ask.
Shawn, we agree. However, both required complicated tasks to merge completely with Tapose. Since we are already integrating iCloud backup and Tapose collaboration, it was hard to justify the time resource to include two more backup options in the initial release. The plan is to add as an update soon after launch!
Thanks for the update, I completely understand about having to reduce some features in order to make launch and have a quality product. I believe Dropbox and Evernote are critical for making Tapose highly functional and they were the features i was most early anticipating, if they don't make it for launch I hope they are high on the list for the next update
Thanks for the info! We will check out the More Real Stylus. Yes, normal updates will be free, including bug fixes.
I love the idea of joining with other KS projects - this is exactly what community supported business is all about. I also supported More Real Stylus and they seem to have a great product too. If the SEattle thing doesn't work out, check out this Chicago based business. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/donlehman/more-real-stylus-cap…. Will we be able to download bug fixed (although I am sure there will be none :) and updates for free later? Thanks for all your efforts!
Kevin, we completely understand. Was not an easy decision. These will be added if there is time. If not, it is the first thing to be added as an update.
I read the update that was just sent. While I am an avid supporter of this project and think this app will be a great addition to my iPad, I have to comment on the removal of the calendar/to do function from the release. To me this is a major reason for getting the app. Combined with the browser and notebook functions, this app is designed for productivity. Without the calendar/to do function, it simply becomes another web browser or note pad app. I can understand having to limit in order to achieve time goals, but I really believe this will be limiting success.
We will post an update in the next day or two with our final schedule.
When is the soft going to be ready?
I absolutely agree with Happy Owl Studio. I own the original wallet and I can't say enough nice things about it. It I a great case.
As to the stylus, check out Hard Candy Cases. They have a very stylish one
For stylus reward, check out the cosmonaut also on kickstarter.
Thanks, Ben. everything else seems to be doing what it's supposed to be. I would make and send a journal but right now I'm just playing around with ways of putting pictures in, like a photobook.
Hope things are going well there.
Drag-and-drop from Safari hasn't been enabled it. It will be soon though. We are also making it easier to grab, move, edit, and delete media.
Some things I noticed: moving pictures and/or deleting them is very difficult. Not entirely responsive but I assume that will be fixed. What I am struggling with is lack of drag and drop function. Using the web on the left panel is great but I can't seem to drag anything into a journal. Can someone tell me if this is an issue for them as well?
@Alexander on their updates tab, they have been keeping us up to date! Did you check out the video they posted recently? Also, some of us backers are currently Beta Testers. I'm loving what I'm using sofar.
I just got around to reading the e-mail about someone stealing some of the ideas from you guys. That sucks! As a backer how can I see the progress....I don't recall ever getting any information about how to keep up with the progress although I may be wrong. Please advise?
Wow that sucks! Do you think this will delay the project in any way?
Well whatever the outcome..... Just know you guys have plenty of support!!!
Sorry to hear that Tapose has had some of it's ideas stolen, but I DID actually think that you were being a bit TOO open with your feedbacks and videos. To go into stealth mode is a very good idea.
It's a jungle out there .........
Totally cool! You guys are doing a great job. Keep up the good work. I'm looking forward to Tapose's release.
OMG I just watched the demo and I'm blown away. For someone who is not particularly computer savvy, you made it look so easy. And it does things that I haven't been able to do on the computer. Yippee I'm excited about this.
I probably should have posted this a long time ago, but here's the feature I'd really like: open a PDF from Dropbox in the left pane. Open a blank notebook page in the right pane. Take notes about the PDF in the notebook page. When I'm done with my notes, inset them into the PDF as a new page(s) wherever I want and save the updated PDF back to Dropbox. That functionality is similar to what's available in Noterize, but with Tapose, I'd be able to see the notes and PDF side by side.
Oliver, Ross is correct. Unfortunately, Apple does not allow more than 100 testers, and that number has to include us and our team as well :S. By stealth mode, I just meant for non-backers. We will post a video for ALL backers too see the beta, but we do not want every developer to have access pre-launch. I'm very sorry that we cannot accomodate everyone.
Oliver, it's not their fault. Apple's developer system only allows 100 development devices per account. If they could, I'm sure that they would let everyone have access to the beta. Also, they are not going into stealth mode. They said in their last update that YouTube videos and consistent updates will be provided to people who didn't get an opportunity to get into the beta. To me, that's pretty good and their part for keeping everyone else up-to-date on development.
i must admit im still very disapointed that only 100 beta entries are allowed, couldnt you run a deal with the deployment system to let others test this sytem too? i dont like being in the dark when it comes to my own investment. by saying your going into "stealth mode" your basiclly saying your not going to provide updates to investors which is just poor mangement.
I'm glad you asked for and listened to your backers' feedback . . . even though it was heated for awhile there. It would be nice to have an update on how things are progressing, not that - hopefully - emotions have cooled.
Correction: Haven't seen any updates since the first week of July. Any updates would be welcomed :)
Haven't seen any updates since the first week of July. Any updated would be welcomed :)
Uncle GroOve, I agree. We have learned from this and will present information differently next time when asking for feedback. Thanks for your support!
Glad to see that thw project is getting back on track ;-)
I like Khan's suggestion BTW.
And I think that what was learned here is that it would have been better to explicitly ask for the Backer's inputs (i.e with a questionnaire) vs. presenting the alternate plan as an almost-done deal, which unfortunately did ruffle a whole lotta feathers.......
OK ... back to work, now?
Eric, That is one of the things we are considering as well.
Haileeyy, Thanks for still believing in Tapose :)
I don't know about the "back end work" that has to be done. Could you have a basic or lite version of the software that is, in essence, stand alone. Then add the feature of collaboration with the monthly fee? Just thinking out loud.
Hello, just thought I would share my thoughts as a backer of this project.
Like many here, I'm not too happy with the subscription thing. Had the project been presented like this, I wouldn't have backed it. I'm really not interested in an app I have to pay a monthly fee to use, when there is so many free (or low priced) apps that works great.
You guys need to do what you have to do, but I really hope you work your way around this and find a way to thank the backers properly, considering what they gave their money for in the first place.
I still believe in Taposé and I'm excited to see what you guys will come up with!
i dislike the subscription fee, you have conned us if this is deployed i will boycott this app and tell others how you told us it would be just the app insted you want us to invest 34 usd a year into this project. -_- i wont be backing any other new projects after this one, i feel let down.
I think the entire cloud issue threatens to make this project an overall failure. I currently use Springpad for much of my ideas, notes, etc organization and I paid nothing for the app and have 100% unlimited access via a web interface, Android, and iPad. Tapose will have to be an extremely good program for me to use it past the 1 free year and maybe not even at that.
Have you looked at using existing services to enable Tapose? For instance linking up with Dropbox or Google Docs? I really think you need to look further out of the box and leverage existing web/cloud services otherwise you will not succeed.