Keeper needs your help
Version 8.1 of YourOtherMind, the Writer’s Organizer, was released recently with a numerous improvements.
Unfortunately that might be the last version I can afford to produce.
Despite what I feel are numerous improvements (open file format, cleaner interface, stable, et cetera) over its predecessor Worgan, YourOtherMind just hasn’t been succesful enough to warrant continued development. And unlike Worgan, I’ve been spending a fair amount of money on advertising. Obviously I’m not looking at making money on the product, but I was hoping to build a small user community by this point in time to make further development sustainable.
Version 8.2 (which I’m using) has a lot of very cool features I’d like other writers to get the chance to use (the storyboards have been especially useful and flexible as I’ve been organizing a variety of different stories with them). The storyboards plus the full-screen editor are bringing YourOtherMind closer (feature-wise) to the popular Mac only writing software Scrivener.
But there’s still significant effort required to take 8.2 to ‘ship’. And without users, this is ultimately an unrewarding task for me.
So, what can you do to help?
Simply install YourOtherMind (download it from the download page) and let me know why you think nobody is using it (either using the comments on this page or contact me through the contact page). I’d like to have an idea of what improvements would be necessary to make YourOtherMind a viable tool that other writers would use.
- Is it too expensive?
- Is it too hard to figure out how to use?
- Should it come with more market data preloaded?
- It is too slow?
Anyone who sends reasonable feedback will get a free registration code for YourOtherMind (if they so desire). Also, anyone who makes ‘help videos’ to better demonstrate YourOtherMind features will also get a free registration code. I have a feeling that videos I’ve made aren’t that useful
I have had a decade of using The Journal, Whiz Folders (not a lot of use but one can go berserk in a good way with its linking abilities), and I have Ms OneNote along with three mindmappers and Writer’s Blocks. I’ve looked at PageFour, had ndxcards but didn’t like them, tried Liquid Story Binder but to me, it was not intuitive. Writer’s Blocks did the most for me as far as the visual aspect of seeing my ideas (as many as the screen could hold) and envisioning order for them. I think you have a good thing going here and I urge you NOT to give up. I scoured the internet for Scrivener like app’s and saw your mentions of Keeper along with several other Windows’s apps. I don’t know why Keeper hasn’t caught on other than people don’t know about it. PC users WANT Scrivener features.
I’m going to download Keeper and see how it works. Then, I will be able to see if it is just a great app enough people don’t know about or whatever else I can tell you, Brent. And if it works out, I have the time and wherewithal to surf the internet and talk it “up”. God Bless!
Thanks for the comment. Please let me know what you like/dislike!