Dear Manuscripts users!
You may have noticed a longer gap between releases over the last months – this is for a few reasons: we've focused the summer months working through some lower level plumbing of the app to further improve stability from the Manuscripts 1.1 series, and to get started with the collaborative writing functionality which is by for the top feature request we receive (ranging from "tracked changes", "ability to annotate a document" to full on collaborative writing – we are working towards the last of these, with an interesting twist which we hope you are going to like).
There are also a few new features coming in the next release cycle that will be released briefly, including Table of Contents support but also some more scholarly writing specific stuff which we are super excited to be able to offer first ever in a writing app, but I simply wanted to update you quickly to say:
- Thanks a lot for supporting our work! We really appreciate it and as a small company this is obviously what makes it possible for us to keep working day & night on the updates
- The new features and stability improvements will all be made available to existing license holders at no cost, and we intend to keep shipping free updates in the more daily / weekly scale we did until last few months once we are done with the larger foundational work, results of which I believe you'll really like. This is our way of thanking you for our support!
- Similarly, the beta version of the collaborative writing platform we have been building will similarly be made available to Manuscripts 1.x license holders for free. For anyone concerned about the length of our beta programs: we've learned our lesson and will run the beta as long as it takes. Especially as Manuscripts 1.0 was released in a very aggressive schedule last year in part for reasons not in our control, I wanted to stress this explicitly.
Thank you again for supporting our work and giving us your feedback!