Open Letter to John Wallace

Posted by: shmerls

Open Letter to John Wallace - 06/02/10 09:34 PM

Dear John,

While I know how upsetting it is to have had to close shop after such a struggle to get NowX to market, I think at this point you owe it to your loyal supporters of many years that didn't get to upgrade from NUTD before closing that if you are legally restrained from selling and doing business that you offer an open license to the community free.

I cannot upgrade to Snow Leopard because I depend so heavily on NUTD and need NowX. I will gladly pay you but if that is not possible then I request a free courtesy license.

Thank you for considering this. And I thank you for your years of service to the Apple community and wish you the very best in your life and future endeavors.

Posted by: kenstee

Re: Open Letter to John Wallace - 06/04/10 02:25 AM

You don't "need" NowX. NUTD/NC work OK with 10.6.3. No QD/QC, other than that it's pretty much OK for me.
Posted by: millernj

Re: Open Letter to John Wallace - 06/05/10 04:28 PM

I agree with Kenstee. NUTD/NC works great for me using Ver 10.6.3

Posted by: braab

Re: Open Letter to John Wallace - 06/15/10 03:19 PM

The writing had been on the walls for years on this product. I don't think it is fair to blame John or ask him to provide solution. The cloud of failure hanging over his endeavor was pointed out by many, including myself.
I got tired of the lies and moved on long ago.
You should have as well.
Dont' hold your breath waiting for an open source solution.
Posted by: cvbcvb

Re: Open Letter to John Wallace - 06/15/10 11:39 PM

Originally Posted By: braab
I don't think it is fair to blame John...

I do. John royally screwed up.

You mention the habitual “lies”. Who’s fault was that?

Posted by: k9gardner

Re: Open Letter to John Wallace - 06/25/10 02:37 PM

To "braab" or anyone else, for that matter: Moved on to WHAT? One of my business associates used Act! on the Mac for years, until he could no longer run it (I guess when he could no longer run the Classic OS). Then he grudgingly switched to NUTD/NC, which was far less facile than what he was used to, but he learned to work with it.

Then he waited and waited for "Blackhawk," which when it finally came out simply did not work. We really tried hard to use it but it was to no avail. Switched back to NUTD/ but that install on the computer which was running Now X has been very flaky ever since, always trying (and failing) to connect to a server when there isn't even one defined. Probably have to do a complete uninstall/reinstall.

But that's a backdrop for my question: what contact manager is out there? The Apple offerings are bits and pieces, not fully baked tools. He needs to schedule meetings (in a calendar) with people (in a contact manager). And then he need to know where he's got to be at whatever time that day, and he needs to have quick access to the people's phone numbers and email addresses if something goes amiss.

We looked at Bento but that's a develop-it-yourself tool which we don't have time to develop. What are people using? It MUST be easy to use and quick, and NOT so overly feature laden that you're sitting there clicking and pulling down menus and checking boxes for 5 minutes to enter a contact.