April 7, 2006
I like all but one word of this article. Can you tell which word it is?
Apple has ignored Feeder from day one. Not once has it been featured on Hot Picks, but every other one of its shareware and freeware competitors has been featured. What are they trying to do to me, hmm?
Saying that, they featured KIT… and that bombed after the first month.
Download any of the RSS editor apps on Apple’s site, compare it to Feeder and tell me which one comes out on top.
Now, I realise they tend to feature major versions, such as 1.0, not 1.2 and that once featured these are “sticky” so all versions thereafter appear as hot picks, and that this system changed last summer after both KIT and Feeder’s 1.0 releases. As a result, maybe it doesn’t even make much of a difference these days, but while featured, KIT sold 7 times better than when it wasn’t.
Thankfully the magazines that have reviewed Feeder and the people who actually buy it seem to understand this.
Well, I plug your shit all the time, Apple. I’m at the top of a pile of Mac converts stretching back over 10 years and probably covering half of South West Wales. I don’t think I have any friends, or even friends of friends who haven’t seen the light and switched to Mac. Even my stalker uses a Mac, FFS.