Leaving closed alpha

Full-time work on fman started just over a year ago. Up until now, fman has been in closed alpha. This meant that you had to sign up to get access to it.

Today, fman is leaving closed alpha status :-) It has come a long way and is stable enough for general use. The download links (which used to be hidden from the public) are now available on the Download page.

Also starting today, fman will prompt you to please obtain a license:

Click the correct button to start fman as usual. The idea is to let you evaluate fman, but to remind you that for regular use a license is required.

The only chance to get the first licenses is from today until Friday (March 3).
Go to the (new) Purchase page to get yours. Licenses are ridiculously cheap right now. But only a limited number is available. Don't miss out! Because after Friday, it won't be possible (for a while) to get a license.

You may wonder why I'm not offering licenses after Friday. The reason is that I want to see "who's in". As a commercial project, fman needs to first and foremost appeal to its paying users. Limiting the license sale in both time and quantity lets me select for these awesome people.

In that spirit, March will be spent on making licensed users happy. So get a license and tell me what you want to see in fman ;-)

Michael started fman in 2016, convinced that we deserve a better file manager. fman's launch in 2017 was a huge success. But despite full-time work, it only makes $350 per month. The goal for 2018 is to fix this.