Motivation

More and more often, people take the time to email me that they really like fman:

Excellent product! Henning
I immediately jumped on getting the subscription for all your hard work. [...] I just love the product. I didn't think twice :) Santosh
Just wanted to say I appreciate the work you've put into fman. I think it's a really great product. I also appreciate the email updates. Cody
Great news, keep up the hard work Michael!
Nathaniel on the upcoming new file system implementation

fman is not yet financially viable. My girlfriend thinks I should work on something else. So do my marketing friends. I don't care. I deeply believe in fman's vision. Emails like the above tell me that I'm on the right tracks. Also, each license sold is a sign that fman is going in the right direction.

In a newsletter I sent out a few days ago, I explained that I'm still working hard on fman's new file system backend. It will for instance make it possible to implement ZIP support. I'm hoping for a first release in November. Once it is out, I will raise fman's prices to roughly 1.5x of what they are now. fman comes with an optional updates subscription. I also promised in the email to never raise its price for existing subscribers. So if you buy fman with upates now, you can eternally lock in the cheap price of $/€ 12 for updates when other people will be paying $/€ 17 or more. Such a good deal!

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.