Dear Testfully Community,
As many of you know, back in May last year, when Postman decided to retire Scratchpad, it sparked an idea in us – the idea that became Testfully Offline. This journey began with a simple belief: not everyone is comfortable with the cloud, and we should have a choice about where to keep our data.
Today, I’m reaching out to share some important updates with you, and I want to do this as personally as I can.
Firstly, I want you to know that Testfully Offline isn’t just another product for us. It’s a reflection of our commitment to you, our users, who prefer keeping their data locally. It’s more than a tool; it’s a statement that your choice matters.
I’m proud to share that Testfully Offline is thriving, thanks to your support. It’s become a tool that engineering teams trust and it’s financially stable, which is a big deal for a small company like ours.
Looking ahead, we’re excited about making Testfully Offline even better. In 2024, we’re bringing in new features like team collaboration through Git, support for WebSockets and gRPC, and many more enhancements to make your experience smoother and more enjoyable.
Now, onto a topic that’s a bit harder to discuss – our licensing model. As a founder, one of my toughest jobs is ensuring that we can keep providing you with a great product while also keeping our small company healthy and growing. After a lot of thought, we’ve decided to update our licensing model.
From the 27th of January, we’ll be asking all our users, including those using Testfully Offline for non-commercial purposes, to purchase a lifetime license. I understand this is a big change, especially for our non-commercial users. If you’ve been using Testfully Offline without a license, you’ll need to get one by the 29th of February to continue using our software.
This decision wasn’t easy. We’ve spent countless hours thinking about how to make this transition as fair as possible. As a bootstrapped startup, we don’t have the luxury of large financial backing, and maintaining a freemium model has been challenging. We hope this change will allow us to continue supporting and improving Testfully Offline for everyone.
I know that for some of you, this news might be unwelcome. If you’re facing hardship or if there are other reasons why this change is particularly challenging for you, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We’ll do our best to work with you and find a solution.
I want to thank you for your support and understanding. It’s your trust in Testfully Offline that drives us to do better every day. If you have any concerns, questions, or just want to talk, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With gratitude and best wishes,
Matt, Founder of Testfully