Realmac Software releases RapidWeaver 5

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  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    For you RapidWeaver users... Realmac Software, the makers of RapidWeaver, have recently unveiled a major (paid) upgrade to the software. Full information about the release can be found at Realmac Software's web site.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Early reviews I read said it was a pain in the arse with crashes and very little to warrant a paid upgrade if anything
     
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    I hate when devs do that.. blargh.. Have a bunch I use with 4.x :(

    --rob
     
  5. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    I'm probably holding off on upgrading until the summer. Can't fit it into my budget quite yet, and would rather wait until plugins and themes have better compatibility. For now, Rapidweaver 4 meets all my website publishing needs.
     
  6. Dry Rot macrumors member

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    Any updates on this from anyone using RapidWeaver 5?
     
  7. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    I bought it on the 6th from the Mac app store. It works well, haven't noticed any issues (just be sure to update all plugins). So far all the themes & plugins I've tried work. As it's on sale half price for a limited time, I'd say now's a good time to get it.

    As for additional features, it's not an incredible update in my opinion. I'd say it's worth the sale price, though.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    The thing that has me a little PO'd is that the upgrade price is 39.99. The same price that they're selling it in the mac app store.

    Nice way to reward customer loyalty. Given that many people are complaining about themes breaking and other issues, I'll steer clear of it for now.

    I'm happy with RW4, its stable, my site looks great and I have little need or desire to upgrade, especially since I'm not getting an upgrade price.
     
  9. Dry Rot macrumors member

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    Thanks for that.

    Yes, I'm not real happy about the upgrade price either.
     
  10. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I'm going to wait for RW6 before getting it from the App Store... but I'm a little concerned that I won't be getting updates because I have the non-App Store version.
     
  11. blaster_boy macrumors 6502

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    Same here. Upgrading currently costs as much a buying a new copy - why would I do that ? They should have lowered their upgrade pricing, if not similarly, at least lower than the current pricing...
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    Maybe I missed it but the threads over at realmacsoftware complaining about the upgrade prices have largely gone ignored by the support staff at realmacsoftware.

    Perhaps if they addressed the reasoning and options, people would be less pissed off.

    There were a number of threads on their forums requesting exactly what was improved. They've left out a detailed change long or new features and so many of us are wondering why we should pay the 39.99 upgrade price, especially given the bugginess of RW5
     
  13. theLaika macrumors newbie

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    I gave RapidWeaver a try following the App Store launch and I feel unimpressed with the results. Sure, it's easier to to than CSS/HTML layout but the templates don't look much more impressive than your standard Wordpress layout.
     

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