beorg is free to download and most functionality is available to you without requiring any of your money. beorg is developed by just one person and I have a long list of new features I would love to add.
As with many indie developers1 I develop apps for other companies in addition to my own. Whilst I get to work on many exciting projects for third parties I want to spend more time on my ideas. If you are a beorg user then probably you want this as well! beorg has lots of enthusiastic users, but is a long way from being able to pay my mortgage and support my family on its own.
The current monetisation model for beorg is to offer a small number of features as extensions. There is also the option to tip via an in-app purchase.
When a new version of beorg is released you’ll be told What’s New and are unobtrusively asked for a tip if you want to say thank you. I’m contemplating a subscription option, so you get all extensions for free and support beorg on an ongoing basis, however I’m not going to have this replace one-off purchases for those that want them.
Here is an overview of what are the current extensions and why they might be useful to you:
s TODO t Shoppingwill show you all items with a TODO state that are tagged with Shopping. You don’t need to remember this syntax as a helper bar above the keyboard gives you an easy way to create your searches. Searches become even more powerful if you save your most frequent ones. For example I’ve got saved searches to quickly show tasks which are IN-PROGRESS or WAITING, flagged tasks, stuff I need to get from the shops, and tasks in my high priorities projects only. You can use saved searches on both the Agenda and TODO tabs.
I’ve got a new extension in development so you can choose from a number of styles for export to PDF or viewing a formatted file on the screen. In addition to the upcoming built-in themes you’ll be able to define your own using CSS.
If you find beorg useful then take a look at the above extensions. Purchasing extensions and using the in-app purchase tips gives me more scope to spend time adding powerful new features and improving beorg. Thank you for your support.
I define an indie developer as someone who works for themselves on their own apps, and not one who gets a regular income from someone else to do so. ↩︎