To the people who actually think frequent updates are all about marketing: Analyse the situation before you make accusations.
Look at the developer's web page. While other applications in this price range target audience are obviously spending money on fancy graphics and slick layouts, this developer has no time for that. The page is very simple, very old-school. Not the kind of page that a marketing obsessed person would put together.
Look at the -type- of updates that are being done. There are no "leveraging existing systems" or "shifting solutions for your dire needs" or any of the other types of drivel you read with marketing obsessed people. No, they are simply bug updates, interface tweaks, and feature additions. Sometimes at such a rapid rate that it puts thousands of other developers who -do- spend lots of money and time on marketing to shame.
In the short time that TAO has been around, it has rapidly blossomed into something far, far beyond any other outliner out there for the Mac.
So, be logical for one moment. Look at the facts, not the trends of what other developers do. Just because most people post frequent updates to get free front page time on update sites does not mean that everyone who does that is engaging in such an activity. Not everyone is out there to make lots of cash, some of the most frequently updated applications generate Zero revenue.
There is no indication that the developer of TAO is just trying to smarm the list.
So, all of that said, I'm glad he updates as frequently as he does. I come from the Linux world where development is transparent and rapid. Applications are updated nightly in many cases. In other realms, this kind of activity is not that weird.
Like I said to someone else. If you really are that annoyed by it. Just simply Do Not Download All of the Updates! It is amazingly easy. Just wait a month, grab the latest, skim through the recent changes document (which is intelligently laid out) and you are good to go! Wait four months if you want. Or you can emmulate any other typical marketing driven, shamelessly neglected capitalist application and wait several Years for an update. That's fine with me, do what you please, just don't raise a frothing stink and try to spoil the parade for people who actually enjoy supporting a developer who supports the community in an active way.
So he doesn't answer emails as rapidly as you like, well I have found that while I don't always get an "answer," I generally get a release with the issue addressed. That is answer enough for me. I don't need him to sit down and write, in a secondary language, a redundant confirmation of something. The fixed release is fine enough.