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Import text files and convert those files to pdf format.   Demo ($39.93)
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Text to PDF is an easy to use converter that allows users to import text files and convert those files to pdf format. All exported files are searchable pdfs and can be opened in any PDF viewer. The Text to PDF converter is extremely fast and convert/create 10s of thousands of pages of text files to pdf format in no time at all. Just select a folder containing txt files Text to PDF convert will do the rest.
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veggiedude commented on 08 Apr 2009
They want to charge $40 for what OS X does for free? Am I missing something??
[Version 1.0.2]


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maconnect tipped on 05 Jul 2008
Well the point here isn't that your product isn't working. The problem is that you are overcharging your product. And just to prove my point, I re-wrote your software with just 100 lines:
http://maconnect.ch/download/BatchPDF.zip

And it does more. Like opening rtf or .doc. It it freely available, sources (under BSD) also included.

See ? Now it's a 100kB software. I know that you have to justify the RB and MBS licence to your accountant. But $40 ? According to that, I should charge my 100-lines product $200.
[Version 1.0]

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maconnect replied on 05 Jul 2008
I forgot to say that is has been built for Leopard, but the sources can easily be modified to be compiled under panther and tiger.
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Red_State (developer) replied on 05 Jul 2008
This link you gave is just a stupid effort to get someone to go to your shopping website.

Also, since when did size become an issue in an app. Your points are stupid.
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maconnect replied on 05 Jul 2008
Why are you being rude now ? Feel free to insult me by email. Also, my products are free, so I don't see why I'd do what you say. I don't need advertising, I don't want advertising.

The size of the app does not matter. That wasn't my point.

I'd be more than happy to explain my point again, without offending anyone. Just contact me by email if this is what you want.
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Red_State (developer) replied on 05 Jul 2008
Ok. Fine.

1. You say you can write easier code. Fine. Your codes does it in 1 platform. I wrote my in 3 platforms with the same code.

2. Size doesn't matter. What is the difference between 100k and 7MB. It takes no time at all to download on a home or business dsl.

The reason it is 7 mb is because the code is compiled and can be used on 3 OS. Did you think of that?

3. Price is set by the developer and people will pay it. Why do you care what price I set for my licenses?

4. MBS and RB are wonderful apps. You should them sometime. I think you'll find that you'll do less with more and reach more people.

There isn't an app out there I couldn't develop on the Mac in RB and MBS. Windows, maybe not, but I don't like developing for Windows.
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maconnect replied on 05 Jul 2008
I really think that maybe we should have this conversation by email.

First of all, excuse me for my poor English, it's not my mother tongue. Also, I'll try to ignore your impolite and immature behavior. Such as that bad comment about my software. How else can I tell you : I don't care about good advertising. I care about good, constructive criticism. Not how many stars you gave me.

To come back to the center of our debate, I'll answer to your last comment. That's the least I can do after my first comment here.

> 1.
You are absolutely right about this. (I also understand that unchecking the "Mac" checkbox and checking the "Linux" one at compilation time is a painful task that justifies on its own an exaggerated price.)

> 2.
Again, you are right. Though that's exactly what I said on my 3rd comment.

> The reason it is 7 mb is because the code is compiled and can be used on 3 OS. Did you think of that?
Now don't forget that I also am a developer. I know how compilation works. There are 3 separate binaries, one for each OS. But again, I don't care since the size is not important. Since we both agree about this point, let's don't talk about it anymore.

> 3.
I complained about it because I thought it was set too high. You are receiving feedback, that's something developers usually WANT. I tried to be objective, I even wrote a small app to prove my point. Macupdate is about giving opinions, so that's what I did. I'm ready to apologize if my behavior was not appropriate, but really that's not what I'm seeing right now. (Also, you will notice by checking my profile that this is not how I usually react.)

> 4.
I'm sorry. I've been a user of RB for years. I mean, really YEARS. I think I started with version 2.0, but I cannot really remember. I know everything about its constant beta stage, non user-friendly interface and the slow binaries it produces. My opinion about RB is that you constantly have to look for plugins, and constantly hit limitations.
I agree that MBS is the best plugin for RB and that you can do almost anything with it.

I really hope this clarifies the situation, and that you can now see what my point was. Now I'd really love to hear what other people think about your software. Really. I mean, maybe I am completely wrong. But isn't that the purpose of comments here at macupdate ?
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Red_State (developer) replied on 05 Jul 2008
Well, since price is your only issue what would be a reasonable price then?

For someone in need such as an image bureau or Windows to Mac switcher I would think the cost is very reasonable.
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maconnect replied on 05 Jul 2008
Well that's a good question, but I cannot answer it : developing software is not my primary job, I don't need money from that (you can tell by how awful my website looks). Therefor, it would be hard for me to give the proper price.
If customers are ready to pay $40, then good for you. I'm just saying that I won't. I mean, I can get really advanced and rich programs for that money (like, for example, ExpanDrive, which I will probably purchase in a short while. Or like GraphicConverter, LittleSnitch, QuickTime Pro,...).

I'm glad you can see my point of view now, I hope you will consider it.
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Red_State (developer) replied on 05 Jul 2008
I understand. Thanks for your comments.
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lessthanhero commented on 04 Jul 2008
I was wondering why such a simple app has a size of 7MB. I was thinking that maybe it has tones of features or something. So I gave it a try. Hum. That's a $40 realbasic jokeware. I mean, it can't even open .rtf files. Even TextEdit can open rtf, doc, docx, html,... AND print them as PDF. Also, the single .txt file I exported took forever to be converted.
[Version 1.0]

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Red_State (developer) replied on 04 Jul 2008
Last I looked, this software does exactly what it said it would do - convert text files to pdf documents.

Did it not do that for you? I see that it did.

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Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Demo
Date:05 Aug 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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