It’s September! As usual, we like to celebrate the back to school season with a new release of our Yearbook authoring software. This development season we’ve primarily been working to keep the program up to date with the most recent operating systems, on both Windows and Mac. We’ve also been working on updating our program’s interface, making it more intuitive to use, and with fewer errors.
It’s no secret that we’re competing against a growing online market. Even though the online solutions available today aren’t as reliable as our desktop solution, the convenience and marketability of them can make for a tough sale. We’re pleased to announce that we substantially lowered the license costs for our desktop software. As of this season, we’re selling individual licenses for $75 each. Folks who are signed up as our publishers receive a discount on all licenses. We hope that this makes it easier for you to market our solution to your schools.
Branding is Now Included in Publisher Renewal Fee:
We’ve always offered branding in our software, but until now we’ve been charging $500.00 for this service, on top of our standard publisher signup or renewal fee. As of this season, we will begin offering branding (Your company’s logo and contact information) to all of our publishers, included in the regular publisher signup/renewal fees. We will still be charging a premium if you need custom artwork, panels, or page sizes, but the charge for these will be much lower than previous years as well.
Edge Effects are Back:
Our customers spoke, and we listened! Edge effects (The clipping masks that can be used on portraits and candids) have been added back into the page editor, and the panel flow wizard. We still have the same draw problem where the transparent parts show up as white on the page editor, but the transparency is crisp and perfect in every PDF. Enjoy!
Major Bugs Resolved:
Last season we released a new page editor, and as is typical with new technology, we did run into a few annoying bugs. Thankfully we were able to work around these issues last season, but the better news is that we’ve resolved most of them for this season. The PDF errors (Box size, and dropping backgrounds to name a couple of the majors) have been resolved, a few of the buttons have been rearranged to make things feel more natural, and a full round of testing has gone into the major features and functions.