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First, we have switched from the email delivery to convenient HTTP download. You can download the software at http://www.prostockmaster.com/quick_download.php
Second, we have got a nice review in http://www.stockphotographer.info/ by Perry Corell
and I would agree with every word. Well, probably excluding the ‘CD’-related stuff, which has nothing to do with the security – just an issue that shall be solved (we have multiple reports on that, however we have problems to reproduce this behavior)
And the third and the last point is that more and more people request their evaluation copies.
And meanwhile, we started to prepare the Beta release which will include some additional functionality.
What will be there, you ask? Expect some nice surprises!
I just finished today testing of all the payment stuff. The payment processor is going to be PayPal and the product price will be EURO 39. / $49.
All the payments are processed on PayPal site and at the end the payer receives software activation code generated by ProStockMaster site. I hope you guys will excuse me if I will not accept GBP and AUD at least at this phase. PayPal also accepts credit cards, so it should handle 99% of payment options this way.
I am also adding an affiliate program, so anyone who want to promote ProStockMaster will get 25% sales commission on any sale of the software to his/her referred buyer.
At the moment I need 2-3 more days to add “lock/unlock” functionality to the software, so a person who has downloaded ProStockMaster can pay, get his activation code and enter it in the app without a need to re-download the software. I think at the end of this week all this stuff will be ready.
I have been asked multiple times a question like:
> Is it secure to enter my site’ user name and password into your application?
It’s a good question. Since you login to an Internet stock photo site with your user name and password, ProStockMaster shall know these parameters in order to login and properly upload images to your account on selected site. This is the only way the application can securely access your personal account on that site and upload images there.
If you are familiar with any FTP client, like Smart FTP or cuteFTP, it is exactly the same process.
The client asks for your credentials and then uploads your files on your behalf to some FTP site. ProStockMaster follows this approach and uses your credentials for proper login into a stock site and upload your work to your personal account. There is no other use for your credentials.
ProStockMaster hides and encrypts your sensitive information storing it locally, thus providing reasonable (however, not an “unbreakable”) level of security for your personal data. This level of security is comparable with the level of security you would expect to get from a typical FTP client or from your favorite web browser.
We have fixed some annoying problems discovered in Alpha version user interface and have added a few minor features.
This is an entry point for the features discussion.
What would you like to see in the next version?
What is “must to have” and what is “nice to have”?
How we can provide you with the application that better serves your needs?
Let us know what is important to you!