|Cristiano Monteiro wrote:|
|I've been using The Bat for years but, for the first time, I'm contemplating NOT TO RENEW my license, since some of the features I mentioned above are critical for my professional life. |
I've been using TheBat! since (IIRC) 1998 (?), well, since ever, on Windows, and I followed every upgrade until version 6. But I stopped renewing my license in 2015 with 6.6.8. Why? Because I did not notice ANY useful new functionalities in TheBat! at all. I think I could have stayed with version 4 (2008) until now, and my workflow would not be any different. Ok, the new versions became more stable, at least this 'feature' was great! So I do not regret to have stayed until v6. (But v6 _is_ stable, so at least this issue has been resolved.)
And I am not the only one who acted so in the past. A client worked until last year with version 2...
Just curious: Did I miss any important function in version 7 or 8? I read the 'new feature' list, and I think, the only new functionality that could me impress a little bit was the synchronization of contacts. (Don't need this.) Was there something other important stuff? (I am not an Exchange User.)
BTW What I was missing in TheBat in every version I know is a much better scheduler. The interface is horrible. (But ok, it's working at least.) I'd like to reschedule messages for resubmission in an easier way.
But anyway, I like TheBat!, and I got used to it. I need the CommonVirtualFolder feature, and the easy coloring of messages. Could be, that those functions exist in Thunderbird or Outlook, too, but I have no need to change. Ok, I am not using IMAP very much (just on my notebooks), and therefore I am one of the last POP users on this planet. So, I don't care if TheBat! has difficulties in IMAP syncing or not.
Edit: I just remember that I missed a really important feature in EVERY version of TheBat! ever since: If I use the function 'Find lost folders' ( Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L) there is no result list WHICH folders have been found (if any). This would be very useful for me because I have deep folder structures in my email accounts.
BTW Why does TheBat 'loose' folders anyway? I never understood this issue since today. At least, the program should search for lost folders in the background and should inform me that there is some issue that should be resolved. THIS would be the right, the proactive way to deal with this issue.