As of today Finch is finally approaching the product we’ve
wanted it to be since launching a rough and ready beta eighteen months ago, and I’m
delighted to tell you why.
The differences between our paid plans have long been
the cause of confusion and frustration for users who want more than the free plan offers
but aren’t sure which plan suits their needs. Over time we’ve rallied against
this complexity by progressively simplifying the benefits of each plan and better explaining
their differences, but the confusion was always still there.
There is now only one paid option: Premium. It costs the same
as our previous entry-level plan (‘Green’) but has all the
functionality, including unlimited usage, of our highest (‘Gold’).
A year and a half of real-world usage by thousands of users has taught us that a low-cost, fully-featured
Premium plan is something we can support, and we’re delighted to do so.
If you’re currently on any paid plan you won’t be automatically migrated to
a Premium account so we strongly encourage you to switch today!
Today we’re launching a fast and simple desktop application available
on Windows, Linux and OS X:
We’ve been testing the app for months and love it—with any luck you will too! It
embodies the simplicity we’ve been striving for since launch and we’re thrilled to open up what Finch
can do to a far wider audience than ever before. We’ll never abandon our command-line roots and the Node.js app
will continue to be supported for those who wish to use it. You can download and use the new app
A lick of paint
In keeping with our newly simplified pricing and app we’ve refreshed the design of
the website, tidied up a few loose ends and added support for some frequently requested features
like an annual payment option, an open-source SDK
and PDF copies of invoices, available within your Billing section for logged-in Premium users.
We’re not done yet…
The near future involves concentrating on improving and extending our
core forwarding service; something which hasn’t fundamentally changed a great deal since launch.
We’re hard at work on better sharing stats, embedded client (or colleague) feedback facilities, scheduled
sharing, browser synchronisation and much, much more. Now the Finch app is roughly where we want it to be it’s time
to start nailing the features which will make the sharing service itself the best it possibly can.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions then please don’t hesitate to get in touch; you can
email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.