Dear Pencil Bible user. Thank you for using and supporting this Indie Product! It means the world to me. Who is me? I’m Erin Walker, founder & creator of Pencil Bible. Nice to meet you.
Please read this important message below:
I want nothing more than for Pencil Bible to work seamlessly fast, save notes perfectly, and the writing experience to be on par with the best note-taking apps on both iOS and Android.
This sounds simple enough (so I thought). It’s actually really hard (not impossible), and it’s taking so much longer than anticipated (you can read about those details in the newsletter).
To increase performance, make writing feel as smooth as butter, and use your finger to scroll + rest your palm on the screen, we acquired new technology that was released in May this year called SKIA for React Native (React Native is the coding language Pencil Bible is written in).
I hope this will be active by Christmas this year (wouldn’t that be a lovely Christmas Gift 🎄). Unfortunately, it comes at a cost (I’m not talking about money - even though that is a challenge). No, I’m talking about all the wonderful notes you made as a premium Pencil Bible user. The SKIA uses a format & CANVAS system that is not directly compatible with the old format. This means we can’t bring the old notes over to the new version of Pencil Bible. I’m terribly sorry for this. I know that many of you worked hard on making notes over the last couple of months.
If you want to keep any important notes - it is best to screenshot them and save them in photos. If you really wanted to - you could keep using the old version on TestFlight (but then you miss out on the new CANVAS experience and all future updates etc.).
It breaks my heart, and it’s understandable if you will feel angry & frustrated (I’m always going after excellence so this is really painful to share). I really understand - but this is the only way forward at this stage.
If there are any other questions please email email@example.com and we will do our best to help.
P.S. If you want to cancel your subscription for now just go to your profile page in the menu and select manage profile. Then just follow the instructions.