Since Insync3 was released, all information about the debacle has transpired in these forums, without any formal explanations from the Insync company as a whole. I believe that at this point customers deserve formal answers.
— Company mission: the company decided to make a switch to Insync3 while abandoning the earlier version. Maybe this sounded good on paper, but for users it has meant that Insync almost became a different company offering a suddenly inferior product. Insync3 brought more downgrades than upgrades, and brought tremendous software instability with it. Users who look at the website front page and never get to these forums wouldn’t know the complications currently going on.
— Product stability: My sense is that the “old” Insync was essentially two products: insync-headless with its excellent command line and scripting capabilities, and the insync gui which was up to par or above competitors. The decision that would have led to more stability for users (this is, after all, what users need as much as functionality) would have been to divide the product line into two programs: insync-headless (with continued development of an excellent CLI application) and insync-gui (with all the added features you all sought in version 3). Instead the headless version was abandoned before the new gui version was truly ready. Now customers have to try and make an abandoned CLI application work without sufficient assistance from the company, or risk stepping into the Alice in Wonderland that is Insync3. Brand new users are all stepping into Insync3 without awareness of the larger issues, and I doubt that this is in Insync’s long term interests.
— Transparency: At this point, I think what would be fairest to customers is for the company as a whole, formally and on their main website rather than the forums, to state what their vision is as of today. Shall version 3 alone be the path? Have any mistakes been made? Have the reasons for any mistakes been identified? Shall a headless version be revived? And etc.
Thanks very much. The company used to have a great product, and it would be good to know if there is a plan for one (or two) again.