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Giving Away the First 100 User Licenses

UPDATE: Thank you everyone for participating. I've given away 105 licenses. Read more.

So I'm getting ready to sell Regex Hero. It will be priced at $15 per user license. But before I do, I'm giving away the first 100 copies for free. I figure the easiest way to handle this is to give away copies to the first 100 users who create an account on the site. If you haven't already done so, you can create an account now to ensure you get your free copy. As a registered user you'll also gain the ability to save & open your own regular expressions in the Regex Hero database. As I'm writing this, there are 12 users already signed up.

Most of the applications I've created over the years I've simply given away for free. So it is a new and unfamiliar experience to sell Regex Hero. It is so different that I wasn't comfortable to completely deny people the ability to use it for free. So in fact even after it goes on sale Regex Hero will have a nag box for non-paying users that will appear every 5 minutes. You can dismiss this dialog box as many times as you'd like and continue using the tool. This way if you're someone who doesn't use Regex Hero often enough to justify the $15 expense, then you don't have to buy it.

Of course, I'm also providing free upgrades for life. In other words, if you do buy it you won't have to pay again a year later to upgrade to "version 2.0". This is perhaps a bit extreme, but as a guy who hates paying for frequent software upgrades I thought this would be a welcomed change.


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