Will there be a "desktop only" version of ScreenSteps 3?
No. ScreenSteps 3 has been designed to only work with the online version of ScreenSteps. While ScreenSteps 2.9 Desktop Pro, Standard and Workgroup will continue to be supported, no further development will be done on them.
Why did we do this?
Maintaining a desktop only version of ScreenSteps along with one that integrated with our cloud service proved to be too difficult and really slowed down our ability to improve both products. ScreenSteps 3 focuses strongly on collaboration. For collaboration we needed the cloud backend.
What if I don't want to pay for a monthly subscription?
We know that we have many users of ScreenSteps that don't need what the online version offers and prefer a one-time purchase to a monthly or yearly subscription. Clarify 2 will be our new product that will address those needs.
Going forward ScreenSteps will be for teams that need to collaborate and will follow a subscription model. Clarify will be for individuals who prefer one-off purchases and who don't need the collaboration features of ScreenSteps.
If you currently use ScreenSteps Desktop Pro, Standard or Workgroup 2.9 your software will continue to work. But you won't be receiving future feature enhancements. If you would like to upgrade to the online version of ScreenSteps please contact us and we can discuss your upgrade options depending on your needs.
You can also wait for Clarify 2. We are currently working on this update but do not have a date when it will be ready. Clarify 2 won't have all of the features of ScreenSteps but will have many of the improvements in ScreenSteps 3 as well as additional export formats that aren't currently available in Clarify.
We don't have anything else to announce at this time about Clarify 2 features. But when a beta is ready we will let our customers know.
When Clarify 2 is released there will be an upgrade path for current ScreenSteps Desktop Pro and Standard 2.9 users.