FontExplorer X Pro 4.0 is available, or so I was told. I do use FontExplorer to manage my font library, so of course I’m going to upgrade. Apparently, however, they don’t actually want me to upgrade, as the only options are to ignore the new version or to have them remind me later. Where’s the “Give us your money right now!” button?
When I scrolled all the way to the end of the announcement in the dialog, i did find a link to their website where I could download the new version. The resultant webpage had a beautiful, large photo that took up half the height of the browser window, per the current fashion. Below that was a big, honkin’, green button labeled ”Download Free Trial”, so I clicked it. This displayed a popup with which to collect my name and email address so that they will be able to hound me later about paying for it, but most of the form displayed below the fold. I had to scroll to see what should have been shown to me when I clicked the button.
Eventually, after installing the new version of the application and launching it, I was able to click a link that took me back to the website to pay for a license. I filled out all of the information, and I double-checked my credit card information. When I pressed the submit button, I was told that my order was declined.
Of course, they gave no indication as to why, so I have no idea what I need to do for them to accept it. I guess they didn’t really want me to upgrade after all.