The license agreement
When you buy a TotalFinder license you receive a permission to use the software.
You may use your license in either of two ways:
You may install TotalFinder and use it in trial mode for 14 days. Then you have to buy it or uninstall it.
The trial version displays an info badge in the top-right part of every window:
After 14 days it starts showing the unregistered badge:
This allows you to evaluate TotalFinder's functionality and decide whether you want to buy it or not.
Buying a license
When you buy a license you may freely update to all TotalFinder versions within one major OS release. For example by buying TotalFinder today you will get free updates for all versions compatible with Mavericks (OS X 10.9). Please keep TotalFinder up-to-date to prevent compatibility issues with system updates.
A new major OS release (OS X 10.10?) will probably require substantial rewrites and intensive testing. I may charge existing users an upgrade fee for a new OS. I expect it to be 50% of the full price. But historically I was able to reuse most of my work in new OS releases. All updates have been free of charge so far.
TotalFinder and your privacy
TotalFinder does not communicate over the network. It works perfectly on a computer disconnected from the internet.
There are two cases in which TotalFinder optionally sends data over the network:
- Sparkle Updating System - when checking for and downloading a new version.
- Crash Reporting Dialog - when you explicitly click "Send Report..." button.
I have tested TotalFinder with my system and I did my best to make it bug-free and stable. However it still may contain bugs or issues.
Note: As far as I know no disasters have happened to anyone because of TotalFinder over last 5 years.