Can't reach Thinking Rock
After doing some research, I downloaded the free version of Thinking Rock. Naturally the process of getting started resulted in some questions, which is when I discovered:
- They've suspended new wiki members "because of spam"
- their "all users" contact us email doesn't work
- there seems to be no other way to get to them
Depending on the answers to these questions I might have been quite willing to upgrade to the paid version. But now I am wondering if I picked an alternative that's dying. I also notice that there's really not much activity on the wiki, and much of their website refers to dates that are at least a year old. I know they are still releasing; the one recent news item is that there's an Android version (that will only work with the paid desktop). But I have no way of getting my questions answered and figuring out whether I ought to spend money. I've moved back to paper capture for the moment.
Any thoughts, ideas, alternative suggestions? I'm on a W7 machine and would indeed like to sync with a Droid.
I don't have any experience syncing with a Droid, but syncing with iPhone worked great after upgrading to the paid version.
In the email address you got for all users, change "trtemp@..." to "thinkingrock@..."
thanks very much! I'll try to contact them and will post what happens.
Update: maybe it's too soon to give up, but no response and no acknowledgement from Thinking Rock. This does not, of course, make me think I should pay money to use the software.
Any other thoughts or ideas would be welcome.
I posted a link to this post on the TR members forum. Hopefully the developers will get with you soon.
Originally Posted by ChicagoJCB
Is there any love here for thinking rock?
Did the OP hear back? The TR forum is disappointingly quiet, but it is there (not sure if all GTD apps have a forum).
I've downloaded the software and on first impressions I like it. It costs $50 to run with unlimited projects etc, which is quite affordable (if it works well) compared to the apps that charge by the month (which I want to avoid).
Has anyone here tried it, and if so, stuck with it or ditched it for what reason?
I looked at Thinking Rock a long time ago. It was too structured for me. It may very well be that they have gone dormant. The space of applications that are nominally suitable for gtd is large, and most will not flourish. A lot of it is over-designed as well. In my opinion, anything priced over $30 per year is not a good value. I would stick to well-known software. Of course, that's platform-dependent.
Originally Posted by Triggaaar
Thanks for the reply. Some people are obviously happy to pay more than $30 a year for the right software, some of them are $60 - $120 a year. Thinking Rock isn't a subscription, so at $50 it's a lot cheaper. But I think they're really letting themselves down with customer communication. They're not dormant, they released the latest version of the software this month.
Originally Posted by mcogilvie
Although the consensus seems to be that there's no perfect GTD software, I'm just searching for something that'll do. If I was a mac user, I'd probably give Omnifocus a go. Without that, Thinking Rock looks decent, but then I am a beginner so I'm probably missing its faults.
Thinking Rock looks like a relational database, which is ok but clumsy and slow. It took me a long time to get Omnifocus set up to be as fast and flexible as I wanted. For people who want something to try, it's hard to beat Toodledo, which is very flexible and costs from free to cheap. I'd start with contexts, due dates and a star and see what works best for you. If and when it's time to move on, no regrets.
Originally Posted by Triggaaar
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