Shareware has always seemed weird to me
Anyone actually buying Tree?
Because I just have to wonder: I am pretty sure I could clone it in a weekend.
It's very basic, only for Mac...
And yet the author asks for $40 for the full version. Tell you what, readers, pledge me $400 (american dollars, that is ;-) and I promise I can deliver:
An app of similar features
Multiplatform (Mac/Win/Linux at least)
In one week. While doing my job and taking care of my boy.
In fact, I don't expect it to take more than one full day of coding, and 400 bucks is more than my usual rate anyway.
If I don't release it, don't give me the money and keep the code anyway, which would be in a public repo for progress monitoring.