It’s Channing here. First I’d like to thank you all for being supportive since the very beginning, especially after I disappeared for the last few years. Recently there are some concerns about Listary, like if it has been sold or abandoned, and I’d like to address them with an open attitude.
The current status
Listary is still maintained by me, and I have no plan to sell it at all (I’ve turned down many proposals).
We now have a clear and big plan for Listary and are putting more time and energy into it. I’m developing it actively during my part-time.
@xinyi joined the team last month. She is now the full-time product manager of Listary. She is breaking down our roadmap into product features, which you should see shortly. If you have any questions or suggestions, just post here or drop us an email, she’ll try her best to provide a solution
We’re also hiring part-time developers for this big goal.
We’ll continue focusing on providing the best search experience.
A solid foundation
Our priority is to build a solid foundation for Listary 6 and future versions, like improving stability and reducing memory usage for disk search, adding some key lacking features of v5 back, fixing known issues, etc.
We’d like to make Listary more open and flexible. Including:
- An open mechanism to integrate 3rd party file managers and applications, so users (or even official developers) can bring the power of their favorite apps and Listary together.
- A hub to share commands, actions, themes, etc.
- An extension system to index more kinds of things (like emails, notes, or even file contents) instead of only file names.
We know you like Ctrl+G so we’ll provide more features similar to it. In many situations, you don’t even need to type the search query, Listary will guess what you need (based on for example what you’re doing at the moment and your habits) to provide you smart suggestions.
If you have any suggestions about Listary 6, feel free to post them here.
We’re also looking for a more sustainable business model for Listary and would like to hear your thoughts. No worries, we’ll not migrate you to a subscription model