Glad to see you you’re getting close to an official release. The UX behaviours we’ve discussed in the past seem to have been nailed in the main and the presentation layer has come together nicely.
The documentation is very solid although I would suggest a learning path to be highlighted in to intro section of the ‘User’s Guide’ that’s loosely structured as follows
- Get the most out of the FT editor (and it’s markdown features)
- Learn about the task management features (the stuff you refer to as productivity)
- Explore the ‘Node Path’ functionality
- Explore the SDK and how to personalise FT through scripts, plugins & themes
4.a The SDK dumps you in at the deep end and I’d suggest it should also contain an intro section that first directs users to the tutorial section and the user.less tutorial in particular as this is the simplest way to get into personalising the FT experience.
I can also confirm that the non sandboxed version does not work on Lion. I removed all traces of 1.22 first to test this latest 2.0 beta on 10.7.5 too (just in case there were any clashes in the background), but the editor window still contains no text.
Really hope you can nail the 10.7 issue as I think it;s important for an application like FT to offer backwards compatibility considering the central tenet of the application is ‘plain text productivity’ and outside of the sandboxed environment it provides no layers of functionality that require the latest OS X flavours.