The "plus" biz model has turned me off.
If literally almost everything you want to do prompts you for money when you're just trying to create a basic landscape, then what is the point?
It would be better if you could open almost all features, except maybe save/print so someone could tell how useful it is. Go with a "time using the program". If someone has spent 2 days really using a program, then tell them it's time to pay up.
I am sorry you are dissatisfied with the product.
I know that the choice of plants for arid conditions is limited at the moment, we are working on extending this database. Actually we just added over 50 plants just last week. More will be added in the future.
I am surprised though that you did not find the oak. It is in our database. Which harness zone are you living in?
Dan McCaskill commented
I purchased the desktop version and expected much more from Better Homes and Gardens! I am completely disappointed with this product. There are few plants that are appropriate for my region, how can you not have oak trees?
I agree. I couldn't really evaluate anything on the trial. I purchased the desktop, and after an hour of frustration, wish I hadn't. Could it at least come with a few instructions?
Thank you for that suggestion.
As far as I understand you suggest that:
* all options should be available for free for a limited time
* after that time program should ask to pay for it (what then - should we disable the account completely or still leave some functions available for free?)
To track that time we would require user to set up an account before she starts designing (now it is not required). Would that be ok? Some users will give up when they will see the registration form...
What is your opinion?