I’m Michael, creator of fman.io, a file manager for Windows, Mac and Linux. It aims to revolutionise the file manager niche like Sublime Text has revolutionised text editors.
fman has been in development for 13 months. Sales started two months ago. When it launched, fman made the top 10 on Product Hunt and the front page of Hacker News. Revenue so far is $3,200.
If you’re interested in what it’s like to bootstrap a desktop app, you may like the following blog posts:
I post more day-to-day and unreflected thoughts as @m_herrmann on Twitter.
My current challenge is funnel leakage. Every day, people download fman. However, the number of daily active users stays roughly the same. The question is why. I’m here because I stumbled over @Andy’s post successfulsoftware.net/2009/04/23/the-truth-about-conversion-ratios-for-software/. I just spent 2 hours (from 6 to 8am) scouring your blog Andy. Thank you for sharing your experiences.
Take care everyone!