It’s Monday morning and the first news of the day that I read is that Q Branch is shutting down and so is their app — Vesper. I have been using Vesper for a few specific tasks since it debuted back during the iOS 6 days. I still remember it was one of the first apps to look pretty damned good after Apple changed their design language in iOS 7. It was also one of the first apps to be ready for the 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhone screens.
I guess this was inevitable, but I was still hoping deep down inside that the Mac app would actually make it to market. Sadly, this is not to be. Today’s update to version 2.0071 introduces an export feature to back up your existing data. I couldn’t get it to save to my Dropbox for some reason, but iCloud Drive worked fine.
Vesper will be free for the next few weeks on the App Store — it will be removed on September 15. The sync server is shutting down on August 30 (20:00 PT / 05:00 CET).
Brent Simmons also has some details on the shutdown.
- 007, get it? ↩