Posting here as I see some KM folks pretty deeply invested in PF and this is the best forum for getting a well informed respectful slice of views.
Considering getting onboard with PF for a few features it seems to offer, HOWEVER, after reading the PF forum it seems there's a number of unresolved issues with some "basic" functions that has some longtime users riled and one even wondering about the longterm commitment of the authors.
Without malice or any intent to diminish in anyway (I am looking to buy, support, and use the software) I'm asking for any feedback from this KM crew on their experience with PF and their take on the support given users at PF, longterm outlook of the product, and overall take on the quality of the app, plus anything else anyone would like to share.
I'd be onboarding with MacOS 10.14.2 and PF 8.3.8.
I've posted (this morning but the post hasn't yet cleared moderation) on the PF forum asking "Can I bring current Finder setup over or do I have to recreate from scratch? If so how? Specifically, my sidebar Favorites, Smart Folders, and Tags?"
After reading a good number of PF Forum posts (mostly about PF 8.3.7 not 8.3.8) I take it that the answer is there is no Finder sync and that that will all need to be redone from scratch.
A question not yet posted is do the PF tags "connect" or sync with the Finder tags? Ex. If I create a PF tag called TOL will it see the Finder tag and show the Finder items tagged TOL in PF or will I have to retag every item and if so are there shortcuts for doing so?
Why ask this here rather than just do it and see you may wonder. Part of having this discussion is for me to see if I'm going to jump in and take the initial setup time needed to give this a fair trial or not.
There seems to be no versioning documentation that allows for seeing what has been fixed nor is there any listing of current known issues so a number of folks are rediscovering the same issues. This says (to me) there is a low regard/respect for people's time or maybe this is a lower quality team managing this software or maybe they're up to their limits working on their current tasks or any number of other possibilities. It at least leaves ME somewhat wary.
There seems to be some Default Folder integration which is good as I'm a big fan. Others using DF and PF? How's it working? I also see some KM macros here so that'll help as well.
There seems to be a current issue with the Apple Mail functioning not working. Someone pointed this out suggesting that the menu option for that be greyed until it works rather than taking the time for everyone to discover it newly and Jordon, the only moderator I've seen, said that's a good idea and will pass it on. An interchange that strengthens my concerns for this software.
I could continue with plusses and minuses and I think this is enough to launch a conversation if this community is willing. Thanks!