So, I bought Calendarscope exactly 3 months ago. Today, it stopped working, saying by registration code was not valid, contact the company for a new one. Then, I realized that they sent me a new license code a couple of weeks ago, so I had to use that one for it to work. Yeah, if the license key goes bad, the program stops working completely, and if I didn't remember about the new code email, I would've not been able to use the program until I got a response back from the company.
The whole process is a little annoying for a simple calendar program. I mean really, it reeks of paranoia. I don't see why I have to enter a new license code every three months, that shouldn't be my problem, especially if I buy the program. I can see how mouser offers free license for his software that need to be periodically renewed (for free I might add) or you can buy a permanent one with any donation. That makes sense. You don't do that kind of behavior for purchased licenses.
And on top of it, I feel Calendarscope is a little overpriced. I don't have a problem with that since I was willing to pay it for the best program of its kind, but still, for that price, don't cause inconveniences for me.
Overall, a big thumbs down to their licensing scheme. Furthermore, the license only allows one year free upgrades (which probably means maybe 1 or 2 minor upgrades over the course of the year). Then, you have to pay FULL price, not even a discounted price, for subsequent upgrades. It's just a calendar program!
I can't wait until Pierre implements the calendar module in SQLNotes. It should work as well as Calendarscope hopefully, if he implements all the features. I'll gladly pay $100 for SQLNotes.