Just a quick public service announcement here, especially for users running Dorico Pro 3 but who did not update to Dorico Pro 3.5.
Dorico Pro 4 is going to be released early this year, and when it arrives, there will be two different prices for users of previous versions of Dorico to update to the new version. Users who have the most recent version, Dorico Pro 3.5, will pay one (lower) price, and users of all previous versions – Dorico Pro 3.0, 2.0, and Dorico 1.0 – will pay another (higher) price.
If you are currently running Dorico Pro 3.0, then you should seriously consider buying the Dorico Pro 3.5 update now. If you buy and activate your Dorico Pro 3.5 update now, you will receive a free update to Dorico Pro 4 when it is released, and the cost of the Dorico Pro 3.0 to Dorico Pro 3.5 update is a lot lower than the cost of the Dorico Pro 3.0 (or earlier) to Dorico Pro 4.0 update.
If you are currently running Dorico Pro 2 or Dorico 1.x, then there is less of a price differential to worry about: the cost of the update from Dorico Pro 2 or Dorico 1.x to Dorico Pro 3.5 and the cost of the forthcoming update from Dorico Pro 3.0, 2.0 or Dorico 1.x to Dorico Pro 4 are pretty similar.
If you are a Dorico Elements user, running either Elements 3.0 or 2.0, there’s no particular reason to update to Dorico Elements 3.5 now, though if you choose to do so, you will also receive a free update to Dorico Elements 4.0 when it is released.
Dorico Pro 4 is a large update, even if you are coming from Dorico Pro 3.5: in terms of the sheer number of changes and improvements over the previous version, it is the largest single release we have ever produced. I am confident that whatever price you pay for Dorico Pro 4, you will get good value for money.
However, the price differential for Dorico Pro 3.0 users between updating to Dorico Pro 3.5 now and updating to Dorico Pro 4.0 later is sufficiently large that I wanted to at least mention it here so that any Dorico Pro 3.0 users who are planning to buy Dorico Pro 4.0 can save some money by updating to 3.5 now.