As the song says,
"All Things Must Pass"
The time has come when we must say farewell to our Astrologers/Friends around the world.
As of September 1, 2019 Time Cycles will close our doors.
Please read this entire text for information that will affect your Time Cycles Astrology software and give you valuable resources to help you continue your Astrology adventure in the months and years to come.
This has been one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make in my lifetime. But after careful review of economic realities, and where Apple seems to be going with users and small developers like ourselves, it has become impossible to continue to serve you properly.
34 years ago I made the choice to focus our work and software development exclusively for Mac Astrologers. I knew then that it was a small segment of the software world, meaning that none of us would get rich, but being a Mac person myself I knew that you were the group I wanted my company to serve.
Recent Apple decisions, such as totally abandoning support for 32 bit software (your computer supports both 32 and 64 bit software equally well now) is just one of the latest changes from Apple that benefits them more than the average Mac owner. Many of you have told us this in your calls and emails. Ultimately the cost of rewriting all of our programs to 64 bit is prohibitive. Thus the inescapable decision to close up shop.
What this means to you
Your Time Cycles' software will continue to run fast, efficiently and dependably in all versions from 10.6 through to and including all versions of 10.14 Mojave. It will not run in Catalina, which Apple will be pushing at you later this year. But, when you have to move to Catalina and beyond, we have negotiated an excellent path for you.
Here is what we have done and will do to help you with this change.
We have carefully examined all of the software companies that currently produce a Mac astrology programs. Our ultimate choice for our customers in this transition was clear – the company is Esoteric Technologies. These are the people who created the most popular and best astrology for Windows, Solar Fire. Their new Astro Gold program for the Mac is another excellent example of their expertise, and dedication to quality astrology software. Your patronage and support will help make their program THE Mac Astrology Program for astrologers who demand top quality software.
Esoteric Technologies and their Astro Gold software are clearly and enthusiastically recommended as the only choice for all TCR customers.
We have completed an agreement with Esoteric Technologies that gives TCR Astrologers a transition pathway and specially discounted pricing that will allow you to upgrade from your Time Cycles Software to a fully compatible 64 bit Catalina OS program, when and if that becomes necessary for you. Read more about this in the email message from Stephanie Johnson of Esoteric Technologies.
A very important facts you need to know
When you move to the Astro Gold program all of your saved io chart files will be converted into their format automatically. Nothing will be lost.
Esoteric Technologies are the only people we authorized to access and import your saved Io Software Chart Files. We have provided them with the necessary details, and assisted them to make certain that this works flawlessly for you.
Important to understand
This is NOT an upgrade of your TCR programs, it is an opportunity to, for a few dollars, step into the Mac program that we believe will be the future for Mac Astrologers.
Your small investment in this new 64 bit Catalina compatible program will put you in a position to help guide its development with your support, feedback and input to Esoteric. You will help them prioritize their programming efforts and add the features and functions Mac Astrologers want and need in their astrology software. In the interim, as noted above, your TCR software will continue to function perfectly as long as you don't accept the Catalina update to your computer.
Begin learning this new program and help to guide the development of what will certainly become the Mac Astrology program of the coming years. Esoteric is providing you with a significant Discount for Astro Gold as detailed on their greeting page below.
Support for your Time Cycles software will continue during this transition.
We are not just abandoning you. For the next several months we will continue to provide support for your Time Cycles Research software. If you have a question or a problem just email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I wish to sincerely thank each of you for your support and friendship over the years.
Many of you have been with us for decades. Your loyalty to our software has confirmed that I made the right choice when I began this company.
It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you.
Please click here to read the welcome text from Esoteric Technologies. It contains links that will help you learn more about Astro Gold for the mac.
There are links to your special pricing as well.
Founder and President
Time Cycles Research