I'm Simon Haynes, programmer and author. Welcome to my website.

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Why don't I charge for my software?

I could charge for every one of my software projects and I'd probably make a decent income.

Instead I use a 'pay what you like' model, where I give my software away* and trust that people will tip me or maybe buy one of my books or ebooks or even become a patron

Many people can't make online payments, and that's fine too. Telling others about my software is also a nice way to say thanks.

Contributions motivate me to work even harder!

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* Some of my apps, such as yWriter for Windows, allow you to register your copy, and you're welcome to do that instead of donating. The free/donation model doesn't apply to FCharts Pro or my Android apps.