Q1. What is the date on which free v4 accounts will cease to operate?
Q2. After a free v4 account ceases to operate, what are the options (if any) to reinstate it?
Q3. If a free v4 account is upgraded to a paid account, how long will the account continue to work?
I believe the implication of the banner in the v4 web app is that all v4 support, paid or unpaid, will end by November 2022, but it is not completely clear that is the case.
Incidentally, I have been using the v4 product for a few years. It’s never exhibited a single problem I’ve noticed, and has been a fast, reliable workhorse even on modest hardware and older browsers. It was very nice not having to install v4 on my overburdened business machines for it to achieve an acceptable level of performance.
The UI is straightforward, well-designed and simple to use. More importantly, it’s even simpler for my clients.
(But it still took several repetitions of emails with careful instructions and screen-shots for them to understand the client portal.)
The thing is: I don’t need a different, slower, more complex version of the wheel, or a freelancer’s cloud invoicing application.
Because I’m not in business to play with or learn about computer software, other than the software I write for my clients.
I’d be willing to pay to remain on v4 indefinitely. I doubt that’s an option, but v4 has been a great tool and I regret that I’ll probably have to find and learn a whole new solution to my invoicing needs based on what I’ve heard about v5.