Version 2 is a comprehensive overhaul of Memoir. Previously, Memoir was basically a stripped down version of Dossier. With version 2, it’s been totally separated from the Dossier code base and is now much more of what I envisioned originally (that is, a personal journal).
In terms of what has changed from version 1.1.1 – in a word, everything. The interface is cleaner and more logical, making it easier to use as well as “prettier”. The backend has been rewritten and is much faster. Basically everything in the program has been touched, and many components have been completely rewritten.
Also notice that the price has been chopped nearly in half. This is not a decision that I took lightly – I feel like the new version is more than worth the $14.99 I was asking for version 1.1.1. However, Memoir faces a raft of competitors – and I believe that the new $7.99 price point makes it an easier buy when comparing. It’s going to be money well spent.