Let me say first of all that I have nothing but respect for you, especially after hearing your podcast interview on 5x5/70 Decibels.
I’m also not trying to be a jerk about this.
DTPO is, literally, the only non-sandboxed, non-Apple app I use. When I go to my AppleScript Editor and browse dictionaries, I see many apps that have scripting capability, but were purchased FROM the App Store, including DevonAgent Pro.
Nisus Writer Pro
How does scripting prevent DTPO from being in the Mac App Store if all these others have done it?
Okay, maybe you aren’t all going skiing with Craig Federighi this winter, but I doubt any app with thousands, if not tens of thousands, of loyal users goes unnoticed.
I see great benefit in running only sandboxed apps. Even the best developers make mistakes or have a bad day. I still don’t understand why DTPO requires such absolute control over the entire machine.
It’s your customers who should be the focus of attention, not your “right” to information access as developers. I have apps that use my scanners, do scripting and are scriptable, allow me to save to any folder I select, and they’re still sandboxed, purchased from the App Store.
There’s still no explanation so far on what DTPO does that’s so different from every other sandboxed app.
I’ll leave it at that. I don’t want to make an enemy of you. I’m just pointing out that things may have changed since DT first evaluated the App Store.