I have the Anycubic Photon and would love to try using this software. However, the "Always on" internet requirement is a serious issue for me and lots of others that are posting in the Photon community. Personally I will not use this software unless all of the data reporting functions are removed. There are too many companies collecting and selling data of their users, and I refuse to contribute to another one. These requirements could be circumvented by running the software in an isolated virtual machine, but that is too much time and effort to spend just for trying out new software. Please remove the always online requirement and any data reporting, as this is a deal breaker for me (and from the sounds of it, many others)
Side note: Will these data reporting functions only be in the "Free" version of the software, or in the Professional one too? I can't speak for the others, but I would be willing to pay a reasonable price for the software, if only it did not have this. It should go without saying, but if these functions are included in the Pro version I would never pay for it.
Data privacy is super important to me. I need good software for product development that runs off line. I buy the software I can afford and give many Open Source projects from time to time. I guess I can use this software in a virtual box for general education using throw away projects. Please consider offering a untethered version.
Hello, the forced login has been canceled since version 1.2. Currently, it can be used normally when the network is disconnected, and no login is required. If you feel that the information is private, you can choose Anonymous from the menu.
The latest version, 1.7.0 upon opening in macOS requested permissions to my Contacts, Reminders, Full Disk Access, Desktop and Downloads. While this might be innocuous, it sure raises some red flags as I cannot see a reason any slicing software should need access to any of these for anonymous application use and statistics reporting.
Leave it on as you wish for the FREE version. Maybe have the option to turn off for the paid version. I'd easily pay for your software as it's one of the better ones out there for the casual resin user. Guys, remember, it's "free". Nothing good is free. We aren't forced to use the software. YOU have a choice.