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Since the Open Source Announcement yesterday, many people have submitted bugs, asked questions, and proposed features via GitHub issues. However, this is not always the most suitable medium for discussion. Now, Thanks to a suggestion by ctnordcl, I’ve created a public Slack Team that anyone can join. Join Insomnia on Slack So, head on over, introduce yourself, and join in on the discussion. See you there!

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Today, I’m happy to announce that the Insomnia desktop app is now open source software under the GPLv3 license! The source code is hosted on GitHub for your viewing pleasure.

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April was the most difficult month yet. I Launched Version 5.0 with some large new features, and the release went fairly smoothly. However, 5.0 introduced a major compatibility problem for subset of Linux and OSX versions. This unexpected headache piled on a lot of stressful work, leading to a dark spiral of burnout. I ended taking the second half of the month off (for the most part) to recover.

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TL;DR – This update brings contextual autocomplete, more authentication types, and better debugging! 👏

It’s been over a month since the last release but version 5.0 is finally here! So, find a chair, take a seat, and brace yourself for what’s about to come.

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As Insomnia slowly grows into a sustainable business it becomes more and more difficult to find things to put in these updates. I’m currently heads-down putting the finishing touches on a very major release so, instead of spending a day or two drafting and editing a recap, I’m choosing to keep this one short and focus on the release ahead. Don’t worry, though. Next month’s release will be jam-packed.

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February was an exciting month for Insomnia with monthly recurring revenue growing 192% and monthly active users growing 14%. Considering how little time (none) was put into marketing and promotion, that’s really exciting.

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Last Month’s Recap was fairly uneventful due to extremely low app usage during the holiday season. Thankfully, usage is back up this month and things are looking great! Insomnia crossed last month’s failed goal of $100 MRR and also surpassed 3,000 daily active users.

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Superb design has always been treated as a core feature of Insomnia. However, I recently noticed that no design-related work had been done on Insomnia in months. Because of this, I decided to spend a few days and implement a new design-related feature. Themes!

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December is a notoriously slow month because of the holidays. I also decided to take some time off to reflect on things and spend time with family, so this recap will be relatively short. (Still interesting, I promise!)

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Electron is a framework for building cross-platform desktop apps in Javascript, HTML, and CSS. The folks at GitHub somehow managed to cram the Node.js runtime into the Chromium web browser, letting developers combine the flexibility of HTML and CSS with the ever expanding ecosystem of over 380,000 Node modules.

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