I have decided that I am going to discontinue Workshelf and remove it from sale. I just updated it one more time to remove the in-app purchases and to enable the full version for free.
If you currently have an active subscription, you do not have to cancel. I have disabled the subscription, so you will not be charged again.
I build Workshelf to respond to a potential market, not because it was something that I really wanted. I stopped development of an app that I was passionate about in order to get Workshelf ready for the release of iOS 11.
I spent a good portion of this summer working on a big 2.0 update to Workshelf that would include more extension points, a better UI, iCloud sync, and iPhone support. However as I worked on it, all I could think about was the other app that I actually wanted to build. I found myself dreading working on it. Since this was a side project and since it had not been too successful, I figured it was time to cut my losses and move on to a project I enjoy more.
If you still want to use a shelf app, I recommend Yoink. I have been using it since I decided to not make Workshelf anymore and I like it quite a bit.
I am back to working on my other project and am loving it. I will have more info about it when I am closer to actually shipping (not even close now).
Over the next 12 months we will work with our U.S. suppliers to implement this new paid parental leave policy. It will require that suppliers offer their employees a minimum of 12 weeks paid parental leave, up to $1,000 per week. This change applies to all parents employed by our suppliers who take time off for the birth or adoption of a child. The new policy applies to suppliers with more than 50 employees and covers supplier employees who perform substantial work for Microsoft. This minimum threshold applies to all of our suppliers across the U.S. and is not intended to supplant a state law that is more generous. Many of our suppliers already offer strong benefits packages to their employees, and suppliers are of course welcome to offer more expansive leave benefits to their employees.
This is a great idea by Microsoft. I hope other big tech companies copy Microsoft on this. Apple similarly requires their suppliers to meet certain environmental thresholds, but I would love to see them adopt a policy like this too.