Since posting this question, I have been quietly watching all of this unfold, not getting involved in any debacles within this topic. However, after referring back to an conversation I had with one of Gravit’s official owners, I feel that enough has been said about this topic. What I will say is that I am very disappointed in what Gravit has become so far. It honestly feels more like this was a case of one step forward, two steps back. However, at this point nothing can change as in my opinion, Corel has no intention of giving up Gravit/CorelDraw online app at all.
As for the future of this software, I can only see it going down the same path that Freehand did when Adobe bought them out. If you don’t know what I mean by that, look up Adobe FreeHand.
I most likely will be removing Gravit from my devices and eventually deleting my Gravit account on here and for the app. Mainly because I had originally anticipated making a move to Gravit from Adobe Illustrator eventually. Something which I am pretty sure is not going to happen anymore.
Since nothing can be done now to change this reality, I want to end this with an an excerpt from an email conversation I had with one of Gravit’s employees back in 2017. Perhaps this will give everyone who works at Gravit something think about. To respect the privacy of the person who I communicated with, they shall forever remain nameless.
Excerpt from conversation back in 2017:
something is pretty sure from my point of view, the “Regular” version (let’s call it like this for now) will always be actively developed, it will take features requests, bugs will be fixed. The “Pro” version is just some kind of add-on for companies, that have to pay money for our product. The ultimate goal is to keep the entirety of Gravit Designer free for personal use, even including the Pro features. Because it would be plain stupid to always say “Gravit will be free forever” and then suddenly say “Well, these parts are not free anymore”.