Log Parser Lizard v1.0 was released as a freeware software product but
in time it had more and more users and required more development and
support efforts and costs. So we had an idea to collect donations so
the satisfied users could support the product by donating as much
money as they feel that it deserves. But the time and costs of
maintaining the product increased in time so donations were not enough
(since many users did not bother donating) so we had to introduce the
licensing by disabling some features in order to try to increase our
revenue and invest to keep the project live, with updates, patches and
There are several features disabled in the free
version of the product:
- Analyze results using Pivot Grid
- Printing and saving results data to Excel, PDF, Rtf, Html, Mht, Txt, TSV, CSV, etc...
- Saving chart images.
- Store queries in centralized SQL Server database
Please look at "Version history and feature list of Log Parser Lizard" for complete list of features.
Although we are aware that they are easy to bypass with simple copy-paste, we introduced them just to remind the users that they can buy the license for the product. Believe me, it will mean a lot to us if every satisfied user buy the license (or somehow contribute, for instance mentioning on the forum/blog) so we could continue with development and improvement of Log Parser Lizard and also develop other products too.
Anyway, till now we gave a numerous licenses for free for a lot of interested users especially for those who used LPL for personal, noncommercial or nonprofit purposes (in fact for everyone who asked one, even those that used the product for commercial purposes). So if anyone feels like he already paid enough for LPL features or can’t afford the license but still want to use licensed version 3.x, feel free to drop us an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will consider to send back the new license code for him/her. We believe this is fair enough :) In this moment I would like to thank all of you who registered the Log Parser Lizard and helped me to build the product and the Lizard Labs site and keep running it till today.