Why is Private Eye free?

Isn't it true that, some of the best things in life are free? So, why shouldn't Private Eye be one of them? :-)

I originally wrote Private Eye as a simple tool to help myself explore the contents of the Protected Storage. I then decided to make it publically available to anyone that wanted to use it. The interest in Private Eye has far exceeded my original expectations, and I now have a number of requests for enhancements some of which have been incorporated into version 2.0. I would like to continue to develop Private Eye and continue to make a read-only version available for free.

Now my plans have changed a little. I would like to see Private Eye become a "best in class" product, and to reach enough users so that a reasonable amount of people would want to donate to help fund continued development Private Eye.

The free version of Private Eye works on a donation system. If you find it useful and it works for you then I would be very grateful for a donation, or "tip" if you prefer. You can think of Private Eye as donationware or tipware if there is such a thing!