GitHub shuts down browser-based visual design tool Easel eight months after acquiring it, promises refunds

GitHub shuts down browser-based visual design tool Easel eight months after acquiring it, promises refunds ...

In a short blog post, Easel has announced it is shutting down. New signups have been halted, and the service will no longer be available on October 31, 2014.

GitHub bought Easel in January 2014, its second acquisition after Ordered List back in 2011. The Y Combinator graduate offered a browser-based visual tool for designing and prototyping.

At the time, Easel was expected to continue working, though there were no details regarding potential integration with GitHub. The company explained that paying customers would be able to keep using the service, while also enjoying customer and service support.

Now, Easel says it will be refunding all paying customers for the previous month of service, and will naturally no longer charge users going forward. In fact, processing for refunds has already started, but the company warns they may “take several days to appear on your statement.”

That being said, Easel does expect to have all refunds done by next week. It is thus asking its users to get in touch if they haven’t received their money back by then.

As for your data, Easel has made its project export feature available to all users; your work will be available for download as an HTML/CSS version until the end of next month.

Thumbnail image credit: Tatiana Mihaliova/Shutterstock

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