Thanks a lot for your sweet words.
We don’t have a solid date for when we will release the final Animation Paper 5.0. But we are getting close now. We hope to be feature complete in 3 months from now. Then we will have 2-3 months of beta period to find the remaining bugs – and then we can release the final. So in fall of 2022 you will be able to purchase it for the introduction price of $79 usd.
Colors will come immediately after in a free upgrade to 5.1.
An advanced brush system (preferably compatible with PhotoShop brushes) is at the top of our wish list for the next release after the above.
There will be many smaller features coming up soon (few weeks) in the next alpha release. Things like customisation of the Tool Bar and Speed Dials.