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MacPOSX provides the ability to use your Mac at the point-of-sale in your business. It doesn't matter where that point-of-sale may be. It could be your PowerBook at a trade show, a PowerMac in the office or an iMac at home. Or you can use MacPOSX to replace your traditional cash register and move up to a whole new level in retail point-of-sale automation for your business. There are three versions available, Standard, Pro, and MultiUser.

We have two versions of the trial available for download. One is setup to use with a TouchScreen style interface. The other is better suited for mail order and wholesale businesses with a more...

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I bought this program for a BMX shop in NYC. We were on a budget and we wanted to use our macs as a POS. BAD IDEA! The software is full of bugs and what makes the program even worse is the rude classless man Steve Crossman who thinks he is the demi xcode god of Pittsburg. The guy is a scammer everytime your machine is broken down, fresh install, etc. the activation does not work! You make the call thinking you will get service and then the guy goes nuts. Talks down to you and makes you feel like crap for buying the software. BUYER BEWARE we opened a case against this guy out of principle with the EIRE COUNTY CONSUMERS AFFAIRS AGENCY....IF ANYONE ELSE WAS A VICTIM OF THIS GUY PLEASE CONTACT POSTBIKES@YAHOO.COM.

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Version 1.54
MacPOS (developer)

I am the rude person this gentleman is referring too. It was because of the kind of treatment from him in the email shown below that I don't respond very well too. While I helped him, I am sure I didn't sound too pleasant.

See his email below. Expletives have been changed to protect the innocent.

This guy didn't even work for POST BIKES according to the owner. But he told me owned and was going to sue me and turn me into the police. I guess he didn't like the fact that I protect the software from piracy.

The owner was a very nice gentleman and he always got my help when he needed it. Once when their hard drive was bad and another time when the computer was stolen. He had told me he didn't like LOU and he never worked for them and was trying to sell them another system.

The gentleman LOU kept changing the company name and address in the company registration which invalidated the activation code. He continued to do it 5 more times. It's a shame I want to protect my work.

Being in business for 24 yrs writing Mac software, there have been many wonderful customers that are still using MacPOS, some for more than 20 years.

So after being personally attacked I felt the need to after all these years and the many many bad reviews below to respond.

The original poster BEEBLEBROX is still using MacPOS.

On Sep 6, 2008, at 12:27 AM, Lou wrote:

If it weren't for the fact that people at my shop
were frazzled by a recent sudden death and the fact that
I have more class than you and since you've been
counting the times I activated your fxxing program
just maybe you would also know that I never called you for
any other problems just the fact you have an idiotic way of protecting
this software. The power of the net and your reputation
Is on the line idiot we don't run some bullshit operation here. Or maybe
I should tell everyone of your neighbors and colleagues
How much of a classless assxxole you are..maybe it's cultural
on your part which I feel sorry for idiots like your self.
By the way if you think your gonna cut off support to my store than
Expect me to take this to your attorney generals office and the one thing
I have my friend is money and a great attorney
I took a chance with you and your software and I will never
allow anyone to disrespect me like you have mange to do.



I can't help but laugh at the ending, "like you have mange to do". I should certainly hope the developer doesn't have mange, and if he does, my best wishes to him for a speedy recovery.

Spicolli Member IconReview+0

I totally agree with what Beeblebrox said plus-
Wish I had bought something else -as a small start up business I purchased macposx because it was the least expensive. Big mistake. This software is the least intuitive piece of software I have ever had the misfortune to try and figure out.
While it does work and do pretty much everything you would need pos software to do, getting it configured is a nightmare. Customizing the reports to show the info that you need is an exercise in utter frustration. And while tech support is available-the guy is just outright rude, talks down to you in a manner and tone of "how dare you not understand and be able to use my software".
Buy a different package -buy once cry once, buy this P.O.S. and prepare to spend hours getting it configured.

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Version 1.54
kategirl Member IconComment+0

please backup your claims with reasons

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Version 1.38.1
Septimus Member IconComment+86

This program has the UGLIEST interface I've ever seen. Even it it was the best app in its class I still wouldn't use it, even if I get paid to use it.

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Version 1.30(1300)
Beeblebrox Member IconReview+0

I can't say my experience with MacPOSX has been satisfactory. I wish that were not the case because I generally like supporting small developers.

The software itself is functional enough. Screens are customizable, if a bit dated looking. It will do the job but it is somewhat buggy in key areas and abstruse in others (I won't go into those frustrations given that only top-notch applications avoid kludges and unfortunately, this app is not in that category). The Filemaker layout functionality is difficult to use and so you will need to rely on the developer for help in this area (which he will give at first).

Reporting from the app initially seems extensive but in reality, is not that user-friendly, nor are reports easily customizable. One can view lists of items but these are read-only views and not editable. One must return to a single record mode to edit rather than in a spreadsheet form which would be much faster and more intuitive, especially if you have lots of items in your database. The developer recommends printing out the list view for reference when editing but it would be easier if the app used the standard OS X convention of double-clicking on an item in a list and having an edit dialog pop up at that point.

Because there are dozens of individual databases and config files, don't expect to troubleshoot the app on your own if you run into problems. It is labyrinthian. This is one program that requires hefty support from the developer to keep it functional. There is no "phone home" feature built into the app for you to send the developer information about an error so one must dig through hidden files and logs to send back information that will help him resolve the problem. Of course, if the POS station is in use, this is a nearly impossible task and must be done after hours.

Unfortunately, customer service for the app is a mixed bag at best. The developer, while knowledgeable and responsive, is surly, terse, and prefers to avoid writing complete sentences. He makes no attempt to hide his contempt for users who don't appreciate or completely understand his software. He will make an attempt at being thorough, even providing screen shots of how to do things but he is loathe to take responsibility for his software's shortcomings nor will he explain how to get around these shortcomings without you having to weed through dozens of brusque, contradictory, or "oh yeah? so's your old man" style emails. Programming is this developer's specialty, not customer service.

While purchase of MacPOSX ostensibly includes email support, the developer may tell you that he won't give you that support and to simply rely his marginally organized and somewhat incomplete online support docs. This can be problematic if your issue is not addressed in those docs. There is no reference section in the support pages, only a tutorial (which is not accessible from any menu on the home or support page but can be found here if you want to peruse it) so looking up specific issues by index is not, from what I can tell, possible.

Ultimately, if you don't mind working with a developer who is highly defensive and easily angered, then this software will do the job for you. If you have higher expectations of a Mac developer, look elsewhere.

I give the application MacPOSX itself a grudging thumbs up as it does the job. The support for the app makes the thumb go the other direction however. Too bad too, it has potential.

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Date 15 May 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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