A very neat trick for me was to open the package contents and drag the actual QuickCopyPreferences app itself to the Dock so as to be able to use (drag/drop item to be moved) it without opening a Finder window.
It's in the Resources folder (Package Contents).
It's a demo movie of QuickCopy.
It's packaging is fine. This is a japanese developer who then translates the documentation.
Secondly, this app is pretty straight forward. If you can't figure out how to use it from the preference menu then I don't think your ready for this app.
Before everyone gives me negative responses download the app and look in the preference menu and tell me it is hard to figure out.
I have had this app for 2-3 years now and it has saved me a ton of time allowing me to move/copy items with a hotkey and switching between move and copy is as simple as holding down the option button.
You can even customize where the app defaults too when the prompt for move/copy is invoked. More than that you can have favorite directories that are keystrokes away once you prompt a move.
Oh yeah, you can also add comments to the files that you are moving/copying and all of this with VERY little system resources.
This application has been around for a very long time in terms of os x apps and is always updated if and when it needs to be, e.g. when snow leopard came out.
Also, the documentation attached is very easy to read and follow but I doubt you will even need to read it. The app takes up nearly no system resources and is always a keystroke away.
It's as professional as any app and easier to follow than most apps that are english based. Actually give the app a chance and you will see that there is more too this app than your two sentences portray. Comment on something that it's missing, it's not missing packaging or instructions. Not at all.
It makes me sad to see you comment like that. The dev could have chosen to only make it available for japanese users but chose to share it with english users and these are the comments it receives. Install the app next time before coming to MU and commenting, your comments are far from the truth.
I'd like to see your "real" installer/documentation for any app in japanese. Good luck making it as polished as this. Well worth the money.
Do not believe me or the person who I am berating install the app yourself and then make the decision.
I put a plus vote on your review (thanks, it tipped me over wanting to try this app out).Although (I wish to say this as politely as ever possible, but) as far as English is the lingua franca and the developer has chosen to explain the app in English, I think it's fair by the commenter to suggest improving the product's information. He obviously likes this tool, in which one may assume that he wants the app to gain more traction by an international audience; which effectively translates to more sales and an even more improved product.
Nice little tool, but you should make the translation and packaging better, so that it may look like a software product more.
Half a million preview commemoration of HP.
QuickCopy is 50% OFF to July 09, 2009 - Aug 09, 2009.
Better than other methods?
At any given time I may have a couple external drives and a couple network drives. Right-clicking plus a small desk area to mouse too often results in failed attempts and/or incorrect placements. For the latter, too often I don't even know where the dang thing ended up. With QC it's simple clicks in dialog windows as fast as, if not faster than, right-clicking in contextual menus. Plus, my contextual menus are getting kinda cluttered.
I use both this and Dragster, though if I had bought this before Dragster I would not have bothered. The only time I use Dragster is when I do not have a Finder window open.
Dragster implies having to drag, right? This is more for keyboard oriented users who would like to copy/move and comment a file without ever having to take our hands off the keyboard. Dragster requires a mouse. If you prefer a mouse, dragster might work... dropzone would work better. If you want to copy/move w/o your mouse then not much beats quickcopy except for your own scripts. No wrong way of doing things, just two completely different apps being compared, no real use is made of that. Also, dragster does not seem to be moving anywhere very far... no update since early '08... not a good sign for a shareware piece. Rouge Amoeba is a good firm too. I think their audio apps are bigger $ fetchers and dragster as taken a back seat. Quickcopy is constantly being updated even though they can't fix problems like auto-update because of, eh, language barrier I suppose but that is no excuse. I digress... Not this is a comment not a review.
Fishscale, I don't think you understand what Ossie was saying. Ossie was saying that QuickCopy is better than Dragster.Ossie would not have purchased Dragster if Ossie had gotten QuickCopy first.It's a compliment to QuickCopy.
How is this any better than OpenMenu or FinderPop?
I don't know, you tell us how it isn't? AFAIK, Finderpop doesn't really work the same way and I'm not familiar with OpenMenu.
I don't get it ?
How does this beat option/alt dragging a file ( or a set of files etc... )
- into any location using the Finders window sidebar ?
I think this application has a lot of potential, but the description is really really confusing and hard to understand! I would recommend that you use a professional English translator for both the instructions and the app interface.
What the developer means by "turned off" is that it is "on sale for 50% off." $5 for this thing is a steal! I was loving Dragster, and in some ways these compliment each other more than duplicate, but within 5 mins. I was looking to buy this thing. Yeah, translation could be better but their English beats my Japanese.
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