Group Organizer and Personal Organizer have been replaced by SOHO Organizer.
Don't bother. They won't license this thing anymore. I used V3 for a decade, and these guys don't care about helping you. I have tried getting help and giving suggestions and reported bugs for years. Now they leave me out to lunch. I tried to upgrade. Can't even call them.
And the new SOHO product doesn't have the Recurring Events functionality I need. So I am stuck with the Classic version.
Won't buy from them again. Chronos will stay small.
I can't report on the interface of the actually product, as I couldn't get it to run. That aside, the experience was difficult over all. Tech support charged me to receive assistance that resolved nothing. During the instillation process, the program stalled my laptop repeatedly. After uninstalling the program, my computer functioned as usual. I attempted to receive a refund and was rudely refused. My company will NOT be purchasing from Chronos again.
I understand the frustration with Group Organizer. I've been trying to use it for a while now and I've had nothing but irritation. Not because it's a bad program, it's not, it's just old and doesn't meet modern expectations for a PIM.
The sad fact is that there are NO Mac PIMs which are up to the task. I could go down the list and find a major fault with each major Mac PIM which would make you go running.
At the end of the day, Group Organizer, through all its MANY faults is the best designed and most productive organizer on the Mac.
For me, the biggest fault is the lack of scrollwheel support. That's a real biggie for me. Otherwise it falls to things such as funky interface for customizing fonts, lack of integration with iApps, funky spell checker, and really, really dated skins.
On the plus side, there is absolutely no PIM on Mac with the features this has. Daylite is strong in some areas but is extremely poor in task and time management (an area where Organizer excels). Organizer also has a very well designed day view, allowing a user to keep daily notes on calls, activiities and meetings in an informal window... that's a wonderful feature no other PIM has.
I also love the journal feature and other niceties such as plain language entering of dates and tasks.
No, it's not perfect but I understand it's to be updated very soon and if they do a good job it has a chance to be the best PIM on the Mac once again.
I hate this program, it's full of quirks, unintuitive, requires an enormous manual for a calandar. Users logging on frequently find thier profile unavailable do to error. It's interface is poorly designed, way overpriced, each additional user is $99. Not to mention very unattractive. For gods sake, get yourself now up to date and contact.
I wouldn't reccomend Now up to Date for _anyone_ _anywhere_. If you speak of bugs then Now up to date is absolutely full of them as well!
The OSX calendar publishing has a 'known' memory leak that used up 80G of swap space on my server. Tech support replied by saying "Don't use that option on OSX server as it's a known problem. (which is funny as it's not published anywhere on their public pages). Their reccomendation? Buy a windows server, and then purchase their windows version and run that as a server.
I'm still publishing our last remaining NUTD stuff from an OS9 box (that freezes at least 3 times weekly requiring a manual reboot). This is also a 'known issue' according to their tech support department, and they gave me the same reccomendation, to not use realtime publishing and/or to buy a windows box and the windows version of the software.
The last option they gave me was to set it to export calendars at a presecribed time, which also didn't work. It output incomplete calendars (some didn't get output at all), and didn't even show a problem in any logfile anywhere. Tech support had no solution for this either aside from using the windows version to serve with and/or to "reduce the database size". My databse was 115k large at that point in time (I've got word files that are bigger!).
We own 35 licenses for NUTD, and it was the worst investment we have ever made. They are extremely unresponsive to tech support inquiries, and their software is very old in the tooth and extremely buggy. I have users here that completely lose their NUTD calendars weekly.
Discover New Mac Apps. Save money with MacUpdate Promo & keep your Mac software secure and up-to-date with MacUpdate Desktop.