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I'm not happy with this. Having used OneNote on the PC, it is a poor imitation here on the Mac. It is also complicated, like the PC version. It doesn't store files inside notes, and I'm not happy with only online storage. It needs you to create an account to work. Why?? I prefer Growly Notes. Even with a modest cost, it is still far and away better than One Note. It stores formatted text, images, movies, audio clips, PDF files, tables, lists, Web and file links, and drawings you create in Notes. That is the real essence of the One Note I knew on the PC, and not in this One Note on the Mac.
OCR Kit does as good a job as any OCR product on the Mac. Compared to using Adobe Acrobat on a PC, its accuracy is similar, although its features are less. Comparing prices, there's no comparison. While it may take a few minutes to learn OCR kit, there is little to do for single document conversion and it is very reliable. I like it a lot, and it is the only reason I can do OCR on my Mac. Thanks for a nice product.
This software may be brand new here on MacUpdate, but it has a solid long term presence on SourceForge, where people comment favorably about it by a wide margin. While it may not be as Mac-like as the popular Mac full-featured backup software, for freeware it seems to offer a lot of capability and has a track record to show it isn't likely to be buggy. Can anybody think of a reason not to try this? Freeware backup software on the Mac has not been quite this capable since CCC went commercial.
This is a great Safari extension. It works so much better than the equivalent Chrome built-in extension. It allows viewing Youtube and other videos in HTML and blocks so much annoying flash video. I have one site where I must allow flash, and this plugin keeps track of it, too. What a marvelous job by the author A true gem.
Great Finder plugin. It is stable, low-profile, and provides great enhancements. I depend on it more and more. Thank you to the author!
All the problems we have with Skype, and all they could do is updated it with e-Gifting and One Way SMS?? Really MS? How about giving us a good interface? More reliability? Oh well, when MS takes over software, we're lucky to get e-Gifting.
These bastards! I had this set to notify me of updates but not to install them automatically. Then, I heard of the zero day vulnerability today (AGAIN!). So I clicked "Check for Updates" in System Preferences. So far so good? NOT WITH ADOBE! A few minutes later, Little Snitch popped up a message that "FPAUD" wanted to connect with Macromedia. I googled that, and it said it was Adobe trying to autoupdate. Sure enough, my settings in System Preferences HAD BEEN CHANGED BY ADOBE! They now said "Autoupdate." THIS IS SO WRONG! First, they give us buggy, malware laden software. Then, they change our preferences to autoupdate, with no warning. Shame on you. Adobe. Double shame for this.
I downloaded the demo and ran it on some very difficult documents - poorly made scans, documents with lots of wild fonts, etc. It performed relatively well. I ran it on a PDF i created by removing the text from commercially produced PDF (I exported it to .png, then exported again to PDF in Preview) and it was flawless. It was surprisingly quick on my 5 year old Mac Mini. The verdict - well worth the price. When I saw the PDFs it produces, they are SO much nicer than the CRAZY MS Word docs produced by Adobe Acrobat (they consist of zillions of text boxes and other strange items, not straightforward text and pictures). All in all, what does more for anywhere near this price? Acrobat has a few tricks this doesn't do (for example, editing PDFs, but with great difficulty), but OCRKit is so much nicer to use.
I forgot to say, of course I bought it.
I used a brand new email account for MacKeeper. I never used it for anything else. Now, I get repeated spam from several companies. They are all the same format as the MacKeeper email. Coincidence? I don't think so.
I wanted to like this. It has possibilities. It really does. But it has too many flaws to use now. 1. The Magic Trackpad is incompatible. If the site is zoomed in, scrolling almost never stops. It is glacially slow, but goes on and on. 2. The folders I have in the bookmarks bar take up too much space, so I clicked on the double arrow to the right. Nothing. Can't see half my bookmarks. 3. A + and - option for zoom in the toolbar would be very helpful. There are lots of good ideas here. I hope the rough edges are smoothed, and I'll come back to this again.