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With today's higher-resolution monitors (in my case, a 30" at 2560 x 1600 with several screen-eating multimedia apps running - and being a retired baby boomer still cranking away at "my art" with less-than-stellar eyesight), I find Eyeballs a huge help in just finding my cursor. Certainly stocked with an amazing array of 'personality' settings, Stick Software continues to keep Eyeballs as fun as you want to make the experience - but for my older eyeballs, this so-called 'novelty' is extremely helpful. Dr. Ben Haller is a very responsive developer in a addition to an amazing photographer - thanks for keeping this early-on icon of the Mac alive in our menu bars!
I have been using Little Snitch since March 2004 and have found it to be absolutely rock solid in performance - plus it's never given me one problem. It does exactly what the fine people at Objective Development say it will do. Updates within both Version 1 and Version 2 were always fully explained in detail by the developer, showing a true desire on their part to always be improving the product to keep it flawless, and more importantly - make sure their customers had good reason to feel that their purchase was the right solution for today's technological concerns for security. As far as the initial price and the cost of those updates, Little Snitch is worth every single penny in peace of mind, knowing that it always works and it never fails. Period. Objective Development are on top of their game here. Although my first fourteen years of using Mac computers on a daily basis didn't require the technology of a product like Little Snitch, I'm very glad that Objective Development came into existence, saw a very important need, and they've given me this peace of mind for the last eight years. Thanks Objective Development - I, too, have just paid for the upgrade because it IS a bargain price for what it does.
I have found Free Memory Pro to be extremely valuable in my being able to monitor how much memory is available when I'm running more than one CPU-intensive application such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Director, and Final Cut Pro in addition to other work-related applications where I need to avoid any avoidable slowdowns - especially if I'm running Safari, Mail, TextSoap, and iTunes at the same time. Being able to now hide the dock icon is a plus, as is the detachable memory usage graph. I also find that updates through the App Store are a real time-saver. I consider Free Memory Pro a very useful tool in my job as a Multimedia Producer at a large communications company.
With the latest 2.6.0 update of Tintii, this application and plugin is nothing less than amazing with the ability of being able to intelligently isolate colors with a remarkable amount of control through its post processing of color delay, edge, and hardness in tandem with its color adjustment capability. It's quite obvious that the developer's impressive photography skills have guided his work towards creating such a powerful tool for other photographers to take advantage of in furthering their own personal visions in what they've captured with their cameras. I also found the in-app/filter Help very thorough in explaining how to best take advantage of its capabilities, giving the user many options to consider and experiment with in finding exactly the look and feel they're looking for in their photography. Perhaps most importantly, the developer is very responsive to feedback on this app/plugin with an obvious interest in improving an already excellent piece of software. As I was mostly interested in using Tintii as a plugin within Photoshop CS5 on the Mac side, I downloaded and purchased it through the developer's website rather than Apple's App Store, which only offers the application. Using Photoshop for the past twenty-two years on a daily basis in my career tells me that Tintii is an all-around winner and an excellent value for photographers and graphic artists.