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I can't find any reviews, demos, or information on Candy Apple at 128bit/MacAppware's site! Only on the App Store is there some screen shots. With all the features listed, I would like to try it out or at least read a review from someone who has used it before paying $30.
@128bitTechnologies OK, I understand. If you need a demo tester, I'd be glad to help. Expert in FreeHand, Illustrator, and other vector apps. —Mark
I've been using this for over a year and Pester has become indispensable. What I needed was a reminder app to alert me to bill paying, picking up my son at school, appointments, projects due, kitchen food, ebay bids, ... whatever I need to remember. So while I guess this could be considered an alarm clock, it is more about creating both one-time and repeating Reminders. I tend to set the alerts to overkill by bouncing the Dock icon, displaying a message, playing a tune, and speaking the alert message. Because I'm not a clock watcher and I get distracted by my work projects, this gets my attention. Plus I can click a snooze feature to re-remind me of the alert if I'm not ready to deal with it yet. Lastly, I can save all my reminder messages in a list to choose again later, as well as delete my "one-time" reminders. Pester's interface is flat and ordinary—which would be nice to see improved—but it sure gets the job done.
The update for 1.03 isn't showing on MacUpdate. I found it on the developers site and it fixes a few bugs I noticed in 1.02: • Checksum and calm zone calculation for UPC E barcode fixed. • PZN barcode enhanced to PZN8 (7 code digits + 1 checksum character, valid as of 2013-01-01). • When vector-based formats (PDF, EPS) have been chosen for export, the resolution and colorspace popups are hidden to avoid irritations about these parameters. • Japanese localization added.
Latest version 5.3.2 does NOT support Graphire3 as written above. Only Graphire4 & Graphire Bluetooth.
According to their website, Boxshot VR is a subscription app. I year for $29.
This is a simple app but is indispensable for me. As a designer, I'm visual when it comes to organizing my graphic files, fonts, stock photos, etc. The containing folders serve me better by a visual icon rather than text and while I use FolderBrander for client/job names on folders, I use Telling Folders for much of the rest. - Drag a Font file preview on top of the app and it will show as icon for that font family's folder. - Pull a logo from a site as the folder icon for files from that company or client. - Make a marquee screen shot of whatever and use it as folder icon. - Album folders in my music collection will get the cover art on them. Lastly, it handles transparency so png's will work and not be stuck with a square border icon.
I use this on Snow Leopard and it does something I haven't seen on other font viewers; look at fonts NOT installed on my system. That means I can pull up a folder of typefaces that is on another connected drive and view them in wysiwyg. The similar software shown above isn't in the same league because of this feature; they only show installed fonts. For those who have large font collections or are designers FontDoc is a beauty. (10.7 or 10.8? I haven't tried but the developer could enhance this with a few bells and whistles and I'd pay... gladly. )