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I am leaving this comment as atonement for wrongly accusing Macroplant LLC of "astroturfing" the comments section for iExplorer. I joined in with other posters and stated that I felt the developer was leaving comments promoting their software with multiple "sock puppet" MacUpdate accounts. I now believe that I was wrong to have done so, and that Macroplant is in no way using multiple accounts (or any account) to promote iExplorer by masquerading as a random user who is leaving a review or comment. Macroplant has always denied that they would stoop to leaving bogus comments. I did not believe them, and my evidence was the commonality of the user names. Little did I know that MacUpdate changed the default generation of usernames, and that all new usernames were similar in form to those I considered suspicious in the iExplorer reviews. I realized this first-hand when I did what Macroplant LLC suggested - I registered as a new MacUpdate user and attempted to leave a comment. I was assigned a new user name by MacUpdate that was identical in form to those I'd seen in the suspicious reviews. I would like to state that I do not believe Macroplant LLC is using bogus user reviews here on MacUpdate, and that I was wrong to have accused them of doing so. I am a registered user of iExplorer and find it to be the best software of it's type available. Note that I was a registered user before I left my original - if unfortunate and misguided - accusatory comment. In that original comment, I stated how perplexed I was that Macroplant felt the need to astroturf this comments section, considering how good their software was. Of course, the answer is that they never did astroturf it, just as they stated. I am embarrassed that I accused them of bogus reviews. I was quite wrong. Below the asterisks is pasted my reply to their comment, which was in regard to my accusation. ***** "Macroplant, I owe you an apology. As per your reply, I did as you suggested and signed up for a new MacUpdate account. Then I went to an established software info site here on MacUpdate and started to leave a comment. Just as you stated, MacUpdate has indeed changed the default method of assigning usernames here on their site. My new username looks just as suspicious as the usernames I was blaming Macroplant of inventing. My argument that Macroplant was astroturfing is thus blown out of the water completely, as it was based on the commonality of the new usernames. I am ashamed that I did not check this better when I added fuel to the fire in my post above. So, I am taking a double helping of crow. I sincerely hope that my previous comments have not caused harm to Macroplant LLC. I will post this comment, with an explanation at the top level of the comments section for this software. And, yes, I do use it, and it is very good ...as I previously mentioned."
Nice to see the Chronicle support. Thanks!
My comments of 14 Oct 2012 (below, in reply to member WhiteGrey) easily suffice as a review. I wanted to add my "star" rating for this excellent software.
Smooth update on several machines. No one is reporting any problems whatsoever at this point. Specifically, no problems with Outlook or its database.
Terrible update. DO NOT INSTALL. We lost duplex ability on our main Brother HL-5280DW laser printer after this update (as everyone apparently did). If you do/did install it, the fix is easy: Go to the Brother site, download the driver software for your printer and OS, install it. (I deleted the Brother laser printer before I installed the Brother driver, but others had reported success without performing this step.) Then, just add your printer in the System Preferences "Print & Scan" pane. All will be well. Do not allow Software Update to install 2.8 again ...from reports, it will try to do so.
Office 2004 11.6.3 (April 12, 2011) fails to install, installer quitting after "searching for programs to update." Tried on five different machines, Intel and PPC. Tried AutoUpdate and direct download. Tried starting in safe boot. No dice - nothing works. Something wrong with this one.
Bad download to blame on all but one Intel machine...
@Nacho - We still use it (other versions, too) because it has TWAIN support for scanners, unlike 2008 ...and runs on PPC.
I detest this. There's so much I dislike about App Store ...I don't even know where to begin. The entire premise is wrong - wrong - wrong ...and it goes downhill from there. There is absolutely nothing good about it. It's everything Apple has ever stood for turned on its head.
Great FREE utility. Finds more of what I'm looking for - always. Especially good at finding invisible files, etc. Have been using it for years now with never a problem.
No longer free, but price isn't exorbitant either. Worth it to me.