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Fantastic App for setting up Lyric Notifications. Also offers Keyboard control. Does not do much else for me- but, great free App!
My review pertains to TunesArt 1.2.2- which can still be obtained here . It is free- affords the best Lyrics down loader (most accurate), ITunes control, Deskwork Album Art of all the apps I've tried- including the more popular. I've tried them all- CoverSutra, GimmeSomeTunes, TunesLyrics, GetLyrica, MenuTunes. However, according to the App Store- the newer versions have lost a lot of functionality. 1.2.2 still works fine on Lion. Incredibly stable. I would email the developer and offer to pay $5- a great bargain for this version!
The best free ITunes controller, lyrics down loader I know of. It is not as accurate in obtaining lyrics as TunesArt 1.2.2. However, TuesArt 1.2.2 is no longer widely available. The new version costs $5- and, is apparently not nearly as functional. Anyway, GimmeSomeTunes offers almost everything you could possibly want in a controller. It is just not as customizable as the old TunesArt. Great Value- and, exceptional functionality nonetheless. Highly recommended!
Amazing developer response to my queries. I've contacted him three times- with clear, complete responses within 3 hours each. Can't compare to more expensive programs- however, it does what I need fairly intuitive. If I were to improve- I would make the PDF version of the manual downloadable from the program. It offers much more detail concerning how the program works than the online manual. Further, I would make the program naturally expand beyond 1 page when working on more lengthy diagrams. The enlarge this portion of the diagram is not intuitive. All in all- highly recommended- and, a good way for a novice to start learning how to do their own diagrams.
Very simple to use, efficient, and effectively helps you keep track of your must do items. Another most useful app from Lighthead software- the makers of the equally handy (for me) Caffeine. Both are Free! And, both deserve accolades for simplicity, and being incredibly practical and convenient. Apple really should incorporate Remember into their operating system, actually. Thanks, Lighthead folks! Please note: I am using Lion, and it still works great. Keeping my fingers crossed that it work on Mountain Lion, as well!
Love the interface. It is just so convenient to access everything on the Menu Bar for me. Does want I want, when I want it- and, is easily accessible. For me, it is especially useful to maintain Unix Clean-up routines. And, for stopping and restarting balky programs. Recently, had difficulty and the developer was extremely responsive.
Another rip-off from Pariahware- unless you don't have Word. Then, I can't speak. Or, have the need (which not many do)- of needing to merge multiple Word documents, multiple times. Here is the instructions on how to merge Word documents in work- from PC World . Simply go to the place in the document where you wish to merge- and, access the File Menu item - Insert Document. However, I imagine that somehow, he gets people to buy this. Perhaps because he offers software for the PC, as well.
I stand by my statement. It is easy to insert a document into word by going to the "Insert" file menu item; and go to the "File" submenu item. I do have Word. Yes, It may be easier to add multiple files to a document using Doc Merge- but, not much so. Not enough to justify a $14.99 price tag. Unless you do so on multiple occasions, each day. At least, in my book. No need to try out Pariahware's Doc Merge to understand this when I have Word and utilize this function.
Yes. You are correct on all 3 accounts. My comments were spurred initially by your MacZot promotion- which decidedly is geared towards the novice/mass user- Not Book publishers. I have not downloaded or tried the App because I find it ridiculously easy to add a file to a Word document (which occurs maybe twice a month- if that)- in Word, itself. Finally, I give it one star for your pricing and marketing practices. Perhaps DocMerge works well for a Book publisher who needs to merge Doc Apps many times a day (I can't imagine that- but what do I know)- but I rate the App a one star because for the vast, vast majority of users- it adds little functionality over a free option. You have a propensity to overcharge for apps that do just that. Witness ShooApp (also a MacZot promotion)- that adds a little granularity to that provided by SpritedAway. $15 is a lot of money to some, for software that adds such little over free options. This is my opinion, at least.
Works still in Lion. Keeping fingers crossed for Mountain Lion!
This is a review of version 1.2.1. I use Lion, and I find the free version (a link to download is provided further down this page)- is fantastic. I don't use it to pull album art. However, it is great for finding lyrics. Much better than my other apps- such as TuneLyrics and Lyrica. It also can be used to do a google search, or paste the lyrics into the track. Indispensable in this version for Lyrics. I also use it for putting album art on the desktop. From the reviews- the newer version may not have the same functionality. My two cents. My ratings are for V. 1.2.1.
Just wanted to comment about the developer. He (they) really stand behind their product. I had difficulty, and they went above and beyond the call to make me a happy customer. They are serious about providing superior customer service- and, I am appreciative of this! Bob Zozus