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I used DragThing for many years, and since its recently announced demise, I have been looking for a replacement. After trying many, many other apps, I found TabLauncher, and find it an elegant replacement for DragThing; it does the same heavy lifting (and a few things even better) with a very easy interface. Also, the developer seems to be very responsive to inquires and concerns. Thank you for this fine tool, and please keep up the good work.
I'm apologize if I was incorrect in calling DragThing out-of-action. I was simply reacting to what I believe was a blog from DragThing's creator some time ago stating that, while he would keep DT refreshed to run with OS updates, active development would be discontinued. And, no...I am NOT a shill for anyone.
CrashPlan was recommended to me enthusiastically, and I installed and ran it immediately. The install was smooth, and the interface looked straight-ahead and usable. Started my first b/u last night at 2am. It is now 5pm the next day and the progress bar has barely registered at all. The most exciting part is the notification that the b/u will take 2.7 DAYS TO COMPLETE! I called support and was told that I would hear back within 24 hours. I will have purchased another product by then....
Update: progress bar now says 6.9 days for b/u. And moving only 75Gb! Glaciers could melt before someone with a truly large pack o' files got a backup.
Okay. I'm going to the store in a few minutes to pick up a zesty barbecue sauce. I'm hoping it might make eating my words a little more palatable. I was misguided in my earlier comments about this product. Perhaps if I had read a bit deeper, I would have realized that certain elements of system screen- and energy-saver would interrupt the b/u process. That and the fact the Code42 affirms an approximate 20GB a day for the initial b/u would have put me in a better frame of expectation. It is worthy to note that once the initial b/u is endured, the program is watching for changes and making constant incremental backups all the time. (Someone please correct me if I have stated this incorrectly. Too much sauce on too many words would cause great indigestion!)
It just works. Day after day, year after year -- with every system upgrade and every app. And it does this with an functional elegance and deep utility approached by neither Apple's lame suite of launch-its nor any other independent efforts. And nope, I'm not a shill for the developer; I'm just a very long-time, very satisfied user.
I downloaded the demo with great anticipation. This is the most intriguing idea in this type of software in a long time. However--Upon initial launch, and each subsequent attempt, I get a message that my trial period has expired. This is a new machine with no prior installation of this app. Contacted support with now reply. Anyone else having this problem? Any workaround?
Great layout. Seems to have good concept and function. BUT...what if I don't want to have a password? Shoudn't that be MY choice?
That's what my momma said about eating spinach. ;-) Of course, ultimately, you're right. Sigh.
Thanks for the follow-up. I'm buying. BTW, I contacted these folks on another matter, and they sent me an answer in minutes. That kind of response rates high with me. Good product, good support, good price.
This is my second comment. Who is this developer? He comes out of nowhere with this really good text-expander tool that really works -- at an incredible price-point. I make a request for auto capitalization, and a week later, it shows up. Wow. So far, I haven't had a glitch with any application. Just got 2.0, and it seems to be even smoother. Please keep up this great tool!
I've used 'em all, and, so far, I think that if you combine ease-of-use, speed, and value, aText rises to the top!