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"With DiskAid you can also transfer files and folders betwen your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and your computer and view them on the go using FileApp free files browser." Really? When I click on the link in DiskAid, FileApp opens in an iTunes store preview at a cost of $0.99 - not a huge amount but not free as advertised. Am I supposed to have a voucher that I somehow missed or have they just not updated their info in a while...?
Get it. Use it. Donate. It's really that simple. This baby is integral to my Mac experience and essential to my workflow. I'd forgotten how much I use Finder Pop until I turned it off to upgrade... suddenly I realised my Mac "didn't work" anymore. All those handy contextual menu extras were gone. What the...? I'd become so used to the seamless way that Finder Pop integrates with Mac OS, that I was taking it for granted. Not any more. Pints of Beamish will be winging their way towards you Señor Turly. Many thanks.
It's a fine idea but there's a reason Apple didn't enable this function in the kernel... So exercise Caution (esp. with Western Digital Drives)! Worked fine for several external drives but caused unrecoverable freezes in disk utility when I attached one particular WD* drive. Finder froze when I tried to eject the disk with that - as did any other app I tried to eject it with. Also caused Time Machine to get stuck in a loop. Had to shutdown with power button. Not good. Uninstalled and restarted. Won't touch this again. =========== Initially I was impressed as the SANSMART driver worked fine on several external drives including WD MyBook Studio and WD Passport Studio. It even showed up SMART status in other apps such as SMART reporter... But it caused havoc when I attached one specific model of WD passport drive. I searched for kext conflicts and restarted my Mac several times but it didn't help. (On the plus side, it caused me to hunt down, quit and delete LaunchDaemons for several residual services and agents from WD SmartWare which is nice). Neither kernel log nor diskutil log give any indication (to me) of what went wrong - I shan't be using this again. Shame. ======= OS X 10.6.8 iMac i5 * Problem drive was WD Passport III Studio II drive (WD500MT-00 1310A). This is the silver plastic FW800 / mini USB with a sliding cover to the FW port and a 4 LED capacity gauge.
Kudos to Kasbert for the work in creating this, of course. If there were a way to create an exclusion list to prevent specific drives from being polled for SMART data, I would gladly reinstall.
Great work by the dev! This outperforms paid for apps like TuneUp. I would love to be able to add tracks from iTunes but I can live with creating a custom folder and opening that folder in Picard. It isn't entirely intuitive but it still outperforms the overpriced commercial bloatware I just trialled. Be aware that it seems to stall if you scan too many tunes at once for acoustic fingerprints.
Er, what is this for exactly? This is an unusable monster. The results tab is small, fiddly and slow as hell. I am only interested in the 40 or so tunes with no ID3 tags at all (after a botched migration). MusicBrainz Picard doesn't recognise these but I figured TuneUp might... Well, it might, but I have no idea how to find out without going through every single one of my 8,000+ tunes that TuneUp wants to change until I come across something with no pre-existing title - but to do that I have to click disclosure triangles 3x8,000 times! And I sure as heck ain't gonna trust this bloated lunatic to change everything because over 20% of the titles I have checked have been wrong at some level. Without some way to select which songs, folders or playlists to work on, this software is pointless junk with all the usability and convenience of boxing gloves at a tea party.
HUnting was a great app - truly excellent app. But thanks to Twitter it no longer works. Twitter.com has changed the rules and broken Hunting. Twitter changed their API and imposed new rules about how Tweets can be displayed, breaking all my favourite Twitter clients, including Hunting. Hunting is dead... I bought this 3 months ago. Now it is useless. BUT I don't blame the dev, I blame Twitter. And to me, twitter is dead. https://dev.twitter.com/blog/changes-coming-to-twitter-api
From 10.4 through to 10.6 AppleJack has save my mac more times than I care to admit. I has never crashed or failed in its task. AppleJack is quite simply the Boss. Do not pay attention to the *morons* below who gave half a star because the dev has finally ceased work on the project after years of excellent work and support - all for free. He only stopped because: a) Lion already had a recovery partition built in, and b) Apple won't answer enquiries about changes to Single User Mode. So. If you have 10.7 or above you probably don't need AppleJack and it is not designed to work beyond 10.6.8... unless you know what you are doing, leave it alone. MacUpdate should "update" their information accordingly. But anybody still running an OSX machine up to and including 10.6.8 should install this for emergencies and rate it 5 stars. Then see about making a donation to the dev...
OK so this is a review. Data Glue works great. It works on 10.6 It is drag and drop. It does exactly what it says it will. It is fast, clean and easy. And it is free. Data Glue takes a useful feature, normally only accessible via Terminal, and brings it blinking into the daylight of the GUI. By using a Drop Zone on the app window to select files for processing, this app stands out from alternatives such as split&concat (though that has more output options). The only improvement I could suggest is to offer a dialogue to change the output folder. The inexpensive MacAppStore version may even have this for all I know. == -- == Oh, of course you could use terminal commands to split and concatenate files if you want to... But unless you see the world in hexadecimal, your fingers are welded to the keyboard and you consider mice and trackpads to be devilish affectations that won't ever catch on, why bother with the command line to achieve only some of what this app does..? Or you could drag files to this lovely little app that just works. Your choice.
Doesn't work on 10.6. Preferences will not open - can't set upload destination. Crashes when Upload is clicked with following (selected) message: Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000 Crashed Thread: 4 Application Specific Information: *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'Modal session requires modal window' Thread 4 Crashed: 0 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00870a37 ___TERMINATING_DUE_TO_UNCAUGHT_EXCEPTION___ + 7 1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x0069a5a9 objc_exception_throw + 56 2 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x008253f8 +[NSException raise:format:arguments:] + 136 3 com.apple.Foundation 0x0182a6e7 -[NSAssertionHandler handleFailureInMethod:object:file:lineNumber:description:] + 116 4 com.apple.AppKit 0x00bde5f8 -[NSApplication _commonBeginModalSessionForWindow:relativeToWindow:modalDelegate:didEndSelector:contextInfo:] + 660 Running 10.6.8 on iMac Intel core i5
Not working under 10.6 iMac intel 1. Can't open preferences (presumably this is where I would set the destination URL) 2. Crashes when I hit upload (bear in mind no destination has been set - see 1. above). Dev has work to do on this great idea for an app to make it stable on 10.6