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This has been a boon. Some users carry on about simply buying larger hard drives. I bought my 2011 MBP with a 500GB drive, because it performed better that the 750GB for video. I use lots of apps, and have lots of raw images I want to have on my internal drive (and not have to carry an external). I try to keep 20% of my drive free to make the most of virtual memory and improve drive performance. As a result, I am always pushing the limit and constantly having to find stuff to remove. The remaining GBs above the 100GB I keep free become precious as does remaining air for a person trapped in a large but confined space filling up with water. Being able to remove over a GB of languages in a click means a lot to me. Frankly, I believe that apps should give an install option of a single language, or multiples.
Disappointing, and definitely an app for newbie or "toy" use. Does the "miniature" look (bokeh?), which has just about run its course and is a cliche. But - for isolating a subject like a flower from a background, Focus 2 has not Loupe view. The mask brush does not come down small enough to get a good separated edge. The net result is that the differential focus is kludgy and amateurish. For $5 it would be OK, but I paid $12, and that was a special.
I have gone off PTM that I originally used to like a lot, mainly over the difficulty in adjusting the duration without messing with the transitions and other controls. It seemed kludgy last time I used it. Also, from a marketing perspective, the yet-another and unimaginative picture of a grinning child on the icon says it is a program for moms or adoring dads, not serious slideshow producers.
This does exactly what I want it to, easily and quickly. I use it for backup and bootable backup ("cloning"). I looked around at the free software, and the commercial. This came up tops at under $30 ($27 with the download discount) for my two systems. Differences between "Backup" (from whole volume to root level on destination), and "Clone" (creating a bootable backup) are relatively obvious as are the particular settings (more or less intuitive). Does a nice job of incremental backups (a little slower as it seems to err on the side of recopying a few more files than, say, Silverkeeper does, but that is just how it seems). The interface is nice and progress well reported. I use it with an identical (and interchangeable for added offsite security) pair of LaCie Porsche Design mobile 1TB USB3/2 drives, with 4 partitions. It treats each partition as a volume. Once set up (I had to do a second run a couple of times to get a complete and clean destination set), it all works perfectly.