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A lot of testimonials & letters of recommendation, but has anyone yet USED the version 6 and compared it to 5? Typinator is a good idea & I have version 5. Someday I will use it.
There are several good apps like this out there & this is possibly the best, or one of the best available to date. I tried it though I own others that do very close to this. For a decent price, you are getting features for which other similar apps charge extra. Out of the box, there are several useful default choices, but you can customize your own. You can indicate configurable drop zones, small hotspots on your desktop into which you drag open windows & BetterSnap places them exactly where you want them & what size. You can set those drop zones up for only certain apps, so that they aren’t getting in your way when another application is active. Other apps have done this, Cinch for example, & may have been the basis of a similar feature MS put into into Windows 7. BetterSnap is worth a try & its worth a buck or two to the developer for a job well done, even if you conclude its not for you at the end of it all. The drop zones work & are reasonably unobtrusive, still there’s a tiny bit more work to do there. I’m not sure about its stability yet, as I’ve seen a few odd minor glitches after installing this, but can’t say that its tied to BetterSnap.
I bought the new version. Right now you get a free upgrade to the Pro version as a repeat user!!!? Good improvements for the largest part. The new interface is pretty good & convenient. There are a few improvements, I’d still like to see - a dark background would be nice. Some of the highlighting goes from unobtrusive, to a little too light. OmniFocus is a stress reducer & easy entry - has nearly as many complex options as you could want to add, whether up front, or in subsequent processing. Its at your fingertips. Definitely worth a robust test drive of the demo to see if it makes your life easier. I think if you give a proper try, you will find it hard to pass up.
I was originally reluctant about Fantastical. I think its pretty nice as a front end to iCal. Does everything I need to do, though I do not sync calendars a lot & can’t speak to that. Has a basic reminders list from the menu bar & makes iCal a pleasanter experience, imo. BusyCal looks more robust, at more than twice the price, but I personally haven’t got enough need for all those features from today’s experience.
Write a review here - but it appears here only as a link to the AppStore? What am I supposed to judge? Can’t say anything about this app - there’s nothing to distinguish it from the hundred similar apps from the copy & there is no trial. That makes this into a blind grab bag. Please don’t make this a trend.
So far, I can’t get to the release notes - to discover what’s new. I also need to know what an upgrade costs, because I won’t buy version 4 at full price from the 3x version. They’ve been very good with small updates for quite some time. That said - its been a very good app to this point. An interface tune-up would be nice.
Claim to be heart bleed safe.
Vitamin-R is the germ of a good idea. No one really multi-tasks, no one does thing rely concurrently. That’s a myth. People call it “multi-tasking," but no one can capably do many things simultaneously - they are instead good bookmarkers, being able to flip or cycle between different tasks in rapid succession. There is no real way to apply this tool to that scenario, from my experience. If you have discrete tasks, or relatively separate tasks & can dedicate bursts of time - that is what Vitamin-R addresses. To keep you from being over-absorbed in one task line, when others compete for your attention & HAVE to be done. This is really an alarm clock. It means recognizing when your time is better spent hitting the alarm & continuing on with the first task, vs assessing whether you are a point of diminishing returns & need to move on to something else that yields more progress.
btw, I am not panning the product. It could be extremely useful in understanding how you work & make you think about re-organizing your process where it applies to this treatment. Trying to organize helps you understand organization & where the boundaries are. This may help, though I haven’t been successful in using it. That depends upon the task. Many creative tasks do not abide by interruptions well, don’t work in fits & starts. We live a computer-based fragmented life these days. Grasping how an overloaded computer functions, needs to be applied to people when it comes to “multi-tasking." I find that sometimes computers hinder the ability to address multiple things nearly concurrently, because one task may bog down the machine & you have to keep checking back to see when that application becomes available again. Eventually, checking back over & over has you dedicating too much time seeing if application A is available again.
Launching this: Its a seriously basic port of OneNote with a lot of stuff missing. They should be embarrassed. • You HAVE to create a OneDrive account to launch it. • It wants to be online all the time & sync. • The page colors don’t even seem to work properly.
Anyone else have Dropbox decide what’s best for you on restart? I saw the comments here about the official site having a slightly newer rev - and pulled it down. Gave me some trouble so & I went back to 2.6.18. On a reboot - the local parent folder which I had a custom name for had been re-synced & moved to the logged-in user name & renamed to “Dropbox.” Not so sure I like an app that moves my files on its own.