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JUST DO NOT BUY THIS - The Personal version has one purpose only. That is to give a consumer the impression that the Personal Product is a stand alone product and fully functional. It is technically deceptive advertising to provide what appear to be functional processes that have no function other than to throw a Push Promotion for another product. This is even more deceptive than ‘in-app’ purchases. This contravenes Consumer law in this country under ACL 2010. Macupdate should verify my claim and if I am found to be correct then it should ban this app from the MacUpdate site. Here is the latest from CTM: Sir, thank you for your message. I understand your frustration to see that quite a few features are available in Pro. unfortunately, we have to do things this way, because Foxtrot Personal does not cover its costs and hence is subsidized by the Professional version. It is important to us to have an entry level product because not everyone can afford Pro, but we do need the upgrade revenue to justify having an entry level product. There are two things that can be done. One is that you get used to ignoring the features which are not inherently part of FoxTrot personal. Exceptionally, I can offer a second alternative to you, which is to to offer you a discount on a copy of Pro, which, as you will have understood by now, does bring you much more functionality, instead of the 30% you are entitled to as a personal user. Jean-Michel / CTM qa
Being very careful what I say incase I offend any loyal Fox Trot users. This is strictly about v5. Just about everything I said about earlier versions has been fixed - Good Show! BUT why the hell do all the exhortations to buy an upgraded version - to Pro - keep coming up at almost every button click, particularly on the Result List view under what you expect to see as thumbnails? It looks like all other versions are just marketing gimmick you pay for to be bombarded with Uprade to V 5 PRO. Damn irritating. Looks like I have to stop using it again - after dropping another $30 for the upgrade to the Personal version (v5). Extortion. My advice - try the others BEFORE you buy this version. I am now leaving the thing forever. Disgusted.
Like a few others I just discovered that it is critical to use the actual download link that CMT send you at purchase or the trial Pro version seems to keep appearing - even though you have licensed the Personal version. So use the correct 'Personal' version and all is fixed and no exhortations to upgrade the Pro version appear. All a bit weird but it works fine.
Now it's back. To hell with it.
The speaker is unbearable - he seems to have a strong Mexican accent - fine for Mexican Americans - but agonising for the rest of the English speaking world. He says that music has "intrevuls" and you can print the 'shit music". He runs many words together and is just barely understandable. It jars as 'gansta' street argot. I can't see why, with an excellent app such as this that they couldn't hire a real English speaker - maybe a real English person from England - to do the narration on the preview. Don't think I'll bother with this - all too hard and it looked so promising. PS the star system locked me out so this rating is as a comment NOT a review. I'm guessing it to be a three or four star app but I'm not the one to review it - the medication was not enough to deal with it.
Got this on a one day only free purchase and it cost me $9.99. Was I deceived by the Apps store (Nazis) and MIXVIBES? Hell, yes. Here is the offer from the TUAW site - EXCLUSIVE OFFER: THE APP IS FREE UNTIL TOMORROW, THANKS TO APP OF THE DAY That is the second time in the last six weeks I have been shafted by the Apple Store.
This used to be a real standby - never again. Don't like nasty, anally retentive people watching me being human. Who spies on them? DropBox is off my computer as of today.
Fro the most part, this used to work before Mavericks. Now Apple has a battleship load crash reports on the thing. Still a long way to go before this is even close to the more professional uTube downloaders out there. Pity. I used to rely on it. Now I don't even bother to fire it up anymore.
Subsequent to the rotten, dirty, underhanded tactics of this company and MAS I pointed out earlier, I came back to this site on Macupdate and found the link to QuickCal - for around $3. Way to go. QuickCal is splendid.
For the benefit of the Nazis in the Apple store and the producers of this over-expensive app - read this. http://searcha.beta.capmon.com/pdfdisplay/data/repository/pressrel/p140417162.pdf http://www.accc.gov.au/system/files/Country%20of%20origin%20and%20the%20Australian%20Consumer%20Law.pdf The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released two new guides, the Advertising and selling guide and Country of origin claims and the Australian Consumer Law. The guides aim to educate businesses about their legal rights and obligations when selling and promoting their products and services. Both guides reflect a common sense interpretation of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). They include detailed information and practical examples that provide guidance as to how the ACCC will likely assess whether advertising and promotional techniques are false or misleading. This guidance provides businesses with greater certainty when making claims in the online marketplace, including via social media, and on packaging and labelling, especially given the ACCC's recent focus on enforcement in these areas.
Comment to the developer. This is a $14 in my country and there is no way of evaluating it. It is only available for outright purchase form the Nazis at MAS. No way you are going to clock up many sales if you don't let people try it out for a month or so first. Can't evaluate it so zero stars.
The iOS version of this app proved far too complex for my needs. I asked Apple for a refund under ACL 2010 for the iPad version but Apple would not authorise a refund - even under ACL 2010. This was not fit for my purposes or needs and it was purchased less than 24 hours previously because the advertising hyperbole made it seem ideal, however on coming to grips with it however, the advertising proved to be misleading for me and my needs. Apples's Report a problem function denied refund, BE WARNED! All is not as it seems with this company.
FYI - From 1 January 2011, the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA), a key feature of the Australian commercial law landscape, was replaced by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) Here is the relevant bit re 'fit for purpose' • goods will be of an acceptable quality (the goods must be fit for the purpose commonly acquired, acceptable in appearance and finish, free from defects, safe and durable) (section 54); • goods will be fit for any purpose which is disclosed to the supplier or for which the supplier represents they are reasonably fit (section 55); • goods supplied by description will correspond with their description (section 56); • goods will correspond with any sample or demonstration model (section 57); • the manufacturer will take reasonable action to ensure the reasonable availability of repair facilities and spare parts for a reasonable period after supply of goods (section 58) – this is a new guarantee; and • goods will comply with any express warranties given in relation to them (section 59) – this is also a new guarantee. There are a number of guarantees that apply in relation to services, one of which is new: • services will be rendered with due care and skill (section 60); • services, and any product resulting from the services, will be fit for a disclosed purpose and that any product resulting from the services, will be of such a nature, quality, state or condition, as to reasonably achieve any desired result which a consumer makes known to the supplier (section 61); and • services will be provided within a reasonable time (section 62) – this is a new provision A person cannot exclude any of the guarantees or the remedies provided for breach of them. Part 5-4 of the ACL sets out the remedies available to consumers for a breach of the consumer guarantees. The ACL categorises failure to comply with consumer guarantees into those failures that are major, and those that are not. For example, a major failure with goods occurs when: • a reasonable consumer would not have bought the goods if they had known about the problem; • the goods are significantly different from the description, sample or demonstration model shown to the consumer; • the goods are substantially unfit for their normal purpose and cannot easily be made fit, within a reasonable time; • the goods are substantially unfit for a purpose that the consumer told the supplier about, and cannot easily be made fit within a reasonable time; or • the goods are unsafe (section 260 of the ACL). Where there is a major failure to comply with a consumer guarantee, a consumer can elect to reject the goods and obtain a refund or replacement or keep the goods and obtain compensation for the reduction in the value of the goods. And the MAS troll, Albert, says to have a great day after he refuses to refund the purchase price.
This is from Flexibits Customer Support - Keep in mind that Apple has a no refund policy, so it's possible they will not refund you. Still, you purchased the app them, so you'll need to work with them. Michael So, Flexibits are completely aware of Apple’s No-Refund Policy and excercise zero interest in what Apple does with their products - Be Warned! Last post on the matter. I do hope this experience of Flexibits actual Customer Service and Apple’s Cruel and thuggish MAS helps folks to be aware that if they buy from either then they are cut off automatically from any recourse to fair trading principles - even in the face of international consumer law.
235 MB - and you still need an online account to give your deepest thoughts to the CIA! No, apart from the conspiracy theory, if the thing is this large - like everything MS does, why can't you use it to store everything on your computer, just like most featherweight note takers? I look at this and I think - grotesque. They write their code in long-hand with a 2B pencil.
As others have pointed out - you MUST read the Terms of Agreement if you are thinking of using this.