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Got this free with the MacUpdate bundle. I have had two issues with this and both were responded to within 24 hours (the first on a holiday weekend). It took some fiddling with the options to get it to work the way I wanted but it works so well for me that I don't even bother to close my '09 MacBook when I leave the room. One of my issues was a personal preference concerning the graphic that comes up when you type in your password wrong. Since my laptop is used at times in a church setting, I suggested an alternative and the developer used my suggestion (the peace symbol…which, I understand will be an option in the forthcoming v1.9). Since I make mistakes when typing when I can't see what I'm typing. I had little trouble setting up my bluetooth until I realized that I had to leave it in 'discoverable' mode all the time--which I found by pure accident. This program is a pure gem for me, thank you Roddy! Looking forward to v1.9 coming out.
DSLR Assistant is aptly named. It acts as my second photographer when needed. I set up my MacBook and tether my Canon XSi which is on a tripod. I have it setup to take a picture every 5 seconds to a total of 500. This frees me up to take other pictures as needed.
I had needed something that would put both scroll arrows on both ends of the scroll bars. This utility does it nicely. No muss and no fuss. Easy to setup and never had any problems with it through any of the upgrades. When I upgraded to 10.6 I even forgot it was there and when I recommended it to a friend, it had been so long since I had set it up I had forgotten the name.
I had thought my HL-4070CDW was defective until I read these reviews. Courtesy of all these suggestions, I went to brother.com and downloaded not only the drivers but also discovered there is a firmware update for my printer. Zero stars to Apple for the printing nightmares I've been encountering but a solid 5 stars to you reviewers who pointed me in the right direction. My computer setup is often used for ministerial support and my Pastor greatly appreciates it when someone finds a low/no cost answer to a problem. In his words God Bless you all!
I have multiple e-mail accounts and I can check them all with just one click. The only time I have ever had a problem was when I made a mistake and configured my server wrong. I also like the fact that I can set up e-mail on multiple platforms (Mac or PC) the same and all my e-mails, incoming and outgoing, are handled the same way which makes for less confusion. The native mail.app is fine for limited use but if I'm on my gaming computer, a custom-built PC, I have no way to check my e-mail on a similar interface. I also like the fact that I can use the "Lightning" plug-in as a readily available calendar and there is little fuss in setting it up to use with google calendar.
It took all of 5 minutes for me to transfer a playlist in iTunes, convert it into a format compatible with my phone (wma), and then load the songs onto the phone. All done by drag and drop. I used to have to do this on my PC and it was much more involved process.
Crashed 5 minutes after opening it. Was actually enjoying using it until I opened the Study Bible Notes. The program went grey, got the beach ball and then it crashed. I think I'll stick with Accordance for now.
I'm a fiction writer and Mellel will not import RTF files for me. Gives an error every time. No matter whether I use 'open' or 'import' I get the error: (NSMutableRLEArray objectAtIndex:effectiveRange:: Out of bounds). I have e-mailed RedleX about the problem. After waiting several weeks for an answer, the only reply I got was that they were going to forward my problem to the support department and that was a month ago. Overall very dissatisfied with product and service. Rated 1/2 star for 'value' even though I got it as part of the bundle. Interesting that I've never had any problems with LibreOffice yet it is free and my writing includes European characters and accents.
I'm glad I got this as part of a bundle. It will not allow me to sign in using my Financial Institution's information. It keeps demanding that I change my password and when I do, I get an error stating that I'm using 8 characters. I guess I'll keep track of my finances the old fashioned way rather than to put faith in a machine to do it for me!
Interesting app. Unfortunately for it to work you must buy the device app as well. Admittedly $2 is not much to pay but I wish this fact was spelled out in the description. Also I save battery life by turning my 'Location Services' off. This program requires it to be on to function.