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Seems functional enough, but 1) the entries seem to be manually added (today the deal it reports from MacZOT is not the deal actually offered there); and 2) there's no convenient way to close the app and get it out of the menu bar (you have to kill the processes the hard way). Also, the drop-down window frequently sticks and is difficult to get rid of.
What sites is this pulling its data from? There's no real way to compare this to competing products without this information (other than by time-consumptive trial and error).
Version 6 is a downgrade in several ways. Various features have disappeared, and I can't even get the "Download with MacUpdate Desktop" links of MacUpdate.com to work any longer.
What was happening was NOTHING. Today it suddenly works, despite my not having changed anything (I mean nothing - I have not rebooted, I haven't even closed apps I was using earlier, or anything. I left my system as it was when I reported this yesterday, and today MUD is now responding to attempts to install with "Download with MacUpdate Desktop" links. Clearly a server-side issue. Don't assume that just because people are not reporting a problem in large numbers that it doesn't exist. It's likely that it was a server issue that was resolved on your end before others reported it. Secondly, I don't feel the need to use a special form to make a "feature request" (actually feature RESTORATION requests), a contact method you can ignore, when publicly shaming you for poor software design decisions in a review is more effective. Other users here like Gulliver have already detailed some of what's missing, and the synergistic effect of discussion here is useful. Also, if you have time to respond (often unhelpfully) to people here, you have time to copy paste their issues into your feedback database yourself. Some of the major issues: * The dearth of sorting options. * The disappearance of the categorization by type (app, Internet plugin, preference page, etc.) * Lame bug: The top two (black-framed) apps in the Promos tab cannot be clicked on to get more info about the apps. * Failure to recognize updates it's already installed, even after it clearly knows it installed them. Three times today I've been told Skype and Blu-ray Player are out-of-date (or "Updates" as the app says now), so I have MUD install them, and the updates page has green checkmarks saying they were installed. This self-clears after a while, and many apps installed this way disappear from the "Updates" list. But some don't. They revert right back to showing the "Installed" version number that they had before the update ran (I went and looked and they are in fact the current versions now, but MUD just can't figure this out). * An actual feature requests: It'd be nice if Cmd-i opened the get-info window on the App as presently installed. * Double-clicking on an app in the "Updates" pane shouldn't start installing it, when there's a huge "Install" button for this purpose. And it shouldn't contradictorily launch the app instead sometimes (immediately after an update, while the app still appears for some reason in this page, with a green checkmark). A saner behavior would be to open the MacUpdate.com (or Apple Store) page for the app, and always do that. * There's no way to select multiple items in the "Updates" pane to take the same action on them. * When a problem app, like the two I just mentioned, appears in the Updates list with a green checkmark by it (when it should simply go away, as already updated) most of the context menu items for it have disappeared. To do something like mark it as current version, you have to wait and wait for the green check-marking to go away again. * And so on. I could monkey with this thing for another hour and probably find more problems, but I'd rather eat my own feet. Given that I PAID GOOD MONEY for this app, only to have you turn it into crapware a version later and make it free, I'd like a refund.
No longer works, in OS X Mavericks. It tested it with several .swf files. The stand-alone app does nothing but load a blank white window, and the QuickLook plugin did nothing at all.
Was cool once, but no longer works under OS X Mavericks (if you find and install it from elsewhere; the link from MacUpdate doesn't work any longer). Darned shame, too, because it was a great idea. I've rating it low to draw attention to this failure report, not to cast any aspersions on the original work, when it did work.
Does exactly what it's supposed to, and still works in OS X Mavericks.
Download link is a 404 error.
This company badly needs to get their product and company naming, icons and version numbering settled into some sane system. As of this writing, Mac.Informer says that "My Alarm Clock" is a free app, by Apalon.com, and is at ver. 1.6. Meanwhile, MacUpdate says "Alarm Clock" is free and a ver. 1.2.1 but that "My Alarm Clock" (with a different icon) is at 1.1, but not free, and that both are products of MYW Productions at apalon.com. Then to confuse things further, the Apple App Store says both are at ver. 1.1, that "Alarm Clock" is free, "My Alarm Clock" is not, both have the same icon, and both are products of Apalon Limited a.k.a. Apalon Apps. Please get your act together. If you can't even get the basics of your company and its products in order, I don't trust you to code anything I want on my system.
This has been working very reliably for me since 2013, including in Mavericks. Turning it off feels like dropping back into Mac OS 9 or something, I'm so used to the features this adds to and enhances in the Finder. Agree with other commenter that you should turn features on one at a time until you understand what they do and decide if you want them or not. This utility is very individually configurable. I once criticized it for trying to do too much, but it's handling it all well. I too occasionally get Finder crashes, but I did even without this installed, so I'm not entirely comfortable blaming this software for them. The recovery is graceful enough - just restart finder and XtraFinder.
This really only works with the MacBook, not other Macs? I run Mavericks on a 2010 Mac Pro, and this would be useful for me, if it works. If it's not limited to MacBooks in particular, I'd suggest a rename. If it really only work on MacBooks, how hard would be it be to broaden this app to include other Macs? I'm guessing not too bad, since you're also making something similar for PCs. :-)