Thyx

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I was looking for some intermediate app between font management and text processors, part for fun, part for work (proofreader / layouter né multi-language linguist). It fills some gaps I was aware of and some others – e.g. quick comparison of fonts side by side. As an example, I'm looking for fonts which are legible in some specific areas, e.g. a lower single quote for ‚Deutscher Text‘ distinguished from comma, or a nice set of dashes. Frankly, the outline mode showing defining points and tangents is good enough a reason to get it. Major obstacle: no demo.

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Version 1.0.9
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It still works like a charm. 4 stars rather than 5 because it'd be nice to simplify the setup, say, by choosing from running apps. Last year I thought it'd be a good idea to switch to some Nu Kit, which was de facto abandoned.

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Version 2.0.2
Thyx
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That said, Apptivate appears to be abandoned, too, i.e. Cocoabeans appears to have gone offline some time ago :(

Thyx
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I guess they're already working on it. Ironically, for me, 1.0.3 introduced an issue with Cmd-Tab, appearing too often too early. And yes, I filed a bug report – well this sentence – with the devs.

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Version 1.0.3
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Just a quick comment: 2.6.2 and 2.7.2 work – as far as I can tell – quite okay on 10.7 (Lion). The "vers. 2.7.2 - 10.5" above refers to the last version that works on Leopard. Just in case, anyone suspects the devs of anything. Still providing the last free version is fine, thanks.

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Version 3.0.0
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If anyone needs to tame Handbrake's consumption of CPU power: 1. Choose some preset. 2. At the end of the Advanved Option String on the Advanced tab, add :threads=2 or whatever fits your needs and system (threads = cores as I understand it). 3. And obviously, save the new preset for reuse. I just saw a complaint/request with 12 cores on page 2, which got me to adopt it again for 2 out of 4 cores. I first needed that option with my good old MacBook who literally couldn't take the heat of full CPU power anymore, even after cleaning etc.

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Version 0.9.5
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For anyone who might reserve some more CPU power to other processes: At the end of the Advanved Option String on the Advanced tab, add :threads=2 or whatever fits your system (threads = cores as far as I know). I just saw a complaint/request with 12 cores on page 2, which got me to adopt it again for 2 out of 4 cores. I needed it first with my good old MacBook, which after cleaning etc. literally overheated at >60% CPU.

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Version 0.9.5
Thyx
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Yeah, double post. I didn't see this, so I added it once more.

Thyx
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Just a quick comment on the rating: The search list has the overall stars (around 4), while this page uses the present rating for v15 – amounting to three ratings, one by monkeyjunkey [sic!] clicking the same rating for two versions.

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Version 15.0.900.2
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@MJ: You're right. It's just kinda ridiculous with Chrome/ium and the like. Btw, I didn't use or endorse SRware – I was just curious what it was. Chromium has become my favorite browser.

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Thyx
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Price is up to $14.95 as of now. Makes it less compelling to try if I use (and paid for) CCC.

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Version 1.7.1
Thyx
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That is not to imply at all IB isn't worth it. And I just love healthy competition & comparison – I just realized CCC includes an option to backup to password-protected disk images.

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No trial no buy… (fully aware that Bob Marley meant something completely different)

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Version 1.0
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Does what I want, i.e. 'only' downloading for Safari and other browsers. By the way, if anyone's wondering about the not really stellar overall rating of 3.5 stars: the 1-star ratings are on page start on page 3 or 4, back in 2005. iGetter never got to v.3, so it's all accumulated since I-don't-know-how-early.

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Version 2.8.7
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2.0 August 16, 2004