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Schnitz Remote Lite 1.3 is no longer available from the developer's website, and Google has not helped me find an alternative download site. Does anyone know where to find the latest release?
It appears Dropbox 2.6.2 has passed Beta Test because it's now the version on the main Dropbox download page, and it's at the top of the Release Notes page. What's the story about the unusual jump in version number from 2.4.11 to 2.6.2?
The demo version of Combine PDFs will combine the first 1000 pages for free; after that, you much purchase a license. Download the demo from the developer's site.
The "Developer's Site" link displays a CNS page that reports "uploadit has been discontinued and is no longer supported." CNS offers a newer, supported FTP plug-in, FTPit Pro: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/5763/ftpit-pro
This page is a duplicate of a more up-to-date FTPeek page: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/36606/360works-ftpeek
I finally got around to installing Security Update 2012-004 on my 10.6.8 Mac. The updated Mail 4.6 disabled MailRecent 1.2.4. It would have been a big disappointment to lose MailRecent. Fortunately, Greg Welch's MailRecent page offers an unsupported MailRecent 1.2.5 release for Snow Leopard users. He states it "might work." I can confirm it does work. There is an installation speed bump -- the Install MailRecent simple installer doesn't like 10.6.8. You have to use the Installation (Manual) instructions to move the MailRecent.mailbundle into Mail's bundle folder. The Terminal commands are unnecessary if you've ever installed any Mail plug-in.
Since switching from Fairmount to Mac DVDRipper Pro last July, I've enjoyed the simplicity of one-button rips of DVDs into a folder of dvdmedia files. The simplicity continues with double-clicking a dvdmedia file, which instantly begins playing in DVD Player. After three weeks of beta testing the new 4.0 release, I'm pleased to give a top rating to Mac DVDRipper Pro, with its slick new interface. This great app has become even better. DVDSuki also get top marks for speedy, helpful support.
Managing printing in FileMaker has been a constant challenge, especially in FileMaker runtime solutions because the developer's printers don't match the user's printers. The only way to give the end user control has been to require a Print dialog for each print action. A client's need for dual printer support led me to myFMbutler's excellent PrinterSwitch plug-in. His solution prints work orders on a conventional printer and corresponding shipping labels on a label printer. I used my Mac printers during development and built his Windows runtime solution on VMware Fusion. When I delivered the runtime solution to my client, we easily configured it to his printers. The ability to set specific properties for his Brother QL-700 label printer was especially important. After the initial printing tests, we turned off Print dialogs for hassle-free printing. I purchased a PrinterSwitch Developer License so that I can offer hassle-free printing to all of my clients.
I've used Skitch almost every day since the 1.0 beta testing period in 2008. When I upgraded to Mountain Lion (10.8.2), I thought it would be a good idea to also upgrade to the latest Skitch. What a mistake! I should have taken a moment to read the reviews. When I added an arrow to my first screenshot, the default line width was way too fat. I deleted that arrow so I could change the line width. But Skitch 2.0.1 has no line width tool! What was Evernote thinking when they "improved" the Skitch interface??? I can't comment on any other aspect of Skitch 2.0.1 because I immediately reverted to Skitch 1.0.12, which fortunately still seems to working on 10.8.2. There's a download link for 1.0.12 on this MacUpdate page on Evernote's Skitch page. Be sure to grab it now because it may disappear.
Why does Adobe think my strong preference for "Notify me to install updates" should be reset to "Allow Adobe to install updates" each time I manually install a new release?
I should have mentioned in my original post that I share the concerns of other users who have given Adobe's Flash Player poor marks. I've posted two previous critical reviews and one unflattering comment. The demise of Flash is long overdue.
MacUpdate stripped off the [rhetorical] and [/rhetorical] "tags" that bracketed my remark because they looked like HTML tags.