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Fast, reliable, and simple. There is no better way to mirror a folder (or several). The interface is clean and clear -- with no complex, arcane choices or explanations. Best part is does just what it says and no more. While ChronoSync is my choice for more complex synchronization tasks -- this one-trick pony is a workhorse and uber reliable.
An important patch in the final hours before filing deadline is inexcusable. These people need to go away -- or gain a sense of mission.
Impressive -- as usual. Love the UI, graphics and additional panels for info about the computer and battery. Please show your appreciation and love for this awesome utility, by making a donation to support continued development and maintenance.
Masking is a complex process requiring precision and quality output. The developer's icon for his app -- which should embody the quality and functionality of his app -- is PIXELATED. Doesn't bode well for the quality or value of the app.
I've UNINSTALLED SugarSync. They've gone to a PAID model for their slow, and buggy storage solution. DropBox may not be perfect - but the options, utility, and stability far-surpass anything SugarSync can offer. SugarSync is EOL and SOL in my book.
Can understand that $2700 is cheap for a broadcast/wire operation -- but for a less than 10Mb file.... well.... I have iOS apps that size that were far cheaper. Anyone use this stuff and can discuss value for pros?
WOW -- almost $40 for an iPhone maintenance app? Not saying that it isn't worth it -- but this developer needs a serious reality check on the value of OPTIONAL tools for optimizing portable devices. The lack of detailed information feeds my skepticism.
As an Admin for several servers – I'm disappointed that OS X Screen Sharing client is broken in Mavericks. None of my alternate solutions have worked. Figured that Remotix was worth a try -- and WOW -- IT WORKS. Despite the $39.99 price tag, Remotix is amazing. Easy to configure, lots of connection options, amazing quality, low latency, maintains connections, option to store machine profiles and sync with iCloud, and even password protection. Remotix is the VNC/Screen Sharing app that Apple SHOULD have written. BRAVO to the Developers -- $39.99 IS A BARGAIN.
I am glad that for your firewall and security settings – that Apple's native VNC is working. For many admins in many situations they are not. Apple's Community has many robust discussions, and no definitive solutions -- my reason to favor Remotix -- which apparently is unaffected in the same environment where Apple VNC fails. As always -- your mileage may vary.... Thanks for your comments.
Forget Portfolio -- it is buggy, slow, hobbled by poor EXIF implementation and expensive. As a former Portfolio user and proponent, I am saddened that Extensis has given lip service and hype rather than provide a complete overhaul of their once-great app. iView MediaPro was amazing before they cashed out to Microsoft who gutted it and abandoned the project. Other posters are correct -- the best MULTIMEDIA viewer is Adobe Bridge. There is NO quality cataloging or library tool suitable for large and robust collections. iView Media came closest ever.... hint hint developers.
AVOID TUNEUP if you love your iTunes library. Why pay for an app that will hash and scramble a collection you've spent hundreds of hours polishing? Specifically: > Hashed metadata on many songs downloaded from iTunes > Removed correct album art, placing it with NOTHING > Incorrectly tagged NON-identical songs as duplicates, while totally missing a few EXACT duplicates > Scrambled library sorts and displays Consider this -- your iTunes library is a very sophisticated database. You should never allow ANY third part app to 'assist' you with optimizing or cleaning-up an Apple database. There are NO SHORTCUTS. And remember that restoring iTunes from a backup is complicated -- a mere TimeMachine restore will miss many of your farkled data files store outside your music folder. I've learned a hard lesson with TuneUp -- no matter how hard they promote their app -- IT IS RISKY TO EVER TRUST TUNEUP.