FolderControl
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Auto-size and arrange Finder windows.   Shareware ($21.95)
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FolderControl is a utility to automatically size and arrange the Finder's folder/directory windows into the configuration you define.
What's New
Version 1.60: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later






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Uncoy reviewed on 16 Oct 2010
Didn't work. Author didn't provide updates. Author is incredibly unhelpful and flat out rude.

Overpriced.

Good idea very badly handled. Customer experience awful.
[Version 1.60]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 May 2005
This software could fall into any or all of the following software categories:

1. CrippleWare - According to the documentation, while in the month-long trial mode, most features are turned off so you never get to experience what the program can do, or if it can do them at all. Why not shorten the trial period and implement all the features?

2. TooMuchBotherWare - What should have been implemented as a preference pane working in the background, was instead made into a program. To install it, you have tojump through a number of tedious procedural hoops

3. ControlFreakWare - The developer is so afraid your going to get something for nothing, he has makes you jump through a lot of licensing and unlicensing hoops to transfer your software license from one computer to another. Does this guy work at Microsoft?

4. BreakYourBankWare - I agree with everyone else because this software is way too expensive, particularly in light of how I found that it is

5. CrapWare - After wasting so much time, the program flat out didnt work. It never managed a single window or folder under OSX 10.4.1 on my Aluminum powerbook.
[Version 1.60]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 May 2005
I didn't say anything about the price being fair or not.

"what's your agenda?" Just pointing out why such a simplistic comparison is unfair.
[Version 1.60]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 May 2005
Yes, I agree that the price is ridiculous. For little more than four times as much you can buy the entire Tiger OS with the rebate. To offer it as $21.95 is even more of an insult. Like, knock off 5 cents and we won't know the company is trying to reap in $22 bucks? Yeah, I'd like to have my windows managed nicely and neatly (something that I could never figure out why Apple never designed into the Finder), but to charge so much? To the commentor who said that it was a fair price, I'd like to say "What's your agenda?"
[Version 1.60]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Apr 2005
Maybe the reason is that, at $22, people are turned off by the price which is, hmmm...nearly one-fourth the price of the entire OSX 10.4 Tiger, if you factor in the rebates. All this just so my finder windows can be arranged in neat little stacks. So little for so much.
[Version 1.5]

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Anonymous commented on 01 May 2005
The real price for Tiger would include the price of the Mac you need to run it on.

Apple can afford to sell you Tiger at $129 because you've already paid them anywhere from $499 for a Mac mini to $6,000 or more for a top-of-the-line system.

Don't be fooled by clever marketing.
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Anonymous commented on 20 May 2005
You can get Tiger for about $95 with a rebate and that must buy about a million lines of code and the labor of a small army of Apple coders working for years. How does an OS that is a few gigs in size compare to a single program that is a couple of megs? (Let's see, a gig is THOUSAND times larger than a megabyte.) As for having to buy a Mac to get the OS, that's BS. Maybe my Mac was given to me, or maybe I bought it at a yard sale for $100, or just maybe I've had it for a few years and I bought it with an ealier version of the OS. Besides, Folder Control wouldn't work very well without a computer to install it on, so your argument is a bit inept.

Of course, if you (if you happen to be the developer) lowered the price to something reasonable, people might actually buy it. At $12.00 (not $11.95, please), instead of $21.95, I'd bet that sales would increase by a factor of ten.
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Anonymous commented on 20 May 2005
"Of course, if you (if you happen to be the developer) lowered the price to something reasonable, people might actually buy it. At $12.00 (not $11.95, please), instead of $21.95, I'd bet that sales would increase by a factor of ten."

If I were right about this, the company would see a five-fold increase in profits.

Personally, I'm not even gonna download your product and try it because the price offends me.
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Anonymous commented on 20 May 2005
You can a lot of this stuff for free with the built in Automator in Tiger.
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Anonymous commented on 20 May 2005
"Maybe my Mac was given to me, or ... an ealier version of the OS. "

Maybe. Apple still got paid for that Mac at some point. That's how they can afford to develop the OS. It doesn't matter to them that the money didn't come from you, as long as they got it. If you or anyone else buys Tiger to run on that Mac, it's just a nice bonus.

"Besides, ... wouldn't work ... without a computer to install it on, so your argument is a bit inept."

Again, the money from the sale of that computer went to Apple. If someday other computers become able to run Mac OS X, expect that either the price of Mac OS X will go up significantly, or Apple inks a deal with those manufacturers to ship Mac OS X with everything they build, making up in volume what they lose per unit.
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jul 2003
I am surprised that there are no comments or reviews on this excellent utility. If performs exactly as advertised and performs well. I had tried for some time to use Applescript to stack and adjust the views of finder windows under OS X, but many of the folder or window hooks were broken. This application allows me to configure and position multiple windows and does so very quickly. You can also save different configuration sets which you can get to very quickly. It is of particular value for CD mastering. I have no connection at all to Derman Enterprises, but find this utility invaluable. I suggest people try this out. The shareware fee is certainly more than reasonabl for the power that you receive.
[Version 1.10]


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Downloads:3,994
Version Downloads:1,680
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:19 May 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $21.95
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FolderControl is a utility to automatically size and arrange the Finder's folder/directory windows into the configuration you define.


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