You Control
You Control
1.8b1

3.8

You Control free download for Mac

You Control1.8b1

20 October 2009

Create flexible custom menus of files/folders.

Overview

You Control is a flexible menu utility that allows users to put commonly used items, including files and folders, at your fingertips. You Control menus can be placed in a variety of locations, including the menubar or any corner of the screen, or users can pop their custom menus up anywhere on the screen using key commands.

What's new in You Control

Version 1.8b1:
  • Fixed an issue displaying calendars for months that spanned six calendar weeks.
  • Fixed Recent Items lists to work on Snow Leopard
  • Assorted minor bug fixes

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58 Reviews of You Control

4
Fishscale
19 February 2009
Version: 1.7.2b3

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I had ditched you control after I switched computers but eventually it came to mind and I gave it another shot. The program never gives problems, only thing I can complain about is the spinning beach ball when navigating through the menu's. Beach ball Doesn't slow anything down just don't know why it appears at all. Even allows me to click something else while it's still the "beach ball." It's stability, small footprint, and ridiculous amount of options/menus it is definitely worth giving a shot. You will be very surprised. Great app and becomes more stable with each update.
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4
giorgina
14 February 2018
Version: 1.8b1
It is a good one!
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Hugo-and-Luigi
08 September 2016
Version: 1.8b1
Aaaaah! I moved my drive into another computer and YC is not authorized any more. I thought I figured this out a couple of years ago switching drives, but this is the same drive! Please, someone rescue us!
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Stassi
15 August 2013
Version: 1.8b1
So - now that their server is down - of course I LOST the download I'd done of version 1.81 b1 (never had installed it 'cause I'm still on Lion). Anybody have it somewhere?
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5
Ed612
12 August 2013
Version: 1.8b1
This was a great app, I'd buy it again if I could. I've been using it for many years it has had stability issues here and their but it was still a #1 must have app for your Mac. When I upgraded to my 27"IMac I was so disappointed when I learned I could not activate my you control app.
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5
eliotr
23 July 2013
Version: 1.8b1
Great app! I updated from 1.7.2 to 1.8b on an OLD Mac. I'd like to get 1.8b running on a NEW Macbook Pro. Is there any way to do that? When I click Register I get something like: "Error in registration. Couldn't connect to the server." I'm GUESSING I cannot deactivate YC on my old machine (b/c YC has no active server to process it), but I'm afraid even to try, b/c then it might not work on either machine. All suggestions welcome!
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2.5
Bluesky55
08 July 2013
Version: 1.8b1
I think this app was great. My problem is that cleanmymac disabled it. I deleted you control and reinstalled it. Now I can't register the software. yousoftware.com can't be found. Can anyone help with this problem?
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Hugo-and-Luigi
28 March 2013
Version: 1.8b1
YouControl has become such an important part of how I work over the years, I can’t believe it’s discontinued. I hope it is resurrected by someone.
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Stassi
27 January 2013
Version: 1.8b1
Does anybody know if the version 1.7.2 works with Mountain Lion? If not, I'll never upgrade my OS - if so, I'll consider it. I'll miss you, YouControl...
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Ronl
10 January 2013
Version: 1.8b1
I can't believe they discontinued this. I've never used, nor am aware of, another app that is as robust when it comes to custom menus. Please find a way to continue this.
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4.5
Quorm
22 July 2012
Version: 1.8b1
I'm disappointed to see that You Software has discontinued YouControl as of June 2012. I've used this app for years, and have never found an adequate replacement. I hope the developers someday can find a way to resurrect You Control - or perhaps let it go into the public domain as open source.
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5
Amazon
02 February 2012
Version: 1.8b1
Great little application. I wish they will keep it around with updates to improve stability a bid ...
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5
Ronl
23 October 2011
Version: 1.8b1
Absolutely excellent app!! I used to use MaxMenus but this is enormously better in every way. Well worth the money. Thanks... keep up the great work.
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4.5
Quorm
06 August 2011
Version: 1.8b1
Overall rating is supposed to be 5. Used this for years. Every time I think "I'd like a menubar utility that does that ..." I open the You Control configuration and voilà - You Control can do that. Saved me much money from avoiding buying other apps and cluttering the menu bar.
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4.5
Clwguy
12 April 2011
Version: 1.8b1
I too have been using this handy utility for years. Allows me to custom the menus the way. I use it for quick access to Calendar Items, Address Book, Apps, files, weather. I deducted a half star for a slightly awkward cp interface
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5
Hugo-and-Luigi
28 July 2010
Version: 1.8b1
I've used this for years and love it, I hate being on a computer without it. I don't change to fit the way it works, it changes to fit me.
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Cookie08
19 March 2010
Version: 1.8b1
Has to be the best of all the Launchers file access menu tree app out there very solid even the .8x beta is solid it may cost a little but it combines all the features of many other utilities combined you use only the bits you need. I just use the file assess and the weather modules there are many more. I have mine set in the bottom left corner pop up of the structure of the disk and home folder etc fast access to anything. I also use Bevy triggered with a button on the mouse for really instant app access.
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Welshpat007
17 July 2009
Version: 1.7.2
Yes, both You Control and You Control Desktops are crashing on me in 10.5.7 , 10 seconds or so after launching.
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Shock-J
14 May 2009
Version: 1.7.2
YC Engine has been quitting alot since the 10.5.7 update. Anybody else seeing this? I feel an update on the horizon.
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5
Bloomsday
11 March 2009
Version: 1.7.2
I have used this utility for five years. It has always worked very well. Zero system slowdown. I would buy it again if I had to.
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Weasel
10 March 2009
Version: 1.7.2
I purchased You Control when I first purchased my PPC G5 years ago. It has so many features, that it took me awhile figure out what I wanted to use. Eventually I added ALL the features. One time, on an update the developer missed one small feature. I emailed them & they said it would be back on the next update & it was! I've never had any problems!!! I also have You Control Desktops, which is GREAT. You could set a different picture for each desktop so you could visually know where you are at. Years ahead of Leopard's "Spaces" which does not have this option. I give it 5 STARS.
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4
Fishscale
19 February 2009
Version: 1.7.2b3
I had ditched you control after I switched computers but eventually it came to mind and I gave it another shot. The program never gives problems, only thing I can complain about is the spinning beach ball when navigating through the menu's. Beach ball Doesn't slow anything down just don't know why it appears at all. Even allows me to click something else while it's still the "beach ball." It's stability, small footprint, and ridiculous amount of options/menus it is definitely worth giving a shot. You will be very surprised. Great app and becomes more stable with each update.
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4
Flash1296
11 February 2009
Version: 1.7.2b3
Excellent functionality booster.
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5
Jan13
21 July 2008
Version: 1.7
THANK YOU ! for being back ... very nice and refreshing small application to juice-up Apple desktop. We love it!
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emuller2001
20 October 2006
Version: 1.4.1
Nice. Purchased a license today. I like the flexibility. Could you add the possibility to modify the Apple Menu as well (like FruitMenu does, for instance) ? Please give it localization (at least French, Spanish, German) ! and add support for international presentation styles for time/date indicators (24 hours, dd/mm/yy).
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Dave-essel
07 October 2006
Version: 1.4.1b2
Nicest Clock/Calendar I've seen and a truly super -- thanks to the graphics -- multiple desktop. I love it.
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2.25
Machealer
30 May 2006
Version: 1.4b2
Whenever I try to access modules such as Weather and News Feed they crash the You Control Engine. Overall, the program feels unstable.
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Silversmith
30 May 2006
Version: 1.4b2
I've been using this package for over two years now, I don't use all the modules, but the ones that I do make use of are invaluable to me. I don't like the way they constantly want to pester you to buy the rest of thir products. I understand that they need to make a living.. but plese... just let me decide whether I want the thing and then move on, ok? And contrary to the earlier posters implication and supposition, I've never been a Windows person.. (excepting when helping friends with their problems on their machines.. which is why I always said.. get a mac!).
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smtips
06 May 2006
Version: 1.4b1
I refuse to "try" an application that forces me to connect to the maker's website and send information before I am allowed to "try" the app. And judging from most of the reviews here, these people are from the Windoze world and their application isn't worth "trying" as a "demo" unless you like sending your personal data to someone that WHO KNOWS what they will use it for. A DEMO is a DEMO...thank you again Little Snitch for alerting me to software shysters like this!!
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5
Anonymous
20 March 2005
Version: 1.3
I MUST say, that I am using this application for some time on daily bases and I do love it! More over, it become to me essential ........ the control over iTunes is even more "spice" to this already perfect addition to Mac OS X.
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4.25
Anonymous
18 March 2005
Version: 1.3
I'm really surprised at how much I like it and how useful it is. well thought out and MANY options to get it just like I want. that's the problem with a lot of these things, I always think I would use them if they just worked a little differently. there are so many different ways to set this up that it's ridiculous (in a good way). very quick, easy and combines many little programs I was using into one nice package. the new meters in vers. 1.3 are just like Menu Meters (a must have- great program) with more options and a few less features (eject disks) so I'm trying them out now instead of MM. I got it because it was on sale for what I thought was a very reasonable price, finally. so I bought 2 copies. they'd probably do better if they quit changing the price drastically from week to week.
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Bill-B
20 January 2005
Version: 1.2.3
After a brief demo, I have these observations: 1) Over-engineered and poorly implemented 2) Terrible user interface 3) Should appeal to Windows users Yeech!
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3.5
Anonymous
20 December 2004
Version: 1.2.3
I think that this guy sad it all !!! I can NOT but AGREE (!!!) WORSE... and the primary reason I am giving it a poor rating is they are using the "AFTER REBATE" marketing ploy everyone is so sick and tired of. Just tell us the damn price and be done with it. Life is busy and complicated enough to be mailing in rebates. If you are offering a rebate then make it an Instant Rebate that is immediately deducted at the point of sale. I really hate to see talent like this wasted because of marketing stupidity!... Too Bad!
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2.25
Anonymous
12 September 2004
Version: 1.2.3
DO NOT SUPPORT REBATE MARKETING Excellent implementation... too expensive for too many modules I would never use. They should break this out into purchasable modules. I have no use for at least half of what the package offers. WORSE... and the primary reason I am giving it a poor rating is they are using the "AFTER REBATE" marketing ploy everyone is so sick and tired of. Just tell us the damn price and be done with it. Life is busy and complicated enough to be mailing in rebates. If you are offering a rebate then make it an Instant Rebate that is immediately deducted at the point of sale. I really hate to see talent like this wasted because of marketing stupidity!... Too Bad! RECOMMENDATION... to ALL DEVELOPERS... make your demos based on the actual number of days of use... not calendar days from installation. I am busy and very often take a peek at something and then revisit it much later... only to discover it has expired without me ever using it. Come on folks... I meter actual usage in all my products rather than elapsed time. It's not that difficult to do!
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4
Anonymous
03 August 2004
Version: 1.2.3
Wow, I'm impressed! You Control is the real successor to Now Utilities and Action Utilities. This is not only a collection of menu extras available for free elsewhere. The functionality of each module is best of breed and of great value. A boost for productivity. At first, I was reluctant to try it out, but now I think this is extremely well made software. I didn't run into a problem yet. On the other hand, I admit that the pricing is quite steep. But it has enormous potential that I yet have to discover.
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4.25
Cookie08
28 July 2004
Version: 1.2.3
I have been using this for several versions now don't see what the complicated setup complaints are about. It took about 5 min to set it up the way I like never read the manual. Just drag the home folder or app folder to the setup area quick and simple. The only thing missing is the drag and drop like maxmenus where you could drag a file to the popup menu drill down to the prg and start like a normal drad and drop or copy a file to a folder this way, when they implement this it will be even better. Youcontrol is more stable them Maxmenus which has a conflict with some of the menus in Adobe products. I have tried all the so called free things like Buttler lasted all of about 10 min and deleted it. I think these single apps with great control are much more sensible than 6 or 7 little apps from different authors all with the possibility of clashing code etc. The price is a touch high but I brought it the discount and am happy
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2.75
Anonymous
27 July 2004
Version: 1.2.3
Wow! This is in the category of "stroke n' poke" software! Outlandish price. Let's see OS X cost how much...and what percentage is the price of this app in relationship to OS X? The blue smile face on the You Sofware icon is laughing all the way to the bank. Other apps do far more for far less.
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Anonymous
27 July 2004
Version: 1.2.3
Butler does more and is much less!(free). Check it out before you even download this app. If you think butler is hard to master, give this doozie a try for a minute.
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Anonymous
13 June 2004
Version: 1.2
Others reviewing this are taking out their dissatisfaction with the price (which is very high) on the program itself. I find it to be a very good piece of software. Probably worth about $25 to me.
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1.5
Anonymous
26 April 2004
Version: 1.1
This is a bad joke. An incoherent bunch of lousy menu applets with memory leaks left and right - and a $70 price tag! ($80 for the "boxed version" - does it come in the shape of a trash bin?) They even require online registration, which is fair enough since You Control is widely known as the most pirated software since Windows XP. I was shocked to learn that this thing is built on the assets of the (formerly free) PTH modules. I liked them for their usefulness and small memory footprint, and I'm still running PTH Clock in my menu bar in Panther. I would have paid for a re-release as shareware, but I do not support fraudware. $70 - now that's what I call a business plan ... Obviously, implementing memory leaks into the PTH modules was so difficult that the dev and his business partners decided to charge a premium for this achievement.
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Anonymous
24 March 2004
Version: 1.1
Buggy, expensive, expensive, and expensive. If I can't move a menu item around but control clicking, I would rather not have it there at all.
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Anonymous
21 March 2004
Version: 1.1
Try Butler. It mops the floor with this thing.
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Anonymous
20 March 2004
Version: 1.1
Not only obscenely overpriced, but the thing wants to phone home all the time to verify its license, which is evidently tied to the computer's ethernet address. This is, of course, completely unacceptable. Stay away. Stay far away.
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2.5
Anonymous
17 March 2004
Version: 1.1
Unresponsive to bug reports, too expensive (especially given the bug thing)
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Anonymous
17 March 2004
Version: 1.1
The price on this thing is totally absurd. (Here, it says $50, but their site says it's $70.) It's not even worth trying out. Send $18 to the developer of Butler, who doesn't even require that you send him the money to use the program, instead. Butler is great, it has most of the features of this thing, and the ones it lacks aren't any big deal anyway.
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3.25
Anonymous
17 March 2004
Version: 1.1
I like this app a whole lot. But I HATE the price. Luckily, I stumbled upon the app called Butler. It does everything YC does (most times, even better) all except the weather, which butler doesn't have. But there are so many free menu bar weather apps or weather widgets for konfabulator that it is not worth it to get this app when there is a free alternative that, IMO, is better. To get this app up and running the way I like is quite a process, and even tricky at times, even for a novice user like myself. Again, Butler is easier to use and better. Give Butler a try before you shell out the $50 or $70 for YC.
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3.5
Masterkew
07 March 2004
Version: 1.0.1
This is a nice app. I haven't tried any of the other variants of the 'pasteboard' feature, but this one is cool. So is the iTunes control feature. But that's about all I'd be using this for. Not worth $50, I think, and certainly not worth the $70 You Software's page is selling it for. That's not just a little steep that's insane. It's a nice app, but there are much better things I could use $70 for. You Control is very stable, and easy to use, has some very well-made features, and if you need them all, is a value. If you are looking for one or two menu options You Control isn't for you, and would just be bloat. All in all, I'd have to say that someone looking for only one or two of the features this application offers look elsewhere before buying this, as they would be paying more for the unused features than anything else.
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2.5
Anonymous
24 February 2004
Version: 1.0.1
I downloaded and tried this application to see what had been done with the PTH apps. To my dismay I discovered that not only is this app overpriced and bloated, it also lacks most of the functionality of the applications it replaces. The pasteboard component especially is crippled in comparison to PTHPasteboard. I would not recommend this app to anyone and would suggest that the developers put their effort into restoring the lost functionality and lowering the price. The functionality offered by this app is certainly not worth $50.
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4
Lorin-Rivers
20 January 2004
Version: 1.0.1
I got this at MWSF and spent over an hour playing with it. It's damn cool, bundles lots of different features into one package, and they've promised many more to come. Anybody who feels they're asking too much for it--simple, don't buy it. At the same time, you can't complain that any of this stuff "used" to be free--what WAS free, still is, it just doesn't work that well in Panther. I love it and think it's a pretty good deal.
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Anonymous
20 January 2004
Version: 1.0.1
It doesn't bother me that they've re-named and started charging for these programs. It's the bundling that bothers me. I only care about the pasteboard. (Given that PTHPasteboard was one of the most popular freeware apps for OS X, I'm probably not alone.) Why pay $50 for one program? I'd pay $10 for it, maybe $15, but not $50. Fortunately, the last version of PTHPasteboard still semi-works in Panther. I'll stick to that until they release separate versions of the programs.
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Jimw
20 January 2004
Version: 1.0.1
I set this as an e-mail to the company a few days ago. I got an acknowledgment that it was received and I would get a response but no response as yet. I indicated I would post my comments if the product appeared on MacUpdate: When I started using PTHClock it was indicated that updates to it and Pasteboard would always be free. While I understand that they no longer exist, that does not mean I am necessarily interested in other menu products or wish to be forced to purchased products I don't want, or not interested in order to keep up to date with the products I want. But by bundling the successors to these two packages into your "You Control" product that is exactly what you have done. Besides, I find $50-$60 rather expensive as an introductory price for bundling together what is historically shareware from a brand new company who's viability and therefore support is yet to be tested and proven. Given the economy, the company may not be around in a year and customers may be out $50 and without support or any source of updates. At least with shareware their investment is not invested a single source for all of their menu items, but spread around and the odds are that not all of those sources will disappear and that they risk their total investment. Wouldn't an introductory price within a limited time period as an update charge for existing PTH users would have been fair and more palatable? I think it is worthwhile here for me to go into some detail on what I feel what would have been fair and reasonable to do for PTH users given their philosophy. If asked, I would have suggested releasing the patched version of the products (The patch works fine with Panther), indicating that PTH was out of business and the use of the patched version was entirely at the users own risk and came with no support whatsoever. I would have provide it for free indicting it was the last free update. I would have offered "You Control" as an alternative at a discount in the $30 range for a limited period of time to PTH users. So, given the cost, the bundling philosophy, and my concerns about company viability, I will wait a year and see what happens. I no longer feel the need to be the "first on the block" with a brand new product and a brand new company and assume that kind of risk when their are plenty of similar proven products out there that do the same thing. This may be a very good product and have good support, but I am not willing to take that risk right now, especially in this economy. I have been burnt too many times by similar companies. If you are around at the next MacWorld, maybe I will take the plunge - if your offer best product available for the money. I have not downloaded or tried this product.
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RSoldin
20 January 2004
Version: 1.0.1
I noticed a couple of comments about this going from freeware to $50. This was never freeware in my book or from what I have seen for the years on this board or other boards. It is something that is pulled together from numerous application that use to run on OS9 9like Action utilities, etc.) This is its first release. It is a great piece of software from a great group of people.
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4.25
Anonymous
20 January 2004
Version: 1.0.1
The application does what it says it does, and it's nicely implemented as well. However, the price jump from basically $0 to $50 is painful, especially if you already use and paid for other shareware that does some of the same things. Perhaps You Software should have made the modules available separately, so that you could pay for what you wanted to use. Mr. Barnes since this has gone commercial, I think there should have been an upgrade price for Now Menus users.
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David-Zwerdling
16 January 2004
Version: 1.0
from the privacy policy: "You Software will collect certain personal information about customers and visitors to our web site." uhh... does this set off any other people's alarms?
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5
Anonymous
11 January 2004
Version: 1.0
I couldn't disagree more with Anonymous: this app is superb, and worth every penny. There's so much here that I can't begin to describe it. Comes with a thorough user guide; a must read because you'll discover just how powerful this app is. Also, don't miss the section on importable menus, for some reason found in the separate "Getting Started" doc. You owe it to yourself to try the demo version... and spend some time exploring it. (I am NOT affiliated with You Software in any way.)
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Anonymous
08 January 2004
Version: 1.0
why every time a freeware turning to shareware make people so upset??
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2.25
Anonymous
07 January 2004
Version: 1.0
Should be called "You Are Stupid" because that is what you are if you buy this. The lack of polish on this app is blatantly obvious. Not to mention it was largely derived from the now defunct (and great) PTH menu apps, but has much less functionality. PTHPasteboard was great, but the pasteboard in this app is horribly crippled. Meh. Instead of trying to do all these menu apps half-assed, why not try and do some of them good?
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4.75
Anonymous
06 January 2004
Version: 1.0
You rock! What a great programJ if this is the beginning….Wow! In the future I hope to see more features (google, Todo list, CPU%…) in this program, so we wont need to use so many Menu bar apps. *It looks pretty good in terms of CPU usage and memory leaks. Hopefully there wont be any problems with those issues unlike most other Menu bar apps. Keep up the good work.
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3.25
Radd
06 January 2004
Version: 1.0
Looks interesting... but $50? There are numerous freeware apps readily available that can do 99% of what You Control offers. Granted, I wouldn't mind having one unified app doing them all, but I cannot justify the price... there just isn't enough new ground being broken here.
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