All I wanted to do was create a few kinds of BarCode, mainly ISBN-10/13 and print the Barcode on a 3 x 5 card so I could scan the book put the card in the book and throw the retrieved info into Delicious 2 (Inventory Pgm).
After an initial look, I was in the process of buying iBarCoder and then read all the reviews and decided to look elsewhere.
Went to the App Store and went through what was available, jumped on-line and googled what I could and looked into them. It seemed the real good ones were hundreds of dollars.
I decided to download iBarCoder and see what was going on. The online docs said that there was going to be some random wording that would appear with the BarCode, but other than that I should be able to do anything that iBarCode was capable of.
The download and installation went like clockwork with no problems. (Mac Mini w/Mountain Lion). NOW...the issue started...I had never been around barcodes other than scanning them, was not even sure what to do....looked around and there was a on-line doc about a page long that summarized the steps needed.
Without ever dealing with barcodes and using the 1-Pager, I was able to create a ISBN-10 and 13 Barcode that also included printing the Title and Author....it was VERY easy to create a whole page of labels with the created Barcode and info, but how do I do this on a 3 x 5 card! Another 10 minutes (I refuse to use help or call anyone, if I had it would have only taken 1-2 minutes.
Bottom line......within 45 minutes of decided to try the product I was printing a 3x5 card with the ISBN-13 code of a book. I then scanned the card and WHA..LA...magic...Delicious 2 had added the book and had incorporated the detail info from Amazon. From that point on I just edited the template with the new 10 or 13 code, added the Title and Author, smacked Ctrl-P; Enter and started on the next one....takes about 10-15 seconds per book.
I am sure I am only using 2% of what the program can do and maybe other people were having their problem within the other 98%....BUT I NEVER HAD ANY ISSUE WITH THE APPLICATION OTHER THAN MY OWN IGNORANCE AND PRIDE (not checking the help).
The one issue I did have was the $7 storage fee for extended download time. So...
1. No Where did it say how long the original time was that I could download the .dmg from the website.
2. Nor did it say how long the "Extended download" period was that was going to cost $7.
3. In one of the answers to an issue; one of the programers of the App stated that there would not be any charges for updates.
4. MacUpdate is keeping a copy of this so I can download it if necessary......I just thought the whole $7 thing smacked of being cheap and totally unnecessary.
I PAID THE $40 and am VERY happy with the purchase and the price.....