I've been actively using SIMBL for years and consider it completely indispensable. After reading SHK747's one-star drive-by, though, I realize I've been taking it for granted. Big time.
So here's my stupid opinion.
I love SIMBL.
I love it so much I probably love the developer, Mike Solomon, too, in some kind of cool, appreciative way.
Honestly. As you wade through the catalog of system hacks out there, each trying to improve your computer life one way or another, it's not long before you realize:
The difference between a hack and a solution is staggering.
Some hacks out there are worth considering, for sure, even when their side effects create a whole new monster (I'm looking at you, APE -- don't act shocked).
But over the years, as the OS overhauls have come and gone and we've seen even minor updates give developers major problems, SIMBL has become more useful. Not less.
That's not some small thing.
What SIMBL does for developers and end-users alike is simply awesome. So maybe now's a good time for a little rallying behind the (depressingly few) developers like Mike who make our stupid worlds go 'round.
Or at the very least, how about a little perspective.
To SHK747: You're frustrated or hitting a wall somewhere or something. I get it, guy.
But with a whopping 11 posts/reviews/comments prior to yours -- that's 11, total, over 4 years -- and with only 2 of those having ratings (really. two.), it seems like maybe there's a large enough appreciation/acknowledgment deficit without casually driving the stats down.
Don't get me wrong: I love the democratic process. And the loyal opposition will always be instrumental in figuring out the kinks.
But being a curmudgeon just doesn't seem quite so... productive.
I don't know. Maybe you really hate SIMBL now.
I'm just thinking... maybe it's Big Picture time. Maybe yours will be the star heard 'round the world, and everyone who makes use of software like SIMBL -- all the people getting by with the help of other people -- will band together and represent, truly, the opinions of the majority.
The grateful, satisfied majority.
Anyway. I love SIMBL. Thanks Mike. A lot.
Note: Even though I mention SHK747's comment, I feel like it's largely a review of SIMBL (and maybe an allegory for freedom, I'm not sure), so I'm posting it as its own thing.