MacPOSX
MacPOSX 1.54
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MacPOSX provides the ability to use your Mac at the point-of-sale in your business. It doesn't matter where that point-of-sale may be. It could be your PowerBook at a trade show, a PowerMac in the office or an iMac at home. Or you can use MacPOSX to replace your traditional cash register and move up to a whole new level in retail point-of-sale automation for your business. There are three versions available, Standard, Pro, and MultiUser.

We have two versions of the trial available for download. One is setup to use with a TouchScreen style interface. The other is better suited for
What's New
Version 1.54: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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Spicolli reviewed on 21 May 2008
I totally agree with what Beeblebrox said plus-
Wish I had bought something else -as a small start up business I purchased macposx because it was the least expensive. Big mistake. This software is the least intuitive piece of software I have ever had the misfortune to try and figure out.
While it does work and do pretty much everything you would need pos software to do, getting it configured is a nightmare. Customizing the reports to show the info that you need is an exercise in utter frustration. And while tech support is available-the guy is just outright rude, talks down to you in a manner and tone of "how dare you not understand and be able to use my software".
Buy a different package -buy once cry once, buy this P.O.S. and prepare to spend hours getting it configured.
[Version 1.54]


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kategirl commented on 25 Nov 2006
please backup your claims with reasons
[Version 1.38.1]


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Septimus commented on 11 Jul 2006
This program has the UGLIEST interface I've ever seen. Even it it was the best app in its class I still wouldn't use it, even if I get paid to use it.
[Version 1.30(1300)]


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Beeblebrox reviewed on 14 Mar 2006
I can't say my experience with MacPOSX has been satisfactory. I wish that were not the case because I generally like supporting small developers.

The software itself is functional enough. Screens are customizable, if a bit dated looking. It will do the job but it is somewhat buggy in key areas and abstruse in others (I won't go into those frustrations given that only top-notch applications avoid kludges and unfortunately, this app is not in that category). The Filemaker layout functionality is difficult to use and so you will need to rely on the developer for help in this area (which he will give at first).

Reporting from the app initially seems extensive but in reality, is not that user-friendly, nor are reports easily customizable. One can view lists of items but these are read-only views and not editable. One must return to a single record mode to edit rather than in a spreadsheet form which would be much faster and more intuitive, especially if you have lots of items in your database. The developer recommends printing out the list view for reference when editing but it would be easier if the app used the standard OS X convention of double-clicking on an item in a list and having an edit dialog pop up at that point.

Because there are dozens of individual databases and config files, don't expect to troubleshoot the app on your own if you run into problems. It is labyrinthian. This is one program that requires hefty support from the developer to keep it functional. There is no "phone home" feature built into the app for you to send the developer information about an error so one must dig through hidden files and logs to send back information that will help him resolve the problem. Of course, if the POS station is in use, this is a nearly impossible task and must be done after hours.

Unfortunately, customer service for the app is a mixed bag at best. The developer, while knowledgeable and responsive, is surly, terse, and prefers to avoid writing complete sentences. He makes no attempt to hide his contempt for users who don't appreciate or completely understand his software. He will make an attempt at being thorough, even providing screen shots of how to do things but he is loathe to take responsibility for his software's shortcomings nor will he explain how to get around these shortcomings without you having to weed through dozens of brusque, contradictory, or "oh yeah? so's your old man" style emails. Programming is this developer's specialty, not customer service.

While purchase of MacPOSX ostensibly includes email support, the developer may tell you that he won't give you that support and to simply rely his marginally organized and somewhat incomplete online support docs. This can be problematic if your issue is not addressed in those docs. There is no reference section in the support pages, only a tutorial (which is not accessible from any menu on the home or support page but can be found here if you want to peruse it) so looking up specific issues by index is not, from what I can tell, possible.

Ultimately, if you don't mind working with a developer who is highly defensive and easily angered, then this software will do the job for you. If you have higher expectations of a Mac developer, look elsewhere.

I give the application MacPOSX itself a grudging thumbs up as it does the job. The support for the app makes the thumb go the other direction however. Too bad too, it has potential.
[Version 1.23g]


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Downloads:7,270
Version Downloads:1,288
Type:Business : Applications
License:Demo
Date:15 May 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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MacPOSX provides the ability to use your Mac at the point-of-sale in your business. It doesn't matter where that point-of-sale may be. It could be your PowerBook at a trade show, a PowerMac in the office or an iMac at home. Or you can use MacPOSX to replace your traditional cash register and move up to a whole new level in retail point-of-sale automation for your business. There are three versions available, Standard, Pro, and MultiUser.

We have two versions of the trial available for download. One is setup to use with a TouchScreen style interface. The other is better suited for mail order and wholesale businesses with a conventional sales entry screen. Each one includes three layout styles from which you can select and try out. The MacPOSX trial comes with a sample database already created so that you can quickly test out the Point-of-Sale interface and its many features. You can also add your own information to the database. The trial version has only a few limitations not found in the production version.


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