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4.2.8
24 April 2015

Easy way to change network locations (was Network Location).

FlyinRyan7
03 February 2012

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Sidekick doesn't particularly WOW me. I've used this software since it's inception and used Network Location before that. Sidekick is fairly handy, has a nice interface, and the customer support is excellent. However, most of the actions you would actually WANT this software to do, it does not. For instance, start/stop the firewall, start/stop file sharing (sharing anything actually), swapping the dock applications, change the browser homepage...etc. I understand that there are some security risks with many of these items, however I believe users are willing to accept the risks. Sidekicks good points are that it has a few pluggins available and are integrated well. Adding more would put it over the competition. Additionally, the developers are quick to respond to questions and usually have gotten back to me within 24 hrs. Really though, you won't need to contact the developers as this software is fairly stable and reliable. I like Sidekick... I just don't 30$ like it. Check out: Airport Location - a very powerful, but somewhat unstable alternative OR Control Plane. Both are free and generally do the same thing as Sidekick, if not more. Their downfalls, like I alluded to, are stability.
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Version 4.0.5

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Caberlin
01 November 2017
Sidekick was working ok with Sierrs but is not working with High Sierra any more (here). It looks like Sidekick is not maintained any more.
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Version 4.2.8
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fogcitynative-1
fogcitynative-1
26 December 2017
Same problem here.

I just sent an e-mail to their support site and Rick, the developer. It looks like Sidekick has been abandoned back in 2014.

Rick's blog post about bugs in Apple's Location Services was written in 2011 and he was talking about OS X Lion. There have been 6 OS updates since then.

Looks like I will need to find an alternative. It was a pretty nice app and a better user interface than s X location. Plus it did a lot more.
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FlyinRyan7
03 February 2012
Sidekick doesn't particularly WOW me. I've used this software since it's inception and used Network Location before that. Sidekick is fairly handy, has a nice interface, and the customer support is excellent. However, most of the actions you would actually WANT this software to do, it does not. For instance, start/stop the firewall, start/stop file sharing (sharing anything actually), swapping the dock applications, change the browser homepage...etc. I understand that there are some security risks with many of these items, however I believe users are willing to accept the risks. Sidekicks good points are that it has a few pluggins available and are integrated well. Adding more would put it over the competition. Additionally, the developers are quick to respond to questions and usually have gotten back to me within 24 hrs. Really though, you won't need to contact the developers as this software is fairly stable and reliable. I like Sidekick... I just don't 30$ like it. Check out: Airport Location - a very powerful, but somewhat unstable alternative OR Control Plane. Both are free and generally do the same thing as Sidekick, if not more. Their downfalls, like I alluded to, are stability.
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Version 4.0.5
Oshloel
27 July 2011
I've been a Network Location user for some time; however, I can't get Sidekick to move past the Configure splash screen. It appears to import my Network Location data, but then once the Configure modal window appears and the Configure button (the only choice) is clicked, Sidekick just stops and there's no way out. I have to use Activity Monitor to kill it. I have emailed the developer, earlier today but haven't received a response yet.
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Version 4.0
Vancouveryogi
26 April 2010
I have been using NetworkLocation for the past month and it has become an indispensable tool. I bought a Mac because I wanted a fun and creative experience and NetworkLocation makes the whole experience even more seamless. I use my MacBook Pro both at home and at work and NetworkLocation automatically detects where I am and changes the default printer, the iChat status and makes sure the appropriate software is running. I was impressed to see that it integrates with third-party utilities - for example, one of my favourite utilities, Dialectic, automatically switches between using Skype and a land line depending on whether I'm at home or work. Give it a try. There's a fully function 30-day trial that will allow you to put it through its paces before paying the registration fee.
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Version 3.1.3
Cubitus
26 September 2009
I also have problems with 3.1.2 under SL. Now it won't quit unexpectedly (as 3.1 did) but I cannot edit auto-locate rules and some actions cannot be properly set.
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Version 3.1.2
Jgalanter
23 September 2009
Trouble: 3.1 on Snow Leopard simple starts then aborts with a unhandled exception -- crashlog time.... Perhaps not quite ready for prime time.
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Version 3.1
Markauk
15 November 2008
Works well as advertised. It's great to have settings change automatically depending on your location without having to think about it. Initially I had a problem getting it to work, but the developer responded quickly and efficiently and the problem was resolved quickly. Great app + friendly and responsive developer = worth every penny!
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Version 3.0.3
Mgrimes
11 September 2008
The 3.0 situation has been cleared up by the developer. If you go to the store it's a $10 upgrade. The initial reaction was simple... nowhere is it mentioned that this is a paid upgrade - and without that information immediate it would cause any customer to fly off the handle.
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Version 3.0
Mgrimes
11 September 2008
Not very cool to make 3.0 a paid upgrade, fail to mention it, make it cost more than 2.3 cost (no upgrade discount) and then provide no way to download the old version.
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Version 3.0
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Mgrimes
Mgrimes
11 September 2008
http://networklocationapp.com/release/NetworkLocation_2.3.zip will get you 2.3 again... would love to hear the motivations behind the 3.0 debacle.
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Version 3.0
Tjerja
15 January 2008
$25 for a missing feature in leopard??? that's one fifth of the total os price!... dgeezz., i bet apple will include this in the next upgrade anyway. How about lowering the price, or make it shareware instead?? ;-)
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Version 2.2.1
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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
15 January 2008
This freeware may be of use to you: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23550/locationchanger
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Version 2.2.1
Foulger
20 November 2007
Half the price triple the profit
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Version 2.2