Downloaded this and been playing with it for a few hours...
It's an interesting and potentially useful concept, mixing features from MacMedia's PhoneAgent and Mira's BluePhoneElite, however, I can't help thinking that this is much more a 0.x beta release than a final 1.0 release.
There are lots of inconsistencies in the UI, wording used, spelling and grammatical errors, and a few bugs.
For instance, on opening the app for the first time it instructs you to "Please click on the Setup Wizard to add a new device...", however, there is nothing labelled "Setup Wizard" anywhere on screen or in the menus, nor any obvious button to click.
By rolling over the graphic in the center of the window you get a grey box fade in. This area, apparently, is the place to click! Nothing like a normal Mac UI button.
Then after clicking this 'area', it opens a window called "FoneLink Assistant" (not "Setup Wizard").
I appreciate that the developers are not native English speakers but there are too many grammatical errors and spelling mistakes throughout. Why not get a few native English speakers to test and correct all these errors before releasing the product? It would hugely improve the professional look as currently it appears quite amateurish.
Examples: "To link you mobile phone, please activate bluetooth on the computer and the mobile to."
And, "quering device" instead of "Querying Device..."
When previewing file information some of the info labels are in German.
The user interface is all over the place. There is no consistency whatsoever, either to itself, or other Mac applications.
- Nothing lines up (text, borders, window edges)
- No consistency to fonts, sizes and weights used
- Inconsistent rollover/click feedback on icons
- The left-hand panel of the 'Mobile Finder', 'Organizer' and 'Media Center' windows are all different, even though they display similar info.
It appears the designers have attempted to 'borrow' various bits of UI design from various other Mac applications. But in doing so, they have combined them into a Frankensteins monster mish-mash of styles.
The main window is vaguely iTunes style, but has 'aqua' gadgets on the grey background, unlike iTunes.
The font used in the icon, list and column views changes size and font when you change views, unlike the Finder (and the icons are wrong and placed awkwardly).
The Volume slider, Play button and Time indicator again, are similar to iTunes/QT, but not consistent and poorly drawn. However, in the 'NovaMediaBrowser' window, the iTunes/QT-style Play button IS used.
Progress bars appear overlaid in semi-transparent rounded corner boxes and are not Mac-standard, and appear to be poorly imitated 'Aperture'-style dialogs.
Headings in the Phone Settings page are in green rounded rectangles, which I have never seen in any Mac application, nor anywhere else in FoneLink!
There seems to be no way to close the "Time Tunnel" window after opening it (no close gadget), and the design of this window is obviously a poor rip-off of Apple's "Time Machine" interface.
The designers should seriously look at the Apple UI Guidelines or other well-designed Mac applications for inspiration (Xtorrent springs to mind).
There are clearly a few bugs that need to be sorted out too.
It doesn't read/show contact photos assigned to Contacts in the phone and viewed in the Organiser section.
I like the idea of the program, but it looks too much like one of the many badly designed Windows applications trying to imitate a Mac application, rather than a true Mac app.
I would purchase it, but can't bring myself to use it anymore. The UI just annoys my eyes too much!