v3.8.4 (still) crashes upon launch under Lion 10.7.4. Developer, while very responsive, pleads me wait to for the next one. App still tries to install background monitors I really do not wish to have happening without my permission.
What to say? A unique, well designed application hobbled by lack of ongoing support and continued subterfuge.
WARNING: this app tries its best to install a background startup application called "Optimism Agent" into your System. I suspect this enables its scheduling and web synching features. Call me paranoid, but I consider this an outrageous abuse of my licensing fee.
Early Review, will add more later
I am on disability for depression. I have only been using this software for a few days, and I can tell already that it will be invaluable for understanding the factors that can help treat my depression and lead to a healthier lifestyle.
The program is very easy to use, yet is very powerful and flexible. There is also an area for daily notes and short and long term goals.
The program produces impressive graphs. I haven't used it long enough to understand how they will be helpful but obviously it helps identify trends in a visual way. The program also has good reporting features.
Two thumbs up and 5 stars!
As a combat veteran I find Optimism helpful in dealing with my PTSD. It is simple, easy to use, and I can print out reports of how things went since my last Drs. visit that help us both in terms of my therapy, and adjustments made in it. In others words, it just works as it is supposed to.
The price is reasonable, and its interface is mac-like. I have found it a valuable tool and recommend it.
So, after contacting the publisher, they fixed the problem of crashing Optimism which happens right after it's launched (when it's caused by Carbon Framework if you look at the report generated with the crash).
Use the link below if you experience the same problems.
A quote from the e-mail from publisher:
"It has a limitation - you won't be able to generate a pdf using the toolbar pdf buttons. Instead you will need to print and select "save as pdf" in the print dialog box."
good app but would suggest two things:
1. iPhone app so you can track and enter data when not at home
2. Long term reports for more then 64 days
3. More options to customise and show stats you need i.e disable medication etc
I had purchased the application in its very early days and have seen constant improvements, each one enhancing the experience of using the software and making it even more of a pleasure to use. You really have to try it for yourself too see if you can benefit from it. I use this application to track my ups and downs which it displays in a graphical view.
As for Support well it is excellent. From general questions to lost license keys, james bishop has been quick to help & resolve on all the issues i have emailed about.
Damn, I wish this were a tad readier for prime time. Like asking $29.95 for an app with zero documentation? And it sure looks like something's a bit crippled until you do pay. All this needs to be made clear if you wanna play with the big boys. Pretty, though.
Why is the app a folder instead of a real application? It seems weird.
The app itself is good though. Though I think 29$ is a bit too much in these early stages of development. In the future it might be $29 worth.
Keep up the good work developer;-)