A-Cownts
A-Cownts 1.1.4
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A-Cownts... What is it? A-Cownts offers you a quick way of saving and maintaining accounts. And it's a freeware title for both Mac and Windows users. A-Cownts comes with built-in tabs under which you can store accounts for different purposes. It also has a built-in function called Dice. Dice lets you create random passwords containing up to 999 characters (with or without special characters and Greek letters).



  • How many accounts can A-Cownts hold? - Unlimited, not 25
  • How much does A-Cownts cost? - $0
  • How much will A-Cownts cost 1 year from now?
  • What's New
    Version 1.1.4:
    • This update will not necessarily benefit all users of A-Cownts especially if they are sufficiently content with this freeware title. This update will make A-Cownts compatible with OrganizeX Lite, a successor of A-Cownts and a freeware title that allows users to create an unlimited number of Web accounts, software license profiles and credit card profiles and record credit card transactions. See Download OrganizeX Lite under A-Cownts. Read OrganizeX's User's Guide for how to import A-Cownts' data file to OrganizeX. Note that we have no plans for making OrganizeX Lite available for Windows for now.
    Version 1.1.4:
    • This update will not necessarily benefit all users of A-Cownts especially if they are sufficiently content with this freeware title. This update will make A-Cownts compatible with OrganizeX Lite, a successor of A-Cownts and a freeware title that allows users to create an unlimited number of Web accounts, software license profiles and credit card profiles and record credit card more...
    Requirements
    Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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    Donkey'S Butt (developer) commented on 20 Dec 2009
    It sounds like XENOPHILE won't use any application whose name is ugly. If I changed the app name to XENOPHILE, I wonder if XENOPHILE would still continue to use it? Anyway, I don't work for him. So I don't have to change the name. Improve what? This application is initially designed for office use, just for us. A generic icon could serve. Any name could serve.

    Several people have posted warm, encouraging comments. However, after reading XENOPHILE's comments and others again, I've lost interest in updating this app.
    [Version 1.1.4]

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    MacUpdate-Lon replied on 20 Dec 2009
    Don't let one person's bad manners (or whatever you wish to call it) get you down, keep on coding for those who do appreciate your work. That is, if you have the time to do so.
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    C. Spencer van Gulick commented on 16 Jul 2009
    Obviously, one person's "dumb-ass" is another person's "cute." Love the product name; although, admittedly, it projects no ego at all. And the new icon (Blue Cow Happy) is exquisite. Perfect! Complements my subscription to Mad Magazine!

    Not to mention, just bye-the-bye, that A-Cownts is wacking good at what it does. Hats off, therefore, and thanks to the developer for putting the program out here for some of us to grouse about, maybe, BUT OTHERS TO USE.
    [Version 1.1b]


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    mac912374 (developer) commented on 16 Jul 2009
    BOBMERT09 and TIM27, thank you for your nice comments. Others, if you don't like the icon and/or the name, why don't you just trash the application instead of publicly whining to discredit an innocent freeware provider? I may change the icon in the future, but I will not change the name. If the application has got a bad name and an icon, so what? How much would a better name increase your productivity with this application? If you really can't stand it, again, trash the application. Is XENOPHILE a good name? If a majority don't like it, then should they tell him that he is lame because the name might indicate his personality? Absurd...
    [Version 1.1a]

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    Xenophile replied on 16 Jul 2009
    If it bothers you so much when others criticize the name and icon, why don't you improve them? In the time you've spent arguing with reviewers here at MU, you could have chosen a better name and gotten started on a better icon.

    Sorry, but a misspelled pun on an application's function makes for a poor name. It's cheesy and lazy. Come up with something original or at least politely descriptive.
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    Steverb511 replied on 16 Jul 2009
    MAC912374, I think you've let your emotions get the best of you because you're still missing the point of some of these comments so I'll try to reiterate what I said before this laste time and a little differently. (I'm pretty busy and rarely participate in these sort of discussions but you sound overly stressed.) Over the past 35+ years I've worked in aerospace engineering, air warfare analysis, software development, and web design and development. In all of these areas I've noted that the initial the presentation of a product can very much color peoples' opinions of it and the degree to which they are willing to give it a chance -- regardless of the ultimate quality of the content or performance of the product itself. Just because we think the world should operate absolutely objectively such as products standing on soley their own merits, doesn't mean it does. (That's why so much time and money is spent on marketing.) The comments both for and against the name and icon of your software may help give you ideas on how to get more people to give it a chance to prove itself, if you're interested in doing so, and that's all they amount to.

    You seem to think that such comments are attacks on you and the quality of your product. (Yes, some could be more diplomatically worded but that's what happens when dealing with large groups of people with different perspectives. I've seen much more harshly worded and less warranted comments in other reviews and infinitely worse in the areas that I've worked in when politics and large egos became involved.) However, if you re-read these comments objectively you will find they are neither. If people were really intent on discrediting you and trashing your software, as you seem to think, they would also be giving your software negative ratings not just comments on a couple of aspects. How many of these people have given A-Cownts a low rating?

    By reacting to these comments as you have you are only hurting yourself. I hope for your sake you begin to understand some of these things as you become more experienced in software development and in life. I'll end my involvement in this discussion by wishing you the best in your current efforts and those in the future. Steve
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    bobmert09 replied on 28 Jul 2009
    OK I must be missing something here. I use A-Cownts (for those not cleaver enough to figure it out, A-Cownts = accounts) daily. It's a program that beats any pass word wallet I've used and it's free to boot. So what's in a name? GEICO has a dumb name and uses a gecko as an icon. Seems to work for them. Oh then there is Red Bull, come on a flying red bull. But red cows must work as they sell a ton of it.
    Having been in the Graphic / Publishing / Print business for some 40 years I've seen odd, crazy, dumb and just plain weird that has crashed and burned or soared to great heights. This product rocks and will on it own merits make it or not. My hopes are for a long product history of success and upgrades.
    OK now for a request from the developer. How about turning the volume down a bit on the opening sound everyone chuckles when I open the app and it Moos. (By the way that sound is a good marketing tool as it has gotten your app noticed and some some downloads from my co-workers).
    Bob
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    Little Nephew replied on 06 Aug 2009
    Holy damn - it's FREE for crying out loud! I agree with the developer; if you think it to be a lame name, and if the icon violates your aesthetic sensibilities, simply don't detract from your otherwise witty collection of apps by using it. It's like not voting for someone because they don't look presidential. Thanks for a well-designed, solid app.
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    Xenophile replied on 21 Aug 2009
    I never said I wouldn't use it because of the name, I only said it was a dumb name.

    Big difference.
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    bobmert09 reviewed on 15 Jul 2009
    I've been using this app now for a few days now and I like it. I've added all my contact and account pass words, info and web sites from my old password wallets and this app has all the features I need plus some I have yet to use. I'd give it a 5 star rating.
    [Version 1.1]


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    mac912374 (developer) commented on 15 Jul 2009
    WANDERER's comment is so out of focus, from which nobody benefits. Good application names and icons don't increase one's productivity. Such comments will only discourage freeware developers from updating their applications. Who wants to hear his opinion about this application's name and icon? I would rather spend my valuable time adding more features than making the icon seemingly good not to users but to whiners. Judging applications in this way is like judging the virtue of men and women merely by the color of their skin. Ugly people don't deserve to exist just because they are ugly?
    [Version 1.1]

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    Steverb511 replied on 15 Jul 2009
    People providing you feedback on the initial presentation of your product (name and icon) are giving you useful marketing information. There's always going to be a diversity of opinion on such things and its good to know where the audience's opinion stands. From experience I know that WANDERER's statement is very much "in focus" and, in the case of this application, I am in agreement with him. Who wants to "hear his opinion?" You do if you are concerned with being a professional. (That doesn't mean you have to agree.)

    On the other hand, your response to WANDERER needs to be reconsidered if you want to do business in the real world. It comes across as very emotional, defensive, and misses the point. This type of reaction will never serve you well. You would have been better off saying something like, "thank you for your opinion, it will be considered," or to not respond at all. This is not intended as a put down (I've had to learn from similar mistakes) but if you intend to make offerings to the public it will help both your reputation and your blood pressure if you view feedback as just information and then act it or not based on your own goals. Hope this helps.
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    tim27 replied on 15 Jul 2009
    CyberDuck is a pretty dumb name for an app as well, in more opinions than just mine. And its icon is a rubber duck - what does that have to do with the services that app offers? Would you rate that app by its name and icon? No! It is an incredible app by a great developer.
    How about HandBrake? How about VLC?
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    arobulack commented on 02 Jun 2009
    I'm sorry, but I can't lend an app with such an amazingly dumb-ass name and logo and credence whatsoever.
    [Version 1.0.4]

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    trance replied on 02 Jun 2009
    it's free isn't it? if you don't like it don't use it
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    mac912374 (developer) replied on 03 Jun 2009
    It never occurred to me that my freeware app would be judged by its name and icon.
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    arobulack replied on 03 Jun 2009
    You didn't think your app would be judged by it's name and icon? LOL
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    tim27 replied on 11 Jul 2009
    AROBULACK is a pretty dumb name, too. How did you come up with that one?
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    robotank replied on 13 Jul 2009
    What a ridiculous comment. Why not judge the app on its merits? Judging it on its name and icon is like judging a person on his/her skin colour.
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    Wanderer replied on 15 Jul 2009
    Sadly the name and icon do reflect on an application. Silly names are fine if they are catchy, this one is just silly, sorry mate. The icon looks like an afterthought too.
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    Xenophile replied on 16 Jul 2009
    Agreed. The name is so terminally unclever that just reading it induces pain. The icon is lame; we can't see that kind of detail on an icon in the dock, so it appears as a blue blob.

    As for the developer, you didn't think people would judge your app by its name? Sweet Jesus, if you ever have kids, do them a favor and let your wife name them.
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    Version Downloads:2,475
    Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
    License:Free
    Date:10 Sep 2009
    Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
    Price:Free0.00
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    A-Cownts... What is it? A-Cownts offers you a quick way of saving and maintaining accounts. And it's a freeware title for both Mac and Windows users. A-Cownts comes with built-in tabs under which you can store accounts for different purposes. It also has a built-in function called Dice. Dice lets you create random passwords containing up to 999 characters (with or without special characters and Greek letters).



  • How many accounts can A-Cownts hold? - Unlimited, not 25
  • How much does A-Cownts cost? - $0
  • How much will A-Cownts cost 1 year from now? - $0
  • How much will A-Cownts cost 2 years from now? - $0
  • Can the data file be shared between Mac & PC - Yes
  • Is the data file encrypted? - Yes
  • Does A-Cownts come with a password generator? - Yes
  • Does A-Cownts support 2-byte characters (Chinese, Greek, Japanese...)? - Yes
  • Do you have a Windows version of A-Cownts, which is also free? - Yes
  • Can you run A-Cownts on a USB drive - Yes
  • How about running A-Cownts with VMware? - Yes
  • Don't try A-Cownts if its name scares you.


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