Trickster
Trickster 2.2.1
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Quickly access recently used files.   Shareware ($9.95)
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Trickster (was Blast) is a productivity booster application that places all recently used files at the user's fingertips, providing fast and easy access to them.

Trickster keeps track of all of the recently used files on your Mac. With Trickster, all of these documents are just one click away. Files are accessible at anytime by clicking on the application icon in the menu bar, making it easier than ever to perform common functions like: open, preview, move, and many others.
What's New
Version 2.2.1:
  • Fixed: Watching a home folder didn't work in some occasions.
  • Improved: Resizing of window is now more free. Allow large window when Trickster icon is near screen edge.
  • Added: Google Drive icon in icons for filters.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later





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Trickster User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(12)
Your rating: Now say why...
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burypromote

+16

IloveBurma reviewed on 26 Aug 2013
Works as adverstised.
[Version 2.1.1]


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+229
bbw7 commented on 16 May 2013
As a heads up to people not aware, OS X (SL anyway) has a "Recent Items" menu option: Apple->Recent Items

which gives access to recently used applications, documents and servers.

Not dissing this software in any way (I assume it is more powerful than the native option); just letting folks know what is natively available.
[Version 2.1.1]


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+1

+49

Sandrine reviewed on 13 Feb 2013
I use it every day, and it's really helpful!
[Version 2.1.1]


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+1

+374

Drdul reviewed on 14 Dec 2012
Trickster is the best app I've found for accessing recent files (and I have tried them all!). I like the ability to create categories that are limited to specific folders and file types, as that allows me to find certain files quickly. Some other similar apps also offer this feature, but in my experience they miss some files. Trickster shows me all files that have been opened or modified, including files in my Dropbox that were modified on another computer.

One of the (minor) downsides of the way Trickster is programmed is that it shows files for any modification, including hiding the file extension or changing the colour label, even if the file has not otherwise been modified.

There are two reasons I'm giving Trickster only four stars. The first is that it occasionally goes nuts and eats up a lot of CPU, as others have reported below. I only encountered this problem once in the two weeks I evaluated Trickster before purchasing it, but nevertheless it is an issue. The second reason is that the selection of icons to assign to categories is fairly small, with no option of adding custom icons.
[Version 2.1]


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+1

+93
Sigil commented on 27 Jul 2012
Anyone know of an alternative to this app that supports Evernote or can be modified to do so? I'd appreciate the info.

Perhaps, I should at at least comment on Blast. I purchased Blast via the MAS this past February. I really liked the UI. However. it was really taxing my Mac. (I have screen shots of Activity monitor showing the memory issues.) So, I couldn't have it as a Login item or even leave it running. I wanted it to be my go to Evernote app. I simply couldn't.
That said, the app is dead. I don't think anyone who purchased Blast less than a year should buy this app. I'll gladly take the sad faces.
[Version 2.0.2]

5 Replies

burypromote

+23
Frankns replied on 28 Jul 2012
Same experience with Blast ... really consumed CPU cycles and I uninstalled it right away. (MBP 2.66 GHz, 8GB - 10.7.4)
burypromote
+1

+166
Gcoghill replied on 22 Aug 2012
I've had CPU issues with Trickster as well. The developer was responsive and even sent a alternate build, but it still ended up chewing up CPU over time.

The app itself is great and I really liked what it did, but the performance needs to be fixed before I can run this on my Mac. I was ready to give them my $10 before I noticed the CPU issues.
burypromote

+374
Drdul replied on 14 Dec 2012
I tried Trickster for the full 14-day trial period, and during that time I had one incident where Trickster revved up and was consuming massive amounts of CPU (I noticed it because my normally cool and quiet MacBoo Pro suddenly got warm and loud). Despite this, I found Trickster to be the best way to access recent files, so I purchased it. Let's hope the dev can further improve the app to eliminate CPU issues.
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+2

+166
Gcoghill replied on 14 Dec 2012
I was in contact with the developers and they were very helpful in working to find a solution. It seems to have been fixed (they suspected an Apple/O SX issue). It's been working great since (this was a month or two ago).
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+2
Apparent Software (developer) replied on 14 Jan 2013
Version 2.1.1 of Trickster finally fixes the problem that haunted trial users such as yourself with high CPU usage. It took me a really long time to find and fix it. But I'm glad it's gone now.
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-4

+19
Falstaffa commented on 05 Jun 2012
From Trickster's developers' (Apparent Software) webpage:

"Note that Trickster requires Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or later - so if you have an older OS X version, you're stuck with Blast :-)"

Well, for starters I find the apparently facetious tone of such statement unprofessional at best and less than knowledgable at worst (the word 'ignorance' comes to mind,) a cursory review of Mac owners' opinions of Lion when compared to Snow Leopard clearly indicate a preference for the latter, a significant number of Mac owners who "upgraded" to Lion came to regret having done it, many of them even have gone so far as to downgrade to Snow Leopard, basically Lion is a Service Pack for OS X that leaves much to be desired, there is no need to code applications solely for Lion, as they can easily be coded to simultaneously work on both Snow Leopard and Lion with the Lion exclusive functions and features disabled for Snow Leopard users.

I urge the developers at Apparent Software to reconsider their decision to limit this application's appeal and its concurrent potential loss of sales/revenue/income.
[Version 2.0.1]

1 Reply

burypromote
+1
Apparent Software (developer) replied on 01 Jul 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry for unfortunate choice of words on our website - we have fixed it now.

Regarding Lion - it may be not a significant improvement for Mac users, but in terms of development is offers several major improvements, and Trickster is heavily dependent on several of these improvements, mostly in data management automation. When developing Trickster, we had to make the call if we embrace these new capabilities or provide compatibility with older OS X versions. It was a tough call, but we chose to provide better functionality and embrace the future, as we both know that eventually most Mac users will adopt new operating systems and will be able to use Trickster.
burypromote

+5

Pnn314 reviewed on 04 Jun 2012
Does not works on external drives!
[Version 2.0.1]

4 Replies

burypromote

+35
Jacob Gorban replied on 05 Jun 2012
Did you add your external drive to Watched Folders in File Tracker settings? (click the button below the filters)
burypromote

+5
Pnn314 replied on 05 Jun 2012
OK. I have added my external drive and now Trickster woks well. But if I add any folder from external drive only (without adding my external drive as disk) it does not work.
Neverthelees your solution works.
Thanks
burypromote

+5
Pnn314 replied on 05 Jun 2012
No. I have checked again and finded that it does not work for external drives.
burypromote

+35
Jacob Gorban replied on 05 Jun 2012
Please contact support at http://apparentsoft.tenderapp.com/discussions/trickster-support

MacUpdate is not so good for handling support.
It'll be easier to help you there.
burypromote

+90
Kitmos commented on 04 Jun 2012
Note that all these comments are referring to Blast, the Old version of Trickster
[Version 2.0.1]


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+3

+4

gripmedia reviewed on 27 Mar 2012
I like this App. But it leaks memory really badly on my Core i7 quad core Lion mac. If left running it will consume up to a half gig of memory, which is far too much for a small helper App.
[Version 1.7.5]

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+3

+3
jeffrwarren replied on 06 Apr 2012
I agree - I really like this app when it is working. However, too often it uses up 300mb+ of memory AND 80% of my CPU (on 2.4ghz duo/4 gig memory macbook). It then freezes up for extended periods of time, and in the end really does not save time at all. Shame.
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-1

-1

markflanagan79@yahoo.com reviewed on 22 Mar 2012
This app was very useful for me.
[Version 1.7.5]


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+97
Pik80 had trouble on 17 Aug 2011
I can no longer open the application. Any ideas on why that is?
[Version 1.7.4]


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+2

+2
Matt Mower had trouble on 02 Jul 2010
I like the premise behind Blast but, just testing it this morning, I don't think it will work for me.

I use BackBlaze to do off-site backups. It runs continuously in the background encrypting & uploading files to their network.

Looking at Blast I can see every file that's been backed up (and there are quite a lot) mixed in with the files I have, myself, used.

If there were some way of excluding files touched by certain processes I think this could be a useful app but, for me, as it is, I think I'll have to pass.
[Version 1.5.1]

2 Replies

burypromote

+43
Mtin79 replied on 02 Jul 2010
same here! thanks for pointing out.
that`s definitely something which needs to be fixed.
burypromote
+4
Apparent Software (developer) replied on 02 Jul 2010
Thanks for getting this to my attention.
Yet, by chance, I use BackBlaze for my backups myself and I don't have this issue on my development machine.
Could you get in contact with me through our support page at http://www.apparentsoft.com/support so that we could work it out with you.
This also includes the other commenter below who also has this issue.

Jacklarm rated on 15 Jan 2014

[Version 2.2.1]



+9

Dochoz rated on 24 Nov 2013

[Version 2.2]



myservice9944 rated on 20 Jul 2013

[Version 2.1.1]



-7

guycharlesrinauro rated on 27 Feb 2013

[Version 2.1.1]



Physhbourne rated on 13 Sep 2012

[Version 2.0.2]



+6

Anna M rated on 03 Sep 2012

[Version 2.0.2]



Scott S rated on 08 Jul 2012

[Version 2.0.1]



Laujeman rated on 03 Jul 2012

[Version 2.0.1]



+1

Jred21 rated on 13 Jun 2012

[Version 2.0.1]



+35

Jacob Gorban rated on 06 Jun 2012

[Version 2.0.1]


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License:Shareware
Date:01 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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Trickster (was Blast) is a productivity booster application that places all recently used files at the user's fingertips, providing fast and easy access to them.

Trickster keeps track of all of the recently used files on your Mac. With Trickster, all of these documents are just one click away. Files are accessible at anytime by clicking on the application icon in the menu bar, making it easier than ever to perform common functions like: open, preview, move, and many others.


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