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3.0.1
28 April 2010

Brings back Classic label colors to OS X.

Adonsa
24 February 2009

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Labels X is one of the top 10 most important applications for the Mac. Hi Profinite, Your message is 7 months old, System Leopard is over a year and a half old, the messages at the URL you cited are a year old. How responsive is this? Will there be a System Leopard compatible version of Labels X? Yes?___ (if so, when?) No?___ Maybe?___ Is there a plan to upgrade Labels X to System Leopard compatibility? If so, what is the plan? If the coding is difficult, then why aren't Apple programmers helping out in accordance with the provisions of the Apple Developer Connection? Helllllooooo? Anyone home?
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Version 1.8.2

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Myka
08 May 2011
Is anyone running the current version of Labels X on OS X 10.6.7? I googled, but couldn't find anything recent (from 2010-2011) regarding users' experiences, just old stuff from the Tiger days. In hope someone from the macupdate community could give his/her impressions... ;-)
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Version 3.0.1
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Myka
Myka
21 July 2011
Now that Lion has been released, I guess my question is irrelevant. The developers never responded to my email regarding the subject. I chose not to install.
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Macupdate46
30 April 2010
Readers should be aware that with the move to have 3 work with Snow Leopard, there is now NO version of Labels X that will work with OS X 10.5.x. Having paid the developer for the app, this seems to me to be fairly shabby business practice.
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Version 3.0.1
Gary30
28 April 2010
I started using LabelsX when it first became available in the early days of OS X. I used to organize my workflow using folder labels in prior Mac OS's. In my view LabelsX corrects a real oversight on the part of Apple's design department: The stock colors and their application to only the file/folder names and not the icons are awkward-one of the very few areas where Apple goofed up on design (or at least where I disagree strongly). The new LabelsX 3.0.1 seems to be stable and unobtrusive from a CPU and memory overhead standpoint. Well done and welcome back!
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Version 3.0.1
Adonsa
24 February 2009
Labels X is one of the top 10 most important applications for the Mac. Hi Profinite, Your message is 7 months old, System Leopard is over a year and a half old, the messages at the URL you cited are a year old. How responsive is this? Will there be a System Leopard compatible version of Labels X? Yes?___ (if so, when?) No?___ Maybe?___ Is there a plan to upgrade Labels X to System Leopard compatibility? If so, what is the plan? If the coding is difficult, then why aren't Apple programmers helping out in accordance with the provisions of the Apple Developer Connection? Helllllooooo? Anyone home?
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Version 1.8.2
nowheredense
24 July 2008
For those who believe that Unsanity does not respond to inquiries, I suggest that you read the announcement in the yellow box at the top of their blog page that has existed for months now: http://www.unsanity.org/archives/betas/enthusiastic_trepidation.php I own FontCard, FruitMenu, Menu Master, and WindowShade. All of their betas have worked well with Leopard on multiple Mac's.
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Version 1.8.2
Jean-Loup
10 May 2007
I would like to add my thanks. I had this weird problem too since few days, and didn't have any clue about it. Now it's working again :-)
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Version 1.8.2
Marekjanci
09 May 2007
Thank you Unsanity, for version 1.8.2. It has corrected the problem that appeared with the release of version 1.8.1. Ivor
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Version 1.8.2
Gary30
26 December 2006
Labels X makes labels the way they are supposed to be. The only downside to my MBP was that Labels X did not work with the Intel processor. This upgrade is allmost like a Christmas gift. My file labels look graceful again, the way they are supposed to look. Looks nice and stable on my machine as well!
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Version 1.8
Anonymous
22 May 2005
So what, Tiger doesn't have lables ? Panther did. What happened ? I think I'd rather have labels than widgets.
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Version 1.7
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Anonymous
Anonymous
28 September 2005
I just want a utility to calculate the number of items in a folder and show it in the get info window for the folder. Am I the only mac user to wants know how many items a folder contains?
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Version 1.7.1
Anonymous
Anonymous
28 September 2005
1. command-j 2. check ‘Show item info' 3. insert corkscrew into left eyeball DISCLAIMER: Usage of the above instructions is the user's sole responsibility. Rich shall not be liable for loss of eyesight, aqueous humour on clothing (if any), or learning. Do some reading, kidder.
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Version 1.7.1
Anonymous
Anonymous
29 September 2005
Yes Tiger does have labels. This app is for people with 10.2x... And yeah I would love to know how many items a folder contains as opposed to just the size. I'm sure OS9 used to do it.
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Version 1.7.1
Anonymous
13 May 2005
NO COLOR LABELS ON MY TIGER YET!! WHAT'S WRONG?
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Version 1.6.1
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Anonymous
Anonymous
20 May 2005
Listen here, American Idol, stop with the caps. If you're looking for any kind of response, that's not how it's done.
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Version 1.7
Anonymous
21 October 2004
There is enhancements of the Panther Label system with Labels X 1.6 and 1.6.1: 1. You can choose if you want colors only on the file/folder, or as s stripe for the name too. 2. You can change the name and/or colors of the Labels. So this seems an improvement to the Panther labels.
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Version 1.6.1
Anonymous
02 July 2004
The System Panther upgrade is AWESOME! So far, I have NOT found it necessary to restart the finder for the icon colors to change. It works just like System 9! Also, old System 9 (and below) icon colors that I haven't seen for years, are back. Wow! Thanks for doing Apple's work. Next task, it would seem, is to make sure that Label X is going to be System Tiger compatible. Thanks much, guys, keep up the good work! Jack
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Version 1.6
Anonymous
01 July 2004
Amazingly, this new version somehow PICKED UP MY OLD OS9 LABEL prefs: the custom colors and label names somehow appear in the new prefpane. Astonishing! Thanks to Unsanity for this much-needed upgrade. Worth the wait, if it works!
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Version 1.6
Anonymous
01 July 2004
Panther already supports colour labels in the Finder. I understand the purpose of Labels X in Jaguar, but sincerely I wonder what this product is for as soon as you switch to Panther.
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Version 1.6
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Anonymous
Anonymous
01 July 2004
Well, since I already bought a licence back in the Jaguar days, why not use it in Panther again. Although it's "nice" from Apple to give us back labels in Panther, they just didn't do it right yet (e.g. labels are NOT scriptable yet!). Also, you can't change the color and the appearance; the List/Column view stripes are not everyone's taste. So, Labels X helps (again...)
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Version 1.6
Anonymous
Anonymous
20 October 2004
Why not use it in Panther? Because it's a hack. Hacks are bad. Hacks that duplicate supported system functionality are especially bad.
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Version 1.6.1
asmeurer-1
asmeurer-1
21 October 2004
This hack in particular is bad. it doesn't even seem to add all of the functionality that apple "left out" of labels in OS X. I agree, the number one way to maintain a healthy system is to keep away from hacks.
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Version 1.6.1
Anonymous
01 July 2004
Colorized icons are back! Those horrible stripes in the List and Column view are history. Thanks Unsanity.
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Version 1.6
Vitaly
01 July 2004
made all my custom icons in the sidebar look like generic olders or apps
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Version 1.6
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Anonymous
Anonymous
01 July 2004
I had this issue with the old v1.5 in Panther. Are you sure you have deinstalled v1.5 completely? Perhaps you may need to deinstall LabelsX first, then remove files ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist and ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist, log out immediately and reinstall LabelsX. (You will loose your custom Finder preferences, of course.)
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Version 1.6
Anonymous
Anonymous
01 July 2004
Ahh... yes. :( Now I see, this Sidebar bug is still here with v1.6. Oh well, I think I'll get used to it...
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Version 1.6
Gary
30 June 2004
Labels are essential for me, and the ones in Panther suck mightily. Labels X used to crash the finder from time to time on my TiBook under Jaguar and I still used it. The new one (1.6) seems very stable under Panther so far and the lables look great. Go Unsanity!
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Version 1.6
Anonymous
30 June 2004
Yes. Yes. Yes!
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Version 1.6
Anonymous
17 September 2003
Problem n° 3 with Gimp-Print : I have dealt with the same bug, Label X is beside the point. It seems to be an error with Gimp-Print and .pdf links in Illustrator and InDesign files. 1) Find .pdf embedded in Illustrator or InDesign documents 2) Delete all these links 3) Import original files : .ai, .psd, etc. 4) Print. Indesign : you must click on “Printer...” (“Print” window) the first time you select Gimp-Print. I am pretty sure that will fix your problem...
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Version 1.5
Anonymous
14 September 2003
On my clean system I've never had a bug. It was like in these Apple's ad, a wonderful world. Then I installed this f---ing software a few days ago. 1/ Finder is slower, especially contextual menus and the File menu. 2/ The Finder crashed a lot. It worked flawlessly before APE and Label X. 3/ Gimp-Print crashed after APE and Label X installation. 4/ LabelX doesn't work with Illustrator X: when a file is saved, the color is lost. 5/ Find doesn't work with LabelX's families, unlike in OS 9. It displays families but it can't search. 6/ Sort by families in a window is not saved. 7/ The Dock doesn't work well, it stops bouncing after two or three jumps. 8/ "Label" in File menu is not reliable but the contextual menu works. I'm really angry against LabelX, it damaged my system. I can't believe I've paid for that useless cr-p, even if it was only $10. On the other hand, I use Windowshade X and it works fine. Metallifizer works too. But Label X messed up my system, now I certainly have to reinstall everything. Grrr I've jobs to finish and I will loose a day or two :-( I won't use LabelX anymore. Never! Don't buy it if you plan to work with your Mac.
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Version 1.5
Anonymous
30 August 2003
Great function for Jag users, even if there are a couple of minor bugs, but it does not crash nor panic. I've bought it and I don't regret.
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Version 1.5
jammatmil
04 June 2003
Works great. I like having the folder colors. It's not amazing though. If you make it so additional labels can be added, then it's worth the ten bucks.
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Version 1.5
Anonymous
28 March 2003
I have been using Labels from the moment I moved to OS-X. I have a learning disability and must work with colors I was going nuts until I found the Unsanity little label program. Apple is nuts to let go of the ability to colored labels and the ability of the use of Window shade. Both of these glaring oversight in OS-X are solved by "Unsanity". Both little programs have always worked very well.
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Version 1.1.2
Splig
15 March 2003
Good implementation, but I wish haxies were not necessary
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Version 1.1.2
Skallagrimson
14 March 2003
Great Tool
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Version 1.1.2
L66
04 February 2003
10 seconds to install, no restart required :). Works perfect!
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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
02 February 2003
Cool!, but my system got slowdown.
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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
01 February 2003
All unsanity products f*ck up your system, just get Path Finder (SNAX) and be happy. It comes with labels and about a billion other features.
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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
01 February 2003
Wonderful. If they can do it, why did Apple not?
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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
27 December 2002
Finally bought it! Keep filling those holes, unsanity. You guys rock!
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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
11 October 2002
It's Unsanity... nothing else need be said!
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Version 1.0
gizmovision
11 October 2002
Works like it was Classic again but better!
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
11 October 2002
if it weren't for Unsanity, there'd be too many gaps in OS X!! sheesh, Unsanity is KILLER.
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Version 1.0
Anonymous
10 October 2002
Excellent piece of software that Apple should have done the first time out.
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Version 1.0