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03xx reviewed on 18 Apr 2010
Quicksilver is one of those apps where it's become so much a part of my workflow that any Mac I sit at that's not one of mine with QuickSilver installed, I feel like I'm working on a foreign operating system.

Over time, I went from using it for a keyboard-based launcher to my keyboard-based everything: calculator, iCal event adder, alarm, iTunes controller, script launcher, and probably a dozen other things I can't remember.

I'm knocking off 1 star because it sometimes beachballs on me for a while and I have to wait. I hate to wait, which is why I use QS to begin with. I applaud the developers who keep QS going, but that coveted 5th star will require some more work on stability.
[Version 58]


03xx reviewed on 17 Apr 2010
If you're running a software RAID, as set up by Apple's Disk Utility, you should be running RaidEye. Pretty straightforward, and has saved my bacon once already. (Though my wife didn't like being awoken at 3am by the klaxon-like WOOP-WOOP-WOOP that RaidEye plays when it detects a problem with your RAID set.)
[Version 1.4]


03xx reviewed on 17 Apr 2010
I used to have a rescue hard drive with DiskWarrior, TechToolPro, and a bunch of other utilities on it. Now, I just have AppleJack. I actually refused to upgrade to leopard until AppleJack was available for it.

I have AppleJack and a few other utilities on a thumb drive. Whenever I sit down at a machine that I know I'll have to support at some point in the future, I install AppleJack. Then when I get that frantic call at 11pm "My Mac is acting weird and I have (a term paper)(presentation)(proposal) to finish!" from a friend, relative, or client, I can easily walk them through rebooting into single user mode and typing the magical phrase: "applejack auto reboot".

I always end the phone call the same way: "If your Mac doesn't work right after it reboots, call me back." They never do. AppleJack is that good.
[Version 1.5]


03xx reviewed on 16 Apr 2010
(This review is for the multi-user version) As a single-user app, iBiz worked pretty well. As a multi-user version running in a small office, it was a mixed bag. For instance, users could add new clients, but editing clients has to be done on the server. And there was no out-of-the-box easy way to link iBiz to a networked address book (LDAP or other).

Data loss and corruption were infrequent, but when it would happen, there was no good way to analyze or recover from the problem. Sometimes, a month of tracked time would just vanish. As a networked business system, it leaves a lot to be desired, but it has a lot of potential if the developers pay attention.
[Version 4.1.2]


03xx reviewed on 16 Apr 2010
I think MYStuff is the perfect "in-between" app, between "go paperless!" (and scan everything in) and "inventory everything you own!" (home inventory apps). I have no need to scan every scrap of paper and I don't care to inventory everything I own. MYStuff does a great job of keeping track of everything I want to keep track of without making me feel like I need to keep track of everything.

I'm knocking 1 star off because it doesn't have built-in scanning, but instead makes you use a dropbox of sorts. It works okay, but built-in scanning should be in the next revision, as should OCR. Put those in, and I think it'd be worth that coveted 5th star.
[Version 1.3]


03xx reviewed on 16 Apr 2010
Love it love it love it.

With the growing number of "web applications", Fluid has become one of my must-have apps on every Mac I have. Does one thing and does it great.

The only thing I'd add, if I were the developer, would be a selection of icons bundled into the app, so if the favicon stinks we can pick one from a pre-bundled group of a dozen or so icons.
[Version 0.9.6]

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