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Aeschylus reviewed on 18 Mar 2014
I'm not happy with this. Having used OneNote on the PC, it is a poor imitation here on the Mac. It is also complicated, like the PC version. It doesn't store files inside notes, and I'm not happy with only online storage. It needs you to create an account to work. Why??

I prefer Growly Notes. Even with a modest cost, it is still far and away better than One Note. It stores formatted text, images, movies, audio clips, PDF files, tables, lists, Web and file links, and drawings you create in Notes. That is the real essence of the One Note I knew on the PC, and not in this One Note on the Mac.
[Version 15.0.1]



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Aeschylus reviewed on 22 Feb 2014
OCR Kit does as good a job as any OCR product on the Mac. Compared to using Adobe Acrobat on a PC, its accuracy is similar, although its features are less. Comparing prices, there's no comparison. While it may take a few minutes to learn OCR kit, there is little to do for single document conversion and it is very reliable. I like it a lot, and it is the only reason I can do OCR on my Mac. Thanks for a nice product.
[Version 2.4.1]



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Aeschylus commented on 06 Jan 2014
This software may be brand new here on MacUpdate, but it has a solid long term presence on SourceForge, where people comment favorably about it by a wide margin.

While it may not be as Mac-like as the popular Mac full-featured backup software, for freeware it seems to offer a lot of capability and has a track record to show it isn't likely to be buggy.

Can anybody think of a reason not to try this? Freeware backup software on the Mac has not been quite this capable since CCC went commercial.
[Version 6.1]



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Aeschylus reviewed on 15 Sep 2013
This is a great Safari extension. It works so much better than the equivalent Chrome built-in extension. It allows viewing Youtube and other videos in HTML and blocks so much annoying flash video. I have one site where I must allow flash, and this plugin keeps track of it, too. What a marvelous job by the author A true gem.
[Version 2.8.6]



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Aeschylus reviewed on 20 Feb 2013
Great Finder plugin. It is stable, low-profile, and provides great enhancements. I depend on it more and more. Thank you to the author!
[Version 0.16]



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Aeschylus reviewed on 14 Feb 2013
All the problems we have with Skype, and all they could do is updated it with e-Gifting and One Way SMS?? Really MS? How about giving us a good interface? More reliability? Oh well, when MS takes over software, we're lucky to get e-Gifting.
[Version 6.2.0.1117]



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Aeschylus reviewed on 07 Feb 2013
These bastards! I had this set to notify me of updates but not to install them automatically. Then, I heard of the zero day vulnerability today (AGAIN!). So I clicked "Check for Updates" in System Preferences. So far so good?

NOT WITH ADOBE! A few minutes later, Little Snitch popped up a message that "FPAUD" wanted to connect with Macromedia. I googled that, and it said it was Adobe trying to autoupdate.

Sure enough, my settings in System Preferences HAD BEEN CHANGED BY ADOBE! They now said "Autoupdate."

THIS IS SO WRONG! First, they give us buggy, malware laden software. Then, they change our preferences to autoupdate, with no warning. Shame on you. Adobe. Double shame for this.
[Version 11.6.602.161]




Aeschylus rated on 01 Feb 2013
[Version 3.2.4]




Aeschylus rated on 28 Jan 2013
[Version 6.1]



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Aeschylus reviewed on 16 Jan 2013
I downloaded the demo and ran it on some very difficult documents - poorly made scans, documents with lots of wild fonts, etc. It performed relatively well. I ran it on a PDF i created by removing the text from commercially produced PDF (I exported it to .png, then exported again to PDF in Preview) and it was flawless. It was surprisingly quick on my 5 year old Mac Mini. The verdict - well worth the price. When I saw the PDFs it produces, they are SO much nicer than the CRAZY MS Word docs produced by Adobe Acrobat (they consist of zillions of text boxes and other strange items, not straightforward text and pictures). All in all, what does more for anywhere near this price? Acrobat has a few tricks this doesn't do (for example, editing PDFs, but with great difficulty), but OCRKit is so much nicer to use.
[Version 1.13]


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Aeschylus replied on 16 Jan 2013
I forgot to say, of course I bought it.
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Aeschylus had trouble on 10 Mar 2012
It says it's not compatible with my graphics card - 2007 Mac Mini Core 2 Duo. Program opens but doesn't open files.
[Version 1.0]



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Aeschylus had trouble on 05 Nov 2010
When I tried Skype 5, it was not possible to use video with my Macally webcam. Switching back to Skype 2, things worked fine. Then I realized I had disabled video in Skype 2 before I installed Skype 5 beta. So I enabled it, and when I re-installed the beta, video worked fine.

I believe that there is a preference which can be set in Skype 2, but cannot be changed in the prefs of Skype 5 beta. This pref can disable video. So if you have this problem, either temporarily downgrade to re-enable the video or try deleting the entire prefs file. Using a program to edit the prefs might also work.

I notified Skype of this bug using the link in the program, but haven't heard from them about whether they are implementing a fix.
[Version 5.0.0.6378]



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Aeschylus had trouble on 22 Sep 2010
I have a 10.2 beta installed, and cannot install 10.1.85.3. Even if I trash the Flash plugins from the /library/internet plugins folder, installation still fails.

Is there another file that needs to be removed? Is there an uninstaller?

The beta I have is buggy, and crashes every 5 minutes on MLB.com GameDay.

Thanks for any advice!
[Version 10.1.85.3]


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Aeschylus replied on 22 Sep 2010
Sorry to reply to my own comment. Here is the URL to for the Uninstaller for 10.,2: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html .

It must have removed more filed than I had deleted, because after using it I could install the current "stable" version. (I use that term loosely.)

I think that I have really been spooked by all the plugin crashes in Safari lately, and so I didn't do my usual searching for an answer before I posted. No other software gets me so spooked as Adobe does.
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Aeschylus had trouble on 22 Sep 2010
I have a 10.2 beta installed, and cannot install 10.1.85.3. Even if I trash the Flash plugins from the /library/internet plugins folder, installation still fails.

Is there another file that needs to be removed? Is there an uninstaller?

The beta I have is buggy, and crashes every 5 minutes on MLB.com GameDay.

Thanks for any advice!
[Version 10.1.85.3]


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Aeschylus replied on 23 Sep 2010
Thanks for the reply. But I wonder why we need to use an uninstaller? Why doesn't it work if I remove the plugins instead of needing an installer? Also, why do they put it into the Utilities folder? I'd never look there for a newly installed program. Maybe if they spent the smallest amount of effort in trying to make us like them, we would have come to like it more by now.
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Aeschylus replied on 23 Sep 2010
Thanks for the reply. But I wonder why we need to use an uninstaller? Why doesn't it work if I remove the plugins instead of needing an installer? Also, why do they put it into the Utilities folder? I'd never look there for a newly installed program. Maybe if they spent the smallest amount of effort in trying to make us like them, we would have come to like it more by now.
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Aeschylus had trouble on 30 Dec 2009
The memory leak is still not fixed, sorry to say. I have Glims and ClickToFlash installed, and normally my Safari is also around 300 Mb - 350 Mb of real memory, with slightly more Virtual Memory in use.

Today I installed Safari Cookies, everything seemed fine, and I left my computer for an hour. When I returned, the screensaver was on and I needed to enter the password. Something seemed amiss, as I could not type in the box to enter my password for a few minutes. Then, I was able to see my desktop and the open Safari tab even before entering the password. Not right. I checked the memory usage, and real memory usage was 550 Mb and virtual memory usage was 1.6 Gb. Wow.

Needless to say, this must be fixed before I can use Safari Cookies. Too bad, because it was so good getting rid of all those unwanted cookies when I first started Safari.

Please keep working on this problem so, as there is a real need for this program.
[Version 1.3.4]


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Aeschylus replied on 31 Dec 2009
Thanks for the update. A few hours of using with Safari, and the RAM usage is still 220 MB, which is a real improvement over 1.3.4. Of course, I've got my fingers crossed and I'm hoping this will continue. (Other plugins still installed).

I'm happy to be able to remove unwanted cookies, but I'm even happier to be able to easily remove those d*m! flash cookies.
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Aeschylus had trouble on 29 Aug 2009
Has anyone else noticed that the Evernote icon does not appear in the Safari toolbar in Snow Leopard? This is very troubling, as I had come to depend on Evernote quite a bit.
[Version 1.4.8]



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Aeschylus had trouble on 23 Sep 2007
Version 2.21 crashes every time I open the prefs on my iMac G5 1.8. Reverting to 2.2 is fine.
[Version 2.2.1]



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