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Alex8602 rated on 27 Jan 2014
[Version 11.1.4]

Alex8602 rated on 02 Nov 2013
[Version 20131102]


Alex8602 reviewed on 31 Oct 2013
Neat freeware with important features that Preview lacks – e.g. support for embedded fonts. This feature is essential for handling your Adobe ClearScan documents properly, which Skim perfectly does (Preview on the other hand ruins your documents by silently deleting these embedded fonts!)
[Version 1.4.6]

Alex8602 rated on 31 Oct 2013
[Version 2.3.25-12]


Alex8602 reviewed on 31 Oct 2013
Little Snitch is a powerful tool, that gives you tremendous network control. The features in version 3 makes the daily use convenient. Since I bought LS and became a dictator writing my own laws for every application and process on my Mac, this program has been indispensable.
[Version 3.3]


Alex8602 reviewed on 31 Oct 2013
Excellent free software for x264 – convenient to use with lots of features!

I hope to see an early implementation of H.265/HEVC, when this format (presumably) will begin to gain ground in the near future.
[Version 0.9.9]


Alex8602 reviewed on 31 Oct 2013
Airfoil is excellent for streaming any audio to any Airport device (for Airport Express and Apple TV, I know for sure). However, if you intend to watch a video, the functionality of the build-in Airfoil Video Player is disappointing.

The issue with the Airfoil Video Player is extreme CPU usage. As soon as you start watching any video the CPU usage is going to spike. After a couple of minutes your Mac's fans are running at max trying to prevent another Chernobyl meltdown. The build-in Web Video function's playback manage to use all my Mac's resources, yet the playback is not smooth and the player often crashes. The Web Video function also has a strange bug; scrolling on a webpage causes the speakers (you are streaming to) to make static crackles.

My best tip is to use VLC instead of the Airfoil Video Player – in the menubar when VLC is open select Window –> select Track Synchronization and set Soundtrack-synchronization to -2 sec for correct synchronized playback

Bonus tip: Airfoil is not compatible with 10.9 Mavericks yet, but most functions works if you disable the new App Nap function for Airfoil by right clicking on the Airfoil application -> select Get Info -> check 'Prevent App Nap'
[Version 4.8.1]

Alex8602 rated on 31 Oct 2013
[Version 2.5.1]

Alex8602 rated on 31 Oct 2013
[Version 1.7.5]

Alex8602 rated on 31 Oct 2013
[Version 10.9]

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