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Amartsin commented on 26 Dec 2009
I take issue with the user BIBERKOPF's review of September 16, 2009. I am not a developer and cannot offer a detailed analysis of this software but I do have a short comment on one of the claims in that review: "send email from server or client via smtp". Have you actually tried to send email from FM Pro? Today I lost more than an hour of my time trying to do just that.

Unless there is undocumented info on how to do that, you CANNOT send email with the content of a layout in the found set of records. In my case this was simply a letter with one variable field, the name of the recipient. After long and frustrating experiments I had to copy and paste the contents into the message field and replace the personal name with an impersonal "Customer". This kind of "functionality" is simply idiotic. Moreover, the email dialog box exhibited unstable behavior -- different results for the same inputs. You can add to that this crown jewel of developer's newspeak: "cannot send email successfully"(?!) as a notification of a failed attempt. Actually, there are more problems with that dialog box. Once the send fails, you can no longer edit the address, cc, and bcc fields -- you immediately get another failure notification. It also appears that the subject field does not like phrases starting with numbers, for example, 2010. I am also puzzled by the "collect addresses across found set" check box under the BCC field. Doesn't it defeat the purpose of the BCC field, at least according to the warning in the FM Help section? Speaking of the check boxes, they get checked even when you click outside those boxes(?!) This is particularly bad because of the disastrous consequences of that action when, again according to the Help section, say, 10 recipients would receive 10 emails instead of one.

(Now, the Help section also gives you food for thought: at one point it claim that under Mac OS X you can only use Entourage as a mail client, but in a different place it claims that Apple Mail can be used).

All that brings me to the final point -- do all other items in BIBERKOPF's list work the same way as email does? Also, where does the $300 price tag fit in all that?
[Version 10.0v3]

amartsin commented on 30 Jan 2008
Crashes on start.
[Version 60b]

amartsin commented on 09 Dec 2006
The name ToDo has already been taken
by Omicron Software. Please rename
your application.
[Version 1.7]

amartsin commented on 25 Apr 2006
Crashes on launch.
[Version 0.6.1]

amartsin commented on 01 Apr 2006
Crashes on launch (last four versions)
[Version 4.5.3]


amartsin reviewed on 12 Feb 2006
Very slow on large TeX files (ca. 1 MB): global substitutions take forever. Poor synchronization: at times would not syncronize at all, at other times, would produce a completely irrelevant selection. Ogre Kit is disfunctional: live update repeats the first updated line in each line thereafter; the window reappears by itself (even when it has been closed) after computer wakes up and is impossible to close after that (you can close it only by quitting TexShop). I am working on a large translation project and have to use Ogre Kit, but this is a torture. Used to be much better ...
[Version 2.0.9a]

Amartsin had trouble on 22 Feb 2010
WARNING: Would not run under OS X 10.4 (PB G4).
[Version 1.5.1]

amartsin had trouble on 12 Sep 2009
Crash on start. (OS X 10.4.11)
[Version 1.4]

amartsin had trouble on 04 Oct 2008
No contextual menu item for Finder Browser after installation and restart.
How are you supposed to use it?
[Version 1.0.8]

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