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Balanchine reviewed on 14 Mar 2014
I love this app when working at night. So much easier on the eyes than my iMac's default settings.

My main problem with f.lux has always been remembering to keep it switched off when watching a movie or using graphics software. This update addresses that problem, allowing you to disable f.lux for the rest of the night rather than one hour, and also for individual apps: just select Disable from the f.lux menu and the current app will be excluded. I'd prefer to have an editable list of exluded apps in the preferences, but this is a workable solution.
[Version 30.0]


Balanchine reviewed on 05 Feb 2014
I downloaded and ran the trial and came up against a couple of problems. First, each time it tried to send a notification email after an FTP upload it suddenly quit. I had to disable this feature.

Secondly, I could not get it to upload to volumes on my local network. It would get stuck when trying to connect, even if the volumes were already mounted in the Finder.

The main advantage over other file transfer software seems to be the use of "hot folders", which appears to work OK and is potentially very useful. But for quick and easy FTP uploads I think File Chute is better for my needs, and has a few useful extra features: File Chute can auto-expire uploads, it shows you a list of files in the target folder, and it gives you the download link for each upload.
[Version 2.3.18]

Balanchine commented on 12 Dec 2013
I've been a long-time user and fan of SteerMouse but as soon I installed version 4.1.7 on my new iMac (running Mavericks) I started getting freeze-ups with my Logitech MX Anywhere mouse. It seemed to happen mostly when switching between applications, and was temporarily fixable by unplugging and replugging the USB transceiver.

I uninstalled SteerMouse and the freeze-ups have so far stopped. I'm now using BetterTouchTool, which does much of what this app does (and is currently free).
[Version 4.1.7]

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Balanchine replied on 14 Dec 2013
I haven't installed the Logitech software on this Mac because of all the negative comments about it. I decided to use BetterTouchTool instead because I also have a Magic Trackpad.

I agree that BetterTouchTool isn't a wholly satisfactory replacement for SteerMouse, and I'll try SteerMouse again when it's next updated, and report problems with that if I have any.

Balanchine rated on 11 Nov 2013
[Version 1.5.3]

Balanchine rated on 11 Nov 2013
[Version 2.0.1]

Balanchine rated on 09 Nov 2013
[Version 2.0]

Balanchine commented on 08 Jun 2013
I bought it and I like the UI, but... unless I'm missing something, there seems to be no way to receive from an Outlook account (Outlook being POP3 only and Airmail being IMAP only).
[Version 1.0.3]


Balanchine reviewed on 05 May 2013
I'd love to love this app, as its purpose in life is to fix a huge deficiency in Mountain Lion. Unfortunately, it's freezing up too frequently to be usable for me - about one in every ten alert popups gives me a spinning beachball when I mouse over the snooze button (MacBook running 10.8.3). As it's a background app, I can only get out of the crash by going into Activity Monitor, locating the process and force-quitting.

Three stars in the earnest hope a more stable version will be released soon.
[Version 1.1]

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Balanchine replied on 23 Dec 2013
Apple restored snoozable alarms with Mavericks. Just click and hold on "Snooze" in the notification popup to get a list of options.

SnoozeMaster has some extra customization options for snoozes so may still be worth getting - if it's stable and reliable.

Balanchine reviewed on 16 Feb 2013
Excellent little editor for quickly doing lossless trims, joins and fades. I've been using it for years to tidy up ALAC recordings made in Audio Hijack and on my iOS devices.

It's good to see that version 2 supports some extra formats for exporting - though True VBR AAC, which is my usual destination format, does not seem to be available yet, unfortunately. For that I use XLD.
[Version 2.1.2]

Balanchine commented on 29 Jan 2013
The screenshot above looks nothing like the app. It appears to be the Java development environment in which jDownloader was written.
[Version 0.9]

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