Bashosfrog
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Bashosfrog commented on 10 Mar 2010
I just wrote a glowing review of JEditX

One of the reasons I like the program is that is so customisable. You can set key bindings/applescripts/Automator actions and the inbuilt power of the app to work the way you want.

JEditAnywhere means that all the cellular memory I have invested in JEditX customisations is available from anywhere. It's a great idea: whenever I want to edit text, "anywhere", I can use the same shorthands in the same familar interface.

Too early for a review of JEditAnywhere, but early impressions are that it is well crafted as JEditX.
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Bashosfrog reviewed on 10 Mar 2010
A first-rate text editor/word processor. I write for a living, and JEditX has become my word-producing tool of choice.

- it works natively with RTF. I use JEditX almost exclusively from within Devonthink. I've created several RTF templates for different purposes (article/audio transcription/notes) which I open in JEditX from within DT. When the article is done and sent, all my words are automatically contained within the database, along with reference materials.

- it's better than DT's native RTF editor. JEditX has a range of tools to make massaging words easier - Automator actions, Applescripts, a superb Find module. I often clip from PDFs, for instance: JEditX quickly tidies up the extra lines breaks and white space. I have to export text files in Windows format: JEditX does that, too.

- it's better than a text editor. A lot of the functionality of JEditX can be found in a capable text editor. The problem with text editors is viewing the text - no line spacing, no paragraph spacing - which can make long chunks of text difficult to navigate. JEditX allows you to set up a pleasing text view, and still use text editor power to transform text.

- it just works. Sometimes you hit on a bit of software created by a developer who seems to work the same way you want to. I don't have a clue who Artman21 is, except that he's Japanese and he has second-guessed the needs of this Australian. Thanks.
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bashosfrog commented on 18 Nov 2007
I've got problems with CP 3.5.1, but I'm blocked from the Objective Decision website - can't send emails, can't view the support forums, nothing. My ISP is one of Australia's largest, I'm a professional who sends dozens of emails around the world each day - and this is apparently the only way I can get to Objective Decision and say, HEY! fix your server and give me support!
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bashosfrog reviewed on 06 Nov 2007
I've been using Cashbook for about three years for my freelance business. Everything goes into it with maximum ease, and you can get the results out in just about any configuration you want. It's a serious business-class tool for keeping financial records, without the learning overhead that goes into double-entry accounting systems (which Cognito produce too). Support is prompt, the app is rock solid, and it works exactly as expected. Highly recommended.

PS. I'm in Australia: Cashbook handles GST in its stride.
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bashosfrog commented on 15 Jul 2007
Has this developer stopped developing? Haven't been able to contact the site for a couple of weeks, and emails bounce. A shame, because I was a potential buyer.
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bashosfrog replied on 26 Jul 2007
Odd. Weeks later, I still can't get onto the website, or send an email. I always get a "timed-out" response, no matter whether I use OmniWeb, Safari, Firefox or NetNewsWire (and mails still bounce). I've got no idea what goes on - I can access the rest of the web without a problem. I'll just have to resign myself to not having CP.
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bashosfrog replied on 26 Jul 2007
Same result ...

Omniweb's error log gives me this, if anyone knows how to interpret it:

2007-07-27 07:08:38 Error loading : timed out
2007-07-27 07:08:38 http://objective-decision.com/en/products/contactizerpro/: timed out [NSURLErrorDomain/-1001]
2007-07-27 07:08:52 Warning: Cannot convert charset "" to string encoding; using default encoding instead
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bashosfrog commented on 26 Jul 2007
Thanks, figman. I'm a journalist with hundreds of contacts to manage, so I'd like CP onboard to help. Anything you can come up with ...
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bashosfrog commented on 26 Jul 2007
Same result. Anything to do with that site is no-go, it seems.
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bashosfrog commented on 26 Jul 2007
The help is appreciated. I did as advised in the Keychain - no luck. I fiddled with turning the firewall on and off - no luck. I tried Opera - etc. I'm just about to give the machine a workover with Onyx (although I already use Applejack fairly frequently). It might be an issue that can only be dealt with from the objective-decision website, as in the admin looks at why this particular machine is blocked.
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bashosfrog commented on 26 Jul 2007
... and tried a major cleanup with Onyx, with no result. Also tried accessing the Objective Decision servers via the "Purchase" menu in CP, and timed out again. I'm not sure what there is left to do.
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bashosfrog commented on 06 Aug 2007
I'll check that out. Thanks.
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bashosfrog replied on 07 Aug 2007
Ha! Got onto the site via a wireless LAN I'm testing, bought CP, and am up and running. But I still can't access the site from my usual modem. Have emailed the ISP to see what's going on.

Thanks for all your help, figman. Objective Decision owes you a free licence ...
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bashosfrog replied on 07 Aug 2007
Just got a response from my ISP. Hope Objective-Decision can use this to address the issue - it seems that I may not be the only one.

***

Might want to pass this information to your web designer too. I'm
actually having trouble using it from a number of locations, some places
work and some don't. What seems has happened is that it's got a block on
a range of IP addresses. Seems to stop at a Lunar Webpages server, and
after that you can't get past it. It's usually very unlikely that
Website/Web host would block a range of IP addresses as there's no point
to it, unless they are trying to stop spammers/hackers, but in this case
it seems so.

The other thing is if this site recently had it's DNS updated, some
ISP's may have trouble getting the site for up to 48 hours while the DNS
is propagating around the world.

Finally, I've checked into blocked sites/IP's from our end and found no
block going to this site.
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bashosfrog commented on 31 Jan 2006
Almost brilliant. But I would like to have some means of archiving individual idea spaces, and whole Curio files, that doesn't result in as many files as HTML but preserves all internal and web links. WebArchive perhaps?

I'd also like some means of clippings bits and pieces straight into a Curio file, maybe via Services. Drag and drop is a pain on a 12" screen, even with Expose.

But if you're looking for a way to lay out your thoughts as if you had an endless physical desktop, this is the way to go
[Version 3.0.1]



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