Ben Gold
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Ben Gold reviewed on 23 Dec 2010
I'll have to review this again when it reaches a more finished form, but I'm liking what I see so far. I've tried for years to use an RSS reader, and Reeder for iPhone is the only one I've stayed with for any significant amount of time. Reeder for mac has all the simplicity and elegance of the iPhone app, but it's on my Mac!

I'm looking forward to being able to use this, but it's too much of an alpha app right now... keep up the good work!
[Version 1.0 Draft 6]

Ben Gold commented on 22 May 2010
Awesome app! The latest version fixes some UI issues that were bugging me (menu item text size). I also love the price.
[Version 2.0]

Ben Gold commented on 17 May 2010
Wow, I can't believe they finally put out an update for this. It's the best application of its kind, I really hope they keep working on it.
[Version 2.6.1]


Ben Gold reviewed on 27 Apr 2010
A great update to a great app. Although the UI is completely revamped, they managed to keep the app just as usable as before, but now it looks nicer.

Besides improved performance, QuickLook support, and the new UI, the best feature has to be Transmit Disks. It's a really great way to interact with your files and servers.
[Version 4.0]


Ben Gold reviewed on 22 Apr 2010
Well, I was wrong. The experimental branch of GitX has a lot of potential, but I've found that it's too buggy even just for casual use. I've switched to using SmartGit, and despite the fact that it's a non-native, java-based app, it's a very well written and well designed Git-Client.
[Version 1.5.1]

Ben Gold commented on 05 Apr 2010
I use Radium for internet radio because it's super simple, but I like that this app has a radio guide and lets you record programs.
[Version 1.5.5]


Ben Gold reviewed on 27 Mar 2010
Downloaded this randomly a few years ago, and have been using it since. It's the best bittorrent client on the Mac. Period.

Some releases are more stable than others, but I haven't had a problem with any of the most recent ones.
[Version 1.92]

Ben Gold commented on 23 Mar 2010
I tried SmartGit and although I had no serious problems using it, it's still a java app and not a native client. I recommend using the experimental branch of GitX instead It works very well and it is made for mac.
[Version 1.5 beta 4]


Ben Gold reviewed on 22 Mar 2010
I just bought Coda after looking at it for a year. I thought the price was a bit steep, even with the discount I got as a Transmit user, but after playing with the demo and talking to another user, I determined that I had to buy it. It's worth every penny.

Panic has been around for years. I was using their apps before Mac OS X came around. They know what it takes to make a good Mac app. Coda is the best thing they've ever made. Everything works and all of the helpers they've included only save you time and make you're life easier, unlike in apps like Dreamweaver where the helpers just frustrate and slow you down.

I had been using TextMate before Coda for web development, and I still use TextMate and think it's amazing, but if you're designing sites, it leaves a lot to be desired... like a live web preview.

I have not used Espresso extensively, so I can't really say what it does better or worse than Coda, but at the end of the day, I would suggest that people buy Coda over Espresso. I say this because MacRabbit is run by a single student developer who releases sporadic updates, while Panic is a real, albeit small, software company, who is always there to provide support to their users. For that reason alone, Coda is the best app of its kind. That, and it's awesome to use.

Try the demo, you'll see very quickly how Coda can make you're life easier.
[Version 1.6.10]


Ben Gold reviewed on 09 Mar 2010
I'm not sure why atebits has been so slow to update this app (probably because he was working on Tweetie 2 for iPhone). He is working on Tweetie 2 for Mac now, in fact people who bought the recent MacHeist bundle get beta access to it.

Anyway, this is a great twitter client for mac, and I expect the next version to be nothing short of amazing. This guy is damn good at designing easy to use UIs. There are a lot of really nice features in this app like previews of image links and short links, multiple account support, and in-app video tweeting.

There are a lot of Mac Twitter clients, but many of them are not native apps and are not nearly as well designed as this app is.

Best part: You can use it unlicensed for free, you just have to deal with a few unobtrusive ads once in a while.
[Version 1.2.4]

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