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Bernak reviewed on 10 Apr 2014
I find Cookie a nice and simple application that does exactly what I wanted: a way to manage a set of browser cookies I want to keep (favourites) and delete all other ones. It can delete the unwanted ones automatically and is also able to manage flash, silverlight and databases as well. It also labels tracking-cookies and offers the option to delete only those, which I also find useful. It can sit on the menubar and be hidden from the dock, which is how I prefer to use it.

On the bad side, I would like to know better how does Cookie differentiate between a regular Cookie and a Tracking-Cookie. I suspect it follows a name pattern, but I am unsure how effective this method is to ensure a correct labelling.

I use it everyday and I recommend it, as it saves time against the usual common solution: delete all cookies and log to every website again... Also very stable and easy to use.
[Version 3.0.28]


Bernak reviewed on 29 Jul 2012
Hello, I did buy version IV in 2010. I did not use it very much that time, but when I wanted to download it again to give it another try, I realized that I could not download the version that works with my license (4), but only the last version 5.
I did email support for a download link, but they told me they 'don't supply old version of software'. They did offer me an upgrade price.
Just wanted to point out, that the upgrades are mandatory with this application. Unless you keep a backup I guess.. which was not my case. It may be every couple of years, but still is something to keep in mind.
If Apple Mail encryption feature with certificates does not suit your needs, this may be a nice alternative.
[Version 5.0.1]


Bernak reviewed on 24 Jul 2012
After have used this software for some months and trying some other alternatives, I decided to stick with this one, as it was the best for my needs:
- You call it with a shortcut from anywhere you are.
- You can arrange the icons as you like, no forced order or positions, but the grid that makes them look aligned. I find this VERY important and a deal-breaker for other alternatives.
- I was able to adjust the panel size, categories and remove the names (just show the icons) which gave me more or less the look I was searching for.
Overall, it looks decent and works without problems.
On the bad side, is not updated very often, low user feedback maybe?
Nice job!
[Version 2.5.7]


Bernak reviewed on 29 Nov 2011
Tried some of the alternatives, but this is the one that never crashed and connected fast and simple after the basic configuration.
The app has an icon, not as it is shown (at least today) on MacUpdate (the default os-app icon).
The only thing is that you must press "Load Settings" every time you start the app to load the saved settings (could just load them automatically, but well, I guess thats a matter of taste).
For the price and reliability, recommended!
[Version 3.1]


Bernak reviewed on 31 Aug 2010
I've been using this software for about 5 months. It has solved my security worries in an easy way. As I carry a MBP with sensitive data, I had no other choice, but to use FileVault (FV). The problem with that is that FV encrypts your entire home folder, with the big speed compromise. In case you use app with intensive harddisk use, you will get into troubles (for example GarageBand or FinalCut). You could move those files outside your home directory, but that means reorganize the way I use my computer, and I did not want that.

Espionage lets you encrypt only the folders you want in the same way FV does (encrypted Apple disk images) in a way you usually wont even notice there are encrypted. It also comes with some application templates to help you encrypt, for example, all your Mail in a single step (it knows the folders needed to be encrypted and selects them automatically).

The other VERY important thing is with backups. Espionage comes with some integration with TimeMachine , to block the backup of the protected folders and provide a more efficient way to backup them (More info about this on their web page). For now, it has been good enough for me.

It also works with Dropbox.

Support it's also very good and fast.

Recommended in case you need to encrypt some folders and can't compromise the loose of harddrive speed of your entire home volume. Is this is not your case, FV could be just fine.

[Version 2.8.5]


Bernak reviewed on 28 Jul 2010
Very helpful app to see how the harddrive space is being used. I use it every time I am running out of disk space, and as a regular manual maintenance tool, as it let me look at the entire disk from a "grand perspective".

Simple, easy and you can't beat the price.
Thanks for the good work!
[Version 1.3.3]


Bernak reviewed on 04 May 2010
A small application that adds the basic iTunes controls to the menubar. You can configure the way it looks, like changing the buttons icons to one of many included alternatives, the options on the menu, etc. Very easy to use when you finish configure it the way you want it by using the application. After that, just the iTunes icon remains in the the dock.
You click play and it wil launch iTunes, hide it fast and start playing the first song in your library. From there you can choose one using the menu or simply use iTunes like always and use the controls when you need to pause or skip one song.
For me, discrete and functional.
[Version 1.7.2]

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