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Cealus rated on 24 Jul 2012
[Version 1.4.1]



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Cealus reviewed on 10 Jul 2012
This (v 3.6.0) plus the previous version have been fine for me with my M705 mouse. Previous versions were unstable and unusable. My biggest complaint is with the installer forces a restart even though it is unnecessary. A simple log in and out will suffice. Repeated registrations/surveys are also unnecessary.

The installer should be smart enough to know whether this is an update or a new installation like everyone else's installer. Logitech makes good hardware with much of it working on Macs even though the may not support it with Mac specific software. Unfortunately, their Mac software development just seems to be an after thought at best.
[Version 3.6]



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Cealus reviewed on 20 Aug 2010
Sorry folks. This is not ready for prime time. I tried a 16 page file that was an MSWord file saved out as a PDF. Although PDF to Spreadsheet could open the file and view it, it took forever to process just one page. Nothing was shown on the screen other than a barber pole. The image then turned to black. Pressing the convert button said it was processing but this also took a long time -- several minutes just for one page! Then there was no way to see the result, since the trial version doesn't allow saving -- not even one page. I tried the same file with AnyBizSoft PDF to Excel converter using Windows emulation, and it flew through the file and the output was perfect. Too bad, the Mac community needs a native PDF to spreadsheet converter, but this isn't it. At least not this version.
[Version 1.0]


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Cealus replied on 20 Aug 2010
No. The table is 10 columns of numbers with about 25 rows per page and header information on each page. The original file is output from a minicomputer. The problem is that the output that is generated and dumped into a MSW file uses frames around every number, so it looks fine on the screen and will print. You just can't manipulate the data in Excel, since a copy and paste produces a mess. Text conversion and importing doesn't work either. Sorry I can't send you the file since it's proprietary, but I never even saw the detection of rows and columns. The image just turned to back after about a minute.
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Cealus replied on 20 Aug 2010
So I see you put out an update to version 1.0.1 to address the black image problem. Great, but you failed to update the About box and info window. Now at least I can see what PSP wants to do. Too bad column identification isn't correct. I see the red horizontal and vertical lines but can't adjust them in any way. So what's the point?

You also need to work on program's stability and speed. The competition (on the PC side) is a lot faster. At the very least, you need to add an open window command to the file menu because if you close the main window there's no way to re-open it again short of quiting the program and re-starting. Sorry, still stand by my original rating, but encourage you to keep working on this program. We need it.
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Cealus replied on 21 Aug 2010
Christopher -- You are correct in that my criticism was harsh and to some degree I regret that, but still would very much like to see this product progress and succeed. I believe the points I raised are valid and the scenario I used to test the software is as easy as it could be. No having to guess on oddly shaped characters because of a scan. This is direct sans-serif block number output in clear straight columns. The speed and stability are what I would expect in a less than 1.0 commercial product, so I believe their beta testers let them down. I will try to carry the conversation on with them privately, but have not had much success with that with other developers in the past. Public posts usually get the best action and attention.
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Cealus commented on 01 Aug 2010
This app is very nice, but fails to show delegated calendars that iCal syncs with Google calendar. I wrote To Objective Park about this, but they have not replied.
[Version 4.1.2]



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Cealus reviewed on 24 May 2010
This is really a great piece of software if it is what you need. Its strengths are in post production where a number of PDFs need to be brought together for further processing. Here is where its ability to do layouts for book publishing (impositions) and table of contents with linking really shine. I've not seen any other PDF app on the Mac that can do the job as quickly and as easily as PDFClerk Pro. Form creation and completion are average, lacking some abilities that can be found in other products (eg. multi-line text and field restrictions), and annotation can be found in other cheaper apps. I found the company very responsive with a good user forum, and they are willing to support MUGs.
[Version 3.9.5]



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Cealus commented on 05 Mar 2010
This should be relabeled McSolitaire instead of MacSolitaire since the author publishes two very similar games. While this version can run in 64-bit mode unlike the MacSolitaire version, there is little difference in speed and the latter has more flexible preferences. Principally amongst them is the ability to double-click a card and it knows exactly where to go - either on a tableau or a foundation. You can also select 1, 2, or 3 cards to flip.
[Version 2.1]


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Cealus replied on 10 Mar 2010
The author made the addition of auto-play in v2.2. Thanks so much!!!
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Cealus commented on 02 Sep 2009
Doesn't seem to load under Snow Leopard.
[Version 2.3.2]


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Cealus replied on 02 Sep 2009
I am in 32-bit mode due to 1Password2. I tried it again and it still doesn't seem to be the plug-in that shows pdf's. Safari does say it's loaded when I look under installed plug-ins under the help menu. For me, Safari 4.0.3 defaults to the built-in pdf display or will use the Adobe plug-in if its loaded, but not this one. The Adobe plug-in can't handle pdfs in protected folders which is why I was keen to try this one.
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Cealus replied on 02 Sep 2009
I tried the reinstall again and this time said to install for me only instead of all users. This time it worked just fine and works on my protected folder as well.

Yes, a lot of other add ons only work in 32-bit mode. I'm sure as developers like yourself get time to update to 64-bit these glitches will subside. Just like moving from Tiger to Leopard.
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