Chris Reed
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Chris Reed reviewed on 25 Sep 2013
Superb app.
Fast and lightweight. Intuitive.
Very useful.
I am using this for practical travel and location purposes,
and for an arts project involving an exploration of place.
Donate and make the world a more interesting place.
Thanks to the developer.
[Version 3.4.0]


Chris Reed reviewed on 25 Sep 2011
Server not found. App no longer works.
Buyer beware indeed.
[Version 3.9]


Chris Reed reviewed on 08 May 2009
I use Leap as a supercharged search engine.
Superb at letting me see the content of a stack of folders or narrow down the search to specific file types.
So a useful and unique complement for finder and Pathfinder.
I commented below, saying I was underwhelmed by Leap, so in fairness I have followed this up. I have to say this version seems much faster and less buggy, and like the comment below, with the plumbing cleaned out. I payed for the upgrade.
However, like other commenters, I found the spotlight comments location for tags and keywords did not work for me. I placed my own keywords in the spotlight comments using Hazel but Leap did not see them. I could see them in the Get Info box, but not Leap.
I am a visual thinker so file structure work for me. I can see the organisation. Tagging doesn't do it for me. I don't get it.
The tagging thing works for imported pdf's really well, but they are a small part of my HD content.
[Version 2.0b7]


Chris Reed reviewed on 28 Feb 2009
Like many reviewers, I really like the idea but struggle with the execution. I too struggle with odd buggy niggles. I create a tag, ask it to suggest completion and sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't, or adds the wrong one itself. Sometimes a tag it shows is there in one list, doesn't show in the inspector or tag window. I will highlight a file in list view and tag it then the highlight will jump up to the file above. The loupe seems to have a mind of it's own at times and stick with a document I looked at two documents ago. The beach ball spins frequently whilst it 'does something'. Like many apps, the help menu is more like an sales brochure or upgrade list, and lacks an index of menu items or features or a structured contents guide. The app needs you to understand a different way of working ie tags not folders but in 'Preferences' it seems like a general chat about all the clever things the app can do, but no clear guide to what the given options mean or do. I have to go back and forth through the whole document page by page to find what I want. I see menu items but cannot find a reference to them in the help doc. So the knowledge I need to work with the app means the idea of tags over folders is hampered by the my failure to 'get' app not 'get' the idea. I keep finding uses for it but give up when I try and use it. It seems like an app designed by a committee with too many ideas that don't quite gel. The developer also seems quite keen to tell reviewers they are wrong or 'don't understand'. Maybe all in all, it works for people who don't like file structure or organised help documents. Maybe it's me ?
[Version 1.1]

Chris Reed commented on 01 Nov 2008
From BBC website
'To listen to BBC Radio in the Player you will need to have a program called RealPlayer installed on your computer. RealPlayer is not made by the BBC, so you will need to download it from another site.'
However, this does not seem to apply now they have their own iPlayer, yet this appears as a popup window, like RealPlayer did in the past when connecting to BBC streams.
Not sure if BBC iPlayer uses RealPlayer as it's basis but BBC 'Listen Again' ans 'Listen Now' always used RealPlayer in the past. Go figure why. Shoutcast gives a url, BBC radio give popup.
I would be interested in why they chose RealPlayer and if there is a workaround. I use Audio Hijack or get BBC Podcasts.
[Version 11.0.1 build 949]


Chris Reed reviewed on 22 Mar 2008
Works great. Splits mp3's very well. Does the job for me. Intuitive use and good features.
[Version 1.1.1]

Chris Reed commented on 12 Jan 2008
I know it is beta, still, but this really is worse than 2 for me. Not as fast as firefox, it freezes frequently, often cannot display bits of websites firefox and devonagent will show. The upgrade replaced 2, my fault i know, but surely a beta of an upgraded version should be better than the old version it is replacing ?

Just interested in other people's experience.
[Version 3.0.3b]


Chris Reed reviewed on 21 Nov 2007
Never had any problems with this whatsoever. Works fine for me on a 7000 series and an emac. Transfer's both ways. Decent set of features. AND FREE
[Version 4.0.20b]


Chris Reed reviewed on 04 Oct 2007
With many note or jotter apps about i chose this one for it's simple functional form. Gives a toolbar icon and dropdown menu which allows you to save notes and use at will. With two shortcuts, for new note and note from clipboard and export as rtf it serves as a perfect jotter app form me. Well priced even without a MuPromo discount. Recommended.
[Version 1.4.1]


Chris Reed reviewed on 19 Sep 2007
Excellent app.
I did work with a school recently. The young people photographed school life for an achive and then tried various themes and viewed result to see if it reflected what they were wanting to expressed. The whole thing worked like a dream on a macbook and with a minimum of fuss they customised the slideshow and showed the result to astonished staff and parents to cries of... "You made that. Wow...' etc
[Version 1.4]

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