Christopher Price
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ChristopherPrice commented on 26 Jul 2013
App Store version stuck at v1.5 due (apparently) to sandboxing restrictions. However, if you download and install the latest version from DEVON Technologies over the MAS version, you will then have the latest version (currently v1.6.2) automatically registered to "App Store".


An elegant solution. Thank you DEVONTech!
[Version 1.6.2]

ChristopherPrice commented on 01 Aug 2012
So it began... "Mac App Store customers can now unlock the Direct version via 'Unlock Coda' menu item".
[Version 2.0.2]

ChristopherPrice commented on 21 Jun 2012
I have no idea if I will use any of the new features, but I am completely comfortable upgrading and paying the reasonable fee to support an indie developer I have come to trust. Regardless of features, I'm confident the value is there -- even if it is only continued polish and refinement. Keep up the good work, Smile!
[Version 4.0]

ChristopherPrice commented on 15 May 2012

POP support
Unified inbox, starred, sent, drafts, trash
Esc on Quick Reply saves a message as a draft
Empty spam button
Inbox Zero message when your inbox is clean
Composer: "sender" field no accessible with Tab key
Pull-to-refresh for starred, unread, priority messages
Shift-Command-Option-M toggles extended sidebar
App startup time improvement
Bug fixes
[Version 1.6]


ChristopherPrice reviewed on 05 May 2012
I test a bunch of PDF compression apps and decided this was the best one for me.

Price is great. Interface is much better than others. Performed better for compressing ebooks than mac quartz filters (free) but not as well as PDF Shrink ($35). Difference was about 10% either way.
[Version 2.0.2]


ChristopherPrice reviewed on 05 May 2012
Current version is 4.6.3

I compared this against several other apps/techniques for compressing ebooks and Shrink pretty consistently resulted in 10% smaller files. (72 dpi, low quality, for iPad)

Whether that is enough to justify $35 more than Quartz filters (free) or more basic app such as Squeeze ($2) is up to you.
[Version 4.5.3]

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ChristopherPrice replied on 05 May 2012
Sorry, PDF Squeezer is $3 (not $2).

ChristopherPrice replied on 05 May 2012
As I've continued to try compressing different files that have I haven't been able to get good results any other way, I can say that PDF Shrink performs far better than the others on poor-quality scanned materials. For example, a particular 100MB black and white scanned file, no matter the settings, all other apps I tried compressed the file to a tiny ~8MB (even at 600dpi) none of which were practically readable.

PDF Shrink, at the highest quality settings, produced a 50MB that appears to be identical to the original. I have to say, though the interface is not attractive, the myriad of settings can really let you optimize the process to the situation.

If you aren't happy with the results of the less expensive alternatives, PDF Shrink is probably your best shot.
ChristopherPrice commented on 04 May 2012
I asked about the release notes for v1.5.5 on the cultured code forums and got this response from Mick:

The update makes the non-MAS distribution Gatekeeper-compatible in anticipation of Mountain Lion. The in-app update will be released in coming days (to coincide with a MAS incremental update).
[Version 1.5.5]

ChristopherPrice commented on 17 Apr 2012
Price is currently $10 on the developer's site and at the Mac App Store.
[Version 1.5.1]

ChristopherPrice commented on 11 Mar 2012
Gridiron Flow 2.0.5 Essentials is the current version. Also, the Essentials version is free. 3 subscription-based add-on services are available for $10/mo each or $20/mo for all.
[Version 2.0.0]

ChristopherPrice commented on 09 Mar 2012
"Changed default theme's default font to Helvetica

Beware! Design geeks across the world have just chewed through their restraints.
[Version 1.1]

ChristopherPrice had trouble on 14 Sep 2011
OS X 10.7.1
Error upon login attempt:
Protocol incompatible. Please upgrade Pianopub.

Updated from within the app to 1.3.1 and it logged right in. Macupdate? You are behind on versions with this one.
[Version 1.2]

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