Christopher Grant
Posts: 17
Smile Score: +25
About Me
I am a Free member
Artist primarily focusing on the surreal and abstract through the medium of photography and sculpture for exhibition.

Visit Stats
Member Since: 04 Mar 2010
Profile Views: 792

Christopher Grant's Posts
Average Rating from Christopher:

sort: smiles | time

Christophergrant reviewed on 26 Jun 2013
PROS: Fairly fast (considering what it is). Has a good options set. Pleasing user interface. Regular patch updates. Also finds the smaller things such as 'leftovers' of apps that when uninstalled still leave a little behind.
CONS: I can't find fault with this application. For me since updating to version 2 when it came out I've not had anything but good experiences.
VERDICT: I mainly wrote this quick review just to illustrate not everyone is having issues. The app has never crashed on me nor have I ever had issues updating to the newer version or other smaller updates. I find it to be well worth the money. Grab it!
[Version 2.0.4]

1 Reply


Christophergrant replied on 03 Jul 2013
actayloegmailcom5010: Sorry to hear that! I've never used it for iPhoto so I couldn't comment on that. Have you tried getting a refund? Your wording suggested you assumed you wouldn't but haven't tried. In any case, good luck!

Christophergrant reviewed on 26 Jun 2013
PROS: Still feels like 'the' photo cataloger/editor app. Regular updates, consistent new features, consistent patch updates. Strong selective editing tools. Fairly fast in cataloging features.
CONS: Non-mac like experience. Certain selective editing tools are slow. No mac full screen option. Feels a little bloated with (what I consider) extra modules: 'Map' & 'Web.'
VERDICT: I recently reinstalled the latest Aperture 3.4.5 & Capture One 7.1.3 to test against Lightroom as I do every year or so. Aperture is simply too dated and CaptureOne is very good but still very cumbersome and very buggy. If you're new to this type of application you may want to check out both first, but ultimately Lightroom seems to be where most of the consumers land. Your best 'safe' choice is Lightroom, for now.
[Version 5.0]

Christophergrant rated on 19 Apr 2013
[Version 1.2.0]

Christophergrant rated on 25 Feb 2013
[Version 2.0.4]


Christophergrant reviewed on 25 Feb 2013
(Based off of version 2 21.2.6)

PROS: syncing, fairly easy to use interface, fullscreen support, retina support. Loads of publishing options.
CONS: Constantly crashes during various operations including 'compacting' which is supposed to fix errors in the app. Poor support sometime taking up to 3 weeks for replies. Many publishing options are simply to static or don't work (causing crashes).
VERDICT: If you 'must' have an app that syncs with this is to my knowledge your only choice. Beware however that this app feels like a 'port' rather than a 'native' mac app. Most definitely review the forums for this app as you'll see them littered with problems and angry users. Pass it up if you can, there are better and cheaper apps out there.
[Version 1.0]


Christophergrant reviewed on 22 Feb 2013
PROS: A very nice alternative to having a traditional browser open. Main interface is primarily based on the service's own designs making it easy to know where you're at. Fullscreen support.
CONS: Not many. It was once available on the Swedish store but has since been removed for unknown reasons. About the only con I can think of is perhaps that ads still run within the app causing more cpu usage than you may like (on some services).
VERDICT: I find this to be the best of the service orientated musics apps out there. While it's got a few quirks, they're really minor. App is well worth checking out.
[Version 2.0.6]


Christophergrant reviewed on 17 Dec 2012
PROS: A great repository for just about everything, in my case brainstorming and mood boarding. It's fast, even with large video, audio, and image files. Pleasing interface with Retina support. Uncluttered UI. Loads of options. Integration into Calendar along with Evernote useful.
CONS: I used to be critical of the apps less than esthetic appeal, with this new version I really have nothing I can gripe about. If I 'had' to find something (and I'm really nit-picking here), I'd say that the mind-maps could use more options. Some may find the price a bit high, but if fits your needs, the price is quite fair.
VERDICT: This app lives on my MBPr. As an artist I've found it invaluable for brainstorming and mood boarding though it has far more versatility than just these two usages. I'd highly recommend taking the trial for a test spin. It's still got a few bugs in it as of 8.0.7, but very few and the developer is regularly putting out updates.
[Version 8.0.7]


Christophergrant reviewed on 06 Dec 2012
PROS: Generally am able to achieve higher quality photographers in both color and B&W. Good tool set for architects. Updated selective editing tools. New catalog feature is most welcome.
CONS: Selective editing tools still not up to par, primarily in speed and masking. Slow visual response with global editing sliders when compared with Lightroom or Aperture.
VERDICT: Every year or so I look to ditch Lightroom for something more native to a mac, but every year it (LR) ultimately beats out the competition Photograph quality is 'the' most important thing but if all other important issues fall short I simply won't use it. Such is the case with CaptureOne, it's very good and getting better, but not quite good enough to make the switch (for me). You may feel different and with a 60 day trial it's definitely worth looking at. Note they just came out with their first update so current version is 7.0.1.
[Version 7.0]


Christophergrant reviewed on 31 Aug 2012
Generally speaking 4.2 RC is faster for me on a 2012 MBP Retina. However there's an occasional lag in loading photographs in the develop module which is slower than in 4.1.

Aside from the overall app being a bit faster, it appears as if Mountain Lion doesn't release the used memory from LR still, even after closing of LR. This occurs in 4.1 as well.
[Version 4.2]

1 Reply


Christophergrant replied on 03 Oct 2012
Nsrexler: The behaviour only occurs for me in 4.1 and up within Mountain Lion, but as you suggested other apps appear to be able to use the memory without any issue. Thanks for the clarification though.

Christophergrant reviewed on 16 Jul 2012
PROS: Generally easy to use and organize your family tree. Pleasing interface. Most of the 'pros' have already been stated here by other user reviews so I won't rehash them here.
CONS: There is only one con that I can offer, but in my opinion it's a big one. While the application is visually pleasing on the monitor, this doesn't translate to the 'printed' version. There are some basic editing options but I believe this app could use a strong facelift on this side of things. As well, graphics often get cut off when a report if printed overall multiple pages with only very rough work-arounds possible.
VERDICT: This is a really great application and overall the experience has been good. If you're sure you'll never need to print anything out it's really the best I've seen for mac. However if you do want to print out a quality, pleasing family tree you may consider looking elsewhere first.
[Version 6.2.14]

There are currently no troubleshooting comments by this member.

Displaying 1-10 of 11
1 2 >
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature

- -