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on 02 Jun 2012
Be extremely careful if you are live editing on a server using Coda 2. Unlike it's predecessor, it does not always grab/check the actual remote file from the server prior to opening/editing. It seems to cache remote files locally, then gives those locally cached variants priority for editing without testing to see if there are differences between the cached version and the actual remote file. This can cause havoc in dev environments where there may be more than one person touching code throughout the day on a remote server. You will overwrite changes made by others.
1. You log in to a client site with Coda 2, live edit their CSS file to make a quick change, save and close the file.
2. Client decides to also make a small change (versioning/source control is not practical in cases where laymen clients are concerned).
3. Client then asks you to make a more complex change, so you reopen the CSS file in Coda 2, make the change, and save it.
With Coda 2, you've just overwritten your client's changes in step 2.
Backing up doesn't help either since you'd just be backing up the cached version that does not include the changes made by the client.
I'll be sticking to Coda 1.x until this is resolved.
on 04 Jan 2012
cf/x collage has been a fantastic app so far. I downloaded the trial and found myself loving it right away. I bought the full version soon after. It is more feature rich than competing apps I demo'ed, and the newly introduced HTML export feature is unique (as far as I know) and has the potential to be very useful for webmasters and professional photographers who want to share their work online with clients.
I contacted the developer with a few suggestions on how to potentially make the HTML export more useful. Christian at cf/x responded very quickly with an in-depth response. I was happy to see that they take customer feedback seriously and are there to make their customers happy.
All in all this is a great app that makes an otherwise tedious task very easy... and it's backed by great people. I highly recommend trying it out if you're looking for an app like this.
Carbon Copy Cloner
on 06 Aug 2011
Simply put: CCC is awesome. It does exactly what it says it will and does it fast. I own SuperDuper and used to be a SuperDuper loyalist. CCC does what SuperDuper does faster and with a simpler, more intuitive interface. I just donated and feel it was money well spent. If you need to back up your entire drive or make a bootable clone... CCC is the way to go.
on 15 Jul 2011
I've been using DiffFork for about a week now. It is easy to use, has a simple, nicely done interface, and does exactly what a Diff utility should.
on 19 Dec 2010
Just an aside: Perhaps the developer could proactively prevent some of the misconceptions about Virtual CD-RW if they were to create and post a few tutorial videos on the benefits the software offers as well as how/why people would want to use it.
on 19 Dec 2010
This software seems to be misunderstood, unfairly judged, or both.
I'm not rating this software based on what I wish it did or what think it should do. I'm rating it based on what it does compared to what I was promised, and whether it did it well or not.
Quite simply: It does what it says it does, is easy to use (just follow the included instructions,) and for me it did it without any stability issues. I am not too keen on the pricing or licensing terms, but that is only 1/4 of the review equation.
If you want to be able to create a virtual cd of DRM protected music, here is what you do:
Per the included instructions:
1. Install the app.
2. Restart your computer.
3. Select "New Media" from the menu bar icon.
A new, blank virtual cd will now be mounted and visible on your desktop or in the finder sidebar.
Next make sure iTunes is properly set up:
1. Open iTunes and go to Preferences
2. Under the General tab, click the "Import Settings..." button. Make sure to set format to MP3 if you want to be able to burn MP3 data discs.
3. Close preferences.
4. Add the DRM protected songs you want to burn to the virtual cd to a playlist just as you would to burn to a regular music cd.
5. Right click the playlist, select "Burn Playlist to Disc."
6. In the dialog box, select "Virtual CD RW" as the Disc Burner dropdown menu. Make sure Audio CD is selected below. Click Burn.
It will take all of 10 seconds in most cases to create the virtual music CD. When it is one, you'll see your new virtual music cd show up under "Devices" in your iTunes sidebar.
Right click it, select "Import CD."
Done. My music is now DRM free.
It literally took me less than 3 minutes and I encountered no problems.
Apologies for any typos or grammatical errors. I'm writing this quickly.
on 06 Mar 2010
I have been using SizeUp combined with a small array of my own Keyboard Maestro macros to handle window management from the keyboard. After trying WindowFlow I have to say this is a nice little utility and brings me one step closer to fast and intuitive keyboard window management zen. I love the fast, on-the-fly custom tiling. This feature really makes WindowFlow shine. If you're a heavy keyboard user like me, this is definitely worth checking out.
on 05 Mar 2010
Just an advisory that may be helpful to some: Squeeze can cause certain applications to pop the following message nearly every time you go to save a file: "The location of the document cannot be determined. You can specify where to save it." even if the file *is* exactly where it should be.
This began to happen with me when when saving files in CSS Edit as well as ChronoSync. I researched the cause of this error and found this Apple support forum post where users report the same issue with Numbers, Pages and Logic 9:
The developer is aware of this and has listed it in their FAQ under the heading "I am editing a document. When I save it, the application shows a warning."
I like Squeeze, I know the company behind it is top notch, and it was pretty cool of them to give it away free in the MacHeist promo last week. Hopefully they can find a workaround for this issue. Until then flipping Squeeze off in the pref pane immediately took care of the problem for me as I suspect it wil for others who encounter this quirk. A few gb saved on my drive is nothing compared to a huge speed bump in my work flow every time I go to save a document.
on 02 Apr 2010
Just an update to my post above. I've been using Squeeze now for about a week and let it run wild on my entire system. Version 1.2.1 definitely fixed the save error issue and squeeze is working like a champ. Kudos to the LateNightSoft team!
Forms To Go
on 18 Feb 2010
This is a fantastic little tool for webmasters. $30 is a drop in the bucket compared to the time and effort this will save you if you need to create custom web forms with any given frequency. For me, this little app has already paid for itself with its first use.
Just to make clear - it does not actually create the html form itself. You need to be html savvy enough to write the form it will use a the front end. What this program does is take your form and deal with all the behind scenes dirty work in a very fast and efficient way.
I have one particular client that stages various events and each event needs a custom registration form that suits the requirements of particular event. In the past it would have taken me roughly an hour to get a moderately complex custom web form set up for them with proper validation, recaptcha, mysql data dump, etc. Now I just create my form layout in Coda or TextMate exactly to the client's specifications, run it through Forms to Go, and I have a fully validated form complete with a data dump and way for my non-technical clients to view the data online in less than 20 minutes.
I only have two gripes and they tend to be relatively minor (at least to me):
Perhaps a more friendly one-window wizard type interface similar to ForeverSave would be better than the piecemeal menu driven setup which tends to be a bit clunky at first. Honestly, however, once you run through it once this becomes a very minor grievance.
Second - Clicking "User's Guide" in the help menu does not take you anywhere. The Quick Start guide does work properly, but does not provide near enough detail for a geek like me. I did hunt down the help pages online, but somewhat ironically, the topics I actually wanted to research (How it works, Validation options) did not display due to php errors. For anyone who is savvy enough to be building web forms this may not be a big deal. It certainly did not impede my ability to use the software and get value out of it. I just like for my help documentation to actually be there if/when I need it.
Those minor issues aside, this is a very good utility that will save you lots of time and trouble if you ever have to deal with a custom web form!
on 02 Feb 2010
The new version had a bug that prevented it from loading on my wife's MacBook. I went to the developer's site, sent him a message detailing the issue, and within an hour he had isolated the problem, fixed it and emailed me the link to download the fixed version. That's what I call fantastic customer service! Developers like Oleg from DaisyDisk are exactly why I love supporting independent Mac developers.
DaisyDisk is a super cool and useful utility backed by excellent customer support. If you're looking for a tool to help you track down space wasters on your Mac - you really can't go wrong with DaisyDisk!
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