Daniel Smith
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Research Scientist in epidemiology and biostatistics. Mac user since 1985.

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Danlfsmith reviewed on 02 Mar 2014
Very handy program that I've been using since it was called WindowFlow. The way I explain it to others is that with stock OS X, command-tab will tab between open applications. With OptimalLayout, option-tab will tab between all open windows among the open applications. Very useful when working with multiple programs with multiple open windows at once.
[Version 2.2.24]


Danlfsmith reviewed on 25 Nov 2012
Very promising. Nice clean interface, better than Apple's "Notes." If developers implement the iCloud synching with Notes on iOS, I would definitely buy this.
[Version 0.9.0]


Danlfsmith reviewed on 07 Sep 2012
I bought this in the early days of OS X when Epson didn't produce OS X software for my scanner model. The developer has been updating VueScan relentlessly since then, and I've used it through two other Epsons and currently on an HP. Vastly better than the software that comes bundled with the scanners. I think it's worth every penny.
[Version 9.1.15]


Danlfsmith reviewed on 03 Aug 2012
R has revolutionized statistical computing over the last 10 years. Every student of statistics or science today probably needs to learn R. It can be used for amazingly complex analysis, as well as the simple stuff. It has a reputation for being hard to learn, but that's mainly because it's so powerful and flexible. Fortunately there are many good books available to teach R. I like "Introductory Statistics with R," by Peter Dalgaard.
[Version 2.15.1]


Danlfsmith reviewed on 04 May 2012
Great little app. I paid for Koingo's Amnesia, and it works well, too. But I think this app is just as good. I recommend it to friends.
[Version 2.1.0]


Danlfsmith reviewed on 21 Jul 2011
Great program, but it v. 4.5.1 seems to be crashing Safari 5.1 released today. I hope this gets resolved, because this is a very useful program.
[Version 4.5.1]


Danlfsmith reviewed on 20 Jul 2011
Nice to have URL Manager Pro back. After a couple of years of no support, the developer is creating a Lion-ready Intel version of this program that keeps a unified collection of bookmarks that you access from the menu bar for use in any browser. This is the beta version, but it works well in my tests.
[Version 4.0b4]


Danlfsmith reviewed on 09 Jul 2010
Good program that I've been using since version 1.0. There used to be an issue with audiobook files it created that were longer than 2 hours causing iPod playback to quit, but this seems to have been corrected some time ago, as I've had no problems with recent versions. Well worth the nominal fee.
[Version 1.2]


Danlfsmith reviewed on 07 Mar 2010
I was looking for something to replace Steel which I had been using for password storage, but which was being discontinued. Another popular commercial product, 1Password, hadn't been updated for Snow Leopard compatibility at the time. I tried several alternatives and settled on KeePass for its cost ($0), it's simple interface, ability to generate passwords of various types, and its ability to import my Steel data. I like the fact that KeePass is open source, too.

Importing data from Steel took a bit of effort, as Steel exports text files, and KeePass imports XML files. Some documentation on the importing format would have been helpful. What I did was add some dummy data into Keepass X, then exported it. The resulting file shows you what XML tags to use. Without knowing XML, I was able to look at these examples and insert the necessary tags into my Steel-exported text file, which imported OK.

I've been using Keepass X for several months now with no problems or crashes.
[Version 0.4.2]

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