Peter Wilson
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Desker commented on 17 Apr 2013
I've used Mailplane for a long time now, although I recently switched because I found a newer program, still in beta, that fit my needs better overall.

I'd hoped this new Mailplane version would be so innovative that it would make me want to switch back and that there would be changes that would make it irresistible, even if, as a current user, I was only being offered 20 per cent off the list price. So I eagerly downloaded it.

I'm not one of those people who think that developers don't deserve a fair return when they create an upgrade. Sometimes I think I upgrade too much.

However, after putting 3.0 through it's paces today, I can't see any reason to send any further money in the developer's direction.

There's nothing about 3.0 that would make me upgrade even if I hadn't already switched. I would just have stayed with the old version.

I recognize that others will likely have a different opinion, and may even be able to explain what is to them the irresistible element of 3.0, but at the moment I'm disappointed.
[Version 3.0]

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Desker replied on 17 Apr 2013
To Akmedia, who asked. I'm using Airplane. I like the way it works, but your mileage may vary.

I also use Postbox for non-Gmail accounts, at least until Airplane handles these in a way I'd prefer.

Desker reviewed on 10 Nov 2012
Sadly (because the previous version worked so well for me) I have to say that I've lost patience with 4.0.0. It is slower than slow, highly confusing and, worst of all, it introduces some kind of freeze on my iMac (OSX 10.6.8.)

This seems to happen right after it requests the ability to open some password protected folders (why?), but this may just be coincidental. At the moment I'll use iTrash and see what happens over the next few months with CleanApp as newer versions are released.

This is a most disappointing upgrade, for which I paid, thinking, well CleanApp has always worked for me in the past.
[Version 4.0.0 Beta 2]


Desker reviewed on 09 Jul 2012
If I had reviewed CrashPlan only a couple of weeks ago I would have given it five stars. For two years I backed up (and recovered) files (I now have more than 200 GB stored) without a problem. And the ease of use and price was extremely good.

But when I did have a recent glitch, and CrashPlan stopped backing up and I largely lost touch with my backup, I went to CrashPlan support for help.

Here I am 11 days later and I have had exactly three communications from CrashPlan support, two from Tier 1 (one of which was merely to tell me I was being handed over to Tier 2) and one from Tier 2

In that time I was offered two possible fixes, neither of which worked. The last I heard from them was four days ago, despite constant updating by me as to what was happening.

Today, I noticed CrashPlan is finally backing up again and, it says, in a couple of hours I should once again be totally backed up. Well, good, that's a relief, but I now worry that it will happen again and that I will deal with sluggish (to put it the kindest way I can) CrashPlan support.

Granted CrashPlan now warns users on its web site that support will be slow: "We are working diligently to resolve the delayed response times and apologize for the inconvenience."

However, an apology in advance for poor support,doesn't really work for me.
[Version 3.2.1]

Desker rated on 08 May 2012
[Version 1.2]

Desker rated on 06 Mar 2012
[Version 2.1.3]


Desker reviewed on 08 Sep 2010
I own Radio Gaga, Radioshift and Radium. Each of them has its own special features and reasons for buying, but for daily simple ease-of-use (for the stations I listen to most, without wanting to record) I've ended up using Radium as my basic go-to choice.

To my ears, the sound quality is equal to that of its rivals and connections have always been made quickly and easily. Installation was simple.

In my one contact with their support people -- when I requested the addition of a station -- the response was quick with the station being added within two days -- on the Monday following my Saturday e-mail.
[Version 2.6.5]


Desker reviewed on 04 Feb 2010
Okay, I am back with a review. CrashPlan is now working flawlessly for me after a few months and I am signed up with them.
Once my problems were worked out (some at my end, some at theirs) the program has been a delight to use. One of the reasons for this is that it, unlike others, is basically simple and straightforward. When I add data to various drives it just uploads it quietly in the background. I don't have to think about it or worry that it is doing its job because it is.
Highly recommended, as they say on the camera review sites.
[Version 11.05.2009]

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