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on 12 Mar 2013
I have been using it for 3 months now and it works fine. It does what it's supposed to do, but it has a few weaknesses. (1) The kext only maps to QWERTY, which makes using it with a non-US keyboard (like I am) not as friendly as it should be. (2) The log viewer doesn't offer you a way to filter on a specific user, but you can get around that by using the search function or dumping the data and using an external tool. (3) There's no "update" feature in the GUI, so if a new version comes out (bug fixes, new features, compatibility improvements) I won't know about it.
on 04 Mar 2013
Just installed the new 5.2 version, and unfortunately beta versions for some applications (e.g. Dropbox, Onyx, Lightroom) are still showing, even though the "Show Beta versions in Outdated listing" is not selected.
Other than that, I have been using it for years now, still useful and a good value.
on 06 Nov 2012
Indispensable, I have huge external HDs and from time-to-time HFS+ could be more reliable, hence where DW comes in.
This should come on a USB stick instead of a CD though, with a simple quick card on how to make it bootable with OS X, and how to use it in case of an emergency.
Also, the support section of the Alsoft web site should have an updating process to upgrade this USB key with the new versions of DW.
Then it would be even better.
Synchronize! Pro X
on 02 Nov 2012
Somewhat expensive for this kind of tool and its "dry" user interface hasn't evolved that much over the years, but still the gold standard in term of reliability/performance. I have been using it for years now to synchronise huge external Tb arrays connected to my system, and it always has worked flawlessly for me.
on 12 Sep 2011
To get the menulet and growl support back under Lion: http://forums.sabnzbd.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8804
DEVONthink Pro Office
on 21 Jul 2011
I have been using DT Pro with ScanSnap scanners for years now, but I guess I have grown out of it or don’t see its value anymore.
They are working on it, but the synching of DBs betweens Macs is still not available. The iPad/iPhone apps is horribly slow to render documents compared to the Dropbox app. Dropbox does support the synching of the DT DBs – i.e. it knows the format, but it’s unofficial and the resulting directory/file structure if you want to browse it is horrible.
Furthermore I never really like centralized proprietary databases, and I can’t leverage Time Machine.
Bottom line, with Fujitsu ScanSnap software (which includes ABBYY FineReader) properly configured, a good directory structure, Time Machine, Dropbox, PathFinder and QuickLook, I’m not really using DT Pro anymore.
on 02 Nov 2010
Slight improvement on the previous beta version, but still incredibly subpar compared with the iPad and iPhone versions or a real Kindle.
- The fonts still look like a quick and dirty port from another OS. The app is probably doing - badly - it's own rendering
- You can't change the typeface
- You can't change the line spacing
- If you reduce the words per line, you end up with gigantic margins but the application window doesn't shrink
- No cut & paste even though you are...on a computer
When you own a real Kindle, you see how much of a fugly hacked kludge this app really is.
on 10 Jul 2010
I have the iPad version and it is fairly good and competent, but this OS X version is a disgrace. The app itself seems to be an overnight hack job and the font rendering looks like sh*t.
on 22 May 2010
It's a fine player, but unfortunately it's plagued by a long known nasty bug regarding optical outputs or Bluetooth devices, as it just crashes with an "Handle error" message when using them.
DEVONthink Pro Office
on 03 Apr 2010
DEVONthink Pro Office (DPO) is one of the main reason why I'm using a Mac. I have tried many such products under Windows, but there's no real replacement.
I have a Fujitsu S300M scanner and the integration with ABBYY FineReader OCR inside DPO is excellent.
When using DPO, your data is stored (accessible through a built-in web server) on your own machine unlike products, which means you don't have any size/amount limitations and confidentiality issues. Web clippings are saved without any issues and as you see in your browser. Documents like PDFs or TIFFs can be rotated and zoomed at will without resorting to external applications. You can do PDF annotations, there's an smart tagging system, ...
I have been using the product for a good two years now, the main letdown for me are the lack of SSL support in the web server, and the impossibility of doing delta synching of dtBase2 file with a remote location. My main dtBase2 file if about 15 Gb and if I change a single file within it, I have to recopy the whole thing. :-/
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