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Edified commented on 30 Mar 2014
More MacUpdate Bundle deceptive advertising. Paragon NTFS does not cost $100, not even $29. It's only $19.95, right from the Paragon website:


I have loved MacUpdate for years but I hate this nonsense, sure it's just an upsell to a bundle but don't lie about the price. Don't distort the facts to push people to buy the bundle.

You've put a price on your credibility and it's low.
[Version 11.2.443]

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Edified replied on 02 Apr 2014
This page, this listing (https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/26288/ntfs) is for Paragon NTFS only. Yeah I understand the bundle is discounted but MacUpdate is intentionally hiding the correct price of this listing which only includes Paragon NTFS. I point you to the description:

"Paragon NTFS breaks down the barriers between Windows and OS X. Paragon NTFS effectively solves the communication problems between the Mac system and NTFS, providing full read and write access to Windows NTFS partitions under OS X. Excellent solution for end users, SOHO, and enterprise, supports all NTFS versions from Windows NT 3.1 to Windows 8 (NTFS versions 1.2, 3.0 and 3.1), and mounts the NTFS volumes as native ones. "

Nothing about a bundle or hfs for windows or camptune. And the link points to http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/ also, no bundle there.

They are hiding the price of this individual driver, which is what most people want, in order to upsell their bundle.

Keep the bundle on the bundle page.

Edified replied on 02 Apr 2014
Unfortunately not a typo, MacUpdate has a habit of doing this.

Edified reviewed on 22 Jun 2013
Great, now it just needs custom lessons support. Loading json files from ~/Library/Application Support/Type Fu/ and /Library/Application Support/Type Fu/ would be perfect.
[Version 3.5.5]

Edified commented on 22 Mar 2013
Download link no longer works. Can we get a mirror of this on MacUpdate?
[Version 2.6.1]

Edified commented on 09 Mar 2013
$618 is incorrect, their website lists it at $49, or $99 for the automator actions/batch processing.

This is a deceptive way to get attention for mupromo, which otherwise is a great deal. List the correct prices.
[Version 2.0.5]

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Edified replied on 09 Mar 2013
Especially since there's no mention that it's a combo deal, it just says "Sale $49, 92% off today. Seems like that should be $3.92.

This is confusing and deceptive.

Leave the header alone (price $49) and if you must add a line: "Limited Time: Buy it in a bundle worth $618 for only $49"
Edified commented on 20 Nov 2012
Kinda funny that the screenshot on MacUpdate is 87% Apple Aperture.

Also deceiving.
[Version 2.8.2p4]

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Edified replied on 17 Jan 2013
Oh, I just think the listing needs a more descriptive screenshot. That's why it's a comment, not a rating.
Edified commented on 11 Nov 2012
Includes aircrack-ng but depends on opt/local/lib/libssl.1.0.0.dylib which isn't included.
[Version 1.02]

Edified commented on 01 Nov 2012
The two things I would add are:
1. A progress for the current batch
2. Some stats (can be in Console log) to say which algorithms were selected most often.

I might spend the time to figure out how but I'm sure the original dev could do it quicker.
[Version 1.4.0]


Edified reviewed on 30 Oct 2012
Handled 5000+ png tiles like a pro. This app tries a variety of algorithms several times to find the optimal compression method and settings for each png (of jpg or gif).

Check out the preferences and you'll see why this is more valuable than simple guis that just pipe through a single command line tool.
[Version 1.4.0]

Edified commented on 26 Jul 2012
Beware, parallels 6 will not be updated for 10.8 Mountain Lion. It's likely that Parallels 7 won't support next year's OS X upgrade.

Tech support replies that a $50 upgrade is required. I've been a paying customer since version 3 but I'm tired of paying insane upgrade fees for compatibility fixes.

Buyer beware.
[Version 7.0.15104]

Edified commented on 23 Jun 2012
Just FYI also, even if you license Parallels you will be subject to splash screen ads for upgrades and third party software. Hardly professional, and you can't turn it off.

They will try to sell you Kapersky Anti-Virus for windows at a "discount" even if you already have MSE installed.
[Version 7.0.15098]

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Edified replied on 12 Jul 2012
More ads today. I keep clicking "don't show anymore" but apparently that a per-ad setting. I will continue to rate this poorly around the web until this is resolved. Completely unprofessional.

Edified replied on 13 Jul 2012
It's not a friendly Anti-Virus reminder, hey're up-selling you for profit. Otherwise they'd recommend MSE.

And turning it off is giant per-advert.

No, I've paid the full price then upgrades since Parallels 4. So focus on defending the company, not attacking the customer.

They're nagging me for another $50 for exactly what? Up to date Parallels Tools (without which you shouldn't upgrade your OS) and a Lion full screen button.

Parallels has roughly a 1 year support lifetime. Consider it subscription software. $80+$50 yearly.

Edified replied on 13 Jul 2012
What else is in the $50 upgrade? Here's the link for you to research: http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/whatsnew/

I'm just writing down facts.

Edified replied on 13 Jul 2012
And all this from a company that recommends you enter the probably-paying-for-nothing 6 month upgrade lottery for $15.

They also put 2-year $7 "extended downloaded" service in your cart by default, the whole time not stating plainly what the terms of the regular download are. Not to mention that you can download and license the current version at any time. So they charge you $7 for nothing, by default, preying on the people who assume based on the sale of Extended Download Service they'll lose their money if the download fails.

You said you wanted to clear out the BS. Start there. It's unprofessional.
Edified had trouble on 08 Dec 2012
Anyone able to find or post the documentation for 2.2's new caching feature? Does it require that the machines subscribe to a directory server?
[Version 2.2]

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