Francisco Medina Espinosa
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Francisco Medina Espinosa reviewed on 29 Feb 2012
I recently have purchased a license of FoxTrot Professional and it's really one of the best software investments I've made:

At work, it has signified for me much less stress to find that letter, that PDF, that report, that email where the information I urgently needed was —having very often someone at the other side of the phone waiting for it. I also use it at home to find that citation I needed among my research papers or OCR scanned documents.

I used to have other database applications, more tag orientend, but having to deal with Gigabites of texts, it simply was not the best approach. Now, although I still classify my info in mayor cathegories, I don't spend more time in tagging files, trying to guess when will I need to find them in order to arrange them accordingly. With FoxTrot I can find the context in the document I'm looking for, and not just the file to search in it. And the time scroll also lets me narrow the results, in real time.

I also use Yojimbo very much, and it was a so nice surprise to find out that FoxTrot even searches the Yojimbo database without necessarily having it running.

A computer is as powerful as the programms you run in it, and FoxTrot has really empowered me to instantly find the right information. It's excellent!
[Version 4.0b7]



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Francisco Medina Espinosa reviewed on 29 Feb 2012
Working at the International Desk of the largest non profitable NGO in Mexico means to me to deal with thousands of emails every year. I tried several email clients during the last years but none was strong enough to professionaly cop with my heavy work... until I found PowerMail. It's really amazing, how quickly I can find now (in seconds!) the right mail I need. I'm absolutely satisfied with it: it's got a intuitive interface, it doesn't split my several accounts, it's simply powerful and it perfectly integrates with Spamsieve and Devonthink Pro Office. The people at CTM have defined a high standard. It's not a matter of "works" but of quality and efficency. Thanks a lot!
[Version 6.1]


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Francisco Medina Espinosa replied on 01 Jul 2012
You say "You will discover shortcomings, such as printing of e-mail messages: There is no way to change the default settings. Creating HTML messages with inline pictures: Not working. Encryption: No integration/plugin for GNUPG, no MIME support."

IMHO, it's a matter of how you use the tools you have and what for. For example, I don't like HTML messages and, therefore, it's exactly what I want. I neither use e-mail to send attachments (I provide links instead in a "Filemail"). But certainly, It would be very good to have the possibility of using encryption.

As I said, it's perfect for me at work, where I have to deal with thousands of serious e-mails. I also use it at home as my prime client, except for my .mac account, where I use Gyazmail, but there is no comparison in the amount of e-mails I receive there: much less.

On the other hand, regarding backing-up, I personally have not had any trouble. The main difference (and very important to me!) is that the attachments are not contained in the database, and this is very good! Why? Because every time I receive an e-mail with attachments I simply move it (not copy nor save as) to a desire place where all the related documents of the project rest. When I do a back-up, I never have duplicated files. I have saved a lot of space in hard drive thanks to this excellent approach (which I haven't seen yet in another client).

I hope this would be useful. This is a professional mail client, and I really hope it will continue developing in that line. I've been using e-mail clients since the middle 1990's, and this is the best I've found.
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