Gianluca Del Maschio
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Gengis reviewed on 10 Jun 2012
I tried the demo version of this program, in my opinion it is a very simple and lightweight application, but at the same time it is really powerful and useful.

I agree that it could be improved with features for the dock and so on, but I think it already does a great work as it is, and I hope that upcoming functionalities will not make it heavier for the system or complicated to use.

I don't like the animation function, I don't want any animation or other special effects, I turned it off and for me this is the best setting: just fast and clean operation is the best for everyday use.
I believe the developer dedicated much time to this desktop switch animation, but honestly I believe it lowers the perceived quality of the application, I simply would remove it.

The only problem for me is the price: I am a developer, I don't pretend to know what there is into this application, or how many hours the developer worked on it, but in my opinion this application is overpriced for what (I suppose) it technically does, so I'm not going to buy the full version at the moment.
My suggestion is not to invent additional functionalities just to justify the current price, but to simply lower it for the moment until new and really useful features will be added.
[Version 1.2]

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Gengis replied on 16 Jun 2012
Hi Tmilovan,
thank you for your reply.

I can understand the problems you are reporting about the price because I had the same problems with the first application I developed: I was wanting to sell it, but in the end I decided to distribute it for free and allow users to send me donations (because free donations are not taxed in my country).
Gengis commented on 11 Nov 2010
For me this program worked without problems since the first lanch. I tried both the PPC and Intel versions on an Intel Mac with OS X 10.4, connecting to a SFTP server. I found it very easy to configure and operate; It offers basic functions but it's all I need now.

Honestly I'm used with CyberDuck, but it has an annoying bug with OS X 10.4.

The only concern with this program is that here it is marked as freeware, while on the websithe they talk about a trial version withouth mentioning the expiration time and the features that will be disabled.
[Version 1.1]

Gengis commented on 12 Jun 2010
Simply it does what it says. The compression is very effective. I use PNGCrusher to compress the PNGs I include in the help documentation of my software. I visited the developer's site and read about how it is built; this is a very simple application, but it works well and is very useful, so thank you for it!
[Version 1.2]

Gianluca Del Maschio (developer) commented on 09 May 2010
About my previous post: Since some days the web hosting service of my website seems fine again.
[Version 1.9]

Gianluca Del Maschio (developer) commented on 18 Apr 2010
Unfortunately the server of my hosting service is down since a few days. Their service was very good until now, so I will wait some other day before to move to a new hosting service. Until the problem will be resolved or the site moved the download will not be available, I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
[Version 1.8]


Gengis reviewed on 25 Jan 2010
I'm a software developer, for some time I looked around for a good alarm clock for my Mac, but after some tries I was almost decided to develop an app by my own. Fortunately I took a last look before to start the work, and found this great app! It is exactly like I would have tried to develop it! I like it because:

- It is very simple, it does not integrate tons of features, but just a small set of really useful ones;
- You can set it and forget it, unlike other programs that require you to check every night the settings or the system volume in order to be sure to wake up the next day;
- It is dependable, I used it for some months now, and it never failed;
- The 'easy wake' feature is great, I really never had an alarm clock so gentle before;
- Has a beautiful and comfortable user friendly interface.

Finally, this application is free, but I think it really deserves a donation fot its high quality.

If I can ask a feature to the developer it would be the ability to set, for each alarm, whether the snooze function should put the computer again into sleep mode.
[Version 2.4.5]

Gengis commented on 22 Sep 2008
It still has small stability problems sometimes (OS X 10.5.4), but Cyberduck is my preferred FTP program since 7 months now. It deserves a donation.
[Version 3.0.2]

Gianluca Del Maschio (developer) commented on 22 Sep 2008
Please send me any comment/suggestion about the new timing features in version 1.2. There are many ways to implement them, the one I used is just one of the simplest while enough flexible. I really would like to hear your thoughts about the effectiveness of the new features and how to improve them.
[Version 1.2]

Gianluca Del Maschio (developer) commented on 05 Nov 2007
Posted version 1.0 beta 1b, which is the same as beta 1 only with the beta expiration date updated to 30/11/2007. Beta 2 will be soon online.
[Version 1.0b1b]

Gianluca Del Maschio (developer) commented on 04 Oct 2007
Thanks to everyone who sent me his comments and suggestions! You have given me some really cool ideas on how to improve iReadFast. I'm now working on the beta 2 to introduce some of them and to correct the most evident bugs.

See you soon!
[Version 1.0b1]

Gengis had trouble on 03 Dec 2008
It works fast, is useful because makes navigation easier if you have many chm files.

The only problem I saw is the appearance of random characters af the end of the page preview. If I 'quick view' document_1 then quick view document_2 then quick view again document_1 these random characters change at the bottom of document_1.

For what I need it is good as is, of course I believe next feature could be page navigation.
Thanks for your software, good work with the improvements.
[Version 1.1]

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