John Einselen
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Iaian7 reviewed on 29 Jan 2014
Helper app installation (to enable changing icons of Mac App Store purchases) is broken in the app preferences, and the only way I could get it working was to download a separate installer from the website. Not a good start.

Unfortunately, I'm also entirely unable to license the app! No matter what information I enter (following instructions elsewhere on MacUpdate including registered email, purchase email, or full name) my valid license is refused. I emailed support 6 days ago and still haven't heard back. No resolution.
[Version 2.6.0]

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Iaian7 replied on 29 Jan 2014
I finally got the registration to work, but still no help from the developer...not sure what's going on there. :(

Iaian7 replied on 21 Feb 2014
Have you tried using your email address instead of your name? I'd originally used my payment email (via paypal), but it was a different address that I'd registered with when signing up for an app bundle. Confusing. :(

Iaian7 reviewed on 27 Jan 2014
Some of the paradigms are a little odd (projects, folders, smart folders?), and the tabs haven't been particularly useful yet, but overall it's a great app for organising stock photography or similar collections. After testing a number of other options last year, Pixa was my choice for managing texture libraries both at work and at home (though less than 2000 images, so not particularly impressive!).

Two features I hope are added:

• Browser extension or OSX service that can add items to specific groups with minimal input (I usually have to manually add the source URL and other info, which could easily be automated for speedier data collection).

• Support for more media (video, audio, or really any media types other than plain images).

That said, there's a careful balance needed in terms of responsiveness and features, and Pixa is currently at the just-fast-enough-it's-ok point. Any slower and it'll be frustrating to use.
[Version 1.1.3]

Iaian7 rated on 19 Dec 2012

Iaian7 rated on 27 Sep 2012
[Version 4.0.1]

Iaian7 rated on 27 Sep 2012
[Version 1.3.1]


Iaian7 reviewed on 27 Sep 2012
I used to keep a close eye on the development of this application, participating in the open beta program and asking questions of the developers. Unfortunately I was very unimpressed with the process, and the developer made it clear they were uninterested in supporting many user needs, such as code comparison or file diff. That's a pretty foundational feature, in my opinion!

Ultimately TextWrangler is more capable in many cases, and while not remotely as pretty or modern, it can actually do what I need. And it's $49 cheaper. Not sure how Chocolat is intending to compete with that.
[Version 1.3.1]

Iaian7 rated on 17 Jul 2012
[Version 2.1.2]

Iaian7 rated on 30 Jun 2012
[Version 4.2.1]

Iaian7 (developer) commented on 30 Jun 2012
It's been a bit of a rough transition, but Chroma features should all be working again. Version 4.2.1 now uses a system-wide library preference to prevent data loss when updating or deleting widgets, and of course, bypasses the whole nightmare of having to use a separate file to store the library data (albeit nice for syncing via Dropbox, it just wasn't reliable on many mac systems where command line data truncation was an issue).

While it's possible to create multiple instances of the Chroma widget, all of which would share the system-wide library, saving in one widget would overwrite changes from other instances of the widget. For obvious reasons, I don't recommend this. :P

Let me know if you find any issues, I'll do my best to fix them!
[Version 4.2.1]


Iaian7 reviewed on 21 May 2012
Just a heads up - the screenshot here on MacUpdate is of the older, far superior Fontcase 1.5.

As has already been pointed out, Foncase 2.0 is completely useless for font management, and should be avoided at all costs.
[Version 2.1]

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Iaian7 replied on 19 Dec 2012
Update - I've recently heard from the developer ( that they intend to bring back the management view for the next version of Fontcase. If so, I'll be happy to start using it again!
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