Ian Weir
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IanWeir commented on 28 Jan 2008
I'm interested to know if the next version will be AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus Super Ultra Mega-Platinum Ultimate Extreme.

Surely the names of this suite of programs could be simplified into something that makes a bit more sense and serves to inform rather than confuse, as they do currently.

Looking briefly over your website, I can't find any semblance of a logical pattern to your naming conventions, which as I already stated serves only to confuse your potential customers.

When you need to put descriptions such as "(Single User Home Edition)" and "(Network School Edition)" next to the product names, and even include a survey so that customers can figure out which version they're after, it's a pretty clear warning bell that you've made things a bit too complicated.

I think you should consider these names:
AceReader Home (formerly AceReader Pro)
AceReader Home (Multi-User) (formerly AceReader Pro Deluxe)
AceReader School (formerly AceReader Pro Deluxe Plus)
AceReader School (Multi-User)/(Network) (formerly AceReader Pro Deluxe Network)

This way your potential customers understand the differences without having to consult a chart, and you don't get caught up in the excessive and needless descriptives that really only take away from the name and brand.
[Version 5.0k]

IanWeir commented on 27 Jan 2008
This functionality is already built in, from Tiger-onwards for sure, and I'm pretty sure quite some time before that.
Just press command-shift-4 to get the crosshairs (for a selection), and if you would like to take a screenshot of a window, press the spacebar at this point and the cursor will turn into a camera and you can take screenshots of windows.

If you add control to the previous key combination, it will put the screenshot in your clipboard instead of on the desktop.

You can also use command-shift-3 and command-control-shift-3 to take normal screenshots & put them into the clipboard, respectively.
[Version 1.0]

IanWeir commented on 05 Jan 2008
I don't see the need to turn off airport before sleeping, and turning it back on shortly after waking.
As far as I know, the airport card is already powered down in sleep mode.
[Version 1.1]

IanWeir commented on 23 Dec 2007
Would it be too much to ask for a mac screenshot?
[Version 2.0]


IanWeir reviewed on 02 Sep 2007
This is a lovely program - makes it a lot easier for me to check at a glance to see if pages I've built are valid.

My sole complaint is that it seems to break the built-in find capability within page source windows. When you're searching through pages of code you've never seen before, this is an invaluable ability.

Aside from that, a wonderful program, especially for an 0.2.2b release.
[Version 0.2.2b]

IanWeir commented on 16 Feb 2007
A free alternative to this program (for those interested) is Camouflage. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23118
[Version 1.1]

IanWeir commented on 26 Jan 2007
54 Mbps is equal to 6,912 KB/s
(if you don't believe me, google '54 megabits in kilobytes') - I dare say that only getting 53.7 KB/s probably is something to worry about.
[Version 2007-001]

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IanWeir replied on 29 Jan 2007
And for the record, 6,912 KB/s is the same as 6.75 megabytes / second. Note that it's a K, not an M.
IanWeir commented on 12 Jan 2007
Would splurging for an actual OS X screenshot be that difficult?
[Version 4.9.5]


IanWeir reviewed on 25 Oct 2006
Security through stupidity - anybody who thinks that this will make their files secure, and safe from prying eyes deserves to be ripped off for the $19.95 this sorry excuse for a program costs
[Version 4.0b]

IanWeir commented on 24 Oct 2006
Just a note to those who don't like to use the terminal if they can help it - this program can also be closed using the activity monitor.
Just select it in the list, click Quit Process (upper left), and confirm your choice in the resulting dialog box.
[Version 1.2]

IanWeir had trouble on 04 Dec 2006
While a lovely application, it appears to have some rather significant RAM leaks.
Every time that I hide the icons on my desktop, the ram usage increases - it doesn't take long to get its ram usage up to 240 MB - if I had more ram, (or less other programs open) I could get it harder.

If not for the rather insane ram usage, this program would be on my list of must-haves.

Needless to say, this is an issue that should probably get taken care of.
[Version 1.4]

IanWeir had trouble on 20 Jan 2006
Looks like a cool app, and I would definitely use it if not for one thing.
Upon adjusting the brightness using this app, the colors on my display are thrown off. Everything is given a slight blue tinge. Once I quit the program, it goes back to normal
iBook G4, 12", 10.4.4
[Version 1.0.4]

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