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InspiredLife2 reviewed on 15 Oct 2013
A great tool. It still works in many (but not all) apps on Mountain Lion. I've been using it for a few years. Very handy.
[Version 2.4]

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InspiredLife2 replied on 15 Oct 2013
I should point out that the developer recently took down the link. Searching for another source. It's still on GitHub.

InspiredLife2 reviewed on 12 May 2013
I tried PropEdit, BatChmod, ACL Fix, and Sandbox.
PropEdit was the most polished and feature-rich. A great tool for the job.
Of the other options, all are free. Sandbox was almost as feature rich, although not as simple to use, as PropEdit.
If you don't mind spending $5 for a permission/flag/ACL editor, go with PropEdit. If you want something free to do the same thing, I'd suggest SandBox.
[Version 2.1.0]


InspiredLife2 reviewed on 10 Aug 2012
I've been looking for an alternative to what I consider to be a meager and outdated hack of an address book (Apple AddressBook) ever since I switched to Mac a few years ago. Only with Cobook do I feel I've at long last found that alternative. What's more, it is free! Even if they wanted $ for it, it'd buy it in a flash. I've not accessed the Apple AddressBook since I installed Cobook.

I am currently running Cobook 1.1-beta8 (1222), and it adds a number of great features to the v1.0 I had last week. For instance, when I view my contacts Cobook shows me what the local time is next to every phone number and physical address on the contact card. I happen to include the country code on most of my contact phone numbers, and I assume Cobook is using that code (along with the area code, for countries spanning multiple time zones) to figure out the local time for each phone number. I didn't even realise I was lacking this Address Book nicety until Cobook dished it out on a silver platter.

I am not even going to try and list all the great things Cobook has which Address Book lacks, because there are too many. Just the design and implementation alone is excellent… way beyond what Apple has managed to achieve. In fact, I would not be at all surprised if Apple eventually buys Cobook and replaces Address Book with it. iTunes was acquired in that way, and look what a major part of the OS X / Apple business model that has become.

All I can say is instal Cobook, enjoy, benefit, and give thanks.
[Version 1.0]


InspiredLife2 reviewed on 23 Jun 2012
For basic encryption of user data OR for the hiding and protection of data you not only want to encrypt but actually wish to hide completely (i.e. make it impossible for anyone to actually know there's encrypted data on your Mac) TrueCrypt is the way to go.
It now supports 64 bit on OS X Lion.
You can create hidden volumes, which makes it possible to completely hide encrypted data. This allows for plausible deniability. Simply put, a Govt agency or some other threaten foe will not be able to force (through law or malice) you to reveal the password to your encrypted data, because there will be no way to prove this encrypted data exists. It's unlikely most people need such plausible deniability, but for those who do TrueCrypt makes it easy.
You can encrypt any volume, which includes external drives and USB sticks. A wise move if you have ANY data on your stick or drive you'd rather no one but you could access.
TrueCrypt is open source software, which means all the application code is publicly viewable. This eliminates any chance of it having "back-doors". As far as I know, Apple can not make the same claim for Filevault/Firevault2, because it uses proprietary code. Again, most people are not likely to need this added level of security (i.e. the US govt. not being able to back-door their way into your data, with Apple's "help"), but for some this may provide added peace-of-mind.
[Version 7.1a]

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