Ivan Trundle
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ivanovitch reviewed on 06 Dec 2013
Not working in Mavericks and two screens. Crashes v2.4.1.1, and 2.5.
[Version 2.4.1]

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ivanovitch replied on 06 Dec 2013
Apologies: v2.5 and 2.4.1 do not work, but does.

ivanovitch reviewed on 17 Aug 2012
A good idea, but poorly implemented. It's too brutal.

I don't want notification centre to pop up every time I modify the current playing song, either by adding or removing stars, or by fast-forwarding or rewinding.
[Version 1.4]


ivanovitch reviewed on 30 Mar 2012
Appears to be broken with the latest webkit: no view of articles makes the reader totally useless.


ivanovitch reviewed on 16 Dec 2011
Looks pretty, but as Shidong suggests, the app needs work. Not being able to import the lyrics into iTunes makes this app totally useless for my purposes. De-installed 2 minutes after trying to work out how to place lyrics where they belong. Sure, it's possibly a copyright issue, but what's the point of having an app open showing the lyrics when you can't integrate it with iTunes, or use it for search purposes?
[Version 2.0.0]


ivanovitch reviewed on 06 Jul 2011
Still appalling: I really had hoped that they listened to their customer base, but no. Back to 2.8 for me. If I could rate it zero stars, I would.


ivanovitch reviewed on 25 Mar 2011
Still absolutely atrocious GUI - a great way for Skype to kill their product (in the Mac world). Perhaps this is their intention?

Back to 2.8 for me, again...

ivanovitch commented on 22 Mar 2011
Lovely to get such a fast fix for each iteration of OS X.
[Version 1.3.2]

ivanovitch commented on 28 Jan 2011
Terrible waste of valuable screen space, lousy and retrograde UI. Went back to 2.8 in seconds.

Oddly, you'd have thought that this version was designed for iOS, not OS X.


ivanovitch reviewed on 10 Nov 2010
No bad to begin with: needs some improvement. I, too was stumped by not seeing any songs. Seems strange to have to open iTunes and select songs first. Second, once it works through the songlist, the resultant table is not sortable, so the next step is also awkward.

Whilst it is pretty fast at finding lyrics, scrolling through over a thousand songs to find the few resultant 'Lyrics found' tags is extremely tedious. This could be made a much quicker operation by allowing the field title to be selected and sorted (not just selected).

It would also make sense to have some kind of filter or search tool, and to be able to CHOOSE which lyrics can be applied (not just 'All found lyrics', or none at all).

But hey, it's free...
[Version 1.0]

Ivanovitch commented on 14 Jul 2010
Not bad for work in progress (and it's free, so these things are just picky). A few problems:

1. When typing text, the background image interferes with the text, making it difficult to type (or check typing).

2. The logo, background, and Welcome Text' 'sticks', but on re-opening Ravissant 1.26, the 'Welcome Text' is forgotten. This is a problem.

3. The order of elements across the top of the screen (Logo, OS Text, Welcome Text, Host Info, Background) is in the wrong order. It should follow the flow of the elements on the screen: Logo, OS Text, Host NAME, Welcome Text, Background. Note that it shouldn't be Host Info, but rather 'Host Name'.

4. On operating in Full Screen, (Command-F), I was unable to return to normal view, and my only option was to reboot the machine! Not very happy about that...

Other than that, it does what it says, and has been useful for me.
[Version 1.26]

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Ivanovitch replied on 14 Jul 2010
Thanks Alex. Will look forward to future updates.

It would be good if the window that appears had the same aspect ratio as the overall screen used by the computer.

Sure, the background image will fit to the screen anyway, but nonetheless, it would be much more understandable (and less of a concern to the innocent user) if the window drawn size were a percentage of the actual monitor screen used by the computer, so that the background image had a square pixel representation. Only another minor point!

One more thing: it's not immediately clear that you can save different Login screens: perhaps it would be helpful to explain that either in the MacUpdate notes, or in the app itself. That's a true benefit that some people might not realise.
ivanovitch had trouble on 21 Mar 2011
Doesn't work with Leopard 10.6.7. :-(
Waiting for an update.
[Version 1.3.1]

Ivanovitch had trouble on 10 Nov 2010
I am also eagerly awaiting a version that works with 10.6.5
[Version 1.2.1]

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ivanovitch replied on 10 Nov 2010
Doesn't work for me. Followed instructions implicitly. I don't get an error when using the bundle (it isn't automatically disabled), but Herald doesn't operate.

Ivanovitch replied on 11 Nov 2010
Hmmm. Both strings appear in the array of the info.plist file, and after a reboot it seems to work - some of the time. I send messages from one of my accounts to another, and nothing appears. Most strange.
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