John Hook
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John Hook commented on 06 Sep 2012
Because Apple released its developer preview on February 16, 2012, it is TOTALLY INEXCUSABLE for Nuance failing to be ready with a Mountain Lion (ML) compatible version of Dictate. All of my 250 plus other apps were ready with a ML version or almost all of them just worked as they were with ML. ML was officially released on July 25, 2012, and today they tell me they don’t expect their release until about September 25, 2012! Even the $100 promotional price for the upgrade with ‘the extras’ (the microphone and Family Tree Maker, neither of which I need or want) is TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS! I’m so tired of Nuance that I could spit blood from my eyeballs!
[Version 3.0]


John Hook reviewed on 04 Aug 2010
I have to give the developers a kind word for a very prompt refund. Although I only gave this app 3 stars I would like to give it 5 stars! It seems to be very rough and more like a beta than a finished app. The documentation, features and support needed lots of help. I thought scheduling was a nightmare because it needed scripting. The 'Directory' of stations for the United States and I suspect many other countries is very limited and offers little/no talk radio that I found. The instructions for adding radio stations were not accurate and much too complex. If they work through these issues I hope to repurchase this app and give this app 5 stars.
[Version 1.5.7]


John Hook reviewed on 29 Jun 2010
1. A couple of years ago I made the mistake of buying a retail version of Equinux Stationery Pack 1 at a local Apple Retail Store.

2. Toady, my version, 1.0.2, informed me that version 2.6.1 was available for FREE. I quote from the dialog box return:
“A new version of Stationery Pack is available!
Stationery Pack 2.6.1 is now available (version 1.0.2 is currently installed). Would you like to download the new version now?
Release Notes
Your FREE update for Stationery Pack 2.6.1 is now available.
Download the latest version for improved compatability with the new Safari 5 WebKit, as well as minor bug fixes and a revised Mail template.”

3. I made the download and installation and it now says
I can PURCHASE it at ‘Your Special Price' of $49.95!

4. I did an Amazon search and found that anyone without ‘Your Special Price' can purchase it for $35.90! See this link: ‘'.

5. I informed them that my 1.0.2 ‘Activation Code' is: ‘XXXX-XXXX-XXXX'. (I used XXXX-XXXX-XXXX here for privacy.)

6. I asked them “How do I activate my ‘free update'”, as stated?

7. I am STILL waiting...

I advise anyone contemplating the purchase of any Equinux product to reconsider the thought.
[Version 2.6.1]

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