John Lehet
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Johnleh reviewed on 03 Jan 2014
Only trouble with v4 for me is that it's using more background CPU than any other app, and I've got a lot of them open.
[Version 4.1.1]


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Johnleh replied on 04 Jan 2014
I should have updated -- after a while that CPU hogging stopped.

Only problems now: I actually had trouble signing into macupdate with it, with two tries! I had to copy the password and paste it in. Maybe I should re-do the login?

The other thing I notice is that it's more confusing to me when I have to update a password. It's less clear to me what's going on, and indeed I find that if I have to change a password, I end up with a new login with just that password and no username. I used to do it more manually -- generate a password, paste it into both the form and the application. Maybe if I generate the password from the application instead of the "mini" it would be clearer.

Anyway, great app; I gave away two licenses out-of-household for Xmas, and upgraded the household through the app store.
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Johnleh reviewed on 18 Dec 2013
Wondering if there's any advantage either way for app store or direct purchase? I guess the App Store gets iCloud support. Agile Bits gets a bigger cut if I buy it from them. The App store is a bit easier to upgrade once in place (?)

The upgrade for my family license is the same cost as the App store, which my wife and I could both use too.
[Version 4.1.1]



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Johnleh reviewed on 07 Oct 2013
I've really appreciated 1password 3; I have a family license that I share with my wife. I have no trouble, but she often finds the browser extensions break. I've reinstalled them for her and also worked with support on this. It seems to be a problem that comes and goes on her machine, and i don't know why. No trouble for me. It's great for me, though there are a couple of logins it won't do.

So two questions before I upgrade: does v4 feature a rewrite to the code that connects with browser extensions or a mechanism that works instead of those extensions?

And related to that, I've heard some complaints about the mini-1password staying open until logout. Is there a timeout we can set, or set it to lock on sleep instead of logout? My wife only sleeps her laptop and doesn't protect it with password on wake, though maybe that's what we need to do. Still, it seems less secure if that is true.

Thanks!
[Version 4.0.1]



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Johnleh reviewed on 19 Sep 2013
10.8.7 here. I tried the demo, tried to open a page. Spinning pizza wheel for a while. Force quit, tried again. Same. I was interested in checking it out, but not now.
[Version 1.1.2]


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Johnleh replied on 19 Sep 2013
Oops, 10.8.4, I mean.
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Johnleh reviewed on 08 Jul 2013
I'm very impressed. I've used Photoshop for panos for a long time, and I always figured when the stitching didn't work, it was my fault. I figured Photoshop is great, must be my carelessness.

Not so! I trialed this before buying, and it worked on a few difficult panos that Photoshop failed at. Now that I bought it, I've been trying it on some old images, and it is working great!
[Version 2.2.8]



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Johnleh reviewed on 16 Dec 2012
I'll upgrade my review if the developer updates this to work with SSDs, or if I find it's actually correct and my SSD is dying. Based on a handful of reallocated sectors (in an SSD!) it gave my main drive a FAILING warning. This caused me to waste hours researching, and some time in panic. Based on reports from other utilities and my research (which brought be full circle to the knowledge I started with before this stupid thing made me panic) I am quite well aware that SSDs do reallocate sectors, and it doesn't mean they are failing. They have many many blocks of extra capacity, for this purpose. It's called over provisioning, and it's common practice on any decent SSD. Mine certainly has over provisioning.

I give this software, until an update to address SSD reads, a warning of FAILING.

I wasted money on it, and I wasted time and panic.
[Version 3.1]


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Johnleh replied on 04 Jan 2013
I would add a star or two if I could (I could write another review), based on the developer's communication and concern. We corresponded, and he's reasonable. However, I still find the utility was quite wrong regarding this particular SSD. There are just over a dozen remapped sectors now, and this drive has over-provisioning for thousands of sectors to be remapped. Remapping sectors from time to time is just what SSD controllers are made to do, and there is a long time between a couple of bad sectors and a failing drive, on a consumer SSD. Unfortunately I took a lot of time when I panicked to do a lot of research on SMART and SSDs. Basically, unless you had a complete map of how each model of SSD from each manufacturer, you can not make a utility that presumes to have a good idea what any given SSD drive is reporting. From what I've read, there is a huge variation in what each model of SSD will report through SMART. In my case, there isn't anything unusual about what the drive is reporting, as far as I can tell. A dozen sectors remapped in a drive that has been well used over several months is normal. And the drive is giving me no trouble.

I have no problem with the fact that this is a difficult problem with SMART and SSDs, as I have recently learned. A few problems I did have are that a relatively expensive utility claimed to do what it isn't yet ready to do: give a good analysis of an SSD's SMART values. Then that report really caused me to panic, which sucked. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out whether it was correct. I'm a working professional, and I count on this drive daily (and yes, I do take backups seriously).
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Johnleh reviewed on 28 Aug 2012
I've been using this for over a year now. As a freelancer for over 15 years, I've used a small handful of time tracking solutions. So far this is the best I've found, and I'm happy to have it. It's good!
[Version 3.0.6]



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Johnleh reviewed on 14 Mar 2012
Yes, as he said, for CSSEdit alone this is good. For HTML coding it's a good start, but without a way to deal with images (the app can't determine an image's size or path!) it's not useful for serious work.
[Version 2.0.1]



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Johnleh reviewed on 25 Feb 2012
Really, it's quite good! The more I use it, the more I like it. It's prettier than Textmate, all in all, and feels solid, polished, and well integrated. I am still bummed out that it becomes an expensive way to update to CSSEdit3, when a stand-alone forward path for CSSEdit would have made me happy enough.
[Version 2.0.1]



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Johnleh reviewed on 20 Feb 2012
This seems good, so far -- BUT: there is no reason for a menubar icon that can't be hidden. The menubar feature provides minimal functionality for this app, but takes up one more spot on the menubar. Why does every developer have to add something in the menubar these days? Crazy!
[Version 1.1]



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