Kevin Davis
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Keppy Fimble reviewed on 08 Aug 2013
My Time Machine backup started failing a few days ago. Disk Utility reported errors with the directory but couldn't fix it. TechTool Pro failed as well. I was about to give up when I remembered that Disk Drill 2 added a directory repair feature so I gave it a try. It's not fast (no surprise, given the number of files on the drive) but it mounted an apparently intact copy of the entire 1TB disk. Managed to clone the whole thing to a .dmg file before the disk failed completely.
Note to others with this problem: Disk Drill doesn't fix your directory (which is good since this might overwrite data you might want to look for later) so you'll have to leave Disk Drill open after running this feature while you go to the Finder and copy files from the "repaired" disk to another location. I didn't see a way to clone the whole thing without unmounting the repaired disk so I had to go to Disk Utility and create a new disk image from the repaired disk. Plan on letting this run for hours (15 for 1TB over USB 2.0). Cleverfiles, did I miss a way to do this from Disk Drill or can we add this in a future version?
[Version 2.0.362]


Keppy Fimble reviewed on 02 Dec 2011
Simply amazingly useful. Better than any paid timer I've tried.
[Version 3.3.8]


Keppy Fimble reviewed on 24 Oct 2011
I got version 2 in a bundle some time ago, but never used it. It wasn't very intuitive and I had problems getting it to work reliably. Version 3, however, is an amazing improvement. It feels much more like a familiar Mac app, both in looks and features. It's very responsive and hasn't crashed on me. Hopefully Apple won't break it with their updates for a while, because now I can think of some ways this will be useful.
Also, since I got it through a 3rd party bundle, I needed to get my 3.0 key from the developer directly. He was very helpful and responsive. The free upgrade from 2 to 3 makes Tool Force's apps much more appealing to me.
[Version 3.0]


Keppy Fimble reviewed on 02 Jul 2011
I used to use both Divvy and Breeze to keep my windows where I needed them. I ignored Moom 1.0 since it didn't have much of a feature set, but with the new grid, custom controls, and layout memorization in 2.1, I now only need Moom. It's very light on resources, much more elegant, more powerful, and a better value! Nothing bad to say here.
[Version 2.1 ]


Keppy Fimble reviewed on 08 Jun 2011
It's brilliantly simple and unobtrusive, but it still has plenty of useful features. The new presets are simple to set up and cover pretty much everything I need from a window manager.
[Version 2.0]


Keppy Fimble reviewed on 01 Oct 2010
I've been using Little Snitch for two or three years now. It's great at what it does, but it really hasn't added any features for a while, just bugfixes. So I was very surprised to see Hands Off surpassing LS's features before even exiting beta. The ability to stop disk access for specific applications is very handy and well-implemented. The interface is very easy to use, even for detailed rules.
When I had the aforementioned Japanese input issue, I also got a support response in less than five minutes, so good job Metakine. (Looks like the issue is indeed fixed going into 1.0.) The ability to quickly set presets when launching a new application is a really nice touch. Like Little Snitch, setting up your per-application preferences can take some work (depending on how specific you want to be), but once you set it up, it pretty much stays out of your face and does it's thing.
[Version 0.9.9]

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