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PDF Squeezer 3.4.3
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on 21 Jan 2014
This utility is SO useful! There are situations where a straight-forward tool for clicking at specific coordinates can make user interface scripting possible, including working around bugs in Mac UI Scripting. One example is that clicking any button in FileMaker Pro's developer interfaces that opens or closes a window forces your script to wait for 7 seconds before continuing, even though the interface itself is responsive. I use this utility to click any of those buttons/objects, which removes a lot of unnecessary delay in my scripts.
The documentation is very clear, and the command options are very easy to put together, as long as you have a basic understanding of shell commands. I put this in a sub-folder in my Application Support folder, then call it from AppleScript like this:
set clickCommandPath to ((path to application support from user domain) as string) & "NYHTC:cliclick"
set clickCommandPosix to POSIX path of clickCommandPath
do shell script quoted form of clickCommandPosix & space & "kd:cmd,shift kp:arrow-up ku:cmd,shift c:12,34"
That would emulate pressing command-shift-s, then clicking at the coordinates: 12, 34.
on 16 Jan 2014
Works well. It has several lyrics sites, but it would always be nice to have more. I haven't had any problems with it. I love the Auto-Save feature.
It might be nice if it was possible to tweak the song/artist/album name the lyrics search uses - not to change the song's name/artist/album, but just for whatever the search is (e.g. remove "(Live)" or " (recorded at blah blah blah)" from the song name to increase chance of it finding lyrics).
on 04 Nov 2013
The free and open source BaseElements plugin does this and so much more. Check it out: http://www.goya.com.au/baseelements/plugin
on 06 Sep 2013
Running Mac OS X Mountain Lion, 10.8.3, this installs. Some of its included scripts DO work, and some don't.
Seems to work:
- Export Addresses
- Search Addresses
Some error - didn't seem to work:
- Remove Duplicates
Doesn't even open:
- Archive Messages
I didn't test the others.
on 28 Nov 2011
The icon displayed here is completely wrong. This is the icon used by Microsoft for Add-ins specific to Powerpoint.
Perhaps you meant to use the FileMaker plugin icon, which can be found at: http://www.fileinfo.com/images/icons/files/128/fmplugin-5492.png
Or, Dacon seems to have a logo at: http://www.dacons.net/images/banners/newmailit5.jpg
on 05 Apr 2011
This program is a lot of fun! I enjoyed flying around the 3D piano keyboard array as the MIDI notes fell onto it like rain. Try it out!
Important note, though: Follow the Quick Start instructions above to pick MIDI Out from the Options menu and choose Port A = Apple DLS Music Device, or you won't hear any music.
on 06 Feb 2011
[not a review]
1. People are complaining about not getting a trial version of a $3 piece of software? Wow.
2. I don't see that this does anything not accomplished by the very well-done piece of software named Skim. So, I don't need a trial to save enough money to buy a cup of coffee, if I was desperate to do so.
on 12 Feb 2011
Here's the problem: this app seems to say it can "edit them" when referring to PDFs, but it is NOT clear on what it means. The Feature list actually doesn't mention being able to EDIT the existing text of PDFs.
So, basically, this thing seems suspicious. Does it actually let you modify existing text and images within PDFs, or just put your own notes on top? If the latter, then Skim already does that. For example, in Skim, you can put a white rectangle over a section of a PDF, then put new text over that (trying to match fonts), then save that as a final PDF. However, you have not truly "edited" the existing text/images of the original PDF.
I suspect that this thing does no more than Skim, and perhaps not as well as Skim. Interestingly, the screen-shot shows similar tools to Skim. Also, Skim is open source, and under a BSD license, so there's a chance (without my knowing this or even looking!) that this was based on Skim's source code, since the license would probably allow that. Still, if that is the case, it seems deceptive to call (name!!) this a PDF "editor" when it is really an annotator. Adobe Acrobat is a PDF editor - you can change the existing text and images of PDFs.
on 05 Feb 2011
Google removed the ability to play H.264 natively in Chrome. Now, it plays it via Flash. That's right - they claim to be avoiding support for a proprietary standard by making it only available via a different proprietary standard. They refuse to indemnify people who use their alternative WebM. In other words, if it turns out that WebM infringes on someone's patents, Google won't protect you from the fact that you believed Google when they said that WebM was open source, free, and unencumbered by patents. If someone thinks Google is wrong and has patents they believe WebM infringes, they can sue any website that uses WebM, and Google won't help.
Removing H.264 was a move by Google to hurt Apple, Microsoft, and anyone else who thought we FINALLY had a standard for web video that wasn't Flash. It doesn't help users - it brings back a lot of hassle to the process of trying to make video available on the web.
[Note that, since I'm not reviewing Chrome itself, I'm being honest and not calling this a Review, so no affect on its rating.]
on 03 Oct 2010
MacUpdate has an outdated link (older build) for GraphicConverter. Here's where ot go to get the most up-to-date build (click on GraphicConverter):
on 27 Jun 2010
It's working for me. iPhone 3GS, running iOS 4. Was able to export all my SMS messages and my Call History (I have the purchases license). Can clean this stuff off my phone now that it's saved to my computer in a legible fashion.
Every now and then the interface gets a little funny, but a quit and re-launch seems to clear it up.
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