Gary Ross
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Macgruder reviewed on 19 Dec 2012
Such a shame. This is on the face of it a really good piece of software. It's pretty easy to use and has a powerful feature set.

Unfortunately it suffers from one major problem. There is no way to adjust the angle of view (like a wide angle lens). Since at the moment the software shows a view that is much narrower than you'd perceive it means that in many normal sized rooms you are effectively looking at the back wall.

Comments on their forum indicate that is not something they are looking to change anytime soon. I'm guessing that for some reason their algorithm is fixed to this angle.
[Version 2.8]


Macgruder reviewed on 08 Mar 2012
One of the best apps ever written for the Mac.

Why oh why did they integrate it into Espresso and remove the standalone?

Espresso is $79. I would pay $100 to get CSSEdit alone. It was that good.

Of course I can use CSSEdit within Espresso but it doesn't have that instant responsiveness that CSSEdit had, and it crashes.
[Version 2.6.1]


Macgruder reviewed on 07 Mar 2012
This gets its 4 rating on the fact that CSSEdit within it is worth 6 stars. But CSSEdit alone was so much faster and more responsive and half the price. This seems to slow down as you use it and has a habit of crashing.

If they can iron out this issues (in 2.0.2 perhaps) it'll be a great program. Although to be honest they should really still release CSSEdit as a standalone. I don't really need the rest.

In short, CSSEdit was one of the best apps ever released for the Mac. The live updating is something I cannot imagine working without. Now you have to get the whole of Espresso to get CSSEdit (which to me is still worth it) but I'd prefer a lighter app.
[Version 2.0.1]


Macgruder reviewed on 12 Feb 2012
There are many good things about this app but unfortunately the only way to sync is to pay for it.

While having a paid syncing service is fine, what is not so fine is the fact that you can't use a WiFi to do the job if you wish. Given that the mechanics of sync have been developed there seems to be no good reason to not have WiFI syncing - unless the developer is hoping to make more money by forcing users to use the cloud sync. I don't want to put my data on the cloud if I can avoid it for security issues. Also depending on where you are you may not have a web connection.
[Version 1.0.6]


Macgruder reviewed on 19 Dec 2011
A good app that truly protects your data.

One big annoyance though is that it doesn't indicate in any way that your private folders are actually open.

With more of us not shutting down our computers for days at a time, this is a pretty glaring oversight. Especially as the interaction is through a menu item, it could easily indicate this (like Dropbox).
[Version 2.8.13]


Macgruder reviewed on 19 Aug 2011
Great app. Very useful.

The only downside is the ugly ugly Windowsesque icon - which unfortunately sits in the menu bar too.

You can get a nicer replacement here:
I tried replacing the icons inside the app itself for the menu bar but unfortunately no luck. Not sure why but perhaps because the replacements are a different size.
[Version 5.0.1]


Macgruder reviewed on 18 Aug 2011
Ironically this app has become a little more useful with Lion since Lion doesn't seem to have the all Windows expose any longer. And in fact I could imagine this app becoming popular if it actually duplicated (or had the option to do so) the old all-windows Expose including the tab option which rotated through all the windows of a particular app.

The most glaring omission is that it should list all the tabbed Windows in say Safari. That alone would give it something beyond Expose.
[Version 1.2.1]


Macgruder reviewed on 25 Jul 2011
Brilliant and free.
You can get hold of it here:
including source code.

or directly here for an Intel Version:
[Version 3.0]


Macgruder reviewed on 15 Apr 2011
Beyond awesome
[Version 2.7.6]

Macgruder commented on 09 Apr 2011
I started getting -1303 errors after doing this on an Intel SSD X25-M, and being unable to save documents.

But kudos to the developer, he includes a restorer within the app (I just selected 'default restore' and all was good. Although no trim support.
[Version 2.3]

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Macgruder replied on 15 Apr 2011
I've had another look into this issue, and the -1303 is probably not to do with Trim Enabler. Perhaps if others have the same issue you can report it here. So after all, it seems that this works well.
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