Harley Davis
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Mr.-Harley-T.-Davis reviewed on 06 Nov 2012
It's the SAFARI of the past for simplicity, and speed. Plus, the dev features can be useful for anybody, not just dev. When my 80 year old parents see something online they can snapshot. Great. Now you've made them more annoying because I get twice the email from them. But it's the good kind of annoying. Faster, cache control, not a memory hog... ...It's my new browser, and my parents like it too. Good work. It's highly functional, but beware, there are some sites that do not conform to even modern standards (which are usually wider than the old standards). If a site doesn't display well in this app, it'll be very slow in others, but viewable. This was meant to be simple, and for the most part, is extremely compatible. But all apps have limits, don't forget that. Programmers aren't GOD, they can't think of every possible thing all the time. As such, this one did a darn fine job of catching most of it. A decent app for those on the go.
[Version 2.2.1]



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Mr.-Harley-T.-Davis reviewed on 21 Sep 2012
I have tested several types of apps against memory monitors. I can tell you that problems with this type of inactive or "dirty" page memory can mount when using SSD drives for scratch space. They are fast and access is great for running programs, but when trying to page out and then reload... ...Remember the old tape drives? An SSD works similar in the physical sense. Each nand block has to be searched in succession, then as each pathway to the next block is found, it has to search the block until it finds the right cell set. This slows down the reading of the paging files. So when it comes time to scan them, the system slows way down. Using an app like this one might help for systems that run a lot of apps all at once or systems with app managed caching, but if you are seeing it to the point that you must do it everyday, I would suggest a defrag, then replace your ram, then replace your mobo. I can see the possibility of needing this once to twice a month, clearing out the paging and repairing permissions if you do a lot of file changes in only a few areas, while leaving most files alone for longer periods. THe permissions are often repaired a little on the fly, as they degrade with magnetics, but with ssd drives this shouldn't be necessary, and therefore, you shouldn't have to do it everyday. You have Fragmentation. One of the things the comp must keep track of is the most recently accessed blocks on your drive so they can be read and re-read and written as changes are made. Faster systems use ranges of blocks that are more consistent. If they are not contiguous, their are more ranges to remember, and the ranges are smaller. Defrag, then rep perm, then purge and rep perm again, then see what happens. Once you defrag, start doing that once a year. So many people think it is only the memory that changes your speed, or the logic of the memory (virtual), but the speed you see is actually a combination of speeds of drives, memory, processor, screen response time, etc. Each factor of speed is affected by different environmental factors based on the type and durability, and most parts are partial to heat and dust, so clean things out. Afterward, you should get speed back more permanently, and yes, you may still want to purge every so often, but not everyday. You can severely damage the file system.
[Version 1.7]



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