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Mrsin reviewed on 31 Aug 2011
No one else is supporting our G3, G4 and G5 Macs. Not Apple or the majority of the Apple community, Floodgap excepted of course :). Thanks to TenFourFox and all those behind it, I can continue to enjoy my '05 iBook G4. What a wonderful browser TenFourFox is, even sans plug-ins which often cause adverse issues anyway, up to and including preventing TenFourFox from loading up at all! I'm so glad I found TenFourFox when Mozilla made the decision to leave my iBook in the dust. Keep in mind, and a word to the wise, ensure when downloading TenFourFox, you grab the build that matches what you have. I discovered the build for the G5 will not come up on my G4 but that was my fault, when I downloaded the 7450 G4 build, it came right up as it should. I'd give TenFourFox 10 stars if I could. Thanks to everyone associated with this project and these great PPC browser builds for being there when we needed you. I will enjoy the added functionality as long as my G4 hangs around and you guys keep doing what you do!
[Version 6.0.1]



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Mrsin reviewed on 05 Aug 2008
Diamond provides the ability, via preferences and other options, to set my work space environment to suit my workflow or better still, the particular way I like to work. By using the main space backdrop, it provides the ability to isolate as much, or as little, as one would like from the writing environment. I also like being able to use color, images or pictures for the document work space, as well as the main space backdrop. I currently use the developer provided “cardStock” image file for the document work space and the “brownPaper” image file for the main space backdrop, this combination works well for my purposes. These image files can be downloaded from the developer’s web site. If you’re so inclined, your own images or pictures can be used for these purposes as well. Diamond loads with the main space backdrop raised, lowering it allows a number of distractions to be, at least temporarily or for the current work session, minimized or eliminated. Another feature of Diamond that appeals to me, admitting it took a little getting used to at first and also mentioned in the program description, is it handles the documents in a horizontal column format, similar to Amar Sagoo’s Tofu for displaying documents in a newspaper style horizontal column format. The developer has also provided the ability to export your work to Apple Mail, Sticky Note or Entourage which, for me, has come in handy a number of times. Of course select all, copy & paste would probably also work. I rely on Diamond daily for a variety of tasks and it has always been up to the challenge. Diamond is actively developed and I have found the developer to be extremely responsive to questions, suggestions, requests and recommendations (constructive criticism). I’ve just scratched the surface of Diamond with this review, some things, like Diamond really need to be experienced, so download Diamond 3.1, give it a spin and see if it fits into your workflow.
[Version 3.1]



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Mrsin commented on 10 Jun 2006
I like "WriteRoom!" I just downloaded, installed and launched it. The first 'test' for me, was to see how quickly and easily I could get it from the initial 'Full' screen mode back to where I have access to my other notebook controls, applications and what not - a simple press of the escape, "esc," key did the trick :)! It also incorporates 'as you type spell checking' - sweet :)! The fact that it's "free" doesn't hurt either :)!

As far as the "need to paste the text into a different app to output (e-mail, word processor, text editor, whatever" goes, I routinely use 'text editors' to compose messages for various reasons - message boards, email, etc., then "copy and paste" to get the completed message where I need to in order to post or send it. So this is not an issue with me.

I did notice when trying to underline a single word, it underlined 'everything,' ditto when I tried to italicize a single word :). So, it still needs a 'little' work, but I plan on making use of it as is right now! By the way, I used "WriteRoom 1.0 beta (5) to compose this comment. I hope my couple of cents proves useful to someone out there. Oh, if you prefer colors other than the default green on black - which takes me down memory lane and my "MS/PC DOS" days :), you can change it in the preferences.
[Version 1.0b]



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