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Musaeus commented on 02 May 2011
So excited for this one. It's not quite ready for everyday use (some key Vim key commands still need to be implemented, e.g., wrapped-line navigation, etc.), but if this thing works out, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

Right now, I am quite impressed with the responsiveness and clean design of the app. Both TextMate and MacVim can get pretty sluggish when doing certain things-- I had almost forgotten what it was like to zip around in such a clean environment.

The ability to import TextMate bundles and Themes is the killer feature of this app. Having a basic .vimrc-type setup would also be great, though I'm sure that a lot of the more extended Vim functionality will have to be eliminated.

Keep up the awesome work-- you have at least on customer waiting!
[Version 1771]


Musaeus reviewed on 11 Mar 2011
Excellent software. Truly useful, saves tons of time, highly configurable, and now with a great UI overhaul. The developers are very quick to respond, as well. One of the best pieces of software that I own.
[Version 1.0]

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Musaeus replied on 11 Mar 2011
I should also mention that as of RC4 the app has a new, and much improved, icon to complement its new UI. Not that you see it that much, seeing as how it's a plugin, but still, it shows the developer;s attention to detail.

Musaeus reviewed on 03 Oct 2010
This is a great little app-- I have been using it for several months now, and the incremental addition of features has been astonishing. Useability and stability continue to increase, and it has now become my main NZB downloader.

Prior to NZBVortex I used Unison (both iterations), and while Unison still offers more in terms of control (i.e., individual selection of files, ordering of individual files, etc.), the quick development cycle and light weight of NZBVortex has won me over. The dev has done a good job, lately, of reducing CPU usage and overall footprint. The new additions of integrated search, RSS update, etc. show a lot of foresight. While I still want a few features (custom search domain!), it's not a deal breaker. The UI is also very compact and intuitive, which I love. Great job!
[Version 1.6.0]

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Musaeus replied on 03 Oct 2010
And I forgot to mention the very reasonable price-- best in class, as far as I can tell.
Musaeus commented on 27 Apr 2010
I had been watching this app for quite some time, as I am a big fan of Visor plugin, and TotalFinder looked very promising. However, I was always discouraged by the fact that it required SIMBL 9.7.a, which I don't like to use since it does not allow for LSUI element-hiding.

Now BinaryAge has released a version of TotalFinder that ditches SIMBL, and I after only a few minutes of playing with it, I love it. There are obviously still some bugs in the system, but I for the level of the release, it looks quite polished. I will definitely buy, once it is out of testing. Way to go!
[Version 0.8.3]


musaeus reviewed on 19 Dec 2008
What a great piece of software! I have been using Pages for quite a while now, mostly because it was so much faster and leaner than Word, and I was generally satisfied with it. However,recently I have been writing a number of longish, multi-language research papers. I don't use reference management software, so that wasn't an issue for me, but the language support in Pages is pretty lousy (e.g., no defined fonts for different languages, no hotkey switching except through the input menu, etc.). The situation was bad enough that I started to look around at what else was available.

So, I tried the demo of Nisus Writer Pro, and, whoa! Amazing! The language support is incredible, and the ability to add hotkeys to ANY menu feature is a huge spoiler. I've never really used a lot of automatic style options before, as I thought they were kind of a hassle, but in Nisus Pro it so easy to reformat for block quotes, drop quotes, etc., all with hotkeys! I love it. This software has literally changed how I work. I also really like the ability to customize floating the palettes, turn them on and off quickly, and reorganize their order. The variable zoom options are great, the statusbar stuff is great. And what I like most? Full documentation! That is logically organized and thorough! Yeah!

So, now the griping:

--My main issue is the lack of thumbnails or other simple navigation for long papers. Multi-pane/tabbed viewing would be great too. I don't generally use many defined sections other than a biblio, so the navigation pane doesn't do much for me. I would like some way to easily flip through early pages when I'm hunting for something I have already written, etc.

-- Secondly, I'm surprised that full-screen mode supports only the 'draft' view. For all the footnoting and such that I do, that simply doesn't work for me, but I would love to have a fullscreen view of 'page' mode, where only the page is there. I can nearly get it by minimizing all the toolbars, etc., but there's still a lot of stuff that could go.

-- The UI is a little clunky, especially the toolbar, The icons are a bit large, and the UI as a whole could use a refresh. And I don't mean to be a jerk, but the Icon for the program is pretty bad. I apologize to anyone who likes it, but to me it does not look like a professional icon design.

But those are just minor issues for me. In general, I love this software! It will definitely be my new WP of choice! Nice job!
[Version 1.2]

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