Bruce Stephens
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Phoenixdownunder reviewed on 25 Oct 2013
AAAAHHHH Panic... 649317 died on me. Using ancient (I know) CanoScan LiDE35 with 649316 (without old ScanGear CS7.7 driver now - thanks) under 10.9.0 Mavericks worked fine, tried 64317 and it failed to start with the scanner. 649317 detected the scanner then froze. Had to ForceQuit. Rolled back to 649316... all works. SO something to do with scanner detection. Brilliant software. Thanks. To anyone else, I can't recommend this software highly enough! Had to use it under pressure a few weeks ago for legal issues for hours on end and it NEVER FAILED ONCE!
[Version 9.3.17]


Phoenixdownunder reviewed on 13 Aug 2013
Come on chaps... Tor 2.3.25-12 is already out!
[Version 2.3.25-10]


Phoenixdownunder reviewed on 25 Jul 2013
Seriously, how safe and secure are our files from the NSA and other Government spies in DropBox? I used to use it for several secure documents, but now I don't trust the NSA not to leak sensitive documents to others.
[Version 2.2.10]


Phoenixdownunder reviewed on 18 Apr 2013
WOW... Version 212... can't keep up, 213 out. Just used 212 in anger with LiDE35 (ancient Canon). Incredibly fast, 2-3 times the speed of 118-119. Rescanned after preview, new change. This is brilliant software everyone. 6 out of 5 stars. (Value value below should be 5, not 4.5 but cant change!!)
[Version 9.2.13]


Phoenixdownunder reviewed on 30 Nov 2011
Unfortunately CUPS-PDF is totally broken under Lion.
[Version 2.5.0]


Phoenixdownunder reviewed on 17 Nov 2011
This AppStore update process is just rubbish. 18Gb for a few bug fixes. Also is the updating process stops downloading for some reason, AppStore Update restarts at the beginning!!! Apple, this is rubbish.
[Version 4.2.1]


Phoenixdownunder reviewed on 26 Oct 2011
No worries. Installed as said. MBA working beautifully.
[Version 2.2]


Phoenixdownunder reviewed on 31 May 2011
Don't know what youz guyz below are smoking but this software is good. Small, quick, single task, FREE, does the job with options to destroy files if necessary. It works well. My only issue is how secure are the encrypted files? Can they be broken easily. I need bullet proof because I don't trust lawyers or politicians. No documentation at all. Give this guy a break, I like his website!
[Version 20100107]


Phoenixdownunder reviewed on 04 Apr 2011
@Ilgaz - suggest you download the driver and deldrv routines for your LiDE25 from
and clear down one of your computers, install the current driver and try the 329027/28 system first.. Then try the 6490... Let use know what happens. Nicolasl has followed the same for his LiDE35 successfully.
[Version 9.0.28]


Phoenixdownunder reviewed on 01 Apr 2011
Again for Odysseus - In a VERY risky move, I deleted all drivers associated with the Canon Scanners (and all other scanners!!) and started again. Vuescan 649023 althought previously operational, failed to operate, as expected. All versions from 649017 to 649027 didn't work, as expected. I reinstalled cstbosx5014ej4 then tried LiDE50_7134MXEN and then ScanGear CS 7.7 Eng_Installer. All failed to function. Even the CanoScanToolbox didn't recognise the scanner. Removed all those and downloaded lide35osx7721en.dmg from the US site and installed (clean), plugged in LiDE35 and it was recognised!. Fired up Vuescan 649027 - no luck, no driver found. Fired up 649023 and it works!! (Phew...) SO there is something in 649023 that has been changed since. I believe that the LiDE35 is similar to the LiDE50 and that the drivers are common, albeit with different names. Hope this helps!
[Version 9.0.27]

Phoenixdownunder had trouble on 05 Feb 2012
Actually there is a solution using the 2.6.1B cups-pdf development version in macPorts. To install, the following rather esoteric procedure is necessary. Install Xcode. Download and and install macPorts. In Terminal, run sudo port -v self update, then sudo port install cups-pdf. Then attempt to create the new printer as per usual. Print a short document to cups-pdf and it will disappear. Thats fine. It will be sitting in /opt/local/var/spool/cups-pdf/username. IN FINDER, type command-shift G and type in /opt/local/var/spool/cups-pdf, make an alias of the USERNAME folder and drag that to your desktop/Dock/Home directory for future reference. I found it convenient to rename the alias to cups-pdf. Please note that this SEEMS to work for Lion and Lion Server 10.7.2 and 10.7.3 but remains totally beta and untested elsewhere. This was our solution for a Company dependent on cups-pdf. Not needed for Snow Leopard. Note that this is cups-pdf not cups.
[Version 2.5.0]

Phoenixdownunder had trouble on 05 Feb 2012
1.5.1 has been pulled, the link above no longer works. Go to the site and download 1.5.2 from there.
[Version 1.5.1]

Phoenixdownunder had trouble on 12 Oct 2011
Won't update either directly or through the AppStore. Originally installed from disk iLife11 and now wants an account. iCloud/AppleID/whatever won't work. All wrong.
[Version 9.2]

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