Poikkeus
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Poikkeus reviewed on 09 Jul 2013
I've been using SnapnDrag for years, so it was a given that I'd purchase SnapnDrag Pro. Maybe the easiest and most intuitive way to take "snapshots" of any image on your desktop. The pro version has a little more flexibility, but it's still the same application - and it really can't be improved.
[Version 3.0.7]



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Poikkeus reviewed on 07 Jun 2012
If spend a lot of time web browsing, DNSCrypt is a free tool to increase your online security. This software silently filters potentially harmful sites, leaving you with access to the remainder. It's hard to tell when this software is working - except when you get search results that are clearly cleared by DNSCrypt; in addition, some users may notice a slight delay in accessing certain websites, but this will vary with your web behavior.
[Version 0.10]



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Poikkeus reviewed on 25 May 2012
For some reason, my favorite free launch utility stopped working, and Launch turns out to be a slick, attractive menu bar launcher for a budge price. Of course, it's possible to use the Mac OS to launch applications - and for free - but Apple's approach is surprisingly use-unfriendly.

Launch It! doesn't have much of a user's guide, but it's relatively straightforward once you get used to it. And if you want to change your settings, the menu bar interface is a nice touch.
[Version 2.0.1]




Poikkeus rated on 08 May 2012
[Version 3.0.0]




Poikkeus rated on 08 May 2012
[Version 0.9.6]



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Poikkeus reviewed on 05 Jan 2012
While I like MacTheRipper, RipIt is every bit as easy to use, and takes about the same amount of time. Once you drop in a DVD, it will rip the disk, and will show you a rotating disk image with time remaining in the operation, with a percentage finished. I haven't tried the Compress function.

I particularly like the reliability of the rip, as well as the price - a discount since it was purchased as a part of a MacUpdate bundle.
[Version 1.6.1]



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Poikkeus reviewed on 04 Jan 2012
If you have some non DRM books hanging around, old or new, BookReader is an appealing way to read and organize your books. Simply drop the file onto BookReader, and it will automatically ready it so you can read it on the reader application. It's ideally suited for a MBP, and doubly so if you read on wide-screen mode. I've only used it with ePub files, though there are other options.

You won't find any online help or FAQ, and you will have to use an application like Calibre to convert Mobi files to ePub. Given the relative paucity of similar applications, $9.99 is an agreeable price.

You can download a prior version of this software on the developer's website; chances are, you'll buy it.
[Version 3.7]



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Poikkeus reviewed on 25 Sep 2011
JIsoX has one job, but it does it well: convert a VIDEO_TS to ISO image. While Toast 11 doesn't perform the job as well as it might, but JIsoX does everything quickly and faultlessly.

You may have to juggle around your file system to locate the file you want to convert, but after a little while, this application will manage the task nicely - and for free. True, the interface is a little utilitarian, but it's unlikely you'll be using it every day. Nice job!
[Version 0.93b]



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Poikkeus reviewed on 25 Sep 2011
I installled Lion on an iMac and MBP, without incident. In fact, there are several improvements that have improved my computing. But first, the bad news:

1. I've noticed that my MBP battery will empty after only five hours (or less) - a considerable reduction of capacity. I tend to rely on my MagSafe adapter, but that doesn't negate the battery issue.
2. There's an increased amount of hangs with Lion. And the more you switch between applications, the more chance this will happen.
3. Lion's Launch Pad is, for me, an unnecessary feature, whose only purpose seems to be to incorporate iOS into the upgrade. I've not used it, even once.
4. Lion has forced me to give up beloved applications like MS Works '03, Appleworks, and move from other programs dependent on Rosetta.
5. Lion doesn't offer any support comprehensive support via PDF (or even on Apple website). It's up to the user to scrounge for information, glean through blogs, or purchase some kind of guide book. I'm willing to learn features, but at least you need to know Lion's commands and how they work.

And there's good news, too:

1. The increased use of gestures significantly improves the use of Safari. The three finger swipe opens the entire desktop, and the two finger sideways swipe immediately brings the previous screen. A single swipe brings a full palate of widgets. I use this nearly every session.
2. Mail is now a full screen application, which allows you to view emails and attached text in one window.
3. Reading List doesn't have all the features it should, but it's a potentially huge application, allowing you to keep track of websites quickly and intuitively.
4. Occasionally, portable drives and USB devices aren't compatible - and that's when Air Drop is such a surprise. I've used Air Drop to send small files to DVD-sized documents, without a hitch. Of course, larger documents take longer to process, but Air Drop works when nothing else will.

I've not had any kernel panics, loss of internet, or system problems.
[Version 10.7.1]



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Poikkeus reviewed on 22 Sep 2011
JIsoX has one job, but it does it well: convert a VIDEO_TS to ISO image. While Toast 11 doesn't perform the job as well as it might, but JIsoX does everything quickly and faultlessly.

You may have to juggle around your file system to locate the file you want to convert, but after a little while, this application will manage the task nicely - and for free. True, the interface is a little utilitarian, but it's unlikely you'll be using it every day. Nice job!
[Version 0.93b]



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Poikkeus had trouble on 16 Apr 2011
Can't download; remote site missing. Too bad.
[Version 1.0]



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Poikkeus had trouble on 11 Jan 2009
"No iPods Found" message on desktop. Apparently, expod was unable to locate the files on my Touch - though the app is pleasingly simple and easy to use. The expod blurb suggests that it will work with all ipods, even Touches.
[Version 0.4]



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