Stefan Nowak
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Porg commented on 22 Jun 2013
Does the find & replace function support regular expressions?
If that function would work, I'd test/buy this app.
[Version 1.8.4]



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Porg reviewed on 27 Apr 2013
WARNING: TimeLog does not READ ONLY from the iCal database/files but also WRITES to it!!! It uses the events' URL fields to store its own data ( in the form of a timelog://… URL) and offers no way to remove that data!

In an email inquiry in May 2012 to the producer Media Atelier, they had answered me this:

1) TimeLog does not overwrite URL fields.
(I am not so sure wether this was actually true! I had no backup, but AFAIR, some events which then had timelog:// URLs must have had custom URLs before…)
2) If it indeed does not overwrite URL fields, it's also bad. Because in consequence that means that events with custom URLs cannot be managed by TimeLog!
It is an absolute valid use case to use an URL field for an event. Example: I link to my coworkers and my common meeting minutes from the URL field, and I post my own private notes into the summary and sometimes also the comment field.
3) Media Atelier also did not think of protecting old URLs within the new URL, i.e. timelog:// < timelogSpecificUrlString(s) > & backup=

CONCLUSION: The software offers no way to remove its proprietary URLs. That's very rude! Software which interacts with shared data, shall at best not change it at all (if another app, such as iCal is considered the "master app", and itself only a "client" app), or if it alters data, at least backup old data (idea: in an URL fragment), and offer a way to properly restore the original data, in case you later don't use the software anymore.

BESIDES this, while testing TimeLog in the trial period, I really liked the overall features and design of the software, and would have chosen to work with it, but the way it handles data, made it a no-go for me!
[Version 4.6.1]



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Porg commented on 27 Apr 2013
Inquiry: Does this program READ ONLY from the iCal database/files or also WRITE to it?
Why am I asking: I once tested the competing software TimeLog, and it used the events' URL fields to store its management data. (timelog://…)

In an inquiry in May 2012 to the producing software company Media Atelier, they had answered me this:
1) a) TimeLog does not overwrite URL fields.
(I am not so sure wether this was actually true. I had no backup, but AFAIR, some events which now have timelog:// URLs have had custom URLs before…)
b) If it was true, it's also bad. Because in consequence that means that events with custom URLs cannot be managed by TimeLog! It is an absolute valid use case to use an URL field for an event (My coworkers and me link to our meeting minutes with the URL, and I post my own individual notes, into the summary and the comment section)
c) They also did not think of protecting old URLs within the new URL, i.e. timelog:// < timelogSpecificUrlString(s) > & backup=

2) The software offers no way to remove its proprietary URLs. I hate that. Software which interacts with shared data, shall at best not change it at all (if another app, such as iCal is considered the "master app", and itself only a "client" app), or if it alters data, at least backup old data (idea: in an URL fragment), and offer a way to properly restore the original data, in case you later don't use the software anymore.
[Version 2.0.3]


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Porg replied on 19 Jun 2013
Dear developers/maintainers!
I inquired 2 months ago, I'd appreciate a reply.
Thanks!
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Porg replied on 07 Jul 2013
Not yet, but will correspond with them. Results will be stated here as well, if I get some.
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