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Psifi reviewed on 07 Apr 2014
Antnotes is an excellent upgrade to Stickies and similar apps.

It can be as simple or comprehensive as you want it to be. You can add a quick note or something more substantial, adding URLs, images and even video which plays within the note. That's more than I need right now, but it's good to know it's available.

The only thing I'd like to see is an iOS version.
[Version 1.1.0]

Psifi rated on 02 Jan 2014
[Version 1.2.2]


Psifi reviewed on 16 Sep 2012
This is a nice little app, but can you enable it to not only change the NC Banners but also the NC Alerts? ... I find alerts, which stay on screen, are better suited for apps, such as the Calendar.
[Version 1.2.1]

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Psifi replied on 22 Sep 2012
Thanks, André.

The app worked perfectly ... until I downloaded 10.8.2 - now it doesn't. I have reapplied the custom images, but it doesn't make any difference.
Psifi commented on 03 Sep 2012
Does anyone know if Shave Video is Mountain Lion compatible?
[Version 1.42]

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Psifi replied on 11 Sep 2012
I have been in touch with the developer and the simple answer is - Yes - Shave Video is ML compatible albeit for one tiny issue. This is what he emailed me: "... it runs well with Mountain Lion except for one bug, the Import from Phone/Camera dialog is a mess in Mountain Lion. Everything else works fine (I use the current version on ML almost every day).

Since then, I have installed Shave Video and I have to say it runs beautifully. It is an elegantly looking and intuitive app that makes editing a breeze.
Psifi commented on 09 Aug 2012
Does anyone know if Synk is ML compatible?
[Version 7.0.12]

Psifi commented on 04 Aug 2011
I have been using OSXPlanet since the days of 10.3. It was the best app of its kind – even better than the paid apps. But I discovered a rash of app freezes and system crashes soon after I upgraded my iMac to 10.6.7 and it persisted with 10.6.8. After several visits to my Apple tech where ultimately the hard drive and RAM were replaced, the instability continued. I spent a few weeks testing all of my apps, and I came to the conclusion that it had to be OSXplanet – simply by a process of eliminating all other software.

I knew I had to ditch it anyway, with the arrival of Lion. So I went looking for an alternative. I trialed EarthDesk which, while similar, is limiting and also overpriced. Then I discovered Blue Planet, which is a fifth of the price of EarthDesk. It’s similar in functionality to both apps and actually suits me better. Also it is in ongoing development by the developer … that’s all I needed to know.
[Version 2.0b02 Universal]


Psifi reviewed on 01 Aug 2011
I bought this app and I have to say I’m very impressed with it. I have been using OSXPlanet for some years and would have continued with it, if it was Lion compatible. It’s not, and it most probably will never be, so I went looking for an alternative. I tried EarthDesk and found it pretty limiting and overpriced.

Then I came across Blue Planet.

It seemed to do pretty much everything that EarthDesk did, except display clouds in real time, and it’s a fifth of the price.

Have tested both apps, I found Blue Planet was a simpler setup. I did, however, want a couple of features it doesn’t have – so I contacted the developer and he was most receptive to suggestions.

You can’t put a price on that!
[Version 1.1.1]


Psifi reviewed on 17 Jan 2011
I have only been using Synk (standard version) for a month or so, and I am most impressed with its features and straight-forward functionality.

I have used many backup apps, and this is by far the best. The problem I've had with many is that I was continually tinkering with them and often I never resolved the problem. Not so with Synk. Just set and forget. You can access the backups easily and they're not encrypted or converted into a different file format. And restoring a file just takes a moment.

Best of all, Synk comes with excellent tech support from the developer. When I was originally setting it up, I had a few problems - and the developer responded very quickly and even set up the same backup scenario to get to the root of the problem [which was user error]. And this was all while I was still trialling the app.

What else is there to say? ... If you just want a backup service that delivers what it promises, you've come to the right place..
[Version 7.0.3]


Psifi reviewed on 16 Feb 2010
Backuplist+ is a great backup app. In my opinion, it's better than TimeMachine. It may not have Apple's elegant back-in-time motif, but it backs up and excludes folders and files that TM couldn't do.

The best thing about Backuplist+ is the tech support. I had a couple of niggling issues, and the developer responded in a matter of hours - including producing two updates that specifically fixed my problems.

That says it all!
[Version 7.0.1]

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