Mark McKean
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Quantumpanda commented on 20 Mar 2014
Maybe it's me, but I'm at a loss to see what OneNote is capable of doing that several other, non-MS, apps already do well. In particular, I don't see anything here that Evernote doesn't already do quite well for me. Could someone who knows the differences better please enlighten me?
[Version 15.0.1]



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Quantumpanda reviewed on 19 Feb 2014
I must admit, I love this extension. Being free makes it doubly awesome. What it does is so simple that there just isn't much to say about it in that regard except that it just works.

The one thing that would make it better would be if it borrowed a few features from the Chrome extension of the same name (which is a completely unrelated project). Specifically, I'd like to see it adopt two of the Hotkey features the Chrome extension provides: a hotkey to temporarily disable the zoom, and a hotkey to save the full-size image to your downloads folder.

The value of a temporary zoom cancel is that sometimes I don't want the images to be continually zooming when the mouse is hovering over them. For example, if I'm in a Google Image Search or browsing someone's Flickr Photostream, I don't want the zoom to keep trying to pop up every I pause while scrolling the page—I want to look over the thumbnails first to choose an image to zoom. Two types of hotkeys would help here: a toggle hotkey to turn on or off all zooming, and a disable-while-pressed hotkey to prevent zooming while it's pressed.

As for a save hotkey, that would allow one to bypass the need to load the next page to save a copy of an image locally. If I'm browsing, say, Deviant Art, with the current Safari extension, I can zoom the thumbs to get a good look at the image, but if I want to save it locally, I have to click through to the image's page to get the full-size image—saving by context menu will just capture the thumbnail. In the Chrome extension, I can press the save hotkey while hovering and it will save the full-size image locally without having to click through.

I am well aware that the two extensions have no connection or relation to each other except the name, but as the Chrome extension is open sourced with free permission to adapt and distribute, it would be really nice to see some of its features brought into the Safari extension. I had considered making a conversion myself, but I'm not yet strong enough in Javascript and extension-building to figure out what needs changed between Chrome and Safari to make it work.
[Version 1.6]


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Quantumpanda replied on 10 Apr 2014
Thanks for the tip on the maximize hotkey. I never considered trying to use that to save the full-size image.

Are there any other hidden features that aren't obvious? :-)
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Quantumpanda commented on 30 Dec 2013
I can't speak yet on the quality of the app itself, but I wish MacUpdate would advise developers not to tell users to change their Security settings to Allow Apps from Anywhere without explaining the risks associated with choosing this setting. That setting option really should only be selected by users who are comfortable evaluating the trustworthiness of apps and developers themselves, and willing to accept responsibility for judging that incorrectly. Those who are not "power users" should normally leave this option set to "Mac App Store and identified developers" and approve exceptions on a case-by-case basis. It's definitely irresponsible on the part of the developer to advise making that settings change in this manner, and as users look to MacUpdate as a reliable source of software, I feel it's irresponsible for MacUpdate to let such advice be included in a description without explanation of the risks.
[Version 12.3]



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Quantumpanda commented on 30 Dec 2013
Please change the description of this app to indicate that it is not really free. This server app is free to download, but to use it you must also download the Air Media Center iOS app which is not free. The server app is useless without the client.
[Version 1.2]



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Quantumpanda commented on 21 Dec 2013
I'm having difficulty finding out just what exactly is the difference between the free and paid versions. Yes, I know I could download it to find out, but I don't like doing that with App Store apps because of the way the App Store works.

So, is the free version a demo (time or usage-limited)? Or is it feature-limited compared to the full version? If so, what features are in the free version, and which ones do you have to pay for? If it is a demo, MU should change this listing to reflect that.
[Version 2.1.5]


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Quantumpanda replied on 21 Dec 2013
I tried reading the reviews on the App Store, but it's really tedious trying to wade through the detailless rants to find someone who actually states what's different other than "they crippled it!"

Thanks for the info. Could someone at MacUpdate please revise this listing to reflect that it's crippleware rather than being actually free?
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Quantumpanda commented on 03 Dec 2013
The developer's website is a little misleading. The main PhoneClean page lists all these features and implies that they are all in the free version. You have to look at the Upgrade page to see that most of the features are available only in the Pro version.

I'll pass, as the features that most appeal to me are in only the Pro version, and I intensely dislike subscription software. I don't want to pay the developer annually just to keep getting to use the same software. If this subscription included an ongoing service, that might be different. But I don't see any indication that there's any service being provided other than the app itself.
[Version 3.1.0]



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Quantumpanda commented on 09 Nov 2013
I'll skip the beta and wait for a release before installing v. 3, but is there any chance that this version does or will include the option to move my signature to wherever I have asked QuoteFix to put the cursor?

If I'm using it normally and bottom-posting, it's fine, but if I override it to top-post, my signature stays at the bottom. And if I turn on Mail's option to place the signature above the quoted text, then QuoteFix is unable to move either the cursor or the signature to the bottom.

While I prefer bottom-posting, there are times when it is necessary and/or more appropriate to top-post, and it's frustrating having manually move my signature from the bottom in those cases.
[Version 3]


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Quantumpanda replied on 11 Nov 2013
Snowlprd, maybe you're right and maybe you're not, but in the first place, that comment is entirely unhelpful. Second, my email signature consists solely of my name and my email address. There's nothing "polluting" about that. And in many contexts, identifying yourself in your email is kind of important. So your opinion is duly noted and rejected as irrelevant. Have a good day.
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Quantumpanda replied on 15 Nov 2013
Robert: Thanks for the tip. I'll look into that.

Snowlprd: I could go point by point and explain all the reasons that your comment was unhelpful and irrelevant. But since I really don't care whether you agree with me or not, I won't waste the time. Suffice it to say that your failure to see a context in which a signature is helpful has zero bearing on my reasons for using one.
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Quantumpanda commented on 17 Oct 2013
App Store does not have version 2.7.1. Developer's website lists 2.7.0 as current version as of 06 Oct 2013. What happened to 2.7.1?

(I note that version mismatches are becoming more frequent of late, which greatly reduces the value of MacUpdate Desktop. Is anyone at MacUpdate responsible for making sure that version numbers of updates are correct?)
[Version 2.7.1]


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Quantumpanda replied on 25 Oct 2013
One week later, nearly three weeks since the date given for the last update, and no change to this listing. The change log listed on this page as being version 2.7.1 matches the developer's site's change log for 2.7.0.

Please fix this listing! Obviously the current version is 2.7.0, but it got entered here as 2.7.1. Why is this so difficult for MacUpdate to get right?
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Quantumpanda commented on 17 Oct 2013
The dmg file linked here, and the one MacUpdate Desktop downloads, contain version 7.1.1.1888, not 7.1.2.2019 as claimed. Please fix.
[Version 7.1.2.2019]


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Quantumpanda replied on 17 Oct 2013
I also have determined that going directly to Google also yields version 7.1.1.1888. What happened to 7.1.2.2019?
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Quantumpanda replied on 25 Oct 2013
One week later, over three weeks since the update date listed here, and Google still is offering 7.1.1.1888 for download as the current version. Version 7.1.2.2019 does not appear to exist.

Why is this so difficult for MacUpdate to keep correct, particularly when someone is reporting these mismatches? Every time I find a mismatch, I report it here and via MacUpdate Desktop, and yet the mismatches remain uncorrected. If you're in need of someone to keep up with this, I'm available for hire...
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Quantumpanda commented on 17 Oct 2013
Why is this shown as having updated 16 Sep 2013? This version is the same as I already have installed, dating from mid-2012. Developer's web site also does not show any recent updates.
[Version 0.9.25]



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Quantumpanda had trouble on 19 Nov 2013
Does AppKiller have any issues with OS X 10.9 Mavericks? I upgraded to Mavericks today, and now every time I try to launch the app, it immediately crashes. This happens even after trashing the plist. I even tried downloading a fresh copy, but same problem.
[Version 0.942]


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Quantumpanda replied on 27 Nov 2013
Just the Crash Reporter log. I'll email the log to you.
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Quantumpanda had trouble on 25 Oct 2013
MacUpdate Desktop cannot install updates to this app properly, even though the dmg has a simple drag install. This problem has persisted through every update since I purchased the app in the December 2012 MU bundle. Trashing the app and doing a clean reinstall of it does not affect this. What could possibly cause MUD to be unable to install this?
[Version 3.3.2]



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Quantumpanda had trouble on 15 Sep 2013
Does not work with Mountain Lion and Xcode 4. It assumes that dev tools will be inside a regular folder instead of a package, and so does not permit specifying /Applications/Xcode.app as the location for all materials that used to be located in /Developer. Any chance of this being fixed before the release of OS X 10.9?
[Version 0.988]



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Quantumpanda had trouble on 14 Sep 2013
My problem isn't with the app itself, but with how MacUpdate Desktop handles it. I have the app installed (as part of CS4), but MUD links it only to the plugin. That is, if I tell MUD to download and install an update to the app, it downloads the plugin updater instead (which does not update the app). Since the plugin updates itself automatically behind the scenes, I don't need MUD to update it for me.

I have submitted the mismatch report from within MUD multiple times, as it has been there since I started using MUD, but it keeps coming up this way every time. What will it take to get this fixed?
[Version 11.9.900.93]



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