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Rayj commented on 24 Nov 2013
This is not a review because I've only tried EasyFind once, to look for files related to a deleted app. It found six files/folders, which I deleted. Then I tried FindAnyFile - that found no less than forty further files!
[Version 4.9.2]

Rayj commented on 08 Oct 2013
Try rsc.org/periodic-table: all the information you could want.

Rayj commented on 02 Sep 2012
I wonder why the developer keeps on emphasising that this uses the Levenshtein distance algorithm - more commonly known as "edit distance". It isn't immediately obvious that this is the best way to find related files (but you can convert iTrash to Cash in three easy steps).
[Version 1.8.7]


Rayj reviewed on 27 Jul 2012
I've had several different text expanders - some very simple to use, some much more fiddly. Some have started off being free and have later become paid-for or started cheap and have become pricey. Out of the blue the one I've been using most recently told me that the current version was a beta that had expired: would I please pay for a replacement.

And then I discovered xType: it satisfies all my relatively simple requirements and is very easy to use. It can insert snippets either in the same format as the main document or in a predetermined format and can include images. And since its icon actually asserts "I'm free …" I guess there's a good chance it will stay that way.
[Version 1.3.1]

Rayj commented on 20 May 2012
I haven't tried this, but just looking at the description I wonder what it can do - beyond providing a nice GUI and some shortcuts - that can't be done very simply for free.

An ipa file is the same as zip: just change the file extension and you can unzip it to reveal the contents, including the app. Then ctrl-click on that to show all its components.
[Version 1.1]

Rayj commented on 13 May 2012
I've still not found anything better than Firefox with the EPUBReader add-on.
[Version 1.0.6]


Rayj reviewed on 06 Apr 2012
Highly recommended: a really simple and effective way to transfer clippings between devices.
[Version 1.1]

Rayj commented on 17 Mar 2012
This has great potential but the main stumbling block for me is that the iOS app is read-only, not read/write so I can't edit items on the iPad and have them sync to the Mac. Last August SpiderOak were saying that a solution to this was expected "in the next two months" - but so far no sign of it.
[Version 4.3.9928]

Rayj commented on 16 Mar 2012
Pretty impressive. Less than a week ago I make a passing remark on this site about the window borders: today comes an update with better ones. Now that's one responsive developer!
[Version 1.5.2]

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Rayj replied on 16 Mar 2012
… and PS. The MacUpdate image is the old-old-style GUI, not the much slicker new one.

Rayj reviewed on 10 Mar 2012
I've previously indicated that this is a good program; now version 1.5.1 brings a huge improvement to the interface. Personally I'd prefer it without the heavy black borders but that is a trivial point. It's simple to set up, quick and unobtrusive to use, all-in-all better than the paid-for alternatives.
[Version 1.5.1]

Rayj had trouble on 17 Feb 2012
For years I've used Firefox in parallel with Safari. However, since v9 it has obstinately refused to import bookmarks on its first startup after installing, even though it tells me it has done so successfully, and the menu item for importing has vanished. I've switched to Chromium as my second browser.
[Version 10.0.2]

Rayj had trouble on 22 Dec 2011
After installation Firefox 9 tells me it has imported my Safari bookmarks, but it hasn't. And the "Import" menu item which used to allow one to do it manually is no longer there.
[Version 9.0.1]

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