Rezstudios
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Rezstudios reviewed on 11 Apr 2014
2013 TurboTax for Home & Business is a buggy piece of cr@p. Seriously. I launch the program, it opens my data file and declares no updates. Then it freezes. I can't dismiss the update window, I can't continue on with entering my data. Intuit is the worst software developer on earth. First they keep shoveling buggy versions of Quicken year after year, now they are following up with worse and worse versions of TurboTax each year.
[Version 2013 r11.002]



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Rezstudios commented on 30 Mar 2014
Why is SEE Finance constantly removed from the above "Similar Software" listing? SEE Finance is much more robust than iBank and should be evaluated before deciding which finance software to use on your mac. Both iBank 5 and SEE Finance have their pro and cons. I like the aesthetics of iBank and its drill-down reporting, but I can't stand how it chokes on trying to import my QIF file when I try to test it with my actual data. I've tried to move my data over for testing into iBank many times with each major version that comes out, but it always either fails to import, stalls, crashes or makes a mess of my data. This same 15MB QIF file imports without a problem to SEE Finance. I also prefer how SEE Finance implements time saving features like shift-selecting and command-clicking multiple transactions then batch changing things like their Category with a simple right-click (or control-click.) I remember spending hours making such changes to my data in Quicken 2007 which did not allow such easy batch changes. I also like that you can merge Categories in the Category list in SEE Finance, making prep work for tax time much easier. Have two separate categories, one "Health-Insurance" and another "Insurance - Health"? No worries, just merge them and assign the proper tax link in SEE Finance and your transactions update to the proper category. I'm still waiting for my QIF file to import into the newest version of iBank (5.1) to see if it allows these functions... it's been more than 90 minutes so far. If only SEE Finance had the drill-down reporting of iBank, then all my needs for the perfect finance software would be met.
[Version 5.1]



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Rezstudios reviewed on 02 Mar 2014
Version 5.5.43 is out, but after an hour of use, CUDA Preferences states that an "update is required", but "no newer CUDA Driver is available." GPU driver recently updated to 8.25.9 (331.01.01f01). Running OS X 10.9.2 on an 8-core Xeon Mac Pro with a GeForce GTX 660.
[Version 5.5.28]



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Rezstudios reviewed on 24 Feb 2014
While I've always thought of Toast Titanium to be over-priced bloat-ware, this offering from Roxio, Toast Burn, gets things right. It offers speedy and reliable burning of all your data with various options (including encryption, compression and automatic spanning of data across multiple media) without all the redundant features (Chapters, interactive menus, etc.) best provided by true DVD/BluRay authoring software. At $20, it isn't super-cheap like some less reliable shareware, but a fair price for the features, clean interface and reliability. No coasters, no problems. More comprehensive and capable than Apple's built-in burning solution.
[Version 1.0.0]


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Rezstudios replied on 28 Feb 2014
Yes, that may be the case for many. I have 12 offline data storage drives and burn discs less frequently, but I still prefer DL-DVD archives for much of my completed work. It is cost-effective, portable, small footprint and more reliable than traditional hard drives... And you have less fear of the data being overwritten or corrupted. I can archive individual client work to individual optical discs more cost effectively than using a traditional drive for each client. By separating the data and burning it to optical, it eliminates the chance of errant changes or data loss as is the case when using a drive with data from multiple clients. I prefer optical for archiving, traditional drives for back-up and SSDs for current work.
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Rezstudios replied on 28 Feb 2014
By the way, I recommend using Toast Burn with NeoFinder for an excellent near-line storage and archiving solution with exceptionally speedy search and retrieval.
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Rezstudios commented on 29 Jan 2014
If you are looking for an invoicing and time-tracking app that has Calendar synchronization (for those that like to track jobs with notes in Calendar, like me, and for those that don't like subscription-based web products) try OfficeTime. I just moved over to it from iBiz and I'm liking it.
[Version 4.1.4]



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Rezstudios commented on 29 Jan 2014
If you are looking for an invoicing and time-tracking app that has Calendar synchronization (for those that like to track jobs with notes in Calendar, like me, and for those that don't like subscription-based web products) try OfficeTime. I just moved over to it from iBiz and I'm liking it.
[Version 3.7.6]



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Rezstudios reviewed on 29 Jan 2014
Fantastic replacement for the now discontinued iBiz and Billings. For those wondering, yes, this has iCal synchronization so you can track your jobs in iCal with any iOS or web-enabled device. Only the appearance needs a minor update (maybe use greys with some burnt-orange color splash and non-glossy icons), otherwise it is clean and functional.
[Version 1.65]



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Rezstudios commented on 28 Jan 2014
Sad to see it go. It worked really well for me in my work flow. Cheers, Ian. Best of luck with your other products.
[Version 4.1.4]



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Rezstudios reviewed on 16 Jan 2014
Ok, I might have been overly harsh, so I am updating my review and rating. The TypeWise interface is fairly clean, quick and clear. However, there doesn't appear to be any way to create sets of fonts for specific projects, which is a necessity for anyone needing a more sophisticated font manager than Apple's built-in Font Book app. Here is the developers response to why TypeWise does not have a deactivate button.
"Fonts are activated temporarily, and are active until you restart, so there's no need to deactivate. Apple now prefers that all fonts be permanent activated or installed through the regular method (from the Finder, click on a font, install, etc.) So, for more permanent activation, use the latter, (you can select "Reveal Font In Finder" from the Options menu to quickly locate the font) or select "Activate on App Launch" and TypeWise will activate the font when the app is launched."
[Version 1.0]



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Rezstudios reviewed on 05 Jan 2014
*Sigh*. Why is it so hard for somebody to create a decent font management program? FAP, Suitcase, FontExplorer, etc. are all buggy and over-priced. This little program looks promising, but very strangely lacks the ability to DEACTIVATE any fonts, even though it allows activation of fonts. The only option is to delete a font. WTF?!
[Version 1.0]



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