Rick Mathes
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Rmathes reviewed on 16 Oct 2013
1Password has been an app that I simply must have on every machine I use. It's indispensable. I heard nice things about a competitor app, Dashlane, so downloaded a trial version to demo. For my usage scenarios, it was just a pain and I deleted it and went back to 1Password. Now with v4x, a great app has gotten even better.
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Rmathes commented on 16 Dec 2009
Sadly, I have to agree with the recent posts. I think Unsanity makes a great product but their behavior speaks volumes about their contempt for their customer base. They take our money and then refuse any and all communications. A new OS is released, they say in October they're working on new versions and since then, nothing. Responses to email inquiries are ignored.

This is pathetic. In the strongest possible terms I encourage people to avoid Unsanity's products. On average, you'll have to live without them for 2-3 months following the release of a new OS. These guys are obviously just doing this on the side when the mood strikes and don't have a serious business, they don't take their products seriously and they certainly don't appear to really give a flying flock about their paying customers.

Pity, but time to move on.
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rmathes reviewed on 02 Sep 2007
I tried LaunchBar a few years ago. For whatever reason, the paradigm didn't do it for me and I went with DragThing, which I really like.

But in the intervening time I began using Quicksilver, primarily as a way to utilize it's text append features with iGTD and enjoyed using it to quickly find contacts, files, etc.... Then one day, it simply stopped ‘seeing' my contacts, regardless of what I did. Multiple posts to their forum and months later, I'm no closer to resolution.

I'd forgotten about this app, so when I saw a review of the latest incarnation I downloaded it, played with it for about 5 minutes and bought a family license. This is a terrific application. I can find just about anything, instantly. The ease of use in working with my contacts is alone worth the price of admission.

Why LaunchBar over Quicksilver? Well, for one, Quicksilver is not a stable app. Several times a week I'll find it's just quit, gotta relaunch. Then there's the lack of support. Got a problem with it? Good luck getting help. I still can't use QS to find my contacts because it refuses to index them.

LaunchBar is stable, fast, clean and apparently well supported with solid documentation. Sold.

Re the whole DragThing vs LaunchBar debate from below, it's just stupid. One isn't better than the other, they are different paradigms and in many ways, different tools for different jobs. If I need to find a contact fast, DT is not the tool for the job. If after rebooting my laptop I want to quickly launch 5 apps with a few mouse clicks, DT is going to do it faster than LB.

I have both installed and licensed and expect to continue to use both in the future. They are both fine, well constructed applications, no need to disparage one to support the other. Try both, use one or both, depending on your needs.

note: would love to find a way to remove LB from the dock. So far that's my only complaint.
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