Rusty Iron
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RustyIron reviewed on 14 Mar 2014
I really wanted Postbox to work for me. The way it handles and displays multiple accounts is superior to Apple Mail. However, there were a handful of things that were deal breakers for me.

Handling of images is abysmal. Postbox can adjust the way an image "looks" in an email, but it's size in bytes remains constant. If you drag a 20MB file out of iPhoto into Postbox, it will send that 20MB file. The user needs to resize images in other software before emailing them, adding another step.

You can't "lookup" or "spellcheck" from within Postbox.

Time Machine doesn't work with Postbox.

Documentation is virtually non-existent. If you're persistent, you can figure it out, but setting up new software shouldn't be such a chore.
[Version 3.0.9]


RustyIron reviewed on 04 Feb 2014
I was looking for something that would overcome some of the limitations of Apple's Mail. Postbox looked like it might fit the bill. Indeed, it installed easily and bagged all the preferences from Mail. The problem arose when it took forever to download some emails. Some would download quickly, some would give me a spinning beach ball. After experiencing this on several messages, I chose to stick with Mail. Maybe it's an issue that could have been easily resolved... or not. I didn't have the inclination to putter with it.
[Version 3.0.9]

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RustyIron replied on 05 Feb 2014
Yes! I went back and tried again, and it appears that Postbox WAS indexing. Activity Monitor reported something going on. It took probably 10-20 minutes, and then Postbox began responding properly. I'll give it another shot, as I REALLY like the way that Postbox shows folders for different accounts in the sidebar.

RustyIron rated on 01 Feb 2014
[Version 7.0.5]


RustyIron reviewed on 21 Dec 2013
With Civ 5, they've jumped the shark. I played every iteration of Civilization, and each one was exponentially better than the next. That was until Civ 5. They traded prettier colors for playability. If you're looking for the best game of this genre, go back to Civilization IV.


RustyIron reviewed on 26 Nov 2013
I've been using Delivery Status for years. It works flawlessly for all the shippers I've ever used, except for some private delivery company in China. I like that it's a widget, so my deliveries can be viewed instantly with just a swipe on the trackpad. I've never had it crash, hiccup, or otherwise fail to function as intended. Today I purchased the sister app for my iPhone, so now my phone and desktop computer sync my deliveries perfectly.
[Version 6.0]

RustyIron commented on 09 Nov 2013
Encryption is a cumbersome process, and decryption is flawed. Keep working at it, boys and girls.
[Version 2013.10.22]


RustyIron reviewed on 25 Oct 2013
Macs Fan Control is great for monitoring and controlling temperatures. Apple's fan control allows my GPU to get warmer than I would think optimum. With Macs Fan Control, when the temperature exceeds a predefined threshold, the fans spin up and hold the temperature where I want it.
[Version 1.1.6]


RustyIron reviewed on 25 Oct 2013
When Version 2 came around and started "sharing" all my activity with Evernote, I managed to downgrade to Skitch 1.x.

Still being irritated by Evernote's relentless pursuit of my private data, I finally stumped across Monosnap, which does everything that Skitch 1.0 did, and nothing more. Yay, Monosnap!
[Version 2.7]


RustyIron reviewed on 20 Sep 2012
This upgrade is the WORST. It tries to steal all the pictures from your Aperture or iPhoto libraries and upload them to the Evernote servers. It saves all your Skitch activity as well, and in my case, it would fail every few minutes, triggering alerts.

If you've made the mistake of installing Skitch 2.0 from an earlier version, all is not lost. You can use Time Machine to restore the older version in your Applications folder.
[Version 2.0]

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