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ScienceGuy reviewed on 20 Sep 2012
Little Snitch reports a large number of different connection attempts from dnscrypt to various (non-obvious) sites and ports (5005 5007 etc), none of which appear to be documented on the OpenDNS site or at least easily found. I'm going to uninstall until I find out where and how dnscrypt thinks it is connecting. Under version 0.10 dnscrypt was pretty simple in its outbound connections. But not now.

For security software I expect more documentation. Also to not include an uninstaller for software of this nature is inexcusable. These are by no means fatal problems and should be pretty easy for the dnscrypt team to remedy.
[Version 0.16]

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ScienceGuy replied on 21 Sep 2012
The issue with dnscrypt is not with Little Snitch proeprly handling local connections. It is with the lack of proper documentation that does not require going through the dnscrypt code - that is developer hubris to consider that documentation. Same with not bundling an uninstaller with the package. Again hubris to expect users to know to look on github for an uninstaller.

ScienceGuy reviewed on 30 Jan 2012
I just received a free copy from a bundled purchase. Good thing, because this is not worth anywhere near the $49 they are asking. I've used Filemaker extensively in the past and this product just leads to endless frustration. Every time you want to customize something, you're blocked by the assumptions and limitations of Bento. For example:

In general, you have limited to no ability to format the display of a field:
A number field has no way to check to see if the input is out of range:

No way to format the way a date displays.

No numeric formatting. Enter a number as 1E45 and have watching the nonsense that gets displayed.
[Version 4.0.6]

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ScienceGuy replied on 30 Jan 2012
Continuing after the inadvertent cutoff:

Date formats.

Color, shading, the name of the field on the display as opposed to the name of the field in the database.

URl field ask for a label, but are so dumb as not to allow "no label", so you have two labels, the field name and the url label. Dumb.

And it goes on and on.

I tried to build a very simple first time test datase of storing notes with a few simple fields. Yes, you can do it, but you have little choice on how looks or behaves.

This is a database system for people who don't want any choices but very simple ones. For anyone else, it's just not worth the money. Maybe if this was $10, the limitations would be worth it, but not at this price.

ScienceGuy reviewed on 19 Jan 2012
Tried it and found it very, very buggy. Crashed several times in a few minutes on pretty innocuous operations on a small PDF. I found the program limited - customization of the toolbar, ability to fill annotations, the inability to add individual pages from an external file without adding the whole file, etc.

I was unimpressed.
[Version 1.1]

ScienceGuy commented on 03 Apr 2010
Not a bad app, quite useful. However it could be made a bit friendlier: can't type times or number of pings directly in the preferences. Quite a pain when you want to have a ping time of 10 minutes. Also the limits on the ping time (600 seconds) and the number of pings (10) are arbitrary and should be removed.
[Version 1.2.3]

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