Sheik Yerbouty
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Sheik Yerbouty reviewed on 09 Nov 2007
I tried several converters and this one, Visualhub wins hand down.
For 23.32$ it does a better job than Episode (395$) and Episode Pro (895$), which I have. Visualhub converted files that Episode Pro failed to do. So save yourself 872$ by buying Visualhub. For the professionals Visualhub might not be enough, but for the rest of us and even most professionals it's a complete package and 23$ is a bargain.
[Version 1.28]


Sheik Yerbouty reviewed on 06 May 2007
I'm quite happy about the hardware but their software is jsut lame, to put it kindly.

I don't get it, a company like them would be supposed to have team of good programmers to make the best software for their hardware. But no, shareware makers beat them hands down. It's like Mini me beating the crap out of Mike Tyson.
If you need full control about your devices then go for 'USB overdrive' or just for your mice use the new 'steer mouse'. I do prefer USB overdrive, more options and it's not just limited to mice.

My advice to Logitech, fire you programmers and hire a third party to write your software. Why not ask the guy of USB overdrive to do the job? You do want happy customers, do you?
[Version 2.1.4]


Sheik Yerbouty reviewed on 05 May 2007
If you're looking for an application that does everything you wish for creating icons, then IconBuilder is the application you're looking for: it saves icons in all possible formats, comes with great documentation, GUI is nice to look at an user friendly, easy to implement in a workflow, stable, great website, good support, great community, etc.
I been using it several years to make all my icons and couldn't live without it.

As Luther mentioned, the first steps are not easy. You have to know the different icon formats to make the right icon. Beginners want to create quickly without reading a manual. So, if you only make icons once in a while and just for your self, then yes there are easier tools available and you should avoid IconBuilder at all costs. Those tools will mostly let you save your icons in 1 or 2 formats and avoid trouble by giving you only a few features.
But! If you're serious about icons and you don't want to be limited then there is only one, IconBuilder, no other app does what IconBuilder can. Professional icon makers have NO choice, if they want to be called professional that is. The combination of Photoshop & IconBuilder has brought me to 'Icon Nirvana', and it's good living there.

About the price:
I'm split in 2 on this one. As a non professional icon maker I would like IconBuilder to be cheaper. $79 is too much for me and most people, free would be good :)
But for the creation needs that I have, no single app can fulfill them, except IconBuilder. Unless I buy several apps that would complement each other, but that would be tedious to work with and make a it hard to implement in a work flow. Also, you must know that there businesses that depends on this little gem. From this point of view, IconBuilder is quite cheap.

It all comes down on how frequently you make icons and which are your targets.
If it's only 1 icon in a year and only for 1 platform, then there are much cheaper and easier tools that will do the job and give you a satisfactory result.
As a professional, you have no choice, this is the one, the only one.
[Version 8.5]

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