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Simbasounds commented on 24 Oct 2013
SideEffects updated to version 1.9 for Mavericks
[Version 1.9]

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Simbasounds replied on 25 Nov 2013
I get asked that a lot.. not that I know of. Remember I'm just the guy who makes the installer. There are three developers involved with this project. The guy to ask would be CooViewerZoom:
Simbasounds commented on 22 Oct 2013
So MacOS X 10.9 Mavericks was released today. Luckily so was ColorfulSidebar by CooViewerZoom (though not on MacUpdate at time of writing).

I have yet to upgrade to Mavericks and build a new SideEffects - hopefully within the next few days - so I haven't tried this, but this would be the method..

1. Grab a copy of the new ColorfulSidebar.bundle at

2. In the finder type cmd-shift-g

3. Paste in the following:
~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins

4. Replace the old bundle with the new one. Restart..

Good luck!
[Version 1.8.7]

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Simbasounds replied on 23 Oct 2013
I have tested this method on Mavericks and can confirm it works.
Huge thanks to CooViewerZoom for the update to ColorfulSidebar
: )
Simbasounds commented on 02 Sep 2013
Currently SideEffects 1.8.7 won't work with MacOS X 10.9 Mavericks.. uninstall SideEffects 1.8.7 to prevent strange behaviour in the sidebar. I am awaiting a response from the SideEffects co-developers on the other side of the planet to me to see if they intend to update their respective components. Will post here if / when I get a reply..

[Version 1.8.7]

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Simbasounds replied on 23 Sep 2013
Apparently XtraFinder gives colors in 10.9

Simbasounds reviewed on 20 Dec 2012
I agree with some of the comments that this is the best web extractor. I tried them all on several occasions, and always came back to Blue Crab.
[Version 5.0.06]

iSimon (developer) commented on 17 Nov 2012
Hello again, loyal color cult chanting for freedom at the grey Apple ivory tower..

I'm hoping is it.. the one where I can finally remove the Beta label from SideEffects by nailing that installation issue: no-change / grey after install..
So please download, test and enjoy..

If no joy please post your comments here..
or email me:
or visit my blog for solutions:


Simbasounds reviewed on 17 Nov 2012
I service many client's Macs, and while Mac Keeper may have the features to make it a suite as capable as any other, Zeobit's spammy and deceitful marketing policies (see, installation practices (extremely hard to remove) and the behaviour of the software (overkill / all-pervading / invasive) mean that the only recommendation I'll give is "Stay Away".

So, Zeobit, while number-of-features would normally get you 5-stars it's all those negative features that make my job harder that pull your rating down. I'd only consider giving you 5 stars if there was a rating for successfully conning people into infecting their systems.
[Version 2.2]

Simbasounds commented on 15 Oct 2012
MacUpdate link to previous version: SideEffects is now available as an option.
[Version 1.8.6]

Simbasounds commented on 12 Oct 2012
To those experiencing grey icons after installing version 1.8.6:

Have a look to see if EasySIMBL's "Use SIMBL" checkbox is checked - if not, then make sure it is (and please let my know - I'll make sure to fix that in

EasySIMBL seems to require a few nudges before it "kicks in" - I have yet to pinpoint the exact place, but when I find out I'll include the nudge in the next version too.

In the meantime, any of the following may help: relaunching the Finder, re-installing SideEffects, logging out and in, restarting, fiddling with that "Use SIMBL" box.
[Version 1.8.6]

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Simbasounds replied on 12 Oct 2012
This may help:

Get BatCHmod and open it:

cmd-shift-g in FInder, go to
∼/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins

Drop colorfulsidebar.bundle onto BatCHmod's window and change owner to your username, apply to enclosed

Maybe wake up EasySIMBL by unchecking / rechecking the colorfulsidebar box, relaunch finder, logout, restart etc..

Although Apple Packagemaker has a great weakness in this regard, correct permissions will hopefully be part of the fix in

Simbasounds replied on 14 Oct 2012
Although I recommend this version which always seems to start working at some point, previous version is here:

Simbasounds reviewed on 11 Oct 2012
A great improvement over SIMBL. The user account based location is part of it's improved functionality.

Looking at the Console logs, EasySIMBL takes preference over SIMBL, though to reduce requests I recommend uninstalling SIMBL using the uninstaller provided with SIMBL
[Version 1.3]


Simbasounds reviewed on 13 Sep 2012
Great tool :) Thanks!
[Version 1.3]

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