Lane Woolf
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Strudeltrooper reviewed on 13 May 2013
I would be very wary of giving this company any money. If you do, pray to god you don't have to deal with their customer service. I had to file a dispute with my credit card company to resolve issues of my purchase of DDR Professional (this product).
[Version 5.3.1.2]



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Strudeltrooper reviewed on 03 Aug 2011
As with anything from 'Dare to Be Creative Ltd', you need to be extremely wary. On the surface their apps look good and the features they have are appealing. The problem with this developer is that he is extremely money hungry and the way he operates the business side is despicable.

I was using a demo of Main Menu a year or so ago and every 15 minutes or so it would pop up prompting me to pay. OK, annoying. I liked the functionality and figured that perpetual brash prompts were an oversight. Soon after, MacUpdate offered the app for free so I downloaded and got my serial number. The serial number didn't work. I contacted the developer and I was told that since I didn't pay for it, they wouldn't help me. I ended up uninstalling and reinstalling it and it worked. I liked it. It wasn't anything more than similar apps but again, it looked good. Eventually I started to run into some issues after running the maintenance scripts. And yes... no help for support since I obtained my key via a promotion. Unbelievable. I moved on.

Today in the app store I see he is selling this and a few other products. True to the behavior shown before, the developer (EyeHeartBrains) is self reviewing his apps acting like an end user. He has basically copied and pasted the same review for all of his apps with garbage like "I am very impressed with this app and all of its options... Oh sooo fast....or I am so happy to see this in the app store, etc".

If the developer wasn't so money hungry and used the energy he expends on bad business practices to invest in the product it could be best of breed. Maybe he treats 'paying' customers better but if you are a valid licensed user you should receive the same support.

Until then, his apps don't deserve consideration.
[Version 3.0.5]


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Strudeltrooper replied on 03 Aug 2011
just read through the below reviews. The whole cost of upgrades issue is consistent with past behavior. Again, pretty app with good features but the business operations surrounding his apps make them not worth it. I am surprised he doesn't charge you for asking questions or looking at his website.
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+9

Strudeltrooper reviewed on 21 Dec 2009
It appears the demo works ok. My main problem is a design decision. Using the demo, the application will persistently prompt you to buy the application at least a couple times an hour. I haven't had it installed for 24 hours and I have had to click on the "try" option at least a 100 times. If the developers think this is an ok experience then I can't imagine what decisions they made for the paid app. The other feedback on this product is pretty accurate.
[Version 2.0.4]


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Strudeltrooper replied on 01 Jan 2011
A little annoyed? I am sorry that we have different opinions but a 100 clicks in 24 hours to dismiss pointless prompts is not a little annoying to me, its highly unacceptable. I have reconsidered and if I could give a zero star I would. A demo for an application is supposed to demonstrate what the paid app would be like. Based on this, the paid application has been demonstrated to be thoughtless. I can't imagine what would happen when a new version comes out. Most likely you would be prompted every few minutes to upgrade. If you feel it should be rated higher, please rate it as you see fit. To me, this application is a waste of time, a burden and essentially unusable. The features sound good but again, this 'demo' shows their priority is to have people purchase and not much thought has been put into user experience or value to the consumer.
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