Philip Gibson
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Tatami commented on 18 Dec 2013
I was an early upgraded to Mavericks and got bitten by the Gmail glitches. They were a nightmare. I updated to 10.9.1 24 hours ago and those glitches seem finally to be resolved. In particular, my desktop and laptop machines are syncing correctly with Gmail's server so a change on one of them is quickly reflected on the other. And I can now arrange my Gmail folders in Mail in an order that makes sense to me.
[Version 10.9.1]


Tatami reviewed on 19 Apr 2013
As an inveterate user of vertical tabs, SafariStand is what makes Safari my default browser. It handles the task elegantly and I've grown to take it for granted. When it caused Safari 6.0.4 to crash I tried unsuccessfully to revert to Safari 6.0.3. A day later a new version of SafariStand became available. Highly recommended and thanks to the developer.
[Version 6.0.185]


Tatami reviewed on 03 Jan 2013
Great application now that the new developer has fixed the Mountain Lion issue.
[Version 1.2]


Tatami reviewed on 25 Oct 2012
As a long-time and very satisfied user of BusyCal 1 I feel that BusyMac have really lost the plot here. The price is quite high but for me that's not the biggest issue. The biggest issue for me is that the whole point of BusyCal was its elegant handling of other services - in particular its integration with Google. By comparison, the nice interface was nice to have (very nice, actually) but not mission critical.

Recently I discovered that BusyCal (version 2 as well as version 1) can't handle what Apple Calendar calls 'delegates' - people who've given me read-only access to their Google calendars. Apple Calendar takes them all in its stride. So for me, Calendar now has the more valuable functionality.

This is really disappointing, but I've now switched back to Calendar :-(
[Version 2.0]


Tatami reviewed on 28 Aug 2012
I'm a long-time user of View Finder and I've found it to be a brilliant app. However, it seems to be incompatible with Mountain Lion and as of today the developer has offered no indication of when (or even if) we can expect an update. So if you're using or intending to upgrade to Mountain Lion, don't purchase this app until it's updated - it doesn't work. Grrrrr.
[Version 1.1.0]


Tatami reviewed on 20 Mar 2012
I started using Cobook about five weeks ago. I've been delighted with it. It took a bit (not much) of getting used to. Now I'd struggle to do without it. My outstanding request was to enable me to use it to dial phone numbers with Phone Valet. I've now discovered that I can do this via Dialectic. Great product and looking forward to seeing where it goes next. For some reason, I can't award 5 stars for value and stability. I would.
[Version 1.0-beta12]


Tatami reviewed on 27 Feb 2012
I've been experimenting with PDF Nomad since early this year. During that time I've been in regular contact with the developer, highlighting shortcomings and suggesting ideas. I've found hi to be courteous, helpful and responsive. I've now bought the application and made it my default .pdf viewer. I recommend it.
[Version 1.2.1]

Tatami commented on 15 Feb 2012
I've started using CoBook and I really like it. I'd like to be able to use it instead of Address Book. Two things keep me from doing so at the moment.

They are, firstly its inability to deal with groups.

And secondly its inability to interface with Parliant's PhoneValet. I'd like to be able to use PhoneValet to dial directly out of CoBook.

That functionality would be the icing on the cake for me.
[Version 1.0-beta6]


Tatami reviewed on 12 Feb 2012
I came to VueScan after using SilverFast for about five years with my Microtek 9800XL. SilverFast was (and still is) no compatible with Lion so reluctantly I did a crossgrade to VueScan. I haven't looked back. I'm getting results that are at least the equal of those I achieved with SilverFast. I prefer the interface. And the developer is friendly and responsive. Not to mention the massive price difference.
[Version 9.0.79]

Tatami had trouble on 20 Oct 2012
I was a bit puzzled about why the vertical tabs didn't appear to be working when I closed and then reopened Safari. It seems that if you leave the vertical tabs/reading list panel open when you quit Safari then when you reopen it, vertical tabs are disabled. If you remember to close the vertical tabs/reading list panel before quitting Safari then all works fine.
[Version 6.0.184]

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