Thomas Tempelmann
Posts: 108
Smile Score: +107
About Me
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Gender: Male
Have been a software developer for about 30 years now. Mostly as freelancer. Usability and fail-safety are big concerns to me when I write programs.
Exciting things I've done in the past:
Author of F-Copy for the C-64.
Worked for Gepard Computer, a small company creating an early 68000 computer.
Created Templemon, a machine level debugger for Atari ST computers.
Developed an entire software development system based on a Modula-2 compiler for Atari ST.
Implemented the virtual machine for MagiCMac, which runs Atari ST software on Classic Mac OS.
Wrote and published the quite successful free-/shareware Joliet Volume Access.
My most recent apps (Find Any File, iBored) are found at

Also worked for Roxio and Elgato on Toast and EyeTV.

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Tempel commented on 08 Jan 2014
This tool doesn't see the current prefs of an application in 10.8 and later right while or after the application is running, as OS X caches the prefs for a while before it updates the plist file. If this causes trouble for you, check out "Prefs Editor", which doesn't edit ordinary plist files like this tool, but instead talks to the OS X's prefs system directly, thereby always being in sync with an apps prefs file
[Version 2.0]

Tempel rated on 25 Jul 2013
[Version 4.2.0]


Tempel reviewed on 08 Jun 2013
This program has more features than "Trim Enabler" does: It assists in configuring other options in OS X that help SSD performance and longivity, many of which have been suggested on this web site: ("SSD Optimization for Mac OS").

The only thing left to add would be a startup check that reminds me to re-enable the TRIM mode when it got turned off after an OS X system update.

BTW, the website is terrible to read: The grey text on black is hard to see, and its use of a capitals font makes the FAQ instructions pretty misleading, as many of them won't work with upper case text. Oh, the text in the app itself is too tiny as well - there's no need for that.

Functionally, though, the app does a good job as far as I can tell.

I've sent the developer a donation via Paypal, too. If you like his too, why don't you, too?
[Version 0.9.4]

Tempel commented on 26 Nov 2012
I have a hard time figuring out if my system meets the requirements. For instance, what about the latest Macbook Pro Retina models? I had the same problem before with Duke Nukem - I could not figure out if it fits my Mac. And having to sign up to a seemlingly unrelated "Match" service, creating a login and all, is just not what I expect as a customer from a company who wants to make a sale. I rather not, Aspyr.
[Version 1.16]


Tempel reviewed on 26 Feb 2012
It's easy to use, indeed.
The problem is that I need to see ALL EXIF data from my DSLR, and this tool won't show everything. GraphicConverter's "exiftool" shows much more info, for instance. So, while's it a neat little app, it's not the right one for me, sadly.
[Version 2.7]

Tempel rated on 15 Jan 2012
[Version 0.9.14]


Tempel reviewed on 01 Apr 2011
I'm very happy with SmartGit, just as I was for years with SmartSVN.
It has all the features one can want. It's not, like some other Git clients, a simple shell over a standard commandline interface, but adds its own smartness on top of it.

I also like the fact that I can configure viewer and comparison tools to be used for particular file types. E.g, for my REALbasic project, I can assign Arbed as the viewer, and for other text files I use BBEdit.

Just like with SmartSVN, it's always been 100% reliable and stable for me. And the developers are responsive and helpful, usually within the same day.

If I had to complain about something, it'd be the user interface sometimes not following proper Apple guidelines. Sometimes a modal window doesn't appear like one (it appears like a doc window), and similar little things. Nothing of a problem, just a sad little result of this app being in Java, and Apple's Java support lacking (i.e. shame on Apple, not on the SmartGit developers here!).

Certainly give this tool a good trial run. It works well, is well maintained, and you can't beat the free personal license.
[Version 2.0.3]

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Tempel replied on 01 Apr 2011
Uh, little correction (I confused "private" and "personal"): It's free for non-commercial use.
Tempel commented on 19 Dec 2010
Dreaded CNet (who swallowed VersionTracker) still has a copy of the program on their site hosted:
[Version 2.2]


Tempel reviewed on 24 Jul 2010
Works well with a EasyCAP Grabber that shows up as "USB 2.0 Video Capture Controller" (Syntek Semiconductor, Product ID 0x0408, Vendor ID 0x05e1) in System Profiler.

Has settings for various PAL and NTSC modes.

Thanks a lot for making this available for free.
[Version 0.5]

Thomas Tempelmann (developer) commented on 08 Dec 2009
I have made a beta version with a new feature to search for "changed or created within X minutes/hours/days". I need a few testers to make sure I didn't break anything. If you like to try it, please download 1.4b1 from here and then contact me about your experience:

(note to MacUpdate staff: Do _not_ post this as a new version - betas are not meant for this!)
[Version 1.3.1]

Tempel had trouble on 19 Oct 2011
It appears that the download link is outdated.

Instead, the code is now here:
[Version 1.1]

Tempel had trouble on 19 Dec 2010
Dreaded CNet (who swallowed VersionTracker) still has a copy of the program on their site hosted:
[Version 2.2]

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