Bryce McKay
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Thebryceman reviewed on 09 Dec 2013
Using version 2.6 with Mavericks and have no problems - love the quick access to all the Macs at home and office. It seems like a simple script with a menu bar item, but it works well so happy to pay the $1.99 as it saves me coding myself.
[Version 2.6]


Thebryceman reviewed on 11 Nov 2013
BEWARE: iPhoto 9.5 removes the Home Sharing Feature! No, no, no Apple! Why did you kill the Home Sharing feature?

With smaller SSDs in our Macs, and no storage in our ATV2, we need to locally share a Master library from a Mac with a higher storage capacity. I don't what to use slow and limited internet services like iCloud and Photo Streams to do this. Did Apple remove Home Sharing to make us pay more for an expanded iCloud storage - me thinks so!

Also, why did they replace the search field with a stupid search button that when clicked just expands into the search field? Pointless animation. Likewise, when will they bring the small floating Info pane back instead of forcing us to use up all the screen real estate on the left and ultimately see less of our images?

Finally, I so miss the fast, brilliant old Keyword Manager by Bullstorm for iPhoto... but that stopped working a while ago.

I really wish there was a decent alternative to this degraded iPhoto as they have degraded Aperture as well!
[Version 9.5]


Thebryceman reviewed on 03 Jan 2013
Fantastic utility! We produced a bunch of Mac/Win USB sticks for an event and this worked perfectly to clean off all the hidden Mac files. Kudos to the developer.
[Version 2.1]


Thebryceman reviewed on 24 Dec 2012
Brilliant!! I use this occasionally to download and test sites and it just works. The log file generated by SiteSucker is also a great resource. Recently I had a crash on startup problem and Rick fixed it straight away.
[Version 2.4]


Thebryceman reviewed on 19 May 2011
Mail Tabs is great for reducing clutter. I use it with MailHub and Letterbox on a big screen to fly through my huge inbox.

That said, Mail Tabs would be even better if the tabs were just for the "Preview Pane" so that you could still see your Mailboxes and Messages at the same time. I look forward to seeing this plug-in develop.
[Version 0.5.3]


Thebryceman reviewed on 16 Feb 2011
It's back! This is one of those gems that should be built in by Apple. Keyword Manager is fast, clean and indispensable if you do a lot of tagging - well worth the shareware fee.

Now if only Apple could fix all the functions they frustratingly deleted or broke in iPhoto '11...
[Version 1.6]


Thebryceman reviewed on 08 Jan 2011
Don't bother upgrading yet! I appreciate some of the new features in iMovie and Garageband, but the new iPhoto has so many problems I want to revert back to iLife '09. There is no real full-screen mode and I miss having the editing tools on palettes. Have also had slow-downs and freezes - unbelievable, this should still be Beta software. Wait until the next major fix at least.
[Version 11]

Thebryceman commented on 22 Jan 2010
The cPro software may be free, but it looks like you need a $16 month SharedPlan Central (Web) account to make any use of it... hmmm...
[Version 5.4.8]


Thebryceman reviewed on 16 Apr 2009
I love Euro Converter Pro and it is one of the few programs that runs all day on my Mac - I happily paid the shareware fee years ago. Apple's calculator is too clunky, and most other currency converters don't have the invaluable "QuicResults" feature for taxes etc. I sometimes use the Currency Converter widget as an alternative, but it doesn't have the drag-and-drop calculator features and QuickResults that I need. Having all the currencies and calculations at your finger tips is such a time saver.

For someone who travels regularly and does a lot of international transactions, Euro Converter Pro is fantastic. The 'PowerBook' keyboard feature is also useful as it helps when you don't have a numeric keypad on a small keyboard - although the latest MacBook Pros don't have the secondary numbers on their keyboards any more.

My only complaint is that the program is not Universal Binary, not a big issue as it is only a small program, and that the old 'brushed metal' interface needs an update. -- These are the only reasons why I don't give it 5 stars.

I appreciate that there has not been a program update for years, but hopefully the developer will find time to 'freshen up' this gem of a program.
[Version 1.2.1]


Thebryceman reviewed on 21 Sep 2006
PDF-Recover is fantastic. I have tested it with a few of my files and (40bit an 128bit encrypted) and it openend them all... Actually that is a bit scary! Still for fast PDF recovery this does an excellent job!

Product Activation is a little cumbersome (but probably necessary). However, I recently I had an activation problem and the staff at Universe Software / Ovis were incredibly fast to respond and fixed my problem straight away.

Highly Recommended.
[Version 3.0.1]

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