Tim Stringer
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Vancouveryogi reviewed on 26 Apr 2010
I have been using NetworkLocation for the past month and it has become an indispensable tool. I bought a Mac because I wanted a fun and creative experience and NetworkLocation makes the whole experience even more seamless.

I use my MacBook Pro both at home and at work and NetworkLocation automatically detects where I am and changes the default printer, the iChat status and makes sure the appropriate software is running. I was impressed to see that it integrates with third-party utilities - for example, one of my favourite utilities, Dialectic, automatically switches between using Skype and a land line depending on whether I'm at home or work.

Give it a try. There's a fully function 30-day trial that will allow you to put it through its paces before paying the registration fee.
[Version 3.1.3]


Vancouveryogi reviewed on 03 Oct 2005
I've been using Dejal Simon 2 for over a month to track client sites that I host under a reseller service and was so impressed with this solution that I recently purchased a corporate-level license. I've found it to be an invaluable tool that includes a wide feature set and an innovative interface. I've communicated with the developer, David, on several occassions and was very impressed with the level of support he provides and his openness to user feedback. Highly recommended!
[Version 2.0]

Vancouveryogi commented on 04 Jul 2005
FYI - a Tiger-compatible version of is now available at www.bronsonbeta.com. I've only just started using it, so unfortunately I can't provide any feedback on its reliability. But, it looks like a solid and well though-out release with some welcome new features (there's even support for Intel Macs!).

Many thanks Stefan!
[Version 1.1b1]


Vancouveryogi reviewed on 27 Apr 2005
I was very happy to stumble across Mail Act-On! I'm always sorting incoming mail into folders (e.g. Respond-Personal, Respond-Work) and was looking for a more efficient and less error-prone alternative to drag-and-drop.

The shortcuts are created through Mail's "Rule" interface. Which is clever, but might be a bit confusing at first for more novice users. Though, perhaps this is a non-issue as I think this product is more likely to attract more seasoned Mac enthusiasts.

A configuration panel with a few options might be a nice addition in a future version. For example, it would be nice to have a way to customize the hotkey used to activate the shortcut list. It would also be helpful to be able to control how long this list is displayed (currently it's five seconds) and to specify whether or not notifications are displayed each time a rule is executed.
[Version 1.0.1]


Vancouveryogi reviewed on 08 Jan 2005
I have been using DomainTracker 2.0 for several months and it has become an indespensible tool for keeping track of my customer's domain names. The application is very clean and well thought-out and is a text-book example of a Macintosh application both in terms of form and function.

I just spent some time putting DomainTracker 2.1 through its paces and am happy to report that the best is now even better. This new version offers password protection for the domain database, the ability to automatically refresh domain information from the WhoIs database and extra fields for storing FTP account names and passwords.
[Version 2.1]


Vancouveryogi reviewed on 01 Dec 2004
I've been a big fan of NewsFire for several months now - it has a clean and polished interface with a well though-out user interface and feature set. With version 0.3 this application takes a significant step forward.

The Smart Groups feature is a particularly useful invotation. As the name implies it allows you to create a dynamically-generated list of news items based on a range of criteria. For example, you can create a Smart Group called "Hot News" that contains a list of all news from all sources that is less than two hours old. I have also created a Smart Group called "Canadian News" that lists all news items that have either "Canada" or "Canadian" in the subject or description.

Version 0.3 also brings the ability to flag news items - which is very useful if you're browsing through lists, but don't have access to Internet connection. Creating a Smart Group that lists all flagged items is a convenient way to review the items once an Internet connection is available.

Thanks for a wonderful application and keep up the good work!
[Version 0.3]


Vancouveryogi reviewed on 29 Nov 2004
I've been using DomainTracker for some time now, and was curious to see how Master of my Domain stacks up.

Overall DomainTracker, although more expensive, still wins my vote. I like being able to sort according to registrar and date and find that its iTune-like Smart Groups feature is very useful. DomainTracker is also integrated with the Mac OS X Address Book and conveniently allows contacts to be associated with domains. I also appreciate the Domain Research tool that simplifies the process of finding an available domain name.

Master of my Domain does, however, show promise. I like its ability to keep track of e-mail addresses associated with a domain (though, curiously, there doesn't appear to be any way to actually send an e-mail from the application). It's also handy to have a place to keep track of FTP information.

On the downside, I find that the user interface could use some polish and the program doesn't appear to recognize Canadian (.ca) domain names when populating the Domain Information fields.

I'd recommend giving both tools a look. For those who manage a large number of domains and prefer a more feature-rich, polished and mature tool I would go with DomainTracker. If you're on a tighter budget or like the idea of having FTP and e-mail information up-front I'd say that Master of my Domain is worth a look.
[Version 1.0]


Vancouveryogi reviewed on 27 Jul 2004
I have been using Studiometry for about eight months to help manage my computer consulting business. I found Version 1 to be a very useful tool, despite several limitations and quirks.

I'm happy to say that Version 2 is a significant step forward and that Studiometry has matured into a powerful tool. Key improvements include improved integration with Address Book and iCal, a system-wide Menu Bar menu, workgroup features and the ability to associate multiple contacts with a "Client". There are also numerous improvements to the user interface resulting in a professional and polished product.

I have exchanged several e-mails with Tom, Studiometry's developer, and have always found him very responsive to fixing bugs and implementing customer suggestions.

The software isn't perfect. For example, creating custom invoice templates relies on a knowledge of HTML, which could limit some users. But, dispite any minor drawbacks or limitations I consider Studiometry to be the best tool in its category for the Macintosh.
[Version 2.0.3]

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