William Hakes
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W_g reviewed on 19 Nov 2013
this application is really becoming a pain. Everything has to be update via the App Store. Give me a break. Wish I had never bought it. Works well who needs this?
[Version 7.1.2]

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W_g replied on 12 Jan 2014
The problem is that if you have more than one Apple account, you are constantly switching between stores. The complaint is that these guys use the App Store so I have to go there to update and I have to go the same store from which I purchased it. That is a pain. It was much simpler when updates were done within the application. You see MacUpdate can't update the software. It is a real fiddle so I try not to buy from the app store. If you look at other developers who use both the App Store and updates within their application, you will find notes to the fact that App Store apps are usually behind with bug fixes etc. So getting back to my review, this software is very low in my opinion because of updates. You have taken this as a complaint. I am just pointing out a fact of life.

W_g reviewed on 16 Nov 2013
This is really cool. Now I can simplify my Dropbox and no longer duplicate items or find myself rearranging my file structure just for Dropbox.
[Version 2.11]


W_g reviewed on 05 Sep 2013
I've been using Fusion since version 2. I dumped Parallels because their service was atrocious and because I had all these files strewn in one folder on my hard drive.
Fusion runs Windows like Windows. It is simple and easy to use and as they say, it just works. Speed may be an issue for some but it is fast enough for some of the heavy-duty technical programmes I use.
And speaking of service: There is/was a problem with firing up a Fusion 6 upgrade. A fix was tested and posted on the VMware user forum within hours! That is service and that is why they get my money. It doesn't matter how fast it is if it doesn't work. Well they fixed it!
[Version 6.0.0]

W_g rated on 29 Mar 2013
[Version 2.1.5]


W_g reviewed on 30 Oct 2012
I can't even rate this. Great little app. version 2.2 comes out and deletes all my RSS feeds. So I deleted the app. Pathetic but more importantly, disappointing because I really liked it.
[Version 2.2]

W_g commented on 04 Sep 2011
Version 2 crashes at start. Version 1.02 works just fine. I am running OS 10.6.8. Perhaps this should be looked at by the developer. I am only leaving this comment here because there is no obvious way to do it on their webpage.
[Version 2.0]


W_g reviewed on 09 Aug 2011
I just installed v2.2.1 on my MBP i7 on 10.6.8. The fan went absolutely nuts. Haven't had fan noise like that since my G4 Titanium. Removed MacFuse, fan returned to normal. Now to get an older version. On the other hand, I think VMware ran a bit better.
[Version 2.2.1]

W_g commented on 19 Feb 2011
Intuit is an unusual company. I bought Quicken Essentials and for what I want to use it for, it is great. Some banks are only best kept track of through financial software. With others, Excel works just fine. I has not interest in all this budget management.
However, when I paid for it, I used my credit card and Intuit kept the details. That was no big deal until they reactivated my TurboTax account and bingo, I paid for it with no refund as I wasn't looking for the purchase. That is very sharp business practice where one product uses financial information from another project to get your cash.
Just keep an eye on Intuit. They have very useless email support and really make it very had to contact them by something other than phone. I just closed all my financial records with them. I have learnt my lesson.
[Version 1.5.3f6386]


W_g reviewed on 08 Feb 2011
Acrobat X Prof is fine except for printing. My default printer is set for duplex. Acrobat refuses to recognize that, always printing on one side of each sheet. Also, when I choose a printer other than my default printer, Acrobat won't change back to the default the next time I print. I have Acrobat X Prof on W7 running in VMware. Duplex and default printers work just fine. That is disappointing, but to have a button for text recognition is just great.
[Version 10.0.1]


W_g reviewed on 19 Dec 2010
I really like Camtasia. It is a joy to use. Very simple to understand and its exporting tools are great.
However, don't ever try to get a refund from them. I bought a second copy by mistake. I know that is stupid but it happened. I have emailed them via their webpage and via my account and no money has ever been returned nor have I gotten a useful reply. It might be interpreted by some that they are in severe financial trouble if they use these tactics to protect their cash flow. I don't know and won't comment. Just be very careful.
Other than that, I like it.
[Version 1.2.0]

W_g had trouble on 01 Dec 2011
The downloads work great, even in HD. However they no longer play in iTunes or even get into iTunes. I can go Open, click on the .mp4 file and nothing. Used to work. The developer's webpage has this question in the troubleshooting section but the link goes no where. I'd really love to give them some money if I could watch these shows on my AppleTV. Any ideas?
[Version 2.0.2]

W_g had trouble on 06 May 2010
I like this software. I bought it some time ago, but now it wants a registration code for version 1.29. I don't seem to have one. When I look on the Koingo site in my account, there is no registration code shown although I can see I bought the product. Koingo help seems useless on this. Anyone have any idea on how to get the code? Thanks.
[Version 1.2.9]

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W_g commented on 06 May 2010
Forget that. There is no registration code. Just your email address. Weird.
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