Michael Richards
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Whiterock reviewed on 06 Aug 2012
"Attention Flip4Mac Player Pro customers: Version 3 is a $9 paid upgrade from previous versions. Read below for details."
There doesn't seem to be any new feature. You just have to pay anyway. Change the name to version 3 and nail users with an upgrade fee.
[Version BETA ]


Whiterock reviewed on 12 Jul 2012
Version 4.1.1 still has not addresses the 800 pound gorilla. If you load UMP on startup, you have an annoying problem at shutdown. You have to be sitting there at your computer to tell UMP to save (or not) even though there were no changes. If you just walk away, your computer will refuse to shut down. This does not happen every time, making the problem even worse.
Alco, please fix this glaring problem and don't release another paid "upgrade" without major changes.
[Version 4.1.1]

Whiterock rated on 10 Jun 2012
[Version 1.06]


Whiterock reviewed on 10 Jun 2012
The interface, being a JAR file is extremely clumsy and difficult to navigate. It is not very intuitive, but it seems to work in a simple test. The poorest aspect is that you have to type in the path to your source file.
Installation is long and involved. Xcode is also a requirement, something not stated. You must first install MacPorts, first finding it and learning how to install it. Then you find out that the install failed because you first need to use the xcode-select command, so you do that and then install MacPorts.
Then you need to install the stated requirements (using MacPorts): tesseract, ImageMagick and Xpdf. Starting TessOCR requires you to then log out and then login and restart TessOCR.
It needs to be rewritten in a more usable format.
[Version 1.06]


Whiterock reviewed on 15 Sep 2011
Micro$oft has gone too far in their abuse of Apple users! This Skype version now has a Skype Home tabs that shows upon startup and contains and ad and bullshit for Facebook. I subscribe to Skype and now they shove advertising down my throat. No doubt renewal time for my subscription will show a substantial price increase.
They refuse to provide canadian area codes and blame it on canadian authorities - not so. PamFax uses Skype and provides area codes for canadians.
It's back to the previous version for me. I hate the interface but it works. To hell with ads.
PS Macbond works for Micro$oft


Whiterock reviewed on 30 Jan 2011
Had to revert to v2.8 as I was unable to make any outgoing call to a telephone. People were able to reach me. The UI is, as many people are saying, terrible. It takes time to differentiate between Skype addresses and telephone numbers for the same person.

Whiterock rated on 29 Jan 2011
[Version 0.9.9]


Whiterock reviewed on 26 Jan 2011
Not working with Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.9.3]

Whiterock commented on 18 Sep 2010
Absolutely unbelievable. What could they possibly have done to this thing to justify dinging customers for another cent, let-alone eighty bucks. I said goodbye a number of versions back but can't help but comment on these people's utter audacity. If you don't have compression software and want something to really compress files, fine ... but maybe something much cheaper will do well enough. If you already have it, don't pay the annual tax. They can't justify the price.
[Version 15.0.0]


Whiterock reviewed on 20 Apr 2010
This is the best gedcom editor I have seen. I have used it since its inception.
[Version 1.4]

Whiterock had trouble on 30 Nov 2011
Internet Plugin (latest) is incompatible with the latest Safari (5.1.2)

Whiterock had trouble on 30 Nov 2011
Safari 5.1.2 is incompatible with Google Earth Plug-in (latest build of each).
[Version 5.1.2]

Whiterock had trouble on 20 Nov 2010
Reader 10 doesn't handle fonts well at all. Opening a well-made pdf file (e.g. "Property List Programming Guide" from Apple) has the text looking like a ransom note made from cutout letters. The pdf shows perfectly in Reader 9. The Reader X view of the pdf is difficult to read. I'm junking Reader X and waiting for Adobe to do what they should have done before releasing this version.
[Version 10.0.0]

Whiterock had trouble on 14 Jun 2010
Don't use this build!
Selecting "view for more information" in a placemark will open a browser window right in Google Earth BUT after doing this, clicking "back to Google Earth" consistenty causes a spectacular crash.

Whiterock had trouble on 20 Sep 2009
Beta seems to install but BOINC Manager gives error message:
BOINC ownership or permissions are not set properly; please reinstall BOINC. (Error code -1037)

uninstalling and reinstalling doesn't fix it.
[Version 6.10.6]

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