Xenophon Costeas
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Xenophon reviewed on 25 Mar 2014
Excellent, as usual. Just one comment - it seems that with legacy color labels, one cannot drag/select a list of files in list view. Or is it just me?
[Version 0.19]


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Xenophon replied on 25 Mar 2014
On a list view (with legacy color labels), try to click on a file and then drag up or down.
Normally, one selects multiple files this way; with the color label option, however, it doesn't work.
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Xenophon replied on 26 Mar 2014
Just for the record, this developer is fantastic!
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Xenophon replied on 26 Mar 2014
thanks, stupid of me!
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Xenophon commented on 25 Dec 2013
Sorry, but why on earth would you pay for this? This is mind-boggling!
Please consider sending a $4.99 donation to some charitable organization instead.
Again, I apologize if anyone is offended by my remarks.
Xen
[Version 1.0]



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+4

Xenophon reviewed on 04 Jan 2013
This is really a 5-star app for physicians with a Mac. I've been using it since the 2.x days, on OS 9, and love its power and elegance. For the past 5 years or so, I've also paid for the "64-bit" extension to support the developers, even though I have no use for the extended memory management (I only view angiograms, which are not resource-intensive).

My major gripe is that its free version stamps all images with a "Not for medical use" watermark, which is truly annoying.

This, in effect, forces even light users like myself to upgrade every year to the tune of $150-250.

Now that my license has expired, I decided not to renew it for this reason. I believe it's ill-conceived; hence the 4 star rating.

Hope Antoine reconsiders this watermark thing.
[Version 5.5.2]



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Xenophon commented on 03 Jun 2012
Very contemporary GUI, very well thought out features, honest product placement (midpoint between Time Machine and industrial backup software), plus it's proudly made in Greece.

If I hadn't invested in Synchronize Pro, this $4.99 app would be an instant favorite.
[Version 1.0]



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Xenophon reviewed on 25 Feb 2012
Nice update.

I use SoftRaid with all my personal data (total = 13 2Tb disks in three 5-bay eSATA enclosures) and can't be happier.

I also have MacZFS on another 5-bay enclosure and that too is nice (but can't match the convenience of SoftRaid).

The ZFS-implementation competition appears to be around the corner, which can only be a good thing for us end-users; I'm sure SoftRaid will evolve further!
[Version 4.3]



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Xenophon reviewed on 21 Sep 2011
Very nice and versatile software (I've been an iView 2.x user for years, and love the way you can throw everything on it - postscript, tiff, jpg, raws, pdf, pict).

Didn't know anything about the CaptureOne acquisition, until I tried running iView/ExpressionMedia under OSX Lion - it appears that they're not really compatible, and crash when generating a preview.

Didn't hesitate a bit getting the MediaPro version. To my mind, it is definitely worth the -modest- upgrade fee, although the changes in the UI (black) are rather superficial. Working with Lion is significant, though. Clearly, however, this could be a much better program if written from scratch, but that's my 0.02 worth.
[Version 1.0.1.50536]



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Xenophon reviewed on 13 Sep 2011
Regarding Synchronize Pro's rival offerings (e.g. SuperDuper and the free --- oops, dirty word --- Carbon Copy Cloner): they are not really equivalent. To my mind, Synchronize Pro is more like a shell for RSync, and can be directed to backup and/or synchronize specific folders, disks, etc. For system backups, I've used SuperDuper, as it was designed for that purpose, I believe.

Regarding the upgrade policy: renewal fees of $100 every 2 years have to be factored in the storage equation (disks, RAID boxes, NASes, etc). To my mind, they represent a very small percentage of total cost, and I'm willing to accept that in order to maintain a stable workflow. In this respect, BTW, Synchronize Pro certainly delivers.

The one thing mentioned that bothers me, but I'm not sure if it's true, is the fact that a 2nd computer with the same license is crippled. This, I think, is a major flaw, that represents very bad practice. Can't help but feel that the authors don't trust me.

BTW, I haven't upgraded yet, so the stars reflect my rating for the previous version.
[Version 6.3]



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Xenophon commented on 06 Jun 2011
I'm puzzled. Dustin in on the Google code MacZFS project team, yet this "8.0" update does not appear on the official wiki page (http://code.google.com/p/maczfs/).

Where exactly does this release fit in?
[Version 8.0]



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+6

Xenophon reviewed on 11 May 2011
Very nice app, but with some gripes. It seems to be rock-solid (in my case the arrays survive a lot of mishaps, e.g. kernel panics) and very well-supported. My questions to the developer get answered immediately.

Still, I find a couple of things bothersome. First, the licensing policy: only one machine is allowed full functionality (in the past, SoftRaid could be installed liberally to any computers one owns). Second, the lack of some sort of knowledge base in their website. To me, this is a serious problem as storage setups become increasingly complex (FW, eSATA, PCI cards, etc) and some guidance would be very useful to the average home user.

Overall, however, this is good software (version 4.0.5).
[Version 4.0.4]



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Xenophon reviewed on 11 May 2011
Very nice app, but with some gripes. It seems to be rock-solid (in my case the arrays survive a lot of mishaps, e.g. kernel panics) and very well-supported. My questions to the developer get answered immediately.

Still, I find a couple of things bothersome. First, the licensing policy: only one machine is allowed full functionality (in the past, SoftRaid could be installed liberally to any computers one owns). Second, the lack of some sort of knowledge base in their website. To me, this is a serious problem as storage setups become increasingly complex (FW, eSATA, PCI cards, etc) and some guidance would be very useful to the average home user.

Overall, however, this is good software (version 4.0.5).
[Version 4.0.4]



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