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Xmrocks reviewed on 13 May 2006
Agree with "Jim Milton" below. This app is causing issues system wide on my machine.

Spotlight no longer shows up.
Airport menu no longer shows up.
Screen captures of any kind no longer work.

Re-enabling these items in System Preferences does nothing, so it's clearly an issue with this application. Would NOT recommend this application as it's highly unstable and screws with important system files.
[Version 1.2.2b3]

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Xmrocks replied on 13 May 2006
FYI, I did read the instructions and only ran the program once. I should not need to use Pacifist to fix the problems your software created. Plain and simple.

So stop assuming that I didn't read the instructions. And of course you're going to say your application is stable. Anything else would look bad from a developer.

Xmrocks reviewed on 20 Apr 2006
Pretty nice. The thing that differentiates this widget from all of the other mail checking widgets is that it doesn't open up Mail.

Those widgets are kind of redundant in that you'd open Dashboard first, it would then open Mail to check for new e-mail, and then you'd switch over to Mail.app. In other words, you could have saved time by just opening Mail.app in the first place. Kind of pointless if you ask me.

With this widget, it's an easy F12 to Dashboard. If there are new messages, you can then choose to open Mail if you want. If not, it doesn't care :-)

It would be nice to be able to read snippets of the new e-mail and then have the option to open the Mail.app, but so far a good start!
[Version 1.41]


Xmrocks reviewed on 22 Mar 2006
Pretty cool application! It'd be nice to have the same effects as Photobooth (if that's possible). But otherwise, fun to play around with - nice job!
[Version 2.1]


Xmrocks reviewed on 17 Mar 2006
A really great application and the free credit to get you started is a great way to push people to using it!

I've been using it for a while now and it's a bit better than Skype, in my opinion. When I've received calls with Skype, they are often garbled and staticy, but no so with Gizmo.

I'd recommend it. After all, it's free to try and you get a few cents of free credit. What's to lose?!


Xmrocks reviewed on 27 Feb 2006
Works like a charm! Highly useful, easy to use, and free! Couldn't ask for more and would highly recommend (as I've done often on the Apple Discussions) :-)
[Version 1.3]


Xmrocks reviewed on 18 Feb 2006
Wow... that sums it up! One of the best widgets; well designed, great GUI, and the ability to make it smaller when not in use is... useful!

Excellent job!
[Version 1.0]

Xmrocks commented on 18 Feb 2006
This is an OK program. The only issue I have with it is that there's no way of changing the box-like shape to it and there's no easy way to quit the program other than going into Activity Monitor and killing the daemon.

I'd recommend GrowliChat in the meantime as it offers more flexibility as to where the notification appears, the shape of the notification, and an easy way to turn off/on notifications. But it's still not a bad start.
[Version 3.4]


Xmrocks reviewed on 14 Feb 2006
I wish I could say it worked but I can't. TiVo sees the connection by placing it in the Music, Photos, & More category. When selecting it, it eventually times out and returns the following:

"An error occurred while running the application. Http failure (Http Connection error: 0x50005).
[Version 1.5pr0214]


Xmrocks reviewed on 09 Feb 2006
Simple, useful, and unobtrusive. Couldn't sum it up better than that - very nice job!
[Version 1.2]


Xmrocks reviewed on 12 Jan 2006
First off, yes it's beta and I understand that.

Uses up an absurd amount of CPU at times (~80%). When playing music via iTunes, it sometimes cuts out the music while it's processing whatever I tell it to do. So in that respect, it's obtrusive since it wants so much CPU time.

If it's the only application open, it's great. If you plan on using it with another application open that uses a bit of CPU, it's not efficient enough to be usable at this point in time.

Needless to say, Google has some work to do on it.
[Version 3.1.0527.0]

Xmrocks had trouble on 03 Apr 2006
Crashes iChat when clicking "Decline" on a new chat with tabbed views open and another person in the same tab. Window goes blank after clicking decline and then kills iChat.

Uninstalling it now since it's not stable enough to use.

Date/Time: 2006-04-03 21:03:04.520 -0400
OS Version: 10.4.6 (Build 8I127)
Report Version: 4

Command: iChat
Path: /Applications/iChat.app/Contents/MacOS/iChat
Parent: WindowServer [96]

Version: 3.1.4 (432)
Build Version: 3
Project Name: iChat
Source Version: 4320000

PID: 3905
Thread: 0

Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001)
Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE (0x0002) at 0x00000027

Thread 0 Crashed:
0 libobjc.A.dylib 0x90a41bec objc_msgSend_stret + 12
1 com.apple.iChat 0x0002debc 0x1000 + 183996
2 com.ksuther.chax 0x005f241c -[HaxChatController _adjustInputLineHeightBy:] + 520
3 com.apple.iChat 0x00031e5c 0x1000 + 200284
4 com.apple.iChat 0x00031c64 0x1000 + 199780
5 com.apple.iChat 0x0002f618 0x1000 + 189976
6 com.ksuther.chax 0x005fc0fc -[TabbedChatController windowShouldClose:] + 260
7 com.apple.AppKit 0x9381a1a4 -[NSWindow _document:shouldClose:contextInfo:] + 140
8 com.apple.AppKit 0x9377c270 -[NSApplication sendAction:to:from:] + 108
9 com.apple.AppKit 0x9377c1a4 -[NSControl sendAction:to:] + 96
10 com.apple.AppKit 0x9377c084 -[NSCell _sendActionFrom:] + 156
11 com.apple.AppKit 0x9377bb64 -[NSButtonCell performClick:] + 472
12 com.apple.AppKit 0x9377c270 -[NSApplication sendAction:to:from:] + 108
13 com.apple.AppKit 0x937d6aa4 -[NSMenu performActionForItemAtIndex:] + 392
14 com.apple.AppKit 0x937d6828 -[NSCarbonMenuImpl performActionWithHighlightingForItemAtIndex:] + 104
15 com.apple.AppKit 0x937d62d0 -[NSMenu performKeyEquivalent:] + 272
16 com.apple.AppKit 0x937d5f1c -[NSApplication _handleKeyEquivalent:] + 328
17 com.apple.AppKit 0x936dfa28 -[NSApplication sendEvent:] + 2944
18 com.apple.AppKit 0x936d7330 -[NSApplication run] + 508
19 com.apple.AppKit 0x937c7e68 NSApplicationMain + 452
20 com.apple.iChat 0x00002fd4 0x1000 + 8148
21 com.apple.iChat 0x00076e94 0x1000 + 482964

Thread 0 crashed with PPC Thread State 64:
srr0: 0x0000000090a41bec srr1: 0x000000000200f030 vrsave: 0x0000000000000000
cr: 0x44000422 xer: 0x0000000020000004 lr: 0x000000000002debc ctr: 0x0000000090a41be0
r0: 0x0000000012000000 r1: 0x00000000bfffe210 r2: 0x0000000001823408 r3: 0x00000000bfffe260
r4: 0x0000000006183170 r5: 0x0000000090a92b40 r6: 0x00000000ffffffff r7: 0x0000000000492750
r8: 0x000000005e4e3e2c r9: 0x0000000004ae36f0 r10: 0x0000000000000004 r11: 0x000000000016fafc
r12: 0x0000000000000007 r13: 0x0000000000000000 r14: 0x0000000000000000 r15: 0x0000000000000000
r16: 0x0000000000000000 r17: 0x0000000000000000 r18: 0x0000000000000000 r19: 0x0000000000000000
r20: 0x0000000000000000 r21: 0x0000000000000000 r22: 0x0000000000000000 r23: 0x0000000000000000
r24: 0x0000000000180000 r25: 0x0000000000180000 r26: 0x0000000000000000 r27: 0x0000000006197530
r28: 0x0000000000180808 r29: 0x00000000bfffe3d0 r30: 0x0000000000181128 r31: 0x000000000619d2b0
[Version 1.4.1b1]

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