Yavari Caralize
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Yavari reviewed on 08 Jul 2013
Fluid is amazing for creating 'apps' of the websites that you use most. I've found it particularly useful for Gmail. The only problem is that installing userscripts is a bit more involved than, say, adding them in Chrome or Firefox through Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey. It's a good app, though, and definitely worth the $5.
[Version 1.7.2]


Yavari reviewed on 08 Jul 2013
This application has been invaluable for me over the past year or two. It gets me up on time to get to class, the office or anywhere else that I need to be, and I love that it works so smoothly, even on newer versions of OS X.
[Version 2.4.5]


Yavari reviewed on 30 Jun 2013
I've really enjoyed my copy of Coda 2. I use it constantly when coding new HTML/CSS layouts or modifying Wordpress themes - there's just so much in the app to love. The fact that FTP, coding, previews and coding resources are all within the same app make it invaluable to me, because I prefer to have as much as possible centred into as few windows as possible. Coda does that, and I've not regretted buying it.
[Version 2.0.9]


Yavari reviewed on 22 Nov 2012
This app habitually locks up my computer. Shame, because it's such a useful program.
[Version 1.0]

Yavari rated on 26 Oct 2012
[Version 2012-006]


Yavari reviewed on 27 Mar 2012
I'm glad to know Pagehand (now Pagesmith) is being developed again. I got the email from Andy Finnell this morning, and was very glad to see that he's working on Pagesmith again, since it was one of my favourite Mac apps.
[Version 1.0.9]


Yavari reviewed on 14 Jan 2012
I love Pagehand! It's got great attention to typography and layout, and I've been using it pretty often to write different kinds of documents. (There are a few kinks, though, like an 'unexpectedly quit' error that pops up when I use a particular font in the program, but not in other apps.)

I am disappointed, however, that the developer axed the program and won't be updating it further. Well, c'est la vie. It was still worth every penny and it's staying on my computer.


Yavari reviewed on 07 Dec 2011
This is an amazing app! I was looking for a high-quality text editor to write notes and quick essays and blog entries on, and this fits the bill. It's easily one of the best-designed and most elegant open-source apps I've ever used.
[Version 0.7.3]

Yavari commented on 09 Sep 2011
FontLab, *please* edit your software. Fontographer is not a replacement. You charge nearly $700 for a product that is not a universal binary. The price is bad, but the fact that you cannot be bothered to update your software to run on recent Macs natively shows a gross lack of concern for your customers, especially considering FontLab's widespread use in typeface design. This is industry standard software. This is like Adobe not updating Photoshop for five years, even when many people rely on it.

Even Glyphs, which I consider overpriced as it is, is around $400 less than your offering, and it's Intel-compatible. FontLab is still, even after five years of Intel Macs, not a universal binary, and therefore cannot run on Apple's most recent OS. The website says that there will eventually be an Intel binary, but it hasn't materialised yet, even though it was purportedly to be released in "July 2011." It's September—where is it?

Windows users don't have to deal with this, even though most typographers and font designers work on Macs.

I'm not amused, especially since I preferred FontLab to other font editors.
[Version 5.0.4]


Yavari reviewed on 09 Sep 2011
Using the trial right now—I think that the interface is amazing, in comparison to other font-editing software. (I still think FontLab is the best when it comes to handling merging contours, but Glyphs is by far the most intuitive for most tasks.)

However, as others have mentioned, the price is a sticking point: $300? In 2011? Yes, FontLab and Fontographer are more expensive, but times have changed, and software pricing reflects that. This price would have been considered "cheap" in 1991, but in 2011, it's a bit steep. No, he probably shouldn't charge $2.99, but $100 might be a better price.

Another issue is some of the text in the interface and in the help -- it's obvious that the copy is written by non-native speakers of English, and I think that it would do the devs well to get a good copywriter on board at some point to clean up the UI language for the English localisations.

Will I buy it? Probably not at this price, but I do respect what the developer is trying to do with Glyphs.
[Version 1.0.13]

Yavari had trouble on 05 Oct 2012
This was a great app for a while, but when the 1.0 release came out, I lost all my previous Central Compositions, and they're nowhere to be found on my computer! I can no longer recommend this program.
[Version 1.0]

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