Zeb Betteran
Downloads: 0
Posts: 18
Smile Score: +9
About Me
I am a Free member

Visit Stats
Last Visit: 2 years ago
Member Since: 12 Mar 2009
Profile Views: 902

Zeb Betteran's Posts
Average Rating from Zeb:

sort: smiles | time

Zeb B reviewed on 07 Nov 2011
So easy to use that I rarely open iCal these days. I don't find the lack of conflict detection (available in QuickCal) an issue, because I won't schedule an event without looking at the day's schedule (not possible in QuickCal). I would like to see a direct link to iCal for occasional use.

Never a crash in 10.6.8.
[Version 1.1.1]

1 Reply


Zeb B replied on 19 Nov 2011
I was wrong; there is a direct link iCal: double click a date in Fantastical with the option key down. One can set a preference so that double-clicking alone will open iCal at the date.
Zeb B commented on 09 Dec 2010
Since I can't try before I buy, I'll ask here: Quicken Mac had "Categories" and "Classes", so one could have a Category x Class Report, where Categories/SubCategories were the rows and the columns were classes like "Personal" and "Professional". and a last column had totals. Does QE have the same functionality?
[Version 1.5.1f5975]


Zeb B reviewed on 11 May 2010
I was wrong about not being able to access slot names via AppleScript, and I apologize to James. I now give DT a 5.

[Version 5.9.6]

Zeb B commented on 01 May 2010
Still essential. I especially like the ability to create transparent docks, with only the item names visible against the desktop.. While the scripting capabilities are generally good, it is impossible to access the names of slots (dock items). The developer has apparently been aware of this issue for several years, but hasn't yet gotten around to fixing it.
[Version 5.9.6]


Zeb B reviewed on 16 Jan 2010
I tried the CSS approach suggested below and it really slowed down Safari. GlimmerBlocker has given me no problems. An occasional ad gets through. The best part is that it works with my Fluid apps and Safari and FireFox (with AdBlockPlus enabled),
[Version 1.4.4]

Zeb B commented on 16 Nov 2009
Spend some time looking at: http://textware.com/overview/overviewpage.htm

The bottom line is that Instant Text does not depend on learning abbreviations or on typing the starts of words. As an example not mentioned on the web page, I use a shorthand based on NoteScript by Lawrence Hawkins (at amazon.com). There are a few specialized abbreviations, but most of the savings comes from elimination of vowels ( e.g. "elmntn of vwls"). Instant Text learns a system like this with very little training.
[Version 4.2]

Zeb B commented on 25 Oct 2009
None of these programs holds a candle to Instant Text by Textware in Windows. For a serious typist, Instant Text is reason enough to stay with a PC or to run Windows in a virtual machine.

Wanted: a dev to partner with Textware and port Instant Text to the Mac.
[Version 4.2]

Zeb B commented on 25 Oct 2009
SlidePad is not flexible. Its notes take over half the height of the screen, and this can be adjusted only minimally. I find it very obtrusive. When the developer addresses this problem, I'll consider SlidePad again.
[Version 1.2.3]


Zeb B reviewed on 24 Sep 2009
Nothing searches better than FoxTrot. My only gripe about it was that you could do very little with the found files except look at them. But I was wrong: I've discovered that you can drag from the list of found files into File Buddy and Leap windows. In File Buddy you can do almost anything to files except tag them, and Leap can do that. I'm now completely sold on this app.
[Version 2.0.4]


Zeb B reviewed on 21 Sep 2009
I've used PTH Pasteboard for several years. I've tried most of the alternatives, including the free ones. PTH Pasteboard more than the others gets the right amount screen space, but not too much-it's configurable; shows enough of the clips to be useful, also configurable (and pops up more if you hover); and offers the most options for pasting. The Pro version was worth the investment to me: I wanted the ability to exclude sensitive information and some of the text-processing filters can be a time saver, compared to going to TextSoap. There are many options for configuring size, window appearance, and where the windows will open. On the negative side, with too many extra pasteboards, it's easy to forget which menubar symbol opens which. I find it easier to memorize the hotkeys.

All in all it's a solid product.
[Version 4.5.2]

There are currently no troubleshooting comments by this member.

Displaying 1-10 of 13
1 2 >
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature

- -