William Shack
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Billindg reviewed on 20 Feb 2014
I have used DVDFab on PC and Macs for years for ripping DVDs. It is not a particularly attractive interface and the availability of a large number of modes can be confusing. However, it works very well, and is well supported. It handles encryptions well and manages to get through damaged disks well. It has succeeded in cases where Handbrake, eg, failed. I only own the "copy" version. If I only want an MP4 backup, I rip to a video folder and then use Handbrake to convert. HB can do this in one step, but in my experience DVDFAB is more reliable in decrypting and handling damage.
[Version 9128]


Billindg reviewed on 01 Dec 2012
Should have complained about dropping the Preferences from the popups. That was very handy.
[Version 4.01]

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Billindg replied on 01 Dec 2012
Thanks Aergern. It's certainly not obvious but it does work and gives access to other related utilities as well.

Billindg reviewed on 01 Dec 2012
New information on some menus is useful. I prefer the dark theme from the 3.x version. World clocks no longer show day/night on clock icon.
[Version 4.01]


Billindg reviewed on 20 Jan 2012
This is a ripoff of the public domain software Skim. Skim is a wonderful reader. Just download it.
[Version 1.0]


Billindg reviewed on 13 Jan 2012
I have used the PC version for a long time. Fab is frequently updated and is the most reliable ripper I have used. I have been using the Mac version in preview form and now in the official release. It does seem to have trouble burning disks. I have been ripping to iso format and burning separately.

Billindg commented on 21 Feb 2010
With iKey 2.4 I finally made the switch from iKey 1.x. 2.4 works much better with Snow Leopard. Macros run very quickly and reliably---except for macros that simulate the pressing of keys to run commands. In most cases there is a menu equivalent and the menu/submenu commands work very well. I dislike the interface and feel it unnecessarily complicates the interface found in 1.x. However, I've gotten used to it and the native 2.4 works much better than 1.x via Rosetta.
[Version 2.4]


Billindg reviewed on 17 Feb 2010
Searches are very fast. For users with large mailboxes, Boolean search capabilities are critical to providing efficient searches. Interface still needs some tweaks, e.g., messages with 4 recipients show up 4 times in the search lists, but Rocketbox searches are already my default search mode. It is easy to switch back to the native search on the fly. Version 1.02 has some important bug fixes. If you were unsatisfied with earlier versions give this one a try. I'd give 5 stars if it weren't for the recipient problem.
[Version 1.0.2]


billindg reviewed on 10 Mar 2009
Because I do a lot of conversions, I purchased the Pro version. I have other unit converter software, but iConvert Pro is very convenient (and very reasonably priced). The author is very cooperative in taking suggestions and improving the program.
[Version 1.1]


billindg reviewed on 09 Mar 2009
Very good performance both on LAN and WAN. It is convenient to have SSH tunneling built-in rather than having to set the tunnel up in the Terminal. Very stable for me. Even on crappy hotel internet connections, I get useful performance when logging back to my home computer.
[Version 0.96.90]


billindg reviewed on 27 Dec 2008
Glim 1.0b11 finally brings tab management in Safari to a level that is competitive with Firefox and TabMixPlus. You can still only undo the most recent closed tab, but that is good enough in most cases. I still like the way Firefox renders some pages better than Safari, but between Safari's generally greater speed and Glims, I am thinking about switching.
[Version 1.0b11]

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