Jay D
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bitshifter reviewed on 11 Sep 2013
Very nice. I've been looking for a better sync app for a long time. This meets my needs nicely and works well. It appears to be a front-end for Finder copies, but that's ok by me. The copies are faster than so many other sync/backup apps out there that are just front-ends for rsync (which I find is always slow at transfers.) I mainly use this type of app for large, video file transfers. No excessive CPU or RAM usage I could see. Couple little niggles: the app goes into a non-responsive state during copies. It comes back alive once the copy is done. Also, not 64-bit. Glad to have found it. I needed a replacement for Synkron, which is becoming increasingly unusable. I'll be donating to the developer!
[Version 1.9.0]




bitshifter rated on 26 Oct 2012
[Version 1.5.2]



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bitshifter reviewed on 10 Oct 2012
I've been using Boom quite successfully under Lion and Mountain Lion. No real problems. My main listening app is Spotify these days, but iTunes usage is also in there. I have not used the file boost feature at all. I only use it for volume and equalization.
[Version 1.5.1 ]


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bitshifter replied on 10 Oct 2012
One negative I will add to this review is that Boom appears to rely on the SoundFlower project and as such has the same problem SoundFlower has: the audio output takes a second to wake up, so you often don't hear short audio alerts such as new mail, etc. This, I believe, is inherent to SoundFlower, but of course, the developers could write their own code for this functionality or modify SoundFlower (which is open source I believe.)
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bitshifter replied on 02 Dec 2012
I have not seen the memory or CPU problems with Boom, but that may be somewhat due to the fact that I generally restart once per day. I have seen a new problem though: I recently switched to a new Mac mini and am using both the HDMI port and the DisplayPort. When I switch the inputs on the monitor connected to the DisplayPort (to use another computer) and then switch back to the Mac mini running Boom, the sound output switches to the DisplayPort and Boom often crashes. I'm still using Boom, but I may give Hear another try soon.
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bitshifter replied on 02 Dec 2012
Also, if you use something like the BassJump usb subwoofer from TwelveSouth, you won't be able to use Boom with it as they both use their own versions of SoundFlower. When you try to use them together, they go into a runaway feedback loop.
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bitshifter reviewed on 29 Sep 2012
Adjustments are not usable on re-start, so you must start over in most cases. If you make an adjustment while in "Auto" mode, the changes don't stick after you quit and then reopen Webcam Settings. If you make changes in "Manual" mode, it again just resets everything to default and back to Auto mode after restarting Webcam Settings. If you make adjustments in "Manual" mode, quit FaceTime, but leave Webcam Settings open, then reopen FaceTime, the picture goes nearly black and again, you must start over. The only combination that sort of works is leaving Webcam Settings running all the time and in Auto mode. Even then, it is buggy and, of course, you have less adjustablility than in Manual mode. Also, FYI, it has almost no control over a Logitech Orbit AF. (Tested with both the built-in cam on a 2011 iMac and with the Logitech.) This was my experience. YMMV.
[Version 1.0]


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bitshifter replied on 29 Sep 2012
Mactaris, kudos for monitoring and posting on macupdate.

As far as a refund:
1. I've been through the Apple process. No thanks.
2. I don't do PayPal (for reasons I won't go into here.)

As you will see suggested from many others here, I strongly suggest a trial version on your website.

I look forward to the version that can save settings. That alone would make a big difference. Best of luck.
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bitshifter replied on 29 Sep 2012
It certainly can be bad. A recent refund took 2 weeks of back and forth to get. Sounds like experiences are highly variable.

But, you say that settings retention is coming, so I am certainly willing to give it another chance. I'll zip up the app and send it your way.
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bitshifter commented on 03 Sep 2011
Even though I had constant network traffic, Hands Off did not detect what was creating the traffic (I did have it set to show local traffic also). That's kind of a non-starter and makes it useless IMO.
[Version 1.4.1]


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bitshifter replied on 03 Sep 2011
Oops! Sorry. I was trying out Little Snitch and Hands Off today and had the same comment for both but failed to change the text. Sorry about that, but still the same comment for Hands Off.
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bitshifter replied on 03 Sep 2011
I never said I wanted to "block everything going in and out". If I wanted to do that, I would just yank the ethernet cord. Believe it or not, what I want out of the software and how I use it might just be different from what you want. I want to know what process is sending or receiving the traffic and then be able to decide whether to block just that process. These apps purport to do that, but do not do it 100%.
-1 to philosopherdog for assuming too much and thinking too little before responding.
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bitshifter replied on 03 Sep 2011
Again, think before replying. The feature I described is one already in the reviewed software. It just isn't complete or reliable (which I've already said.) I don't think you are understanding the whole point of a review/rating site.
I don't get people like philosopherdog. You post a review on a site that features reviews, and someone reacts like you have committed a crime by posting a review that differs from their own. I would say the poster is possibly the developer except that he or she sounds like an 11 year old. I guess some people just get on these sites with the sole purpose of being combative. I guess they find it entertaining. So yes, "don't be a jerk in the process." I agree and right back at ya.
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bitshifter reviewed on 03 Sep 2011
Even though I had constant network traffic, Little Snitch did not detect what was creating the traffic (I did have it set to show local traffic also). That's kind of a non-starter and makes it useless IMO.
[Version 2.4.2]


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bitshifter replied on 04 Sep 2011
I was referring to the source not showing up in the Network Monitor. I can see steady traffic on my ethernet port, but nothing is showing up in the Network Monitor.
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bitshifter reviewed on 28 Aug 2011
Will not share a write-enabled NTFS volume.
[Version 3.6]



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bitshifter commented on 16 Aug 2011
The problem with this app is that it is all or nothing. I would like something like cputhrottle in a more convenient/automatic package. Something that will allow applications to continue to function but not consume all CPU power. So I can say limit ApplicationX to 18% CPU usage for example.
[Version 1.0.9]



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