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brumm commented on 06 Nov 2008
Huh? Tried without success, Terminal/Shell needed?

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With the utmost probability you've gotta be kidding, but unless:

You _don't_ need the Terminal/Shell...

ThumbsUp is a standalone app, nothing else needed, maybe you are a bit alienated by its small file size of 704k, but it is a real app. - The programmers of ThumbsUp are high professionals showing huge knowledge not huge apps... they know how to code small, efficient and fast apps, it doesn't need some megabytes of code for such an easy exercise as resizing & sharpening images.

Again:
ThumbsUp is a _droplet app_, you start it by doubleclicking on it, configure your desired settings and then drop imagefiles on it.
It will do its job and after a short while your images are smaller/bigger related to your settings.
Just read the "ReadMe.rtf".
The one thing that you can't read in the "ReadMe.rtf", is just that ThumbsUp can not only sharpen the previews but the images itself.

Alright now?
[Version 4.4]



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+5

brumm reviewed on 06 Nov 2008
Wow, a professionell DTP app for 195 Dollars/129 Euros?
Well, with all the white it looks a bit like early Quark versions, but it is really super fast, has a well thought-out interface, good comfort, many clever features.
Compared to the price tag of Quark and Indesign this is just unbelievable.

Trying out for 5 hours now, where are the bugs, is there any catch?

Too poor I have bought Indesign CS3 a couple of month ago, I think I will try this app a bit longer before buying the CS4 update (....or not buying).

Overall a very good first impression.

Alltough a full featurered 30 day trial would be much better.
[Version 1.15]



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brumm reviewed on 04 Nov 2008
Sorry made a mistake, took the older 0.20 version for my comparison.

RAM and CPU usage are BETTER then iTunes'.

Great software, the best freeware I've seen so far, MANY thanks.

Again sorry, I consider harakiri now...

But at first my 5 stars to this app.


Ah, just one point:
Ah little popup menu showing the titles I've dropped on ToolPlayer, maybe popping up if I click on the titles name display, would be very fine.
[Version 0.2.5]



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brumm commented on 04 Nov 2008
RAM & CPU usage still nearly twice as much as iTunes, both compared without EQ or effects.

But ToolPlayer supports many modern lossless sound formats, FLAC, etc., that Steve Jobs' iTunes still snootily declines.

That's the big plus on independent software, mostly modern and forward looking, strive on progressiveness and quality products, - not solely money orientated.
[Version 0.2.5]



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+3
brumm commented on 30 Oct 2008
My opinion on word processors for OS X:

The last days I've tested many word processors and I found Mellel to be the best so far,

Mellel is not bloated like all the "Office" suites (Neo, OO, MS, are all to slow, ... for me Neo Office is the best of these beasts.)

and Mellel is better than:

- Nisus (Nearest competitor but Nisus doesn't support soft hyphen!, I simply cannot work without soft hyphen.),

- Mariner Write (really bad font display/spacing for many years now, only english, carbon - so it needs to be rewritten for future OSX releases, will they do that? I'm unsure.)

- Pages (Again no soft hyphen!, occasionally crashes and after a while gets very slow, ... but I exspect the next versions will be much better)

- Papyrus (very ugly, carbon, no real testdrive possible - crippled trial version, but some interesting features - I keep an eye on it)

- AbiWord (Many bugs and no updates the last 2 years, I think they don't support the Mac anymore)

- Bean (really fanstatic freeware, but based on Apples buggy text-engine. No soft hyphen! So only usable for some very short texts, best freeware I've seen for many many years - of course I keep an eye on it)

For now I will use Mellel.

The only things that I don't like are related to the interface design, for example the round beveled look of the ruler and tools section is very outdated now, a boring all-grey mix of alien spaceship ("aqua"-style) or early iTunes versions ("metal"-style).

But besides that Mellel has the best combination of features for me, so my money goes to them.
[Version 3.8]



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brumm commented on 30 Oct 2008
My opinion on word processors for OS X:

The last days I've tested many word processors and I found Mellel to be the best so far,

Mellel is not bloated like all the "Office" suites (Neo, OO, MS, are all to slow, ... for me Neo Office is the best of these beasts.)

and Mellel is better than:

- Nisus (Nearest competitor but Nisus doesn't support soft hyphen!, I simply cannot work without soft hyphen.),

- Mariner Write (really bad font display/spacing for many years now, only english, carbon - so it needs to be rewritten for future OSX releases, will they do that? I'm unsure.)

- Pages (Again no soft hyphen!, occasionally crashes and after a while gets very slow, ... but I exspect the next versions will be much better)

- Papyrus (very ugly, carbon, no real testdrive possible - crippled trial version, but some interesting features - I keep an eye on it)

- AbiWord (Many bugs and no updates the last 2 years, I think they don't support the Mac anymore)

- Bean (really fanstatic freeware, but based on Apples buggy text-engine. No soft hyphen! So only usable for some very short texts, best freeware I've seen for many many years - of course I keep an eye on it)

For now I will use Mellel.

The only things that I don't like are related to the interface design, for example the round beveled look of the ruler and tools section is very outdated now, a boring all-grey mix of alien spaceship ("aqua"-style) or early iTunes versions ("metal"-style).

But besides that Mellel has the best combination of features for me, so my money goes to them.
[Version 3.1]



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+5
brumm commented on 30 Oct 2008
My opinion on word processors for OS X:

The last days I've tested many word processors and I found Mellel to be the best so far,

Mellel is not bloated like all the "Office" suites (Neo, OO, MS, are all to slow, ... for me Neo Office is the best of these beasts.)

and Mellel is better than:

- Nisus (Nearest competitor but Nisus doesn't support soft hyphen!, I simply cannot work without soft hyphen.),

- Mariner Write (really bad font display/spacing for many years now, only english, carbon - so it needs to be rewritten for future OSX releases, will they do that? I'm unsure.)

- Pages (Again no soft hyphen!, occasionally crashes and after a while gets very slow, ... but I exspect the next versions will be much better)

- Papyrus (very ugly, carbon, no real testdrive possible - crippled trial version, but some interesting features - I keep an eye on it)

- AbiWord (Many bugs and no updates the last 2 years, I think they don't support the Mac anymore)

- Bean (really fanstatic freeware, but based on Apples buggy text-engine. No soft hyphen! So only usable for some very short texts, best freeware I've seen for many many years - of course I keep an eye on it)

For now I will use Mellel.

The only things that I don't like are related to the interface design, for example the round beveled look of the ruler and tools section is very outdated now, a boring all-grey mix of alien spaceship ("aqua"-style) or early iTunes versions ("metal"-style).

But besides that Mellel has the best combination of features for me, so my money goes to them.
[Version 1.1]



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brumm commented on 30 Oct 2008
My opinion on word processors for OS X:

The last days I've tested many word processors and I found Mellel to be the best so far,

Mellel is not bloated like all the "Office" suites (Neo, OO, MS, are all to slow, ... for me Neo Office is the best of these beasts.)

and Mellel is better than:

- Nisus (Nearest competitor but Nisus doesn't support soft hyphen!, I simply cannot work without soft hyphen.),

- Mariner Write (really bad font display/spacing for many years now, only english, carbon - so it needs to be rewritten for future OSX releases, will they do that? I'm unsure.)

- Pages (Again no soft hyphen!, occasionally crashes and after a while gets very slow, ... but I exspect the next versions will be much better)

- Papyrus (very ugly, carbon, no real testdrive possible - crippled trial version, but some interesting features - I keep an eye on it)

- AbiWord (Many bugs and no updates the last 2 years, I think they don't support the Mac anymore)

- Bean (really fanstatic freeware, but based on Apples buggy text-engine. No soft hyphen! So only usable for some very short texts, best freeware I've seen for many many years - of course I keep an eye on it)

For now I will use Mellel.

The only things that I don't like are related to the interface design, for example the round beveled look of the ruler and tools section is very outdated now, a boring all-grey mix of alien spaceship ("aqua"-style) or early iTunes versions ("metal"-style).

But besides that Mellel has the best combination of features for me, so my money goes to them.
[Version 3.0.2]



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brumm reviewed on 30 Oct 2008
This is the best resizer I've found,

ThumbsUp can not only create thumbnails or icons for images and movies.

ThumbsUp goes far beyond, it's a superfast batch image resizer, a format converter (for example jpg to tiff, etc.) and ThumbsUp can sharpen (!) and antialias (!) the images (not only the thumbs as falsly stated in the manual) and can do all that in one fast step.

...and this FREEware, wonderfull, thank you very much.
[Version 4.4]



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brumm commented on 30 Oct 2008
24 DOLLARS ....OR just FREE as in BEER:

The best resizer I've found for Mac is the FREEWARE 'ThumbsUp',

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11898/thumbsup

ThumbsUp can not only create thumbnails or icons for images and movies.

ThumbsUp goes far beyond, it's a superfast batch image resizer, a format converter (for example jpg to tiff, etc.) and ThumbsUp can sharpen (!) and antialias (!) the images (not only the thumbs as falsly stated in the manual) and can do all that in one fast step.

...and yes, ThumsUp is FREEware.
[Version 2.2.3]



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