Croberts
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croberts commented on 29 Jul 2009
This program is at best vaporware and at worst dead. Long promised new version keeps getting pushed onto the back burner. What's really galling is that right before Mariner stopped active development they promoted "lifetime upgrade" program for which they got a bunch of extra money. Shame.
[Version 3.8]



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croberts reviewed on 01 Aug 2008
After several months of using this program, I decided to ditch in favor of RapidWeaver 4 and CSSEdit.

While these programs are probably not as powerful or professional as FW Pro, the program simply doesn't work for me, particularly its interface. I really had to struggle through the poorly-written tutorials for FW, and it was a long time before I felt confident trying much of anything. I also really hated the awful resolution in editing mode.

With RapidWeaver, it's much easier to get started (like in a day), and the far-superior tutorials for their Theme SDK make it much easier to develop custom style sheets - at least for me.

I have some but not a huge amount of DTP experience, but found that the scattered interface of FW didn't really help me much when it came to finding a logical workflow for getting things done.

Overall, I think the DTP paradigm for web design may have seen better days, and I'm actually enjoying web page design rather than dreading it now that I've switched to RapidWeaver.

Perhaps some day when I'm more a power designer I may come back to Freeway, but even then it's overall layout paradigm seems a thing of the past.
[Version 5.1.3]



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croberts reviewed on 22 Dec 2007
What started out as a good idea has become a fantastic word processor. It's powerful, it's simple, it's gorgeous, and it does just about everything you'd want a word processor to do (I'd sure like to see watermarks and text boxes, but I'm willing to wait). There are few word processors out there that let you customize the interface to the extent that NWP does, and this makes it terrific to use. The developer is also very responsive, and the price is great. Do yourself a favor and give it a whirl.
[Version 1.0.2]



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+5

croberts reviewed on 22 Dec 2007
First there was Mesa, then there was Numbers...and I dumped Numbers fast for Tables. For me, Tables is far superior when it comes to managing huge amounts of data (especially multiple-sheet spreadsheets), and it's incredibly easy to use. The program seems to be developing well, and the developer is, as has been stated before, highly responsive. This is, hands down, the best spreadsheet I've yet used for OS X.
[Version 1.4]



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