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edenwaith reviewed on 19 May 2007
The developer's responsiveness to the comments of AddMovie is highly laudable. After my first review of AddMovie, most (if not all) of my concerns have been addressed to create an even better program. Thanks!
[Version 1.1.10]


edenwaith reviewed on 31 Mar 2007
The basic principle behind AddMovie is simple, but wonderful and useful. I've been searching for a utility to easily stitch a couple of movie files together, and none of the software I already had was doing the trick.

Unfortunately, I feel that the interface is somewhat kludgy and it doesn't always flow as well as it could. I first expected the Add button to add movies to the list. The Add button actually combines the movies together, so that button should probably be named something more appropriate, like Merge, or Save Movie. I was also looking to see if there was a way to click on a menu item or button to get an Open File dialog to add movies. That doesn't exist either, movies have to be added by dragging and dropping into the main window. When I did drag and drop my files into the list, they were scattered in the list, and not sorted as they appeared in the Finder, which struck me as odd. Fortunately, there is a Sort button, but that the files ended up jumbled in the first place seems odd to me. And when I tried to reorganize the list by moving some items around, the program locked up on me.

One feature I'd love to see would be a Finder-like column view which would allow one to preview each movie clip listed in the table, which would make it easier for someone to determine which video is which when sorting them out in a particular order.

So did this utility do the job? One set of movies I put together flowed together wonderfully, no problems at all. Another set I put together seemed to lock up when trying to transition from one movie to the next.

If you need a simple utility for a one-time job, this application should do the trick for you.
[Version 1.1.2]

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edenwaith replied on 19 May 2007
Thanks for the quick response to my comments!

edenwaith reviewed on 23 Jan 2007
Once my last menu item calendar application was no longer being developed, I needed a replacement, especially something that was more complete, but didn't have to be everything and the kitchen sink. All I need is a quick way to see what day and month it is by glancing at the menu bar, and to be able to easily scroll through the months without having to open Apple's System Preferences. Some calendar programs try to add extra features like iCal integration, but that far exceeds my needs.

There have been a few odd drawing quirks here and there with the icon, but once those are ironed out, this program will be perfect.

Simple, and great for my needs.
[Version 1.0.3]

edenwaith commented on 23 Jan 2007
MagiCal 1.0.2 took up about 5-6% of my CPU usage (400MHz PowerMac G4), but version 1.0.3 has cut this time down to 3-4%.
[Version 1.0.3]


edenwaith reviewed on 03 Apr 2006
Adium is chatting done right! My job uses a variety of IM networks (Yahoo!, Jabber, AIM/iChat), so it was somewhat of a pain to have multiple IM programs open at once, but once I found Adium, the search was over! Not only does Adium do an excellent job in supporting multiple IM clients, but it also has excellent features, some which go far beyond what a casual user needs, but hidden well enough without having to stick out.

This isn't some awkward Java port like Psi, but a full fledged Mac application which looks, sounds, tastes, smells, and feels like a fully genuine Mac app! I love even the small touches like the application icon with the duck being either awake, alseep, or flapping its wings depending on what state the program is in. Awesome!

And if that isn't great enough, it doesn't get in your face like Yahoo! or AIM which constantly wants to pop up or throw a bunch of ads for extraneous services around.

If you need an IM client for the Mac, THIS IS THE ONE.
[Version 0.89]


edenwaith reviewed on 03 Apr 2006
I was using TechTool Pro 4.1.1 to check for any hidden hardware problems, and it "found" some problems with the file system. So I repaired the supposed problems, but then came up with a real problem...the computer wouldn't boot any longer! Apple's Disk Utility reported an invalid B-node tree, and it couldn't repair it.

So I splurged and bought DiskWarrior, hoping that I could recover the data and not have to spend a day wiping the hard drive and reinstalling all of the software. On my initial try, DiskWarrior reported that the disk was too damaged to repair. However, after contacting Alsoft's support, they walked me through an alternate procedure to recover my data, and everything appears to be in place.

After this experiment, I decided to experiment on my 2nd generation iPod which is no longer seen by iTunes or the Finder (it was OK until I installed the January 2006 iPod update). DiskWarrior did its stuff, repaired the iPod, and now the iPod appears again in the Finder and iTunes, and I'm listening to songs off of my iPod again!

While TechTool might be useful in trying to find problems with RAM, it has messed up two computers by claiming to have found problems with the file system, when it only created problems. DiskWarrior has already fixed two problems for me in just one day.
[Version 3.0.3]

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