George Brownstone
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gbdoc reviewed on 23 Jan 2014
Sorry I upgraded, KN 5 was pretty much fine, KN 6 is simply worse all around. I can't imagine what Apple has in mind, but IMO a whole bunch of people deserve to be fired. I won't, YET, go back to PP, but one more step in this direction and KN's history for me.
[Version 6.1]


gbdoc reviewed on 31 Jul 2013
Great little app (little, but powerful!), has always been a great help, gets better with each iteration.
[Version 7.3.7]

gbdoc commented on 23 Apr 2013
"Free" seems somewhat misleading, a bit like saying "come in to our restaurant for free".
[Version 1.9]

gbdoc rated on 02 Nov 2012
[Version 2.6.3]


gbdoc reviewed on 05 Sep 2012
I've been using SD! since it was a pup, and though it was great from the beginning, it just gets better and better with each update, and the updates have always made it compatible with the newest OS. Macs being as reliable as they are, I haven't had to be rescued often, but every one of those few times has been a hassle-free success.

In addition to being so good, I can't imagine a more user-friendly app, for the beginner right up to the pro. AND, I've only needed tech help once - and, of course, I needed it immediately - and Dave got back to me within the hour, and we had my problem sorted out in minutes!

Apps don't get any better than this, and the price makes it a no-brainer (how much would you be willing to pay to have your data, all the data on your computer which you've just lost because of some Satanic glitch, back again?) IMO, anyone who doesn't use SD! is being needlessly foolhardy. I don't understand the 4-1/2 overall rating, it so clearly deserves a perfect score!
[Version 2.7.1]


gbdoc reviewed on 29 Jul 2012
Great little app for general maintenance, fixes minor niggling problems, seems to make my Mac a little zippier, works as advertised, user-friendly, even for novices (use Automation); practically a must-have for this task, which I probably use about once a month.

Remember, though, OnyX is not meant to be a substitute for the serious, industrial-strength fixit apps - DiskWarrior, TechTool Pro, Drive Genius - which are required to fix serious problems.
[Version 2.6.0]


gbdoc reviewed on 29 Jul 2012
Best of the lot! Good from the beginning, gets better with each update.
[Version 1.9.2]


gbdoc reviewed on 28 Jun 2012
I see that there are a lot of good reviews, and I respect their opinions, but ...

I bought this years ago, it seemed like it'd be perfect for me. Actually, I still think it'd be perfect, if I could only learn to use it effectively. But, for me, at least, it's not at all intuitive, nor can I seem to digest the instructions effectively. But I've been using Apples and Macs for almost 30 years, and I can usually get the hang of most apps pretty quickly. Even those which seem quirky at first make sense after a while. Not so with CPN. I just can't seem to wrap my mind around it, and simply use it, with thoughts about how to do this or that fading into the background. With every new update (which, curiously, almost never show up when I "Check for new versions" within the app) I hope that now something will be changed, and I'll finally have something I like to use. No luck.

What I'd like to use it for is, I believe, usually pretty simple. At the moment, for instance, I'd like to take a pre-written text, copy it into a Notebook, and comment on it, revise it, occasionally including a note of outside sources, copied from some net site. Each of these - text, commentary, revision, outside info - should be clearly differentiated, so I can clearly track and re-construct my thinking. After innumerable attempts, I can't do it. I can do it with some other apps, so far, FileMaker has worked best, but I can do it with Word and Excel (or even Pages, or Numbers, but I use them less often). Maybe it's a problem unique to me, but I'm always on the verge of ditching CPN forever.
[Version 3.1.3]


gbdoc reviewed on 19 Jun 2012
Great cleaner-upper! Been using it for years, never a problem, gentle learning curve, wouldn't be without it.
[Version 7.3]

gbdoc commented on 08 Jun 2012
I don't understand why 1.4.8 now, when 1.5.0 (and 1.4.9 before that) has been out for a while. ???
[Version 1.4.8]

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