Hamish MacDonald
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Hamishmacdonald reviewed on 31 Jul 2012
I bought this, thinking that the constant crashing I was experiencing was due to the foot-pedal limitation (the free version works with only one brand).

I sincerely regret making the purchase, as the crashing persists even after unlocking the full version. My foot-pedal had nothing to do with the issue.

I've contacted the developer, but have yet to hear back from them. Caveat emptor!
[Version 5.50]


Hamishmacdonald reviewed on 04 Apr 2012
As an e-book reader, this is actually quite a nice program, handsomely mimicking a good dedicated e-reading device.

The problem with it, though, is if you, like me, expected a program called "Nook" to actually synchronize content and notes/bookmarks with your Barnes &Noble Nook device. And you couldn't be blamed for thinking that, because this is precisely what the PC version of the program does.

But no, the Mac version has no awareness of a connected Nook device, nor will it share e-books, shelves, or notes from your Mac.

This reminds me of The Bad Old Days, when Macs were obscure and unsupported, but these days, I would have expected more from a large retailer like B&N.
[Version 3.0.0fc9774]

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Hamishmacdonald replied on 04 Apr 2012
Thanks for your reply, Ryan. I was unclear about one thing in my review, the syncing of notes and bookmarks: the official Nook app *will* do that — but only for books purchased from B&N, not for ePubs or PDFs "side loaded" onto the device (which appears as a volume when connected by USB cable).

But there's no mention on the Mac software page of syncing books themselves, and there's some consternation on B&N's support boards about this feature being quietly omitted from this client.

This is discussed on NookBoards.com:

There's a second B&N software product called Nook Study that sounds as if it does some syncing, but I can't run it because I'm not in the States.

Bah! Oh well, Calibre does the job (in its own ugly way).

Hamishmacdonald rated on 04 Apr 2012
[Version 3.0.0fc9774]

Hamishmacdonald rated on 15 Oct 2011
[Version 2.6.4]


Hamishmacdonald reviewed on 10 Feb 2010
This program is the most visually friendly and non-confounding imposition application available for the Mac.

Please, Dylan, add N-up settings to Cheap Imposter, or even produce "Expensive Imposter", and if it's anything like this application, a grateful community would be happy to throw money at you.
[Version 3.2.2]

Hamishmacdonald commented on 19 Oct 2009
After a lot of trying, I just can't get this to work (under Snow Leopard on a MacBook Air, using the latest version of DockSpaces, 3.01).

I've linked my docks to different spaces, but each time I change one dock, all the others change -- even if I specifically load one dock, make changes to it, then load the next, change it, etc. As soon as I change Spaces, the dock messes up, with dock #2 becoming dock #1, and so on. So I correct all the docks, and as soon as I switch Spaces again... a mess. My Work dock is now my Play dock from two sets of changes ago, etc.

This is a beautiful app, and the theory of how it works is great, but in practice I can't get it to behave as it says it will.

It seems to be working for others, though :(
[Version 3.01]


hamishmacdonald reviewed on 26 Aug 2009
2bits have done it again! It was amazing to gain this functionality at all through Stacks, and now they've gone and added every possible feature I wanted, and more to boot.

I'm grateful for this, as it gives me an easy way to add semi-disposable updates on the home-page of my RapidWeaver-generated site. (You know, something between the disposable, constantly-changing Twitter updates and the more involved blog posts that are buried deeper in the site 'cause they're not the first thing I want people to encounter).

Thanks, 2bits!
[Version 1.3]


hamishmacdonald reviewed on 12 Jun 2009
I've used GoogaLoom, PayLoom, and now RapidCart. RapidCart blows the other two away, because it doesn't require users to interact with an unexplained pop-up PayPal window every time they add something to their cart. Instead, items' icons swoosh up into the cart icon, and all the shopping cart functions are integrated into the page, hovering there (through Ajax or whatever magic is running it).

I switched to this plug-in and am very happy with it. I think it provides a much more graphically polished and pleasing look on my site, and must inspire more confidence in users because of the visually self-evident way it carries out the shopper's selections.

It also allows for pop-up menus that change each item's features; my only wish is that these could affect the price (so I could have users choose local or international shipping, for instance, instead of having to host two separate shops on my site).
[Version 1.0.12]

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