Howiec
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howiec reviewed on 20 Jul 2007
Definitely a good tool for anyone who needs to deal with sound files but needs something a little more robust (and frankly, easy to use) than GarageBand. Amadeus even gives you tools like spectrograms so that it's possible to do limited linguistic research with it.
[Version 1.0.3]



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howiec reviewed on 20 Jul 2007
A mixed-bag utility program, for sure. The interface is very very slow even on a MacBook Core2Duo with 2GB of RAM. The tests it runs vary from stuff you can pretty much do yourself for free (example: you can check your RAM modules for free with Rember), to directory checking and disk defragging. I haven't had to rescue my files or my disk yet, so I can't vouch for the effectiveness of the safety and recovery features. I can tell you that I rebooted my computer off of the emergency DVD, and the system hung when I tried to restart using the Apple menu, and accidentally moused over "Locations". I don't know if this is a FTFF issue, or whether it's TechTool, but it was disconcerting to have to do a hard restart using the keyboard combo from within a utility program.
[Version 4.5.2]



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howiec reviewed on 20 Jul 2007
Very powerful front-end for managing your eBay auctions, but suffers from a confusing UI and a number of uninspired (and ugly) themes. If you're a hard core eBay seller, this program could come in very handy, but otherwise, I think the learning curve is too steep to justify the price.
[Version 3.2.2]



burypromote

howiec reviewed on 20 Jul 2007
I hope you have a 10k RPM hard drive, lots of RAM, and a really pressing need to see a visual timeline of your websurfing, because otherwise this program is a big disappointment. It's slow, takes up a lot of space on your drive, and has a confusing UI. I could see this as a great tool for admins if it had some sort of VPN tools built in, because then you could visually monitor web surfing on a host of computers, and that would be useful for corporate and school IT departments. For the average user, however, I simply don't see the purpose. Just use your history menu!
[Version 1.3.1]



burypromote

howiec reviewed on 20 Jul 2007
Slow interface, and not as many features as Onyx or some of the other freeware utilities, but it has a couple of things the others don't, and hopefully is more stable because it's a more mature release.
[Version 3.8.1]



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howiec reviewed on 20 Jul 2007
For $8 it's hard to argue with the value here. Basically, this program adds a few animated slideshow themes that you don't get with iPhoto or iDVD. Nothing really groundbreaking, but if you want a bit of extra choice in how your photo slideshows look, then it's worth the price of admission.
[Version 2.9.2]



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howiec reviewed on 20 Jul 2007
Does the same thing as DiskUtility, except it adds a useless animation. All this program does is create sparse disk images using Apple's built-in encryption. It even crashed the first time I tried to use it!
[Version 1.1.3]



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howiec reviewed on 20 Jul 2007
You can accomplish the same result by expanding a window in TextEdit to take over the entire screen. Additionally, the preferences are confusing, and it'd be nicer if you could have a glossy look, because the display looks awful with flat colors.
[Version 2.1]



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