Infosec
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+1

Infosec reviewed on 27 Nov 2012
I have been using this app for several months now and absolutely love it. As others have said it is easy to use and intuitive. I have not run into any bugs or stability issues.
[Version 2.6.4]




Infosec rated on 06 Jul 2012
[Version 1.7b2]




Infosec rated on 03 Dec 2011
[Version 1.0.3]



burypromote
+2

Infosec reviewed on 06 May 2011
Overall very happy with this application. I have several pro diagraming apps. I like this one the best for most cases because it is very intuitive, diagrams can be created very quickly. I will be depending on my wife to help me with maintaining our process documentation. Unlike some of the other tools it only took me two minutes to show her how to use this one. She did not get overwhelmed with this application. I think the developers have established a good balance between features, complexity, and price. The result is this application suitable for a very broad group of people. The development team has been adding new features regularly. Also, I e-mailed support with a question last night. I got a reply early this morning. Great support!
[Version 1.2.0]



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+3

Infosec reviewed on 08 Mar 2011
Special thanks to the developer to providing version 3.0 as a free update!!! This program is well thought out, the price is very reasonable, the app works flawlessly, and the developer provides frequent updates. I don't post many reviews but felt I owed it to the developer; it is a great product and he/she has provided version 3.0 as a free update.
[Version 3.0]



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Infosec reviewed on 21 Oct 2010
I downloaded this about 20 days ago and have been testing since then. I own several of the other similar programs and found I like this one the best. I also tested their support by sending them a question and got a reply within just a few hours. I like how you can easily see all the scripts in the left window and the summary view for each script. Also the one to many sync option. It is very fast at doing syncs. Overall I like the interface and features in Synk Pro the best.
[Version 6.5.5]



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+4

Infosec reviewed on 01 May 2010
Works great. Thank you very much to the developer that provided this to us for free!
[Version 1.5]



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+3
Infosec commented on 11 Feb 2010
Version 3 has over 200 new features. It unfortunately is lacking one critically needed feature update--performance improvements. The new version puts even the best of hardware into submission.

I loved Aperture 1 and used it for a long time. I felt it was superior to Lightroom 1. I also loved Aperture 2. I did feel that when working with 12MP Raw files was not as fast as I wanted. Then Lightroom 2 (LR2) came out, and with local adjustments and better performance. After some time I converted to LR2. The local adjustments features in LR2 cut the times I needed to go into photoshop significantly, especially when doing cleanup for proofs. When dealing with a lot of pictures I enjoyed that it was also a little faster than Aperture 2.

When the LR3 beta came out I downloaded it and have been using it on non-client pictures. LR3 does not have a ton of new features but now that I mainly shoot with a D3x and RAW, better performance had been on the top of my LR3 wish list. I felt that LR2 handles those big raw files fairly well but I did not want to see a bunch of new features in LR3 at the expense of performance. Overall I find LR3 is a bit snappier than LR2.

I am an Apple fanboy, to some extent. I think their secrecy about new products is a very smart and proven marketing tactic. I feel it works well for consumer software and hardware but I think it is a bad model for their pro applications.

I have always loved Aperture's interface, workflow, and integration with OS X way better than Lightroom. Unfortunately, I find Aperture 2 too slow to use with the most current OS X version and when compared to Lightroom, especially with 24.5MP 14 bit RAW files.

I downloaded Apple's Aperture 3 two days ago. It is a massive upgrade. I checked out their "new features" page, at the very bottom of the page, one of the last things was the performance section with one item: now has 64-bit support. That was my first indicator that improving performance was not one of their top priorities. http://www.apple.com/aperture/features/

To sum it up, I love many of the new features in Aperture 3 and feel that the new local adjustments brush features, DAM, Interface, and other new features are better than those in Lightroom 2 and Lightroom 3. HOWEVER, Aperture 3 is so slow. Some basic operations can take 5 to 60 seconds to complete. That includes: zooming in, scrolling at 100% zoom, crops, highlight or shadow adjustments, sharpening. The worst is using some of the local brushes.

Aperture 3, in the current 3.0 version is so slow that is unusable for professionals. There are a lot of posts on the official support site complaining about how slow it is and how often it crashes/hangs. I am so disappointed in Apple for taking so long to release a new version and giving us an unusable product.

I don't think some simple tweaks to the code in Aperture 3 will give it the needed significant performance upgrade it needs. My concern is that Aperture 3 will remain slow and clunky. Disabling features does/will help some but not much. Per posts on the support forms, I disabled the "faces" and the thumbnail update features and feel that helps a little but Aperture 3 is still painfully slow.

Unless Apple can fix Aperture 3 very soon I think Lightroom will win over most of the current Aperture users. If Lightroom does not have a competitor to contend with I think their investment in future feature and performance improvements will slow down a little, impacting many of us.

Aperture 3 vs Lightroom 3:
http://aperture.maccreate.com/2010/0...re-3-overview/
[Version 3.0]



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Infosec reviewed on 11 Nov 2009
Great app if you need to create price lists. Thank you for providing this for free.
[Version 5.7]



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