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Merrimac commented on 24 Feb 2010
Requires 10.5, not 10.4 as currently listed above.
[Version 2.4]

Merrimac commented on 14 Dec 2009
The frequency of version updates seems a bit absurd. It seems like every week or two a new version of Meshwrite shows up on Macupdate, but the changes from version to version are actually don't amount to much. Meshwrite thus enjoys a degree of visibility on this website that is incommensurate with the value of the product.

Perhaps the developer could make the latest builds available for download on the product website (for those who want frequent updates), but official new versions could be released according to a more modest schedule, with would also been more substantive development from release to release.
[Version 1.5.0]

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Merrimac replied on 17 Dec 2009
Sorry for all the typo's; the end of my post should read, "which would also mean more substantive development from release to release."

Merrimac replied on 09 Jan 2010
Thanks very much for your reply. As your comments make clear, my post reflected a lack of understanding of how MacUpdate actually works. I made a groundless assertion, and I regret that I posted it.

It's certainly a good thing that you are able to create updates promptly in response to user requests, and I look forward to Meshwrite's continued development. Since my time is about equally divided between Macs and PC's, I'm always on the look out for good cross-platform writing environments.
Merrimac commented on 16 Oct 2009
This is really good software, but I stopped using it because I discovered that annotations are stored as separate files, rather than modifications of the PDF itself, which makes it difficult to share annotations with, for instance, PC users. If I do my annotations in Preview, on the other hand, the annotations become part of the PDF file itself and are transferable. (In fact, Preview annotations can even be further edited on PCs with software such as PDF X-Change.)

I'm sharing this point just so that people can make informed software choices on the basis of their needs. If I am wrong about this point, or if there is a simple workaround, please correct me.
[Version 1.3.1]

merrimac tipped on 15 Sep 2009
Hitting the 'Download' button above actually (as of this post) redirects to a page that asks you to submit your contact info. Here are the actual download links (courtesy of Softpedia):

For Mac OS 10.4:

For Mac OS 10.3.9:
[Version 5.03]

merrimac commented on 29 Apr 2009
The new ABBYY OCR engine is excellent and a big improvement over the previous Readiris engine. From what I gather, ABBYY is generally considered to be the top OCR engine, but up till now it wasn't available for Mac. Now, with DEVONthink Pro's new integration of ABBYY, DEVONthink seems to have become the best OCR option available for Mac (other than Acrobat Pro, which I have not tested). Given that ABBYY's OCR software for Windows and Acrobat Pro both costs hundreds of dollars, DEVONthink Pro is a bargain.
[Version 2.0b4]

merrimac commented on 10 Apr 2009
This app is pure dynamite. I would write a full review, but now that I've gotten so organized thanks to The Hit List, I'm going to defer writing a review in favor of doing the work I really need to do. Thanks, Potion Factory! 5 STARS.


merrimac reviewed on 03 Apr 2009
I'm a total non-professional, and I was just looking for some software to do some image editing. I found this app to be a pleasure to use, powerful, and well-designed.

I also was able to do what I needed to do for free, as the free trial of this software doesn't appear to have any limitations. (It puts a "Please Purchase" banner across your image while you work, but I can live with that.)

The editing work I needed to do required taking an existing image and separating it into many different layers, and then creating duplicates of many of the layers so that I could experiment with changing the colors. Acorn handled all of this powerfully, flawlessly, and intuitively. I also appreciated the ability to easily export various layer combinations into jpeg's via the "web export" function.

While I have not tested many other image editing apps, I have used lots of mac software, so I am relatively confident that this app deserves five stars, at least insofar as it meets the needs of users like myself.
[Version 1.5.2]


merrimac reviewed on 04 Feb 2009
Hmmm... I spent over an hour trying to get this to run (on Leopard / PPC). At first it wouldn't open at all. Then I looked under the hood and found some documentation files with a few hints on what to do if the app won't run. So I finally got it to start, but it immediately crashes upon start. I've downloaded a lot of apps from Macupdate, but this is the first one that I couldn't get to run at all. But it sounds like it would have some useful features if it worked.

Merrimac had trouble on 07 Feb 2010
Version 1.5 doesn't run on my system, whereas version 1.4 does. I'm running Tiger on a PPC, so presumably the issue is that Moneywell 1.5 is Leopard-only (or it could be Intel-only). Anyway, system requirements info should be updated.
[Version 1.5]

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