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Mistersquid commented on 23 Oct 2012

I've been a user of Synk since 2005 (licenses from 4.x to Synk Pro 7.x). I've seen it go from an interesting software, to an indispensable backup utility, to a tender transitional stage, to its present state: an unmaintained, languishing heap which does not work for its intended purpose.

This software was abandoned by its original developer and, now, appears to have been abandoned by a developer who has done nothing to improve the code while presumably skimming the few users optimistic enough to pay upgrade fees and/or desperate enough to look for a viable backup utility in a post-Snow Leopard world.

My advice to all users who need backup is to look somewhere other than Synk.

This code is done.
[Version 7.0.12]

Mistersquid commented on 10 May 2012
Prior to Mac OS X 10.7.4 and CandyBar 3.3.3 I have been able to change's icon with CandyBar.

Is this still possible? I'm asking because I cannot figure out how to change's icon atm.
[Version 3.3.3]

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Mistersquid replied on 11 May 2012
Fixed as of Fri, 11 May 2012 16:33 Pacific.

Restart CandyBar and accept update. Icon for the Finder will again be visible System Icons > Dock Icons.

Mistersquid commented on 31 Mar 2012
I like what calibre allows me to do, which is to convert my DeDRM'ed Kindle files into RTFs and PDFs. (Though it is a bit overkill for this purpose but it's the only game in town.)

On the other hand, I just want to say I began experience UPGRADE FATIGUE with regard to calibre maybe a year or two ago.

Seeing these constant updates makes me on one level wish calibre didn't exist at all.

Maybe the software release team could consolidate milestones into a PLANNED release cycle that update once (or twice at most) per quarter?

Thanks for considering.
[Version 0.8.45]


Mistersquid reviewed on 02 Jul 2011
Great app that reliably converts .webarchive files into constituent files and directories.

WebArchive Extractor succeeded where another similar utility goofed.
[Version 0.6]


Mistersquid reviewed on 26 Oct 2009
SAFT is bad software.
[Version 12.0.0]

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Mistersquid replied on 05 Nov 2009
I've spent too much money upgrading SAFT to spend more time (money) articulating what's wrong with SAFT now.

SAFT's functionality is must-have and when it was the only game in town, we all tolerated the slow updates.

Now that Glims is available I can say things like SAFT is bad software and not spend time being redundant.

Mistersquid reviewed on 05 Oct 2009
While this software really is the best eBay software for Mac, it is only incrementally better than the native eBay web interface.

Editing in Preview mode is horrific. You thought Word was bad, GarageSale makes common tasks such as indenting text, modifying paragraphs, and adding/removing bulleted lists worse than going to the dentist. The software defies all conventions when it comes to editing text.

There are also small niggling things, like the fact that when one inserts a link, the fields in the sheet that appears cannot be tabbed through.

The software also suffers from some poorly grouped functionality. It's not immediately clear where to add details such as shipping information and/or what information is being used. Duplicating an auction will copy shipping settings from the auction but this information will silently contradict the information shown in the inspector.

This software provides an essential service for people who use eBay a lot, but it needs some serious work in terms of usability.
[Version 5.3.5]

mistersquid commented on 08 Sep 2009
This app is billed as compatible with Snow Leopard which is only partly true. At present, I cannot add new icons, though I can apply old ones. Also, Candybar 3.2 seems unable to see and edit NTFS icons.
[Version 3.2]

mistersquid commented on 02 Sep 2009
This is so odd. I'm running PTHPasteboard 4.4.1 on Snow Leopard and it works fine. What issues?
[Version 4.5.0]

mistersquid commented on 02 Sep 2009
I'm going to chime in on this one, too. I have the 6.6.1rb SilverFast software for the Epson Expression 10000. The cost of admission for this piece of software was over $300 and it was very buggy in Leopard 10.5.4 through 10.5.8. It stopped working over Firewire in Snow Leopard though, as another poster has commented, Apple's bundled Image Capture can see my scanner plain as day.

My advice is to stay away from SilverFast. Their foundation is aged and creaking and the only hope is that another company will see the gap and step in.
[Version 6.6.1r2]

mistersquid commented on 16 Jul 2009
I tried the 3D version several months back and decided that the 3D walkthroughs were too fiddly to create and that I preferred to showcase portions of my timeline using Keynote.

Forcing the crossgrade is acceptable only if the price is modest and if the developer makes a serious effort in fixing the bugs the software has with editing data and attributes.

I'm very close to providing a detailed review of this software that would rank this software at two stars: good concept, aesthetically pleasing, buggy implementation.
[Version 2.7.1]

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