Stephan Hochhaus
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Perlmonkey reviewed on 17 Dec 2012
My favorite Twitter client - even supports Tweet Marker! Search capabilites are powerful enough for my requirements - also managing multiple accounts is ok. However, having a tab per account would perhaps make things even better. Hence 4 stars.
[Version 2.77]


Perlmonkey reviewed on 17 Dec 2012
Chrome is now my favorite browser, but it has one nasty habit:
Automatic updates result in the old binaries being archived in the Chrome bundle. I just recently discovered this when Chrome was over 1 GB in size. It is very simple to get rid of the old versions by going to the package contents and removing older versions folders, but that cost Chrome the fifth star for me.
[Version 23.0.1271.97]

Perlmonkey commented on 16 Dec 2012
Unfortunately version 2.0.5 still doesn't support audio playback via external device (here the Tascam US-122 MKII).
[Version 2.0.5]


Perlmonkey reviewed on 16 Dec 2009
This is by far my favorite tool for synchronizing files between different computers and different teams. I tried TeamDrive and it's ok, but way overhyped and especially security comes far behind a pretty GUI.
TeamDrive comes with a 1 GB storage in "the cloud" but since I don't trust Amazon with my personal data, the built-in encryption BEFORE any data gets uploaded is a real plus.As an alternative, you can use any WebDAV storage you want with the free version. There is also a paid version with either more storage in the cloud or officially licensed features and no TeamDrive banner.

One extremely nice feature is the tracking of file revisions. Whenever someone makes a change to a file it creates a new version and you can also compare various revisions of a Word document for example.

Since TeamDrive is available for free and for all major platforms (Win/mac/linux) it is quite easy to have you team use this software right away. Unfortunately it relies on file naming conventions for the weakest chain in the link, so no / in files names, although possible on the Mac.
[Version 2.2.070]

Perlmonkey commented on 13 Oct 2009
At the moment YummyFTP is just 15$ with the coupon code ONLY15YUM (see official website)
[Version 1.8]

Perlmonkey commented on 01 Oct 2009
I am not a fan of solutions that store my data anywhere outside my control, which is what Dropbox seems to do. There is an alternative called TeamDrive that can use any WebDAV space, does encrypting on a client level, offers clients for OS X, Win and Linux and - best of all - is free. Maybe if Dropbox doesn't suit you this is something you want to take a look at.
[Version 0.6.567]

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Perlmonkey replied on 01 Oct 2009
SJK: Let's face it, most people on Macupdate look for free stuff. So yes, the best feature for people trying out something is the fact, that you get full functionality for free.
Once you test TeamDrive you will most likely end up claiming security, versioning or WebDAV is the best feature.

I assume Dropbox woulnd't be where it is now if it wasn't free.
Perlmonkey commented on 01 Oct 2009
WTF? Direct Download is more expensive than the boxed version?
Description says: "Buy VMWare Fusion for $79.99 (direct download) or from Amazon for $49.99 (boxed)."
[Version 2.0.6b1]

perlmonkey commented on 29 Apr 2007
Sadly, I could not download iRun anymore and tried this software. It is free and therefore I shouldn't complain, but it's features are so limited (compared to others such as TrailRunner) and the interface is just so... Java, that I just can't stand using it for longer than a couple of minutes. However, I really like the icon :-)
[Version 1.0]


perlmonkey reviewed on 10 Jan 2006
When it comes to financial programs for the Mac there is either too many or too few applications to actually be considered. For Americans there are lots of really good programs, but what about people with a currency different from US Dollars or a native language apart from English? Well, this is where Moneydance is the one and only application that is actually worth looking at.

Of course, there is always GnuCash that can be installed using Fink and is run under Apple's X11, but if you're looking for something easy to use that will talk to you in German, French, Spanish or another language Moneydance is your best choice Period. And should you think: My, this is a Java app, it's got to be ugly and clunky, you're wrong! That's what I thought at first, but then I realized that MD is really fu working with (well, not as much fun as working with programs conforming with the interface guidelines, but almost). Plus the price is awesome: less than 30 Euros aren't very much.

Concerning the functionality: I am very sad Moneydance doesn't support HBCI (German banking standard), so you cannot do online banking with it with a German bank. Of course, if you need it there's always MacKonto or BankX, but they aren't as simple to use and full of functionality (plus there both much more expensive).
I do my banking via Safari and enter all my transactions into Moneydance. It's really the only acceptable financial solution for use on a Mac outside the English-speaking world.
[Version 2006r2]


perlmonkey reviewed on 03 Jan 2006
I tried to set up an NFS server on 10.4 but somehow the usual way (i.e. /etc/exports) didn't do it so I decided to try out NFS Manager. It did a great job, I configured NFS for my Mac and haven't touched the app since then. It does one thing (and even for free if you just want to try it) and it does it well.
[Version 2.8]

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