Phillip Ryu
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phillryu reviewed on 08 Oct 2006
A lot of really great promise. I'd love to be able to import my Paypal history and integrate with online banking, but for 0.2? This is great. Really looking forward to seeing where this goes!
[Version 0.2]


phillryu reviewed on 04 Jul 2006
This is an awesome app! Without distractions, I was able to pump out a few blog posts in about half the time it normally takes. Great job, and keep it up, love it!
[Version 1.0b2]


phillryu reviewed on 17 Jun 2006
For my purposes (a calculator more advanced than the included one), Soulver is really great. It's fast, clean, and is about 5x more useful / nicer than Calculator app's built-in "Paper Tape" feature. Sure, it's no Mathematica, but I also didn't drop a few grand on this, so I've been nothing but satisfied, and no regrets on the $13 I spent.
[Version 1.3.3]

phillryu commented on 21 Dec 2005
Is anyone kinda turned off by the name? Sea monkey? In other words, possibly the greatest fraud in the history of childrens toys? How many kids (including me) excitedly waited for my glorious sea monkeys to arrive, and was terribly disappointed by its false claims? (Brine shrimp compared to the smiling, clothes wearing, volleyball playing creatures displayed on the box?)

Doesn't give me the best initial impression of the app itself!
[Version 1.0b]

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phillryu replied on 21 Dec 2005
I'd say it's relevant. I didn't review the software negatively for it, but the name is something that can be given feedback on. I really do believe that the name carries somewhat of a negative cannotation with anyone who had experience with sea monkeys. ;)

phillryu reviewed on 27 May 2004
This is a very nice screensaver, and shows a ton of promise. However, a few things:

First, it needs more fireworks. Right now, it is simply too repetitive to view the fireworks they include.

Second, performance is not great on an 800mhz G4 iMac with a GeForce2MX. It stutters.

Third, the fireworks going up and exploding look very good, but the way they fade does not feel right. I think the fade time needs to be longer.

Anyway, this shows some real promise!
[Version 2.1]


Phillryu reviewed on 18 Dec 2003
This is one of THE best mac games, ever. Once you figure out the special weapons, special tactics, playing online is so addictive, that you can be playing this for hours! But best of all, it's great fo a few quickiest too. I really wish this was more popular :( This is too underated, and EV: Nova a bit too overrated.
[Version 1.0.3]

Phillryu commented on 17 Dec 2003
I'm on a PC right now so I can't review this, but I'd just like to point out that yeah, Powerpoint has a lot more features than Keynote, but we all know that one is bloated, and the other is not. I'm not suggesting that this is bloated, just saying that a feature comparison chart isnt' all that matters.
[Version 1.1.1]


Phillryu reviewed on 24 Nov 2003
Powermetal is one of my favorite themes, definitely my favorite by Swiz. The theme is a rendition of the new aluminum used in the Powermacs and Powerbooks, and the look 'ported' to your desktop makes even my iBook look pro. The texture is perfect, and the lighted up blue widgets are professionally done, with a very 'x-serve' like look. One suggestion from myself is an option to switch to white lights, similar to the new G5's and powerbooks, perhaps through the system preferences Blue/Graphite option.

Like all of Swiz's themes, Powermetal comes loaded with extras, including several simplistic and g5 styled desktops and a safari toolbar replacement. For icons, I heartily recommend Iconfactory's TiSystem icon replacement set. It's light grey, bolted metal icons go quite well with this theme and Aluminum Alloy (another very different but great metal theme by Max Rudberg).

Powermetal is one of the most usable themes out there, and still manages to look very different from Aqua while it's at it. This is what brushed metal might become, if Apple bases it off their new metal products (just like Aqua was inspired by the iMacs I suspect).
[Version 10.3]

Phillryu commented on 24 Nov 2003
For those looking to completely remove brushed metal from the finder, even the borders, try this:
[Version 1.0]

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