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rcn reviewed on 05 May 2008
Perhaps the best designed Mac application there is. It's a shame that more people aren't aware of BibDesk and end up buying one of the competitors instead. BibDesk makes managing large collections of pdfs easy, and you don't need to know anything about bibtex to use it.

In fact, one of the best things about BibDesk is how well it integrates with Skim, the pdf reader/annotation app. Manage your database with BibDesk, double click on a pdf to open it with Skim, do all your highlighting and note taking, and when you go back to BibDesk your highlights and notes are waiting there as searchable text! In fact, it is simple to search across the entire text of a large library - searching both the text of the pdfs and your own notes.

The screenshot (maybe it is time for a new one?) really doesn't begin to show you how well this program is designed or all of the features (including integration with a number of online databases). If you're looking for anything near the bibliography/note taking realm, I strongly suggest you give BibDesk a try.
[Version 1.3.16]


rcn reviewed on 07 Dec 2007
I just used TimeLog 3 for two days of work. It just crashed and, upon reopening, none of my timed work remained. I just lost two days of documentation of my work and will have to guess at my time spent.

There is no 'Save' feature so data should have been saved automatically.

I might try TimeLog 4 when I upgrade to Leopard, but won't touch TimeLog 3 again and am looking elsewhere.
[Version 4.0.1]

rcn commented on 27 Oct 2007
Why, oh why does Shredder still only allow you to have one game open at a time? I would love this program if I could have multiple windows for annotation and comparison purposes. I really wish there was a full powered database/annotation program available for the Mac. I really don't like having to run Chessbase via Fusion.
[Version 3.0]

rcn had trouble on 28 Aug 2008
Constant 10 to 15% CPU usage when it is just sitting there, waiting. And more than 54mb of RAM. Comparably, Awaken shows basically 0% CPU usage and 43mb of RAM.

I would love a good alarm/reminder program (capable of alerting with Growl notifications), but it needs to quietly sit in the background when not in use. A big plus too if it could remove the icon from the dock.
[Version 8.4.7]

rcn had trouble on 29 Dec 2007
Doesn't seem to yet support Firefox 3. Freezes when trying to import from it.
[Version 1.3.1]

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