Rob Schumann
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Roblgs commented on 01 Sep 2012
The developer link above is no longer valid. The correct link to the app on the developers site is http://www.heliconsoft.com/heliconfocus.html
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Roblgs commented on 02 Sep 2011
Just a comment. The listed developer (AceTools) now has no mention of this product whatsoever on their website.

Either the developer has changed and it's not yet reflected here, or anywhere else (including Google), or as expressed in three year old comments below, there's something odd going on here.

I'm therefore faced with a product updated by goodness knows who, with an apparent $30 pricetag that would allow me to view (monitor) pagerank for 20 domains.

I don't think so! At least, not without vastly more information.
[Version 1.8.0]



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Roblgs commented on 19 Jul 2011
Seriously, the upgrade price being 80% of full purchase price!! What is BareBones thinking. A loyal user of 15 years or so, I'll be staying with 9.x I think.
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Roblgs commented on 24 May 2011
Seriously, where on earth is this ‘update’?

It seems only to be listed here. Nothing in steam, nothing on the linked developer’s page... nowhere to be seen.

How are we supposed to update if said update cannot be found.

I’m assuming that it should eventually show-up in steam, but that means dealing with that sorry excuse for an interface that seems to bring all the joys of PC ‘usability’ to the Mac.
[Version 1.0.1.275a]


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Roblgs replied on 26 May 2011
Misha,
Thanks, but I looked in steam and couldn’t find anything, hence my comment above.

If it’s there then it’s far from obvious. Even checking the updates area there was _nothing_ recently announced for the Mac. So where on earth is it?
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Roblgs replied on 26 May 2011
Just checked the steam app again. There is NO Mac update at all posted in steam. The last update news I find dates from end of April and states very clearly ‘PC Update Released’.

So, again, where is this mysterious Mac update supposedly dated 23rd May to be found?

Further, in the library section with civ5 selected the 3 recent news items relate to CivVille, a Podcast and a pre-announcement of a pending patch that will add a hotseat mode. Nothing about a ‘latest update’, and nothing dated more recently than 17 May. None of these three items are an update.

in-game (i.e. with it actually running), there is no update option I can find, there is no update listed anywhere, yet the date shown here is some 10 days after I made the original download. Nor can I find any means of checking the actual version/build number I have installed.
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Roblgs reviewed on 02 Jan 2011
Like TheBrix2008 I am a long time Mailsmith user (since v1.0) looking for something to handle IMAP.

I've tried Mail.app and even with a few plugins to make message management easier, I find the filtering there basic at best, with no real ability to create complex conditional Rules without having to either compromise or on occasion abandon the attempt. I've also suffered from the multiple duplicates issue and, benefits of plugins like MailTags and Mail-Act-On aside, I just never got comfortable with the app.

I then found by accident MailMate, felt immediately at home with its much more capable filtering system that can be directed at any folder, not just the inbox, and the ability to construct complex any/all rules that can be nested multiple levels deep. Similar comment can be made with regard to search, and in general it just feels significantly faster than Mail.app

This ability and the lack of visual clutter meant I felt generally at home very quickly, so much so that within a couple of days of trying MailMate I happily purchased a license and have been using it operationally ever since.

Adjusting from Mailsmith's exclusively POP3 email experience to one that is now exclusively IMAP has taken some adjustment, but it's a change that has been made considerably easier by Benny, the developer, whose support I cannot praise highly enough.

Throughout Benny has been very open to questions and suggestions alike, with responses typically within hours (mostly down to timezone differences), even over the festive season when you might reasonably expect response times to be of the order of days.

No affiliation, just a happy customer and investor in MailMate's future!

Hats off. Great app, even in beta form. Fantastic developer.
[Version 0.9.8]


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Roblgs replied on 24 Feb 2011
Thanks Penguirl for the suggestions. As you say though at the end, it adds to the effort, and I would rely upon third-party add-ons to resolve problems that shouldn't be there in the first place... To say nothing of Mail.app's inadequate filtering abilities.

MailMate too has things missing, a couple of them were fixed in the 1.0.1 update (spamsieve and reply to all). Benny is a very responsive developer, very amenable to suggestions for improvement, and it's moving in the right direction.

Unless Apple come up with a seriously compelling upgrade to Mail, I really don't see myself going back to it.
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Roblgs commented on 21 Oct 2010
While the software is certainly useful while it works, the company behind it has a deplorable attitude towards its customers when called on its less than clear business practices.

Have since moved on to using SERank (http://ragesw.com) and more recently MarketSamurai (http://www.marketsamurai.com/), the latter requiring Adobe AIR on which to run, but a fine tool nonetheless, backed up in both cases by vastly superior company attitudes toward their users.
[Version 4.17.3]



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Roblgs commented on 27 Sep 2010
This is a new app, just being introduced by app4mac now... How on earth can it be 'discontinued'? I suspect that remark at top of the page in red here on MU relates to the previous product mentioned below.
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