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samadore commented on 02 May 2009
Gallery Designer was sold to Quatre Group Software on November 27, 2008 by Koingo. It was not sold to BKeeney Software as indicated on this page. Font Pilot, Font Sheriff, and Slideshow Magic (all former Koingo products) were sold to BKeeney Software on Nov.26/08.
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samadore reviewed on 11 Jan 2009
Hype is an amazing thing and if you can get the media onboard a true feeding frenzy can result. Now don't get me wrong. Media darling Dropbox is fine and yes the 1st 2GB are free, but SugarSync offers a MUCH broader suite of features while including Dropbox's syncing of one folder in it's Magic Briefcase feature. With SugarSync you don't have to download a file, edit it locally, and then re-upload it manually to your personal website. SugarSync lets you work with your files cross platform on remote computers as if you were on your own desktop. Also keeps last 5 versions of the files you've chosen to sync (which don't all have to put in a special folder 1st, but just selected for syncing from where they reside). Synchronization speed is very quick. There's a very generous 45 day, 10 GB free trial and then plans start at 10GB for only $2.49/month - well worth it for this mature and evolving feature set in my view. And their support is prompt and very helpful including follow up phone calls if necessary! Just so this isn't a complete rave, the SugarSync Manager window doesn't remember resizing its panes between start ups of SugarSync.
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samadore replied on 24 Jan 2009
I was expecting some blowback from Dropbox fanboys, but PLEASE people read what's written. I don't "seriously distort(s) the way Dropbox works". I simply comment on my experience with how SugarSync functions. In fact, I state "Dropbox is fine". I would agree that everyone should compare the two products for themselves and choose what's best for your circumstances.
If posting a review/comment on both product pages to which it pertains somehow breaches this forum's etiquette, I would ask the MacUpdate administrators to please inform me and I won't do it again.
I can't comprehend the criticism of posting to the two product pages. Why does one have to imply nefarious intentions just because a post offers a positive view of one of Dropbox's competitors? I see no reason to arbitrarily distrust this review more than any of the thousands of others on this site. Again, I'm reporting my experience with the product and would encourage others to experience it for themselves and come to their own conclusions.
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samadore commented on 11 Jan 2009
Hype is an amazing thing and if you can get the media onboard a true feeding frenzy can result. Now don't get me wrong. Dropbox is fine and yes the 1st 2GB are free, but SugarSync offers a MUCH broader suite of features while including DropBox's syncing of one folder in it's Magic Briefcase feature. With SugarSync you don't have to download a file, edit it locally, and then re-upload it manually to your personal website. SugarSync lets you work with your files cross platform on remote computers as if you were on your own desktop. Also keeps last 5 versions of the files you've chosen to sync (which don't all have to put in a special folder 1st, but just selected for syncing from where they reside). Synchronization speed is very quick. There's a very generous 45 day, 10 GB free trial and then plans start at 10GB for only $2.49/month - well worth it for this mature and evolving feature set in my view. Their support is prompt and very helpful including follow up phone calls if necessary! Just so this isn't a complete rave, the SugarSync Manager window doesn't remember resizing its panes between start ups of SugarSync.
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samadore replied on 15 Jan 2009
Actually no, I'm not affiliated with SugarSync except as a customer and I never said Dropbox didn't work.
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samadore replied on 18 Jan 2009
I haven't experienced anything like the slowness/unreliability on my system/connection that you report encountering on yours (45 minutes!?). Anyway, I didn't post to slam Dropbox or convert those who are happy with it. If your satisfied - great. Just wanted to let those who are still 'shopping' know that there are very good (in my opinion) alternatives available that just haven't achieved the 'meme' status that Dropbox has.
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samadore reviewed on 07 Nov 2008
Uninstaller is the ONLY stable (am keeping my eye on CleanApp) app uninstaller that lets you ensure you see EVERYTHING that an application installation puts on your hard drive. Trust me. Use this, see the items it shows you were just installed by an app and you'll realize that all the other purported 'app cleaners' do nothing but drag the app from your application folder and maybe find the odd ~/Library/Preference file and on a really good day a User cache file. It's interesting and useful to see the plethora of files (and where they go) some of these application installations scatter all over our hard drives. Can also be used as a re-installer and has uses beyond simple application file management.
Plus you get to try the other products in the MacMagna stable.
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samadore commented on 30 Jun 2008
FinderPop anyone?
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