Shawn Brixey
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shawnb reviewed on 01 Aug 2009
I've been using this little pref pane utility on my macs for a long time now and I don't see why everyone gives it such a hard time. It works great and is mondo fast and easy to use

Yes I know it only takes 2 lines in terminal to do the same thing. But when you are in a hurry and don't keep the EXACT terminal commands memorized all the time, and have to go to a mac help site and look them back up everytime. With this it is MUCH faster to just click on Settings and then the Screentshots item and change them with your mouse and BOOM your done!

Also complaining about giving a developer a lousy $2 for something that can be done for free just doesn't make much sense to me. I just timed it and it took 3 minutes to do it the terminal way and 15 seconds to do it the Screenshots Preference Pane way. I know what my time is worth on a busy day. How about you?
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shawnb commented on 15 Dec 2008
Mail Factory was great and getting better all the time. I had even asked the developer to move the 'Print Multiple Designs' feature from their Business Card Composer product over to this software so that I could print several different styles of mailing labels on one sheet. Like Christmas, Halloween, 4th of July all with my same return address, etc. on one single sheet of labels and that way I wouldn't have the wasted labels I do now.

BUT... Then they released this crap (Labels & Addresses) which actually REMOVES functionality that I previously was using in Mail Factory. WTF?!?

AND get this! Now they want me to PAY them $25 to UPGRADE to this inferior software after already plunking down $80 for their Prinfolio Suite?!?

NO, I don't think so! And I will start looking for another product and publisher that actually listens to their customers, not ignores them regarding added functionality for their products.

It's too bad really, I was very fond of their products and company until this. I still like their CD Labeling and Business Card Creator products.
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shawnb commented on 21 Sep 2008
Well I couldn't pay him for this so I registered his Screen Recycler software instead (which I don't use). Yes it's that good! Thanks and keep up the good work!
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shawnb commented on 06 Feb 2007
I like this widget. The little DVD spin at startup is a nice touch. It also seems to have some nice features. I like the DVD cover art as well.

A couple of things I would like to see added:

Add more review sites like IMDB as well as Amazon.

I am sure you are using Amazon's click through feature so that you get commissions to help pay for the widget and that is great but I like one button add to my Netflix Queue which only a site like IMDB.com offers. Plus I trust the reviews at IMDB more than Amazon's reviews.

I'd like to click on the title in your widget, be taken to IMDB.com for the review of the movie, peruse the review and click the big red NETFLIX button if I like it well enough to add to my Queue.

Also offering the ability to choose your sort order would be nice. Sort by release date, alphabetical, or movie rating would be nice as well.

All in all though still a very nice dashboard widget and a welcome addition to my dashboard.

-Shawn
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shawnb replied on 06 Feb 2007
Ok please forgive my idiocy above and replace all occurances of IMDB.com with movies.yahoo.com.

I think I must have just been looking at a review at IMDB.com when I wrote the comments in my previous posting. I actually meant to say add Yahoo Movie Reviews at movies.yahoo.com as an option instead of just the amazon reviews as I like them better. IMDB reviews would be great as well, but would still not give me the big red rent from Netflix button I am looking for.

Thanks!

-Shawn
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