Sparkwatson
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sparkwatson reviewed on 27 Aug 2006
This program is exactly what I needed.
I think Photo Reviewer and iPhoto Library ought to get together and sell as a bundle for those users who are constantly pushing the boundaries of iPhoto.

I've set it up so that when I plug my camera in, Photo Reviewer is the first to act.

I take on average 7-8 thousand photos a year. Previously this was quite a challenge for iPhoto -- now on a first pass I pare off about 50-60% of those with Photo Reviewer. It's fast, efficient and well thought-out for a first-react on photos.

It could be better, however. This is what I'd love from this tool.

1) a separate split-screen window of your Approved and Vetoed photos (small thumbnails) that accrues w/ each vote so you can see what you're doing. The ability to drag/drop between those screens would be uber cool.

2) an 'undo' function on votes. Would be much easier than going to find the photo you've just allotted to the trash pile (though this isn't too hard).

3) Statistics! I love knowing 1) how much space I'm saving w/ each veto 2) what number in any given role I've vetoed (percentages, etc)

4) Photo Reviewer has this cool feature where you can ' copy a thumbnail of a photo to the clipboard'. Great idea. However I'd like to see this taken farther with an 'email this photo' button. A lot of times I look at the photos in photo reviewer and then don't look at them again after they're imported into iphoto for a while (month? year?) and so I like to have impulse-reaction on photos.

5) Some handling of video files (taken w/ still camera) would be useful.

All in all, great software. Purchased this and iPhoto Library in a weekend and feel like I'm finally getting a handle on my iphoto library.
[Version 2.0]



burypromote

sparkwatson reviewed on 28 Feb 2006
I'm rating this 5 stars as it relates to the competition -- though it does have some issues. I would love to see more interest in this app.

Webranx is one of the only keyword trackers on the mac. Your only other option (that I know of) to track multiple search engines is Advanced Web Ranking -- a klutzy, interface-confused, but advanced, java app that starts at $59.

Webranx is free -- but I wish it were $15 to $20 and seeing very active development. It's a great app for the independent web developer. I use it to give keyword feedback to clients.

But we need
-fewer crashes
-exportable data (If I could supply my clients w/ an excel spreadsheet or just a nice graph, that'd be swell)
-the ability to update all keywords at once (many, many mouse clicks required in this app)
-the ability to add multiple keywords at once

It has lovely graphs, it's a beautiful interface, I love that it keeps a history, that you can add multiple sites, etc. If they keep at it, they've got this market on the mac.
[Version 1.1]



burypromote

sparkwatson reviewed on 29 Jan 2006
I have not yet bought, but am enjoying Yojimbo quite a lot. I've tried these types of applications before (stickybrain, etc), but though this has a few fewer features, it feels far more responsive and attuned to the way I work --

The upshot is that I keep opening it, and keep putting data into it, whereas I've thrown out the others because I get frustrated with them.
The F8 quick insert window is very handy, and the .Mac integration means my data is on all my machines. Very nice.


There are only two features that I currently wish were in this app:
Search summary: I wish that like stickybrain a portion of the contents of the search results were summarized showing you whats in each note.
Alarms: I'd like to set alarms on a few notes.

A few other suggestions -- integration with ical might be interesting. Also - I use ibiz as a freelancer to invoice/timetrack clients. If there were a way to tie this app into that it'd be a dream - so I guess that would be address book integration.

All in all, this feels like an app that'll make it into my dock, and a really solid product for a 1.0 version. Can't wait to see what 2.0 is like.
[Version 1.0]



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