Mark Stoneman
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Stoneman reviewed on 22 Apr 2014
I like this app and Dropbox's service for a few reasons: (1) easy backups, (2) easy file sharing, and (3) the paid version keeps track of older versions of my files.

In the case of any data I think is too sensitive for this service, I put it on a highly encrypted disk image first. That seems to do the trick---at least as anything can if one wants to use a cloud service.

The politics of its board members? I'm not sure that belongs here. Indeed, I wonder if MacUpdate shouldn't be moderating these forums a bit. Seems to me that if one is outraged and is dropping a service, contacting Dropbox directly would make more sense. And if one wants to broadcast such disapproval, Dropbox can also be reached via Twitter and Facebook, along with many other people. But here? This only reduces the utility of Macupdate.
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Stoneman replied on 22 Apr 2014
I should also mention: easy syncing among Macs and iDevices.
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Stoneman replied on 23 Apr 2014
@Misha: Thing is, people aren't just commenting on ownership and personnel issues, they're rating apps on that basis. Right or wrong, it certainly reduces the utility of this site for me personally.
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Stoneman reviewed on 13 Apr 2014
This has been around for years, and the developer keeps updating it, not only for features, but also the database itself. I turned to this over 10 years ago after I saw EndNote charge for upgrades that fixed year-old bugs and introduced new bugs.

This handles in-text citations, endnotes, and footnotes. It can help manage your PDFs and notes too.

I was less sure about the app once the iPad came along, but the developer offers a great and affordable iPad client too.

BTW, the developer answers his email.
[Version 12.1.2]



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Stoneman reviewed on 13 Apr 2014
Not the prettiest app in the world, but it works---year after year after year. And the developer was kind enough to make it play nicely with Dropbox, when that came along, without charging more money.

It was this reliability over so many years and changes in the Mac OS that led me to get it for my iPhone and iPad. That version works great too.

Just make sure you close the app (or set it to close automatically) so that you don't end up with conflicting files. But if you do, no worries. Passwordwallet saves both.
[Version 4.7.4]



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Stoneman commented on 14 Feb 2014
I bought Mori from this developer in the previous decade. And then he dropped it. Sold it and it died. Now he's dropped his iOS support, while he heads off on this venture. And he's charging a hefty fee for something in its beginning phases.

I wouldn't mind trying this out and maybe adapting my workflow to it, but the developer's lack of reliability makes me skeptical. He needs to lower his prices and increase his profits through volume. And he needs to rebuild trust with those many of thus who are skeptical about his willingness to stick to an app---and his ability to do it all by himself.
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Stoneman replied on 14 Feb 2014
["thus" should read "us"]
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Stoneman commented on 23 Feb 2013
I used to use this app all the time. I still love it, but can't do as much with it because of the limited options on the iOS counterpart to this app. If I were only working on a Mac all day, this would be perfect, but the need to do things on my iPhone and iPad mean that I have to settle for Evernote.
[Version 5.1.2]



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Stoneman reviewed on 25 Sep 2012
If you want a desktop app that works well with SimpleNote, this is one worth trying. You can download a trial or try the free version on Apple's App Store before you commit.
[Version 1.2]



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Stoneman reviewed on 09 Aug 2012
I really liked Things with the current feature set in the beta set, but a little while ago, I began to miss some of Remember the Milk's customization and search features, so I went back to that. Still, the syncing of Things is rock solid, and the app is both useful and easy to use. If you are unfamiliar with it, you should certainly give it a spin for long enough to see if it works for you.
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Stoneman replied on 09 Aug 2012
I meant, "in the beta version". (Gotta love the inability to do a quick edit on this site.)
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Stoneman reviewed on 03 Aug 2012
Best, most reliable software of its kind, and it has been consistently upgraded and updated across all the various OS X iterations. This and DiskWarrior are two pieces of software that I would not want to live without. I don't need to use them that often (outside of updating a bootable disk), but my data would be much less safe without them.

Sure, a certain amount of data protection is offered by services like Dropbox these days. If my computer dies, I still have things there. But there are some kinds of data that I prefer to store only locally. And I can't afford to store a whole bunch of media in the cloud.
[Version 3.5.1]



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Stoneman commented on 14 Sep 2011
Looks interesting, but I won't buy a writing app if I can't see how well I work with it first. I don't blame developers for wanting to sell through the Apple Store, but they should still offer trial versions for 30 days to give potential users a chance to like them.
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Stoneman commented on 14 Sep 2011
Writing is too individual an experience to expect users to buy an app without being able to try it first. If this had a trial period, I'd give it a go. But I don't see the point without.
[Version 1.1.2]



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