Sweetblue
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Sweetblue reviewed on 02 Aug 2011
An already wonderful program soars to new heights with Lion's fullscreen option.
[Version 2.1]




Sweetblue rated on 02 Jan 2011
[Version 9.0.10]




Sweetblue rated on 02 Jan 2011
[Version 58]



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+2

Sweetblue reviewed on 03 Aug 2010
Hands-down the worst software / interface on my Mac. Absolutely horrid with little-to-no redeeming qualities. May sound like hyperbole, but this web-app renders an otherwise nice, ergonomically friendly remote a searing pain in the a** to program.
[Version 7.7.0]



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Sweetblue reviewed on 12 Jan 2010
Really like this application; so simple, clean and efficient with minimal fuss. Works nicely w/ Snow Leopard.

Only feature request I have is a "Check for updates" menu bar item.
[Version 2.3]



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+5

sweetblue reviewed on 07 Apr 2009
iClip 4 was billed and pushed two years ago as a very progressive, innovative piece of software with a first-rate GUI. That was two years ago. And Computer Years are like Double-Dog Years. Just as a bench mark, the last update to this program was the same month as Steve Jobs' iPhone keynote address. Moreover, like all X.0 software I've ever encountered, iClip 4 possessed several bugs in need of attention. Waaaay back then.

In the two years since -- NOTHING. Not even a minor tweak to fix even one bug. Zero. Zilch. Nathan. Not even the theme to THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. Silencio.

Part of investing in a piece of software is investing in the DEVELOPMENT of the software. Software is not a static product; it's an evolving, fluid product. Apple and Adobe are leading examples: minor updates fix bugs, implement improved functionality and often simply keep the software fresh. Major updates cost money, justified ostensibly because a) it's the next-best thing and b) the customer trusts the software company to keep the software in repair.

Thus, aside from iClip 4's issues with loading slowly, copying slowly, pasting slowly, etc., it's fallen woefully behind the very platform it's supposed to compliment. A little OSX update known as LEOPARD since implemented a nifty desktop management feature called Spaces. Guess what -- old man river iClip 4 doesn't work with Spaces. How could it? Its Developer(s) left the building with Elvis. Seriously, the developer even lists part of "new features" as being a Universal Binary. That's like rocking your 3rd Grade Class Photo as your profile pic on FaceBook.

I understand the fact that people "move on" in life; perhaps the developer(s) bounced to Bali and mix Mai Tais for a living now. Maybe they're supercool CIA ops. Whatever their new bag, the moral (yeah, I said it) thing to do is --

Stop charging for a product that you are no longer maintaining. Because buying software ain't like buying a cheeseburger.
[Version 4.0]


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sweetblue replied on 18 Apr 2009
@CSABORIO,

Thanks for the thanks. Now let's just hope that the developer, by some miracle, grows ears.
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sweetblue commented on 18 Jul 2008
With the new MobileMe, I needed to delete my .Mac account on FileChute and then re-create it, but after that, it worked fine. Would be nice to see MobileMe reflected in the nomenclature; hopefully we'll see an update soon.
[Version 3.0.5]


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sweetblue replied on 18 Jul 2008
Ask and ye shall receive! Less than a day after my comment, a new update!! Thank you!
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sweetblue reviewed on 12 Jul 2007
For those of you with a .Mac account, take it from me, I never felt like I was quite getting my money out of it until I bought FileChute. Now I upload stuff all the time and imbed the hyperlinks in an email; all the recipient has to do is single click and the file "automagically" starts downloading onto their desktop. Nice.

Also, now that I have an iPhone, after I upload an important, huge file (or series of files), I imbed the link FileChute gives me into a bare, draft email, save it in my "Drafts" folder (IMAP, not POP), then call it up whenever I'm on the go and need to send to someone right away. Double nice.

My one wish, and the reason I can't rate it at a full 5-stars (I'd give it 4.5 if I could), is that one could pause uploads and return to finish them later; would be particularly useful to those of us who use laptops as a primary computer. Hopefully this is in the cards for a future version. Until then, it's still a beauty. Highly recommended.
[Version 2.7]



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+1

sweetblue reviewed on 01 Jun 2007
Worked where Stuffit didn't. Simple as that.
[Version 0.8.5b3]



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sweetblue reviewed on 18 May 2007
Re: El-Cravito's review/comment -- Pando does NOT do the "same thing" as this app -- it does similar things, but the beauty of FileChute is drag and drop simplicity for posting huge files to one's .Mac account. Pando's "free" service contains ad-ware and has a term limit on how long files can stay on the server. I rarely purchase shareware, but FileChute is worth the money IMHO.
[Version 2.6.5]



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