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wizbang_fl reviewed on 13 Apr 2014
Folx is put out by Elmedia and as a free version worked well. I saw there was a pro version so started looking at their website where they touted that it was now available on the Mac App Store but on the App Store it's marketed as Folx Go+ instead of Folx 3 Pro. So it must be the most updated version since they were promoting it on their site? Nope, doesn't appear so. It seems to be a simplified version of what Folx 3 pro is or was but there is no way to figure it out on the company website. Even in the help page for Folx Go+ it takes the user to Folx 3. Not too pleased at this point, bought a version when I had the apparently better version as a free version.

Overall Folx 3 free works decently, and limited to 2 downloads allows it to not overload your internet connection. It also will store user id and password. However, the user id and password doesn't appears to be stored "site specific" so you have to manage your downloads from one site and then change the default user id and password before starting to download from a different site (or make the user id and password the same which isn't a good habit)

Besides the mixed message of marketing the other issue is the plugin activation process. It took 2 or 3 attempts to install plugins to get them to work and link properly to Folx. Occasionally it still doesn't catch the download and it's managed by the browser instead of the app itself. If a download fails don't spend time trying to get the first download temp file (with .folx extension) to complete the download. If the download fails it's almost always necessary to start over at the site and recreate the download task.

Also (unfortunately) all .folx files are not compatible with each other. I had started downloading some files under folx3 and when I bought the Folx Go+ version which uses the same file extn it isn't able to complete the process started by the other program.

The disparity seems to be the developer hasn't figured out how they are going to manage 4 versions of the same program. (2 free and 2 paid versions) resulting in issues with plugins, marketing, self help materials, and file compatibility. Hopefully, they can resolve the issues and get back on track.
[Version 3.0]



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wizbang_fl reviewed on 01 Feb 2014
Chrome and Google Apps in general started to go very wrong in Mountain Lion but initially in small ways that you didn't notice unless you were trying to identify a issue. Now those small issues have made small hiccups longer and longer freezes. If you have been using Chrome for a while the uninstaller won't fully remove all of the bits from all the areas that Google installs pieces of itself in. My experience was that the huge issue isn't in the apps themselves, but in the updating software google packages with Chrome (or other Google apps) which will keep trying to "hammer away" to update when the updater is trying to use an out of date process request. "keystone" and now "ksfetch" were my two largest headaches, causing random freezing of the screen or full blown kernel panic. Wish they would get it together, but it seems the larger they have become the less organized & caring they are.
[Version 32.0.1700.102]



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wizbang_fl commented on 15 Jan 2012
Just like sjk I got the "there are no drivers available for your model" This was after downloading the printer drivers first! I ended up having to clear my browser history and reload the page and on the 3rd reload it "magically" found them again.

That said, I also have had problems getting the MF4350d to work wirelessly. I finally got a long USB cable and shared the printer on one of my desktops so the rest of the rooms have access.
[Version 2.7]



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