Make improvements for OS X so you can work better.
The idea is cool, to fix annoying OSX quirks. But you need more features to justify the price. For example here is a free Github page with many, many settings to make OSX more productive: https://github.com/mathiasbynens....Pros:
- Well presented, good marketing material and landing pageCons:
- Way to expensive for what it does. Would expect many options and settings for this price
Being a power user and knowing these things are just settings that people are not usually aware of (or maybe not easily available and require some terminal-fu), 10 USD feels a little expensive for things that you can easily do for free. Maybe add options enough to justify the price tag but, for what it offers today, 10 is a little too much.Pros:
Nice interface, straight to the pointCons:
Too expensive for what it does. More options maybe would justify the price tag.
The only way I can answer the question "Which problem does this app solve" in a meaningful way, is in relation to its author, that is: "It helps paying my rent".Pros:
Offers users one more reason to purchase a license of Mac Bartender.Cons:
More wasted screen real estate in your menubar. Does really nothing you can't already do conveniently. You'll look dumb in your screenshots.
Been using the app as a beta tester, you soon forget about it but then realize you are less annoyed by the small little things like iTunes or the update notifications. Also i hide very often my desktop icon to make some quick nice screenshotPros:
The small little tweaks remove a lot of frustration and i'm hiding my desktop icon quite oftenCons:
You still need to update macOS sometimes though
JakeWesorick said it first. All three benefits from the software can be googled and solved within existing hardware or device preferences. Why spend $10 to save yourself 10 min?
Learn to do these things yourself and you'll better acquaint yourself with your Mac.
And of course Mac OS X Mojave will be here in a few months. Learn to DIY and you won't be at a loss if the author/developer stops supporting the software.
Makes it easy for people to get rid of annoyances with one easy app.Cons:
Way overpriced for what it does. Especially when everything mentioned can be done in hardware/device preferences.
This is another iteration of adding preferences that Apple does not reveal in the GUI: TinkerTool, Onyx, Secrets, MacPilot and dozens more have all tried to do this: bring back choice to the user.
It’s graphically simple, maybe my parents could understand it. But there are not enough options to justify the cost.Pros:
Reduces annoyances, simple interfaceCons:
Brings nothing new to the table
The biggest change by far that I needed was a change of location for screenshots. A two and half minute Youtube video provided the answer. All the setting changes offered are quick and easy to changes to make. There's no way it's worth this price when the answers to so few changes are so easily found for free.Pros:
Useful, makes it easy to adjust some settingsCons:
• OSX updates: Not being aware of them will make you vulnerable to exploits and crashes. If you want to skip an update, just click the notification, then close the app store after it opens.
• iTunes/iPhone: Change this yourself by opening iTunes, from menu select preferences, under device tab check the box for "prevent ... syncing automatically". This is what MOSX does, but be aware that not syncing your device might have unexpected consequences.
• Screenshots: Change this yourself by opening Terminal and typing:
'defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop && \
(without single-quotes & change ~/Desktop to desired location).
Then type :
'defaults write com.apple.screencapture type -string "jpg"'
(without single quotes)Pros:
Does what it says it will doCons:
encourages dangerous practices, less featured and more expensive than similar products, referencing MAGA is gross