I still don't quite get what it's for...
It just looks like shortcuts to directories to me -- with files ordered with most recent on top. I thought most windowing systems allowed that now?
Also, how do you shear a dragon?
Those of you who reckon Windows is a pain in the arse will enjoy this confirmation of the fact from Dragonshorn Studios: Well, we reckon Dragonshorn might want to rethink that name. Chalfonts for Windows? Works for us. ®
"Those of you who reckon Windows is a pain in the arse"
Anyone who doesn't probably hasn't got the ability to read, so they won't be on El Reg.
Of course, it's possible (but unlikely) that they just might not have used a different operating system before and don't know any better...
What - another indexing service that just points to recently modified files?
Isn't that a bit like using Windows search with 'recently updated' selected?
Can't I just leave the search results open and hit F5 now and then?
Don't I have two or three efficient downloadres already in F/Fox?
Have I missed something?
OS user..."this is a blatant ripoff of xxx in OS yyy"
Other OS user..."no, this is a blatant ripoff of xxx in OS yyy"
Older OS user..."this is actually a blatant ripoff of xxx in OS zzz"
Ancient OS user..."you're all wrong, this is actually a blatant ripoff of xxx in OS xyz"
Er... but then so is the product by the looks of it. Are they really trying to suggest that the half a second or so involved in getting to a folder that you don't have open is such a productivity killer, and requires you to spend ten minutes or so setting something up that supposedly makes it easier?
But yeah, cue the 'Does navigating to you folders leave you feeling like you're sitting on a cold floor? Get Piles!' jokes.
"Are they really trying to suggest that the half a second or so involved in getting to a folder that you don't have open is such a productivity killer"
You clearly haven't looked at how MS Office is always being sold to management. "Saving xx seconds a day amounts to xx days per annum and thus our software is effectively free" - neatly omitting as usual that having to hunt for where the w*nkers put the functions this time means you lose more time than you will ever gain. IMHO, that's the best argument ever to install OpenOffice - it changes less per version because there's no marketeer trying to justify a new version.
On that topic: every new version of Windows and MS Office means learning a new interface. If you'd invested that time in switching to Linux or OSX you *would* have saved in productivity because of less downtime. But hey, that would be smart..
Hmmm. I can't help but call pedantic grammar nazi alert on the captions using:
"to quickly open"
I can't help thinking that Dragon's horn probably isn't the best treatment for the old Chalfont St Gemmeroids.
But hey its a Friday. Can I select the beer icon also?
The poor guy was trying to sell a physical access security system to us back in the mainframe days. Unfortunately all though his presentation he kept referring to it as "the latest in rectal recognition technology". He never realised his mistake - even when we asked him if it was only suitable for brown eyes.....
Not only is he running his demo in a directory with most likely downloaded videos present, but he tries to cover it up, somewhat pointedly, with YouTube annotation boxes. Switch to 720p and annotations off, and his hentai animé fettish is all crystal clear...
KissxSis - 09 / Kaichou wa Maid-sama 09 / KissxSis - 08 Uncensored / KissxSis - 07 / Transformers.Revenge.of.the.Fallen.DVDRip
I suspect my wife woudl like this. Once she downloads something she doesn't always remember where it's gone, so the ability to find it quickly in an application menu just afterwards *would* be useful to her. (Apparently not everyone keeps a mental image of a directory hierarchy - shocking I know, but true).
As for the name - well, it's got it some publicity at least.
This would be even more useless on an XP box. How hard is it to change the DL location in Firefox?!
Notice also that they've got the Firefox download manager set to auto close LOL, of course you can't see what you've downloaded that way!
Better yet, just use a version of windows that doesn't take 6 extra steps to get *anything* done.
Oh and yet *another* useless search indexer to help your quad core 3ghz machine run like an old 486.
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