I'm "J5" on the chatroom...and THANKS for that quick voice reply during commercial break!
I'm just a regular faithful listener and have REALLY enjoyed your shows for many months!
And sorry, but since I wasn't sure which address was best/correct, I sent this to both addresses I found.
This time, I'm sending a bit more background about http://www.xyplorer.com/ and asking if you would consider trial-ing/reviewing/testing this shareware software utility so that others may know of its existence. It's a Windows Explorer replacement that I found about 18 months ago, and have found to be one of THE best supported programs in my 20+ years of using PC's! It's called XYplorer and is written by Donald Lessau from Germany.
It hasn't gathered very much mainstream press attention, and think it deserves some, or at least recognition on a major web site and/or podcasts, such as yours.
I have NO financial interest in this software whatsoever and have actually donated to the author full price even though he was willing to give me a free copy for my work in the support forum. Over time, I have become the second most frequent poster to the support forum, which I never intended originally, but just that I fell in LOVE with the product and the timeliness and atitude of the author. So much so that I've also created a blog to help support the product at http://xyplorer.blogspot.com . Another user has created a wiki for it: http://www.xyplorer.com/xywiki.php
Don has, on occasion, created a new beta version within hours of receiving a suggestion for improvement or enhancement, and rarely do bug fixes take more than a couple of days. As a former mainframe COBOL systems analyst/programmer, I saw that this was SO unusual in the industry, that I think his efforts need more exposure.
I realize that a formal review may take some time, and that you get hundreds/thousands of requests like this, but I think you should consider this product for your review. And yes, your review may likely not be 100% positive, which is a risk to be taken, but any exposure should offset that. I'm sure that once you see and use the product, you'll be impressed. Ok, so it's not a dual-pane setup, but has some unique features that outweigh that aspect, such as the Catalog.
It has been listed on Gizmo (Ian) Richards Tech Support Alert as one of the best utilities. An old version, which is freeware, still exists but doesn't have a lot of the newest features. New beta versions with new features, which are 99%+ rock-solid, are often available daily!
The original need I had that this program satisfied perfectly was to be able to easily locate and work with the subset of files that were modified within a selected time-of-day span, and not just by date, as Win Expl does.
Thanks for your time and hope to hear back from you about this!
Hi this is Mara. Leo has hired me to help answer his email.
thanks for the link. I'll pass it on to Leo.
I'll definitely download it and try it!
Yup! And thusly also on his website...which caused it to also appear in the "Info" notes for podcast on iTunes! So I can now maybe claim to have been on iItunes?panorama wrote:Hey, you even got your name mentioned on his podcast
Not a stupid question...as best I can describe it, it goes back to how it got started...see http://www.twit.tv/huh where the origins are traced back to a cable TV channel...and as Leo is involved with radio/tv/podcasts, having a ".TV" domain doesn't bother me...and Leo has a number of sites that are .COM also...admin wrote:Stupid question: the website is *.tv but I can only hear it, not see it. Uh... where's the movie?
Now THAT'S impressive! Getting him as a paid user! A nice side benefit...(I'd be curious to know if your sales totals see any significant changes in the next week or so, but timing with new pricing may offset it)...we might be able to use this podcast reference to gain some publicity with other media...I'm planning to send follow-ups to a couple of other folks referring to this.Great pick - I recommended it this week on Windows Weekly (and bought
a copy for myself, too!)
Thanks for the tip!
j_c_hallgren wrote:Just got an email from Leo about XY:Now THAT'S impressive! Getting him as a paid user! A nice side benefit...(I'd be curious to know if your sales totals see any significant changes in the next week or so, but timing with new pricing may offset it)...we might be able to use this podcast reference to gain some publicity with other media...I'm planning to send follow-ups to a couple of other folks referring to this.Great pick - I recommended it this week on Windows Weekly (and bought
a copy for myself, too!)
Thanks for the tip!
Yes, the basic price but not the full vers...I mentioned it only due to some entries on another forum where some potential users said they wouldn't buy under the new scheme.admin wrote:The new pricing may offset it? Hardly. The new price is lower than before:
Well, you could always highly encourage them to do some voluntary donations if they wish, right?admin wrote: The fact of being a "Lifetime License" did not get through to most of the customers the past years. I know that from the emails I'm getting. Many ask me for a new/upgrade license and I tell them "Hey, you got lifetime! No more pay!".
Sounds cool!j_c_hallgren wrote:On Sat Aug 16, after Leo did his radio show, he was taking questions from the IRC chat room and answering via video stream, so I asked if he was still using XY...he said yes...I asked if he'd updated recently and told him there had been numerous new features recently such as folder view settings...he said it'd been a while and that he'd check it out...I also told him "thanks again for the WW mention" on your behalf, which I'm sure you'd agree with.
Not to worry...what I actually said about FVS was "leo: there are some new features in XY that you may like, and more coming...customized views per folder is the one that's in process now."admin wrote:A little fast maybe with the folder view settings, since that's only beta yet.
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