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  • 5.0 stars

    "Support Developer, Butler Rocks!"

    April 8, 2004  |   By php_john

    Version: Butler 4.0b10

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    First of all, Butler is possible the most well-written and feature rich ( yes rich, not bloated ) software I have ever used ( I am also a small software developer and my jaw dropped when I saw Butler ). Butler lets you do anything and everything all under one interface. Before I get cut off, SUPPORT THIS GUY. I'm a poor student, but I donated the full amount, because I want more! Butler has already been updated 3 times since I downloaded, talk about responsiveness! Butler lets me place items on the menubar, in a docklet, a sub-menu, access through a global hotkey, launch via an abbrev ( like launchbar ), or hot corner. If I add a bookmark, a search service, an apple script or whatever, I can automatically access it all those ways too and customize, customize, customize to my hearts content. Butler replaced iKey, LaunchBar, iAddressX, and some other hacks I have done myself, while also adding new features ( like the pasteboards and search ) all under one beautiful easy to manage interface.

    Pay the guy , so we can get more!
    -John

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Darn"

    March 31, 2004  |   By No Silasthemac

    Version: Butler 4.0b8

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    The more I use this they more frustrated I get with how slow it is. Even if you have it not to display icons it take a decade to get the spinning ball to stop and then when it does god forbid you click on a menu you didn't want and have to wait another decade! Too bad I really do like all they features but I find myself now putting in all the programs I thought I could replace! :(

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  • 4.0 stars

    "why is this not blue?"

    March 31, 2004  |   By thestuntman

    Version: Butler 4.0b8

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    this is only one of the best donationware programs ever written and it doesn't come up featured on versiontracker? por quoi? it just blends in despite its magic! i paid the obscene price for launchbar, i contemplated the bloated copypaste... i even spend a half-second considering you control... and then word of mouth led me to butler. something that i would have never noticed here. make it blue!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "BEST UTILITY EVER"

    March 30, 2004  |   By php_john

    Version: Butler 4.0b8

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This program is indispensable. I am constantly downloading new utilities in an attempt to constantly improve my productivity on my computer ( and hey, it's fun ). I thought I had it all figured out: Xtunes for iTunes control, LaunchBar for a launcher, iKey for hot keys, and a few extra menu items ( for system preferences, etc ). However, Butler replaced them all for me. I can't believe I didn't know about this program, but its unlimited customization, full features, and great interface/look make it will worth the donation amount ( even though I'm a poor student I can't help but support this awesome software ).

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Brilliant"

    March 26, 2004  |   By stickman67

    Version: Butler 4.0b7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    It's all been said before. Great app, great features.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Wow!!"

    March 26, 2004  |   By No Silasthemac

    Version: Butler 4.0b7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is one unbelievable App! Your going to **** off a lot of one trick developers by making a such a great application that does so many things and better than the rest! Good bye launchbar (it was great until this came along) goodbye to copypaste and all the other menu apps I've tried IE. iKey, MaxMenu's the list goes on. Well done Sir!!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing."

    March 11, 2004  |   By johnlee

    Version: Butler 4.0b5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Simply stunning. Took a solid half-hour to customize it, but I'm becoming comfortable with it and would recommend that you try it out!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Rough as Patrick Stewart's head!"

    March 11, 2004  |   By terceiro--2008

    Version: Butler 4.0b5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Rough? Are you kidding me? I'm sorry, but Butler is freaking genius. I've not had any problems with it at all. Nada. Nil. Previously I had used both LaunchBar and this, simply because LB was faster. But lately it's been clearly fast enough. I still like the semi-transparent fade-away window that LB uses, but I like Butler's price.

    Add to that the fact that Butler includes multiple pasteboards (take that, You Software!) and system-wide iTunes controls (bah, Konfabulator!), and I can chuck almost all of my third-party system enhancements. I feel so young and carefree again!

    Seriously, it's not perfect, but it's fast, stable, and robust. I don't even use the searching or bookmark management. Bush? Kerry? Nader? I say, vote Butler 2004!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome"

    February 28, 2004  |   By Pedro88

    Version: Butler 4.0b2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    When I first tried this app, I was impressed by the versatility of its features. But only recently have I realized how indispensible Butler has become to my daily workflow - a hot key for this, a pop-up menu for that, etc. Once you have it configured to your liking, it just makes everything much more efficient. I have only 2 requests: 1) An option to change the transparency of the docklet; 2) A drag&drop feature for the pasteboard. Even without those options, Butler is still my fav. Sweet.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Whew!"

    February 24, 2004  |   By sherman1

    Version: Butler 4.0b2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This thing is so good it takes my brreath away. Kudos!!!

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