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  • 5.0 stars

    "After all those years ? still my most used utility."

    April 26, 2011  |   By bonobo

    Version: Butler 4.1.10

    Pros

    Easy to use, responsive developer, dirt cheap

    Cons

    Been a long hiatus, but-see bottom line summary!

    Summary

    After a long hiatus, Many Tricks is back on track-and updating Butler! Best news in a looooooong time!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "indispensable"

    November 11, 2010  |   By Chuckmeister

    Version: Butler 4.1.9

    Pros

    essential part of the operating system

    Cons

    none .

    Summary

    Use it every hour of every day.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great product. Well supported."

    June 5, 2010  |   By cfoster

    Version: Butler 4.1.8

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Thanks for the ongoing support of Butler 4 even with Butler 5 coming up. Looking forward to the fall!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Very very disappointed by the developer's subterfuge"

    May 27, 2010  |   By summerstormpictures

    Version: Butler 4.1.7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    It is sad when a developer chooses not to be up front and transparent about their software.

    Butler was one of my favorites and I always heartily recommended it among my list of the best of the best freeware out there.

    Sadly, it is apparent that I was wrong.

    Forgetting to update VersionTracker from freeware status to shareware is really not excusable. It is not something one just forgets to do. When one makes a conscious choice to change horses mid-race and switch to a revenue generating model, it simply is not possible to just forget.

    This is a deliberate omission in order to bait and switch. As a long-time loyal user who believed in this altruistic software, I am epically disappointed by this subterfuge.

    FYI, the old genuinely free version works absolutely perfectly fine. I suggest others continue to use it in the spirit it was originally developed.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent little tool"

    July 19, 2008  |   By pkiula

    Version: Butler 4.1.6

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Does what it says, very handily.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Indispensable"

    March 24, 2008  |   By jonathanmitchell_dotmac

    Version: Butler 4.1.5 Transient

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Wonderful range of features- excellent clipboard, Google in the menubar, better Spotlight searcher, all the features of FruitMenu or the old OS9 Apple menu, immediate access to email addresses, etc. Very easy to customize- all changes show up immediately.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Digital Meccano"

    February 6, 2008  |   By Nick Sloan

    Version: Butler 4.1.5 Transient

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Butler is a miracle of configurability. It can duplicate the varied functions of at least eight other best-of-class utilities, and do so elegantly and without compromise.

    It had been hovering around my consciousness for more than a year when I decided to spend a little time seeing whether it was really all that it was cracked up to be. Definitely, but it is only when you start fine-tuning and putting it to your own uses that you fully understand what it is capable of. It is like a digital Meccano set: it may not arrive in the form that quite suits you, but you can take it apart and reassembe it in infinite different ways. It would be a rare Mac user who could not somehow work more efficiently or pleasantly with Butler's help.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "god application"

    December 5, 2007  |   By Run Home Slow

    Version: Butler 4.1.4 Transient

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    was using MaxMenu till leopard... tried Butler... delete all thing except the menu bar shortcut... works well... IT'S FREE!! i'd like to see a preference for bigger icon and menu... it's good but i'd like it bigger a bit on my iMac G5/2.1 20inches kinda little bit too small... MaxMenu a pref for small, big, bigger....too big ;-) well, Butler is still on... nice FREE app. :-) good works.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A \"must-have\" app!"

    November 7, 2007  |   By darkmooncalling

    Version: Butler 4.1.3 Transient

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is my one absolute "must-have" for my Mac! I feel lost without it, so the Leopard update is very welcome!!!

    Excellent program.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome Work!"

    January 7, 2007  |   By astrochess

    Version: Butler 4.1.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've been using Butler for over a year now, and I am very impressed with it. This is the best piece of third-party freeware I've ever used, bar none. The interface is incredibly cohesive, intuitive, elegant, and Apple-like. Whenever I talk about Mac freeware, Butler is almost certain to be mentioned as the best of the best.

    But Butler isn't just a nice collection of eye candy. MacWorld gave it the rare five-mice rating because of its perfect combination of usefulness, ease of use, and versatility. Using multiple clipboards, controlling iTunes, replaying keystrokes, searching the net, and controlling the system can all be done with Butler via keyboard shortcut, hot corners, the menu bar, or the Butler docklet.

    I am using Butler on my PowerMac G5 dual 2Ghz with 10.3.9. So far, Butler has never stalled or crashed my system.

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