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    "Very very disappointed by the developer's subterfuge"

    May 27, 2010  |   By summerstormpictures

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    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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