VersionTracker for Mac

VersionTracker for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    12,324
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 27, 2003
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    0
  • Platform:
    Mac

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3 stars

"poor service/support"

November 12, 2003  |  By sjk

 |  Version: VersionTracker 6.5b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been unable to access/edit my VT preferences for over *six* months. Last contact I had with support staff about it was over two months ago and more recent e-mail I sent last week remains unanswered. As a paying customer I don't think it's too much to ask for, minimally, more timely acknowledgments about a significant account-crippling problem.

This long unresolved issue and lack of communication about it is the most disappointing support service I remember having with any company for quite awhile and enough to prompt me to write publicly about it, something I've never done before, especially since I haven't seen any improvement since the original correspondence.

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1 stars

"Ugly as Sin"

October 13, 2003  |  By WhiteDog

 |  Version: VersionTracker 6.5b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It still works only with very small text. Any increase (for readability) and the page goes all to hell - buttons, tabs and headers. The current (non-bata) version looks and works fine. I don't understand why they want to wreck it. Have they never heard the axiom, if it ain't broke, don't fix it? If they want to make changes "under the hood," fine. But the page display and design problems are deal breakers for me. I will not renew my Pro subscription if they implement the beta in its present form. It fails basic usability standards - it's virtually (literally) unusable.

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1 stars

"display problem in IE"

October 08, 2003  |  By phthisis

 |  Version: VersionTracker 6.5b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have the newest beta Version Tracker (just downloaded), and note a display problem in the "download now" and "subscriber's" sections.

Only one word shown per line, with incomplete display of the paragraph. Scrolling into and out of the section causes a variable display.

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5 stars

"Simple is better"

October 07, 2003  |  By jrmanns

 |  Version: VersionTracker 6.5b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Cleaner look, it's better as far as I'm concerned. The real change is the search... star ratings rule!

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5 stars

"VersionTracker"

October 07, 2003  |  By jareddigby

 |  Version: VersionTracker 6.5b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
VT needs a upgrade!!!

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3 stars

"no."

October 07, 2003  |  By TripMitch

 |  Version: VersionTracker 6.5b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
this is nothing revolutionary, and it is actaully worse looking than the old tabs. also in OS 9.2 with Explorer 5.1.7, the tabs are all messed up - stuck together in the upper left corner with the site logo, and mostly unresponsive to clicking or hovering.

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1 stars

"U-G-L-Y"

October 07, 2003  |  By brossow

 |  Version: VersionTracker 6.5b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
You ain't got no alibi. Worst. Redesign. Ever. Looks like it's six years old, not a fresh 2003 design. I don't like the current incarnation too terribly much, but it's 10x better than this design. The tables are awful and the page is far too crowded. Yikes.

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3 stars

"This is remodeled?"

October 07, 2003  |  By rmorton

 |  Version: VersionTracker 6.5b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Most of the times when I see a site do a public beta of the design, it is a drastic change. The changes that I see seem so minor that you could have made them and 99% of the people would not have noticed. It seems a bit slower on first try, but VT has been a bit sluggish compared to some of the competitors anyway. It seems that VT should really consider doing a real re-write of the site. Yes, this is coming from a paying customer as well.

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2 stars

"Header & other problems"

October 06, 2003  |  By WhiteDog

 |  Version: VersionTracker 6.5b2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The Version Tracker Beta displays poorly in Netscape 7.1, Internet Explorer 5.2.3 and in Safari 1.0. When I enlarge the text enough to read it, the tabs run over each other and text from the left-hand column spills over the right edge into the next column. In internet Explorer the headings at the top of the page spash all over the place. I took screen shots to show the problems but there is apparently no way to submit them as VT says they don't want e-mail about the beta. So you'll have to take my word for it that it stinks. I have had no such trouble with tabs or headers in the present (and previous) versions of VT. How they expect to fix problems they can't see I don't know.

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2 stars

"UI-centric"

October 06, 2003  |  By *nix

 |  Version: VersionTracker 6.5b

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
good start, but a lot of clutter could still afford to go.

for example on this feedback page that I'm using right now, there are links up top that say 'member agreement' and 'submission guidelines', and links at the bottom for 'developer login', 'email us' etc. why not put them all together? they appear to be almost random.

I think it would be worthwhile to pursue a redesign in xhtml 1.0 and add your bells and whistles later, and avoid using tables, except when you have tabular data.

all you really need on this site is:

  • list of software
  • description +user feedback
  • navigaton
  • ad system
Think about building the site with just those four items in simple, fast, efficient xhtml and you'll win over tons of people. I think you could get away with fewer page types as well (section, listing, item, feedback, misc.). start with a blank page, literally, don't start with what you have.

good luck!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0
  1. Feedback System Replaces User Reviews
    • New Feedback Types: No more jumbled troubleshooting reports, product hints and rants muddying up product reviews. Now you can choose the feedback type best suited for your post.
    • Commenting: Ability to comment on and rate other reader's posts.
    • Enhanced product ratings: In addition to an overall rating now you can rate additional product attributes.
    • Developer Notes: Developers can submit tips and more information about their products.
  2. Product Page Enhancements
    • Older versions of software: Along with the latest release, you'll have access to version-specific product information and feedback for all the versions in the VersionTracker database.
    • Jump to Navigation: The Product and Developer dropdown lists allow you to navigate quickly to the top 10 pages sorted by total views and downloads over the last 30 days.
  3. Your Own Page On VersionTracker.com
    • All registered users now have their own page on VersionTracker! Other readers can come to one place to read all your feedback posts and comments.
    • http: //www.versiontracker.com/users/screenname: You can give other people a direct URL to your page. Replace "your screen name" with your VersionTracker screen name, and replace spaces in your screen name with +.
    • Delete old reviews: We encourage you to visit your page today. For two-weeks you will have the ability to delete old reviews.
  4. VersionTracker Subscribers

  5. As a subscriber, all product updates are free during your product subscription! Here's what's new on VersionTracker today for subscribers:
    • Quick Links: Adding products to your watch list and download cart are still enabled on the new product pages.
    • Recent Product Pages: You now get a list of the last five Product Pages you visited.
    • Machine list: VersionTracker Pro users who have the Pro software installed will see a list of their current versions if that particular product is installed on one of your machines.
    • Advanced Search : within the Feedback System, which will allow you to find what you need right away by keyword, feedback type and more.
General
Publisher CBS Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.cbs.com/
Release Date April 27, 2003
Date Added April 27, 2003
Version 6.0
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Dial-up Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS Classic/X 10.0/X 10.1/X 10.2
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.0
  • Mac OS X 10.1
  • Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.3
  • Mac OS Classic
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    Total Downloads 12,324
    Downloads Last Week 0
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    License Model Free
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