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SFDialog Extenders Details

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Super Boomerang 3.0
ShortCut 1.5
KiwiFinder Extender 1.02
DFaultD 2.22
SuperBoomerang 3.0
Now Software
520 S.W. Harrison St. Suite 435
Portland OR 97201
503/274-2800
71541.170@compuserve.com
NOWSOFTWARE@applelink.apple.com

Super Boomerang Rating:

10 Penguins out of a possible 10 (note that one or two of the
user evaluations referred to previous versions of Super
Boomerang)

User Evaluation: (on a scale of 0 to 10)

Number of responses: 10
Ease of installation: 9
Ease of learning: 8
Ease of use: 9
Power & usefulness: 10
Documentation: 8
Technical support: 6
Overall evaluation: 9
ShortCut 1.5
Aladdin Systems, Inc.
165 Westridge Drive
Watsonville CA 95076
408/761-6200
aladdin@well.sf.ca.us
75016.325@compuserve.com
ALADDIN on AOL
ALADDIN@applelink.apple.com

ShortCut Rating:

10 Penguins out of a possible 10 (we don't do decimal Penguins
or ShortCut would have only rated slightly lower, like .1
Penguin. Unfortunately we got no user evaluations for ShortCut.)
KiwiFinder Extender 1.02
Kiwi Software
6546 Pardall Road
Santa Barbara CA 93117-4843
805/685-4031
73207.1276@compuserve.com
KiwiSoft on AOL
D0862@applelink.apple.com

KiwiFinder Rating:

3 Penguins out of a possible 10 (this is especially since the
program will no longer be updated. Unfortunately we got no user
evaluations for KiwiFinder.)
DFaultD 2.22
Jon Gotow
129 Iron Run Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102
jong@k.gp.cs.cmu.edu
72330.3455@compuserve.com
J.GOTOW on GEnie

DFaultD Rating:

8 Penguins out of a possible 10

User Evaluation: (on a scale of 0 to 10)

Number of responses: 4
Ease of installation: 10
Ease of learning: 8
Ease of use: 10
Power & usefulness: 9
Documentation: 9
Technical support: 10
Overall evaluation: 9

Price and Availability: -- Super Boomerang and ShortCut are widely available from dealers and mail order firms, and MacConnection sells them for $84 (only in the Now Utilities package) and $45 respectively. KiwiFinder Extender may no longer be readily available (see review below) but DFaultD is widely available as shareware for $20. (We quote the MacConnection price in recognition of its industry-leading efforts to use ecologically-conscious packaging and its overall excellent service.)

Reviewer:

Adam C. Engst, TidBITS Editor

 

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