We are about to start doing reviews on the site because we believe that it sometimes is relevant to evaluate products that are related to maintaining, fixing and plain using your Mac. Here are the guidelines we are using for reviews to be transparent and fair to everyone.
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Each review starts with disclosure about how we got the product.
Free from the developer means that the company gave us a free copy. If we have an agreement with them about anything else, you will know. Transparency is important for you to judge whether a review is credible. Let’s face it: everybody hates it when they have the impression that a reviewer is too kind because the product is free.
Purchased means that we bought it ourselves and decided to write about it.
We will describe the product, its purpose and its price.
After testing, we will give you our impressions on the features that drive this product. Do they get the job done, as advertised?
If we encounter problems, we will get in touch with the developers to test their reactions when facing obstacles. Customer service also is a part of the experience.
In a few bulleted items, we will sum up what drives our impressions in this review.
We rate products with stars. Here is their meaning.
Five stars: Truly excellent. This product is effective and friendly to the spirit of the Mac. The developer was thoughtful when putting things together.
Four stars: This is a good product with minor shortcomings. It provides value if you buy it. Further improvement should make it excellent.
Three stars: This is a decent purchase, but we feel that there is room for improvement. We encountered shortcomings in functions or design.
Two stars: This products has major flaws. Serious improvements are needed to make it worth its price.
One star: Please do not buy this.