Pretty good, but not what it used to be
I agree with some of the other sentiments here. Something about this show feels very commercial now, whereas it used to feel more like genuine opinions. Nowadays, I feel like every episode touts the benefits of TextExpander, 1Password, and OmniFocus. And then there are the ones that DON'T pay to advertise, but they get free advertising anyway: Keyboard Maestro, Hazel, Alfred, Setapp (and apps within Setapp like CleanMyMac, iStat Menus, Bartender, etc.), ScreenFlow, Ulysses, LaunchBar, etc.... I'd blame it on losing Katie Floyd and picking up Stephen Hackett, but it seems the problem was there even during the last year or two with Katie. I think it's more to do with them being part of RelayFM. Back when they were on the network, or before they were on a network, it seemed to be more honest. Now to be clear, I'm not a fool, and I get what David Sparks always says: "This is how I pay for my shoes, gang." So, my advice to new listeners is to take it all with a grain of salt. Yeah, we get that David and Stephen need to make a living and I would never begrudge them the right to do that. They've found a niche market and they're good at what they do. But the commercialization of the show brings it from a 5 star show down to a 4 star show. It's still entertaining and I like listening to it. But I know I'm going to hear the same points week after week about their favorite products (at least some of which PAY to be their favorites). Occasionally, I pick up some new information about some new products or some new insight into software and hardware updates. But I miss the SOUL of this show that existed back at the beginning. It's feeling a little old, predictable, recycled, and well, commercialized.Read full review »
Dr David W via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/25/19
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I am new to the podcast and my first show to hear was 56 about Mail. Great information. I help take care of everyone of my family members macs and each is a totally different personality when it comes to how they handle email. I think your show covered every single one of the cases I deal with....Read full review »
fil2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/11
This used to be my favorite *non-5by5 podcast*. I guess I can't say that anymore. I just listened to episode 56 on email. This might be the push I need to start using on Lion. Thanks David and Katie, keep up the good work!Read full review »
Don S, NJ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/11
This is one of those podcasts where both the seasoned mac genius and the novice switcher will learn something while being entertained all a the same time. I have followed Katie and David from the beginning, watching them evolve into a podcast that has me sitting in front of iTunes anticipating...Read full review »
charley_water4 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/29/11
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