I have been using Overflow since I bought my first Mac. I love it and don't want to ever go without it.
Mr Developer, when you get here... I would like to make 1 suggestion. I would love for the preferences to sync across my machines. MobileMe integration or just prefs sync... anything that will make my Overflow on all 3 machines the same.
Hi! We would like to add syncing in the future - we have to figure out how to handle a lot of weird situations first, since all three of your machines are probably not identical, and some items stored in Overflow on one machine might not exist, or might be in a different location, on another machine.
Thanks for the suggestion!
I've been using DragThing for more than two years now, and although I'm still playing with an unlicensed version of Overflow and I can't set any Preferences...
You should be able to access the preferences even before you register the software - and adjust all kinds of settings including icon sizes and spacings. If you want, send an email to support at stuntsoftware.com so that we can work why you aren't able to access the preferences.
does anyone have any hints/suggestions on how this is better than a simple folder?]
Overflow certainly won't be for everyone, and that's fine. There are a few reasons that I personally like using Overflow over Leopard's stacks feature:
• The layout of items is completely chosen by me, so I get to pick exactly where I want each item to appear.
• Using multiple Categories in Overflow saves Dock space over having multiple folders in the Dock.
• I use a keyboard shortcut (control-space) to bring up Overflow, which can't be done with Stacks.
• Overflow doesn't require you to organize your files into folders in the Finder to have them appear in a group.
• Since the interface can be fully customized, I can change the appearance to suit my tastes.
Also, I should note that Overflow does use a very small amount of RAM - just under 15 MB on my machine where it's been running for days.
A keyboard shortcut for 'open all' would be useful for me.
Good idea - expect to see that in a future update!
Both programs require at least two steps to starting a program: a way of opening them (click on icon for Overflow, hotkeys for Quicksilver) and selecting the program to run. In Overflow you click on the icon, and it runs. In Quicksilver, you type a key or two, then hit return. If your looking for time savers, I guess it all depends on how quick you are with the keyboard or mouse.
You can actually launch items in Overflow using just the keyboard. Use a hot key to bring up Overflow, type a couple of letters of an application's name or use the arrow keys to select an item, then press enter or the spacebar to launch the item. Of course, Quicksilver has some very different functionality and intended usage, so it's hard to directly compare the applications.
I, too, have yet to receive license in the email (it's been about 12 hours or so).
For anyone having similar trouble, write to support at stuntsoftware.com and let me know the email address you have registered with MacHeist so that I can check to see if your license was generated and sent out.