Does anyone know of an alternative? I love sidetrack, but I can't justify paying $15 unless I'm 100% sure there is no other program like it.yippy said:Man I feel crippled when I use a laptop without Sidetrack. Looks like I will be paying unless there is a free alternative.
I was under the impression that you could only use it in "free" mode for 15 days.ricebag said:Hey all, I had that problem too, and I went to their website thinking that if it was like $5, I'd just go ahead and pay. Of course, it's not.
But I downloaded the new installer, and clicked "update", and after a restart it works just fine. Of course it gave me a little "please register" notice on startup, but I can deal with that. (It doesn't even nag you when you open the preference pane.)
So there's your solution.
coolsoldier said:I use SideTrack on my iBook, and was disappointed to find out that it costs money now. $15 is too much to pay for scrolling functionality that should have been built in in the first place. So, I'm looking around for a replacement. uControl offers scrollwheel emulation also, but with some limitations. Yes, SideTrack is better -- but not $15 better.
I tend to agree. I haven't paid for it yet but I think I will in the next couple of days, as soon as I remember....jsw said:I must be missing something here, but why are so many people complaining about a $15 purchase for what is universally regarded as excellent software they use every day? It seems that, because some excellent software is free, people expect that it all should be free. I'd think it'd be good to support a small developer of high-quality Mac software, hoping that the support would help that developer create more cool stuff.
I'd expect this from PC users, but I thought members of the Mac community could cough up $15. I mean, to own a Mac is somewhat akin to taking a vow of povery anyway.
Its actually real easy. Copy the uControl1.4.4.pkg to you hard drive. Control click on it and go to Show package contents. In Contents/Resources, there is a file called InstallationCheck. Delete this file. Install the package from your hard drive and it should work.cluthz said:I went to uControls homepage, and downloaded the latest version, but it won't install because it's only supported by os 10.3.0->10.3.3 ???
Have anyone installed Control on their powerbook with 10.3.6?
I won't pay $15 for Sidetrack.. NEVER !!
I doubt effort or the cost of development has anything to do with the decision on Apple's part...viz the numerous threads on Apple and one-button mice. That same logic is why they haven't done this....apple4life said:Someone else should start working on a version. Let alone apple should have their programmers spend some time and include this type of functionality in their OS...