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Author Topic: First Impressions of, and yours?  (Read 6530 times)


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First Impressions of, and yours?
« on: April 18, 2005, 11:32 PM »
I'm Zaine Ridling and I support with small donations, and you should too. Here's why. I donated — and will continue to do so — because I know exactly how much research and meticulous writing that goes into one of these exhaustive reviews. I work with developers around the world to provide feedback and bug reports of their software. Some would say that's beta testing, but it goes further and is much more involved than you can imagine, and it is among other things, time-intensive. What is doing is unique. The review content is objective; that is, is critically honest in each of its reviews and fair to apps that didn't make the cut. Pointing out weaknesses as well as strengths is rare; most reviewers only tend to do one or the other.

I see as not only an extension of my site, but a resource that should be supported. What we have in is a well-integrated set of complementary sites that allows users to examine software from many different angles — price, value, performance, feature sets, security, user reviews, testing, competition within class, and so on. There are sites that do a few of those, but none as comprehensive as has already managed.

I'd like to think was created in response to demand, and to an absence of quality extended reviews online — better than traditional newsletter content and magazine review sites loaded with annoying ads. is produced by a staff of highly skilled, seasoned, and knowledgeable group of great software professionals.

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Re: First Impressions of, and yours?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2005, 12:33 AM »
thank you very much zaine for the kind words - makes me happy :)
i hope we can live up to your expectations.  and anyone who hasn't already been to zaine's software site and blog page, you're missing out!