Shutter Count for Camera Version 2.0 for Mac

Easily check your camera shutter count to know whether newly purchased camera is really new, or check how heavily used a pre-owned camera.

The App will also show Serial Number for Nikon/Fuji/Pentax Camera, Internal Serial Number for Sony Camera, Lens Serial Number for Fuji Camera.

Just open or drag drop photo file (JPEG or RAW) from your Camera to the App. Note: Photo must come from camera (SDCard) directly, other App imported photo may remove necessary data and can’t be used to show shutter count.

Most of canon cameras need USB connection to read shutter count, the photo read method will not work, please connect your camera with USB connection first then use the App to get shutter count.

Example usage, Canon 6D: use USB cable connect your camera to Mac, turn off your camera and start the App, turn on your camera and click on ‘Canon EOS’ button in the App (or click again after 1~3 seconds). This procedure ensure the App get the USB connection first, just in case other App use the USB connection before our App.

Available in Mac App Store:

Photo EXIF Viewer for Mac V2.0

Photo EXIF Viewer help you view your photo’s EXIF information, if you are a photographer or DSLR/Camera user, you can use this App to view your photo’s EXIF information.

You can use the App to open file or folder, the App will load all photos when you open a folder, left panel will show the quick filter option include ISO/Focal Length/Aperture/Shutter Speed/Width/Height, you can click on them to filter photos by that criteria. Above right panel, there have a dropdown box allow you change scan photo folder depth, be careful of this option, the App will take much time to load if there are too much photo to load.

On the right you can view photo thumbnails, you can use the above slider to change photo size, there’s another dropdown box allow you change slideshow delays.

Photo EXIF Viewer Screenshot

You can click on thumbnail photo to view full photo in a separate window ,  or open a single photo file will also show this window. You can view some pre-defined color filter style on left panel, click on them will show the effect in main panel, you can save the filter photo by click on toolbar save button.

On right panel you can see all EXIF detail information, to safely share you photo with others or to internet, you can use the Clear EXIF toolbar button to clear the photo EXIF data.

Photo EXIF Viewer V2.0 Available in Mac App Store:

Why there are so many one star review of my best Mac App ‘Editor for Access Database’ ?

accessPrevious article said much about the App customer review,  after two and half years past,  there’s not much change about the customer rating.

  • App Name Change
    My App has renamed to ‘ACCDB MDB Database Manager’ and then to current  ‘Editor for Access Database’,  because I got email from someone saysto Apple  I can’t use ‘Access’ in my App icon and title.
    After the name change, I lost quite a lot sales (lost about 60% sales). Strangely I noticed last month there’s another App  (Access Database Viewer) rank to top with similar name to my App and has quite limited feature, not sure what exactly happened.
  • The features
    My App still have the most features.accessaccessaccess
  • The Reivew
    * Several review says my App don’t support the Query of Access, then give a one star.  My app description didn’t say it support Query,  and all the other App doesn’t support Query either, but they didn’t get one star review complain about no Query feature.

    And also some review says ‘The app is horrible. So limited and basic’, there’s so many features, I am not sure what they are looking for. And the other feature less App don’t have such review either.

    And you can see the five star reviews in the other App, some says the App can do just export then five star. And some just says it’s good it can open files then five star.

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Best MS Access viewer and editor on Mac OS X

In my opinion our “ACCDB MDB Database Pro” and “Access Database Manager” are the best Microsoft Access Database viewer and editor on Mac OS X right now.  The two App’s main difference is the latter one have in-app purchase product in it. But sometimes I am just confused why user still buying other App which didn’t update in two or three years, and that App have much less features. Maybe it’s because we are lacking marketing, currently all this is in nature growth, we did nothing marketing work yet.

(Following “App rating system” means the system for customer give review and rating, it does not mean the App Content/Age Rating )

Meanwhile the App rating system seems quite broken, we can’t prevent our App from competitor rating,  the App is great although it have some bugs, but it shouldn’t get one star most of the time ( 25 one star and only one 4 star right now ). There have nearly or over 10 competitor App on the market, I am not sure whether the rating system can make the rating honest and fair.

Maybe the five star rating should change similar to facebook’s thumb up and thumb down rating.

I think most of our user like our App actually, and they don’t want spend extra time to go to App Store and give a rating review, they just enjoy using the App.  So the real data maybe thousands of user like our App and they didn’t give rating, and just 25 user dislike our App and give a one star rating. So if the rating system can some how show most of the user didn’t give a rating and only a small fraction user give a one star rating, this maybe make the data more fair.

If you read the one star review, you can see there’s not much fair review or constructive review in there.  Someone say don’t buy it or don’t waste money, and someone say there’s missing one feature then give a one star.  It makes the Developer quite disappoint when read the review, because the words really hurts. So right now we just ignore the one star review, it just not reasonable for our hard working.

App user seems quite like give free App five star, our Windows Phone free App and Android free App got quite much five stars review from our user, the review is quite positive and make the developer full of energy to make the App better.

The rating sometime also influenced by competitor, if there’s many competitor or big competitor in the market,  we can find more bad rating review coming along. So currently the App rating system is quite flawed.


Quick Remote For Mac – alternative to Alfred Remote

Quick Remote

Use Quick Remote on your iPhone or iPad to control your Mac with
“Quick Remote Server for Mac”, control your Mac to open App, play music, one touch to sleep or lock your Mac, and more. With Quick Remote, you can be more productive with your Mac!

Quick Remote Server for Mac available from

1. Download and start Quick Remote Server on your Mac.
2. Start ‘Quick Remote’ on your iPhone or iPad, enter ip address showing on Mac Quick Remote ( enter port and password if you change it )
3. Touch connect.
4. Have fun and instantly be more productive!

iOS 1.1 version:
- Now you can define multiple tabs
- Basic mouse and keyboard control

iOS (iPhone and iPad):


Mac Server:

Alfred and Alfred Remote is great, so why build this one ?  It’s all about the price and affordable.  If you want control your iTunes with Alfred Remote, you need pay $4.99 (the iOS App) + $24.99 (The powerpack is needed to control iTunes on Mac), it costs about $30 to just control your Mac iTunes with your iPhone, it’s un-believable price. The Alfred Remote is quite simple UI interface and no complex features, it cost $4.99!!!