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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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Audio Recorder for Windows Phone 7 & 8 FAQ

Audio Recorder
Windows Phone 8:

1. choose the file you want to copy
2. click the ‘Copy to Music Hub’ in menu
3. wait a message box tell you copy complete
4. you can find the file is converted to mp3 in your phone’s Music Hub, then you can sync to your PC or copy that file out in Music folder of you phone.

Windows Phone 7:

Copy files  to PC from WP7 Audio Recorder , following are detail steps:

   1. [PC] Download wp7explorer , install it on your PC , then run it from Windows Start Menu ( the app name is “WP7 Isolated Storage Explorer” )
   2. [PC] Make sure your PC is connected to a network ( LAN or Wireless ) and have an IP address (eg. or any x.x.x.x )
   3. [Phone] Connect your WP7 phone to PC use USB cable , and also need keep the Zune software open on the PC.
   4. [Phone] Start Audio Recorder on your phone , click any file to bring up the menu
   5. [Phone] Click the menu item “Download File”, this will pop up a dialog to inform you enter an IP address , then input the IP address and click ok ( after this there will be another pop up dialog to show help info , just click ok to dismiss it )
   6. [PC] Now after a few seconds , the wp7explorer on your PC should find your phone , and show all the recorded files on your phone, then you can right click the files your want to download and click the “download file” menu.

  For any other issues, please send email to me at .

1. Installing the WP7 Isolated Storage Explorer

  • Download from  wp7explorer or
  • Run the installer
  • Click Yes or Allow if your firewall software prompts for a firewall rule (This will allow the WP7 Isolated Storage Explorer to communicate with remote applications)
  • The WP7 Isolated Storage Explorer can now be started from the Desktop (shortcut), the Programs Menu on Start or in Visual Studio (View->Other Windows->WP7 Isolated Storage Explorer)

2. Find you windows IP address:

  1.    Start > Run > cmd > press Enter
  2.    Type “ipconfig” (no quotes) and press Enter
  3.    Look for “IP Address” or “IPv4 Address”, and then use the IP address to the right.

3. Install .Net Framework 4.0  or

4. Got Connection Failed Error
Please check the IP address of you PC is correct, and not blocked by you PC firewall.

5. ‘Background worker is already running’
Please restart the App to retry ( sometimes need restart the phone ).

For any other issues, please feel free to send  email: