RealMac Software is your new ticket to uploading content to the internet. This software is meant to be for multiple mediums, allowing the user to add photos or videos with not much more than a few clicks.
Courier allows you to share files, photos, and movies with all your favourite online services. It comes with seven popular online services such as:
- MobileMe iDisk
- Amazon S3
With the ablity to add services such as Cloudapp etc, by downloading the addins via Realmac Software site.
Pricing and Availability
The cost of Courier is £5.99/$9.99/€7.99/AU$12.99 in the Mac App Store so you must have a Mac that is running OS X 10.6.6 to buy and download.
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/courier/id402452048?mt=12 United Kingdom Store http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/courier/id402452048?mt=12 United States Store
http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/courier/id402452048?mt=12 Free State/Ireland Store http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/courier/id402452048?mt=12 Australia Store
The size of the download is 20.6MB and can be installed on as many Mac computers that you personally own, as stated in the Mac App Store (MAS) agreement. Commercial customers should contact Realmac Software (RMS) for details of how they could be it and if RMS allows the commercial use of their software, via the MAS.
It has to authenticate your accounts, so when you drag the services stamps onto the envelope a dialog box will be showing to allow you to enter your account details. The example below shows Facebook, and with all services and applications that connect to Facebook it will confirm your permission and show you what the application will have access to such as your profile, friends etc and what permissions they have to post photos, notes and videos to your Facebook account.
When the files are being uploading it will show the status of the upload and shows where the files are being sent to.
When the upload is completed you can click on view and see what the uploaded item looks like in the service providers layout.
It will show up in the timeline also and it will note that it was uploaded via the name of Courier.
Problems and Bugs
There is one current bug that does not allow you to chose an album or to create one in Facebook. Realmac software is aware of this and is looking into correcting this bug in a future update.
The shelf is much to be liked as it is just one shelf that scrolls horizontal and is not like every other product in the market. With no ability of dragging the window down so it has more shelfs. I hope that Realmac Software in a future update allows the user to choose which they want and allows them to have more then one shelf.
Is it worth the price of £5.99/$9.99/€7.99/AU$12.99? Well it depends on how you currently upload files to your favourite online services. To us it is set around the correct price. But some reviews on the Mac App Store say the current price is abit too high. This could be with the current problems and layout issues. However Realmac Software has worked over a year on this program and has when though different version.
Free Courier App License
If you currently don’t want to spend the money on it but want to have a chance to win a redeem code to Courier then follow @Courierapp on Twitter and Like them on Facebook as on every Friday at 16:00/4pm UK time, Realmac Software posts around five codes on each Facebook and Twitter and its a Free For All. They also offer redeem codes for Littlesnapper and Rapidweaver. So follow and like.