menu
Daily Bits Email

The email you entered is already receiving Daily Bits Emails!

DoyleSoft Knowledge Base - Bits du Jour not screening out scamware

Latest Tech News

Video Software Discounts5 Video Editing Apps for Beginners
Video is a great tool to get your message across the web. Here's the problem, you don't have a budget, and you don't know anything about video editing.
Software Utilities Discounts6 Apps to Fix Your Computer’s Aging System
You know your computer only has a few months left, but you don’t have the money to upgrade to a new one! We have a few apps to help you out.

All Tech News

Latest Forum Posts

thread Free OST to PST Converter Tool
thread1
I know that it is very difficult to choose best software which helps t
10 minutes ago
thread How to Export Emails from Thunderbird to Outlook?
thread4
Mozilla Thunderbird email client stores emails in an MBOX file but Mic
May 29 at 2:39am
Thunderbird to Outlook Converter is the perfect solution for convertin
22 minutes ago
thread BKF Recovery Software
thread5
Today there are many error in bkf file such as Interruptions in backup
Jul 4 2019 at 10:22pm
Use this brilliant and effective BKF recovery software which can easil
36 minutes ago
thread jaipur Escorts – Hire Jaipur Call Girls for Fun
thread1
Looking for a Jaipur Call Girl? Verified Jaipur call girls available f
Yesterday at 10:44pm
thread Problems In Manufacturing Sector
thread1
On arrival at the mill, logs are stored in the Log Yard. Mills will us
Yesterday at 9:33pm
thread How to recover lg phone lost data/ file ?
thread6
LG have an internal storage ranging from 4gb to as high as 64gb.Howeve
Jul 23 2018 at 1:59am
To recover lg phone lost data/ file, first make sure the lost data/fil
Thursday at 4:10am
thread How to recover deleted/lost data from iPhone X?
thread5
The best way to recover deleted/lost data from iPhone X ( http://www.r
May 6 2019 at 1:43am
As we all know, the best way to recover deleted/lost data from iPhone
Thursday at 3:38am
thread Open Password protected Excel File via eSoftTools Excel Password Recovery
thread1
The most authentic password recovery software is Excel Password Recove
Thursday at 2:52am
All Posts New Post

BitsDuJour Suggestions

Back to BitsDuJour Suggestions Forum RSS Feed

Expand All You can also Post on Facebook, and we'll answer it there!

Very disappointed to see that Bits du Jour is hosting scamware such as DoyleSoft Knowledge Base. This software was on Giveaway of the Day last year and was exposed there as a crude ripoff of a free VB demo by Andrew Park. See http://www.giveawayofthed.../topic/960 for more details. The program has several basic bugs and even a brief trial by Bits du Jour staff would have shown it to be unsuitable for promotion.
        Nov 15 2008 at 8:22am
Roger Thomasson Kam, I appreciate your diligence here, but want to point out an important fact: DoyleSoft clearly credits Andrew Park for his pioneering work right on the DoyleSoft Knowledge Base About screen. The developer has also just added another thanks to Andrew Park on the download page of the DoyleSoft website. Also, don't forget that a customer who purchases a piece of software can expect much more in terms of service and support than they would via an OpenSource project :-)
        Nov 15 2008 at 8:22am
Roger, thanks for your reply. I had noticed that the author mentions Andrew Park in the About Box, although without any link to the VB demo code which he has modified. I still maintain that DoyleSoft is a crude ripoff. Take the following assertion found at http://doylesoft.com/about:

'With my background in software development and optimization, I released Version 1 of DoyleSoft Knowledge Base early in 2004. Since then I have been continually improving DoyleSoft Knowledge Base with the help of feedback from an increasing number of enthusiastic users. Six years later, DoyleSoft Knowledge Base is still the world's easiest to use knowledge base, period.'

Even a very cursory trial of the program shows that the author has done very little since 2004 with the code provided by Andrew Park. The program is full of the most basic programming errors, with little or no error checking.

The author's approach appears to be as follows: take some freebie demo code; modify it slightly and add copyright information, then market it all over the internet without any significant development. The whole thing is an insult to shareware.
        Nov 15 2008 at 8:22am
Nico Westerdale Thanks for your comments on this. As I'm sure you appriciate we do vet and approve all the software that we feature on the website. Many of the submissions that we get are of poor quality and we do decline to run many applications based simply on that.

That said occasionally we get into situations where one application is very similar to another, and although we have a policy of not promoting any direct software clones, cracks, or virus laden malwares, this applicaiton does fall somewhere between the two pillars. The applicaiton appears not to be a direct copy to us, and the work done has added value. I appriciate that you might not agree with us on this particular point, or even that the applicaiton is very good, but the benefit of the doubt should, in our opinion, go to Andrew on this one.
        Nov 15 2008 at 8:22am
Nico Westerdale I meant "Brandon" rather than "Andrew"
        Nov 15 2008 at 8:22am
BitsDuJour is for People who Love Software
Every day we review great Mac & PC apps, and get you discounts up to 100%
© Copyright 2020 BitsDuJour LLC. Code & Design. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy