Print Window 3.1 is the simplest folder/file list printing software I've tried since switching to OS
X. I had used more tedious workarounds, such a screen capture methods, but those did not give
me the flexibility of choosing how I wanted the window's contents to appear. The flexibility of
selecting not only how many folder levels I wanted printed, but to select and open only those I
wanted expanded is a great feature. In addition, of course Print Window is far more flexible than
it was in classic Mac OS. And unlike most shareware I've reviewed, the developer created an
exceptionally clear and complete users guide.
If you need to capture the contents listing of a folder window, this product is the only way to go.
Download the product, try it out, and then swing $15 for the advanced version. From my
perspective as a reviewer, testing 5 7 pieces of software a month over 250 for macC alone,
this one would be a definite keeper, but!
The Rest of the Story
Gentle readers, I write, as a volunteer, many software/shareware reviews and believe in
thoroughly testing the product under review. However, I also have a life. Sometimes things
happen that delay my review progress, although I do my best to complete reviews in a timely
manner. (It s not easy getting old, you know!) So when I returned to review this product after
tending to more worldly matters, I found that the 30 day free demo of the advanced version had
During this process, I attempted to again communicate with the developer, asking for a NFR
serial number to continue to use the advanced version (shareware) to continue my review, but my
request was ignored. So, I finished my review of the advanced mode features the hard way, by
again downloading the product a second time. Please understand, I flatly refuse to pay a
shareware fee for writing a review about any product. Nevertheless, telling you how to cheat on
paying for shareware, is something against my principles.
In summary, of the many developers I have contacted for the over 250 software/shareware
reviews I have written, this individual is the only one who has refused me a NFR serial number.
The upshot of all this negative interaction, is that I felt compelled, albeit reluctantly, to reduce
Print Window s score to only 3.5 macCs. After all, service is a key part of a developer s job, and
other developers have continued to tell us how well our reviews serve to make their products
more visible to you, our readers.
MPN, LLC 2005 macCompanion
August 2005, Volume 3 Issue 8