Longtime readers will recall my brief infatuation with Copernic Desktop Search, which turned into sullen tolerance after version 3 mutated into adware, and slow adware at that. I’d gone back to version 2, which required me to keep it from phoning home for updates via a Registry hack, but it wasn’t about to follow me to Windows 7, so I went looking for a better tool, mostly for work.
What I got was Agent Ransack from Mythicsoft, which is billed as a free “lite” version of FileLocatorPro, an application so old as to have an actual endorsement from John C. Dvorak. It filled the bill admirably, once I got the hang of it. After thirty days, Mythicsoft asked me if I’d like to upgrade my license to Supporter, which probably didn’t buy me any extra functionality, but hey, it’s being used at work, I probably should pay for the darn thing, especially since they were asking only ten bucks.
That was the 9th. Came this notification yesterday:
This notification is just a friendly reminder (not a bill or a second charge) that on Apr 9, 2014, you placed an order from Mythicsoft Store. The charge will appear on your bill as “FS *mythicsoft”. This is just a reminder to help you recognize the charge.
I suppose people have trouble remembering stuff like that — or they charge up so much stuff that they lose track. I am neither. Still:
Our customers have found this notice useful in confirming otherwise unknown credit card charges, as “FS *mythicsoft” may not be easily recognizable on your bill.
Whether this was Mythicsoft’s idea, or FastSpring’s — FS, I’m assuming, is their digital-goods distributor — it was probably a good one.