Palua Reviews

It was a great app...

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I have used and loved Palua for a long time. But it no longer supports the best feature (switching fn mode based on frontmost app) on 10.11 (El Capitan). It possibly broke earlier but I actually "lost" the app for awhile during a system changeout. Once I really needed it again, I was dismayed to find the app was pulled from the appstore and the developer's website is no longer available. Palua appears to be a discontinued app. [Delete rant about crappy appstore interface especially for finding previous purchased pulled apps.]

The best alternative I've found is FNable (also appstore only). It's a little more expensive than Palua was (think a cup of coffee), but it works on El Cap and has all the functions Palua had and adds an interfaceless mode for switching during gaming, etc.

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Spark. It's free. It's simple. It works in El Capitan. That being said, Palua works just fine for me in El Capitan.

Very useful on Macbooks

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As a programmer, it is very common that your favorite editor makes use of the F-keys but at the same time, you also want to be able to control the display brightness, for example in VLC. You can do that with Palua easily: it switches the function buttons depending on the program you are currently using. Fantastic!

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