Advice: don’t believe us, but listen to our customers who love our software and service

Which pictures collectors use Picture Patrol?

Our time-saving software is currently in use by smart people in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States. We are proud to make them happy, and we hope you value our software as much as they do. Many free pictures will prove you made the right choice!

Words from the press

“Overall this is an excellent program that does exactly what it promises. It is extremely stable and well-built, features an excellent interface and is easy to use.” – Marc Zeedar, REALbasic Developer Magazine (July/August 2005)

“This product features impressive user-friendliness and performance. Brainchild developed an ideal tool for reading newsgroups.” – Peter Kentie, Publish (2-2005)

“When I first heard about Picture Patrol I wasn’t impressed with the idea. Then I tried it out and found it both useful and very well designed. I highly recommend checking.” – REALbasic Gazette (June 2004)

What do our customers want to tell you?

“I had been looking for some time for something to grab pics off Usenet. I’ve been trying out Hogwasher and some of the other Usenet utilities, but I found them to be way too complex for my needs (I don’t really need the upload capabilities – at least not yet – and I’m perfectly happy with Apple Mail as my email program). Your program seems to be exactly what I need: simple and not too horribly expensive.” — John Kummer, USA (February 11, 2007)

“I have had Picture Agent for a number of years, but I decided it was time to move on to a better, newer picture viewer. During my search, I found several different programs, and tried a few on a trial basis. Picture Patrol is clearly the best when you consider the ease of use, speed, features, and price! There was no doubt which one was the right product for me.” — R.L., USA (October 13, 2006)

“Picture Patrol for Mac OS is a beautiful piece of software! I have a 700 MHz G3 iMac and Picture Patrol runs just fine on it. Picture Patrol is simple, easy, and works as advertised. I can’t imagine how you can improve upon it, but since you have written such a clever program, I’m sure you have some ideas. Thank you very much because Picture Patrol is actually a joy to use.” — Michael Hallsted, USA (August 21, 2006)

“Actually I found PictureSnooper first, on, which led me to check for reviews on VersionTracker. PS was not listed, but you were. I compared the two apps. Yours is less than half the price of PS. It took about 45 seconds to set it up and off it went. What more can I say? It does exactly what it says on the tin, faultlessly.” — Peter Adams, Andalucia, Spain (April 12, 2006)

“I bought Picture Patrol a few months ago, and have been impressed with its productivity and stability. It makes utilizing the newsgroups worth the effort!” — Terry, USA (October 28, 2005)

“My name is Armand Cerna and I wanted to take a few minutes to drop you guys a line and thank you for putting out such a quality program. I really enjoy using it and it is a gift at the price it costs to get the registered version. I would also like to thank the customer service department for the professional way in which they treat customers. Recently I experienced an unrelated computer problem which required reinstalling OSX so I lost my license number. I emailed Brainchild and got a courteous response with my license information within hours of my request.” — Armand Cerna, USA (August 22, 2005)

“This program is the best newsgroup reader I’ve used. When I switched to a Mac from PC, I had a hard time finding a newsgroup reader that was simple. This program is both simple and well worth it’s price for all the time it will save you. The support (if you ever need it) is amazing.” — Javier Campos, Phoenix, AZ, USA (July 28, 2005)

“I will bring your software to the notice of our Apple user’s group, because it is terrific! I compared Picture Patrol with other programs, and it just stands out head and shoulders above the rest. I don’t usually read manuals, so the structure of software needs to be simple. I must be able to start quickly with it, and this is possible with Picture Patrol. Having a choice where to store the pictures is also excellent.” — Apple Gebruikersgroep Limburg, Netherlands (June 22, 2005)

“I find Picture Patrol to be a very easy program to use. Everything is neatly arranged and at your fingertips. I looked at other programs, but this one was by far the best priced and most user oriented/friendly. The customer service doesn’t stop when you buy the program, and Richard is always creating things to make the program the best that it can be.” — Chris, USA (May 27, 2005)

“I enjoy the program for its simplicity and dexterity, and your support is prompt and efficacious.” — M.K., United Kingdom (April 11, 2005)

“When I first connected I was simply amazed at the quality and ease of using your program. Unlike most programs out there, yours worked exactly as promised. It’s child’s play… and a lot of fun.” — R.P., Heber City, UT, USA (February 10, 2005)

“I found out about Picture Patrol by performing a search on There where a few similar programs but for the price yours looked like the best bang for the buck. It does exactly what I wanted it to do.” — John A., Union, NJ, USA (February 7, 2005)

“My compliments, Richard. I have never run into a software developer so helpful and so pleasant, and produced software so meticulous. It’s been a pleasure dealing with you.” — R.F., Canada (July 12, 2004)

“I bought Picture Patrol and it’s a fantastic program, well worth the price. In the past I used Netscape to access the Usenet, but it could not decode yEnc files. I found your program instead, and it’s a much better choice!” — D.R., Toronto, Canada (July 10, 2004)

“Thanks for a great, user friendly program.” — B.K., Melbourne, Australia (July 1, 2004)

“I was looking at updates on VersionTracker and was intrigued by the name. Great focused programme.” — Robert, London, United Kingdom (June 27, 2004)

“The multi-platform support led me to purchase the program. The program does just what it says too and without eating up a lot of bandwidth, it’s a good program!” — K.L., USA (June 24, 2004)

“It’s great, thanks a million!” — S. Mackinnon, USA (June 19, 2004)

“Thanks for your excellent program.” — E.H., USA (June 13, 2004)

“You have more than earned your meager income!” — Dennis Murray, USA (May 31, 2004)

“User-friendliness is your unique selling proposition; with Picture Patrol, even my mother–in–law can download pictures.” — Anton Kool, Netherlands (December 30, 2003)

“Picture Patrol makes my life easier, which is after all what I thought computers and software were supposed to do. It is a pleasure to use, with a clean interface and great icons. I use it nearly every day to find images that are to my liking, I just leave it and continue with other things, then browse through a single folder. Bliss! No more canvassing hundreds of web sites looking for the right image.” — Sam Rowlands, United Kingdom (December 15, 2003)