Not the original poster, but I came here for a similar reason. I’m using an older Imac and have had the Republic app installed since I first got notice of it. It worked very well and made my life simpler.
Four days ago, I started getting a very sluggish start up on the imac and a lot of problems after it would start up. I was in the process of backing up all my data when I realized that for the umpteenth time, a little banner was flashing quickly with the republic icon. I went into applications and deleted the app, and now the imac is working quite well. BUT I MISS THAT APP! Should I try loading it again? Was there some update that exceeded the abitility of my (older) imac?