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Issue 3.4

NEWS

News

Issue: 3.4 (March/April 2005)
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 13,990
Starting Page Number: 6
Article Number: 3401
Related Web Link(s):

http://www.lavasoftware.com/passwordvault.html
http://www.fracturedsoftware.com/rondo/
http://www.oranged.net/studiometry/
http://www.intellisw.com/intelliscanner/wine/
http://www.turingart.com/trendy_lan__EN.htm
http://www.radicalbreeze.com/radicalsafe/
http://www.radicalbreeze.com/deskdoodle/
http://www.midnite-liteman.com/TheInformant.php
http://www.midnite-liteman.com/Convertigo.php
http://www.megaworks.co.uk/products/digitools/
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml
http://www.nettoolbox.net/
http://www.mosquitosw.com/EN/Guanche%20info/guanche[en].html
http://www.ravenna.com/~forbes/yonk/source/
http://www.geocities.com/ben_blake1/mymoneyminder.html
http://www.haranbanjo.com/kidzmail/
http://homepage.mac.com/barthold.van.acker/realbasic/

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Password Management

Lava Software has released PC-Mac PasswordVault v4.0, a simple and practical password data backup, recovery, and distribution application for Mac OS X and Windows. It protects your passwords with 896-bit encryption to provide maximum security. This new version introduces a simplified and enhanced user interface to make operation easier and more intuitive. Additional features also include password masking, password generator, update checking, and improved importing/exporting.

Product:

PC-Mac PasswordVault v4.0

Price:

$19.95

Website:

http://www.lavasoftware.com/passwordvault.html

MIDI Software for Mac OS X

fracturedSoftware has announced the release of Rondo 1.0, a new MIDI player for Mac OS X. Rondo has been designed from the ground up to be simple, uncluttered, and easy to use. Rondo has many interesting features including a vertical piano roll with live scrolling and a pull down piano that will play along with the music. Other features include multiple columns for viewing any type of MIDI data, per column track filtering, and the ability to slow down and loop a piece of music.

Product:

Rondo 1.0

Price:

$25

Website:

http://www.fracturedsoftware.com/rondo/

Time Management Program

Studiometry is the best, most complete solution for small to medium companies to store client data, project data, to-dos, timers, invoices, payment data, and more all in one convenient yet secure location. This version adds a huge error checking overhaul, a condensed GUI in many locations, a new crash reporting system to help find bugs, quicker syncing over a network when editing some data in the main window, along with various other additions and fixes.

Product:

Studiometry 2.1.2

Price:

$79.95

Website:

http://www.oranged.net/studiometry/

Wine Collection Management

IntelliScanner Wine Collector is an integrated hardware/software package for automatically identifying and organizing personal wine collections. By simply scanning the retail bar code found on any wine bottle with the bundled Bluetooth wireless or USB reader, Wine Collector enters the name, varietal, winery, country, type, color, region, and more in seconds with Internet-enabled AutoFill capabilities. Requirements are: Mac OS X 10.3 or later, or Windows XP/2000/NT; one USB port for the USB version; or a Bluetooth external model for the wireless version.

Product:

IntelliScanner Wine Collector 1.0

Price:

$179

Website:

http://www.intellisw.com/intelliscanner/wine/

Web Server Log File Analyzer

TrendyMac is a web server log file analyzer developed for Mac OS X users who need to evaluate logfiles in a simple yet powerful way. Other solutions live on a web server and require complex configuration. TrendyMac lives on an OS X system, evaluates logfiles, and presents an interactive view of analysis results. Since the application doesn't create HTML pages, but standard Mac windows and controls, analysis results can be further evaluated using filters, sort options, and 'Focus on' features.

Product:

TendyMac 0.9.2

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://www.turingart.com/trendy_lan__EN.htm

Secure Information Storage

RadicalSafe is an application designed to allow users to store various kinds of information, such as serial numbers and passwords. You organize your information into folders where each one is designated its own category of information (e.g., Application serial numbers). Your information can be encrypted using Blowfish encryption with a password. It features a password generator and can be configured to lock without having to quit the application.

Product:

RadicalSafe 1.1.2

Price:

$9.95

Website:

http://www.radicalbreeze.com/radicalsafe/

Draw Over Your Screen

DeskDoodle is an application that enables you to draw over your screen using various tools such as paint brush, text, and stamps. You can customize the tools with any color or font available on your system. It has various modes so you can set it to display at certain depths on your screen (Above and Below) -- editing is always Above. You can also use hotkeys to switch modes and tools. The latest version introduces full graphics tablet support with pressure sensitivity/eraser support.

Product:

DeskDoodle 1.2

Price:

$9.95

Website:

http://www.radicalbreeze.com/deskdoodle/

Web Site Monitoring

The Informant allows you to manage a list of websites for which you would like to monitor the online status. Using a simple color-coded system, The Informant will keep you updated by returning the results of automatic checks made at an interval of your choosing. This version now runs as a background-only application and has a bug fix here and there.

Product:

The Informant 1.0.1

Price:

$15

Website:

http://www.midnite-liteman.com/TheInformant.php

Unit Conversion Utility

Convertigo is a simple utility designed to give you easy access to common unit conversions. The design focuses on giving you a fast, clean, simple interface so that your conversions don't interfere with the rest of your workflow. New to this version is a wider range of unit conversions.

Product:

Convertigo 1.1

Price:

$7.95

Website:

http://www.midnite-liteman.com/Convertigo.php

General Purpose Application Suite

DigiTools is a free application suite for Mac OS X which combines eight useful tools into one small program including a word processor, notepad, calculator, converter, movie player, image viewer, dictionary, and font browser. New features include a completely rewritten calculator/converter, RTF support, find function, and improved performance.

Product:

DigiTools 1.3

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://www.megaworks.co.uk/products/digitools/

REALbasic Plugin Suite

The MBS plugin comprises a collection of several plugin parts which extend the REALbasic development environment, with over 450 classes and 4 controls featuring over 9000 documented functions. The plugins require REALbasic 3.5 or later. While all plugin parts compile on Mac OS 8.x, Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X, and Windows, each function may depend on additional system requirements to work successfully. Some plugin parts support Linux. Major changes include QuickTime time code classes, classes to use the Stuffit engine, Rendezvous for Mac and Windows, and Ghostscript classes.

Product:

MBS Plugins 5.0

Price:

$110

Website:

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml

Network Utility for Mac OS X

Net Tool Box is a multi-purpose network utility for Mac OS X. It integrates over 20 powerful networking utilities into one easy-to-use program. The intuitive design and hardcore features of Net Tool Box ease the workload for thousands of networking professionals, developers, administrators, and educators every day. New features include Network Statistics, SMTP Tool, Traffic Filter Sets, Rendezvous Service Discovery, ARP Table, and it now respects all Network Interfaces.

Product:

Net Tool Box 3.0

Price:

$35

Website:

http://www.nettoolbox.net/

Serial Number Management

GuancheMOS allows REALbasic Mac and Windows developers to include in their applications the ability to generate and check unique serial numbers or license keys with a minimum of effort and a minimum footprint in their executables. By using this plugin, REALbasic developers will be able to build a program-automated assignment and control serial numbers on a per-application basis, and integrate the serial validation process in their own projects and final products with a simple call to a function.

Product:

GuancheMOS 1.1

Price:

$10

Website:

http://www.mosquitosw.com/EN/Guanche%20info/guanche[en].html

Undo Management Classes

Undo Toolkit allows you to add unlimited undo and redo to your REALbasic project. The toolkit includes classes that track and record undoable actions, a Window subclass that automatically prompts the user to save changes, support for MacOS X features such as sheet windows and the Aqua "red dot" change flag, and one-to-one replacements for the built-in REALbasic controls. This version adds a new modified event, REALbasic 6 compatibility, and additional support for reporting the stack trace from a built application.

Product:

Undo Toolkit 1.2.2

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://www.ravenna.com/~forbes/yonk/source/

Personal Finance Management

My Money Minder is the easiest way to manage your personal finances. It is a Made with REALbasic application that allows you to keep track of all your expenses, income, and bank account balances. These can be organized into an unlimited number of user-defined Categories. Similar Categories can be organized into Groups (e.g., Home, Work, and Holidays). Methods of payment, such as Cash, Credit Card, or Check can also be tracked. Each Financial Year can be summarized by month; Group, Category, Payment, Expense, Income, Bank Account, and Tax totals. All the data in My Money Minder can be displayed in a spreadsheet style grid or as a graph.

Product:

My Money Minder 1.5.2

Price:

$12.50

Website:

http://www.geocities.com/ben_blake1/mymoneyminder.html

Email Program for your Kids

KidzMail is an email client designed for children. With KidzMail, children draw pictures and send them to people in their address book. Addressing email is as simple as choosing recipients from a list of pictures and names. Children can only send and receive email from people in their address book. Because parents control the address book, they know who their children are sending email to and receiving email from. KidzMail is available for Mac OS X, Mac OS 9, and Windows.

Product:

KidzMail 1.5

Price:

$19

Website:

http://www.haranbanjo.com/kidzmail/

iTunes Controller

FastTunes is a utility that helps you control iTunes. When you press the hotkey you choose, it will show the iTunes controls floating over your screen. You can use these controls just like you would use them in iTunes. When the track changes, FastTunes will show its name and rating and you can edit that rating by clicking, again just like in iTunes. You can also define hotkeys for actions such as play/pause, next song, and volume.

Product:

FastTunes 1.2.1

Price:

FREE

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/barthold.van.acker/realbasic/

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