April 2001

by Louis Bookbinder





This month's Free Sample Shareware is. See for details. -------------------------------------------------

SMUG CD-ROM of the Quarter - Spring 2001

The List:

New Contents

Audio & Music
Freaky Tuner 1.0

Auction Monitor 1.2
Autothenticate 1.1.5
DialAssist Set 1.1.1
iCab Preview 2.4 68K
iCab Preview 2.4 PPC
iCab Preview 2.4 OSX
iCamMaster 1.8.0 PPC
iCamMaster 1.8.0 OSX
Lurk 4.3
MacTFTP Client 1.0
Opera 5.0
VSE Be Found 2.5.6

Design & Graphics
HTML Merge 1.0
HTML Optimizer 4.2
Text Cleaner Lite 1.6
VSE Web Site Turbo 4.0 Demo

Emacs 1.0 OSX
Tape 1.6a8

Fun and Games
Equate! 2.0
Poor Man's Solitaire 2.2.1
Waurie 1.0b1 OSX
Waurie 1.0b1 PPC
Wumpus 2.0.1 OSX
Zroids 1.0.0

A-Dock 2.3
Classic Menu 2.1 OSX
DragThing 2.9
iLife 1.0
Ivan's Color Picker 1.5.1
NekoOnDesktop 0.5 OSX
OpenStrip 0.4 OSX
Power Windows 2.4.5
ScriptStrip 1.1
Smart Window 1.6 PPC
Smart Window 1.6 68K
SpeakTime 1.2.3
X-Launch 2.1

Kitchen Sink
Budget 2.4.2 OSX
Flashcard Wizard 1.2
MyCheckBook 1.5b1
SETI@home 3.03 OSX
The Atomic Mac 5.0.0

MacVCD 2.0 PPC
Outlaw 0.1b1 OSX
SteveMovieFloat 2.0
The Gimp 1.0.4 OSX

Address Pad 1.2.5
Background Calendar 1.0
Bitwise 2.3.3
Floatpad 1.1
gnuplot 3.7.1
Midius ProjectPlanner 1.3.2
MultiTimer Pro 3.5.5
NotePad Deluxe 2.1.2
simpleDays 1.2
SteveDiary 1.1 OSX

Black & Bleu 3.0
Demo Bopalong 0.9
Carbonic 1.0b3
Clipboard Edit 1.0
Doublet Scan 3.3.0
FontManager 1.1 OSX
Gauge PRO 1.1
How Long 1.0.1
iText 2.2.1
Mac GhostView OSX
LoadInDock 0.1 OSX
Mactracker 1.0pr2
New Tricks 1.2.1
Obsidian Trial Size 1.0.6
OpenUp OSX RBrowser 2.87 OSX
ResCompare 2.6
RTF-to-Styled Text 1.0
SaveATree 1.54
StevePerfect 1.2 OSX
Xload 1.3 OSX

Stock Contents

CorelDRAW™ 8 LE
Nisus Compact 1.0

GifBuilder 1.0
GraphicConverter 4.0.4 68K *
GraphicConverter 4.0.4 PPC *
Jade 1.2

AOL Instant Messenger 4.3.1232 *
Better Telnet 2.0b4
Eudora 5.1b1 *
Eudora Light 3.1.3
Fetch 4.0b5 *
Interarchy 4.0
Internet Explorer 5
MACAST Lite 2.1
MacSSH 68K 2.1a9 *
MacSSH PPC 2.1a9 *
MT-NewsWatcher 3.1 *
Napster 1.0b1.1 *
Netscape Communicator™ 4.76
Netscape Communicator™ 6.0 *
Niftytelnet 1.1 ssh r3
NiftyTelnet 1.1 FAT
Outlook Express 5
RealPlayer 8 6.0
Windows Media Player 7.0

DarkSide of the Mac 5.0.6
Default Folder 3.0.9
Disinfectant 3.7.1
Extension Overload 5.7.2 *
GURU 2.9
Kaleidoscope 2.3.1 *
MacUser's Kaleidoscope Winners
Mariner LE 3.1.4
MP3 Rage 3.1 *
SoundApp68K 2.7.3
SoundAppPPC 2.7.3
SoundJam MP Free 2.5.2

Acrobat Reader 3.0 68K
Acrobat Reader 4.05 PPC
ADBProbe 1.0.3
Aladdin DropStuff 6.0
Aladdin Expander™ 6.0
BBEdit Lite 4.6
BBTidy 1.0b8
FinderPop 1.9.2
PopChar Lite 2.7.2
PrintToPDF 2.2 *
SCSIProbe 5.2
ShrinkWrap™ 2.1
Sleeper 3.2.3b4 *
Snitch 2.6.5
Snitch 2.6.6 Updater *
TechTool 1.2.1
Tex-Edit Plus 4.1.1 *
textSOAP 2.6.4 *

Apple Contents

Disk Copy 6.3.3
Carbonlib 1.0.4 *
Carbonlib 1.2.5 *
Disc Burner 1.0.1 *
Ethernet Update 1.0
Font Manager Update 1.0
HyperCard Player 2.4.1
iMovie Update 2.0.3 *
iTunes 1.1 *
Mac OS 8.6 Update
Mac OS 9.0.4 Update *
Mac OS 9.1 Update *
MacsBug 6.6.3
MRJ 2.2.4 *
OpenGL 1.2.1 *
Quicktime 5.0b11 *
ResEdit 2.1.3
TomeViewer 1.3d3

* New or updated since the previous CDOQ


April Demo by Owen Saxton

A-Dock 2.3
A-Dock is like the Application Switcher that comes built-in with Mac OS but on steroids... Why another application switcher will you ask? First let's see what A-Dock can do and what the Application Switcher cannot. A-Dock is minimized to one icon when you don't use it. So it saves space on your monitor. A-Dock is stuck to the screen edges. Switching your monitor resolution will not move the dock to a place you don't want like the App Switcher does everytime I play Quake 2. A-Dock displays a menu when you control-click (or click&hold with FinderPop) from where you can quit or hide an application. If Wapp pro 2.7 or newer is also installed, you have access to all the windows of each application. Shareware $7.

Bitwise 2.3.3
Bitwise is a versatile, yet easy to use calculator with many unique features. It was specifically designed for programmers of personal computers and microprocessors. In fact, Bitwise is actually two calculators in one; with independent registers for integer and floating point math. Shareware $10.

Carbonic 1.0b3
Drag an application into Carbonic's window and it tells you whether it's Carbon (works with OS X) or not. Free.

Freaky Tuner 1.0
Freaky Tuner allows you to play any note from a number of instruments for tuning purposes. Free.

Gauge PRO 1.1
Gauge PRO reports not only the type of CPU but also its speed - to a hundredth of a megahertz. It also reports the cache bus and main system bus speeds. Why? You can't always tell how fast a computer is by looking at it. For instance, the 7500 shipped with a 100MHz 601 CPU, but it could be easily upgraded to run 500MHz with a MAXpowr processor upgrade. So how do you know how fast it is without opening the case and looking at what's installed? Use Gauge PRO! Free.

gnuplot 3.7.1
gnuplot is a well-known scientific plotting application. It supports 2- and 3-D plots, scripting, nonlinear least-squares fitting, user-defined functions, a wide variety of graphics formats, and other features. Free.

iCamMaster 1.8.0 PPC
iCamMaster 1.8.0 OSX

iCamMaster is a internet application specialized in collecting, viewing and recording webcams. Collecting webcams is very easy using your preferred web browser. Once collected, webcams can be placed on your desktop. iCamMaster periodically retrieves the latest picture for each webcam.iCamMaster comes with more than 1000 precollected webcams, so you can start virtually traveling immediately. Shareware $20.

Opera 5.0tp1c
Opera is a relatively new web browser, designed to be small and fast. This is a technology preview version and has a limited lifetime. It also is missing some features such as Java, Applescript, file uploading and source viewing. Free.

Poor Man's Solitaire 2.2.1
Poor Man's Solitaire offers 50 different variations, from the familiar Klondike, to more obscure games like Will O the Wisp. You'll be able to learn new games quicker in the new version, as it is easy to display the characteristics of each pile, the piletype and what card(s) are necessary to build on it. Not only that, you can examine the contents of any pile at any time, or turn over the aces,wherever they are hidden. If you forget how a certain game is played, it's easy to bring up the rules summary for the current game. Shareware $13.

RTF-to-Styled Text 1.0
This is a simple batch conversion utility which translates Rich Text Format (RTF) documents to standard Macintosh styled text documents (SimpleText). Free. 

simpleDays 1.2
simpleDays™ is a unique personal information and time management tool. Features include: a perpetual calendar, popup reminders of special events, "to do" management, a personal journal, a day planner, contact information management, storage of and access to internet favorites, on-line help, and more. Shareware $15.

The Atomic Mac 5.0.0
The Atomic Mac is a periodic table of the elements for theMacintosh. In addition to the usual information found in such programs, TheAtomic Mac also contains a wealth of nuclear information on each isotope,including half life, decay mode, and daughter products. X-ray data (fluorescence and binding energies) is also available. A molecular weight calculator makes it easy to find the molecular weight of compounds. A shaded diagram showing the ranges of physical properties makes it easy to visualize relationships across the periodic table. Data is displayed for many physical properties. Shareware $25.


Security Alert!

From Your Shareware Team

Outlook Express and Outlook users are advised a critical update has been issued by Microsoft. The patch addresses a vulnerability wherein an attacker could take any action the user himself could take.

The following is a hoax:

Warning: PrettyPark will destroy your hard drive, Sector Zero will be killed, and whatever is left will be eradicated by an email called "An Internet Flower For You."

Relax. Don't forward that warning


Tip O' the Month

From Your Shareware Team

If you have a plug-in for Eudora, don't automatically put it in the Eudora Plugins folder. That folder is for UNUSED plug-ins. Put the plug-in into the Eudora Stuff folder. Then it will work. The fact that Plugins that you wish to use are supposed to go into the Eudora Stuff folder is mentioned in the Read Me in the Eudora Plugins folder.



Mac basics we sometimes forget

A handy item in the Apple Menu is actually 3 sub-menues: Recent Applications, Recent Documents, and Recent Servers. They record the last few items you have used (in those categories) so that you can quickly return to them. For instance, if you are working on a Word document, it will usually be in the Recent Documents menu for a while. Obviously, if you are working on a LOT of documents, only the most recent will remain. You have some control over this, however - you can go into the Apple Menu Options control panel and change the number of items retained. If you don't like, say, the Recent Servers item, just set its memory to 0 and the item will disappear from the Apple Menu. If you don't want ANY of these Recent lists, turn off the feature.

The items are actually aliases in a special folder. The finder keeps the lists alphabetized just like the Apple Menu itself.



My choices, only, out of hundreds of items every month. Drop me a note for YOUR favorite. Links below are either info about or actual downloads, and include commercial products, as well as shareware. These do NOT include demos or beta releases. You might check out Version Tracker for more.
® means update to recently released CDOQ item. Wish we could catch them all....

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Disc Burner 1.0.1 - Create/burn data CDs with CD-RW drives

iMovie 2.0.3 - Digital video editing system

iTunes 1.1 - MP3 player, encoder, burner to make your own CDs

4D 6.5.8 - 4th Dimension relational database system

Adobe Acrobat 5.0 - Create & edit PDF files

File Buddy 6.0.6 - extensive desktop & file/folder editing & task tool

GraphicConverter 4.0.4 - View, edit, and convert most any graphic file format

Kaleidoscope 2.3.1 - user interface enhancement utility (2.3->2.3.1 update)

Adobe Photoshop 6.0.1 - Premier photo and graphic tool.

TechTool Pro 3.0.3 - Hardware/software diagnostic tool

TurboTax Deluxe for Mac 2000 00.00b - Popular tax software (was MacinTax)

SMUG Navigation Bar

Andromeda Galaxy


©copyright 2000, Louis Bookbinder -
other sources credited where known. Trademark credits, where omitted, remain with their owners  -   updated 1 January 2001


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