SHAREWARE NEWS

August 2001

by Louis Bookbinder

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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SHAREWARE SAMPLE

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

SMUG CD-ROM of the Quarter - Summer 2001

The List:

New Contents

Audio & Music
Gnome 1.0
Metronome 1.0 68K
Metronome 1.0 PPC

Comm
iCab 2.5.1b2
Opera 5.0b1 PPC
PixNewsMacFREE 1.0.0 PPC
SweetMail 2.09r7 PPC
Unlimited FTP 2.2 Demo
VNC 3.3.3b2

Design & Graphics
Painting 2.0.2 68K
Painting 2.0.2 PPC
PixelToy 2.5b3 Carbon
Rainbow Painter 2.0.1
Screen Catcher 2.3.4

Development

Fun and Games
Enigma 2.0 Carbon
NemoNemo 1.5f11

Interface
DeskPictRotator 1.5.5
DeskPictRotator Pro 1.0.2
File Freak 3.3 Carbon
Icon Tools 1.6
IconMacher 1.5.4
Joliet Volume Access 1.4.2
Monitorer 1.0.1
Nicer Trash Icons
Pretty Scroll 2.0.1
TypeIt4Me 4.8.2

Kitchen Sink
GrafEq 2.10 68K
GrafEq 2.10 PPC
MacTypingTutor 5.1 Carbon

Multimedia
PhotoUpload 1.0.
VCD Player 1.5.0

OS X
BookTracker 1.0.1 OSX
BrickHouse 1.1b5 OSX
Desktop Calendar 0.3d OSX
eeShutdown 1.0 Carbon
Egg Timer 3.0 OSX
Fizzilla 0.9.1 Carbon
FreeRPN 1.0 OSX
MacJanitor 1.0 OSX
MenuStrip 1.8 OSX
NemoNemo 1.5f11 Carbon
NewsWatcher-X 2.2.3b1 Carbon
NinjaCalc 0.5 OSX
OmniDictionary 2.0b2 OSX
Opera 5.0b1 Carbon
PixNewsMacFREE 1.0.0 Carbon
SweetMail 2.09r7 OSX
TheCowCatchingGame 1.62 OSX

Palm
4T NOX 2.7 PalmOS
HeliResuce 1.1f PalmOS
Palm OS Emulator 3.2
Palm OS Emulator Skins 1.7

Productivity
AccountsAuditor 1.0
Digital Diary? 2.2
ePress 4.0.5
Key Pad 2.0.6 Carbon
Pepper 3.6.5
RPN Calculator 1.09 68K
RPN Calculator 1.09 PPC
VSE My Privacy 1.5

Utilities
Accessus 1.1
DaemonCron Lite 1.5
DIMM First Aid 1.0
Disk Recall 1.2.8
HTML-OptimizerPlus 3.4
MacInstall 1.2.5b1
MacInstallerBuilder 1.0.5
QuickFonts 1.0.1
Red Bird's Quick Scripts
Rosetta 1.2.2
UpdateAgent 8.1

Stock Contents

Applications
CorelDRAW™ 8 LE
Nisus Compact 1.0

Graphics
GifBuilder 1.0
GraphicConverter 4.0.8 68K *
GraphicConverter 4.0.8 PPC *
GraphicConverter 4.0.8 OSX *
Jade 1.2

Internet
AOL Instant Messenger 4.3.1232
Better Telnet 2.0b4
Eudora 5.1 *
Eudora Light 3.1.3
Fetch 4.0 PPC *
Fetch 4.0 68K *
Interarchy 4.1
Internet Config 2.5d2 *
Internet Explorer 5
MACAST Lite 2.1
MacSSH 68K 2.1b8 *
MacSSH PPC 2.1b8 *
MT-NewsWatcher 3.1
Napster 1.0b1.1
Netscape Communicator™ 4.77 *
Netscape Communicator™ 6.1p1 *
Niftytelnet 1.1 ssh r3
NiftyTelnet 1.1 FAT
Outlook Express 5
RealPlayer 8 6.0
Windows Media Player 7.0

Others
DarkSide of the Mac 5.0.6
Default Folder 3.1.2b1 *
Disinfectant 3.7.1
Extension Overload 5.8.4 *
GURU 2.9
Kaleidoscope 2.3.1
MacUser's Kaleidoscope Winners
Mariner LE 3.1.4
MP3 Rage 3.4.1 *
SoundApp68K 2.7.3
SoundAppPPC 2.7.3
SoundJam MP Free 2.5.3 *

Utilities
Acrobat Reader 3.0 68K
Acrobat Reader 5.0 PPC *
ADBProbe 1.0.3
Aladdin DropStuff 6.0.1 *
Aladdin Expander™ 6.0.1 *
BBEdit Lite 6.1.1 *
BBTidy 1.0b9 *
FinderPop 1.9.2
PopChar Lite 2.7.2
PrintToPDF 2.2.2 *
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 4.1.2 PPC *
Tex-Edit Plus 4.1.2b5 OSX*
textSOAP 2.6.4

Apple Contents

Carbonlib 1.0.4
Carbonlib 1.3.1 *
Disc Burner 1.0.1
Disk Copy 6.3.3
Ethernet Update 1.0
Font Manager Update 1.0
HyperCard Player 2.4.1
iMovie Update 2.0.3
iTunes 1.1
iTunes Mac OS 8 patch 1.1.2
Mac OS 8.1 Update
Mac OS 8.6 Update
Mac OS 9.0.4 Update
Mac OS 9.1 Update
MacsBug 6.6.3
MRJ 2.2.5 *
OpenGL 1.2.1
Quicktime 5.0.1 *
ResEdit 2.1.3
TomeViewer 1.3d3

* New or updated since the previous CDOQ

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August Demo by Bill Maxwell

"What I propose is demonstrating the lesser known abilities of Apple's Disk Copy. There are three AppleScripts available to the public. Abet not well advertised. As well as the Apple Software Restore Application that come on the software restoration CD.

"The three scripts are as follows:

"Create Self Mounting Image. This enables Disk Copy to create a self mounting image from an existing image. Once done the file can be sent to a computer devoid of the Disk Copy application and still be able to mount the image. It will tack on a little application to the disk image to accomplish this.See Apple TIL for details: http://til.info.apple.com/techinfo.nsf/artnum/n30619

"Scan Image for ASR. This will add a needed check sum on the image making it possible to use the Apple Software Restoration Application. This can be a free way to produce backup images of your system. Here is the link to download the files from Apple. However i already have them: ftp://ftp.apple.com/developer/Development_Kits/Installer_SDK/Installer_SDK_1.2.4/macbinary-segments/

"And the gory details from Apple: http://developer.apple.com/testing/docs/TNasr.html

and http://til.info.apple.com/techinfo.nsf/artnum/n24270

with http://til.info.apple.com/tilww.nsf/Web+Search+Simple

"Segment Image. This enables you to take a image that is too large for a type of medium. Then break it down to a number of files that are not too big to put on your media.

"Disk Copy can also make read-only compressed images. This not only saves disk space but is a excellent way to distribute your software. The images can be mounted and contain a fully functional application even thought the image itself is compressed to about half the size!"

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Security Alert!

From Your Shareware Team

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Tip O' the Month

From Thomas Carlson

Eudora to the Macs!

Suppose you want to convert an Eudora mailbox on your clunky windoze machine to work on your super Macintosh. How do you do it? Try one of these methods:

a) FTP the files to another machine or server (in ASCII mode) from PC and then FTP from there to your Mac

b) FTP in text mode to your unix server (if you have one), then FTP to the new computer.

c) Use a Macintosh shareware program called TextSpresso that will convert the mailboxes from PC to Mac and vice versa.

d) Use File T&C http://users.iol.it/yellowsoft/ to change the file type and creator in bulk. (Other useful tools available at this site, as well.)

e) Use BBedit lite from http://www.barebones.com/ .

f) Create the various mailboxes in Eudora on the Mac, and then transfer contents of the PC mailboxes to the Mac versions.

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SIMPLY MAC

Mac basics we sometimes forget

Folder list views have changed a lot since the old days. Originally Apple gave you a fixed list view with item name, size, type, label, and last modification date. OS 7 allowed you to move columns around - but only globally - all folders had the same list view. OS 8 allowed you to hide columns in individual folders, but NOT globally. Now OS 9 allows you to hide AND move columns. When a window is viewed via list view, the "reset column positions" selection is available. It resets the columns to the default view with proper spacing. If you have changed the column by option dragging the column, it is reset to the default with proper spacing.

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NEW PRODUCT RELEASES

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....

APPLEapple icon 6/26

AppleWorks 6.1.2 - combined word processor, spreadsheet, database, drawing tools...

QuickTime 5.0.2 - multimedia player & authoring system


Corel Bryce 5.0 - 3D landscape terrain generation

Metrowerks CodeWarrior Pro 6.3 - application development environment

Netscape Communicator 4.7.8 - popular web browser

Default Folder 3.1.2 - enhances Open/Save dialog boxes for better ease of use

Extension Overload 5.8.6 - extension, control panel, CSM & CMM info tool

File Buddy 6.1.1 - extensive desktop & file/folder editing & task tool

Macromedia FreeHand 10.0 - popular illustration tool, demo now available

iCab 2.5.2 - Lean, popular alternative Web browser

DataViz MacLinkPlus 13 - Mac/PC file translation program

Meeting Maker 7.0.1 - cross platform calendaring and group scheduling solution

Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0.2 - PIM to organize your schedule & contacts

Opera 5.0b2 - next generation browser

Microsoft Outlook 2001 9.0 - client for the Microsoft Exchange system

Adobe PageMaker 7.0 - professional page layout application

PrintToPDF 2.2.3 - creates simple PDF files from any app

TechTool Lite 3.0.1 - analyze system for damage, info, easily zap PRAM & rebuild desktop

TechTool Pro 3.0.4 - hardware/software diagnostic tool SMUG Navigation Bar

Andromeda Galaxy

credits

©copyright 2001, Louis Bookbinder - booky1@earthlink.net
other sources credited where known. Trademark credits, where omitted, remain with their owners  -   updated 25 July 2001

 

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