December 2001

by Louis Bookbinder





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

SMUG CD-ROM of the Quarter - Fall 2001

The List:

New Contents

Audio & Music
Amadeus II 3.2.3
SoundHack 0.88888 PPC
Sweet Midi Player 1.0.0
VSamp 3.2.3

CoolCam 2.0
CrushFTP 3.0b14
Current 1.5
HTML Timer 1.0.1
POPThing 1.6
VSE Link Tester 3.2.1

Design & Graphics
PageSpinner 3.1
Web Color Gem 1.0

MacPERL 5.6.1a5

Fun and Games
A Farewell to Kings 2.0.1
Asteroid Storm 1.0.0
DeadEnd 3D 1.0
Double 2.0.3
glTron 0.61
Life 3.0 Carbon
LifeHex 2.0
MacMAME 0.53a
MacSolitaire 1.6
Mike's Cards 1.8a
Mike's Marbles 1.1a
Sigma Chess 5.1.3
System 47 2.01

BlackWatch 1.5.5
DragThing 4.1
FlavorSavers 2.7.4
MP3 Strip 1.3.2
ShadowKeys 1.2
TimeRunner 0.5

Kitchen Sink
anAtlas 1.5.3
MacFamilyTree 2.6.2
MoviePhile 3.5.5
Periodic Table 3.0
Smell-O-Mints 1.2
Ticker 1.0 Carbon
Time Palette 5.0 Carbon
WattchIT 1.51
WeatherMan 1.2.1

ImageViewer 6.0
Slideshow 2.0 Carbon
Thumbnailer 1.3 PPC

A Farewell to Kings X 2.0.1
Current 1.5 Carbon
JPEGDeux 1.1
MacFamilyTreeX 2.6.2
MetamorphX 3.0
MooseCalc X 10.1.5
Periodic Table X 2.6.2
SoundHack 0.890b13 Carbon
SwitchBack for OS X 3.4.1
Thumbnailer 1.3 Carbon
WeatherManX 1.2.1

SyncBuddy 1.3

Alarm Clock Pro 3.8
BookCase 2.5.2
BinCalc 2.1 Carbon
Calculator 2.0 Carbon
Calendar 2.0 Carbon
EZNote 2.01
MacDICT 2.0.1
MooseCalc 1.1.8
QIF Convert 1.8
TinyPIM 1.3.1
Writer PRO 1.4.1

ASCII Table 1.0.1
Disk Surveyor 2.5
Free Backup II 2.0
InfoEdit 2.0 Carbon
Keychain Unlocker 2.0.6
Sherlock Nobanners - Mac OS 9.1
Synchronize! 3.9.5
The Free Memory Show 2.3
txt2pdf 5.0
WebPrint Plus 4.0 Demo

Stock Contents

CorelDRAW™ 8 LE
Nisus Compact 1.0

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

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 5.0 *
Internet Config 2.5d2
Internet Explorer 5
MACAST Lite 2.1
MacSSH 68K 2.1fc1 *
MacSSH PPC 2.1fc1 *
MT-NewsWatcher 3.1
Napster 1.0b1.1
Netscape Communicator™ 4.7.8 *
Netscape Communicator™ 6.1 *
Niftytelnet SSH 1.1r3
NiftyTelnet 1.1 FAT
Outlook Express 5
RealPlayer 8 6.0
Windows Media Player 7.01

DarkSide of the Mac 5.0.6
Default Folder 3.1.2 *
Disinfectant 3.7.1
Extension Overload 5.9.1 *
GURU 2.9
Kaleidoscope 2.3.1
MacUser's Kaleidoscope Winners
Mariner LE 3.1.4
MP3 Rage 3.7 *
SoundApp68K 2.7.3
SoundAppPPC 2.7.3
SoundJam MP Free 2.5.3

Acrobat Reader 3.0 68K
Acrobat Reader 5.0 PPC
ADBProbe 1.0.3
Aladdin DropStuff 6.0.1
Aladdin Expander™ 6.5 *
BBEdit Lite 6.1.1 *
BBTidy 1.0b9 *
FinderPop 1.9.2
PopChar Lite 2.7.2
PrintToPDF 2.2.5 *
SCSIProbe 5.2
ShrinkWrap™ 2.1
Sleeper 3.5 *
Snitch 2.6.5
Snitch 2.6.6 Updater
TechTool 3.0.1 *
Tex-Edit Plus 4.1.2 PPC
Tex-Edit Plus 4.1.3b2 OSX*
textSOAP 3.0.4 *

Apple Contents

Carbonlib 1.0.4
Carbonlib 1.4 *
Disc Burner 1.0.1
Disk Copy 6.3.3
HyperCard Player 2.4.1
iMovie Update 2.0.3
MRJ 2.2.5
OpenGL 1.2.1
ResEdit 2.1.3
* New or updated since the previous CDOQ


December Demo by Owen Saxton (again)

Alarm Clock Pro 3.8
Long past are the days of fiddling around with complicated digital alarm clocks. Alarm Clock Pro has three clearly labeled devices: Classic, Perpetual and Timer. Simply click on the desired alarm type, set the alarm time and you're off!

We've purchased all those other alarm clocks which only allow you to set one ring time; Alarm Clock Pro is not one of them. The Perpetual module of the application lets you set seven alarms to ring between now and December 31st, 2040. Classic, another module, allows you to set another seven alarms to ring once everyday, weekday or weekend. The module entitled Timer works just like your standard kitchen timer except it doesn't require any batteries.

Use MP3s, CD Tracks, live Internet audio streams and pretty much anything else as your ring sound. Nevermore wake up in a grumpy mood because of your standard alarm clocks rude buzzing alert.

Alarm Clock Pro is for everyone from businessmen to day care workers. Never miss an important meeting, forget about the cookies in the oven, or miss your favorite TV show. This astonishing product has more uses than one ever imagined!

Requires OS 8.0 or higher with CarbonLib. $9.97.

anAtlas 1.5.3
anAtlas is a simple yet powerful tool for locating places on Earth. Detailed results are listed and displayed on a map of the world. anAtlas can search its local database of over 60,000 places, or search more comprehensive databases via the Internet.


Requires OS 8 or higher. Free.

Double 2.0.3
Double is a solitaire game, inspired by the old Chinese game called "Mah-jongg". Its purpose is to be educational, intellectually stimulating and fun for the whole family. Requires OS 8.1 or higher with CarbonLib. Free.

FlavorSavers 2.7.4
FlavorSavers are your Mac's ultimate screensaver package. They will save your Mac's screen from phosphor burn-in, look really cool (impress your friends!) and provide security for your system while you're away. FlavorSavers is application based, so it provides a very stable environment for your Macintosh, unlike those other packages, such as... well, we won't name names. Requires Mac OS 8.0 or higher. $25.

InfoEdit 2.0 Carbon
InfoEdit is constructed as an expanded version of a Navigation Services dialog. It lets you view and change the Finder attributes of files, folders, and volumes, including type/creator, dates, attribute bits, and permissions. Requires OS 9 and above. Free.

MacDICT 2.0.1
MacDICT is a DICT client. The DICT protocol lets you access a number of databases available online. MacDICT currently connects to $10.

Slideshow 2.0 Carbon
Slideshow is a simple picture viewing utility. It will display a folder of JPEGs, GIFs, PNGs, or PICTs. Choose pictures from a dialog or just drag files and folders onto the application's icon. Requires OS 9 or higher. Free.

Smell-O-Mints 1.2
Smell-O-Mints 1.2 Carbon
Smell-O-Mints is a Periodic table of the elements for the Macintosh. It's just a periodic table of all the chemical elements known at this time. Run the mouse over an element symbol to get a little more information on the item, like atomic weight, radioactive properties, and atomic number. You can use the popup menu to switch between the basic table and a table of solids, liquids and gases. Requires OS 8.6 or higher. Free.

Sweet Midi Player 1.0.0
Sweet MIDI Player is a MIDI player for not only auditioning all types of MIDI files, but for modifying the MIDI files themselves. Use its mixer-like interface to easily edit the control messages, transpose the music, change the tempo, mute desired MIDI channels, and save the end results to disk. It also includes a Jukebox function which allows you to create playlists with up to 99 songs. Requires OS 8.1 or higher. $25.

Ticker 1.0 Carbon
Ticker downloads stock quotes and displays them in a list.

Requires OS 9 or higher. Free.

Writer PRO 1.4.1
Writer PRO is a new Word Processor for the Mac OS. It is not designed to be an all-powerful, do-everything program, but a small application for reading and modifying text files, with a few unusual features to boot. Requires Mac OS 8.5, Applescript, PowerSMS for SMS Sender, Excalibur for spell checker, Internet connection for Internet Dictionary, SMS Sender and AutoUpdate. $15.


Security Alert!

From Your Shareware Team


Tip O' the Month

from TechTV Macworld Mac Tip: How can you get more out of a search? There are many search engines available, including Yahoo!, AltaVista, Excite, and Google. Lets do Google:

In the search box type This will search for all the pages that are linked to the Google website. Or type cable modems. This searches for cable modems on the techtv website, ignoring all other site matches.

Google is known for its clean interface, but if you want to see category listings or search specifically in a certain area, go to

If you have a favorite search engine, try these search tricks. You can also look on other sites for a link that reads Advanced Search or Search Tips for more advanced uses. -------------------------------------------------


Mac basics we sometimes forget

from TechTV Macworld Mac Tip: When you perform a search using Mac Help (found under the Help menu in the Finder), you may see a "Broaden My Search" link at the bottom of the results page. If you click on it, Apple Help Viewer will repeat your search, generally returning more results.

What's going on? With a normal search, the search engine first looks for relevant articles only in the specific area of Help you happen to be using-- QuickTime Help, AppleScript Help, and so on. When you activate Broaden My Search mode, the engine searches across all of the Mac Help areas simultaneously, often providing a wider range of articles on your topic.


NEW PRODUCT RELEASES 10/20 thru 11/20

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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iTunes 2.0.2 - MP3 player, encoder, & burner

FWB BackUp ToolKit 3.0 - full-featured backup utility

Netscape Communicator 4.7.9 - popular web browser

ConceptDraw Professional 1.7 - diagramming, charting, drawing for techs

Extension Overload 5.9.3 - extension, control panel, CSM & CMM info tool

File Buddy 6.1.4 - extensive desktop & file/folder editing & task tool

FoldersSynchronizer 2.2 - tool to synch and backup files and folders

iCab 2.6 - lean, popular alternative Web browser

Adobe Illustrator 10.0 - popular vector graphics creation tool (now shipping

MP3 Rage 3.9.2 - Gnutella/Napster client, MP3 tag editor, player, cataloger...

Netscape 6.2 - integrated customizable web browser & email client

Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0.3 - (OE) email client/newsreader

PrintToPDF 2.3 - creates simple PDF files from any app

CE QuickMail Pro 3.0 - client component for the email system

REALbasic 3.5.2 - object oriented visual programming environment

Aladdin StuffIt Deluxe 6.5.1 - comprehensive archiving tool

Aladdin StuffIt Lite 6.5.1 - includes StuffIt Expander (free), DropStuff, DropZip, DropTar

Timbuktu Pro 6.0.1 - remote control, file transfer and collaboration tool

SMUG Navigation Bar

Andromeda Galaxy


©copyright 2001, Louis Bookbinder -
other sources credited where known. Trademark credits, where omitted, remain with their owners  -   updated 22 November 2001


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