February 2001

by Louis Bookbinder





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

SMUG CD-ROM of the Quarter - Winter 2001

February Demo by Bob Markevitch



Security Alert!

From Your Shareware Team

The newest email virus, Davinia, overwrites all files on the drive making recovery impossible. Davinia is just another example of viruses that infect simply by reading email, no opening of attachment necessary. PC virus, but don't spread it! Find out what steps you need to take to prevent such an infection.


Tip O' the Month

From Your Shareware Team

You know how to make a pop-up tab out of a folder window: drag the title of the window to the bottom of the screen, it turns into a tab. It only works for folder windows, however. It does not work for the notebook window or any other application window. It also works for any volume window. But, since icons for volumes already appear on the desktop, why bother?

To get applications available on the desktop, use a launcher, or just put an alias icon on the desktop. If all you want is the name of the application, paste on a blank icon, or shove the icon up under the menubar, leaving the name only below. Doubleclick to launch.



Mac basics we sometimes forget

Save As (from Cindy's World)

Most applications which create documents have both a SAVE option (command-S) and a SAVE AS option. What is the difference?

If you are creating a brand new document, nothing. Save and Save-As do the same thing. But if you open an existing document, Save updates the disk copy of your document, Save-As asks you first, or lets you save as a totally new document. Why do this?



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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Disk First Aid 8.6 - Drive repair utility for OS 9.04

iTunes 1.0 - MP3 player, encoder, burner

OpenGL 1.2.1 - 3D libraries for apps that use OpenGL

OS 9.1 - a sneak release upgrading the latest OS

Bare Bones BBEdit 6.0.2 - Popular HTML & text editing tool

DiskWarrior 2.1 - Rebuilds, optimizes & fixes all disk directories

DiskWarrior Extension 2.0.5 - Updates 2.0.x for OS 9.1 compatibility

Extension Overload 5.7 - Extension, control panel, CSM & CMM info tool, OS 9.1 fix

File Buddy 6.0.2 - extensive desktop & file/folder editing & task tool

GraphicConverter 4.0.2 - view, edit, and convert most any graphic file format

iCab Pre2.4 - Lean, popular alternative Web browser

Adobe Illustrator 9.0.2 - popular vector graphics creation tool

Interarchy 4.0 - (was Anarchie) file transfer, server/network info tool

IomegaWare 2.8 - Zip & Jaz drivers & software tools

Timbuktu Pro 5.2.4 - Remote control & file exchange system

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

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Andromeda Galaxy


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other sources credited where known. Trademark credits, where omitted, remain with their owners  -   updated 1 January 2001


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