January 2002

by Louis Bookbinder





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

SMUG CD-ROM of the Quarter - Winter 2002

The List:

New Contents

Audio & Music
Amazing Slow Downer 1.1.5
iCDc 2.1.1
OneshotRecorder 1.4.1

iGetter 1.5
Lestrade 3.0.5
Mactella 1.3.5
Newswatcher-X 2.2.3b2 (Carbon)
Thoth 1.4.3 Carbon
Transmit 1.7b2

Design & Graphics
Digital Design Buddy 2.5
FuturePaint 2
Lemon 1.1
Starfish Pro 1.0

Smile 1.8.4

Fun and Games
Acronyms 3.0
Cat and Mouse 2.1
Khufu 0.9.1b
Netrikulator 1.0.2
Nevermind 1.1
Qube 1.1
WingNuts 1.0 Carbon

CSManager 2.0
Desktop Pets 1.0
Grabby Window 1.0b5
Holiday Lights 5.2
SpeedApp 2.2.1
TypeRecorder 1.2.1
WorkStrip 1.5.1

Kitchen Sink
Auction Action Tracker 2.9.2
CarCare 3.3
Crossword Express 5.5
Customer Tracker 2.5.1
GolfMeister 3.0.1
Language Assistant 2.5
NP Grade 1.5.1
QuickFinance 3.5.1
Son of Weather Grok 4.1.3
Stargazer's Delight 5.1

Goldberg 2.2 Carbon
Goldberg 2.2.1 Updater Carbon
Ptah 1.4.3
simpleSlide 2.16

Ämazing Slow Downer 1.1.5 OSX
Auction Action Tracker 2.9.2 Carbon
Cat-in-the-Dock 1.2
ClipWorks 2.0.1 OSX
Customer Tracker 2.5.1 Carbon
Desktop Pets 1.0 OSX
DiskCatalogMaker X 2.5.1
Dock-It 0.6.5
Get Info 0.9.2
Goldberg 2.2 OSX
iCDc 2.1.1 OSX
IconCleaner 1.1 Carbon
iGetter 1.5 OSX
iOrganizer 2.1 Carbon
Listen&Type X 1.0
MacReporter 1.03
Mactella 1.2b1 OSX
myPong 1.00
Nevermind 1.1 Carbon
NP Grade 1.5.1 OSX
Password Retriever 2.6.7 Carbon
Personal Organizer 4.0 OSX
Plasma Tunnel Screensaver 1.2.3
PrefsOverload 3.5pr2 OSX
simpleSlide 2.16 Carbon
Snard 0.9
SSH Helper 0.2
TinkerTool 2.0
TransmitX 1.7b2
Watson 1.04
Wreath-in-the-Dock 1.0
XRay 1.0b6


CCN Plus 1.6
Coffee Break Pro 1.0
Email Magician 1.0.6
iOrganizer 2.1
Listen&Type 2.21
Personal Organizer 4.0

Asynckeys! 1.5
ClipWorks 2.0.1
Dated Folder 2.6
Disk Watcher 1.0.6
DiskCatalogMaker 2.5.1
IconCleaner 1.1
icWord 2.0
iDisk Manager 1.0
iDisk Mounter 1.8
MacSentry 1.0.1
Nimda Cleaner 1.0b3
OTTool 1.2.1
Password Retriever 2.6.7
PrefsOverload 3.5pr2
typeXchanger 3.0
Web Confidential 3.0 Carbon

Stock Contents

CorelDRAW™ 8 LE
Nisus Compact 1.0

GifBuilder 1.0
GraphicConverter 4.2 68K *
GraphicConverter 4.2 PPC *
GraphicConverter 4.2 Carbon *
Jade 1.2

AOL Instant Messenger 4.3.1232
Better Telnet 2.0b4
Eudora 5.1
Eudora Light 3.1.3
Fetch 4.0.1 PPC *
Fetch 4.0.1 68K*
Interarchy 5.0.1 *
Internet Config 2.5d2
Internet Explorer 5.1 *
MACAST Lite 2.1
MacSSH 68K 2.1fc2 *
MacSSH PPC 2.1fc2 *
MT-NewsWatcher 3.1
Napster 1.0b1.1
Netscape Communicator™ 4.7.9 *
Netscape Communicator™ 6.2.1 *
Netscape Communicator™ 6.2.1 OSX*
Netscaoe MRJ Plugin 1.0b2 *
Niftytelnet SSH 1.1r3
NiftyTelnet 1.1 FAT
Outlook Express 5.0.3 *
RealPlayer 8 6.0
Windows Media Player 7.01

DarkSide of the Mac 5.0.6
Default Folder 3.1.3 *
Disinfectant 3.7.1
Extension Overload 5.9.4 *
GURU 2.9
Kaleidoscope 2.3.1
MacUser's Kaleidoscope Winners
Mariner LE 3.1.4
MP3 Rage 4.1 *
SoundApp68K 2.7.3
SoundAppPPC 2.7.3
SoundJam MP Free 2.5.3

Acrobat Reader 3.0 68K
Acrobat Reader 5.0.5 PPC *
ADBProbe 1.0.3
Aladdin DropStuff 6.0.1
Aladdin Expander™ 6.5.1 *
Andrew's Disk Copy Scripts 2.1.1 *
BBEdit Lite 6.1.2 *
BBTidy 1.0b9
FinderPop 1.9.2
PopChar Lite 2.7.2
PrintToPDF 2.3 *
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 4.1.3b3 OSX*
textSOAP 3.1.2 *

Apple Contents

Carbonlib 1.0.4
Carbonlib 1.5 *
Disc Burner 1.0.1
Disk Copy 6.3.3
HyperCard Player 2.4.1
iMovie Update 2.1.1 *
MRJ 2.2.5
OpenGL 1.2.1
ResEdit 2.1.3
* New or updated since the previous CDOQ


January Demo by Thomas Carlson
(might possibly include):

Cat-in-the-Dock 1.2
Silliness involving a cat. Drag to the dock and enjoy. Mac OSX Free

DiskCatalogMakerX 2.5
DiskCatalogMaker is a simple disk management tool which catalogs disks. Requires Mac OS 7.0 or later. DiskCatalogMaker for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X 10.0.4 or later. $18.00

iCDc 2.1.1
iCDc 2.1.1 OSX
iCDc is an internet enabled Audio CD catalogue tool. With iCDc you can view and edit the contents of the CD Remote Programs file and the CD Remote Programs Plus file. These files store the Audio CD information that Audio CD players such as iTunes, NetCD and SoundJam displays when playing an Audio CD. MacOS X or later $10.00

iOrganizer 2.1
iOrganizer 2.1 Carbon
iOrganizer is an organizational application that helps you keep up with your busy world of contacts, websites, and events. MacOS X or later $25.00

MacReporter 1.03
Displays news in the dock. MacOS X. $12

myPong 1.01
Classic game comes to MacOS X. $5

Newswatcher-X 2.2.3b2 Carbon
Newswatcher for X. A newsgroup reader and posting program. MacOS X Free

OneshotRecorder 1.4.1
Record sound onto your hard disk. Features simple operation, realtime compression and timer recording. OS 8 +. $10.00

OTTool 1.2.1
OTTool provides a synopsis of the AppleTalk and IP configuration parameters within Apple Computer's Open Transport networking architecture. In addition, OTTool allows users on IP networks to make Domain Name Server (DNS) queries, ping devices using ICMP Pings, trace IP routes (UNIX traceroute), as well as other functions. Requires OS 8 or higher. Free.

Plasma Tunnel Screensaver 1.2.3
An openGL screensaver module featuring interesting visual effects. Requires OS X. Free.

Transmit 1.7b2
TransmitX 1.7b2
The best FTP program on any platform. MacOS 8+ or X $24.95


Security Alert!

From Your Shareware Team

Beware geeks bearing grifts.-------------------------------------------------

Tip O' the Month

Gavin told us about Apple's free webspace service - iTools. Owen Saxton discovered this:

Once you have set up your iTools account via the web interface (you need OS 9 to be able to do this), you can use the Chooser to mount your iDisk on the desktop. To do this, open the Chooser, select AppleShare and click on the "Server IP Address..." button. In the dialog box that appears, type "" as the name of the server. This will (it may take a while) bring up the standard "Connect to File Server" dialog box, in which you type your iTools name and password. This in turn brings up the standard disk list dialog box, containing just your iDisk. Click "OK" and your iDisk will be mounted. Even though you need OS 9 to set up an iTools account, you can mount your iDisk using any version of the OS since 8.1. -------------------------------------------------


Mac basics we sometimes forget

How to make that window go away? This is a basic problem on computers - when doing more than one thing, we need to hide other activities which take up screen space. Early in the Mac OS game, Apple invented the Hide function in the application menu (right end of menu bar). Even easier is the fact that clicking in any covered up window to bring it to the front (doesn't make the old window go away, just takes over most of its real estate). But with OS 7, Apple adopted a new way - one adopted from shareware - windowshades. Doubleclick on the title bar and the window vanishes - except the title bar. In OS 8 Apple extended this by adding a windowshade button to the title bar.

OS X changed all this. Windows no longer vanish or roll up - but they DO go away - to the dock. In fact, if you want the current window to vanish, do just what you did before - click on the vanish button, or even doubleclick on the title bar. The window now sits in the dock waiting to be revived.


NEW PRODUCT RELEASES 11/20 thru 01/04

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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CarbonLib 1.5 - for using Carbon based apps

Final Cut Pro 3.0 - professional video editing, compositing, special effects

iTunes 2.0.3 - MP3 player, encoder, & burner

Mac OS 9.2.2 - updates 9.2.1 for G3s or higher

Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0.5 - view, navigate, print PDF files

BBEdit 6.5.1 - popular HTML & text editing tool

Corel Bryce 5.01 - 3D landscape terrain generation

Deneba Canvas 8.0.1 - vector, bitmap, text media illustration software

Metrowerks CodeWarrior Pro 7.1 - application development environment

Conflict Catcher 9.0 - Startup file management and conflict testing utility

Extension Overload 5.9.4 - extension, control panel, CSM & CMM info tool

File Buddy 6.1.6b - extensive desktop & file/folder editing & task tool

FileMaker Pro 5.5v2 - popular database application

GraphicConverter 4.2 - view, edit, and convert most any graphic file format

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1 - popular web browser

IPNetSentry 1.3.2 - firewall stops hackers, intruders, Code Red-type worms

Mactella 1.3.5 - Client for the Gnutella file sharing system

MP3 Rage 4.1 - Gnutella/Napster client, MP3 tag editor, player, cataloger...

Netscape 6.2.1 - integrated customizable web browser & email client

Lotus Notes Domino 5.0.9 - client for the messaging & collaboration system

Opera 5.0b5 - next generation browser

Intuit Quicken 2002 Deluxe R2 11.0.1 - finance management software

TurboTax Deluxe for Mac 2001 1.0 - popular tax software (was MacinTax)

Connectix Virtual PC 5.0 - PC emulator to run Windows software

Nisus Writer 6.5 - multilingual word processor & outliner SMUG Navigation Bar

Andromeda Galaxy


©copyright 2002, Louis Bookbinder -
other sources credited where known. Trademark credits, where omitted, remain with their owners  -   updated 16 January 2002


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