July 2001

by Louis Bookbinder





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

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


Fun and Games
Enigma 2.0 Carbon
NemoNemo 1.5f11

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

PhotoUpload 1.0.
VCD Player 1.5.0

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 *

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


July Demo by Owen Saxton

Enigma 2.0
This code-breaking puzzler will stump you faster than an unattended tourniquet! Monty, a connoisseur of the fine migraine, swears by this game. Can you crack the code and find out what's in the Enigma Briefcase? This puzzle game is a logic challenge unlike any other. Requires Mac OS 8.6 or higher, or Mac OS X. $15.

Gnome 1.0
Gnome is a simple but effective metronome / click track / beat keeper for use by musicians. Free.

Icon Tools 1.6
With a single click (actually, a control-click), Icon Tools can copy, paste, rotate, flip, reduce, or apply special effects to file, folder and disk icons. Requires Mac OS 8.0 or higher. $15.

IconMacher 1.5.4
IconMacher is an application that generates icon pictures for use in the Finder. Free.

Key Pad 2.0.6
Providing a central location for internet passwords, bank accounts, license numbers, and other important data. Fast and compact, Key Pad is perfectly suited for use as an Apple Menu item. Requires Mac OS 8.5 or higher, or Moc OS X. $10.

MacInstallerBuilder 1.0.5
Affordable solution for software distribution, be it over the Internet or via CD. Allowing the end user to easily install software or documentation anywhere on their Apple Macintosh. There is only one-off payment to use this software, no extra costs to distribute any installer built with MacInstallerBuilder. Requires Mac OS 8.6 or higher. $35.

Metronome 1.0
Metronome is a simple metronome program with adjustable frequency between 40 and 240 beats per minute, and four different sounds to choose from. Free.

PhotoUpload 1.0.2
PhotoUpload is a utility to help build, manage, and share picture albums over the web. After your album is created on your Macintosh you can upload it to one of the supported free photo sharing sites on the web and share it with others. PhotoUpload supports over 30 types of image formats and automatically translates non GIF or JPEG files to JPEG before uploading, among a number of other features. It is especially useful for photo professionals who are required to upload images in bulk. Currently supports and Requires Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X. $20.

RPN Calculator 1.09
RPN Calculator is a simple yet powerful calculator for MacOS. It has a scalable interface via function palettes. It is one of the only Mac Calcs that handles complex number arithmetic as easily as an HP. Has a 100 element stack and 8 memories as well. Requires System 7.5 or higher. Free.

TypeIt4Me 4.8.2
Anytime you enter text in your Mac by typing it at the keyboard, TypeIt4Me can help you do it faster and more accurately.First you define a number of abbreviations and the full text entries that they represent, then you watch the Mac expand them on the fly even as you continue typing! $27.


Security Alert!

From Your Shareware Team

A mass mailing email worm targeting Macintosh computers directs the infected user's browser to an online archive of the popular U.S. television show, "The Simpsons".

The worm is received in an email message which reads:

"Hundreds of Simpsons episodes were just secretly produced and sent out on the internet, if this message gets to you, the episodes are enclosed on the attachment program, which will only run on a Macintosh. You must have system 9.0 or 9.1 to watch the hilarious episodes, in high quality. Just download and open it. From, -- To get random signatures put text files into a folder called "Random Signatures" into your Preferences folder. "

Attached is an AppleScript file named Simpsons Episodes. On MacOS 9.0 or above, if the attachment is opened, the worm installs itself in the Startup Items folder, directs the browser to (a legitimate site offering archives of various Simpson shows and memorabilia), and then mass mails itself to addresses contained in the Outlook Express and Entourage mail clients.

Mac.Simpson can be removed from the system by rebooting your system with the extensions turned off and deleting the Simpsons Episodes file from System Folder | Startup Items. MacInTouch provides a log of the worm's initial discovery and follow-up commentary from readers, along with additional advice for manually removing the worm from the system.


Tip O' the Month

From Your Shareware Team



Mac basics we sometimes forget



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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MRJ 2.2.5 - Mac OS Runtime for Java to run Java apps & applets

Adobe After Effects 5.0 - motion graphics & visual effects software

BBEdit 6.1.2 - popular HTML & text editing too

BBEdit Lite 6.1.1 - Lite version of the powerful text editor

Metrowerks CodeWarrior Pro 6.2 - Application development environment

Extension Overload 5.8.4 - extension, control panel, CSM & CMM info tool

File Buddy 6.1 - extensive desktop & file/folder editing & task tool

FileMaker Pro 5.5 - popular database application

GraphicConverter 4.0.8 - view, edit, and convert most any graphic file format

IomegaWare 3.0 - Zip & Jaz drivers & software tools

REALbasic 3.2.1 - object oriented visual programming environment

Aladdin Spring Cleaning 4.0 - uninstaller & cleaning utility

TechTool Deluxe 2.5.6 - for the version included with AppleCare Protection Plan

Tex-Edit Plus 4.1.2 - Text editor with all the advanced features

Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0 - PIM to organize your schedule & contacts

ViaVoice Enhanced Edition 2.0.3 - voice dictation/speech recognition

SMUG Navigation Bar

Andromeda Galaxy


©copyright 2001, Louis Bookbinder -
other sources credited where known. Trademark credits, where omitted, remain with their owners  -   updated 30 June 2001


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