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Drive Monitor 4.0.0
Drive Monitor displays a window that lists the vitals for all of the currently mounted drives. Free
Extension Overload 4.9
Extension Overload is your all round extension & control panel management solution. It offers detail information of 2750 extensions and control panels in your system. It also lets you activate and deactivate them, so that you can always easily tailor your system to your current requirements. In addition, Extension Overload includes a useful collection of helpful information and tidbits. $20
Funny Quotes 68K
Funny Quotes is a collection of odd snippets of "wisdom" and an engine to present them in random order. Or you can browse. Pick a category. Free.
iBar is an internet-savvy launcher that combines applications, documents, favorites, bookmarks and music in one simple floating window. The window floats over all applications providing quick access to the different items. In addition to this the ibar can also check for waiting e-mail and launch documents dropped on the iBar icon. Requires MacOS 8.1 or better and Quicktime 4.1. $15
iPuzzle is a 15-square puzzle featuring the iMac. Pretty simple. Free.
MacPredictions a general purpose fortune telling utility. Just ask it a question and MacPredictions will respond with the answer! Or, enter the Lotto area and answer the requested information and it will tell you your lucky numbers! Yeah, right! Free, and worth every penny!
UnCoverIt is a shareware application that automatically generates labels for different kinds of storage medias. Unlike other label printing applications you don't have to enter the name of the files on your disk manually. UnCoverIt places icons and file names automatically at the right place and the right size. Needs MacOS 8.0 or better. $10
Whoopie is a kludge installer. With it you can assign command-E to Empty Trash, command-K to Shutdown, and/or rename the Special menu to anything you want. Whoopie. Requires MacOS 8.0 or better. Free.
The SMUG CD-ROM
For those of you who did not attend the meeting in April, the shareware team (which did NOT present the shareware due to more important matters) announced that, as of July, we would no longer sell new Disks of the Month. At the July meeting we would start selling Disk of the Quarter, but these would be CD-ROMs, with a lot more stuff on them.
What kind of stuff? 2 kinds:
We will release a new CD-ROM the first month of each quarter. Those months are July, October, January, and April. However, each CD-ROM will contain the collected efforts of 3 team members, so we will take 3 months to demo. Thus, even though you can get in July what we demo in July, August, and September, you will have to wait for the demo if you don't want to try it first by yourself. Likewise, though I will list the disk contents in the newsletter and webpage on issue months, detailed descriptions will have to wait.
Oh, yes, CD-ROMs are $10 each. And no, we will not issue an additional annual CD-ROM - we aren't THAT good! I hope you find the new format and greater quantity worth your money. And we will still have back issues of floppy DOMs while they last. Shareware is a major part of SMUG's budget, so I hope you will continue to support us.
(CD-ROMOQ or CD-ROM of the Quarter is so clumsy - anyone have a better name?)
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
® means update to recently released DOM item. Wish we could catch them all....
FireWire 2.3.3 - drivers for FireWire equipped Macs (OS 9.0.4 installs 2.3.3)
Mac OS 9 9.0.4 - fixes & improvements for the system
QuickTime 4.1.1 - use your QuickTime Updater if installed or download the 'full' installer
Alsoft DiskWarrior 2.0.2 - rebuilds, optimizes & fixes all disk directories, OS 9.0.4 fix
Adobe Illustrator 9.0 - taking orders to ship in June for the vector graphics creation tool
AOL Instant Messenger 3.5966 - instant chat/voice notification utility between online users
Now Up-to-Date & Contact 3.9 - update for the scheduler/contact manager tool
Casady & Greene SpellCatcher 8.1.2 - multilingual spell checker, dictionary, thesaurus...
MicroMat TechTool Pro 2.5.4 - fixes for the hardware/software diagnostic tool
other sources credited where known. Trademark credits, where omitted, remain with their owners - updated 18 April 2000