May 2001

by Louis Bookbinder




Do we demo, or don't we?

Why hasn't the shareware team been demoing? Or if they do, why so few minutes?

Well, apart from the times I arrive late (my fault - many apologies) and a couple of times I had no demo person (hope this won't happen again), there are two reasons: poor scheduling (other presenters use up all our time) or set-up troubles.

BOTH happened last meeting. The shareware team cannot do anything about others eating our time-slot. But we will try to fix the setup problem for this next meeting. A couple of years ago the club bought a ZIP drive so we could set up in advance. Unfortunately, the ZIP is kinda slow to boot from, so we gave that up. But Rich Tucker, who keeps the club Mac, gave me another option - we can borrow one of his many spare external hard drives to set up on. So that part ought to go smoother in future. Also, we decided to try connecting to the internet, and did not have the necessary software! That too will be fixed by next meeting.

Some notes I was unable to offer last meeting:



This month's Free Sample Shareware is no longer available. -------------------------------------------------

SMUG CD-ROM of the Quarter - Spring 2001

The List:

New Contents

Audio & Music
Freaky Tuner 1.0

Auction Monitor 1.2
Autothenticate 1.1.5
DialAssist Set 1.1.1
iCab Preview 2.4 68K
iCab Preview 2.4 PPC
iCab Preview 2.4 OSX
iCamMaster 1.8.0 PPC
iCamMaster 1.8.0 OSX
Lurk 4.3
MacTFTP Client 1.0
Opera 5.0
VSE Be Found 2.5.6

Design & Graphics
HTML Merge 1.0
HTML Optimizer 4.2
Text Cleaner Lite 1.6
VSE Web Site Turbo 4.0 Demo

Emacs 1.0 OSX
Tape 1.6a8

Fun and Games
Equate! 2.0
Poor Man's Solitaire 2.2.1
Waurie 1.0b1 OSX
Waurie 1.0b1 PPC
Wumpus 2.0.1 OSX
Zroids 1.0.0

A-Dock 2.3
Classic Menu 2.1 OSX
DragThing 2.9
iLife 1.0
Ivan's Color Picker 1.5.1
NekoOnDesktop 0.5 OSX
OpenStrip 0.4 OSX
Power Windows 2.4.5
ScriptStrip 1.1
Smart Window 1.6 PPC
Smart Window 1.6 68K
SpeakTime 1.2.3
TinkerTool 1.2 OSX
X-Launch 2.1

Kitchen Sink
Budget 2.4.2 OSX
Flashcard Wizard 1.2
MyCheckBook 1.5b1
SETI@home 3.03 OSX
The Atomic Mac 5.0.0

MacVCD 2.0 PPC
Outlaw 0.1b1 OSX
SteveMovieFloat 2.0
The Gimp 1.0.4 OSX

Address Pad 1.2.5
Background Calendar 1.0
Bitwise 2.3.3
Floatpad 1.1
gnuplot 3.7.1
Midius ProjectPlanner 1.3.2
MultiTimer Pro 3.5.5
NotePad Deluxe 2.1.2
simpleDays 1.2
SteveDiary 1.1 OSX

Black & Bleu 3.0
Demo Bopalong 0.9
Carbonic 1.0b3
Clipboard Edit 1.0
Doublet Scan 3.3.0
FontManager 1.1 OSX
Gauge PRO 1.1
How Long 1.0.1
iText 2.2.1
LoadInDock 0.1 OSX
Mac GhostView 2.0.5 PPC
Mac GhostView 2.0.5 OSX
Mactracker 1.0pr2
New Tricks 1.2.1
Obsidian Trial Size 1.0.6
OpenUp 3.1 OSX
RBrowser 2.87 OSX
ResCompare 2.6
RTF-to-Styled Text 1.0
SaveATree 1.54
StevePerfect 1.2 OSX
Xload 1.3 OSX

Stock Contents

CorelDRAW™ 8 LE
Nisus Compact 1.0

GifBuilder 1.0
GraphicConverter 4.0.5 68K *
GraphicConverter 4.0.5 PPC *
GraphicConverter 4.0.5 OSX *
Jade 1.2

AOL Instant Messenger 4.3.1232 *
Better Telnet 2.0b4
Eudora 5.1b1 *
Eudora Light 3.1.3
Fetch 4.0b5 *
Interarchy 4.0
Internet Explorer 5
MACAST Lite 2.1
MacSSH 68K 2.1a9 *
MacSSH PPC 2.1a9 *
MT-NewsWatcher 3.1 *
Napster 1.0b1.1 *
Netscape Communicator™ 4.76
Netscape Communicator™ 6.0 *
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 3.0.9
Disinfectant 3.7.1
Extension Overload 5.7.2 *
GURU 2.9
Kaleidoscope 2.3.1 *
MacUser's Kaleidoscope Winners
Mariner LE 3.1.4
MP3 Rage 3.1 *
SoundApp68K 2.7.3
SoundAppPPC 2.7.3
SoundJam MP Free 2.5.2

Acrobat Reader 3.0 68K
Acrobat Reader 4.05 PPC
ADBProbe 1.0.3
Aladdin DropStuff 6.0
Aladdin Expander™ 6.0
BBEdit Lite 4.6
BBTidy 1.0b8
FinderPop 1.9.2
PopChar Lite 2.7.2
PrintToPDF 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 4.1.1 *
textSOAP 2.6.4 *

Apple Contents

Carbonlib 1.0.4 *
Carbonlib 1.2.5 *
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 2.2.4 *
OpenGL 1.2.1 *
Quicktime 5.0b11 *
ResEdit 2.1.3
TomeViewer 1.3d3

* New or updated since the previous CDOQ


May Demo by Owen Saxton - (if everything works out)

Same as last month.


Security Alert!

From Your Shareware Team



Tip O' the Month

From Your Shareware Team

from macworld magazine...

"I love my new power Mac G4 dual CPU, but the Apple Pro keyboard that came with it lacks the power key that allowed me to shut down my Mac with the push of a button. To rectify the situation, I wrote the following applescript:

tell application "Finder
shut down
end tell

I saved the script as a classic applet and, through the keyboard control panel's function keys windows, assigned it to one of the function keys. Now when I want to shut down, I simply press F15

david cohen



Mac basics we sometimes forget

When people want to get stuff from the SMUG CDOQ, they can use Find File or Sherlock to find them. They can double click from within Find File or Sherlock to install or drag and drop to copy. They don't just tell you where the item is, they let you use it!



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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AppleScript Update 1.6 - Update for the system scripting utility

AppleWorks 6.1.2 - combined word processor, spreadsheet, database, drawing tools...

Adobe Acrobat 5.0 - Create & edit PDF files (now shipping from Adobe)

Netscape Communicator 4.77 - popular web browser

GraphicConverter 4.0.6 - View, edit, and convert most any graphic file format

Mactella 1.0.5 - Client for the Gnutella file sharing system

Microsoft Office 2001 Service Release 1 - popular office suite

PrintToPDF 2.2.2 - Creates simple PDF files from any app

StuffIt Expander 6.0.1 - tool to expand most common file archives

StuffIt Deluxe 6.0.1 - comprehensive file archiving tool


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Andromeda Galaxy


©copyright 2001, Louis Bookbinder -
other sources credited where known. Trademark credits, where omitted, remain with their owners  -   updated 15 April 2001


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