May 2002

by Louis Bookbinder





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

SMUG CD-ROM of the Quarter - Spring 2002

The List:

Audio & Music
Cabrio 1.4
Cabrio 1.1b1 X
EasyView 1.0
EasyView X 1.0
NetCD 2.0.2 (Classic)
Perfect Guitar X 1.9.1
SndSampler 4.5.2 (Classic)
Sound Studio 2.0.1 (Carbon)

Fire 0.30b (OSX)
Firewalk X 2.0.5
LimeWire 2.2.4
LimeWire X 2.2.4
Mozilla 0.9.9
Mozilla X 0.9.9
OmniWeb 4.1b1 (OSX)
Proteus 1.5 (OSX)
Watson 1.11 (OSX)

Design & Graphics
Desktastic 1.1 (OSX)
Iconographer 2.3
Iconographer X 2.3
Kartolina X 1.0.1
Pic2Icon 1.3 (OSX)

Smile 1.8.7 Update

Fun and Games
Hex Appeal 1.0 (Classic)
MacMAME 0.5.8 (Carbon)
PuzzleBox 1.1 (OSX)
Strip Bandit 1.1 (Classic)

AppearanceHopper 1.9.1 (Classic)
AppSwitcher Control 1.1 (Classic)
Dock Detox 1.0.1 (OSX)
Flurry 1.2 (OSX)
FruitMenu 1.5.2 (OSX)
Key Xing 2.0.1 (OSX)
KeySwapper 1.11 (Classic)
LaunchBar 3.2 (OSX)
MaxMenus 1.0.1 (OSX)
PopUp X 0.2a
QuickPop 2.11 (Classic)
ShadowKiller 1.1 (OSX)
Time Ballz 2.1 (OSX)
USB Overdrive 1.3.7
USB Overdrive X 10.0.0
WindowShade X 1.5.1
Xounds 1.1.2 (OSX)

Kitchen Sink
AlgebraTurboSeries 2.4 (Classic)
Mac Lesson Planner Pro 1.0 (Classic)
MyCheckbook 1.5.5
MyCheckbook 1.5.5 X
Nimble Numbers 1.0 (Classic)

Codec Calculator 2.0
DVD Info 2.0.3
ImageBuddy 2.0.0
ImageBuddy X 2.0.0
Pocket Album 1.1.9 (Classic)
Region 1.0.9
Region X 1.0.2


Apimac Note Pad 1.0
Apimac Note Pad X 1.0
Cocoa eFax 0.9.1 (OSX)
Family Address Book 3.0.1 (Carbon)
ideaSpiral 1.0.3
ideaSpiral 1.0.3 X
iOrganize 3.7
iOrganize X 4.0.2
ipoAdress 1.0 (Carbon)
PowerCalc X 5.1

3DOSX 1.1.1
AppDisk 1.7.4 (Classic)
Cleaning Agent 1.3 (Classic)
CopyPaste 4.4.2
CopyPaste X 1.2
Cypher 1.0.3 (OSX)
DiskTracker 2.2
DiskTracker X 2.2
Eudora Mailbox Cleaner 2.2.1 (Carbon)
FileTyper 5.5.1 (Classic)
GZipper 1.1 (OSX)
iPod Free File Sync 2.3.1
iPod Free File SynX 2.3.1
Location X 1.0.4
Mactracker 1.6.4
Mactracker X 1.6.4
ManOpen 2.3.2 (OSX)
Pixel Tester 1.2 (OSX)
Pseudo 1.2 (OSX)
Quit CSM 2.2 (Classic)
Samba Sharing Package 1.5.0 (OSX)
SmartTools 2.0 (OSX)
SMB Browse 0.8 (OSX)
Snapz Pro 2.0.1
Snapz Pro X 1.0.2
Super Get Info 1.0.6 (OSX)
TinkerTool 2.11 (OSX)
Wipe Creator 1.0

Stock Contents

CorelDRAW? 8 LE
Nisus Compact 1.0

GifBuilder 1.0
GraphicConverter 4.1 68K
GraphicConverter 4.3 PPC *
GraphicConverter 4.3 Carbon *
Jade 1.2

AOL Instant Messenger 4.3.1232
AOL Instant Messenger 4.5.494 OSX *
Better Telnet 2.0b4
Eudora 5.1
Eudora 5.1b21 OSX *
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
MT-NewsWatcher 3.2 OSX *
Napster 1.0b1.1
Netscape Communicator? 4.79
Netscape Communicator? 6.2.2 *
Netscape Communicator? 6.2.2 OSX *
Netscape MRJ Plugin 1.0b4 *
Netscape MRJ Plugin 1.0b2 OSX *
Niftytelnet SSH 1.1r3
NiftyTelnet 1.1 FAT
Outlook Express 5.0.3
RealPlayer 8 6.0
Windows Media Player 7.1.2 *

DarkSide of the Mac 5.0.6
Default Folder 3.1.3
Default Folder 1.0.2 OSX *
Disinfectant 3.7.1
Extension Overload 5.9.6 *
GURU 2.9
Kaleidoscope 2.3.1
MacUser's Kaleidoscope Winners
Mariner LE 3.1.4
MP3 Rage 4.2.1
SoundApp 68K 2.7.3
SoundApp PPC 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? 6.0.1
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 2.4.1 *
SCSIProbe 5.2
ShrinkWrap? 2.1
Sleeper 3.5
Snitch 2.6.5
Snitch 2.6.6 Updater
TechTool Lite 3.0.1
Tex-Edit Plus 4.1.2 PPC
Tex-Edit Plus 4.1.3b3 OSX
textSOAP 3.1.5 *

Apple Contents
Carbonlib 1.0.4
Carbonlib 1.5
Disc Burner 1.0.1
Disk Copy 6.3.3
Disk Copy Scripts 6.3
HyperCard Player 2.4.1
iMovie Update 2.1.1
iMovie 2.1 OSX
MRJ 2.2.5
OpenGL 1.2.1
ResEdit 2.1.3

* New or updated since the previous CDOQ


May Demo by Owen Saxton

Desktastic is a silly hack that enables you to use your mouse to draw directly on top of the Mac OS X desktop. Requires OS X. Free.

FruitMenu is a haxie that totally redefines your standard Apple Menu. You think it's long, disorganized and not useful enough? Ever wished to put all your hard drives and files in the Apple Menu like you could in MacOS 9? You wish the control over the Apple Menu contents was in your hands and not in Apple's? Then FruitMenu is the answer. This small and useful haxie will help you build your own Apple Menu, the way you like it. Assign hotkeys to your favorite files and folders, use Recent Items implementation that is faster than Apple's default, see your IP Address in Apple menu and more. Requires OS X 10.1+. $7.

MaxMenus is a brand shiny new utility that adds powerful, flexible menus to simplify using Mac OS X. Always available in the corners of your display, the menus offer unparalleled ease-of-access to your most commonly used applications, documents, folders, volumes, preferences, and... well, you get the idea. MaxMenus can be customized to your heart's content, configured to meet your every desire. You can build a menu out of any items you want and put it wherever you want. In just a few moments of set-up you can streamline OS X to fit your work habits. With MaxMenus installed you have Mac OS X finally working for you. Requires OS X 10.1+. $30.

OmniWeb is a full-featured native web browser for Mac OS X. Highly multi-threaded and written using Apple's advanced Cocoa frameworks, OmniWeb is designed to provide you with the best user experience you'll find in a web browser. We think it's important to polish every user interaction to make sure that the browser acts the way you want it to--so you can stop thinking about the application you're using and just get at the information you want, quickly. (If you don't like anything about OmniWeb's user experience, please let us know!) Requires OS X 10.1+. $30.

Popup X
PopUpX is a simple application that adds Pop Up windows to Mac OS X. Requires OS X. Free.

PuzzleBox is a collection of diversions for Mac OS X and OpenStep computers. The collection includes Sokoban, Black Box, Pentominos, peg jumping, a 15-puzzle, and many more. It includes a style editor for customizing graphics, a board editor for making your own challenges, and a tool for retrieving new challenges, games, and other resources over the web. The application is an extendable framework for puzzle games, open for other developers to add games. Requires OS X. Free.

When enabled, this haxie will remove window and menu shadows in Mac OS X. Requires OS X. Free.

A screensaver module for Mac OS X that displays a clock. The current time is displayed in "HH:MM" or "HH:MM:SS" format. Each digit is composed of a matrix of small 3D shapes which rotate to form numerals. Several shapes are available. Requires OS X. $2.

WindowShade X
WindowShade X is a haxie that brings WindowShade functionality into MacOS X. When you double-click a window title or try to minimize a window, it will do action which is different from the default MacOS X behavior (putting the window in the Dock). WindowShade X has 3 alternative minimize styles: WindowShade, Make Window Transparent, and Hide Application. You can also minimize the window in the Dock like before, if you hold Control button on your keyboard while minimizing. Requires OS X 10.1+. $7.

Xounds is a haxie that brings back Appearance Sounds to MacOS X. Tired of silence? Want audio feedback when you navigate through menus or drag your windows around? Xounds will convert your existing MacOS 8 or 9 soundsets and make MacOS X a better place to work in. Note that even though not all event sounds are being played yet in the current version of Xounds, we are working on bringing more of them for the future versions of this useful haxie. Requires OS X 10.1+. $7.


Security Alert!

From Your Shareware Team

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

Tip O' the Month

Scale not genie. from

Using the "genie effect" to open and close items from the dock is fun -- for the first time or two. But after the novelty wears off, you'll most likely discover that it draws more processing power than it's worth. In Mac OSX 10.1 you have an option called "scale." It's still cool looking, but it's more efficient cpu-wise. To enable scale, open the dock preferences panel and choose "minimizing using scale effect."

Switching to scale doesn't mean that you can't still impress your friends, however. Hold down the shift key while minimizing to create the slow-motion effect that you've seen performed in apple demos.



Mac basics we sometimes forget

Why partition?

Most people do it to have 2 Operating Systems on their mac, and don't want to spring for another drive.

Another good reason to partition is the ability to keep a live backup of your current operating system so all you need to do in case of corruption is copy the clean System Folder from your back-up partition onto your main partition.

People also do it because they want to get into video editing, don't need a new hard drive, but want some separate space to store unfinished movies.

Why not partition? If you need to access both partitions simultaneously, a single drive can be quite slow. And if you need to reformat you have to back up all partitions first. Disks now are cheap. If you have the room, it might be a better way to go.


NEW PRODUCT RELEASES 03/25 thru 04/18

My choices, only, out of hundreds of items every month. Drop me a note for YOUR favorite. Not listed are important monthly updates for anti-virus software: McAfee, Norton, VirusBarrier, Virex. 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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DVD Studio Pro 1.5 - professional DVD authoring tool

4D 6.8 - 4th Dimension relational database system

AppleWorks 6.2.3 - combined word processor, spreadsheet, database, drawing tools...

Deneba Canvas 8.0.3 - vector, bitmap, text media illustration software

ConceptDraw Pro 1.7.5 - diagramming, charting, drawing for techs

Extension Overload 5.9.7 - extension, control panel, CSM & CMM info tool

Adobe Illustrator 10.0.1 - popular vector graphics creation app (repost - installer fix)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1.4 - popular web browser

IPNetSentry 1.3.6 - firewall stops hackers, intruders, Code Red-type worms

Netscape 6.2.2 - integrated customizable web browser & email client

Lotus Notes Domino 5.0.10 - client for the messaging & collaboration system

Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0.4 - (OE) email client/newsreader

Palm Desktop 4.0 - Palm synchronization software

Adobe Photoshop 7.0 - now shipping the popular image editing software

Dantz Retrospect 5.0.203 - advanced backup software

Extensis Suitcase 10.1.2 - font management solution

SMUG Navigation Bar

Andromeda Galaxy


©copyright 2002, Louis Bookbinder -
other sources credited where known. Trademark credits, where omitted, remain with their owners  -   updated 8 April 2002


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