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Sun 25 Jun 2006

Pick from Version Tracker's Weekly Updates

Category : mac and the internet

Each week, I receive a weekly update of software listed on Version Tracker. Often I scan the email quickly, but some times I examine the list carefully. As I click the links of updates or software that sounds interesting, my browser windows open. Later, I examine those carefully. Each listing has a description, user comments (often with reference to similar software), links to the developer's site and a search box to search Version Tracker for more of the same. Then I'll download the software and try them out over time. It beats scrolling the Verion Tracker lists blind, which I used to do in the late 90's.

Over time, this experimentation, along with comments on the me@n list and the copious flow of information during a mac meetup, I have acquired a set of freeware, shareware and pointers that transforms the mac out of the box into a formidable machine that has faciliated lots of projects and ideas!

From the weekly update of 24 Jun 2006, I see updates for Text Wrangler and Mr Tides X, I realise I can eliminate an error message with an update to my Keyspan driver, I might have alternatives to zipping files, burning CDs and using CDRW, have an alternative to batch rename photos files, etc. etc. etc. TiffanyScreens in particular intrigues me. If it allows presentations to run across a set of laptop screens, it'd be exactly what I need for a training session I am preparing.

  • PD Tweaker 1.0 (Freeware - 06/23/2006): improve the speed and reliability of Parallels Desktop 1.0 [link]
  • Mr. Tides X 2.5.5.2 (Freeware - 06/23/2006): displays tides, currents for locations worldwide [link]
  • Burn 1.1u (Freeware - 06/23/2006): simple burning app [link]
  • Groupcal 3.41 (Shareware - 06/23/2006): manage Exchange calendars in iCal [link]
  • SimplyBurns rev164 (Freeware - 06/23/2006): burn CD/DVD media [link]
  • BetterZip 1.1.1 (Shareware - 06/23/2006): archiving tool: zip, tar, gzip, bzip2 [link]
  • iAmazon 1.0 (Freeware - 06/23/2006): search & buy at amazon.com / co.uk / ca / de [link]
  • Call Recorder for Skype 1.0.2 (Shareware - 06/23/2006): auto record Skype phone calls [link]
  • Event Reminder 2.8.4 (Freeware - 06/23/2006): for iCal, Address Book, Palm Desktop, text files... [link]
  • Gizmo 2.0.0.157 (Freeware - 06/23/2006): P2P telephony client using the SIP protocol [link]
  • Google Maps Plugin 2.5.1 (Freeware - 06/23/2006): Google Maps plugin for Address Book [link]
  • FStream 1.1.8 (Freeware - 06/22/2006): web radio listener software [link]
  • Renamer4Mac 2.7a (Freeware - 06/22/2006): rename files in batches in a preset pattern [link]
  • Pando 0.8.10.2 (Beta - 06/22/2006): send any size file to anyone [link]
  • JetPhoto 2.2 (Freeware - 06/22/2006): organize, save, share & web publish digital photos [link]
  • iRooster 2.2 Beta 9 (Beta - 06/22/2006): alarm clock to wake up to iTunes [link]
  • MegaBlanker 0.6 (Freeware - 06/22/2006): rewritable media blanking app [link]
  • iTunes Remote Control 1.0.3 (Freeware - 06/22/2006): iTunes network controller [link]
  • Transmission 0.6 (Freeware - 06/22/2006): BitTorrent client [link]
  • OnyX 1.7.1 (Freeware - 06/22/2006): maintenance, optimization & system personalization tool [link]
  • MultiSpec 6.21.06 (Freeware - 06/21/2006): analyze Earth satellite image data [link]
  • DVDTheque 2.7.8 (Freeware - 06/21/2006): organize your DVD collection [link]
  • Beholder Lite 1.1 (Freeware - 06/21/2006): search for images on the web [link]
  • Keyspan USB adapters 2.1 (Update - 06/21/2006): for all models of their usb serial adapters [link]
  • FileChute 2.0.5 (Shareware - 06/21/2006): send large files easily [link]
  • SafariSIA 1.0.3 (Freeware - 06/21/2006): search your favorite sites using Safari's address bar [link]
  • Voice Candy 1.0.3 (Shareware - 06/20/2006): photo booth for audio [link]
  • QuickSnap 3.2 (Freeware - 06/20/2006): save frames from movie clips or convert image to JPEG [link]
  • iGet 2.1.1 (Update - 06/20/2006): secure tool for file transfers & remote Spotlight search [link]
  • TextWrangler 2.1.3 (Freeware - 06/20/2006): powerful general purpose text editor [link]
  • TiffanyScreens 1.0 (Freeware - 06/20/2006): presentation tool, send screenshot to multiple computers [link]
  • Chax 1.4.4b2 (Beta - 06/19/2006): add tabs & other enhancements to iChat [link]
  • Remote Buddy 1.0 Preview 3 (Beta - 06/19/2006): control your Mac with your Apple Remote [link]
  • ReelBean 1.1 (Freeware - 06/19/2006): movie converter & player [link]
  • EcxFTP 1.0b06 (Beta - 06/19/2006): FTP client [link]
  • iChat Extender 1.5 (Freeware - 06/18/2006): personalize iChat [link]
  • DesktopSweeper 1.3 (Freeware - 06/18/2006): control whether or not desktop icons are displayed [link]
  • CamiTools 4.6 (Freeware - 06/17/2006): several additional options for Camino [link]

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