Tiger's secret tools
Core Image Fun House and Quartz Composer aren’t the only tools secreted away inside Tiger’s /Developer/Applications folder. Here’s a sampling of what else you’ll find:
Audiophiles can experiment with AU Lab, a digital mixing application.
The FileMerge utility compares files or directories and allows you to merge them. It’s a handy way to find out whether your desktop Mac and your PowerBook are in sync.
Designers might enjoy IconComposer, which lets you use just about any image to make your own icons.
Apple’s secret magnifying glass, Pixie, lets you magnify a portion of the screen up to 1,200 percent and then save it as an image.
If you’re interested in Apple’s Text-To-Speech, check out Repeat After Me, which lets you play with the pitch and duration of phonemes, the building blocks of speech.
And don’t miss the Sample Widgets folder (/Developer/Examples/Dashboard). You’ll find a handful of quirky Dashboard widgets here, including Framing Gallery (which displays a picture) and Voices (which speaks any text you type in the widget).