"It is a utility that will notify people when a product comes in stock, when a Web site changes, or whatever else people can dream up," he said. "It can send text to a phone, e-mail or just put a message on the screen. They use a wizard that generates some simple RBScripts (called 'Allies' in the sense of this product) and can edit them from there. It is all pretty standard, but there are some extra subs and functions that the scripts may call to handle http and the like."
Also, version 1.1 of the Carbon Events plug-in is out and adds Dock Application Menu support and fixes several bugs in 1.0 beta. This plug-in does four things only available through Carbon Events: installs and allows access to a toolbar button; provides scroll wheel support; sports live window resizing; and adds the aforementioned application Dock Menu.
It only works on Mac OS X, but developers can compile it in classic and Mac OS X Carbon apps. To download it or for more details, go to the product Web site.
Finally, MacZ Software has rolled out HTML Converter 1.3, the latest version of their free HTML utility for converting special characters to corresponding HTML character codes. Version 1.3 makes the app AppleScriptable, and adds support for Mac OS X. More information is available online.
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