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Editor’s note: Macworld will routinely update this page with information on Tiger-related software updates. We encourage readers to bookmark this page and check it periodically. For an archive of OS X software announcements through May 8, jump ahead to the second page of this article.

Thursday, June 2

Vise X
MindVision Software has released Vise X v2.0, a major upgrade to its Mac OS X installer maker software. The new version has updated install locations and Gestalts for Tiger.

Zengobi has released Curio v2.4, an updated version of their brainstorming software. The new release features a Tiger Spotlight plug-in and other changes.

Elgato has released EyeHome 1.6, an update to the software that drives the device which lets you view digital content on your Mac using your TV and home entertainment system. Tiger support, new menus and other improvements are included in this release.

FAXstf Pro
Smith Micro has released FAXstf Pro v10.6, an updated version of its faxing software for Mac OS X. In addition to Tiger compatibility, new features include a customizable spam fax filter, the ability to search for contacts by name or number and more.

Command & Conquer
Aspyr Media Inc. has posted a v1.0.3 update to Command & Conquer Generals to v1.0.3. The update fixes text truncation and non-functioning hot key issues associated with Tiger.

BIAS has released v4.14 updates to Peak Express, Peak LE and Peak, with support for Tiger and new features including “auto detect regions.”

Entourage Email Archive X
Softhing has released Entourage Email Archive v2.2, now with Tiger support and support for Spotlight.

Script Timer
Apps and More Software Design Inc. has released a Tiger-compatible version of Script Timer, a scheduling application that runs scripts at set times and regular intervals.

Snapz Pro X
Ambrosia Software has released Snapz Pro X v2.0.2. The new release has Tiger compatibility, fixes bugs and more.

IOXperts 802.11b driver
IOXperts has released a compatibility update for its 802.11b driver, which allows non-Apple wireless networking cards to work on PC card slot-equipped PowerBooks. The new v1.0.4 release is for Tiger only.

Thursday, May 19

You Software
With the release of You Control 1.3.2, You Software said the menu utility is now compatible with Mac OS X Tiger. You Control Desktop also received an update making it Tiger compatible as well.

Tuesday, May 17

Objective Decision has updated its PIM and contact relation management software, OD4Contact. Version 2.5 adds support for Tiger technologies including Spotlight and Smart Groups. Other features in the new version include Microsoft Word document merging, automatic iChat logs retrieving and envelope printing. Version 2.5 is available as a free update to existing users of v2.x or as a $30 upgrade (from v1.x).

Merlin 1.3
ProjectWizards has updated Merlin, its project management tool, adding Tiger capabilities. Among other features, Merlin now has an integrated search module that supports Tiger's “Spotlight” search engine. The update is free for registered users.

Shareware developer Michael Tsai has updated SpamSieve, a Bayesian-based spam filtering application for Mac OS X. Among other improvements, SpamSieve boasts compatibility with Mac OS X 10.4.1 released yesterday by Apple. SpamSieve works with a variety of email clients including Apple Mail, Emailer, Entourage, Outlook Express, Eudora 5.2 or later (Sponsored or Paid), Mailsmith (bundled with Mailsmith 2.0.2), GyazMail 1.2 and PowerMail. SpamSieve costs US$25 and is available from the developers Web site.

Data Backup
Prosoft Engineering’s Data Backup is now compatible with Mac OS X Tiger with the latest release, bringing the application to version 2.0.5. The free update is available from the company’s Web site.

Thursday, May 12

USB Overdrive
Version 10.3.9 of Alessandro Levi Montalcini’s universal input-device driver fixes modifier+click assignments and an issue with APC UPS devises in Tiger.

Norton AntiVirus
Symantec says that Tiger compatibility is among the changes introduced in Norton AntiVirus 10.0 for Macintosh.

Trans Lucy
Startly Technologies adds Tiger compatibility to its OS X DVD player with Trans Lucy 1.0.2, a free download for registered users.

Nisus Writer Express
Version 2.1.3 of the text editor from Nisus Software fixes issues discovered after Tiger’s release.

Artlandia SymmetryWorks
Besides Tiger support, version 3.12 of the Illustrator plug-in from Artlandia adds compatibility with Adobe Illustrator CS2.

pro Fit
With pro Fit 6.0.3, QuantumSoft makes all of the data-analysis program’s documents searchable through Spotlight.

GoldfishSoft fixes Tiger-related bugs with version 1.1.2 of its utility for adding auto-save to virtually any OS X program.

The preschool and youth-program management software adds Tiger compatibility in version 2.0.2, Totwise Software says.

Monday, May 9

Derman Enterprises
Derman Enterprises has updated its clipboard sharing utility ClipCommControl to v1.2, its PC and Mac mouse/keyboard sharing utility KMremoteControl to v1.5 and its application hiding utility HideItControl to v1.2. All of the new releases are Tiger-compatible and contain other minor changes.

Solitaire Till Dawn X
Semicolon Software released Solitaire Till Dawn X v1.4.1. The new release introduces five new variations on solitaire card games and also provides Tiger support.

Creative Manager Pro
Creative Manager Inc. has updated its ad agency management software Creative Manager Pro to version 7.8. In addition to Tiger support, the new version adds 25 enhancements including project-based P&L reporting from within the General Ledger.

MaxMenus, LiteSwitch X
Proteron has released MaxMenus 1.4 and LiteSwitch X 2.5, incremental updates with Tiger support. MaxMenus add customizable menus to any display, and LiteSwitch X is a keyboard switcher application.

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