Lots of Mac OS X software has been released over the past week. Here are some of the product updates and releases.
Signwave Auto-Illustrator 1.0
is now available. Developed with the REALbasic environment from
Real Software, Auto-Illustrator is a “semi-autonomous, generative software artwork application” and a fully functional vector graphic design application to sit alongside your existing professional graphic design utilities.
Aportis Technologies has released BrainForest Professional Edition 1.1 for MacOS X. It’s an action item organizer, idea tracker, project planner, and checklist manager, which uses a “Trees, Branches & Leaves” analogy that allows customization of how data is viewed. BrainForest Professional 1.1 for Macintosh is the desktop companion to BrainForest Professional for Palm Powered devices. Registered users may update for US$9.95 through the
Aportis Web site. For others the cost is $39.95; this includes software for both Mac and Palm devices.
AustinSoft has released DTerm for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. DTerm provides an interface for displaying diagnostic and debugging information in real-time from your programs. Each program has its own window, and can “intelligently” merge the contents of multiple windows into a single window, showing the interactions between multiple programs. Plus, DTerm can display the formatted contents of data structures with a single call. In addition, DTerm is the first real-time debugging application for Mac OS X that does not require additional interaction from the developer, according to lead developer Glenn Austin.
The cost is $64 a copy. Volume and educational discounts, and site licensing are available. A demo of DTerm can be obtained from the
AustinSoft Web site.
Presenta’s iGetter Download Manager (for MacOS 7.5.3 – 9.x and MacOS X) has been updated to version 1.6. The $25 shareware utility is a download tool that sports such functions as resuming broken downloads, segmented (accelerated) downloading, Internet browsers integration, queue filtering by various criteria, file mirrors support for additional acceleration, cookies support, processing Web page links, scheduling downloads for low traffic periods, reconnecting modems, hang up and shut down when the downloads are done.
iGetter 1.6 includes a new “Process Web page” function that can process all Web page links for downloading with iGetter. There’s also a new option for automatically renaming redirected files. Plus, the “Watch for clicks in Internet Browsers” option has been enhanced. Now, if this option is turned off, iGetter will automatically restore the latest Internet Explorer plug-in configurations.
System requirements are a Power Mac, one of the previously mentioned versions of the Mac OS, and OpenTransport 1.1 or later. You can download iGetter from the
Presenta Web site.
The Omni Group has released its first shipping version of OmniOutliner, a Cocoa application for making outlines (and lists) on Mac OS X. A free trial version is available. What’s more, OmniOutliner now supports Export to Plain Text, Multiple Columns, and Document-wide Stylesheets.
Shareware developer Rainer Brockerhoff has released Zingg! 1.0, a “fast launch” contextual menu for the Mac OS X Finder. Zingg! shows a list of all applications that claim to open the selected file. You can choose certain applications to be always included or always excluded from the list. Plus, Classic applications may receive special handling.
Zingg! 1.0 is freeware. It can be downloaded from the
product information page. Mac OS X 10.1 is required; Mac OS X 10.1.2 is recommended.