The gang at Casady & Greene has updated their popular Conflict Catcher startup manager to version 9, an update that sports a new look and user requested features.
According to C&G spokesperson Bonnie Mitchell, Conflict Catcher 9 offers: “faster, easier and simpler conflict testing”; logging of intermittent problems; beefed up USB and FireWire reporting; more group links (such as AOL and Microsoft Office); and more Reference Library file definitions, plus quick hot links to all your startup files.
Registered users of Conflict Catcher 8 may upgrade for US $29.95. The full retail price is $79.95. Whether you’re upgrading or buying Conflict Catcher for the first time, you’ll get a full version of C&G’s multi-use database InfoGenie 2 (a $49.95 value), for free. Conflict Catcher 9 is available as an electronic download; the physical product will be shipping “soon,” Mitchell said.
If you’re not familiar with the product, Conflict Catcher is a real-time conflict testing utility on the market that lets you manage startup files and plug-ins. You can also use it to obtain information about each file’s purpose and manufacturer and merge an old system folder into a clean system folder.
Conflict Catcher isn’t Mac OS X native because, well, Mac OS X has no extensions. However, version 9 supports the Classic Layer of Mac OS X and includes a Mac OS X set preference. This lets you create a leaner set that saves time when booting to the Classic Layer from Mac OS X. Conflict testing in the Classic Layer of Mac OS X is more accurate since Conflict Catcher automatically detects whether you are starting Classic under Mac OS X, and locks on those items needed, according to Mitchell.