Shareware developer Stephen Becker has released PrintMagic 1.0, which he said is designed to give users complete control over the information they print.
“PrintMagic is completely customizable, greatly enhances users’ productivity when working with their Macs, and saves users a significant amount of money by dramatically reducing the amount of ink/toner and paper that’s used when printing,” Becker said.
PrintMagic 1.0 lets you create your own keyboard shortcuts for controlling the app. You can also choose to hide it from view or completely control it from the keyboard. You can choose the text that you want to print in almost all applications and you can print anything from a single character to multiple pages. You can add on-the-fly notes to any text you print, as well.
With PrintMagic, you can double space any printed text or add a time-date stamp or URL stamp. You can set the left print margin “on the fly” and print with a font and point size different than that of the selected text.
To use PrintMagic, you’ll need a Mac with System 7.5.3 or later (including Systems 8, 8.1, 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.6, and 9.x). It will run in the Classic environment of Mac OS X, but the app hasn’t been Carbonized.
A free, fully functional 10-day demonstration version of PrintMagic is available for download. It costs US$19.95 to register.