Softchaos Limited has released WorkStrip, which is described as a new “central hub” for your Mac that lets you launch, quit, hide, and activate applications, as well as open and preview documents from one toolbar. It’s Softchaos’s first product.
WorkStrip is an integrated and intelligent utility that takes a novel approach to organization of work on the Mac, according to Reza Farhad of Softchaos. By replacing the Control Strip, and integrating its functions, it takes up “minimum, but familiar” space on the Desktop, he said.
Farhad added that WorkStrip is “intelligent.” It automatically shrinks when it’s obscuring the front window. And it remembers which files have been opened and by which applications, allowing quick access to these files.
WorkStrip also takes a novel approach to organization, Farhad added. It allows for collecting and clustering of files into “Workspaces” that let you organize your work in the way you want. Workspaces follow and remember your work patterns and Internet activities. And they’re transportable to recreate the same work environment on different machines.
“WorkStrip functionality enhances the experience of both novice and intermediate Mac users who require quick and easy access to their files and applications, as well as advanced users who work on multiple projects either on one or more machines,” Farhad said.
System requirements are a Power Mac running Mac OS 8.6 or later (sorry, but WorkStrip isn’t Mac OS X savvy) and 5MB of hard disk space. A fully functional 30-day demo is available at the product Web site. Licenses are US$30. Meanwhile, Farhad said you can look forward to more Mac products from Softchaos in the days ahead.