Power On Software
has just released an update to ACTION GoMac, the Mac task bar and Start menu. Right now, the utility is only available for Mac System 7.6 through 9.1; however, development of a Mac OS X version is in the planning stage
Version 2.1 of ACTION GoMac has been updated to take advantage of Mac OS 9.1. It adds support for Microsoft Office 2001and the ability to show an original file directly from any QuickLaunch item in the Task Bar. The update enhances the ability to find applications and documents folders under Mac OS 9.x.
GoMac 2.1 also adds the ability to show an original file directly from any active application; an option to automatically add active applications to the Start Menu; compatibility with Apple DVD Player and iMovie; the ability to pre-cache icons when GoMac is hidden at boot time; checking to ensure that GoMac will not load under Mac OS X Classic environment
GoMac also offers a StartSmart button to instantly transport you to any file or folder on your drives. And users can customize the Start button to avoid any semblance of Windows decor. Drag ‘n dock technology let you drag files, folders, or applications to the task bar for one click access. Users can have all their favorite files visible on the desktop without cluttering it up
Internet Bookmarking support lets users add their favorite bookmarks onto the Start button for fast Internet access. There’s the ability to anchor the task bar at the bottom of the screen or have it automatically hide out of the way and appear automatically only when needed. You can open files by dragging and dropping them on the applications in the task bar. With GoMac 2.1, you can switch between all running applications by clicking on a visible tiled display on the task bar. There’s an option to turn off the Start menu and use only the task bar, and more.
ACTION GoMac has a suggested retail price of US$39.95. An electronic version, priced at $29.95, can be downloaded from the
Power On Web site. Upgrades are free for owners of ACTION GoMac version 2,0 or later. GoMac has minimal system requirements and is compatible with 68030, 68040, and PowerPC processors.