The folks at
have updated iShell, their multimedia authoring shell, to version 2.5.1 adding some new Internet-focused features to improve the transfer of secure information to and from remote computers.
Plus, the local data engine has been rebuilt to work with visual data and there’s a new column element, designed to enhance the viewing of information from data-tables. iShell 2.5.1 boasts dynamic font loading that can install fonts on the fly. There are also enhancements to the app’s support for interactive Flash and QuickTime movies, as well as Unix Web servers and the addition of Hot Text support in HTML and RTF.
iShell is a QuickTime-native multimedia authoring suite that enables the creation of customized media players that launch from a Web site. iShell 2 added the ability to create customized streaming media players that can be authored and played on Mac and Windows/NT systems. iShell players can be of any arbitrary shape, can contain holes and have the ability to play in the foreground or the background. Version 2.5.1 can be downloaded from the Tribeworks Web site.
The software is available to iShell members at the Gold, Silver and Education levels. These member levels offer varying degrees of services including technical support, software access, documentation and discounts on third-party products. For more information on iShell pricing and availability, go to the
TribeWorks Web site. The previous release, iShell 2.2.1, is freely available for download here for anyone who registers at the website.
iShell requires a Power Mac, Mac OS 8.6 or higher, 32MB of available RAM, a minimum of 10MB of free hard disk space, and QuickTime 4 or higher. A Mac OS X version is in the works.