Last Friday Apple released Mac OS X v10.3, “Panther,” and since then, there’s been a veritable onslaught of product releases and updates designed to take advantage of Panther’s features. MacCentral continues to bring readers those updates, both through discrete news coverage and also through roundups like this.
Linguisoft has released Grammarian Pro X v1.5, an update to their wordsmith’s tool for OS X. Panther is supported in this new release, which also gets new features like a thesaurus, redesigned interface and other new features. It’s a free update for registered users.
SmileOnMyMac LLC has released
Disclabel v1.2.1, an update to their CD labeling software for OS X. The new version fixes a problem with scripting under Panther.
Sophisticated Circuits has released updates for PowerKey Pro, Kick-off! and iDo Script Scheduler to make them Panther-compatible (though the company advises that Fast User Switching compatibility “is a more complex proposition” that’s not currently supported). PowerKey Pro is the software that controls the company’s switched outlet strip; Kick-Off is a USB-based automatic crash recovery system; iDo Script Scheduler works with AppleScripts.
Easy Barcode Technologies has released
Easy Barcode Creator v1.6, a new version of its vector barcode generation software. The new version gains Panther support, has an improved TIFF exporter, and supports transfers to Adobe Photoshop CS and Illustrator CS.
Rainer Brockerhoff has updated XRay, his “Get Info” utility that provides more detail about files, folders, applications and volumes. The new 1.0.6 version gets the Panther treatment and some minor improvements, too.
Unsanity LLC has updated its
Windowshade X “haxie” to version 3.1 to make it Panther-compatible. Windowshade X reintroduces the familiar “window-collapsing” effect that was last seen in “Classic” Mac OS.
Babel Company’s Impression backup software for Mac OS X gains Panther compatibility with version 1.8. The burn engine, erase engine, disk image generation module and UI have all gotten tweaks to gain support for Panther; several bug fixes and other enhancements have also been made.
Softobe has released FoldersSynchronizer v3.4.0, a new version of their file, folder and disk synchronization tool. 3.4.0 has been “tuned up” to run on Panther and also sports some user-requested changes and other enhancements, along with some bug fixes.