on Wednesday released SWF Desktop 1.2, its tool used to create active desktop wallpaper using Macromedia Flash-based content. The new release adds support for Flash MX 2004 and improves its support for Mac OS X. Other performance improvements have been made too. The new Mac OS X version uses a revised engine, sports improved file handling and rendering, support for Exposé, and an integrated preferences panel.
SWF Desktop takes content generated in Flash and creates an application that will install wallpaper and set it as the current desktop. Separate applications can run on Windows and Mac OS X. Wallpapers can include vector graphics, pictures, animations, interactive controls, XML news feeds, hyperlinks, video and other types of content — almost anything that you can use Flash to create. It supports Flash 4 through MX 2004, and works with Mac OS X 10.2 “Jaguar” and 10.3 “Panther.” It costs US$99.95.