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Emagic offers Logic Platinum for OS X
Apple subsidiary Emagic this weekend released Logic Platinum 5.3 for Mac OS X, the first version of the company's digital audio application to support Mac OS X [SEE also: pages 2,3]. Logic Platinum is a digital music recording, editing and processing suite that includes MIDI sequencing and music notation capabilities.
DC Website Creator 1.0: thumbnail albums
DC Website Creator 1.0 is a $45 cross-platform program that uses Adobe Photoshop 7 and its Scripting 1.x plug-in to automatically create thumbnails and a corresponding Web gallery. Once processed through DC Website Creator, the user simply uploads the contents of their output folder to a Web server.
Lost Minds releases new \"AstroSquid\" game
Lost Minds today unveiled a new $10 shareware game for the Macintosh. AstroSquid utilizes the game developer's new OpenGL-based "sprite-engine," which allows for high-performance graphics with real-time scaling and anti-aliasing. Lost Minds describes the new game as such: "take the role of a purple alien thing that kinda looks like a squid and pilot your way towards Earth in a quest to destroy mankind."
Default Folder X 1.6.2 fixes recent flaw
St. Clair Software has released version 1.6.2 of Default Folder X, its utility for improving Open and Save dialogs in Mac OS X. Default Folder X 1.6.2 corrects a flaw found in version 1.6.1 of the application, released over the weekend. The earlier update fixed compatibility problems with Mac OS 10.2, but inadvertently disabled Default Folder X's support for Cocoa applications under Mac OS 10.1.x, explains the developer.
Thoth update adds options, WASTE engine
Thoth 1.5.6 an update to ThothSW's $25 shareware usenet newsreader for 'Classic' versions of the Mac OS, as well as Mac OS X. This release includes new time display options, new "viewing attachments" preferences, a WASTE text engine implementation, a Run Script sub-menu under the Special menu, "getremotenewsrc" and "sendremotenewsrc" custom Apple Events and several other technical improvements.
GolfMeister 3.5.2 corrects glitch under 10.2
GolfMeister 3.5.2 is an updated version of Barking Spider Software's shareware program used to record and analyze golf scores. It keeps records on statistics such as greens-in-regulation, drives-in-fairway, eagles and birdies. Version 3.5.2 fixed a bug that prevented it from running under Mac OS X 10.2.
Trinfinity offers minor Seagull update
Trinfinity Software has released Seagull Video Player 2.2.1 for Mac OS 9/X. Version 2.2.1 is a maintenance update to the popular $20 video player that fixes a bug that caused some users to have to enter their registration information each time they launched the application. [Classic, OS X]
\'Kaleidostrobe\' iTunes visualizer posted
Shehryar Lasi has released "Kaleidostrobe" -- a visual plug-in for iTunes that generates multi-layered animated kaleidoscopic patterns that are beat-synched to music. The iTunes 'visualizer' works best with music that has a prominent beat and high levels of bass.
ClarusX 2.0: entertaining \"hack\" for OS X
ClarusX 2.0 is a free hack for Mac OS X 10.2 that transforms the "boring guy" in the Mac OS X 'Page Setup' dialogs into "Clarus the DogCow" -- Apple's unofficial "mascot." This release is not compatible with versions of Mac OS X prior to 10.2.
AudioX: simple sound recorder for OS X
AudioX 2.0 is a simple sound recording utility for Mac OS X that can capture audio from various input sources, such as the built-in microphone, a USB microphone or a FireWire video camera. Potential uses for the $15 shareware app include: converting vinyl records and cassette tapes, taping interviews, and recording radio shows. In addition to the bevy of available input sources, AudioX allows users to export sound files with many compression settings, adjust gain and manage or add notes to files.
Developer extends shareware bundle offer
European developer Alco Blom has extended sales of his URL Manager Pro/Web Confidential $37 special until September 14th -- the final day Apple Expo in Paris. URL Manager Pro is a robust bookmark manager for Mac OS X; Web Confidential is an Internet password manager that offers strong 448-bit encryption.
Event Proofs 1.0 creates online stores
LAJ Design today announced the debut release of Event Proofs, a cross-platform application that is used for the creation of online Web-based stores. Event Proofs is designed specifically for event photographers to allow clients to view proof images from home. Although more processing methods are still in development, the $650 Mac OS 9/X and Windows package already supports processing by ASP email, PHP email, or PayPal. [Classic, OS X]
Joy 2.3 fixes OS 10.2 compatibility
Learning Imp helps build dictionaries, tests
Learning Imp 1.0b4 is language learning tool Mac OS X that serves as an educational/study assistant and an authoring application. Learning Imp allows users to create custom dictionaries and administer custom tests with any range of questions. The developer indicates that Learning Imp can be adapted for the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels.
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