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Apps: Cocktail, Creatures, Kunvert, Proteus, Lightbox

updated 08:05 am EST, Mon November 17, 2003

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  • Creatures 1.0 is an artificial life program that allows users to "explore life, death, and evolution in a complete artificial environment. Animals live in Creatures' artificial world, seeking food, reproducing, and trying not to die. Run experiments and watch evolution on your desktop." It is $15 shareware for Mac OS X 10.2 and higher. [851KB]

  • Wonder Warp has released a freeware application called Back in the Day for Mac OS X. The application accesses a built-in database in Mac OS X to display what happened on any day of the year in history in a simple GUI interface. [261KB]

  • Kunvert 1.5 is a free application to convert PDF files to JPG. In adition it can convert more formats, such as GIF, PICT, BMP, and PNG, to JPG or PICT as well as perform scaling operations during conversion. It now includes the posibility of converting all the pages in a PDF file for a $5 registration fee. [1.7MB]

  • The $12 shareware Cocktail 3.1.1 is a general purpose utility for Mac OS X 10.2 or later. The application simplifies the use of advanced UNIX functions, gives access to hidden Mac OS X settings and let you easily optimize your system. It includes bug fixes, minor speed optimizations, and a new uninstaller. [1.7MB]

  • Global Graphics today launched a Mac OS X version of its PDF creation software: Jaws PDF Creator 3.4 lets users convert documents from virtually any application into the universal PDF file format with support for PDF 1.4 specification and 128-bit encryption. It is $80 with upgrades starting at $25. [form]

  • FinKit 1.6 is a flexible financial calculator that calculates annuities, perpetuities, bonds, dates, leases, loans, etc. It performs on-the-fly currency conversions using rates that are updated via the Internet. Version 1.6 of the $25 shareware runs on Mac OS X 10.1 or later and adds new Capitalized Cost calculation. [1.4MB]

  • Ext2 Filesystem 1.0 is a final version of the freeware utility that enables the use of Linux Ext2 formatted hard disks, floppies, CD-ROM's, etc from within Mac OS X. Includes support for reading, writing, formatting, etc. [622KB]

  • Navicat 4.4 ($95) is a powerful MySQL front-end for administrating and monitoring MySQL server on Mac OS X platform. The new version adds conversion of DBF, CSV, Text or XML files to/from MySQL database using the Import/Export Wizard. It also supports for exporting queries result, executing SQL batch file, and emptying and duplicating a table. The database management tool is available for Mac OS X 10.1 or later. [1.3MB]

  • Proteus 3.05 ($15) updates the multi protocol instant messaging client for Mac OS X. It offers AddressBook integration, a dock menu, a system menu, custom away messages, and other advanced features. Version 2.03 has improved support for Mac OS X 10.2 along with other fixes. [5.7MB]




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