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Apps: KnowledgeTank, OmniWeb, FileMatic, iTunesSaver

updated 07:45 am EDT, Tue May 4, 2004

KnowledgeTank, OmniWeb

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  • Synchronize Pro 3.4 ($100 for first year) updates Qdea's file synchronization and backup utility with an improved Files To Copy window (and better display controls), the ability to view the path to any existing file/folder, new criteria for including/excluding specific files (including partial names), and the ability to automatically prune old archived files by age. [form]

  • OmniWeb 5.0b6 ($30) brings a new demo mode; adds Spring-loaded behavior to bookmarks windows, browser windows, and the bookmarks toolbar icon; includes a preview of a new faster text rendering engine; can open all bookmarks as tabs; has improvements to page caching; and more. [4.9MB]

  • FileMatic 1.0 ($25) automates tedious file tasks with nine Operations, including AppleScript Runner, Archiver, Disc Burner, Finder Operations, Mailer, Permissions, Rename, Split And Join, and Type Creator. Users also can add third-party Operations using the graphical script builder or leverage the FileMatic SDK (due in early June) for creating new functionality.

  • xBack 3.1 ($10) allows you replace your desktop with a screen saver or xPak, allowing users to "bring your desktop to life." Users can start/stop the desktop screen saver, configure screen saver preferences from the menu bar, etc. It now doesn't hide the desktop screen saver when using Exposé. [675KB]

  • iTunesSaver 2.3 (donationware) is a basic screensaver that displays the artwork (if available) and track information of the current iTunes track. It supports a range of features, such as fixed positioning, scalable artwork, and automatic starting of iTunes. Version 2.3 removes some debug messages and offers smoother text movement. [92KB]

  • iWatermark 1.2 ($20) updates Script Software's tool for watermarking artwork, digital photos and other images; it can also create thumbnails. Version 1.2 supports different text styles (shadow, outline, normal), can repeat the watermark across the image, adds a high quality JPEG and PICT export options, and other interface enhancements. [1.9MB]

  • You Control 1.2 ($70) adds a new Quick Start menu to assist first time users create menus. Version 1.2 of the custom menu utility also adds updated Weather, News Reader, and Stocks modules with automatic wake-from-sleep checking, an updated File System Module, hot key support to User Switching, and an improved iTunes module. [3.3MB]




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