updated 01:20 pm EDT, Wed June 2, 2004
- Installer VISE 8.4 updates MindVision's product for creating full-featured installers for both Classic Mac OS and Mac OS X. It offers improved bundle detection and display, advanced drive detection, localization enhancements, additional Dock item support, better error reporting and prevention, etc. [23MB]
- MacTheRipper 2.0 (free) is a free "DVD ripper" (extractor) for Mac OS X that uses the open-sourced GPL libdvdread and libdvdcss libraries. It removes CSS encryption, Macrovision protection, and sets the disc's region code to '0' for region-free by default, and is capable of removing RCE region protection as well, making an unrestricted copy of any DVD movie you own. [861KB]
- Aqua Data Studio 3.7 ($90) provides enterprise and database administration features for all major relational databases. Users can now visually create and alter database schema objects and also can create explain plans and generate diagrams to quickly understand and analyze the operations of any query to optimize speed and performance. [13MB]
- PhotoKit-EL 1.0 ($40) toolkit for Photoshop Elements 2.0 offers accurate digital replications of traditional darkroom effects such as tone adjustment, color balance adjustment, and conversion to grayscale. It also offers effects such as sharpening to improve detail and graduated tone adjustments to improve specific areas in an image.
- Studycard Studio 2.2 is a study aid application that can create/print multimedia, multilingual flashcards, quizzes, picture/sound identification, etc. It offers automatic daily scheduling based on the Leitner cardfile system, allows users/educators to track progress over time, and more. The lite version is free, while a site-license is $250. Upgrades are $30. [3.5MB]
- Jon's Phone Tool 1.3 ($12) uses your Mac's modem or speakers to dial any touchtone phone. Users can enter a number manually or use the integrated search tools to find numbers in your Address Book, Microsoft Entourage, Now Contact, or Palm Desktop databases as well as search various websites and/or select a number in any application. [1.9MB]