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Apps: Sound Grinder, Rax, iMap, MenuControl...

updated 02:10 pm EDT, Wed October 6, 2004

Sound Grinder, Rax, iMap..

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  • Rax 1.2 ($30) turns your Mac into a virtual rig for live performance, slaving instruments and effects from another app or offloading DSP to a second computer. "With its streamlined UI, this is the easiest way to play AudioUnit instruments and process live audio through your AudioUnit effects." Version 1.2 allows modules to respond to an individual MIDI port and supports VirSyn Synths and impOSCar. [1.5MB]

  • iMap 3 ($200) updates the mapping application that can import georeferenced data from databases or spreadsheets and maps it onto image or vector maps. It can query the map against information in the database, offers a new file format that encapsulates both the map and the data, adds support for shadows/transparency, offers supports for vector maps (Arc/Info .e00 files and boundary files), can map records based on US Zip codes, and more. Upgrades are $100. [2.1MB]

  • MenuControl 2.0 ($90) allows developers to design custom menus for any FileMaker solution. Version 2 provides enhanced ability to create custom menus including submenus based on scripts, modify default FileMaker menus, create custom pop-up menus, create custom contextual menus (or disable them), improved keyboard shortcuts, etc. Upgrade pricing is $45 through October 30th. [form]

  • Backdrop Folders 1.3 ($19) is an addition to the Finder, that was designed to take advantage of Mac OS X 10.3 "Exposé" feature. It allows users to open "views" of your folders at the desktop level and interact with them: "These views remain visible when you reveal the desktop with Exposé, which allows you to pick a file or to do a drag and drop operation...without the hassle of having to switch to the Finder and navigate through your disk hierarchy." [demo]

  • iChat2Cell 1.1 ($10) is a Mac OS X 10.3 utility that will simplify sending SMS messages through iChat. It allows users to quickly/easily send messages, allowing up to 5 free evaluation launches. Version 1.1 now integrates with the built-in Mac OS X address book for easier contact management. [140KB]




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