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Apps: EarthBrowser, App Presto, Sticky Notes, DVDxDV

updated 07:35 am EDT, Wed October 13, 2004

EarthBrowser, App Presto

  • ($30) tracks the latest weather, tropical storms, earthquakes, webcams and more in a live 3D model of the earth. The innovative earth simulation, which also features a screen saver module, combines an 3D globe with realtime weather conditions and 7 day forecasts for thousands of locations worldwide. It adds hurricane/tropical storm tracking, improved volcanos to include over 1,500 active and dormant volcanoes, and speed improvements. [3.9MB]

  • App Presto 1.1 is a multi-purpose system utility that automates several common tasks. It offers system-wide or per-application options for hiding applications that are no longer in the foreground, bringing all all windows for an application forward when it is active, a simple force-quit keyboard equivalent, and more. It runs on Mac OS X 10.2 or later. [600KB]

  • Sticky Notes 1.2 (10) is an update to the desktop organisation utility that offers Rendezvous-based sharing, window snapping, tiling & cascading, custom colors, and export to iPod functions. This version adds drag & drop links to local files, sorting by color, by title or by specified lists, importing form iCal, attaching notes to applications and improved network sharing. [444KB]

  • DVDxDV allows users to extract video from DVDs. The updated version adds enhanced audio quality using a 64-bit audio conversion process--by using a four times the bits used in an audio CD. The new engine is now available in version 1.094 of DVDxDV ($25) and version 1.041 of DVDxDV Pro ($80), which allows you to extract multi-channel audio into individual 24-bit AIFF files. [Std., Pro]

  • FontCard 1.2 ($17) adds corrupt font crash catching, new font type icons, better compatibility and more. Unsanity's haxie modifies the Font menu in Carbon and Cocoa applications, adding an icon that displays the format of a font next to the font menu item, displaying the font name in the font face, grouping fonts into submenus, and including font collections to the font menu. [1.3MB]

  • A Better Finder Rename 6.6 ($20) adds support for renaming mp3 music files using its embedded mp3 tag information. The contextual menu plugin allows users to quickly rename multiple files, offering both interactive and batch-processing modes, the ability to process sub-folders, sequential file naming, advanced file renaming techniques, and much more. [2.6MB]

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