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Apps: Desktop Poet, Home Weather Centerm, MarsEdit

updated 02:30 am EST, Mon December 13, 2004

Desktop Poet, MarsEdit

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  • Desktop Poet 1.0 ($20) is "fridge poetry" application, which offers hundreds of word tiles on your desktop or "virtual fridge" area. It gives "the user the ability to compose imaginative prose or to formulate specific brainstorming ideas. Desktop Poet visually helps the poet or brainstormer create clearer thinking, more imaginative projects, and better organized writing by expanding on the free flowing thought process." [form]

  • Home Weather Center 1.1 ($35) is a weather graphing, monitoring and analysis application for Mac OS X. It is designed as a virtual weather station that utilizes Internet based weather sources, monitors the weather and can run a set of pre-defined and user programmed alerts that can trigger emails, send SMS messages to a mobile phone and/or run scripts should an alert trigger. [3.3MB]

  • DVDxDV 1.0941 ($25) updates the software that unleashes the video from your DVDs. It adds improved video resizing, reducing the amount of visual artifacts to video that is stretched or shrunk. It also will automatically break a movie file up into chunks, so that a long clip can be imported into iMovie--bypassing the 2GB limit of iMovie. [1.5MB]

  • DVDRemaster 2.0 ($40), based on two open-source libraries, can be used recompress large DVDs so that they fit on standard DVD5. It can either preserve all tracks (including menus, multiangle, commentaries, other languages, ...) or work in "Movie Only" mode where everything but the main feature is discarded. The Pro version ($50) allows users to choose exactly which video and audio tracks you want to copy. It is a free upgrade. [850KB]

  • Investor X 1.0 is a fast and easy tool to calculate your investment after a set amount of years! You can choose between different interest rates as well as how often the interest is compounded. The full version also includes support for opening and saving the results. [243KB]

  • FraudEliminator is seeking Mac users to provide feedback and suggestions in building a Mac version of our anti-fraud and anti-phishing product. "Like our Windows product, the Mac version will be completely free and will prevent users from accessing known fraud and phishing sites, and will also identify the geographical locations where websites are hosted. Please e-mail mac[at] if you are interested in participating."

by MacNN Staff



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