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Apps: Shrook, iTaskX, F-Script, DSW, Tiger updates

updated 09:00 am EDT, Wed May 11, 2005

Shrook, iTaskX, F-Script

  • ($25) updates the innovative RSS and Atom news reader. The update adds fully integrated podcast support: "When you connect your iPod, not only does iTunes copy the audio, but Shrook downloads the text content of all your feeds to read on your iPod's screen, complete with links to access the audio." It also adds support for Spotlight and support for secure servers. [Download - 910KB]

  • iTaskX 2.1 (65), an update to the project-management solution, takes full advantage of Apple's new Spotlight technology and offers 20 additional Spotlight search options. It also adds 'Rollup display' for summary tasks which can display all child tasks in the summary row, when the summary is collapsed. [Download - 3.9MB]

  • F-Script 1.3 (free) is an open-source scripting language specifically designed for Cocoa, Apple's native Mac OS X object system. In addition to support for new Mac OS X Tiger technologies, it now includes Core Data Explorer 1.0, the first interactive environment for the new Core Data layer of Mac OS X 10.4 that can explore whole managed objects graphs with a powerful graphical object browser. [Download - 11MB]

  • Do Something When 1.1 is a system preference pane that allows the user to watch for drives mounting and un-mounting, allowing them to launch or quit applications, whenthese events happen. You can launch iTunes when your music hard drive gets mounted, you can quit iTunes when you eject the drive. [Download - 347KB]

  • Data-On-Demand ListBox 1.1 ($50) is an update to the "virtual" ListBox replacement for REALbasic. This new version mimics the functions of the standard ListBox even better, including drag-selection of multiple rows without using the shift key. It also includes updated examples (including one for SQLitePlugin) and corrects some bugs. [Download - 1.9MB]

  • Other Tiger-compatibility updates include: Preferential Treatment v1.1.4 (freeware for checking preference files for corruption); Drop Drawers 1.6.6 ($20 UI enhancement that provides floating drawers); Panorama BackPacker Widget 1.0 (displays 360-degree panoramas from all over the world); and MacMusic Widget 1.0 (for daily headlines, recent articles and also link to the latest audio software).

by MacNN Staff



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