updated 07:50 am EDT, Tue June 14, 2005
Extensis, Voodoo, Wallet
- Extensis today released free updates for all of its , including Mask Pro, PhotoFrame, Intellihance Pro and pxl SmartScale. The free updates for registered users will provide Adobe Creative Suite 2 compatibility. The company is currently still developing auto-activation plug-ins for Illustrator CS 2 and InDesign CS 2 for Suitcase and Tiger updates are forthcoming for Font Reserve Stand-Alone and its Portfolio v7.0.4
- VoodooPad 2.1 ($25) brings support for Spotlight, new categories/tags to assign keywords, improved HTML export (with CSS styles), hyperlinks between documents, more AppleScript commands, and a new UI. The Wiki-type notepad for Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later is described as a "digital junk drawer, where you can jot down notes, web addresses, to-do lists," etc. [Download - 1.2MB]
- Wallet 2.0 ($15) updates the secure utility for storing passwords, serial numbers, contacts, and more. Version 2.0 has been completely re-written for increased performance and security, offers a new UI, sports AutoFill for browser forms, and offers a Quick Lock feature. Upgrades are $5. It runs on Mac OS X 10.3 or later. [Download - 1.2MB]
- Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor 3.1 ($26) is a utility that allows users to improve their typing skills. Users can now set their level based on the results from the free online typing test. It also offers a streamlined quiz and other small improvements. A free trial edition and additional materials including a free teachers guide and free online typing test are available. Upgrades are $9.
- PC-Mac-Net FileShare v4.6 ($25) allows users to transfer files and folders easily and securely. Version 4.6 supports transfers of files with Mac OS resource forks to/from Windows and Linux computers; it also free disk space available for incoming files and offers faster, more reliable connections, an automatic firewall test, and expanded help, etc. A free "lite" edition has a 10MB file limit, while the Pro version ($40) offers VPN-based encryption. [Download - 1.8MB]
- pearLyrics 0.2 (freeware) uses the internet to quickly look up song lyrics--either manually or via iTunes. The update offers an enhanced Widget for Tiger users (easier search, less screen space used, resizable, minimizable), the ability to save lyrics, and more. It is also available for Mac OS X 10.3. [Download - 142KB]