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Apps: CHUD, Font Showcase, FolderGlance

updated 12:45 pm EST, Thu November 10, 2005

CHUD, Font Showcase

  • (free) is a suite of applications and tools for measuring and optimizing software performance on Mac OS X, as well as for hardware "bringup" and system benchmarking. Version 4.2.3 fixes a variety of bugs and adds support for Quad PowerMac G5 machines in the performance. [Download - 32MB]

  • Font Showcase 5.0 ($25) views and prints a complete font collection with an easy-to-use interface. Font Showcase prints fonts that aren't yet installed, and can print a catalog of a font collection to view large lists of fonts, negating the need to memorize the visual appearance of each font. [Download - 2MB]

  • FolderGlance 1.7 (donationware) is a small Contextual Menu Plugin for the Finder, offering the ability to control-click or right-click on folders to see and open their contents, as well as examine the contents of sub-folders down an unlimited number of levels. The update allows further customization of sort orders, dims the appearance of invisible files slightly, and more. [Download - 292KB]

  • Mail Factory 2.2 ($40) updates the utility that designs and prints envelopes and postcards, as well as address and shipping labels. Version 2.2 supports three different label printer manufacturers (DYMO, Seiko, and Brother), and adds new postcard designs. [Download - 21.3MB]

  • Bosco's Screen Share 2.0b1 (free) is a cross-platform desktop sharing utility using a peer-to-peer protocol. The application uses JPEG image compression, and depends on TCP/IP for error correction to minimize interruptions. [Download - 3.5MB]

  • MutantMaker 1.0 ($40) helps researchers performing site-directed mutagenesis screen their potential mutants with restriction enzyme digests, rather than costly sequencing. The oligonucleotide sequences suggested by MutantMaker will create or destroy restriction sites while both creating the desired mutant and retaining flanking amino acids. [Download - 761KB]

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