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Apps: TinkerTools, Wx, SpotMeta

updated 12:25 pm EST, Wed January 25, 2006

TinkerTools, Wx, SpotMeta

  • TinkerTool System ($12) is an all-in-one maintenance tool for the Macintosh platform. It allows the user to change advanced operating system settings with a variety of maintenance features. The latest version comes prepared for Mac OS X Tiger. TinkerTool System differs from other maintenance applications in that it never uses scripts and is fully integrated into the security architecture of Mac OS X. [Download - 1.5MB]

  • Wx 3.21 ($10) is an update of the Wx application. Wx is a specialized internet weather station app for Mac OS X that downloads and processes weather information and forecasts for the United States, displaying it in a transparent main window. Wx can be configured to track weather conditions, watches/warnings/advisories, live RADAR, and forecast information for five locations, and it can download up to twelve weather maps or images. Version 3.21 is a Universal binary that runs natively on PowerPC and Intel Macs using Mac OS X 10.3.9 through 10.4.4, and includes numerous other improvements. [Download - 635KB]

  • Seasonality 1.2 ($25) adds localization with a French translation, a new activity window, and a scrollable forecast display. The scrollable forecast display allows users with limited screen space to view a full forecast by simply clicking and dragging on the view. In addition, Seasonality 1.2 includes interface updates and several bug fixes. It requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later. [Download - 17.2MB]

  • High Priority 1.1 (free) for Mac OS X 10.4 is a menu extra that allows the user to access iCal ToDo items directly from the menubar. iCal To Do items can be added, edited, and removed using High Priority, with or without iCal running. Menu can be sorted by calendar, due date, priority, status, or title. Other options include using tooltips to display further information, coloring ToDo items by their corresponding iCal calendar color, and hiding completed ToDo's. [Download - 230KB]

  • SpotMeta ($price) gives users new ways to extend Spotlight's search facility. Users can attach custom definition tags, category information and annotations to any file or folder with SpotMeta's editor. SpotMeta uses "Smart Folders" to find needed files and collect them into logical groups. [Download - 402KB]

  • Disctop Pro 2.5 (free) is the latest version of Disctop, now running as a Universal binary for new Intel Macs. The new version adds options to clear artwork, maintains a consistent CD size throughout different Mac models, and Disctop is now localized in Brazilian Portuguese, as well as Dutch, German, French, Italian, and Japanese. After installing Disctop, the users inserted CD or DVD slides in from the side and fades back into the desktop picture, so that the user always knows whether there is a disc inside the computer, and what it is. [Download - 322MB]




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