updated 12:35 pm EDT, Wed April 19, 2006
- Balloonist 1.0 ($30) is a word balloon editor and panel layout application for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. Balloonist is designed to instantly fit panels to a page, negating the need for rulers and lettering guides. Users can add balloons, starbursts, narrations, and images which can be dynamically moved or resized while maintaining text alignment. [Download - [user agreement]]
- Zimbra Collaboration Suite 3.1 (pricing varies) updates the collaboration and messaging software, adding a new module in the administrator interface for improved management of message queues and storage. The latest version offers advanced Resource scheduling capabilities, the first public beta of "Zimbra Mobile," and general availability of the ZCS Connector for Outlook. ZCS 3.1 also provides a new "Mailbox Quota" view of users that can be sorted by total mailbox size or percentage of quota consumed. [Download - [form]]
- SignalSuite 2.0.5 ($40) brings native support for Intel Macs to the real-time audio test signal generator. SignalSuite takes advantage of Mac OS X compatible audio output to turn a Mac into a dual-channel signal generator. The application generates numerous test signals, including white noise, pink noise, periodic signals, frequency sweeps, and others. The update is free for registered users of SignalSuite 2.0 or later.
- EasyWMA 2.5 ($10) is a free upgrade for existing users of the audio conversion application. Version 2.5 allows users to convert wma, asf, and wmv audio files to mp3, m3a, or wave to be used in iTunes. The software offers a simple user interface, full drag-and-drop support, and can perform batch processing. The update also offers iTunes integration as well as preferences to choose the location where files are saved. [Download - 2.5MB]
- iStopMotion 1.9.2 (DV version $40, HR version $350) updates the stop motion animation and time lapse solution. Version 1.9.2 can import of numerous image formats, including RAW images. The software can print flipbooks from animations, and is available natively for Intel Macs. [Download - 5.3MB]