updated 10:40 am EDT, Thu August 23, 2007
Cancer auction; Typinator
In brief: Mac software goes to help cancer treatment and research, Typinator gains expanded auto-correction, real estate agents get iPhone leads, and timezone software is bundled for businesses. A charity software auction is being held for the benefit of the Pan-Mass Challenge, which raises funds towards cancer treatment and research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Approximately $30,000 worth of Mac software is being sold through eBay, in categories such as games, business and creativity; the current fundraising goal, though, is just $6,600. A minimum 25 auctions are planned, which will conclude as of October 1st. All proceeds past expenses will go directly to the PMC.
Typinator expands auto-correction
Ergonis Software's Typinator program, which automatically inserts commonly-used text and graphics into various programs, has received a free add-on in the form of the TidBITS AutoCorrect Dictionary (download). Whereas Typinator 2.0 corrects 800 mistakes per language in English, German and French, AutoCorrect fixes an additional 2,300 mistakes, smoothing out entries even further. Typinator requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 and costs $27.
Real estate leads come to iPhone
a la mode, a company speciliazing in real estate software, has announced iPhone integration with its Agent and Broker XSite websites. This allows real estate agencies to send leads directly to agents via the web, or alternately, assign the same leads to a routing group for discussion. Also in the update is the ability to point leads to a la mode's XSellerate program, which will then initate a marketing campaign without having to return to the office first.
Timezone software bundled for businesses
MaBaSoft and WR Consulting have created the World Clock Bundle, a combination of the former's World Clock Deluxe and the latter's ZoneTick World Time Zone Clock. Intended for businesses, it gives them access to both Mac OS X and Windows timezone software, ensuring that employees know what time it is when dealing with clients or other offices. The bundle is $30 for a single user, but prices start at $120 for groups.