updated 06:40 pm EDT, Tue October 23, 2007
Pleasant Software has released a public beta of ShowMacster 1.9, an extension to Apple's iChat which enables users to stream pictures, QuickTime movies and live screen captures during a video conference. Users can also import a collection of pictures, icons or movies to show them instantly. You can alos share onscreen actions with chat buddies. Also included is a "Sketchboard" tool, with which users are able to draw right inside the current streaming picture. Drawings (on a blank sheet or any photo) are updated live as ShowMacster streams any changes instantly.
The new release is capable of sending audio directly to iChat, has new Sketchboard drawing tools (Circle, Rectangle, Line), the option to show mouse position when broadcasting Sketchboard and several other fixes
ShowMacster v1.9 is available as public beta for Mac OS X 10.3.9 and Mac OS X 10.4.x and is priced at $20.