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Apps: Contour, FTP Maker, iVox

updated 08:45 pm EST, Tue February 24, 2009

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  • Contour 1.1 ($50) is a story development tool that can help with the process of turning a movie idea into a full outline. The software uses a fill-in the-blanks approach where the user is asked series of questions on topics like loglines, the protagonist's growth and the beats to be used in each of four acts. The update has added new sample content and allows users to enter Contour XML files form the File menu. Version 1.1 also includes several small interface enhancements and bug fixes. [Download - 4.6MB]

  • FTP Maker 1.4 ($) is a tool that helps users create a custom FTP Uploader package to be distributed to employees/customers/co-workers for simplifying the process of sending files to an FTP server. The generated package contains all of the connection parameters meaning the user does not have to manually set them up. The update includes FTP Port and Anonymous FTP settings, a new Test Connection button, several interface and internal improvements and is now available for Windows based computers. [Download - 2.5MB]

  • iVox 1.3 ($129) provides natural-sounding voices in multiple languages that work with most Speech Manager compliant Mac OS X applications. The update includes several new voices and languages such as: Vittorio for Italian, Rachel for British, Alyona for Russian, Dimitris for Greek, and Olav for Norwegian. [Download - 416MB]

  • Patent Grabber 5.5 ($) is an application that automates the process of downloading patent documents from free public patent archives. The latest release can now download international documents from libraries such as the European Patent Office. Additionally, Version 5.5 features a new and simplified downloading interface. [Download - 5.1MB]

  • Rectangle Tetris 3.0 ($5) is a game that takes a spin on the classic game of Tetris by introducing a dice roll. The game begins with a grid of nine by seventeen boxes, two dice are then rolled and the values become the length and width of a rectangle. The player then selects a location to place the rectangle and continues to repeat the steps until there is no extra room. The goal is to fill in the entire grid leaving no empty boxes. Version 3.0 includes a new interface that features a score slider and improved graphics. [Download - 1.2MB]

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