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Apps: SnapMeasure, ProfCast, Accordance

updated 08:20 pm EDT, Tue March 10, 2009

Rulers, Orbiter

SnapMeasure 1.8 ($24) is a plugin for Adobe Illustrator that acts as an alternative measuring tool. Unlike the native measuring tool, SnapMeasure snaps with visual feedback to elements on the page and can put measurement data next to the cursor. The software also offers an alternate measure line color for better visibility and can optionally change the constrain angle and/or cursor key distance without having to open the preferences window. This release adds CS4 compatibility, measuring along a path, scale measuring, path direction arrows, and more. [Download - 1.9MB]

ProfCast 2.4 ($60) is a tool for recording lectures and creating enhanced podcasts. Users can make audio recordings and then include either PowerPoint and/or Keynote slides to enhance the presentation. ProfCast sports live presentation recording, synchronization of slides with audio, Keynote and PowerPoint support, RSS generation and publishing support. The update has improved the screen capture interface and fixed support with PowerPoint 2008. Version 2.4 also addresses bugs that resulted in slides being shown out of order and an image scaling issue. [Download - 16MB]

  • Accordance 8.2 ($40) is a Bible study solution for Macintosh, that offers a simple interface for exploring the text and background of the Bible. Version 8.2 has been localized to German and Spanish and includes additional refinements to the diagram window. [Download - 14.5MB]

  • Rulers 2.7 ($19) can place rulers and guide lines across a display, similar to the way common graphic editors can place rulers on working areas. Rulers can be used to measure and position objects or to select a screen area to take a screenshot of. The software includes support for multiple units of measurement and can perform automatic measurements. The latest update has fixed a bug that prevent moving active guides with arrow keys along with other minor fixes and enhancements. [Download - 9.3MB]

  • Orbiter 1.2 (free) is utility that allows users to access frequently used applications, documents and folders. The application is designed to be a side addition to the Dock and features options such as an optional transparency effect, multiple color themes and tag categorization. The update has added five new features including color themes, resizable icons, a quick folder view, user modifiable vanish start time and a redesigned preference window. [Download - 5MB]

    by MacNN Staff

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