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Apps: PacketStream, GhostReader, Barcode Producer

updated 08:15 pm EDT, Thu April 16, 2009

iKanji, Web Site Maestro

  • PacketStream 2.5 ($25) allows quick access to a Mac's built-in network monitoring tool. A user can monitor data as it is streamed over the network allowing them to check web traffic, network bottlenecks or watch for any suspicious activity. All data is logged within the application and can be saved to a file for further analysis. In version 2.5 includes a new dock icon that changes to indicate when a network scan is running. It also uses system sounds to indicate when a scan starts and stops and allows users to copy text from the mail display window. [Download - 8.3MB]

  • GhostReader 1.6 ($30) is a text-to-speech conversion application. The software supports multiple languages, and can read out chosen documents such as Word and PDF files, or selected text in any program. The newest release includes three new voice languages, Arabic, Greek and Russian, a couple of new higher quality voices for existing languages and compatibility with Safari 4. [Download - 3.1MB]

  • Barcode Producer 5.2 ($200) allows users to create barcodes for a number of purposes, and export them to apps such as Illustrator and Photoshop, or files including EPS, TIFF and PDF formats. Barcode Producer 5.2 supports UPC-A National Drug Code (NDC) barcodes, allowing users to create packaging for prescription drugs and vaccines. The update also adds additional minor feature enhancements, including enhanced strippable indicators for UPC and Bookland EAN/ISBN barcodes and faster barcode preview creation. [Download - 20.8MB]

  • iKanji 1.2 ($27) is a tool for leaning how to read and understand Japanese kanji characters. The software features editable flash cards that can be used to learn anything from kanji readings, english meanings of characters or stroke animations. Also included are three different styles of multiple choice tests to help memorize different aspects of kanji. Version 1.2 has expanded the number of stroke animations to over 820 and also adds an import and export function for kanji notes to allow them to be shared more easily. The update also improves the way examples compounds are picked, generally resulting in more examples being generated for each kanji character. [Download - 3.2MB]

  • Web Site Maestro 7.2 ($40) helps users create and optimize HTML and other web coding in an effort to improve load times on created websites and offers a built in FTP-client to put the site on the web from within the application. The latest release has added the option to put custom site analytics code before the body tag of each optimized file and has improved the reliability and speed of FTP and FTPS uploading. [Download - 11.4MB]

    by MacNN Staff

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