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Apps: rubiTrack, Rivet, Scorpion BarCode

updated 01:35 pm EDT, Tue May 12, 2009

MacPilot, Captain FTP

  • rubiTrack 1.6 ($39) allows users to track their physical activity and then display and organize the corresponding data. Information from runs, bike rides, walks or other outdoor activities can be placed on a map and then compared side by side. Information can then be sorted into graphs so users can analyze progress against personal goals. The update adds a function for importing power data from devices that record power and also includes power charts for this data. The new release has added a TCX Course export option for use on Garmin Edge cycle computer and has improved the reliability of track metrics. The update has also changed the power averaging method to include zero-effort zones in the average and fixed several smaller bugs. [Download - 4.6MB]

  • Rivet 2.1 ($19) is a tool for streaming content from a Mac to an Xbox 360. Rivet allows music streaming from an iTunes library, and video streaming from user-defined folders. Photos from Aperture, iPhoto, and various other folders can also be viewed. The update has added an Italian and Spanish localization and fixed some errors in the French translation. Several other small bugs have also been fixed such as one that caused the root folder to show Music even when music sharing was off. [Download - 1.6MB]

  • Scorpion BarCode 2.0 ($151) can be used to create and print barcodes using all of the major barcode formats. Users can enter the text for a bar code and the software then converts that into a barcode graphic using one of the major symbologies such as ISBN, UPC-A, Codabar, or ITF-14. The barcode can then be saved as an editable vector PDF or EPS document or pasted into another application using the clipboard. Version 2.0 has been optimized for Mac OS X Leopard and includes full Intel/PPC Universal Binary support. The update has also added magnification and anti-alias controls and simplified the interface. [Download - 2.2MB]

  • MacPilot 3.3 ($20) is a tool that can enable and disable hidden features in Mac OS X, optimize and repair a system, and perform different routine maintenance operations. This allows users with limited knowledge of the Terminal to access more advanced features they may have wanted. The update includes new features for Safari, Mail, and HelpViewer including the option to isable the warning when applications from the internet are being opened locally. [Download - 10.3MB]

  • Captain FTP 6.1 ($29) is an FTP client for Mac OS X that can be used to maintain a remote file directory. The software supports FTP/SSL-FTP/SFTP and includes a Sync Browsing feature. If the local and remote directory structure match Sync Browsing will automatically make any changes to the remote directory that are made in the local directory. The 6.1 release includes a new schedule dialog and fixes several bugs such as one that would improperly set the schedule time in the Transfer Manager. [Download - 8.8MB]

    by MacNN Staff

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