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Apps: TranslateIt!, NetShred X, ScreenSharingMenulet

updated 12:55 pm EDT, Thu June 18, 2009

AstoundSound, Keeping Me

  • TranslateIt! 10.1 ($25) is a multilingual dictionary that allows users to quickly look up words. Users can hover the pointer over an unfamiliar word and TranslateIt! will look up that word and show its translation in a pop-up window. The software can also translate phrases from the clipboard or manually entered text. The update has improved overall compatibility with Safari 4 and features support for most popular online dictionary/translation services. Version 10.1 has also added French pronunciations and included updates for the English-German, English-Spanish, and French-English dictionaries. [Download - 21.6MB]

  • NetShred X 4.3 ($25) is a tool that erases files that web browsers and email applications can leave behind. The software runs in the background and automatically cleans out temporary internet files. NetShred X can be set up to erase different files including browser cache, internet history, cookies, quicktime cache, Apple Mail Junk, and more. The latest release has added support for Safari 4, Camino 1.6.7 and Flock. [Download - 2.4MB]

  • ScreenSharingMenulet 1.6 (free) is a tool that searches for computers on a local network that are available via AFP or Apple Remote Desktop. The computers are then displayed in the menu with their name and IP address allowing users to connect to the appropriate computer via Screen Sharing. The new release includes a new static mode which creates the local host list directly after launching the app. [Download - 0.23MB]

  • AstoundSound Expander 2.1 ($40) runs in the background and modifies all outgoing audio in real-time. The software is supposed to add extra width and depth to audio providing a richer listening experience. AstoundSound Expander applies enhancements to audio from all applications including iTunes, Quicktime, and DVD player. Version 2.1 allows users to choose between different presets for different listening settings including music, movies, and games. [Download - 13.3MB]

  • What's Keeping Me? 2.0 (free) is a tool that can identify what is preventing users from ejecting a disk or emptying the trash. The software finds which application is holding the file open and then allows users to close or kill the application. What's Keeping Me? 2.0 now includes drag and drop support, allowing users to perform a search on a file by dragging it to the main window. A new Enhanced Features Drawer has also been added which shows mounted disks and trash files. The new Drawer also features a tools menu that lists all open files and network connections. [Download - 0.95MB]

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