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Apps: Currency Assistant, Schreiben, Redhand

updated 03:10 pm EDT, Mon June 22, 2009

Album Assistant,Fantasktik

  • Currency Assistant 3.1 ($19) allows users to convert values between 175 world currencies (all major circulating currencies plus the 16 Eurozone legacy currencies). The software also automatically updates exchange rates over the Internet using the rates published by the European Central Bank, the Bank of Canada, the International Monetary Fund, and the Bank of Italy. The new release allows the Rate indicator and the Rate pop-up menu to show either currency names or ISO codes. Users can also now display the names of the currencies in a converter by placing the mouse pointer over its Switch Currency pop-up menus. [Download - 2.2MB]

  • Schreiben 5.0 ($9) is a word processor that has been designed to be easy to use. The application all runs from one window which opens in the center of the screen on launch. The software supports most popular file formats including Word .doc(x) and Open Office .odt files. Version 5.0 has been converted to a 64 bit application and should be compatible with Snow Leopard when it is released later this year. [Download - 5.4MB]

  • Redhand 1.2 ($2) is a tool for locking a desktop without the need to logout. The software logs whenever someone logs in or attempts to log in and includes a photo with each log. The photos are taken using the computers built-in iSight camera or any other connected camera. The new release includes options for what the screen displays while locked. Users can choose a black screen, a black screen with a lock symbol, or to put the display to sleep. [Download - 1.3MB]

  • Album Artwork Assistant 2.5 (free) uses the internet to find album cover artwork and then adds the information to music files within iTunes. The update has changed the way search requests are performed on Amazon to be compatible with a future version of the web service. The overall stability of the software has also been improved. [Download - 3.6MB]

  • Fantasktik 1.4 ($10) is a toolbar application that allows users to switch between open windows and applications. Version 1.4 includes a right-click menu which allows users to close or minimize windows, or hide, quit or Expose applications. The update also adds multi-monitor support and includes an option for sorting applications alphabetically. Several bugs have also been addressed in the latest release. [Download - 1.2MB]




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