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Apps: Today, Letter Opener, Mac Games Arcade

updated 12:45 pm EDT, Mon June 29, 2009

IP in menubar, EarthDesk

  • Today 1.8 ($15) is a calendar information and organization tool for the Mac. The application retrieves events and tasks that have been entered into iCal and then displays them within a small window. Users can also use the software to create or filter events, and navigate from day to day. The new release has prepared the application for the move to Snow Leopard and also updated the French localization. Additionally, several bugs have been fixed, including one which could prevent new calendars from being read. [Download - 3MB]

  • Letter Opener 2.1 ($30) is a plugin for the Apple Mail application that converts winmail.dat files into more Mac friendly files. The software extracts information from the Outlook native file and converts schedules into iCal files, contacts into vCards, and nested messages and notes into documents. Version 2.2 includes support for Microsoft Outlook reports such as delivery receipts and read receipts. It also adds support for encrypted and signed messages with a winmail.dat attachment. [Download - 2.4MB]

  • Mac Games Arcade 1.1 (free) is an application that can be used to manage, download and purchase games. The software provides access to games from more than 100 Mac developers and allows players to see descriptions, features, screenshots, and system requirements of any game before buying. The new update has added support for game trailers and manuals and includes a new security preference which allows users to block downloads and purchases. The software also received a few interface updates including new border colors around game icons, bubbles around system requirements and reviews, and the addition of dates to user reviews. [Download - 2.1MB]

  • IP in menubar 4.2 (free) is a small utility which displays a users IP address in the menubar. The IP address is updated regularly and users can define whether or not their computer is behind a router. The software also includes options for customizing the way the IP address is displayed. A German localization has been added to the new release along with a change to the server used for an external IP query. The update has also fixed a bug which could cause display entries to not be enabled correctly. [Download - 3.7MB]

  • EarthDesk 5.0 ($25) replaces the static desktop with a dynamic image of the Earth showing current sun, moon and city illumination, as well as real-time global cloud coverage. The application includes political, enhanced satellite and natural maps that can be zoomed at rate of 50% up to 400%. The 5.0 update includes faster performance and lower processor usage along with higher resolution cloud data for large displays. Users can now adjust the brightness and background color and the political maps have been updated to show city lights and moonlight. [Download - 20.7MB]

    by MacNN Staff

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