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May 2004 Archived News

Mariner Write 3.6.1 (Posted 5/28/2004 at 1:37 PM)
Mariner Write 3.6.1 introduces several bug fixes and a few feature additions.

Shiira (Posted 5/28/2004 at 9:11 AM)
Shiira is a web browser based on Web Kit and written in Cocoa. The goal of the Shiira Project is to create a browser that is better and more useful than Safari. All source code used in this software is publicly available.

Shrook 2.05 (Posted 5/28/2004 at 9:10 AM)
Shrook 2.05 is the latest version of the news reader that offers advanced features to Mac users.

iLiner 2.0 (Posted 5/28/2004 at 9:09 AM)
iLiner 2.0 is an outline for Mac OS X.

Virtual Stage Management (Posted 5/28/2004 at 9:07 AM)
Virtual Stage Management is an integrated management tool that allows you to track many of the repetitious pieces of ongoing information such as time logs of rehearsals, performances and fittings.

Xsan for Businesses and Workgroups (Posted 5/28/2004 at 9:04 AM)
Xsan puts SAN file systems within the reach of midsize businesses and high-demand workgroups or server clusters, according to this InfoWorld article.

SyncAgain (Posted 5/27/2004 at 9:01 AM)
SyncAgain is software for making Macintosh computers and BlackBerry Handhelds talk to each other. SyncAgain is a practical tool that: synchronizes contacts, events and to-dos, operates wirelessly, syncs your BlackBerry" Handheld on-the-road, enables installation of applications on your BlackBerry Handheld and can be installed and operated in an all-Mac shop.

iListen German Update (Posted 5/27/2004 at 8:32 AM)
iListen German Update is a major upgrade from the previous German version.

Mac OS X 10.3.4 Update (Posted 5/26/2004 at 5:21 PM)
The 10.3.4 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther" and is recommended for all users. Key enhancements include: improved file sharing and directory services for Mac (AFP), UNIX (NFS), PPTP, and wireless networks, improved OpenGL technology and updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers, improved disc burning and recording functionality, iPods connected via USB 2.0 are now recognized by iTunes and iSync, additional FireWire audio and USB device compatibility, updated Address Book, Mail, Safari, Stickies, and QuickTime applications, improved compatibility for third party applications and previous standalone security updates. For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

DiscBlaze 4 (Posted 5/26/2004 at 4:18 PM)
DiscBlaze 4 includes the ability to create and burn VideoCDs and easy MP3 CD burning in addition to a host of other cool new features: setting a custom disc icon, support for burning more disc image formats, faster creation of ISO and DMG files, an enhanced AppleScript dictionary and many more.

Moodle 1.3 (Posted 5/26/2004 at 9:58 AM)
Moodle 1.3 is a course management system (CMS) - a software package designed to help educators create quality online courses.

HomeProject 1.1 (Posted 5/26/2004 at 9:56 AM)
HomeProject 1.1 gives you the control to display project information the way you want as a Gantt chart or a report window that tracks the people and tasks essential to project success.

The Wired 40 (Posted 5/26/2004 at 9:54 AM)
In's 40 companies driving the global economy, Apple is listed as number 3 and noted as the new face of consumer electronics.

VolumeWorks 1.0 (Posted 5/26/2004 at 8:40 AM)
VolumeWorks 1.0 enables a user to resize and manage partitions (volumes) on hard drives without destroying the data on the drive.

Ovolab Phlink 1.4 (Posted 5/25/2004 at 2:49 PM)
Ovolab Phlink, combined with the Ovolab Telephone Adapter, can answer telephone calls and identify the caller using Caller ID and Apple's Address Book. After answering a call, Ovolab Phlink records a message and stores it on your Mac for later retrieval.

Xcode 1.2 (Posted 5/25/2004 at 1:33 PM)
Xcode 1.2 has been released by Apple and is a complete installation of the development tools. It includes an enhanced version of the Xcode IDE with improved stability and improvements to the user experience and build system.

xTime Project 2.0.1 (Posted 5/25/2004 at 1:32 PM)
xTime Project 2.0.1 lets you manage resources, time and cost associated with any project.

Indigo 1.5 (Posted 5/25/2004 at 1:23 PM)
Indigo 1.5 is home automation software that integrates an assortment of popular X10 hardware devices to provide unprecedented control of your home. Indigo is the only Mac home automation software to support the PowerLinc USB interface. It also includes integration with Salling Clicker to allow you to control your home via your cell phone.

KeyCue 1.0 (Posted 5/25/2004 at 1:21 PM)
KeyCue 1.0 helps you to use your Mac OS X applications more effectively by displaying a concise table of all currently available menu shortcuts.

CRM4Mac 1.0 (Posted 5/25/2004 at 1:18 PM)
CRM4Mac 1.0 gives the user full insight in all communications. From each contact you can access all relevant info immediately. A single mouse click gives you insight of all correspondence on paper, email and meetings. In this sense, Crm4Mac offers you professional contact management with the ease of use of a true Apple application by integrating with applications such as Addressbook, iCal and Mail.

Troi File Plug-in 2.7.1 (Posted 5/25/2004 at 9:30 AM)
Troi File Plug-in 2.7.1 lets you manipulate your files and folders and use file and folder information directly from your FileMaker Pro databases.

DidTheyReadIt (Posted 5/24/2004 at 9:07 AM)
With DidTheyReadIt, e-mails that you send are automatically and invisibly tracked. The instant the recipient opens your message, DidTheyReadIt automatically notifies you.

PowerMail 5.0 (Posted 5/24/2004 at 9:03 AM)
PowerMail 5.0 is now available and defeating spam takes center stage in this release.

FormMate 1.0a (Posted 5/24/2004 at 9:01 AM)
FormMate 1.0a lets you open up a pdf, add text data to the pdf, add any image files that you need (an image of your signature, a check mark...), and print, fax or save the filled in pdf to disk.

FileMaker Server 7 (Posted 5/24/2004 at 7:25 AM)
FileMaker Server 7 is now available and includes the ability to perform searches and calculations on the server instead of the client database providing data speed gains; get greater performance from hard disk storage systems and multi-CPU servers; while taking advantage of large amounts of RAM using sophisticated caching.

Little Snitch 1.1 (Posted 5/22/2004 at 6:09 PM)
Little Snitch runs in the background and hooks into the operating system kernel while you are logged in. When an application tries to establish a network connection, Little Snitch intercepts the attempt and brings up an alert panel, telling you all the connection details including the name of the application which initiated the connection. You can either allow the connection, deny it or add a permanent rule for similar future-connections.

Security Update 2004-05-24 (Posted 5/21/2004 at 4:55 PM)
Security Update 2004-05-24 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components: HelpViewer. It is available via Software Update.

Shrook 2.04 (Posted 5/21/2004 at 9:26 AM)
Shrook 2.04 is a next-generation news reader that offers advanced features not available to Mac users anywhere else. It supports all versions of RSS, as well as the current draft of Atom.

KidsServer PE 1.2.5 (Posted 5/21/2004 at 9:24 AM)
KidsServer PE 1.2.5 works as Proxy Server to block most of all harmful web sites.

Sole Possession 2.0 (Posted 5/21/2004 at 9:22 AM)
Sole Possession 2.0 is a home inventory cataloger, allowing you to track where all your possessions are as well as providing you with estimated worth reports for insurance purposes in case of fire, theft, etc.

Sync Entourage-iCal 1.0.1 (Posted 5/21/2004 at 9:20 AM)
Sync Entourage-iCal 1.0 synchronizes Entourage 2004 [ONLY] and iCal. It allows you to maintain Entourage as your centralized Personal Information Manager while at the same time taking advantage of the direct access provided to iSync, iChat, iPod, .Mac online, and more by OS X's iCal. Almost all Entourage fields sync to iCal and back, with any unmapped fields recorded in event Notes. You can also sync Entourage reminders to iCal alarms, including Email alarms. You can keep both applications in constant synchronization by running the script at any time, or automatically every night if you wish.

W Hotels offers iTunes Days (Posted 5/20/2004 at 1:19 PM)
W Hotels has initiated a new promotion called iTunes Days - monthly events at select W Hotels around the country that encourage W guests to "mix it up in a digital soundscape" as they listen to iPod-equipped DJs, get iTunes CDs with free iTunes music downloads (while they last), drink "AppleiTinis" and get chances to win iPods and iMacs.

Days Off Calculator 4.0 (Posted 5/20/2004 at 1:17 PM)
Days Off Calculator 4.0 works out how many crew members can have any given pair of days off (Saturday/Sunday, Sunday/Monday, etc.) and still fill your personnel requirements. Tell it how many people you need each day, and it tells you how to set up your employees' off-days.

Kid Create 1.0 (Posted 5/20/2004 at 1:15 PM)
Kid Create 1.0 is a complete suite of kid-friendly tools to Draw, Paint, Write, Flashcards, Make Music, Games, Notes, and more. There's even a Calculator and kid-safe filtered Dictionary to help them with homework.

DiscBlaze 3.2 (Posted 5/20/2004 at 10:32 AM)
DiscBlaze 3.2 includes a new feature to aid in burning multiple copies of the same disc, the display of burning progress in the DiscBlaze dock icon along with other enhancements to speed and usability.

Panther Cache Cleaner 2.3.5 (Posted 5/20/2004 at 10:31 AM)
Panther Cache Cleaner 2.3.5 introduces a Medium Cleaning option for cache cleaning that will clean out the LaunchServices and Font caches.

New iPod and Macintosh Divisions (Posted 5/20/2004 at 12:14 AM)
Apple has reorganized its corporate structure into new iPod and Macintosh divisions. The iPod division will be led by Apple Senior Vice President Hardware Engineering, Jon Rubenstein, while Apple's Macintosh efforts will be led by Executive Vice President Worldwide Sales and Operations Tim Cook.

Konfabulator 1.6.1 (Posted 5/19/2004 at 5:16 PM)
Konfabulator 1.6.1 has been updated and includes some bug fixes.

REALbasic 5.5.2 (Posted 5/19/2004 at 5:14 PM)
REALbasic 5.5.2 is now available for download.

Microsoft Office 2004 (Posted 5/19/2004 at 5:12 PM)
Microsoft Office 2004 has been officially released though many users report receiving their copies for over a week and it is available in stores.

A Better Finder Rename 6.3.5 (Posted 5/19/2004 at 10:45 AM)
A Better Finder Rename 6.3.5 has been updated and the new version allows the name of the enclosing folder to be added to the file name.

OfficeRestore 1.0 (Posted 5/18/2004 at 8:20 AM)
OfficeRestore 1.0 is designed to retrieve Excel and Word documents that have been erased intentionally or accidentally.

EZxslt 1.5.3 (Posted 5/17/2004 at 12:20 PM)
EZxslt the latest version of the popular utility that simplifies the generation of Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format documents using data stored in FileMaker Pro 6 and FileMaker Pro 7 databases using XML and XSLT.

Proteus 4 (Posted 5/17/2004 at 10:03 AM)
Proteus 4 has been released with Seamless Address Book Integration as well as many other new features.

PulpFiction 1.0 (Posted 5/17/2004 at 9:08 AM)
PulpFiction 1.0 is a next-generation, easy-to-use, powerful RSS/Atom feed reader. Featuring a familiar Mail-like interface, PulpFiction will fetch, organize, and display news and articles from thousands of weblogs and websites.

Code-X 1.4 (Posted 5/17/2004 at 9:04 AM)
Code-X 1.4 is a FileMaker plug-in that allows developers to build registration functionality and issue custom registration codes to unlock their solutions.

iClip 3 (Posted 5/17/2004 at 9:04 AM)
iClip 3 is a multiple clipboard/scrapbook application designed to improve user efficiency and productivity for various computing tasks.

ScriptPak For QuickBooks Pro 6 (Posted 5/17/2004 at 9:03 AM)
ScriptPak For QuickBooks Pro 6 adds over 180 voice commands each that control virtually every aspect of Intuit's popular accounting program.

Pro Application Support 2.0 (Posted 5/16/2004 at 1:36 PM)
Apple released Pro Application Support 2.0 via Software Update that provides improvements for Apple's professional applications, and is strongly recommended for all users of Final Cut Pro, Cinema Tools, Compressor, LiveType, Soundtrack, and DVD Studio Pro.

theConcept Preview 1.0.2 (Posted 5/14/2004 at 10:44 AM)
theConcept Preview 1.0.2 is a powerful language processor that reads and analyzes electronic documents and reports back to you with a summary of prevailing ideas in their content.

DoThisNow 1.1.5 (Posted 5/14/2004 at 10:43 AM)
DoThisNow 1.1.5 can easily setup your computer to run repetitive, time critical or simply mundane tasks for you.

FlightCheck Professional 5.5 (Posted 5/14/2004 at 10:42 AM)
FlightCheck Professional 5.5 has been released and provides many new features.

ConceptDraw Project 1.1 (Posted 5/14/2004 at 10:41 AM)
ConceptDraw Project 1.1 can organize and manage projects with clear, attractive Gantt charts, WBS charts and MindMaps. Share your projects across Mac and Windows.

Pyramid 1.1.7 (Posted 5/13/2004 at 10:23 AM)
Pyramid allows you to diagram story structure, create memorization maps of academic subjects, or design, present and manage complex projects using a tool that visually complements the way you think.

Virtual PC for Mac 7 (Posted 5/13/2004 at 10:22 AM)
Virtual PC for Mac 7 has been delayed along with the Office 2004 package that includes it. Other Office packages are shipping.

Ulysses 1.1 (Posted 5/13/2004 at 10:20 AM)
Ulysses is a text editor for creative writers.

Fire 1.0.1 (Posted 5/13/2004 at 10:18 AM)
Fire 1.0.1 addresses some common issues with 1.0 including Jabber SSL and stability fixes, an AIM crash fix, problems installing themes, and an issue which caused high CPU usage with Yahoo accounts.

GyazMail 1.2.0 (Posted 5/13/2004 at 10:16 AM)
GyazMail 1.2.0 is an all-new email client for Mac OS X. It is newly developed from the ground up to offer you a full-featured but easy-to-use package based on the Cocoa framework.

Copper 2004 (Posted 5/13/2004 at 10:15 AM)
Copper 2004 is a web-based project management and collaboration software tool enabling creative teams to share and manage information more effectively - anywhere, anytime.

Opera 7.5 (Posted 5/13/2004 at 10:12 AM)
Opera 7.5 has been released and includes many new features such as: Speed browsing, Surf in multiple windows, Opera Mail, intelligent e-mailing, IRC-compatible chat, Newsreader, RSS newsfeeds, Integrated Google search, Small-Screen Rendering (SSR) and a Pop-up blocker.

X-Statistics 1.0 (Posted 5/13/2004 at 10:10 AM)
X-Statistics analyses certain aspects of the syslog files, where MacOS X logs many status information of the system, and shows the information as diagram, graph or table.

DiscBlaze 3.1.3 (Posted 5/13/2004 at 9:39 AM)
DiscBlaze has received some general interface improvements.

DoThisNow 1.1.5 (Posted 5/13/2004 at 9:38 AM)
DoThisNow adds three of the top requested actions by their users.

Sheethead 1.0 (Posted 5/12/2004 at 2:25 PM)
Sheethead is a tool that will allow you to increase or decrease the speed of the Mac OS X "sheets," which are a distinct style of animated dialog boxes that sweep into view when a user is asked to save a file, or when Mac OS X needs to present an alert.

Missing Sync for Pocket PC 1.0.4 (Posted 5/12/2004 at 10:03 AM)
Missing Sync for Pocket PC adds support for multiple users in Mac OS X.

Toast DVD Double Layer Compatibility (Posted 5/11/2004 at 2:39 PM)
Roxio announced that they will add DVD Double Layer compatibility to their Toast 6 Titanium and Toast with Jam 6 applications.

Envision (Posted 5/11/2004 at 10:11 AM)
Envision turns Web sites into Web shows. Point it to a Web site, sit back, and let Envision do the rest.

Diabetes Mentor 1.5v27 (Posted 5/11/2004 at 10:08 AM)
Diabetes Mentor is an easy-to-use computer program for Mac and PCs which records, graphs and prints your BGs, insulin dosages, oral medications, calories, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, exercise and weight.

Backup 2.0.2 (Posted 5/11/2004 at 9:51 AM)
Backup 2.0.2 adds performance and stability improvements to scheduled backups and is recommended for all Backup 2.0 users. It is available via Software Update.

Captain FTP 3.3 (Posted 5/11/2004 at 8:29 AM)
Captain FTP has used Server to Server file transfer, Resuming, Transfer Manager, Rendezvous, and Accelerated transfers as the base to develop and further improve the product.

QuarkXClusive 1.0 (Posted 5/11/2004 at 7:52 AM)
QuarkXClusive is a QuarkXpress plugin that allows you to integrate database, spreadsheet, or other types of content into a customized piece and print it on an HP Indigo digital press.

Apple Workgroup Cluster for Bioinformatics Award Program (Posted 5/11/2004 at 7:51 AM)
Apple will award five fully-provisioned, all-inclusive Apple Workgroup Clusters for Bioinformatics to five scientific researchers in the United States.

HomeProject 1.0 (Posted 5/10/2004 at 12:08 PM)
HomeProject provides instant access for all your project details. In a single window, you can add multiple projects, assign resources, track cost and set up tasks dependencies.

Ben"s Game 1.0 (Posted 5/10/2004 at 12:01 PM)
Ben"s Game is a video / computer game in which the hero kills cancer cells. The game was a wish of Ben, a nine year old in remission from Leukemia, who felt that this game would be helpful for kids like him who have cancer, a way to fight back and relieve some of the pain and stress involved with treatment.

TextFormation (Posted 5/10/2004 at 9:20 AM)
TextFormation is a FileMaker plug-in that dynamically transforms text within FileMaker solutions into easy-to-read presentable formats.

EV Nova 1.0.8 (Posted 5/8/2004 at 12:00 PM)
EV Nova has been updated and contains a number of bug fixes to both the engine and the scenario.

iStumbler GPS Plugin Release 1 (Posted 5/7/2004 at 8:47 AM)
Stumbler GPS Plugin Release 1 integrates iStumbler with any GPS that supports the NMEA protocol over a serial or bluetooth connection.

Swordfish 4.0 (Posted 5/7/2004 at 8:46 AM)
Swordfish provides the control you need to use your passwords whenever you need them, without the risk of mangling them.

Timbuktu Pro for Mac OS 7.0.3 Update (Posted 5/7/2004 at 8:44 AM)
An update for Timbuktu Pro is now available for registered users.

Desktop Transporter 1.0.0 (Posted 5/6/2004 at 3:19 PM)
Desktop Transporter is an application that allows you to access your Macintosh displays remotely over a network, from a different Macintosh.

BluePhoneMenu 1.1.2 (Posted 5/6/2004 at 3:15 PM)
BluePhoneMenu fixes several bugs including a feature that allows the application to pause iTunes when a call is received.

MSN Messenger for Mac 4.0 (Posted 5/5/2004 at 4:57 PM)
MSN Messenger has been released and includes many new features including Office 2004 integration.

3.3 Million Songs in One Week (Posted 5/5/2004 at 4:55 PM)
The iTunes Music Store sold 3.3 million songs in one week following the launch of its third generation store.

A Better Finder LAUNCHER 1.3 (Posted 5/5/2004 at 9:24 AM)
A Better Finder LAUNCHER improves the customization of the indexing engines.

KeepAnEye 1.6 (Posted 5/5/2004 at 9:24 AM)
KeepAnEye is a multipurpose monitoring and notification utility which helps you to stay informed efficiently. It lets you track data sources by providing visual representations which can be freely organized in windows, in the menu bar or in the Dock.

Ipanema (Posted 5/4/2004 at 2:55 PM)
Ipanema will keep track of the IP addresses for ethernet, Airport, PPP, IP over FireWire, and a 3rd party ethernet card (if installed) and report to you the IP address automatically via OS X Mail once a day.

KnowledgeTank 1.1 (Posted 5/4/2004 at 10:08 AM)
KnowledgeTank is information management software that helps you keep track of information like URLs, files, projects, recipies, books, DVDs, CDs and sourcecode.

MassTransit 4.5 (Posted 5/4/2004 at 10:07 AM)
MassTransit allows business-to-business transfer of digital files across high-speed wide area networks including the Internet.

Mac OS X Tiger Preview at WWDC Keynote (Posted 5/4/2004 at 10:05 AM)
Mac OS X Tiger will be previewed at the WWDC Keynote by Steve Jobs.

inkBook 1.0 (Posted 5/4/2004 at 10:04 AM)
inkBook is a note taking app where you don't type! You write your notes in the inkBook document with your tablet and pen. What you write remains how you wrote it, but using the power of Apple's InkWell handwriting recognition system, the words you write are recognized.

Menu Master 1.1.1 (Posted 5/3/2004 at 3:27 PM)
Menu Master is a haxie that allows you to change or remove menu shortcut keys in any application with ease.

Microsoft Office 2004 Superior to Office for Windows (Posted 5/3/2004 at 3:26 PM)
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac is clearly superior to its PC counterpart for most users. Last fall Microsoft put out a bloated update of Office for Windows that focused more on collaborating with other users than on making it easier for you to get your own work done. The streamlined Office for Mac puts individuals first.

Security Update 2004-05-03 (Posted 5/3/2004 at 3:22 PM)
Security Update 2004-05-03 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components: AFP Server, CoreFoundation and IPSec. Additionally, Security Update 2004-04-05 has been incorporated into this security update. Those components are: CUPS Printing, libxml2, Mail and OpenSSL. It is available via Software Update.

Six Degrees 2.0 (Posted 5/3/2004 at 3:20 PM)
Six Degrees is a desktop search engine designed to quickly find e-mail messages, file attachments, and people.

DoThisNow 1.1 (Posted 5/3/2004 at 3:18 PM)
DoThisNow adds several new actions, new graphics for all of the actions and a small collection of bug fixes.

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