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29
Apr

Springy 1.5.2 Archiving Utility Released

    Springy 1.5.2 is a simple and powerful archiving utility for Mac OS X. Springy integrates seamlessly with the Finder and includes some incredibly useful features. At a glance, users have the ability to see the contents of an archive or disk image without being forced to extract any file from it, add, and/or extract files of choice from an existing archive or disk image, as well as previewing them. All archiving tasks can be done via Drag and Drop using Finder-like application or through Springy's Finder contextual menu.

    This makes Springy an excellent archiving utility, particularly where ease of use is desired. If you can find your way through bunch of files in Finder, you would do so in Springy in matter of seconds:

    Springy Features at a glance:
    * Open and browse the contents of an archive or disk image without being forced to extract any file from it.
    * Quickly extract all files or only files of choice from an archive or disk image.
    * Modify the contents of an existing archive or disk image on the fly: add, overwrite, delete and rename files in the archive or disk image.
    * Full Drag & Drop support for archiving and extracting from and into Mac OS X Finder.
    * Edit and modify any file in an archive or disk image by double click.
    * Live preview of many types of files inside archive, without extracting.
    * Archiving and extracting tasks may be accomplished quickly and efficiently using Finder contextual menu.
    * Browsing files in archives and disk images and extracting particular file or folder using hierarchical Finder contextual menu.
    * Support for all most widely used archiving and compression formats: ZIP, TAR, RAR, PAX, CPIO, CPGZ, GZIP, BZIP2, Unix Compress, SIT, JAR and DMG and ISO disk images. Support for more will come in future releases.

    New in version 1.5.2:
    * Support for creation and extraction of binary split ZIP archives (compatible with split ZIP archives made by 7-zip).
    * Easy setting of Springy as a default application for some of or all supported archive types in user preferences (application only).
    * Software License Agreement is not displayed when mounting source image if it is a part of standard automatic update process (this was just annoying people).
    * Fixed bug which caused Springy to repeatedly ask for a password to extract encrypted files from RAR archive, even though the correct password was entered already.
    * Fixed bug which caused wrong interpretation and parsing of name of the file in archive, it the name started with single letter followed by a dash '/' character.
    * Contextual menu plug in does not hang and lock further operation any more whenever a user right-clicks large file which is not an archive (contextual menu plug-in only).
    * Contextual menu plug in does not hang and lock further operation and eventually crash Finder any more whenever a user right-clicks on many (1000 and more) files (contextual menu plug-in only).
    * Fixed bug which caused Springy contextual menu plug-in to crash Finder during automatic update (contextual menu plug-in only).
    * Fixed bug which prevented purchasing using built-in functionality in the application running under Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4.x). As a matter of fact, this was a bug in Kagi KRM module.
    * Fixed bug which caused Springy to show "Compress" menu option in Tiger for folders, instead for files (contextual menu plug-in only).

    System Requirements:
    * Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later for Macintosh computers with Intel processor
    * Mac OS X 10.4 or later for Macintosh computers with PowerPC processor
    * Macintosh with PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 processor or any Macintosh computer with Intel processor
    * Minimum 256 MB of RAM
    * Minimum 20 MB free space on hard disk (for both application and Contextual Menu plug-in)

    Pricing and Availability:
    The price for Springy starts at $19.95 (USD) for single license, $24.95 for family license and $34.95 for site license. The quantity discount is available for site licenses. These prices include both Springy application and Contextual Menu plug-in. Users can enjoy Springy in almost its full functionality for free; it will never expire, with no reminders to register. By licensing Springy, supports further development and improvements. Licensed users take priority in support and feature requests.

    To use Springy application with archives bigger than 50MB in size, or archives that contain more than 500 files or folders, and to browse archive or disk image using Finder Contextual Menu plug-in , users need to purchase and license the application.

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    28
    Apr

    Softalk releases Spreadsheet 2.0 for iPhone and iPod Touch

      Softalk today announced Spreadsheet 2.0, a major update to their spreadsheet creation tool for iPhone and iPod Touch. Spreadsheet offers all the features you need to create a professional looking spreadsheet. It provides a scrollable zoomable view, along with cell formatting features and a host of standard spreadsheet functions. The application features a standard grid, which may be scrolled and zoomed. Text, numeric or date values or formulas may be entered into the selected cell through the formula bar at the top of the screen.

      Version 2.0 now provides support for XLS format and multiple worksheets, making it possible to share files with Excel, Apple Numbers, NeoOffice and other popular desktop spreadsheet applications. Although Spreadsheet version 2.0 now uses XLS as its native format, it is also capable of importing files in XML Spreadsheet format and CSV format, giving its users more compatibility with their existing spreadsheet files.

      The new version also includes improvements such as:
      * Cell Merging
      * Unlimited Rows and Columns
      * Faster transfer of workbooks between the desktop and the device
      * Improved Emailing of Spreadsheets
      * Several additions to the supported functions

      System Requirements:
      iPhone or iPod Touch 2.0 or later

      Pricing and Availability:
      Spreadsheet 2.0 for iPhone is only $7.99 (USD) and available exclusively through Apple's App Store. For more information, visit Spreadsheet's website online.

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      28
      Apr

      IGG Software releases iBank 3.4.2 – Improves Stability and Performance

        IGG Software announces the release of iBank 3.4.2, the latest version of its flagship application for personal and small business finance management. The update ($60, or free to existing iBank 3 users) is available for immediate download.

        This version comes just four weeks after the release of iBank 3.4.1, making iBank an even better choice for Mac users seeking a full-featured alternative to Quicken. 

        * Among the fixes to iBank 3.4.2 is the elimination of a bug affecting QIF export, allowing for improved compatibility with other apps or users.

        * iBank 3.4.2 also improves the speed of certain operations which previously might take an unnecessarily long time, including adding a budget, or adding many transactions to the reconcile table in statement view.

        * Reconciliation is also improved with the fix of a bug in adding transactions using the button, and by the elimination of a potential hang when expanding a split item in the reconcile window.

        * Certain users will find fixes in specific areas such as direct downloading from Fidelity Investments; with Smart Accounts in the French edition of iBank; or in disabling split items in the British English version.

        * Numerous other bug fixes in this version include updates to the Budget widget in dealing with transfers; to possible duplicate items in reports; to creating statements with updated values; and many other fixes.

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        28
        Apr

        SuperSync 3.1 Music Library Synchronization Software Adds Web Access

           SuperSync is an application for Windows and Mac designed especially for iPod/iTunes users who have multiple computers and iPods. SuperSync will display two music libraries at once, allowing users to visually merge libraries, remove duplicate files, make backup libraries, update meta-data, and synchronize playlists.

          SuperSync 3.1 lets users enable a password-protected web server that allows a user to view his library from anywhere using a web browser.

          Two web interfaces are included, one optimized for Apple's iPhone Safari browser, the other for all other modern Flash-enabled browsers. Both web formats use AJAX for a dynamic single web page showing playlists, artists, albums, and genres. A search function lets users find specific tracks.

          Users can enable the optional web interface in SuperSync 3.1 by enabling a single checkbox and entering a username and password. Support for universal plug-n-play (UPNP) routers help get your home network accessible from the outside world.

          SuperSync 3.1 also adds a new library rescan feature that finds tracks that are missing or newly added to your music library.

          SuperSync 3.1 adds an advanced duplicate finding feature to identify tracks that are in the same library more than once but with modified MP3 or AAC tag meta data. These types of tracks can create unintended duplicates that are hard to track down any other way.

          How SuperSync Works:

          SuperSync starts by reading in your local iTunes library. A second, remote library can then be opened, with tracks color coded by whether they are local (gray), remote (blue), or synchronized (green). A remote library can be a disk or directory of music and videos, an iPod, or another networked SuperSync library on the LAN or WAN.

          Once two libraries are loaded, the user selects tracks they want to copy from one library to another. Tracks are added and saved in the correct location in the user's iTunes library. Once copied to both locations, the tracks turn green marking them as synchronized. Similarly, playlists can be selected and copied from one library to another.

          Tracks that have modified meta data can have their tags updated. Ratings and playcounts can also be updated, so if you mark a track as 5 stars in one library, you can also have it updated in any other library.

          SuperSync makes it easy to create a main library, and have a subset on computers and laptops around the house. Any new content that you've added on one computer can be uploaded to the master library. SuperSync can help reduce the likelihood that two family members will accidentally buy the same music download.

          Pricing and Availability:

          This update is free to all registered users. A limited demo version is available to try most of the features for a limited number of file transfers. The full registered version is available for $29 (USD) for 2-pak, $39 for 5-pak, or a best value $59 10-pak. Licenses can be used for any computer (Mac OS-X or Windows) that music is stored on. 5- and 10-pak licenses can be split among two or more people. SuperSync 3.1 is a significant free upgrade from version 3.0 and is recommended for all users.

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          27
          Apr

          Markus Mueller releases MindNode Pro 1.3 for OS X Leopard

            Markus Mueller has announced MindNode Pro 1.3, an update to his mind mapping application for Mac OS X Leopard. With a focus on ease-of-use, MindNode Pro features a very simple and intuitive interface that lets the user focus on expressing and developing ideas.

            MindNode Pro 1.3 is a major release that adds the ability to create cross connections and to edit the mind map in fullscreen mode.

            MindNode Pro was specifically created with the user in mind so nearly no time is required to learn the interface. By leveraging technologies introduced in Leopard, MindNode Pro's features are carefully integrated and only surface when required. Easily print, share and export mind maps as PNG image, FreeMind, PDF, HTML or OPML documents.

            Among MindNode Pro's most prolific features is that maps are not restricted to the size of a page. Multiple maps can be used on one canvas and the application resizes automatically in the background accordingly.

            MindNode Pro offers several ways to create new nodes. Double-click on the canvas to create a new root node. Simply click and drag the node well to create a new child node. This approach makes MindNode very adept at creating visually appealing mind maps. MindNode Pro also includes several built-in keyboard shortcuts to quickly create nodes during brainstorming sessions. Nearly all interactions can be performed very easily with the keyboard.

            Feature highlights include:
            * Visually Appealing Mind Maps
            * Full Keyboard Support
            * Clean and easy interface
            * No file format lock-in
            * Cross Connections
            * Easily reconnect nodes by using drag and drop

            Minimum Requirements:
            * Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard or later
            * Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
            * 6.3 MB Hard Drive space

            Pricing and Availability:
            MindNode Pro 1.3 is priced at 14.95 (USD) for a single-user license. A fully functional demo is available. The unregistered version has no time limit and allows the use of every feature of the registered version. The only difference is a 20-node limit and a watermark when printing.

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