Software

If it's here, it'll normally be running on MacOS X...

  • Shtaggle
    July 08, 2008
    Shtaggle. It's tagging for iTunes. Tags, record labels, moods, lyrics. The shizzle dizzle - says Steve....
  • LiveSurface Templates
    September 12, 2007
    The Shift LiveSurface Layered Image Library offers hi-res Photoshop templates of empty billboards, hoarding and products. The templates are ready-masked and contain pre-formatted Photoshop 3D objects so you just have to drag your artwork into Photoshop and you've got...
  • Magnetosphere
    June 15, 2007
    A better iTunes visualizer, available for Mac & PC, from Barbarian Software. There is magnetism, there is gravity, but on top of all of that, there is awesomeness. Watch as all the dots and ribbons go bouncy bouncy when...
  • PC Safari
    June 13, 2007
    Now that I didn't expect: Apple's ported version three of its Safari browser to Windows. It's going to be an uphill battle for market-share. I imagine that those PC users that are even aware that there are alternative browsers...
  • Yahoo! Pipes
    February 09, 2007
    From O'Reilly's Radar: Yahoo!'s new Pipes service is a milestone in the history of the internet. It's a service that generalizes the idea of the mashup, providing a drag and drop editor that allows you to connect internet data...
  • Adobe Fireworks 9 Beta
    November 16, 2006
    Fireworks lives! Although everyone thought it would simply be swept under the carpet by Adobe after the Macromedia acquisition. According to this Adobe Edge article, version nine of Fireworks is already in private beta. There are a couple of...
  • OmniPlan
    July 28, 2006
    The Omnigroup, makers of the incredibly usable and inuitive Mac flowchart software OmniGraffle, have released a beta version of their new project management tool OmniPlan. With OmniPlan, you can create logical, manageable project plans with Gantt charts, schedules, summaries,...
  • BumpTop Desktop
    June 26, 2006
    BumpTop aims to enrich the desktop metaphor with expressive, lightweight techniques found in the real world. I love this desktop interface prototype. File names don't seem to be that obvious though. I normaly organise my desktop by file type,...
  • DOM Inspector in Safari
    January 18, 2006
    The team working on the apple webkit have added a new feature that's sure to be welcomed by webdevelopers/designers working on Mac OS X - the Web Inspector Panel. It's similar to the DOM Inspector in Firefox. Here's a screenshot....
  • Apple's iWeb produces dodgy mark-up
    January 16, 2006
    Apple's iWeb logo. Colin Devroe has put up a test page he produced using Apple's new iWeb. Check out the generated source code. DIVs all over the shop. Semantics out the window (div class="paragraph" being an almost textbook example of...
  • Tagging music in iTunes
    January 15, 2006
    In iTunes it's possible to categorise your music using the "Genre" field. However, classifying music is notoriously difficult - the definitions differ, a piece of music may overlap several styles, no-one can agree. This exposes the problem inherent in...
  • Adobe Lightroom
    January 09, 2006
    The public beta of Adobe Lightroom is available at Adobe (formerly Macromedia) Labs. You need a macromedia account to download it. It's pretty much Adobe's answer to Apple's Aperture, based on a typical photographers workflow: with Library, Develop, Slideshow...
  • Coverflow
    January 09, 2006
    Coverflow is a Mac OS X standalone application that allows you to flick through your iTunes album artwork, providing a more aesthetic, 'tactile' method of browsing your music. The user interface borrows from the iChat AV multiple videochat look'n'feel....
  • Flock
    October 24, 2005
    A hyped new browser based on mozilla with a slew of hip new features including built-in tagging, social bookmarking, blogging tools, feed discovery and a feed-reader/-aggregator. I'm still with safari, possibly due to misguided consumer loyalty, with NetNewsWire Lite for...
  • Macromedia pricing policies
    October 05, 2005
    I've just been comparing the pricing for the download version of the Studio8 upgrade: United States - $ 399 United Kingdom - £ 299 (ca. $ 525.50) France / Spain / Holland - € 449 (ca. $ 535.48) Germany -...
  • Mac OS X Tiger Dashboard Hack
    September 29, 2005
    Call up dashboard using the F12 key. Click the plus button to add a new widget. Click on a widget and drag it onto the desktop (or dashtop, whatever), but don't release the mouse button. Press F12 to hide dashboard...
  • Linotype FontExplorer X
    September 14, 2005
    I've just installed FontExplorer X, a free font management software from Linotype for Mac OS X. Here's a screenshot of my version, running on a german system, but you get the idea. It's a beta version, and Linotype warns you...
  • Convert swf's to Flash 8 on Mac OS X
    August 01, 2005
    My friend and collegue Hardy Krüger has just released an swf version converter for Mac OS X. It converts the swf's exported from previous versions of flash to flash 8 (maelstrom) swf's, so you can play around with those juicy...
  • iTunes 4.9 with Podcast
    June 29, 2005
    iTunes 4.9 was released yesterday. I'm listening to DE:BUG, and BBC Radio 4's Today Programme Apple on podcasting....
  • Google Earth has gone live.
    June 29, 2005
    Google Earth is a free desktop application for Windows (Mac version in the pipe, apparently). There are also plus ($20) and pro ($400) versions available, with what look to be powerful features. Coming soon to a PC in my...