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OS X 10.6.3 Update, New Belkin WiFi Routers Have Apps, Clever New SplitBrowser, and More

This Week's Apple and Desktop Mac News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2010.04.01

So we can post our three news roundups (Mac News Review, The 'Book Review, and iNews Review) earlier, we first do a quick proofread and link check, leaving out images. We add images later when time permits. dk

MacBook, PowerBook, iBook, and other portable computing is covered in The 'Book Review. iPad, iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV news is covered in The iOS News Review.

All prices are in US dollars unless otherwise noted.

News & Opinion

Apple Updates

Products & Services

Software

Desktop Mac Deals

News & Opinion

Apple Unleashes Snow Leopard Fixes and Leopard Security Update, but Tiger Loses Out

The Register's Rik Myslewski comments that Apple's 10.6.3 update (below) to Mac OS 10.6, a.k.a. Snow Leopard aims to fix issues with QuickTime X, OpenGL, Windows compatibility, printer and USB-device problems, and more with 48 updates and bug-fixes that, in Apple's words, "enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac" - along with security updates for Mac OS X Leopard and Leopard Server versions 10.5.8.

But if you're still running either the client or server version of Mac OS X 10.4, a.k.a. Tiger, you're out of luck as far as security updates go, and your operating system appears to have been dropped from the update queue.

10.6.3 Update Makes Snow Leopard Blood-Free

TUAW's Chris Rawson reports:

"When you compare the snow leopard that graces the front of the Mac OS X Snow Leopard box with the same picture that's in your Mac's built-in desktop pictures, you'll notice a very subtle difference . . . assuming you're running a version of Snow Leopard prior to 10.6.3, that is. In earlier versions of Snow Leopard, the big cat in the OS's desktop pictures has some slight flecks of blood on its lower jaw, and its lower teeth are also slightly visible. The same picture has been 'cleaned up' for the front of the Snow Leopard retail box, as well as the install disc itself; the blood has been removed, and the snow leopard's lower teeth have been Photoshopped out...."

Apple Value: Macintosh Portable Cost $11,000 in 2010 Dollars

VoucherCodes' Helen Evans says:

"On the eve of Apple's iPad launch, we thought it would be interesting to see whether the cost of the iPad really is an 'unbelievable price' compared to previous Apple product launches.

"Looking back through the archives, to the launch of the first Apple computer in 1976, we've worked out how much it would cost to buy each of Apple's new major product releases today - accounting for inflation.

"So, is the iPad as good value as Steve Jobs would like us to believe? We'll let you make your own mind up."

Examples provided include the 1983 'Macintosh prototype' Apple Lisa, which launched at $9,995 ($21,745 in 2010 dollars - the equivalent of what 43 iPads would cost today) and the $6,500 Macintosh Portable from 1989 (equivalent to a whopping $11,356 now).

Other interesting prices in 2010 dollars: Original Macintosh, $5,205; "low cost" Macintosh LC, $3,708; original iMac, $1,594.

Are Third-party Printer Inks Worth the Savings?

Macworld's James Galbraith notes that printer makers recommend you use their inks, but third-party inks cost less, and with money in short supply these days, everyone wants to find a way to trim costs, one expense that could be on the chopping block is ink prices and if you're looking for deals on ink, you can find them on the Internet.

In real-world testing, Galbraith determines that by dividing the cost of black ink cartridges by the number of pages each printed, third-party ink cartridges from Silo for an Epson printer calculate out to of 2.5¢ per page as opposed 11¢ per page for Epson's own black cartridge. With color cartridges it was 43.5¢ per page for Epson inks and 9.5¢ per page for the Silo product, although quality using the off-brand ink suffered in some instances, although good enough to more than satisfy 90% of users out there in Galbraith's estimation.

Major Printer Types Explained

PC World's Melissa Riofrio says:

"Want to buy a new printer? You have some decisions to make. Do you need only monochrome printing, or color capability? Do you prefer laser, LED, inkjet, or solid-ink technology? What about extras, such as wireless networking or multifunction copy/scan/fax features? Your choices will depend on what you want to do with the printer, how much printing you do, how many other people will also use the printer, and, of course, how much you can spend - for the printer itself and for the replacement ink or toner.

"We'll help you figure everything out. In this article, we'll describe the major types of printers available, so you know what your options are. In another portion of this printer buying guide, we'll explain important printer specs to help you figure out which models would best fit your needs. And when you hit a brick-and-mortar store or a Website, our printer shopping tips will make your purchase easier."

Editor's note: Inkjet printers will eat you alive with the cost of consumables. At Low End Mac, we're huge fans of laser printers - monochrome or color - for everyday work and dye-sublimation for printing snapshots. dk

Apple Updates

Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.3 Update

PR: On Monday Apple released the Mac OS X 10.6.3 Update, which is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes for:

  • improve the reliability and compatibility of QuickTime X
  • address compatibility issues with OpenGL-based applications
  • address an issue that causes background message colors to display incorrectly in Mail
  • resolve an issue that prevented files with the # or & characters in their names from opening in Rosetta applications
  • resolve an issue that prevented files from copying to Windows file servers
  • improve performance of Logic Pro 9 and Main Stage 2 when running in 64-bit mode
  • improve sleep and wake reliability when using Bonjour wake on demand
  • address a color issue in iMovie with HD content
  • improve printing reliability
  • resolve issues with recurring events in iCal when connected to an Exchange server
  • improve the reliability of 3rd party USB input devices
  • fix glowing, stuck, or dark pixels when viewing video from the iMac (Late 2009) built-in iSight camera

Products Affected: Mail, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS 10.6.1, Mac OS X 10.6.2

Updating your system

You should back up your system before installation; you can use Time Machine.

Don't interrupt the installation process once you have started to update your system. You may experience unexpected results if you have third-party system software modifications installed, or if you've modified the operating system through other means.

Choose Software Update from the Apple menu to check for the latest Apple software via the Internet, including this update.

If your computer is not up-to-date, other software updates available for your computer may appear, which you should install. When Software Updates states "Your software is up to date," you can be sure that all available updates have been installed.

Note that an update size may vary from computer to computer when installed using Software Update. Also, some updates must be installed prior to others, so you should run Software Update more than once to make sure you have all available updates.

You can manually download the update installer. This is a useful option when you need to update multiple computers but only want to download the update once. These versions of the standalone installers are available from Apple Support Downloads. [Note: this is my preferred method regardless of how many computers there are to update. See download link below. CM]

What's included?

General operating system fixes provided for:

  • performance of Logic Pro 9 and Main Stage 2 when running in 64-bit mode.
  • printing reliability.
  • sleep and wake reliability when using Bonjour wake on demand.
  • a color issue in iMovie with HD content.
  • glowing, stuck, or dark pixels when viewing video from the iMac (Late 2009) built-in iSight camera.
  • an issue in which the Finder reports a -36 error when copying directories to a drive formatted as FAT32.
  • reliability of photo screen savers.
  • compatibility issues with OpenGL-based applications.
  • an issue in which shadows in PDF of Aperture book are black instead of gray.
  • an issue in which the microphone level in iChat may not increase the volume after reducing it to prevent a feedback event.
  • the reliability of certain third-party USB devices.
  • the Accounts preference pane can now limit login to members of groups hosted by a non-Apple directory service, such as Active Directory.
  • DNS server ordering as specified in Network Preferences and DNS reliability. For details about how Mac OS X v10.6 handles unresponsive DNS servers, see this article.
  • the reliability and compatibility of QuickTime X.
  • Data Collection: Mac OS X v10.6.3 can collect diagnostic and usage information from your Mac and send it to Apple for analysis automatically. The information is only collected with your explicit consent, and is submitted anonymously to Apple. For more details, see this article.

AirPort and wireless networking fixes for:

  • general reliability for wireless connections.
  • improvements to 802.1X reliability, including closed network connections , and WPA2.
  • sleep/wake reliability for current iMac models when connected to 2.4 GHz wireless networks.

Date and Time fixes provided for:

  • Daylight Saving Time rules to reflect recent changes in areas including Argentina, Fiji, Pakistan, and Antarctica.

Directory Services fixes provided for:

  • an issue that could cause the system to become unstable or unresponsive when bound to an LDAP server using SSL.
  • an issue in which the 802.1X Loginwindow Profile is in place, but the wireless network is not available, directory authentication over Ethernet will now succeed.

File Services fixes provided for:

  • an issue that could prevent saving files from Microsoft Office 2008 to an SMB server volume.
  • issues copying, renaming or deleting files on an SMB server volume.
  • clear-text authentication enabling to an SMB file server.

iCal fixes provided for:

  • changing the invitation list for a single instance of a recurring event will no longer "un-book" the location of the meeting.
  • an issue in which new invitations on a Microsoft Exchange server might not appear in the Notification pane.
  • properly showing recurring Microsoft Exchange events which have a set end date. For details, see this article.

Mail fixes and improvements provided for:

  • an issue that causes background message colors to display incorrectly in Mail.
  • signing and encrypting messages, such as when using an Entrust PKI (Public Key Infrastructure).
  • synchronization of the "Sent" mailbox on a Microsoft Exchange server.
  • an issue that could cause Mail to delete mailboxes on a Microsoft Exchange server that is hosted behind an Internet load balancer.

Mobile Accounts fixes and improvements provided for:

  • home directory synchronization when the home directory is stored on an SMB file server.
  • properly warning mobile users in an Active Directory domain about upcoming password expiration.
  • creating a Mobile Account that uses smart card authentication, without using a command-line tool.
  • reliability in background synchronization.

MobileMe fixes and improvements provided for:

  • an issue in which movies could not be viewed in Safari when visiting www.me.com/gallery.
  • reliability of iDisk Sync.
  • reliability of synching calendars.

Parental Control fixes and improvements provided for:

  • restoring Safari bookmarks functionality to parental controls users.
  • better handling of Safari bookmark management when using Parental Controls.
  • more reliable application launch restrictions when using Parental Control.

Rosetta fixes provided for:

  • an issue that prevented files with the # or & characters in their names from opening in Rosetta applications.

System Imaging fixes and improvements provided for:

  • the asr command, which now accepts the " - allow fragmented catalog" option, for restoring images that have a fragmented catalog file. For details, type man asr in Terminal.
  • the installer command, which can now be used to upgrade a Mac OS X v10.5 system with a QuickTime 7 Pro key installed to Mac OS X v10.6.

Time Machine fixes and improvements provided for:

  • reliability from Time Machine-to-Time Capsule backups, including multiple computers.
  • an issue with Time Machine in which system backups could be restored onto unsupported Mac configurations.
  • an issue in which a Time Machine backup might not work using an AirPort connection.

Xsan fixes and improvements provided for:

  • the reliability of Fibre channel connections to an Xserve RAID.
  • an issue that could cause the size of certain Fibre channel LUNs to be misreported.

File Size: 473 MB

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.1

File Size: 719.23 MB

Download link: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1018

Apple Security Update 2010-002 for Mac OS X 10.5

PR: Security Update 2010-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X. Previous security updates have been incorporated into this security update.

Security Update 2009-006 is recommended for all servers and improves the security of Mac OS X. Previous security updates have been incorporated into this security update.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

File Size: 78.39 MB

Download: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1020

Products & Services

Belkin Introduces Apps in New 802.11n Wireless Router Line

PR: You can now do more with your photos, music, and videos with Belkin's new wireless routers. Featuring fun and powerful applications, the Surf, Share, Play, and Play Max Wireless Routers enable you to play music, games, and HD videos as well as share photos and print wirelessly from anywhere in your home.

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More Households Cut the Cord on Cable

With the explosion of multimedia content, people are looking for new and richer experiences with their photos, music, and videos. In a recent IDC survey, 72% of respondents own a digital still camera and use it at least once a month in the home. As such, we can expect that more people will want to share their photos and videos in more places. According to Forrester, the digital music market has grown substantially in the past few years and stands at $3 billion in the US in 2008.* Similarly, as reported by The Wall Street Journal, almost 1 million homes in 2008 eliminated their cable TV to rely solely on the Internet for video entertainment. In recognizing these burgeoning needs, Belkin aims to create richer multimedia experiences to empower people to do the activities they want.

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With apps designed to enhance your wireless experience, Belkin's new line of routers are easy to set up and will keep you online. The Self-Healing app automatically detects and resolves network problems and runs routine maintenance scans to give you the clearest wireless channel.

The Share, Play, and Play Max Routers offer the Print Genie app that lets you wirelessly print from any computer on the network in your home while Memory Safeô automatically backs up your photos and files to an external hard drive (sold separately) so you can rest assured that your precious memories are protected.

With advanced Dual-Band N technology, Belkin's Play and Play Max Routers provide the best speed and performance. Simultaneous networks eliminate interference and allow you to optimize performance for media-intensive activities, such as streaming HD movies, gaming online, and downloading large media files.

Apps on Play and Play Max let you do more with your music. Music Mover can play your entire music library on smart devices, like the Xbox or PS3ô, making your music just a touch away. The Daily DJ app serves up daily personalized playlists to match your mood. By analyzing the musical DNA of your music, Daily DJ creates playlists around three mood mixes: High-Energy, Steady Groove, and Kick Back. You can also create your own playlist by choosing a song and letting Daily DJ offer a new take on your favorite music.

Availability

  • US: April 2010
  • Europe: Starting in early May 2010
  • Asia Pacific: Q3 2010
  • Canada: July 2010

Statistics

  • 40% of people surveyed don't know the wireless technology behind their networks (IDC, IDC's 2009 Connected Home Survey: Consumer Confusion Means Vendor Opportunities, Doc # TB20091008, October 2009)
  • 72% of survey respondents owned a digital still camera and used it at least once a month in the home (IDC, IDC's 2009 Connected Home Survey: Consumer Confusion Means Vendor Opportunities, Doc # TB20091008, October 2009).
  • The digital music market has grown substantially in the past few years and stands at $3 billion in the US and 1.3 billion in Western Europe in 2008. (The Global Landscape Of Online Music Stores And Services, Forrester Research, Inc., April, 2009.)
  • Nearly 1 million US homes in 2008 did not pay for TV, relying solely on Web TV, according to estimates from Parks Associates. (More Households Cut the Cord on Cable, The Wall Street Journal, May 28, 2009)
  • As of early 2009, 78% of US Internet users watched online video in a typical month, putting online video clearly in the list of top five online activities with online heavyweights like email and search. (How Consumers Get Online Video To The TV, Forrester Research, Inc., June, 2009.)

Quotes

Kurt Scherf, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Parks Associates:

"Belkin's approach to studying user experiences and how people are interacting with their digital content is evident in how they've designed their new wireless routers. Features such as Easy Setup and its Music Mover app help people do the activities they want to do, and Belkin is communicating these benefits in a simple way such that people can understand."

Jim Wagner, General Manager at Belkin:

"The explosion of digital content is heralding new opportunities, and this in itself is exciting. Using our consumer insight research, we learned that people want to do more with their photos, music, and videos throughout their home and across their network. Further, we found that while people had high aspirations for their network and media, unfortunately they were not buying routers capable of giving them the best of those experiences.

"With that in mind, we created a line of wireless routers based around the activities people want to do most. We made our Surf, Share, and Play Routers powerful enough to give great networking experiences, and we added easy-to-use apps to enable these activities. Now, even the most novice of consumer can create great experiences in their home and across their network."

Play Max Wireless Router (F7D4301) - $129.99

  • Stream HD videos, play games online, and download large media files
  • Features high-speed Gigabit ports for media-intensive applications and simultaneous Dual-Band networks for maximum speed and coverage
  • Simultaneous 802.11n Dual-Band for speeds of up to 300 Mbps*
  • 2.4 GHz Perfect for data and web traffic, and file- and picture-sharing
  • 5 GHz Perfect for streaming media and video games
  • Dual-plane antenna positioning and unique implementation of MIMO technology provides three-dimensional coverage, which means consistent signal, even through walls and floors
  • 2 USB ports to support external USB hard drives and USB printers
  • UPnP server
  • Preconfigured wireless security
  • WiFi Protected Setupô - 256-bit WPA/WPA2 and 64/128 WEP encryption
  • VPN Support: PPTP and IPSec pass-through
  • Compatible with Mac OS X v10.6 and v10.5, and Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
  • Purchase link: Order from Amazon.com for $129.99 shipped.

Play Wireless Router (F7D4302) - $99.99

  • Provides the fastest, most reliable speeds for streaming video, playing music, and online gaming
  • Simultaneous 802.11n Dual-Band for speeds of up to 300 Mbps*
  • 2.4 GHz Perfect for data and web traffic, and file- and picture-sharing
  • 5 GHz Perfect for streaming media and video games
  • Dual-plane antenna positioning and unique implementation of MIMO technology provides three-dimensional coverage, which means consistent signal, even through walls and floors
  • 1 USB port supports external USB hard drives or USB printers
  • Preconfigured wireless security
  • WiFi Protected Setup - 256-bit WPA/WPA2 and 64/128 WEP encryption
  • VPN Support: PPTP and IPSec pass-through
  • Compatible with Mac OS X v10.6 and v10.5, and Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
  • Purchase link: Order from Amazon.com for $99.99 shipped.

Share Wireless Router (F7D3302) - $79.99

  • Easily share and access documents, photos, and files from multiple computers
  • 802.11n
  • 2.4 GHz Perfect for data and web traffic, and file- and picture-sharing
  • Dual-plane antenna positioning and unique implementation of MIMO technology provides three-dimensional coverage, which means consistent signal, even through walls and floors
  • 1 USB port supports external USB hard drives or USB printers
  • Preconfigured wireless security
  • WiFi Protected Setup - 256-bit WPA/WPA2 and 64/128 WEP encryption
  • VPN Support: PPTP and IPSec pass-through
  • Compatible with Mac OS X v10.6 and v10.5, and Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
  • Purchase link: Order from Amazon.com for $79.99 shipped.

Surf Wireless Router (F7D2301) - $49.99

  • Surf the Web, email, and instant message from anywhere in your home
  • 802.11n
  • 2.4 GHz Perfect for data and web traffic, and file- and picture-sharing
  • Dual-plane antenna positioning and unique implementation of MIMO technology provides three-dimensional coverage, which means consistent signal, even through walls and floors
  • Preconfigured wireless security
  • WiFi Protected Setup - 256-bit WPA/WPA2 and 64/128 WEP encryption
  • VPN Support: PPTP and IPSec pass-through
  • Compatible with Mac OS X v10.6 and v10.5, and Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
  • Play Wireless USB Adapter (F7D4101) - $69.99
  • Surf & Share Wireless USB Adapter (F7D2101) - $49.99
  • Connects your desktop or notebook computer to a wireless network
  • Provides optimal range and distance when paired with an 802.11n router
  • WPS security with the push of a button
  • Purchase link: Order from Amazon.com for $49.99 shipped.

Applications

  • Self Healing: Automatically detects and resolves network problems and runs routine maintenance scans to give you the clearest wireless channel. Available on Surf, Share, Play, and Play Max.
  • Memory Safe: Automatically backs up precious photos and important files to your external hard drive. Available on Share, Play, and Play Max.
  • Print Genie: Print wirelessly from any computer on the network from anywhere in your home. Available on Share, Play, and Play Max.
  • Music Mover: Play MP3s from your music library on your home stereo wirelessly. Connect your external hard drive on which you store your music to the router and move music from your computer to your stereo through devices like Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Available on Play and Play Max.
  • Music Labeler: Automatically identifies and labels your track with the correct title, artist, and genre. Available on Play and Play Max.
  • Daily DJ: Get daily personalized playlists from your music library based on your mood. Available on Play and Play Max.
  • Torrent Genie: Downloads large media files like movies, music, and games, even when your computer isn't on. Available on Play Max.
  • Bit Boostô: Prioritizes traffic on your network for video, gaming, and VoIP, letting you easily select your most important data streams for seamless network traffic. Available on Play Max.

* The Global Landscape Of Online Music Stores And Services, Forrester Research, Inc., April, 2009.

**The standard transmission rates 300 Mbps, 54 Mbps, and 11 Mbps are the physical link rates. Actual data throughput will be lower.

Software

SplitBrowser: Free WebKit Browser with Multiple Panes in a Single Window and Fullscreen Support

PR: SplitBrowser allows you to display multiple web pages on single window.

You can customize the size of each frame and display window into full screen mode. It's easy to display enterprise web informations on wall display for example.

Note: SplitBrowser will not allow you to download files because it doesn't implement this functionality, it's just a simple web display software.

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Tips and Tricks

  • It's possible to setup an URL reload periodic function
  • Open 'Preferences', select 'Display' tab and fill 'Try to reload site each' field with the reload periodic (in seconds).
  • If you want to display SplitBrowser's main window into full screen mode
  • Open 'Preference' and select 'Display window into full screen at startup'.
  • You must restart SplitBrowser to enable this option.
  • You can limit the number of line in the log file.
  • This is a FIFO circle buffer. The log file is only available since 0.4.3 version.

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New in version 0.5.0

  • 10.5 to 10.6 ready
  • Universal Binary
  • Used new framework NiftyFeatures 0.6.5
  • Added parameter for each site to offer a refreshing (Reload) automatically every X seconds
  • Acceptance of URL with the schema file://
  • Support drag and drop a file into the frame and update the document
  • Fixed a bug in the management of preferences before closing more...

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or later

System Support: PPC/Intel

Free (donationware)

Flip4Mac WMV Player Plays Windows Media in QuickTime Player

PR: QuickTime X does not support conversion using third-party plugins. For Snow Leopard users, we recommend installing QuickTime 7.

Flip4Mac WMV Player is currently not fully compatible with Safari 4. Until all of the variables have been addressed, we recommend that you use FireFox or Safari 3 for playing Windows Media 9 videos on the web.

Flip4Mac WMV Components for QuickTime allows you to import, export and play Windows Media video and audio files on your Mac. Flip4Mac WMV export components can be used with QuickTime Pro, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and iMovie 06 (iMovie '08 and '09 not supported).

  • Play Windows Media using QuickTime
  • Import WMV for conversion to QuickTime formats
  • Export WMV using fixed preset encoding profiles
  • Create custom encoding profiles
  • Export High Definition and 2-pass encoding
  • Play Windows Media files on your Mac using QuickTime Player or Safari Web Browser

Flip4Mac WMV Features: WMV Player Pro

  • Import WMV files for editing and conversion to QuickTime formats*
  • Move Windows Media files into your iPod
  • Edit your movies from your digital camera
  • Import plus Export to WMV9 using preconfigured settings
  • mport WMV files and convert to MOV
  • Share movies with friends & family
  • Use with QuickTime Pro

WMV Studio Pro

  • Import plus Simple Export
  • Ideal for Professionals with limited encoding needs>
  • Standard Definition, 1-Pass encoding
  • WMV Studio Pro HD
  • Ultimate toolset for the Video Professional
  • Import plus High Definition, 2-Pass encoding
  • Perfect addition for Final Cut Pro and Compressor 3

*Note: Player Pro does not export to WMV. Export requires a WMV Studio Product.WMV Studio

New in version 2.3.2.6: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

System requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
  • QuickTime v 7.0 and later (for Free Player).
  • QuickTime Pro v7.0 and later (for exporting movies in Player Pro, Studio, Studio Pro and Studio Pro HD).

Prices:

  • WMV Player is free
  • WMV Player Pro sells for $29
  • WMV Studio sells for $49
  • WMV Studio Pro sells for $99
  • WMV Studio Pro HD sells for $179

System Support: PPC/Intel

Pasteboard Recorder Clipboard Recorder Utility

PR: Pasteboard Recorder is an application to record a content of your pasteboard of Mac OS X automatically. It can record content of a pasteboard to 120 items. Contents to record are not limited to a text. you can use it for various uses.

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Pasteboard Recorder is to record and store pasteboard information.

This is free tweet and tumbling oriented software.

Features

  • Current Pasteboard: You can see the pasteboard status.
  • Hot Keys: You can swap pasteboard statuses dynamically with HotKeys.
  • Text Search: FullText Search supported. You can find the past pasteboard statuses.
  • Growl Notification: Pasteboard Recorder is supported to Growl Notification. It reminds you the pasteboard statuses and operation statuses.
  • Compact Mode: Compact Mode has been supported. Simple and tiny "Compact Mode" let you easy on routine use of Pasteboard Recorder.
  • ToolBar: This software supports Tool Bar Mechanism.
  • Image Link: You can show the image from URL that has an image

This software is not a usual Pasteboard history management application limited for text and image. It tries to store the data on the pasteboard. Therefore, the data is so big. Instead, this software is possible to store the application's data which has are selected different type by destination application like Photoshop and Illustrator, OmniGraffle.

New in version 2.04:

  • Bug Fixes.
  • Compact Mode support

System requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or later (10.6 recommended)

System Support: PPC/Intel

Although this software is free, any donations are greatly appreciated.

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