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If you long to be less mouse-dependent, Trufsoft’s HotApp 1.3.2 is the download for you. HotApp lets you assign key combinations to various elements of the Mac OS. You can open your browser, restart, log out, shut down, execute AppleScript, mount iDisk, and many other functions using key combinations. The app supports English, French, Japanese, Dutch, German, and Spanish. This version fixes an installer problem in version 1.3.1. The software is free to try and costs $15 to buy.
Omnigroup has released a new version of OmniGraffle that will help you draw diagrams: family trees, flow charts, org charts, layouts, etc. With more than 30 shapes, color graphics, and the ability to make shapes into clickable links, OmniGraffle 2.0.3 is perfect to create any kind of flow chart. The new version adds polygon and rubber stamp tools, linear and radial gradient fills, new palettes, faster graph layout processing, and AppleScripts. You can view, print, and save files with the free version, but to create files with more than twenty items you have to get the licensed version, which costs $59. Current users can download this upgrade for free.
Ambrosia Sofware has “rewritten Snapz Pro 2 from the ground up,” specifically for Mac OS X. The software captures screenshots and allows you to seal, crop, dither, and otherwise tweak them. Add borders, generate thumbnails, and overlay watermarks or copyright notices. You can take pictures of games, programs, or even windows or menus using the Objects tool. The action can be recorded as a QuickTime movie. Snapz Pro X without movies costs $29, with movies $49. Upgrading from Snapz Pro 2 to Pro X costs $19; upgrading with movies costs $39.
Lemke Software has two downloads for two different jobs. With Graphic Converter 4 you can do high-end image editing and batch conversion, and the software is compatible with Photoshop plug-ins. The software supports the special features of Mac OS 8 and 9, AppleScript, and LuraWave. The authors are working on a new version for OS X. The software is free to try and $30 to buy.
Lemke’s CADIntosh 4.2 lets you create two-dimensional technical/architectural drawings. Draw lines, arcs, dimensions, splines, and hatching with CADIntosh tools. There are 6 line types. Try the software for free; the licensed version costs $32.
Ancodia has a new OS X version of Iconeer Pro (version 1.2). The software creates Mac icons from picture files, clippings, or dragged pictures. The icons are compatible with old and new suites, with support for 1-bit and 8-bit icon masks. The new version offers the option of saving icon resources to an existing file, increased speed when creating icons, a new registration service, and different Internet menu items.