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#7813 - 01/22/10 07:16 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Hal Itosis]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Seems i always bump into these gems a little late in the game...

I don't know much about this app yet except:
  • for being freeware, it looks quite brilliant,

  • it's incredibly well documented, and...

  • unfortunately, discontinued.

Nonetheless, it may still be useful to someone (i'm checking it out myself), and it definitely deserves a place in this thread:

>>>Nifty Box<<<

Follow all links at that site, especially the blog which contains some "support" items to download (a Spotlight importer and an OpenMeta exporter).

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#7858 - 01/23/10 01:22 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Hal Itosis]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
It's donationware, not freeware, but I think GrandPerspective deserves a mention because of the unique and beautiful manner in which it presents its results; ...lots of neat themes, too.

(It's working fine for me in !0.5.7 with the exception of the keyboard "Re-scan" command; a bug report has been filed.)

Edit: The grand perspective continues on the developer's "Donations" page which offers options of $5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 250. grin


Edited by artie505 (01/23/10 02:54 AM)
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#8291 - 02/08/10 04:31 PM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: artie505]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)

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#8443 - 02/17/10 04:04 PM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Hal Itosis]
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#8751 - 03/08/10 11:09 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: alternaut]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
It didn't dawn on me until just now but, i ran into >>a thread at MacNN<< the other day... and so i mention it here and now. I'm not fully clued in on how the whole thing works, so i'll just quote a few items:

Quote:

Take part in the http://FreeMacApps.com Giveaway! 25 apps, over
$1000 of combined worth for two lucky winners @TwistedMac

Contest start & finish
The contest will run for 25days. Starting March 1st, 2010 - March 25th, 2010

The two winners will be randomly selected on March 26th, 2010 and posted. The winners will be contacted to arrange the setup of their new Mac App Bundles.


As a registered MacNN member, all i had to do was post a reply in their thread (1st link in my 1st sentence above). Maybe there are other ways to enter... idunno.

Many
excellent "free" apps, FWIW!!! smile   Check it out.


Edited by Hal Itosis (03/08/10 11:26 AM)

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#8843 - 03/14/10 02:44 PM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Hal Itosis]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
SimplifyMedia (linked to in a previous post) has made "An Important Announcement" on their blog.

Key phrases include:
- no more new downloads,
- time for a new direction,
and
- unable to share our future plans at this time.


This change is fueling speculation that Apple may have acquired same, in preparation for (also rumored) future streaming functionality in the (June?) upgrade of the iPad/iPhone OS (v 4.0)


Edited by Hal Itosis (03/14/10 09:54 PM)
Edit Reason: almost forgot about that "iPad" thing.

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#9614 - 04/21/10 10:34 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Hal Itosis]
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In an attempt to address rumors of bias in this thread smirk , here's the following announcement:
Paragon HFS for Windows is temporarily free during a 50,000 license giveaway. tongue
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#10037 - 05/20/10 06:13 PM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Hal Itosis]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
SimplifyMedia (linked to in a previous post) has made "An Important Announcement" on their blog.

Key phrases include:
- no more new downloads,
- time for a new direction,
and
- unable to share our future plans at this time.

This change is fueling speculation that Apple may have acquired same, in preparation for (also rumored) future streaming functionality in the (June?) upgrade of the iPad/iPhone OS (v 4.0)

Oh well... so much for speculation: Google buys SimplifyMedia

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#10527 - 06/13/10 08:21 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Hal Itosis]
Pendragon Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
Permanent Eraser "provides an even stronger level of security by implementing the Gutmann Method.

This utility overwrites your data thirty-five times, scrambles the original file name, and truncates the file size to nothing before Permanent Eraser finally unlinks it from the system. Once your data has been erased, it can no longer be read through traditional means."

Free and works as advertised.

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#10528 - 06/13/10 11:26 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Pendragon]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: Pendragon
Once your data has been erased, it can no longer be read through traditional means.

Free and works as advertised.

Documentation, please. (Sounds like massive overkill!)

Thanks, Harv.
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#10529 - 06/13/10 12:44 PM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: artie505]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: artie505
Originally Posted By: Pendragon
Once your data has been erased, it can no longer be read through traditional means.

Free and works as advertised.

Documentation, please. (Sounds like massive overkill!)

Sounds like it's doing the same thing that we can already do in Terminal:

srm -frv /path/to/a/file/or/folder/

Be very careful with that command, making sure the path is 100% correct first (via ls or something), as it does totally nuke data.

From man srm:
Quote:
The -s option overrides the -m option, if both are present. If neither is specified, the 35-pass Gutmann algorithm is used.


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#10530 - 06/13/10 12:53 PM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
Sounds like it's doing the same thing that we can already do in Terminal

Sounds like Permanent Eraser is a GUI for your Terminal function.
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#10531 - 06/13/10 01:45 PM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: alternaut]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: alternaut
Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
Sounds like it's doing the same thing that we can already do in Terminal

Sounds like Permanent Eraser is a GUI for your Terminal function.

Is that-all the same as Disk Utility's 35-pass erase, but with file-specific capability?


Edited by artie505 (06/13/10 01:46 PM)
Edit Reason: but...
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#10535 - 06/14/10 08:21 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: artie505]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
It all makes sense now. wink
[or: that would be my guess]

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#11983 - 09/24/10 11:27 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Not free, but only 99¢: Strata Design 3D SE, a 3D program for "2D designers, students, and hobbyists".
The introductory price includes a two-week subscription to the Strata 3D University.
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#12037 - 09/27/10 09:36 PM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: alternaut]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I'm mentioning PhoneDisk (Mount your iPhone or iPod Touch as a real Mac OS X disk.) because...
Quote:
Until September December 1st 2010, we're giving away Phone Disk to everyone for free!

If you unlock the software before that date, you get free upgrades and can enjoy the full version of the software on that computer with no expiration (just make sure you enter the code before December 1st)!

Use the following registration code to unlock the full version Phone Disk:
2H96A-QK7MX-8GEYK1V-ZR6S8
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#12668 - 11/06/10 02:27 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
In addition to enabling you to control the volume of "multiple" audio devices from your menu bar...

Quote:
But what happens if you like the IBM Model M style of keyboards, without custom volume keys. Well PTHVolume 2 comes to your rescue, you can set keyboard shortcuts for any and all volume devices.

PTHVolume
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#12815 - 11/18/10 06:43 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: artie505]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)

OmniWeb 5.10.3

[i've still never tried omniweb]

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#13122 - 12/03/10 12:30 AM Re: FREEWARE! [Re: Hal Itosis]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
For the "keyboard-centric," I suggest MenuPop.

"MenuPop...Popup main menu via hotkey.

Features:
Pop up menu at current mouse location using a hotkey
Selectable font size (small to extra large) menu items
Selectable menus to show: Apple menu and Application menu"
"


Edited by artie505 (12/03/10 03:33 PM)
Edit Reason: Add features
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#14601 - 03/06/11 11:49 PM NIfty little Calendar/Clock Application
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Just for fun . . . Try WALLPAPER CLOCK. (Beats the little Apple clock in the menu bar all to pieces!)

http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpaperclock/


laugh

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#14767 - 03/21/11 07:22 AM Re: NIfty little Calendar/Clock Application [Re: MG2009]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Two potentially useful pieces of freeware appeared at MacUpdate recently (1, 2).

Curiously enough, both require the  App Store and Mac OS 10.6.6:
  1. Calendar

  2. CopyPaster

(currently, Calendar's "homepage" appears to be on facebook... and CopyPaster's doesn't even load for me)

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#14768 - 03/21/11 07:50 AM Re: NIfty little Calendar/Clock Application [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
I'm most enjoying CopyPaster, thanks!
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#14769 - 03/21/11 08:18 AM Re: NIfty little Calendar/Clock Application [Re: Pendragon]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Glad to hear it harv... i will join in soon enough then. [i was formerly addicted to PTHPasteboard for quite a while, but its last update seemed to kill off the free (slightly crippled, non-"PRO") mode.]

--

As for the calendar situation, it amazes me that Apple itsel has never added a simple (drop-down) month view to the menubar... instead requiring users to launch iCal from the dock. I.e., iCal isn't even offered as a item for that menulet. All we are shown there is:

[the current date in grey]
View as Analog
View as Digital
Date & Time Preferences

mad

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#14776 - 03/21/11 09:49 AM Re: NIfty little Calendar/Clock Application [Re: Hal Itosis]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
hmmm an ical menulet.... that's a very good idea. I can't believe no one makes such a beaste? I've recently had to place ical in my dock because I use it often enough. I like to keep my dock (and my desktop) as clean as possible.
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#14778 - 03/21/11 11:13 AM Re: NIfty little Calendar/Clock Application [Re: Virtual1]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
There are several iCal-integrated menulets out there (link), almost all shareware... and some of the free ones haven't been updated since Tiger (or Panther perhaps).


P.S. - CopyPaster is working nicely so far. Looks to be well-written (on the surface i mean). I wonder why the author didn't hit us up for a nominal 99 cents (or 3 bucks even).


SIDENOTE: is it still true that Apple doesn't document the menulet interface? (i.e., the Menu Extras on the righthand side of the menubar). I thought that all non-Apple things in that region were deemed "hacks" by definition.


Edited by Hal Itosis (03/21/11 11:31 AM)

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