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jAlbum 9.5 – Organize your digital images, make website albums.. (Free)

JAlbum helps you make website albums of your digital photographs. With JAlbum, no extra software is needed to view the albums, just your web browser. Unlike “server side” album scripts, JAlbum albums can be served from a plain web server without scripting support. You can also share your albums on CD-ROM. It is written after numerous disappointments with existing album software. With JAlbum you have full control of the look of the generated album, not just color theme and basic layout, still making an album is just a matter of drag and drop + a button click if you prefer to use one of the many existing looks. It will process your images, make index pages and slide show pages and even upload the final album to the Internet for your friends to see.

Version 9.5:

News and Updates

  • Avoids copying files already copied from camera memory cards by storing a small database on each card. (Behavior can be controlled under jAlbum Preferences)
  • jAlbum is now better at accepting files dropped from iPhoto and Photoshop Elements (got worse since v9). Such images can now be either copied or linked to jAlbum
  • jAlbum now detects camera memory cards inserted into the computer (Bundled CameraImporter extension).
  • Asks 1:st time users if they already have a jAlbum account when uploading
  • Clicking the account status bar in the lower right now takes you to your profile page signed in

Bug fixes

  • Windows version now bundled with Java 1.6.0_25 as a bug introduced in 1.6.0_26 (the current release) has broken the “Add photos” button. Those who wish can download jAlbum without embedded Java here.
  • Files containing illegal web characters could accidentally be moved or deleted by jAlbum (since 9.3)
  • jAlbum failed to start on other systems than Windows, Mac and Linux (since 9.4)
  • Renaming a file extension between upper and lower case didn’t work
  • The “Convert upper case to lower case” tool didn’t work
  • Creating project names or renaming projects to invalid names now properly errors
  • Removed debug prints

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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(Via MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X)

July 7, 2011 Posted by | Applications, Free apps, OSX | Leave a comment

Star Watermark for Mac 1.8.0 – Batch watermark your images.. (Free)

Star Watermark for Mac is a free tool to batch watermark your images, photos and graphics. Star Watermark is an essential tool for anyone with a digital camera, professionals and beginners or graphic artist on Mac OS X. With the watermarking software free version, you could add TEXT water mark for your photos, With the watermark software purchased version, you can add not only TEXT water mark, but also IMAGE watr mark to your photos.

Version 1.8.0:

  • New: Add EXIF information for output JPEG file if original file have EXIF info.
  • Bugfix: Fix some spelling error and some tooltip message error.

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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(Via MacUpdate: Recent Mac OS X)

July 7, 2011 Posted by | Applications, Free apps, OSX | Leave a comment

Launcher (Productivity) ~ Let you quick launch any application and also can set your own shortcut, FREE FOR LIMITED TIME, GRAB IT


Launcher 1.2

Device: Mac OS
Category: Productivity
Price: $9.99 -> Free, Version: 1.2
Launcher - Nulana LTD

Description:

Launcher speeds up the way you work on your Mac! ***** Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice *****Features✓ Application LauncherThere are several ways to launch applications.You can simply start typing the application name in the search string and you’ll immediately get the list of apps displayed in alphabetical order.You can use abbreviations, for example, “qtp” for QuickTime Player, “ab” for the Address Book, “rml” for Remind Me Later.Finally you can manually assign a handy command to specific app to launch it.✓ Web SearchesYou can send queries to search engines right from the Launcher. All you need is to choose your favourite among the dozens of search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, eBay, Youtube, and Wikipedia and assign them to short or even one-letter commands, for example, “g” – for Google, “e” – for eBay, “w” – for Wikipedia.Next time you need information enter the command and the search query with a space and Launcher will open your default browser with search results. For example, “e apples” will lead you to an eBay page with the results for “apples”.✓ CommandsLauncher will help you to simplify most common everyday actions like Mute, Play/Pause, Restart, Shutdown and others.✓ DictionaryYou can use Launcher as a superfast dictionary.Look up word definitions, choose most suitable meanings and copy them for further use right from the app.✓ Fast Access to Files, Folders & URLsLauncher is a flexible replacement for aliases. You can open certain files and folders with simple commands or abbreviations.You can do the same thing for URLs and make your favourite websites easier to reach.✓ ScriptsYou can execute shell commands without Terminal.app.For example, you can assign a shell command “/usr/bin/say $” to a word of command like “say”. After that Launcher will pronounce anything you enter in query after alias “say”.✓ Advanced CalculatorLauncher contains a built-in multi-precision calculator that allows you to perform simple and complex calculations.Enter any expression, e.g., “1/4+1/2”, or “pi”, or “sqr4761” to see the result and copy it for further use in other documents and calculations.

What’s New

- Bugfixes

July 7, 2011 Posted by | Applications, Limited time offer, OSX | Leave a comment

>Switch Between iTunes Accounts From The Menubar

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As usual after someone comes out with a hack that involves AppleScript and a bit of manual fiddling, a GUI version follows after a few weeks. Back in late April we covered an AppleScript created by a Reddit user that, once configured, allowed you to quickly switch between multiple iTunes accounts by simply invoking a shortcut or manually launching the script. Many of us have been there before: in order to enjoy music and apps from the iTunes Store internationally — sometimes avoiding restrictions and taking advantage of timezones — we have to set up different (possibly fake) international accounts. Whilst Apple doesn’t exactly accept this practice, it’s still possible as long as you don’t select a payment method in iTunes. Or maybe, some people simply prefer to create legit accounts and keep different purchases tied to each account. No matter the reason, however, switching between accounts in iTunes is a slow and annoying process: the app isn’t meant for multi-account usage, and every single time you’re forced to re-enter your account’s email and password.

The AppleScript we covered provided a great way to switch accounts and have iTunes automatically fill in the required fields; today’s solution, brought to us by Nature’s Eye Studios, gives the same concept an interface with a lightweight app that lives in the menubar and lists all your iTunes accounts, properly organized by country. You can create as many accounts as you want from the settings, and the app will lets you switch between them by simply selecting one from the menubar’s dropdown menu.

I’ve found this app to be slightly more stable than the aforementioned AppleScript (which made my iTunes crash every once in a while) and, overall, more intuitive than launching a script created for each account I have. You can download iTunes Account Switcher here.

(Via MacStories.)

May 28, 2011 Posted by | Applications, Free apps, OSX | Leave a comment

Opera (Productivity) ~ Fast broswer available for MAC OSX, it’s free, try it.


Opera 11.01

Device: Mac OS
Category: Productivity
Price: Free, Version: 11.01 (iTunes)

Description:

Browse the Web with the greatest speed and efficiency using the Opera web browser. You can also double your page-download speed on slow connections with Opera Turbo. Opera is Lightning fastMake your web browsing faster. Everything from loading webpages to opening tabs is optimized to happen almost instantly. You can even speed up browsing on slow connections, with Opera Turbo. Safe and secureReduce your exposure to threats on the Web. Industry-leading security and features such as Fraud and Malware Protection and a security bar, ensure your safety. Easy to useFly through webpages by using thoughtfully-designed features. You can search directly from the address field or launch your favorite pages with one click using Speed Dial. Innovative and powerfulGet the most from the Web with great features such as custom search, mouse gestures and Find in Page to help you find content on long pages.Download Opera now and get more from the Web.

March 1, 2011 Posted by | Applications, Free apps, OSX | Leave a comment

A easy dock to show your favourite app icons in your desktop, FREE FOR LIMITED TIME, TRY IT : Icon Pallet (Productivity)

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Icon Pallet 2.0.1

Device: Mac OS
Category: Productivity
Price: $4.99 -> Free, Version: 2.0.1 (iTunes)

Description:

Program and Document Launcher for OS X • Be in control of your desktop with Icon Pallet…• The perfect complement to your OS X Dock, Icon Pallet keeps your icons in the same location, and at the same size, no matter how many you add (up to 600).• Icon Pallet stores the link to your folders, apps and documents, for launch and access with a single click.• Organize your programs, files and folders on an expandable pallet instead of cluttering your desktop with icons or squeezing them onto a crowded dock.• You can add names and colors to your folder icons, making it easier to recognize them on your Icon Pallet without having to roll the mouse over the folder icon to see the full name.You want easy? Just one click on an icon will…• Launch a program• Open a document • Open a folder • View and select items within a folder or driveYou can…• Drag an icon of any file, folder or program to a blank square to install the link on Icon Pallet.• Drag a document to one of the application icons on Icon Pallet to open the dragged document within that application.• Hold the control key down while clicking on an icon on Icon Pallet (or right-click if you have a two-button mouse) to open a document within a folder, or to see menu options for each icon. • Hover the mouse over an icon on Icon Pallet to see the file name. Hold the command key down while hovering to see the full path name showing where the original file, folder or program is located.• Drag icons around in the window strip to organize them.• Breathe easier with Icon Pallet holding all your favorite Macintosh goodies right where you want them, ready to go. With Icon Pallet, you’re in control.

What’s New

You can now type the first letter of a file name to jump to that icon in the pallet. Hitting tab will take you to the next item.File names displayed now hide the extension. If you want to see the whole path name including the extension, hold down the command key while hovering your mouse over the icon.Fix – Angry Birds icon would not display.Fix – LoadWindowGW error message

Icon Pallet

(Via AppShopper.com: All Price Changes (Free) for Mac.)

February 19, 2011 Posted by | Applications, Limited time offer, OSX | Leave a comment

AirPlay video streaming from iOS devices hacked into Macs (video)

Hey Mac home theater users, listen up — your AirPlay wishes have come true. TUAW’s very own Erica Sadun has developed a free (ad supported) 0.01 AirPlayer alpha hack that lets your Mac play host to AirPlay video streamed off of iOS devices. Right, just like an Apple TV and without requiring a Jailbreak. But as long as you’re skirting official support anyway, why not install the free AirVideoEnabler app onto your jailbroken iPod touch, iPad, or iPhone to stream video from even more applications than Apple currently allows. Works for us. Everyone else can check the video after the break.

Forget The Social Browsers, Just Install Cortex On Chrome

Even though it hasn’t exactly worked out the first few times companies have attempted it, there’s another movement underway to create a social browser. Currently, RockMelt, Mozilla, and Flock are all trying to fuse social elements into the way we all surf the web. And two of those are doing it on top of Chrome (or Chromium), RockMelt and Flock. But each of those may simply be too much. Why not just go to the source and add a thin layer?

That’s exactly what Cortex, a social extension for Chrome, allows you to do. Instead of trying to rework some of the UI elements of the Chrome browser to make room for sharing and/or social elements, Cortex simply adds a sharing overlay to any site you’re on when you click and hold down your mouse button. Using this mechanism, you can share to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Instapaper (assuming you set up each of those). It’s simple and brilliant.

All you do is click and hold, the Cortex sharing wheel appears. Then you select which service you want to share an article (or image) with. And if you hover over one of those areas for a second, you’ll see an option appear for you to leave a message alongside the share. This will show up as your tweet, Facebook Wall posting, etc.

If you set it up, you can also use this wheel to share directly with certain Facebook friends.

Cortex is the work of two developers, Eric Wolf and Joey Primiani, who have managed to get their extension over 10,000 active users in just a few weeks. Primiani was previously an intern at Google where he helped design the touch interfaces for search on mobile and tablet devices. That work is clearly paying off here, and Cortex brings a touch-like approach to Chrome on the desktop.

And it’s easy to imagine a sharing mechanism like this eventually being implemented on touch devices as well.

The key to Cortex is simplicity and speed. You just hold down the mouse button and you can share. The extension picks the best title and image for you automatically. And based on my tests, it’s really good at that. There’s no need to click multiple times to share something, it’s click once, drag, and go. You can share something in 2 or 3 seconds.

I’ve written previously about the speed of sharing, and how important it is. Cortex takes it to the next level.

Find the extension here, and learn more in the video below.

Phone Disk: Mount & Browse Your iPhone In The Finder, No Jailbreak Required

They say one of the biggest advantages of jailbreaking your iPhone ( or iPad) is that you gain root access to the device. By root access they usually mean that the filesystem becomes visible to the end user, thus allowing people to play around with the device’s system files and modify stuff. From graphical modifications to file browsers available in Cydia to extra functionalities granted by access to hidden folders, root access is one of the most important aspects of jailbreak.

But it turns out, jailbreak isn’t required to access the iPhone’s internal files in the way most people would need: Phone Disk, a Mac (and Windows) app gone free until December 1st, lets you mount and browse your iDevice directly in the Finder without the need to jailbreak anything.

Once you download and install the app (which is very lightweight and truly unobtrusive) you’ll be  asked if you want to open Phone Disk when the computer starts (I recommend this option if you usually keep your phone plugged in at your desk) and if you want to gain access to the “real root”. Now, this needs an explanation. By default, Phone Disk lets you browse your app folders and photos, which is perfectly fine for most users. If you install an additional hack called “afc2add” from Cydia, though, you’ll have full access to the root. Being able to browse photos and apps from the Finder is incredibly useful anyway.

First, you can copy images from and to your device; it’s convenient and you won’t have to use iPhoto, as everything happens within the Finder. If you really want to have a perfect Mac – iPhone integration, you can even set up Folder Action Scripts to automatically resize photos once they’re dropped in the iPhone’s media directory.

Then you have access to application folders. Why would you want to access these? Well, manually backing up app databases is an idea. As you may know, iOS apps are backed up by iTunes in a backup file you can’t browse but just use as a restore unit. With Phone Disk, you can easily create a copy of an entire app folder, save it somewhere on your computer and next time you’ll need to restore an app, copy it back inside.

You can do even more with access to app folders. Some apps like iFiles, for example, keep a very basic folder structure inside a “Documents” directory and if you had direct access to it you could create, delete, move and copy files from your computer. As long as apps have a folder structure and aren’t based on a .sqlite database (a close and easily corruptible system you don’t want to mess with unless you know code), you can copy files around just fine. Phone Disk lets you do that with a few clicks as if the iPhone was another USB stick attached to your computer. Oh, and what about aliases pointing to an app folder? Yeah, you can create those too, for an even easier desktop access. Another trick: open the Inspector (CMD+I) on app’s folder, select the icon, copy it (CMD+C) use it somewhere else on your computer by pasting it on another folder or application.

(above: full root access)

The possibilities offered by an app that grants filesystem access to your iPhone are endless. By effortlessly integrating an iOS device with Mac OS X –  and if you time and patience to play around with it –  you can get a lot more things done faster, easier, better. Plus this app is free until December 1st. Go get it, and if you come up with some neat hack or tutorial about iOS living inside OS X – you know where to comment.

Phone Disk: Mount & Browse Your iPhone In The Finder, No Jailbreak Required

[via MacStories]

October 29, 2010 Posted by | Applications, Free apps, iPhone, Jailbreak, OSX | Leave a comment

Phone Disk: Mount & Browse Your iPhone In The Finder, No Jailbreak Required

They say one of the biggest advantages of jailbreaking your iPhone ( or iPad) is that you gain root access to the device. By root access they usually mean that the filesystem becomes visible to the end user, thus allowing people to play around with the device’s system files and modify stuff. From graphical modifications to file browsers available in Cydia to extra functionalities granted by access to hidden folders, root access is one of the most important aspects of jailbreak.

But it turns out, jailbreak isn’t required to access the iPhone’s internal files in the way most people would need: Phone Disk, a Mac (and Windows) app gone free until December 1st, lets you mount and browse your iDevice directly in the Finder without the need to jailbreak anything.

Once you download and install the app (which is very lightweight and truly unobtrusive) you’ll be  asked if you want to open Phone Disk when the computer starts (I recommend this option if you usually keep your phone plugged in at your desk) and if you want to gain access to the “real root”. Now, this needs an explanation. By default, Phone Disk lets you browse your app folders and photos, which is perfectly fine for most users. If you install an additional hack called “afc2add” from Cydia, though, you’ll have full access to the root. Being able to browse photos and apps from the Finder is incredibly useful anyway.

First, you can copy images from and to your device; it’s convenient and you won’t have to use iPhoto, as everything happens within the Finder. If you really want to have a perfect Mac – iPhone integration, you can even set up Folder Action Scripts to automatically resize photos once they’re dropped in the iPhone’s media directory.

Then you have access to application folders. Why would you want to access these? Well, manually backing up app databases is an idea. As you may know, iOS apps are backed up by iTunes in a backup file you can’t browse but just use as a restore unit. With Phone Disk, you can easily create a copy of an entire app folder, save it somewhere on your computer and next time you’ll need to restore an app, copy it back inside.

You can do even more with access to app folders. Some apps like iFiles, for example, keep a very basic folder structure inside a “Documents” directory and if you had direct access to it you could create, delete, move and copy files from your computer. As long as apps have a folder structure and aren’t based on a .sqlite database (a close and easily corruptible system you don’t want to mess with unless you know code), you can copy files around just fine. Phone Disk lets you do that with a few clicks as if the iPhone was another USB stick attached to your computer. Oh, and what about aliases pointing to an app folder? Yeah, you can create those too, for an even easier desktop access. Another trick: open the Inspector (CMD+I) on app’s folder, select the icon, copy it (CMD+C) use it somewhere else on your computer by pasting it on another folder or application.

(above: full root access)

The possibilities offered by an app that grants filesystem access to your iPhone are endless. By effortlessly integrating an iOS device with Mac OS X –  and if you time and patience to play around with it –  you can get a lot more things done faster, easier, better. Plus this app is free until December 1st. Go get it, and if you come up with some neat hack or tutorial about iOS living inside OS X – you know where to comment.

Phone Disk: Mount & Browse Your iPhone In The Finder, No Jailbreak Required

[via MacStories]

October 29, 2010 Posted by | Applications, iPhone, Jailbreak, OSX | Leave a comment

   

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