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Tue, 9 Aug 2005

Cool Mac OS Programs

— SjG @ 12:53 pm

Here are three really nice programs I’ve found (or rather, people have pointed out to me) for the Powerbook lately:

iScroll2: Two-Finger-Scrolling with pre-2005 PowerBooks and iBooks at RazzFazz’ Homepage. This is particularly nice, since it is highly configurable: vertical scrolling, horizontal scrolling, circular scrolling (i.e., iPod wheel scrolling), and even tap-to-click mappings. It seems to be a really well done piece of code.

MyBattery coconutBattery at coconut-flavour.com. This is more than just a battery monitor, since it gives some “absolute” information, such as original maximum battery capacity (in milliamp-hours) and current battery level, capacity, charge cycles, and estimated runtime. We all know deep down that our batteries are slowly decreasing in their capacity as they age. This gives a tangible figure for that degradation.

Desktop Manager. I first encountered a virtual screen program like this under HP/UX, and have used similar programs under Irix, Linux, and Windows. This is a particularly nice one, at least in terms of eye candy. Seems stable, and is great for a machine that’s used for development, web surfing, image editing, etc. to keep each activity kinda separate.


One response to “Cool Mac OS Programs”

  1. sairuh says:

    Desktop Manager is great! Although it hasn’t been updated since May, and no new 0.6 builds for a very long time. I hope the project is just on brief hiatus, not abandoned.

    Speaking of related apps, there’s Virtue (based on DM), which was nice, but it hasn’t had any news since January (http://virtuedesktops.sourceforge.net/). The latest DM (v0.5.3) worked around of some issues I had in Virtue, so I switched to DM.

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