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Weekend review: this week's software for 8-06-06

David Chartier
I hope you've cleaned out your downloads directory, because we have another roundup of software for the week of 7-30-06 to 8-5-06:

  • Pukka 1.3 - bookmarking utility gets private 'mark and AppleScript support
  • Packrat 0.87 - killer offline Backpack client (probably the only) receives page link editing and creation
  • TubeSock - Rip, mix, save and convert YouTube videos for your iPod
  • WiLMa - automatically change default network, printer, SMTP servers, desktop wallpaper, system volume and more based on Mac OS X Locations
  • Audio Hijack Pro 2.7 - big podcast recording update to an already killer audio app
  • Apple Security Update 2006-004 - many bugs and security holes were put to rest
  • kip - iPhoto for your documents (digital or otherwise)
  • Afloat - killer Mac OS X plugin/utility that brings transparency and 'always on top' options to all Cocoa apps
  • Quake 4 demo - Aspyr finally gets a clue, releases demo of $50, hardware-hungry game
  • Picasa Web Album Uploaders - Google releases standalone uploader and iPhoto plugin for their Picasa web photo sharing service
  • Doodim - darken background apps (a la Exposé) for better concentration
Open Source
  • DashMail (formerly QuickMail) - quick email widget, works with addresses from Gmail, AOL, AIM, Yahoo! , .Mac and custom servers. Remembers addresses and subjects, with Address Book support in the works
  • iPick - magic card trick widget
  • Reuters Yahoo! Widget - 10-line Reuters news widget for Yahoo! Widgets (formerly Konfabulator)
  • Telescope - Basecamp widget