VoodooPad Lite - 3.2

VoodooPad Lite is the stripped down free version of VoodooPad.

VoodooPad is a new kind of notepad. It's like having your own digital junk drawer, where you can jot down notes, web addresses, to-do lists... Anything on your mind. VoodooPad automatically links each page together, to form a miniature world wide web just for you! Anybody familiar with WikiWikiWeb will feel right at home with VoodooPad.

Type in your notes, and highlight important words or phrases to create new pages; or drag and drop folders, applications, or URLs into VoodooPad - they're linked up whenever the word representing it is found.

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TinkerTool - 3.7a

TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.

The tool makes sure that preference changes can only affect the current user. You don't need administrative privileges to use the tool. With this design, it is no problem to use TinkerTool in professional networks where users have restricted permissions. The program will never change any component of the operating system, so the integrity of your system is not put at risk, and there will be no negative effect on system updates.

All preference settings changed by TinkerTool can be reset to Apple's defaults, or to the state that existed before using the tool. No dangerous background processes are used for TinkerTool's operation.

Because TinkerTool only gives you access to settings already built into Mac OS X, its feature set varies greatly between different operating system versions. For details please refer to the feature table at the developer's site.

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Patent Downloader - 3.0.8

Downloads patent specifications from Japan and US Patent Offices and WIPO. It can search by patent number and directly save the combination of text and each figures. Also analyzes specification context and creates reference character list automatically.

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WhatSize - 10.3.92

WhatSize is a simple tool that allows the user to quickly measure the size in bytes of a given folder and all subfolders and files within it. You would be surprised at how many useless files might be laying around on your hard disks. The files and folders are automatically sorted by size, with the biggest sizes first.

While the app is measuring a folder the user can browse the files within that folder and immediately see the size in bytes. Hidden files, cache files, directories will all show up with their corresponding size. This application is similar to the ancient NeXTSTEP, DarkForest.

Once the measuring of a folder has ended the user can also view the information by filtering for particular file sizes or types. The user can also move unwanted files and folder in the corresponding Trash bin similar to the Finder's Delete button.

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Play MiniTunes - 1.2.2

Play MiniTunes is a iTunes quick song player and controller. It has two functions. One is the song "search-and-play" in which you type the song or artist name, hit the return key and presto your song starts playing! If more than one song matches the criteria, all matches are displayed and you make pick which one you want to play. If you do the artist search, all songs by that particular artist is brought up. The second half is a nice and easy controller where it displays the track info, plus fast forward/next track, play/pause, rewind/back track, and volume control. There is a button that will show a panel with the current song's album artwork as well. Also in the application menu you are able to open the iTunes prefs, and use shuffle, repeat, rank current song out of 5 stars, set genre and more.

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Paintbrush - 0.6

Paintbrush is a Cocoa-based paint program for Mac OS X, similar to Microsoft Paint and the now-defunct MacPaint. The project's ultimate goal is to recreate the basic functionality of Microsoft Paint, which has been noticeably absent from Mac OS X for years. Paintbrush can open and save to most major image formats, including BMP, PNG, JPEG, and GIF.

Paintbrush is not yet full-featured, but is very stable and is being actively developed.

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Aqua4iTunes - 3.2.0a

Aqua4iTunes restores Aqua to iTunes 7! Version 3 includes 5 window styles with a preview window so you can see what it will look like before installing. Both Aqua and Graphite buttons are supported.

Window styles are:

* iTunes 6 style
* Brushed Metal
* All Aqua
* Aqua Shade (updated)

You can now change the application icon as well.

v3.2 requires iTunes 7.2.x

v3.2a disables iTunes version checking because for some odd reason the code works on some systems and not others.

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LH-ABC - 3.2.0

# LH-ABC is a Multi-Platform BitTorrent client. It is based on ABC and extend it with features like: RSS feeder
# IPv6 support
# Web search
# Directory scanner
# Command scheduler
# More flexible UI
# Core improvements
# And much more!
# Notes: A Mac OS X universal binary included.
# OS X 10.3 users can build an app from the source code (python).

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Pairs - 1.1

Pairs a version of the traditional matching tiles game for OSX. Test your memory by racing against the clock to find matching pairs of pictures in the shortest time. Like all BlockSoft products, Pairs is a Universal Binary, and is donationware.

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Pontoon - 2.0.3

Pontoon is a small version of the classic card game BlackJack for OSX. Ideal for whiling away the hours on your desktop, with no financial loss! Like all BlockSoft products, Pontoon is donationware.

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GimmeSomeTune - 3.7.2

GimmeSomeTune is an application that extends iTunes' functionality. With GimmeSomeTune, you can download lyrics and album covers without the user having to do anything - so that he can do things the computer can't do for him. Furthermore, it shows you iTunes' currently playing song in a beautiful floating window, which you can hide with the push of a button, and it can as easily be brought back to the foreground. GimmeSomeTune offers the user a lyrics-window, which shows you the lyrics of the currently playing song. In this window, you can also edit the lyrics on the fly, and, if GimmeSomeTune can't find any lyrics, look for them on Google. Of course, GimmeSomeTune features a vast number of hotkeys to control iTunes (and parts of GimmeSomeTune itself) out of any application. Alternatively, or as a complement, there is a mini-controller that lets you control iTunes with the mouse. To please every individual user, GimmeSomeTune has functionality to change it's appearance. The user can, amongst other things, modify the infowindow and the status menu. Even the information GimmeSomeTune shows you is changeable. Other features of GimmeSomeTune are support for iChat, a "Recently Played" menu and a daemon, which starts and quits GimmeSomeTune whenever iTunes starts or quits.

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FastScripts Lite - 2.3.3

FastScripts Lite is a slimmed-down version of FastScripts, the super-charged script utility for Mac OS X.

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PAGEot - 1.9.7

With a single click PAGEot allows you to add QuickTime movies (interactive videos, sounds, panoramas and objects...) to your HTML pages. It gives to advanced users an immediate access to the complex features of QuickTime plug-ins, and gives you the power to create interactive playlists and presentations. With PAGEot, you can export fully functional HTML pages, or directly copy-paste HTML code in your preferred web page editor.

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PDFInfo - 2.2

PDFInfo is a specialized application for change document information for PDF files. Adobe Acrobat is not required. Simply select the PDF file or folder with PDF files, set document's information, charset and push "Start" button. PDF document information will changed.


* Support of unicode charsets
* Recurse search PDF documents
* Change or set Producer of PDF documents
* Change or set Creator of PDF documents
* Change or set Author of PDF documents
* Change or set Title of PDF documents
* Change or set Subject of PDF documents
* Change or set Key Words of PDF documents

The program is a must have tool for every individual or company that works with PDF documents extensively.

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PDFFastWeb - 2.2

PDFFastWeb is a specialized application for append linearization ( Fast Web View) to PDF documents. Adobe Acrobat is not required. Simply select the PDF file or folder with PDF files, set document's information, charset and push "Start" button. PDF document information will changed. Features: Recurse search PDF documents Drag and drop supported Not use any 3rd party applications and frameworks Unused object removal (a garbage collector for PDF files) The program is a must have tool for every individual or company that works with PDF documents extensively. Linearization is the processing performed on a PDF file to optimize it for viewing in a web browser. The elements of the PDF file are regrouped, so that all information necessary to display the first page is located at the beginning of the file. Furthermore, information about file offsets is stored in the header of the file and in the so called hint tables.

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Address Book Plugin for Orange SMS - 1.0.1

This is an Address Book Plugin to sending SMS via the mobile phone provider Orange (only for people from Switzerland). An Orange account is mandatory. This plugin is donationware.

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Transform - 0.10.5

I find Excel to be brilliant for making pretty sequences and sequence alignments - however each character needs to be in a separate cell.

So I wrote a little utility to do often used text / sequence transformations:

* Insert Tab before / after each character
* Insert Return after each character
* Keep only letters a-Z
* Format in blocks of 3, 10, 50, 100
* Remove leading / trailing / multiple spaces
* Reverse / complement/ invert DNA sequence
* Translate DNA sequence in frame 1 / 2 / 3
* Backtranslate protein into human / E. coli DNA (using the most frequently used codon)
* Convert 3-Letter AminoAcid code into 1-Letter code
* Convert 1-Letter AminoAcid code into 3-Letter code (spaced / tabbed)
* Get protein sequence info

... and much more (just ignore the bits you don't need)

If there are other transformations you'd like just drop me a line .

Please note that this program will run as it is - there is no installation, no files will be put anywhere (registry, system, etc in the Windows version) so it should even run if you are on "managed computers" like we are in our lab (which is a pain in the neck in 99% of all cases - IT support should be there for us, not the other way round)

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