Mushroom is an easy to use developer tool for software localization. It
has been designed to help the developers to create and maintain the
localized resources and to keep them synchronized with the source code
of their Cocoa projects. Mushroom also provides advanced features to
improve team work, especially with third party translators.
Main features include
– Designed to work on projects.
– Reports all incoherences inside your project.
– Automatizes the whole localization process.
– Distributed localization support (team work).
– GUI for the “genstrings” and “nibtool” utilities
This release is a important update of Mushroom. It introduces several
new features and improves many parts of the software.
The support for Xcode’s projects has been added. Mushroom is now able
to read the new project format and to recognize the new “.xcode”
It also introduces the “NIB Helper” utility along the main application.
NIB Helper is a GUI for the “nibtool” utility which has been designed
to let you easily use Mushroom when working with Interface Builder’s
The text encoding and the format of the string dictionary files can now
be specified for each Mushroom project. The settings are used when
reading the files when opening or refreshing a project and when
creating new files. Mushroom also provides conversion functionalities
to preserve an homogenous state of the resources. The standard file
format and the one used by WebObjects are supported.
In the previous releases, the key of the selected localized string was
displayed above the localization edition text field. It is also now
possible to display the localization corresponding to any supported
language. That simple feature greatly improves the user experience when
working on the localizations.
The performances of the application have been improved in many areas,
especially when importing or exporting a project (orders of magnitude
in some cases), and a few dialogs and inspectors have been revamped.
Mushroom 1.3 requires any computer running Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) or
later with developer tools installed, and is fully compatible with Mac
OS X 10.3 (Panther).
Mushroom 1.3 can be downloaded at