Mac OS X software updates for Nov. 28
Here are the latest updates for Mac OS X apps:
Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) has released PopChar X 6.1, an improved version of the company's tool for efficiently dealing with fonts and special characters. The new version adds a new Font Info view, which shows detailed font information like version number, properties, supported languages, copyright and license statements, information about the designer, manufacturer, vendor, and more.
In addition, PopChar X 6.1 includes custom tunings for more than 600 fonts, including the BeLight Font Kit and some foreign language fonts. Furthermore, PopChar now remembers the selected font across quit and relaunch, offers improved vertical positioning of certain non-standard fonts, and adds a number of other enhancements.
Aaron Smith has announced MicroAC 1.1 (http://gngrwzrd.com/microac) , an update to his streamlined audio application that enables batch conversion between 9 Core Audio compatible formats. Designed for developers, audio engineers, and audiophiles, MicroAC is a GUI [graphic user interface] version of Apple's command line "afconvert" tool and comes with support for most of its input and output formats.
128bit Technologies (www.macappware.com) has revved MacOptimizer, its disk utility application, to version 1.2. The upgrade introduces new optimization features that allow you to repair disk permissions and empty iPhoto Trash, and enhanced support for file types in its Desktop Genie.
Twocanoes Software (www.twocanoes.com) has rolled out Winclone 3.6 and Boot Runner 1.1 and unveiled new product support and maintenance services. New to Winclone 3.6 are bug fixes and the addition of Dutch language support. Winclone allows users to create an exact snapshot of Windows on the Boot Camp partition and restore snapshots to the Boot Camp partition. Twocanoes now offers technical support and maintenance, including two years of access to priority technical support and all minor and major upgrades.
New to Boot Runner 1.1 are bug fixes and the addition of Dutch language support. Boot Runner gives complete control of boot management on dual-boot Macs, including a unique selection screen and Finder menu quick-boot selector.