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VersionTracker Wednesday's List 1.5.2 comic book release manager
VersionTracker Numismatist's Notebook 1.1.0 coin collecting software 21
VersionTracker Softpedia recorder.xhead 4.0.9 voice recorder & audio player
VersionTracker MacBarfX 1.1.0 makes a barfing noise when a disk is ejected
VersionTracker Softpedia Chimoo Timer 1.5.0b3 countdown timer & stopwatch with speech recognition
MacUpdate VersionTracker KevShop 2.0.2 Shopping list manager. (Shareware) 17
MacUpdate Softpedia eRadio Widget for many popular metropolitan radio stations. (Free)
MacUpdate Softpedia Vendetta Online 1.7.19 Massive multi-player spaceship game. (Demo)
MacUpdate Softpedia SearchBlox Server 4.0.0b1 Content search software for corporate intranets and more. (Demo) 16
MacUpdate VersionTracker Softpedia VueScan 8.4.13 Software for scanners, demo now fully functional. (Demo)
MacUpdate VersionTracker Softpedia Maintenance 1.1.2b1 OS X maintenance utility. (Free) 14
MacUpdate Gmail Browser 0.85.0 Web browser dedicated to Gmail, Google calendar. (Free)
VersionTracker MacUpdate BaseBallX 2.5.1 baseball managers' tools
MacUpdate VersionTracker FRS Talking Calculator 1.4.1 Elementary classroom calculator. (Shareware) 13
MacUpdate VersionTracker Softpedia CoverSutra 1.1.0 Variety of methods to easily control iTunes. (Shareware)
VersionTracker PDFLink 2.0.0 use PDF/Illustrator drawings in Final Cut Pro (was Ampede) 12
VersionTracker MacUpdate Softpedia phpMyAdmin admin MySQL over the web
VersionTracker MacUpdate Allgood Solitaire 4.1.1 74-game solitaire package
VersionTracker Tasty 1.5.0b & ma.gnolia client 11
VersionTracker Sony Ericsson iSync Plugins 1.5.2 iSync support for Sony Ericsson phones
VersionTracker MacUpdate Address Book Dates 1.2.0 shows age & astrological sign; go to dates in iCal
Softpedia AusPos 2.11.0 AusPos - Database of all Australian postcodes and suburbs
MacUpdate VersionTracker Trampoline 2.0.1 Unique file launcher (was Bullseye). (Shareware)
Softpedia MacUpdate VersionTracker Max Magic Microtuner 1.6.0 Max Magic Microtuner - Alternate tunings editor for synthesizers 10
MacUpdate Softpedia Buddi 2.2.0 Personal finance and budgeting program. (Free) 9
MacUpdate AquaPark 1.0.0 Fill the AquaPark with colorful and exotic fish. (Demo)
MacUpdate Softpedia VersionTracker TOKI LineTest 4.5.2 Linetest animation creation tool. (Shareware)
MacUpdate Gmail Browser 0.8.0 Web browser dedicated to Gmail, Google calendar. (Free)
MacUpdate BaseElements 1.0.5 FileMaker Pro developer tool imports Database Design Reports. (Demo) 8
MacUpdate VersionTracker iCyclone 0.8.2 Set MacBook minimum fan speed. (Free)
MacUpdate VSF Administratie 3.4.0 Create, manage invoices and more (for Dutch and Belgian market). (Demo)
MacUpdate Softpedia Tasty 1.5.0 A client, uses drag and drop. (Free)
MacUpdate Softpedia VersionTracker TalaPhoto 2.9.1 Quickly print or share your digital photo collection. (Shareware)
MacUpdate VersionTracker Tabula Rasa 1.0.0 Simulates a classic blackboard. (Free)
MacUpdate Softpedia VersionTracker DockArt 1.0.7 Displays cover art from current iTunes track in Dock. (Free)
MacUpdate Softpedia VersionTracker Contactizer Pro 3.1.2 Contact management solution (was OD4Contact). (Demo)
MacUpdate Softpedia CRON-O-Meter 0.8.0 Reduced calorie diet tracker. (Free)
MacUpdate VersionTracker 0.2.0 Binary-Coded Decimal menubar clock. (Free)
MacUpdate Softpedia VersionTracker QT Full Screen 1.2.1 Watch movies in full screen using QuickTime Player. (Free)
MacUpdate Softpedia VersionTracker PortableOSX 0.0.1b5 Install stripped down OS X on mobile devices. (Free)
MacUpdate Softpedia VersionTracker Debtinator 2.0.5 Helps you get out of debt. (Shareware)
Softpedia Civilization IV Update 1.61.0rc Civilization IV Update - Update for the famous strategy game 4
VersionTracker MacUpdate Softpedia Bible Sander 2.0.0 scripture reference remover
AppleDownloads MacUpdate Rambler 1.5.0 Easy to use audio language phrase books in French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. 0
AppleDownloads MacUpdate LaCie Update Tool 1.4.1 Adds the latest firmware support for Lacie hard drives.
VersionTracker Userland Manila 9.6.0 web site content management system


When Software Attacks 2007-02-25 02:51:48
A lot of publicity has developed over the weekend about claims by the developer of Display Eater. First they said it might intentionally delete your home directory, then they said it wouldn't (also giving a date, 2/7/07, that doesn't coincide with any release version we have on record). MacUpdate seems to have gone as far as removing Display Eater from its listing. The truth is that while the Mac may not have a malware problem like Windows, it does get a fair amount of "questionable" software releases. We've been thinking for a while about adding a feature to the database that at least flags bad software. If you have any thoughts, pro or con, now would be a fine time to leave feedback.
Web Page With RSS Smarts 2007-02-17 23:43:07
One nice thing about RSS feeds is that they let you keep track of what you've seen already and what you haven't. Surprisingly few web sites allow you to do the same thing, and the ones that even come close usually require you to have an account of some kind. We instead got the idea into our heads that we could add that to our site with just a little bit of JavaScript and a cookie. So if you now look at the little hour markers to the right of the releases, you should see a soothing blue background behind the one that represents the last full hour of releases you saw. If that isn't obvious enough, please give feedback and we'll try to find a better way to indicate it.
How We Roll 2007-02-03 09:33:33
We've picked up a lot of new users over the years, so this might be a good time to explain how MAT is designed to work. Every 15 minutes, we check the feeds of a bunch of Mac software sites. If they haven't been modified we do nothing, but if they have we do a little processing of the data and add the announcements to our local database. At roughly the top of every hour we update the main page with a full 24 hours of Mac software releases and the RSS feed with the last 12 hours, and on weekdays we also update the main page around the half hour, too. What that all means is that while you might not be able to exercise fine control over the exact part of the hour when you read a feed or visit the site, there is really no reason to stop by more frequently than every 15 minutes. Then again, what do we know? If you happen to have a 10 Mac LAN and thought it would be useful to have MAT available on all of them, then we'll just be shutting up now. :-)
Dr. Aloha or: How I Learned to Stop Reloading and Love the MAT 2007-02-02 09:17:32
Did you know that January has 44,640 minutes in it (31 * 24 * 60)? Now you do! Did you know that one IP hit us 28,812 times last month (in the neighborhood of Now you do! That works out to about once every minute and a half. While we appreciate that kind of love for Mac software, stay tuned tomorrow to see why that's about an order of magnitude too eager.

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