In our coverage of Mac OS 8's contextual menu capabilities in Of Mice and Menus (TidBITS 398), we neglected to mention Mark Aiken's PowerMenu. The $15 shareware utility adds contextual menu plug-ins to Mac OS 8, and provides its particular contextual menu commands, through an extension, to machines running System 7.1 or later and 68040-based Macs running Mac OS 8. PowerMenu speeds launching applications and some administrative Finder tasks. The download is 333K.
Track Bandwidth Use with VirusBarrier X6
If you have monthly bandwidth limits, it's useful to know how much data you have used so far to avoid overage charges or being shut off by your ISP. But how do you determine how much data your Mac has transferred? Open VirusBarrier X6's Traffic window to see both current and cumulative traffic, and you can also create warnings when your data usage - incoming, outgoing, or both - exceeds an amount you specify.
- Of Mice and Menus (22 Sep 97)