disclabel 2.0 Released -- SmileOnMyMac has updated disclabel, their slick application for creating CD and DVD labels, along with inserts for jewel cases. New in disclabel 2.0 are improved graphics capabilities such as foreground and background layers, object arranging and distributing, masking and soft focus effects, and combining multiple images into a montage. Images can be imported on a per-track basis, and you can now print inserts, covers, and booklets on plain paper as well as export to PDF, TIFF, or JPEG. disclabel 2.0 costs $30, and is a free upgrade for anyone who purchased the previous version after 01-Jan-04; otherwise upgrades cost $10. It's a 6 MB download. [ACE]
Shorten URLs in TextExpander
If your Twitter client doesn't automatically shorten URLs for you, you can use TextExpander to shrink those long links to tweetable lengths. First, add the Internet Productivity group by choosing File > Add Predefined Group > Internet Productivity Snippets. Then, to shorten a URL using a service like TinyURL, copy the destination URL to the clipboard, and type the abbreviation
/tinyurl to insert the shortened URL at the insertion point.