The SubEthaEdit text editor, whose real-time collaborative editing features were jaw-dropping when it first came out, is back with version 5, and is now free and open source.
Google has shuttered its Google Wave live collaborative document editing and commenting system. We at TidBITS tried to use it and could never quite figure out whether it helped us or just confused us; apparently, that was true of everyone else, too.
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Our favorite tool for simultaneous collaborative writing and editing was slated to disappear, as its programmers become members of the Google Wave team. Within a day of this bad news, Google and the developers did a 180.
Notable software releases this week include Default Folder X 4.3, PCalc 3.5, AirPort Client Update for MacBook and MacBook Pro, PDFpen 4.2, Safari 4.0.3, Cocktail 4.4.1, SubEthaEdit 3.5, and Audio Hijack Pro 2.9.2.
iPhone developers' heads were exploding as Apple unloaded a truckload of new capabilities in the Developer Beta of the iPhone 3.0 software, now available. The built-in iPhone apps will also gain numerous welcome enhancements, and we can all look forward to trying them out mid-year.
In this week's discussions, readers look at the new Safari 4 beta, dream of marrying SubEthaEdit to Dropbox, relate tales of woe concerning Time Machine, and wonder whether Google is getting special treatment when it develops applications for the iPhone.
With EtherPad, the Mac's SubEthaEdit finally gains some company in the realm of collaborative writing, in which two or more people can edit a document and see all the edits in real time. EtherPad's difference: It's a Web application that supports many platforms without the need for a central Mac OS X host.
Port Map lets you open up access to services running on your local network so you - or anyone else, if you so desire - can access them from anywhere on the Internet.
Notable updates this week include Things, SubEthaEdit, PopChar, WireTap Studio, ScreenFlow, Enclose, Parallels Server, and The Missing Sync for Palm OS.
In which Matt and Tonya find editorial happiness, doing in five minutes together (although 3,000 miles apart) what might have taken two days separately, and having a heck of a lot more fun too.
Come witness the trials and tribulations as a rookie TidBITS editor attempts to ward off the Reality Distortion Field at Macworld Expo.
Curious about what programs have been updated for Leopard? Look inside for a list of the important or interesting programs that specifically claim Leopard compatibility.
The open source Sparkle framework lets developers add self-updating capabilities to any Cocoa applications quickly and easily... and if you're not a developer, you can encourage the developers of your favorite programmers to make your life easier in the future with Sparkle.
I spend a fair amount of time doing Web development, and although I have access to graphical tools such as Dreamweaver, I've long preferred to do all my coding by hand - yes, even for complex CSS layouts, tables, and forms; it's just the way I'm wired