Every so often, a utility comes along that is so useful and so well-implemented that it’s painful to use Macs that don’t have it. For Adam, that utility is LaunchBar, a simple yet powerful application launcher with great potential. Also this week, we offer Mac OS X troubleshooting advice wrapped in a plea for a Conflict Catcher-like utility, discuss the release of BBEdit 7.0.3, note Chimera’s renaming, and mourn the demise of Caffeine Software.
BBEdit 7.0.3 Squashes Bugs -- Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit 7.0.3, a minor but worthwhile update to their powerful text and HTML editing software
Caffeine Software Suspends Operations -- On 03-Mar-03, Caffeine Software, makers of TIFFany, Curator, Cycles, and the elegant PixelNhance, suspended operations
Chimera Becomes Camino -- For legal reasons, the Mac OS X open source Web browser known as Chimera has been renamed Camino, and the team has released version 0.7
Way back in the dawn of computing, there was a word processor called WordStar. Many people who used it heavily claimed that its keyboard controls had become embedded in their fingertips, but I never quite understood what they meant
Here's the good news. Mac OS X doesn't suffer from the same sort of conflicts that Mac OS 9 did. You will seldom, if ever, find that installing a new piece of software causes some other program to act in an unnatural, demon-possessed fashion