HolidayBuyer's Guide

Utilities Updates:<br>

Utilities Updates:

FAXstf Pro; MacPoET; Office/FMP Importer; SmartWrap; EjectMenu; IPNetRouter; TapGuard; PGP; more FAXstf Pro 5.0.4 is out. It makes FAXstf Pro Mac OS 9 compatible.

Microsoft has posted Office 98/FileMaker Pro Importer 1.1. The updated Importer is designed for use with FileMaker Pro database versions 3.0 to the newly released 5.0.

MacPoET 1.1 is now available. It supports Mac OS 9. (Thanks, Alex Rodriguez.)

SmartWrap Product Family 1.6 is the latest update to this text-cleaning utility. The SmartWrap family of products now includes a "Scripting Addition" extension. This extension adds a SmartWrap command to the AppleScript programming language. With this capability, users will be able to use SmartWrap with Claris Emailer, Microsoft's Outlook Express and other programs that are scriptable. Scripts for Claris Emailer and Outlook Express are included in the archive!

EjectMenu 2.2.1 is the latest update to this utility that enables you to eject a single or all of the mounted removable disks in your system, via menu bar menu, control strip, or contextual menu. The update adds icons for ramBunctious RAM disks, ShrinkWrap disk images, and DiskDup disk images, Fixes the possible crash when clicking the EjectMenu control strip module without EjectMenu Extension installed, and fixes the conflict with ACTION Files v1.5.1 in Navigation dialog's drive popup menu.

IPNetRouter 1.4.4 is a release (not a beta!) version. However, a posting on the web page states: "This version works with Mac OS 9 in most cases, but we are still resolving some unexpected conflicts."

TapGuard 1.0 is an extension that prevents the stray clicks that often occur when one's thumbs hit the trackpad while typing on portable Macs. TapGuard works by suppressing any clicks that occur within a fraction of a second of a key press. When this happens, the menu bar flashes.

PGP Freeware 6.5.2a is the latest update to this freeware encryption utility. PGPi 6.5.1 is a free international version (thanks, Version Tracker.)

Modem Puppet Show 2.1 is the latest version of this collection of modem scripts.

uCalendar 2.0.3 is a bug-fix update to this calendar and appointment program.

VST FireWire Installer 2.0.1 is the latest version of the drivers for VST FireWire drives.

OpenUsing 1.5.2b2 is a beta version of this contextual menu plugin used to open a file using an application other than the files creator.