MARCH ARCHIVES 1998
Part 1 of 3
Lectraref is a collection of pinouts and IC diagrams for a fairly
diverse set of integrated circuits. The items in its database are mostly legacy
components, focused on 74XX series logic ICs, as well as a number of other devices.
Card allows users to keep track of baseball and softball games, compiling the game play
and keeping game statistics for each of the players. It is compatible with any Newton OS
2.X device (MP2000, MP2100, and eMate 300). In addition to the software itself, Newton
Score Card also includes both National League and American League rosters, and the ability
to create custom rosters for any league. Shareware ($50 registration).
TimeTrax offers an expanded
overview, and more flexible appointment generation along with improved interface -- more
information, more quickly. Users may associate event entries with a symbol denoting the
type of event, whether birthday, meeting or holiday. Instead of short titles, users may
enter multiple lines of description for an event, without having to link to Notepad to
display expanded information. A German version is also available from the developer. The
final version includes many new features and fixes! Time limited shareware. Credit:
FormIt is a system for designing, personal Stationery on your Macintosh desktop for use
with Newton Notes and NewtonWorks built-in Newton applications. The re-release signals CHS
System's farewell to Newton development, but FormIt will be supported until the end of
1998. This new 30 day demo release offers a ten Newton license for FormIt for the final
clearance price of $19.95, a significant price reduction. For FormIt support or
registration information email email@example.com. FormIt works with all Newtons
based on the Newton Operating System 2.0 and above. This includes the following Newton
hardware: MP120 w/NOS 2.0, MP130, MP2000, MP2100 and the eMate300. Credit: CHS Systems.
Route Book is a 2.1-only (i.e., MP2K, MP2100,
eMate) extension that adds "text routing" capability to all books. Newton Help
books typically do not offer a routing button or menu found in most other types of Notes
or Newton text documents. For regular books, tapping the routing button pops up a menu
with only Print Book and Fax (and HyperLink -- if Steve Weyer's HyperNewt is installed, to
save a link/bookmark to the current document, using isbn and page number; and URL for
Newt's Cape). Route Book adds many more routing options including Beam, EMail, Speaktext.
Registered users of Newt's Cape 1.6a-2 or b-2 betas should install the latest
Newt's Cape version 1.6c-2 or greater rather than installing Route Book, as those versions
of Newt's Cape include RouteBook functionality. Otherwise, book routing menus will
interfere and not behave correctly. Route Book was originally part of Newt's Cape
1.6a-2 (beta), but the developer decided to extract it as a separate extension so that
other book users could benefit and it would be easier to update. Credit: Steve
TimeCards is an application
specifically designed for tracking time spent working with different projects. During the
development of TC rapid, efficient entry of data was the driving requirement leading to an
interface that requires 1 to 4 taps on the screen to enter Time record. When time entries
are added to TC comments can be appended as well. The newst version of timecards includes
a fix for a reported startup error. Credit: Volker Deffner.
NewtFTP is a Newton-based
FTP client that supports file uploading and downloading (PUT and GET FTP commands),
directory maintenance (e.g. make a new directory, rename, delete, etc.) and installation
of Newton packages directly via FTP. This version has been significantly enhanced.
It requires Newton OS 2.0, and operates on MP130, MP2000, MP2100, and eMate 300 Newton
devices. While it works with NIE 1.0, NIE 2.0 is also recommended. Credit: Tactile
The SBM Utilities for Newton is a collection of tools primarily for
developers, but some - like Backup and Restore - are useful for everyone. This product has
been significantly enhanced after a thirteen part beta program. Checking out the
documentation before use is highly recommended. Also available below: Icon Editor
beta for use with SBM Utilities. Credit: Softwarebüro Müller.
is a simple package which allows Newton users to en- and decrypt text on the MessagePad.
Users simply select the text to encrypt, then click Encrypt Selection on the Button Bar.
Decryption is just as simple, and is password enabled. For usage instructions and time
limit information, see the included readme files. Credit: Marcel Strittmatter,
LookOut 1.1 beta 5 supports synchronization of
contacts, appointments and tasks from Microsoft Outlook. This program is fully integrated
with the Newton's Names and Dates calendar, and can synchronize OutLook tasks with a
Newton's To Do list. Data can be transferred via serial cable, modem or even via email.
LookOut offers newton users a reliable Windows to Newtons communication. This beta
will expire on April 25, 1998. To Install: Unzip, then run the resulting file -
lookout11b4.exe. Be sure you have already installed Microsoft's Outlook. The
new Newton lookout.pkg must be installed, and will be located in: x:\program
files\seamless software\lookout\lookout.pkg where X is your drive letter.
Credit: Seamless Software.
The Dancing Baby Movie illustrates a certain
neurotic Boston lawyer's biological clock inspired nemesis. The author includes a
nod to Lee Moon for his coding assistance. Freeware. Credit: Arnold Kim, Nemesis
3-up is a perpetual calendar which displays 3
months in a floating window. Two arrows allow you to move backwards and forwards through
the year 3 months at a time. On a MessagePad 2000/2100, you can place 3-up on the button
bar for quick access: Open extras, Select 3-up by holding down your pen on the icon
until you hear the squeak. Lift your pen, then place it down again on the icon and
drag it to the button bar. Freeware. Credit: Burr Oak Software.