NOVEMBER ARCHIVES 1998
Minimizer 1.03 provides the capability to
minimize programs on screen, accessible via a star at the top of the screen. With
Minimizer, Newton users may also drag NOS 1.x program windows which were previously
un-dragable. The most recent release fixes some common compatibility issues. The latest
version fixes a rare, unexpected hang problem. Credit: Avi Drissman.
UnitMath is a powerful addition for the Newton MessagePad. It computes
formulas anywhere you can write in the Newton OS, making calculations faster and more
convenient than ones done using the MessagePad's calculator. Credit: Paul M. Price.
Morgan lets Newton users take advantage of the
Newton's portable database capabilities, by arranging and cataloging books, CDs, comic
books, tapes, records, laserdiscs, magazines, and any other collections. Morgan has a
range of possible applications for anyone with a large personal library or music
collection. Using the genre search feature, a DJ or home user could find just the right
tune to set a mood. If you need to catalogue your items AND keep track of them, we suggest
using the more detailed MorganPro which includes tracking numbers and lending histories.
Credit: Catamount Software.
HomeInventory 1.2 allows Newton users to quickly
create an inventory of everything in their home. Useful for tallying items for insurance
and warranty purposes, HomeInventory will track all of the important info about each item
include the make, model, serial #, condition, price, and insurance policy number. Credit:
Mapper is a free application that gives Newton
users the capability to create scrollable maps for viewing on the Newton. Included in this
release is a mapper package to make maps, and a few sample maps to get you started.
Reading the included docs is a requirement for learning to use this package.
Compiling your project in NTK may also be required. Credit: Adam Tow, Foundation
Secret offers fast and true DES encryption for
Newton Notes. As long as you never forget your encryption password, you'll love this app.
After installing you will find a little "lock" button in your Notes
options bar. In addition the action picker will be extended by 'Protect' and 'Unprotect'.
These are present only if the selected note is unlocked. The lock in the button line
shows the state of the notes application. If it is locked, the notes marked with 'Protect'
are not available. To open the Note, simply tap on the lock button and enter your
password. This is a 30 day demo. Secret may also perform OwnerInfo encryption. Credit:
The Ink Spot off line news reader includes lots
of options to customize how news is received, read, sorted and deleted. There is no
artificial limit on the number of messages to be downloaded, headers may be kept or
discarded to help save space, and messages may be brought into the Newton's Notepad.
InkSpot also includes a composition feature to help news group posters count to 10 when
needed -- messages may be replied to, edited, mulled over, and sent at a later date.
The popular off line news reader was recently enhanced with improved text to speech
handling and tons of fixes for user reported problems. Credit: DejaVu Software.
GeekSafe 1.01 is a handy freeware application
which lists all those private passwords and numbers that you wouldn't want to fall into
the wrong hands. GeekSafe is PIN secure, small, and best of all -- it's free! If you've
used a previous beta version of GeekSafe, use the included cleaner before installing the
latest. This version includes major interface and features updates, as well as a few
important fixes. Credit: Newtopia.
Softwarebüro Müller, master of the short but
sweet Newton package, has released Secret Names 1.0. This new package will let Newton
users encrypt their Owner Info or the Cardfile application. This is real DES encryption,
not just a "hide" function. 30 day shareware credit: Softwarebüro Müller.
Pocket Money is Catamount's award winning
bookkeeping software. This versatile package offers several plug ins, compatibility with
many other expense related packages and more! Recurring events may now be added, and the balance totals more
quickly. For the range of new features and improvements, see the included readme. Some
features in this financial managment software version include quick entering of
transactions with PocketButton. Support for the following other Newton packages: MPG,
Bills To Pay, ExpensePlus, Register, and CheckPlease. Print transactions sheets. Split
transactions Import into Quicken, MS Money, MacMoney, MYM and other desktop applications
with ExCHANGGE/WildCat. Foreign language support for: German, French, Italian, Japanese
enabler, and Russian enabler. Credit:
If you use your Newton to keep track of movies
you've been wanting to rent, try Tom Sheppard's Newton Book of the world famous Internet
Movie Database. Mr. Sheppard's Newton book is a searchable collection of movies mostly
from the US and Canada released between 1997 and 1998. The latest version includes a
jump to naviagation feature in the listing the included movies also on the AFI's Top 100
and the IMDb's Top 250. Users interested in downloading the Newton Book of
IMDb may also want to grab Avi
Drissman's '61 Memory Fix as the author reports his book may generate -10061
errors. IMPORTANT: When downloading this 3.5 MB file, make sure you have enough
space on a card to do so -- if insufficient space is available, the card will be erased.
For screenshots and other info, visit Mr. Sheppard's website. Credit: Tom
IMDb book containing just the Top 250 IMDb and
100 AFI movie titles, countries, IMDb rating and number of votes and AFI rankings. Since
the two books don't include plots, actors, producers or directors listings, they're super
fast to load and navigate. This release now includes improved search handling and listings
from Australia and the UK as well as the original US and Canada listings. This book has
information from 1990 through 1998 and features new jump to navigation. For screenshots
and other info, visit Mr. Sheppard's website. Credit: Tom Sheppard.
Tom Sheppard's new Newton book comprising the
American Film Institute's Top 100 movies of all time list and the Internet Movie
Database's Top 250 movie picks. The latest version includes improved search
handling. This is a great way to get even more use out of your Newton -- at the
rental store! This book features the new Jump to navigation. For screenshots and other
info, visit Mr. Sheppard's website.
Credit: Tom Sheppard.