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Oct 30

The Mac Sale Bundle – 10 APPS $47.49!

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About $500 worth of great Mac apps for $47.49!!

Once Again, macZOT is partnering with the creators of “The Mac Sale” to make an amazing bundle even better. The Mac Sale 2 is a Heavy Duty Deal! Get 10 great pieces of software at a MAJOR discount, and Take another 5% off when you buy it through macZOT.

Simply click the Buy Now button above, or go to themacsale.com click buy, and enter “MACZOTROCKS” to get an additional 5% off of this already smokin’ deal.

Listen to “The Mac Sale!” The Song – by macZOT’s own Mike Biskup.

Also – Check out macZOT/Developer Interviews for all the developers involved!

The apps?

  • Picturesque
  • HoudahGeo
  • MacJournal
  • Crossover games
  • Morph Age Regular
  • Opacity Express
  • Searchlight
  • Vinoteka
  • Stone iMaginator
  • Stor
  • Click to The Mac Sale site for more info.

    Special Offer Through Monday Nov 1st
    Mac Pilot

    Oct 29

    Mac Pilot 3
    Optimize Your System!
    This Weekend’s ZOT??? – Find out this weekend!

    Normally: $19.95

    ZOT Price: $9.95

    Click to MacZOT Try Now  

    Scared of the terminal or can’t be bothered to remember those commands to customize your system the way you want? MacPilot is your digital savior. Easily enable and disable hidden features in Mac OS X, optimize and repair your system, and perform numerous routine maintenance operations with the click of a button!

    Pro user or not, you can now increase computer performance with only a few clicks of the mouse. Optimize your network for broadband connectivity, completely customize Apple File Sharing, perform essential maintenance without having to remember mind boggling acronyms, and much more. However, those are just a few of the many reasons why MacPilot is your choice over Cocktail, TinkerTool and Onyx!

    Disable the translucent menubar in Leopard, disable menu items for security, disable icon caches, set history limits, erase recently used files, prevent your dock from being modified, turn off all system animations, increase the speed at which windows resize, change which format screenshots are taken in, set a default name and location for screenshots, disable a secondary processor, disable the startup chime, and even change the login window picture!

    We welcome you to put MacPilot to the test against our competitors. Features, stability and interface say it all – but why don’t you be the judge? Download your free fifteen day limitless evaluation now. And get it ZOT while it’s HOT!

    For more information, visit Koingosw.com.

    Oct 28

    Webbla
    Organize your bookmarks visually!

    Normally: $21.98

    ZOT Price: $11.98

    Click to MacZOT Try Now  



    If you like to handle your music and photos with iTunes and iPhoto, Webbla is the right application to handle your bookmarks.

    Webbla is visual bookmark manager for Mac OS X Leopard. Instead of remembering your bookmarks by title, Webbla gives you a new way to remember them visually. Personalizing your bookmarks with tags or keeping them in different categories will help you to come back to them easily. It also offers you an easy way to keep track of website updates.

    Collect

    Import Existing Libraries

    To get your existing bookmark library into Webbla you can import HTML bookmark files you exported from Safari, Firefox or Delicious. Webbla will import even the folder structure to let you start working with your existing bookmark libraries.

    Weblog Files and Folders

    Do you like to drag URL’s on your desktop while surfing the web or do you have lots of weblog files on your hard drive, Webbla will recognize them even in folders. You can drag them to the main window or any collection.

    Hit and Retain – Shortcuts

    Surfing with your favourite web browser, you don’t need to change to Webbla to add the current visited website.

    You can define your own shortcuts to add and modify bookmarks? on the fly. In the modify panel you can specify a category, apply tags and notes. Shortcuts are working with Camino, Firefox, OmniWeb, Opera, Safari and more.

    Click and Keep – Bookmarklets

    Install bookmarklets in your web browsers toolbar to be able to add and modify bookmarks with one click. The current text selection is automatically added to the notes.

    Organize

    Visual Bookmarks

    Instead of remembering your bookmarks by title, Webbla gives you a new way to remember them visually..

    Tagging is Beautiful

    Tagging bookmarks with Webbla is pure fun. Navigate in the tag stripe, scroll up and down and select them with your keyboard. After you have started to apply the first tags to your bookmarks you will see them in the Tag Stripe.

    Autocompletion and dragging tags from the tag stripe on your selected bookmarks make it easy to find the right tags you have used before. Tag collections allows you to tag bookmarks by simply dragging them into a collection.

    Organize in Collections

    Webbla allows you to categorize bookmarks in different ways. Assign specific bookmarks to collection or define smart collections to organize your bookmarks based on rules.

    Check on Website Changests

    Webbla can automatically check for site changes.

    Activate the change detection for websites and set the desired sensitive level and the check interval for each bookmark. Bookmarks for updated websites will be marked.

    More Features

    Spotlight your Bookmarks

    Looking for a website? With Spotlight you have access to your whole bookmark library without starting Webbla.

    Quick Look in the Finder

    TYou can use Quick Look to see a large-size preview from any bookmark in Finder.

    Cover Flow in Finder

    Flip through your bookmarks in the Finder in the way you flip through your other documents.

    Browser Scripts

    You want to open multiple bookmarks in taps or in separate windows. With customizable scripts you can open bookmarks with any application supporting AppleScript.

    Requirements

    • Mac OS X 10.5.0 Leopard or higher
    • Broadband internet connection recommended

    For more informations, visit www.celmaro.com

    Oct 27

    Jumsoft iWeb Themes Bundle

    Normally: $69.99

    ZOT Price: $34.99

    Click to MacZOT Buy 1 item

    A great assortment of iWeb themes

    Colorful themes to reflect your personality

    There is no TRY button today, because these are themes which do not have trial versions. See ALL the themes, and find out more about the Jumsoft iWeb Themes Bundle here.

    Create your Web site effortlessly as we offer you a collection of brand new and original iWeb templates for your homemade, but by no means, sketchy Web site. Each template contains the following set of page layouts: “Welcome,” “About Me,” “Photos,” “My Albums,” “Movie,” “Blog,” “Podcast,” and a blank page. Arrange the layouts of your favorite template to suit your preferences and create a uniquely customized Web site. This is as fun as it gets! Purchase a template, download it, and follow the on-screen instructions to install it. Simple as that!

    iWeb enables you to compose your Web site effortlessly. We know that sometimes you like the design of the Web site theme, but the color schemes does not fit your needs. That’s why, each of iWeb themes we offer has different color schemes to choose from.

    Four simple steps get you started. Buy, download, install the theme, and add your content – pictures, movies, or whatever you want on your Web site. iWeb themes come with their own installer application, so you don’t have to worry about moving them to iWeb. As always each theme contains numerous page layouts you are likely to need, such as “Welcome,” “About Me,” “Photos,” “My Albums,” “Movie,” “Podcast” “Blog,” and “Blank.”

    See ALL the themes, and find out more about the Jumsoft iWeb Themes Bundle here.

    Requires iWeb 2 or higher.
    * iWeb themes support all browsers except Internet Explorer 6.0 or earlier.

    Oct 26

    Singlemizer
    Singlemizer is a superior duplicate files scanner application which will help you eliminate file clutter on your disks.

    Normally: $19.95

    ZOT Price: $10.00

    Click to MacZOT Try Now  

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    Singlemizer


    Singlemizer is a superior duplicate files scanner application which will help you eliminate file clutter on your disks.

    System Requirements: Mac OSX 10.5 or later.

    Singlemizer for Mac is available as shareware version.
    You can use the shareware version for free during a 10-scans trial period.

    That limitation will be removed after buying a license.

    Smooth animated interface

    Singlemizer provides superior user-experience with clean and minimalistic interface.

    Search in any paths you want

    You can provide any paths you want to scan duplicates in, even if they are located on different drives.

    Watch real-time reports

    Unlike all other duplicate killers, Singlemizer show files on the fly. You don’t have to wait to full scan completion anymore. All duplicates of the particular file appear simultaneously, so you can decide what to delete immediately.

    Search in Smart Folders (Saved Searches)

    Singlemizer allow scans in Smart Folders just like in any other regular folders. You can perform very complex requests, like finding duplicates of all JPGs, having particular string in their name, created at particular date and even tagged with specified color labels.



    QuickLook

    Use QuickLook to make visual contact with files you work, just like in the Finder.

    Search with restrictions you want

    Singlemizer can ignore particular filenames, file extensions and size ranges you specify in the preferences.

    Open in associated editor / Reveal in Finder

    With a double click on the filename you can go to the associated editor. By clicking file path you can reveal it in the Finder.

    Customizable result table view

    For advanced users Singlemizer can show detailed information about found duplicate files: filename, location, file size, file type, modification date and even hash value! You can switch on/off some of the info columns by your choice.

    Bulk or manual deletion

    Delete all duplicates in automated mode or make attentive manual examination – regardless of your choice you can feel safe. Bulk deletion never deletes all occurrences of a file, it will leave one at least.

    Fast and secure

    Singlemizer compares similar files by hash, ensuring total binary equality. It uses widespread industry standards like MD5 and SHA-1 hashing algorithms.

    Try Singlemizer now to discover its features. Enjoy the low price.


    System Requirements: Mac OSX 10.5 or later.

    Oct 25

    Accounted 2
    Real Accounting Made Easy.

    Normally: $79.95

    ZOT Price: $39.95

    Click to MacZOT Try Now  

    Accounted – Address Book import, Quickbooks IIF import, delimited text import, customizable Account reports, tax reports, totals ticker for each account, customizable interface and behavior, single or multiple window views, historical data entry options, data backup, and more!


    Oranged Software, LLC develops business productivity and other applications for Mac OS X and Windows operating systems. Oranged Software is the developer of the award winning Studiometry, “the ultimate organizational tool for professionals.” Oranged Software, LLC is located in Chicago, Illinois.

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

    Oct 23

    Hydra 2.1 + Aperture Plug-in
    Easily create stunning HDR Images!
    Buy Morph Age Pro at a great price here…
    Morph Age Pro details below…

    Normally: $79.95

    ZOT Price: $47.95

    Click to MacZOT Try Now  



    Are you sometimes disappointed with your photographs?
    This is because a single photograph cannot represent the full gamut of light due to the physical limitations in the sensor. It’s not your fault!

    You should use Hydra…
    Hydra provides human eye-like perception to your photographs by allowing you to create High Dynamic Range (HDR) images from a series of regular photographs (up to 10), either from DSLRs or traditional point-and-shoot cameras. The output produced by Hydra is much closer to what your eyes actually see.

    The TRY button above will download the Demo of Hydra 2.1.
    Download the Aperture Plug-in which also comes with today’s purchase here…

    How does it work?

      1. Take several pictures of the same scene, changing the exposure value between the shots.
      2. Import your pictures into Hydra.
      3. Hydra automatically aligns the pictures. Optional: Check if the images are correctly aligned.
      4. Select the tone mapper out of the 3 available, and post-process the output image.
      5. Render the HDR image.

    Which Features?

    • Processing Pipeline & Real-time Preview: Hydra first aligns the imported images, and then merges them in a smart way to preserve the interesting inputs of each image. This method has been entirely implemented on the GPU to provide interactive previewing. This allows you to tune all parameters in real time while observing the changing result until you are satisfied, and then render the full resolution image (resolutions above 20 Mega Pixels supported) in less than one minute.
    • No tripod required:
    • Unlike most HDR software, Hydra does not require pictures taken with a tripod. Thanks to this unique feature, you can take photos anywhere to later merge them in Hydra.

    • Pro options for tuning import, alignment and merging parameters:
    • You can preprocess and postprocess your photographs, and get the result you are looking for.

    • HDR from a single RAW image:
    • You can also import a single RAW photograph into Hydra, apply tone mapping, change brightness, contrast,… and render an HDR image.

    • Aperture Plug-in:
    • Hydra is also available as a Plug-In so that you can create HDR images right from within Aperture. The license key registers both the stand-alone version and the plug-in.

    What is said about Hydra?
    “Even though I own a license to Photomatix, I’ve done all of my HDR work in the past six months through Hydra. Without really thinking about it, I’ve discovered the speed, ease of use, and ability to perform the HDR function from within Aperture outweighs any benefits from the additional features in Photomatix. If you want to try your hand at HDR, give Hydra a chance. The pictures look stunning and there is no pain involved in operation.” (by David Sparks – www.macsparky.com)

    “Hydra 2.0 is an easy to use HDR program that will help you capture photographs that you have not been easily able to do in the past. Hydra 2.0 changes the game for the average user to make good photographs in high contrasts areas.” (by Richard Geiger – AAUG)

    “An easy, simple, almost self-explanatory interface. If you can handle iPhoto, you can handle Hydra. You also get output photos with stunning richness, the whole reason to add higher dynamic range to a photo.” (by Alexis Kayhill – Mac360)

    Which Requirements?
    - Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or 10.6 Snow Leopard
    - Any Intel Mac or a PowerMac G5 with at least 64MB of VRAM (GPU) required. Mac with Intel processor and at least 128 MB VRAM highly recommended.
    - 32-bit and 64-bit architectures supported
    - For the plug-in: Aperture 2.x
    - Internet connection required for registration.

    Want more information?
    Visit www.creaceed.com for screencasts, user guides, FAQs, etc.

    Creaceed is a Belgian company with a passionate team experienced in signal and image processing, which provides intuitive and easy to use creative applications to Mac professionals and consumers.

    Morph Age Pro
    Special Offer!

    “Morph Age Pro 4 is to morphing what Shake is to compositing, and that’s not an exaggeration. Morph Age Pro means business, serious business if you are involved in creating movies from warping images, or morphing two images into each other — think advertising, science, video clips, and more.
    In fact, I found Morph Age Pro 4 to be simple to use, but not simple in its potential effects. What makes this application really powerful are its expert tools. Once you get the hang of creating simple warps and morphs of images and video clips, you can start thinking about more variation in your work. For example, you can easily change the speed at which the blend of the images or video clips happens, and the speed of the motion of the changes you have applied to the curves on the images.”

    Learn more about Morph Age Pro here…

    Oct 22

    Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery v 3.2 – Mac
    Recovers lost or deleted pictures, audio and video files.
    Weekend ZOT Preview Below

    Normally: $39.00

    ZOT Price: $19.50

    Click to MacZOT Try Now  

    Stellar Phoenix Mac Photo Recovery is an easy to use Photo Recovery application that recovers lost or deleted pictures and images from Macintosh laptop or desktop hard drives and digital storage media. Supported by Mac OS X 10.3.9 and above operating systems, this automated recovery utility incorporates powerful media recovery algorithms to ensure absolute recovery of lost pictures.

    A host of powerful features:

    * Supports multiple camera, audio, and video file formats
    * Compatible with Macintosh and Windows operating systems
    * Thumbnail preview of all recoverable files
    * Highly Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    * Picture Recovery from from damaged or corrupted media
    * Supports physical disk and logical volume
    * Provides “Event log” of the recovery process.

    Download a free demo version and scan your hard drive or memory card right away.

    Three clicks (Select, Scan and Save), and you can recover your lost pictures. Why wait? Buy the software online and enjoy your lost memorable moments again.

    Built with a highly interactive user interface that makes the process easy-to-understand without prior photo recovery experience. Loss of pictures from the storage media can occur under following circumstances:

    * Pulling out the memory card without switching the camera off
    * Accidentally deleting the photographs
    * Formatting the computer hard drive or memory card
    * Corruption or damage of the storage device
    * Corruption or damage of the file system of your computer system
    * Turning off the digital camera during a write process

    You might receive the error messages below after encountering any of the above situations

    * Memory card requires formatting
    * Memory card could not be recognized
    * Internal memory requires formatting
    * Card is not formatted
    * Card error
    * A Media Card has been inserted that contains errors
    * Card has wrong format
    * Internal memory could not be read
    * Memory card could not be read

    Stellar’s Photo Recovery applications are able to recover the lost photos after the occurrence of the above error messages.

    I downloaded the free program – Stellar-Phoenix – and veerryy slloowwllyy it began to read files from the corrupted Camera SD chip into a file I created and called “Recovery”. I went to bed while it was running. At about 5 in the morning I checked on it and it said it had completed the recovery process. I clicked on one of the restored file names and LO AND BEHOLD there was a small picture. I couldn’t save it and all the icon tools for the program were grayed out except for the one that said, “buy the program on line”. So I did. After entering two incredibly long activation codes it ran for another several hours and actually recovered all of the 700 plus pictures from the chip.
    Hope this helps – the program does what you say.
    -
    George Neuman

    System Requirements: Mac OSX 10.39 or later.

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

    This weekend’s ZOT?
    Oct 24th and 25th

    Hydra

    Are you sometimes disappointed with your photographs?
    This is because a single photograph cannot represent the full gamut of light due to the physical limitations in the sensor. It’s not your fault!

    Try Hydra…
    Hydra provides human eye-like perception to your photographs by allowing you to create High Dynamic Range (HDR) images from a series of regular photographs (up to 10), either from DSLRs or traditional point-and-shoot cameras. The output produced by Hydra is much closer to what your eyes actually see.

    Learn more about it here…

    Oct 21

    Deductions
    Learn Natural Deduction. Naturally.
    Developer Interview Below!

    Normally: $24.99

    ZOT Price: $9.99

    Click to MacZOT Try Now  



    Product Description

    Deductions is educational software designed to help students learn proofs in formal logic. It is intended to be used by instructors and students of college-level logic courses in philosophy, mathematics and computer science. It gives immediate feedback at each stage of a proof, provides hints about how to complete proofs, and comes with a set of video tutorials that explain and review several challenging concepts in logic.

    Deductions aims to solve the three problems that make proofs the most difficult component of formal logic courses: not knowing whether rules are applied correctly, getting stuck in the middle of a proof, and uncertainty about the rules and strategies. Deductions addresses these issues by flagging errors, including a hint engine to make suggestions about how to complete a proof, and having multimedia tutorials to help students through complex rules.

    Features Highlights

    1. Textbooks - Deductions is designed to work seamlessly with the following textbooks: (i) The Logic Book (by Bergmann, Moor, and Nelson), (ii) A Modern Formal Logic Primer (by Paul Teller), (iii) A Serious Introduction to Mathematical Logic (by Tony Roy). It also works with Modern Logic (by Graeme Forbes) with some adjustment, and because Deductions is highly configurable, it can work with other textbooks as well.

    2. Flagging Errors - Deductions flags errors in proofs as soon as they occur. This is important, because when students are first learning proofs, Deductions prevents students from learning the wrong rules.

    3. Hint Engine - Deductions provides hints about how to complete proofs. When students get stuck in the middle of a proof, Deductions suggests how to make progress.

    4. Multimedia Tutorials - Deductions comes with a set of multimedia tutorials, divided into two groups: how to use Deductions to learn logic, and how to use the logic rules.

    5. Flexibility - Deductions is designed to work with many different logic systems and textbooks. Both standard and alternative symbols are included, as well as rules that may be turned on and off individually.

    6. Modern Design - Deductions provides a modern interface. As a new entry into a field that has not seen many updates in recent years (many logic programs are written for DOS, Windows 9x, or are rudimentary Java applets), Deductions leverages the technologies of Mac OS X to provide a clean user interface, drag-and-drop support, and a comprehensive help system.

    7. More Efficient than Paper - Deductions takes care of the editing details. When working on paper, especially in large proofs, proofs must be reworked to add or remove lines, existing justifications must be renumbered, and so on. Deductions takes care of these housekeeping tasks by automatically adjusting proofs when lines are added, removed or moved.

    System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

    Product Homepage: http://www.wanderingmango.com
    Features Tour (Screencasts): http://www.wanderingmango.com/videos.html

    Developer Interview

    MacZot: What’s the most unique, useful feature of Deductions?

    Wandering Mango: I’d have to say the most useful feature is different from the most unique feature. The most useful feature is that Deductions gives you immediate feedback on proofs; it lets you know whether you made a mistake right away. The most unique feature is the hint engine. Often, when you’re working on proofs in logic, you can get stuck. The hint engine gives you an idea how you might solve the problem.

    MZ: Why did you create Deductions?

    WM: I created Deductions because I have always been fascinated by computational logic, and because the vast majority of natural deduction apps lack a modern look and feel. When you look at the other natural deduction programs that are on the market, most of them are antiquated. They are written for DOS, or Windows 95. Some are rudimentary Java applets. As you might expect, these programs tend to be awkward and primitive. I wrote Deduction to have an intuitive user interface, and to be a modern alternative.

    MZ: What is most interesting to you about developing software for the Mac platform?

    WM: What is most interesting to me is the attention to design. From the Cocoa framework, to separation of the view and model, to the polished user interface that users expect, the Mac development environment is something really special. I’ve worked on other platforms, and so I really feel like I’ve come to a place where people are very interested in what your program does and how your program does it. It is the interest in “how” that sets the platform apart.

    MZ: What features should a prospective buyer look into during a trial of your product?

    WM: A prospective buyer should have a look at the video tutorials, and then if you know anything about natural deduction, run through some deductions to see how the program helps you learn. Deductions is a great tool, and this will give you a good idea how and why.

    MZ: What are some interesting experiences you’ve had creating new versions of your software when OS is upgraded?

    WM: An OS update always makes developers a little jittery, but so far everything has gone smoothly. I was able to plug directly into a number of Objective-C 2.0 features that came about it Leopard, and that made the development of Deductions a lot easier. I have no doubt that we’ll be incorporating some Snow Leopard technologies into Deductions too. I’m thinking about putting the hint engine into a separate thread using Grand Central Dispatch.

    MZ: What features would you like to add to your product that at this time seem improbable/impossible?

    WM: I’d really like to improve the hint engine to the point that it gives advice several steps ahead: not just “derive a contradiction,” but “derive this particular contradiction in order to achieve this particular goal.” Now for really fascinating reasons (to me, anyway) that have to do with the computability of predicate logic, there are fixed limits on just how far advice can go. But I’d love to do the research necessary to design a hint engine that presses right up against those fixed limits. That just seems out of reach right now.

    MZ: What should a beginning logic student know before purchasing Deductions?

    WM: If you are taking a class, you should know that formal logic is unlike mathematics in that the symbols and rules differ from textbook to textbook. Deductions works with several popular textbooks, and is very configurable, but it does not work with every textbook. If your textbook is The Logic Book by Bergmann, Moor and Nelson, A Modern Formal Logic Primer by Teller, or An Accessible Introduction to Serious Mathematical Logic by Roy, then Deductions will be of great help. If you are using some other textbook, Deductions may or may not be compatible; feel free to contact us if you’re not sure, or ask your instructor.

    MZ: Can someone use Deductions even if not taking a logic course?

    WM: Of course! Deductions has several video tutorials that you can follow, but if you really want to learn how to do proofs in formal logic, you’ll want to follow a textbook or set of lectures. Fortunately, Teller’s Modern Formal Logic Primer and Roy’s Accessible Introduction to Serious Mathematical Logic are freely available on the web.

    MZ: What’s your favorite Mac app out there from another developer? Why?

    WM: VoodooPad, without a doubt. I use it to keep track of notes, press releases, marketing, feature requests and business expenses. I use it to write the Deductions help files. I find it indispensable.

    MZ: Can you us more about your company?

    WM: I started Wandering Mango just this year, and Deductions is my first product. I’m hoping to make a go of it as a Mac indie developer. I think I’m lucky in that the market for Deductions is pretty well-defined (instructors and students who study formal logic in philosophy, mathematics, and computer science, and other people interested in formal logic).

    MZ: What’s with the name?

    WM: Well, Mac indie developers tend to have incongruous names that stick in your head: Rogue Amoeba, Flying Meat, Delicious Monster, and so on. Our name follows that tradition. A friend of mine decided that “Wandering Mango” sounded like a drink, and she created a recipe to celebrate our first app. It’s on our About page, and it’s really very tasty.

    Screenshots

    Screenshot of Main window.
    Screenshot of Make Assumption window.
    Screenshot of Hint window.
    Screenshot of Preferences window.

    Oct 20

    DataLore
    Search Your Files at Lightning Fast Speed! Locally or on the Network
    ShutterBug Special Offer! $19.95 – Click here…

    Normally: $19.95

    ZOT Price: $9.95

    Click to MacZOT Try Now  



    Introducing DataLore

    From XtraLean Software, the makers of ImageWell & ShutterBug

    After 6 years of being in business, we are very proud to introduce you to our third product – DataLore V1.0. DataLore is brand new and was released only a couple of weeks ago. We welcome your feedback, wishlists, and any or all questions that you may have. Please do not hesitate to email us at support@xtralean.com or post a question in the ZOT comment area. Click BLOG above to get there.

    SCREENCAST DEMO OF DATALORE IN ACTION: Check out the quick 3-minute screencast demo of DataLore in action! The screencast will give you a quick run down of the basic features as our Developer, Hagen Kaye, performs an actual search, both locally and on the network. This screencast is a MUST-SEE; it will give you a good idea of how DataLore can be used in a real-life practical scenario. Please click the following link to view it:
    http://datalore.ca

    GIVEAWAYS: We are also giving away additional free copies of DataLore today, to MacZOT members who participate in the comments section. Please see the Blog section for more details. Be sure to check it out, you could be one of the lucky winners! Click BLOG above to join in the fun.

    Please read on to learn more about DataLore…

    What is DataLore?

    Are you looking for a better front end to Spotlight? Do you need a search tool that performs quickly and reliably?

    DataLore is a new and unique front end to Spotlight that makes it even easier and faster to search and share files not only on your own computer, but also on other computers on your network. For power users who need speed, reliability and the ability to perform complex search queries or more highly defined, custom searches, look no more – Try DataLore!

    DataLore gives you our innovative Search-As-You-Type technology allowing you to search and find files at lightning fast speeds. Search filenames, filetypes, content and more. Include and Exclude folders from the search to find your files even faster, or narrow down the results by filetype. DataLore also offers you an “All in One” Search Solution that contains both a dock application and a companion menu bar application for controlling remote access. And the logical, uncluttered interface doesn’t slow you down with a flood of unnecessary buttons and drop down menus.

    Searching is live and dynamic. DataLore will start working right away while you’re typing to locate files. There are no start or stop buttons to press – just type and search! DataLore is like your “second brain”!

    And with the added value of network searching and sharing, any home or business will quickly discover the efficiency and
    ease that DataLore adds to workflow and collaboration. If you have one Mac, you’ll love DataLore for its speed! If you
    have more than one Mac, you’ll go GAGA over the speed and flexibility of finding and retrieving files for all of your Macs,
    while comfortably seated at your Mac du jour!

    Feature Highlights: Simple, Clean & Powerful

    Here are just some of the unique, useful features of DataLore:

    • Search locally or search other computers on the network
    Search-as-you-type technology for finding your files fast
    • Text entry with Shorthand and Special Characters for more complex or highly defined searches
    • Select folders to include or exclude in the search to find files even faster
    • Filter search results by file type
    • All-in-One Search Solution containing both a Dock Application and a Menu Bar App
    • Search multiple external hard drives
    • Clean and powerful user interface
    • Plus much more!

    Innovative “Search-As-You-Type” Technology

    Search as fast as you can type! Perform simple and complex searches all via a text entry box. Simply start typing in the Search Text Box and DataLore will start searching right away. No need to press start or stop, or click on multiple drop down menus. DataLore will start searching with you, will stop with you, and will change with you, responding immediately to your every move. This unique text entry method for making quick searches, from simple to complex, works with you while you type, without any interruption. When you want to change or adjust your search criteria, simply change the text and DataLore will follow your lead, moving with you full steam ahead. DataLore works with you and produces the results faster than you can say “Go DataLore!”

    Powerful Text Shorthand & Special Characters

    The simple search text box can perform powerful searches using a type of “shorthand” that makes it easy to do simple or complex searches, with special characters to define the search. Perform simple searches with words separated by spaces or perform more complex searches using Boolean and Wildcard queries, date ranges, file types, and much more. Combine special search characters to produce more complex search patterns. The text shorthand options make custom or more complex search queries, fast and easy!

    Include and Exclude Folders

    If you have a rough idea of where your file is, or where it definitely is not located, you can narrow down the results so fast, by selecting folders to include and exclude from your search. And it’s just that simple!

    All-in-One Search Solution

    DataLore offers you a main application along with a companion menu bar application that acts as a mini-server for granting access to other computers on your network. Use the main application to perform all of your searches – choose where to search, what to search for, and what file types to look for. View the results immediately. Select which folders to search and which ones to exclude, and narrow down your search by excluding specific file types from the search results.

    Use the handy menu bar app to control who can search your computer, what folders they can and cannot search, or to grant certain computers no access at all. You can restrict access to specific folders and exclude folders from being accessed. You can turn remote access off instantly whenever you want. This companion mini-server lives in your menu bar so that you can launch a new search at anytime without having to open the main application first.

    DataLore’s network searching makes it so much more convenient and faster than using the Finder, or using a thumb drive, or other alternative methods. No need to go back and forth between computers, no need to log in to a computer, and no need to know someone else’s password. Just search and find – it’s convenient, fast, and easy!

    As with all of our other products, DataLore is lean and powerful with a clean, easy to use interface. And you can get it today at the special ZOT price of only $9.95! And that’s not all… This low price gets you one serial number that can be used on up to 5 computers.

    SCREENCAST DEMO OF DATALORE IN ACTION: View the quick 3 minute screencast demonstration of DataLore in action. This demo will give you a quick rundown of the basic features as our Developer, Hagen Kaye, performs an actual search, locally and on the network.

    System Requirements:

    • Mac® OS X 10.5 and 10.6 or later (Leopard & Snow Leopard)
    • Intel-based Mac (PPC users, please see note below)
    • Spotlight indexing must be enabled
    • To search networked computers, DataLore must be installed on all computers with remote access turned on.
    • 1 serial number can be installed on up to 5 computers.

    IMPORTANT NOTE ON PPC SUPPORT: DataLore is also available for PowerPC Macs, but only supports OS X 10.5. If you are using a PowerPC Mac, then a serial number is not required. DataLore is free for PowerPC users, simply download and enjoy. However, support for PowerPC Macs is limited, and at anytime product development for the PowerPC may be discontinued.

    For intel Macs, a serial number is required to activate the product permanently. A serial number can be used on up to 5 intel Mac computers. DataLore installed on a PPC can search an Intel Mac with DataLore installed (and vise versa).

    Learn More About DataLore

    • Screen Cast Demo
    • DataLore’s Full Feature Set
    • Built-In Help Guide: From DataLore’s Main Menu, select Help->DataLore Help to launch the informative built-in Help Guide
    • Using Special Characters: Press the “question mark” button on the top right corner of DataLore’s interface. This will open a handy reference page for using special characters to perform more complex search queries and the different ways you can combine characters to produce even more defined search results.
    • World Class Customer Support

    Getting the Most Out of DataLore!

    DataLore is a brand new product and was just released a couple of weeks ago. Features such as Quicklook are planned for future updates of DataLore. Please visit the DataLore Support Forum to read other DataLore users’ feature requests and join in on the discussions. We encourage and appreciate any feedback that will help improve DataLore for future updates/versions.

    Try DataLore out to see the speed for yourself, and fully utilize the special characters and text shorthand; try narrowing down the search results or filtering by file type, and use the exclude/include feature to make your search even faster. Also be sure to try out the network searching that makes finding files on other computers so convenient and fast!! And last but no least, be sure to view the screencast demo to help you leverage DataLore’s capabilities to their fullest!

    Try out DataLore today and Buy from the special ZOT price of only $9.95!

    1 DataLore Serial Number = Install on up to 5 Computers!!

    About XtraLean Software

    We are a small two-person (husband and wife) company who consider each and every one of our customers a part of the team. We are committed and dedicated to our products and the people who use them. Founded in 2002, XtraLean Software develops solely for the Mac, and has over 20 years of experience in the software development industry. Located in Kitchener, Ontario, in the heart of Canada’s technology triangle, XtraLean serves customers in all parts of the world.

    To learn more about our mission, and how the name “XtraLean Software” was born, please visit our About page.