MacLoggerDX 6.07 – 6.08 Beta 14 Demo

Streamlined and powerful OS X application designed to help you organize and instantly tune into any DX Cluster for both contests and casual talk

MacLoggerDX is a very powerful and streamlined OS X application designed from the get-go to help you track DXCC, IOTA, WAS, WAZ, CQ WAZ and VUCC easier than ever before.

Automatic notification for DX locations

Furthermore, MacLoggerDX can be configured to use Apple’s Mail.app or Eudora to automatically e-mail you whenever an unusual DX location appears in the DX Clusters.

Moreover, MacLoggerDX is an simple to use and powerful radio spot tuner that features extended support for the microHAM USB CW and USB micro KEYERs.

Radio tuning automation and ARPS packets manager

In addition, MacLoggerDX will allow you to login into your favorite TNC or telnet DXCluster, and, while receiving DX Spots, will tune your radio in place, all the while looking up and displaying the DX station on the Greyline Map.

MacLoggerDX is also capable of monitoring, decoding, searching and plotting APRS packets received from APRSServe over the web or any connected TNCs.

You can also effortlessly log in to any DXCluster telnet server of your choice using MacLoggerDX, and it will automatically make sure that you are tuned in on the exact frequency, while also instantly connecting the call for you and list the current DX station on your map.

Manual or automatic addition of radio information into logs

What’s more, MacLoggerDX automatically moves the radio’s beam according to the Long or Direct Path of the station, as well as rapidly add the VFO info and the QSO in the log for you.

Just in case you want to, the MacLoggerDX utility will also make it simple and easy to add the information manually within your User Call Book.

On the whole, MacLoggerDX is a full-featured and comprehensive app for all ham radio fan who want to manage their daily logs easier and control their rigs simpler using a Mac computer.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    • 64-bit processor
    • Supported radios: Kenwood TS-50, TS-440S, TS-450, TS-480, TS-570, TS-670, TS-690, TS-790, TS-850, TS-870, TS-940S, TS-950S, TS-2000, R-5000, AOR AR5000, AR3000A, AR7030, AR8200, AR8600, Icom IC-703, IC-706, IC-706MkII, IC-706MkIIG, IC-737, IC-746, IC-746P
    • Supported Rotator Controllers: Yaesu GS-232, hy-gain DCU-1 Pathfinder, M2 RC2800, STARtek, Idiom Press RotorCard SDX.
    • Supported Antenna Switches: microHAM micro Band Decoder.
    • Internet connection for Telnet DXClusters and/or Radio & TNC for Packet DXClusters.

LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION

  • This demo version will only run in 15 minute sessions.

FEATURES

  • DXCluster sport fltering
  • Displays the current band activity
  • SQLite database based storage
  • Export and import a wide variety of DX file formats
  • Built-in NCDXF/IARU beacon tracker
  • Data entry mode for DX/Contest
  • Effortless and simple voice recording and playback
  • Google Earth integration
  • Scripting support

 

 

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Vox 2.8.12 Build 2893.0

A lightweight and very easy to use music player that comes with support for multiple file types, such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG or WAV

Vox is a well-designed and very easy-to-use Mac music player that comes with a long list of features, as well as support for a wide variety of audio formats.

Minimalistic-looking and intuitive user interface

Moreover, Vox features a simple, clean and versatile interface that provides instant access to a powerful player and numerous unique features that enable you to enjoy your favorite music regardless of the file format.

Consequently, you can easily play various lossy and lossless audio formats, open different playlist types such as PLS, M3U, XSPF and even CUE files. In addition, you can play audio files from NAS devices or network drives and export your playlists to the desired format.

Flexible and easy to reach player controls

One of the great advantages of Vox is that you can control the player directly from within the main window, Dock icon menu and even the status bar menu.

Thanks to the Vox Preference Pane Extension you can also use the media keys and headphone playback buttons as well as your Apple remote to control the player.

What is more, Vox is designed to automatically search for missing album artwork through the LastFM and MusicBrainz databases. You can quickly add new music to your playlist by using the drop zones, Finder contextual menu or the standard open dialog.

Create your own equalizer profile and effortlessly convert your music to the 7.1 surround audio format

Vox comes with a handy equalizer that features numerous presets to which you can add your own custom mode. You can also take advantage of the inbuilt cross-fade and fade on play features, as well as convert music from stereo to 5.1 or 7.1 format with extreme ease.

The artwork of the currently played song can be viewed in the mini-player, as well as the Dock icon and display Growl notifications when the song changes.

On top of that, you can take advantage of the AirPlay feature and listen to music from any of your wireless output devices. The Vox audio player also comes with support for your iTunes library, a radio function and it also enables you to scrobble your music to LastFM.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    • 64-bit processor

FEATURES

  • Support for various audio sources
  • Intuitive playback control system
  • Numerous equalizer presets
  • Artwork finder
  • Support for media keys

 

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SkyORB 3D 6.0.5 Demo

A fun and easy-to-use 3D space simulator and star gazing app designed to help you virtually explore the solar system via user-friendly interface

If your are interested in astronomy or you like star gazing, than SkyORB 3D is the right application for your Mac.

SkyORB 3D is a three-dimensional space simulator and start gazing utility specially designed to help you view and navigate through the solar system.

Simple to use star gazing app for the Mac

SkyORB 3D Lite is available for free on the App Store, but there is also a premium version that offers more views, the possibility to hide the user interface during star gazing, more information about different planets and moon phases, improved notifications, the ability to zoom up to 1 degree and more.

The Premium version can be bought directly from the Mac App Store or using the in-app purchase system, its installation process is pretty straightforward and it will require approximately 160 MB of your Mac’s hard disk space.

SkyORB 3D features a well-designed interface form which you have quick and easy access to the entire universe. You can effortlessly search for planets, starts, natural satellites, asteroids and comets, and the data on asteroids and comets is constantly updated.

3D user interface designed to help you explore the sky easier

Thanks to the 3D interface you will be able to smoothly navigate the solar system and show or hide orbits, starts and planets. Moreover, from the bottom left corner you will be able to view and read information about the selected planet, star, comet, satellite or asteroid.

In addition, SkyORB 3D also enables you to choose your point of view and location on Earth or any other planet from your solar system. The Configuration page helps you set your location, adjust the resolution and chose which satellites and comets are displayed on the chart.

Planetarium OS X app with inbuilt time travel

Another worth mentioning feature offered by SkyORB 3D is the possibility to precisely time travel anywhere between 3000 B.C. to 3000 A.D in order to view how the constellations were arranged in the sky at a moment in time of your choice.

On the whole, SkyORB 3D is the ideal utility for Mac users fascinated by our solar system and star gazers that enjoy spending hours traveling through time and space.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    • 64-bit processor

LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION

  • Limited number of views unlocked (e.g. no ability to hide the user interface in planetarium and local view view modes)
  • Limited information on moon phases
  • No zoom up to 1 degree
  • Limited search engine

FEATURES

  • Search the galaxy by entering longitude and latitude
  • Go back and forth in time
  • Sunset and sunrise
  • 3D planetarium
  • 3D animation of the solar system
  • 3D sky map
  • Comets and satellites trajectories
  • Multi-touch trackpad
  • Universal search engine.
  • Weather retrieval

 

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Ex Falso 3.8.0 Free

Versatile music tagging editor for OS X that can view the metadata associated with a file, and enables you to add new parameters, or change their values

Ex Falso offers you the possibility to effortlessly view and edit the metadata associated with your music files. The app can quickly scans any folder and displays all the included files, even if you can process only particular audio types, such as FLAC, MIDI, MP3, AAC, MPEG, OGG, WAVE, and more.

Note that Ex Falso is based on the Quod Libet back-end, but does not integrate the audio playing capabilities. As a result, you can continue using your favorite music player while using Ex Falso to edit the metadata.

Minimalist yet versatile solution for editing your track’s metadata

Ex Falso comes with a folder browser that allows you to navigate to any location on your disk. In addition, it can display all the files included in a certain directory. When you select a supported file type, Ex Falso will display all the current tags and their associated value.

For your convenience, Ex Falso comes with a collection of predefined tags and possible values, but you have the option to associate custom parameters and values. What’s more, Ex Falso can automatically add tags by extracting data from the file path.

Ex Falso also integrates file renaming capabilities and allows you to modify the tracks numbering. All in all, the utility’s workflows is quite intuitive, and most functions have self-explanatory controls.

Extend the music tagging capabilities by activating plug-ins

By default, Ex Falso comes with a collection of plug-ins designed to extend its processing power but are disabled. With a simple mouse click you can easily enable any of them, but you will not receive any confirmation they actually work, and you do not get any usage instructions.

To conclude, if you are looking for a user-friendly solution that provides elementary music tagging capabilities, and allows you to extend its functions by using plugins, Ex Falso certainly deserves your attention.

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Dolphin 5.0 – 5.0-1605 Dev Free

A free and very useful application designed to act as a GameCube or Wii emulator and to bring the console gaming experience to your desktop

It’s an immense debate whether console gaming is better than PC gaming or vice-versa. While consoles have the advantages of working straight-out-of the box, being easier to move around, being made for controllers, PCs have the upper hand when it comes to versatility and especially video graphics performance.

Free and open source powerful emulator that brings the console experience on the desktop

A good thing happened when console games started to become desired by PC gamers, because software companies and developers started to create emulator apps that provide console gaming support for desktop devices.

Such an application is Dolphin, an open source and useful emulator that mimics the functions of Gamecube and Wii console devices on a PC host, and also offers support for many extra functions and capabilities not present on the original console devices like compatibility with all PC controllers, networked multiplayer modes, and “turbo speed”.

Works on all popular OS platforms and comes with support for both Gamecube and Wii file disc images

Furthermore, Dolphin comes with support for DOL and ELF files, both Gamecube and Wii disc images, physical back-up discs, Wii system menu and channels, as well as WAD files that contain information like graphics, levels, maps, that can be edited for creating game mods.

An important and worth mentioning feature is the fact that Dolphin can work without problems on all major platforms such as OS X, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, and also Android devices.

Take the console gaming experience to a whole new level with enhanced performance and graphics

What’s more, Dolphin features an anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering that, when combined, boost the graphic quality of the game, making it more realistic and more natural to look at when compared to being played on the console.

Moreover, Dolphin also offers you  the possibility to play games at maximum resolution and in high-definition up to 1080p, the only limit being your Mac’s video card capabilities.

Enables desktop gaming fans to get a taste of console gaming experience

All in all, Dolphin is a useful and powerful Wii and Gamecube emulator that manages not only to bring the console gaming experience on your Mac’s desktop, but also to improve on the overall performance and graphics of the emulated games when compared to other similar emulators.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    • Fast modern CPU with SSE2. Dual core for a speed boost.
    • Any reasonable modern GPU with Pixel Shader 2.0 or greater. nVidia or ATI are good. Some integrated graphics chips work but it depends on the model (and only with DirectX 9).
    • 2 GB RAM or more

FEATURES

  • Supports the following file formats: DOF, ELF, GameCube + Wii disc images, and WAD.
  • Comes with Gamepad support (including Xbox 360 pad)
  • Enables you to save games and start-of from where you left of later
  • Enables 1080 full-definition and maximum resolution gaming

 

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FreeCAD 0.16 Build 6706 – 0.17 Build 9457 Pre

An open source project developed for the Mac OS X that enables you to create high quality CAD models and modify the design by changing parameters

There are various various Computer-aided design applications that can help you produce high quality projects, so the actual challenge is to find the one that matches your needs perfectly. FreeCAD is a powerful 3D modeler that can be highly customized by integrating various scripts.

Create your own 3D models by using both basic and complex tools

The FreeCAD capabilities are organized into various workbenches designed to deal with specific tasks: besides the drawing tools, the app also includes tools for building shapes from sketches, for dealing with meshes, for processing bitmap images, for studying robot movements, for editing architectural elements, and so on.

Even though FreeCAD can deal with sketching and working with 2D shapes and components, the major focus is represented by the creation of high quality 3D CAD models. To achieve all that, FreeCAD integrates a wide array of open source libraries, but also the Python scripting language.

Render your 3D model by making use of the powerful Raytracing module

FreeCAD is employing and external rendered to produce a photo realistic representation of your 3D models. For your convenience, the Raytracing modules that handles this task comes with multiple views that can be applied to your objects in no time.

However, to actually be able to render the projects, you must have installed on your system either the luxrender or the povray renderers. In addition, you must provide the path to their installation in the Raytracing preferences panel.

Comprehensive parametric modeler suited for producing 3D designs

FreeCAD is a complex application that comes with a plethora of efficient tools that can help you design and render high quality 3D projects. Despite the fact that FreeCAD is an open source project, the community provides an extensive documentation that can help you find your way around, and learn all you can do with the app.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    • 64-bit processor

FEATURES

  • Support for multiple platforms and plugins
  • Allows you to change the document structure
  • Easy to use interface and user interaction tools
  • Mesh support
  • 2D drafting
  • CAD modules
  • Python scripting support
  • Import and export multiple formats
  • Ray tracing tool
  • Drawing module

 

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MKVtoolnix 9.7.1 Build 4 Free

A powerful and easy to use cross-platform application that was developed for helping its users to create, alter and inspect Matroska files

MKVToolNix is a powerful and streamlined OS X utility that gives you access to all the tools needed for creating and processing Matroska files on a Macintosh computer.

Built-in command-line interface and Matroska metadata adjusting tools

Even if it comes with a fully functional GUI, MKVToolNix can also be access from the command-line once you have it installed and configured on your Mac.

In order to do that you must add the path to the tools to your $PATH variable by running this command in the Terminal:

export PATH=/Applications/Mkvtoolnix.app/Contents/MacOS/:$PATH .

Moreover, via MKVToolNix’ main window, you will be able to quickly load the input files as well as customize tracks, tags and chapters.

MKVToolNix makes it simple and straightforward to change the track name, language, the default and forced track flag , tags and even timecodes. On top of that, you can also choose the output filename.

Furthermore, the MKVToolNix allows you to change the aspect ratio, display width and height, FPS, delay and stereoscopy, if available.

Frame and compression editing

In addition to that, MKVToolNix also enables you to add cues for all frames, change the compression mode and even include your own, user defined options.

As an added advantage, you can use MKVToolNix you to merge multiple Matroska files if you need to. Not only that, but it also enables you to split videos after duration. Also, MKVToolNix can be employed to select the desired chapter file, change the application language, charset and cue name format.

Simple and easy to use Matroska chapter editor for the Mac

MKVToolNix includes a chapter editor designed to help you to rapidly and effortlessly create chapters and subs, while providing you with the necessary means to adjust timecodes in no time.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    • 64-bit processor

 

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AnyToISO 3.7.4 Demo

Uncomplicated Mac OS X application that enables you to quickly extract the content of various types of archives, or to convert them to ISO images.

ISO images are able to archive the content of a disk image and offer you the possibility to backup the data in a file format that is compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems. AnyToISO is a minimalist OS X app that enables you to convert any archive to an ISO image, and much more.

Powerful conversion utility featuring a streamlined workflow

The AnyToISO capabilities are focused around 3 tasks: converting archives to ISO images or extracting the content to a folder, generating ISO images from CD or DVD disks, for creating an ISO image from a folder.

The app provides a separate tab for each type of action, so finding your way around is quite intuitive. For your convenience, AnyToISO also enables you to change the interface language within the Preferences window.

Seamlessly extract the content of most archives, or convert them to ISO images

AnyToISO is able to work with a large number of popular archive formats, such as DMG, RAR, RAR, IMG, CDI, 7Z, and so on. The utility allows you to extract their content to a folder, but also gives you the possibility to quickly convert them to ISO images.

In addition, AnyToISO offers you the possibility to backup both CD and DVD disks by using them as sources for newly generated ISO images. Last but not least, AnyToISO is able to make an ISO archive for any folder stored on your Mac.

User friendly software solution for extracting archives, or creating ISO images in no time

Customization options include the possibility to specify the file system you want to use for the ISO image (ISO 9660, UDF, and Joliet), and to choose the type of file names for the ISO 9660 and Joliet file systems.

AnyToISO is a great tool to have around if you need to extract the content of various types of archives to your Mac. However, the utility is also extremely useful if you need to create an archive that is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    • 64-bit processor

LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION

  • Can’t deal with files greater than a regular CD size (870 MB).

FEATURES

  • Provides support for NRG, CDI, DAA, UIF, PDI, BIN and MDF formats.
  • Mac OS X and Windows versions
  • A fast conversion engine.

 

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MiTeC Network Scanner 4.3.1.426 Free

Keep a close eye on the network you are administrating with the help of this feature-packed and easy to use multi-threaded IP, NetBIOS and SNMP scanning tool

MiTeC Network Scanner is an advanced Windows multi-threaded IP, NetBIOS and SNMP scanner that comprises a well-organized interface and powerful tools aimed at network administrators.

Scanning an IP range is as easy as pie because you only need to input the starting and the ending addresses, but MiTeC Network Scanner also provides three different options: you can automatically scan the network, the Active Directory or use a detected range according to a user-defined adapter.

The scanning process per se doesn’t take much time, with the app showing each IP address alongside other useful details such as MAC address, name, domain and user, operating system, CPU and description.

The main window of the app comprises a tabbed panel that lets you see the available shares and open files, sessions, services, processes and software for each found computer.

You can quickly ping an IP and see the remote date and time, but also detect an IP from host name or perform a whois.

MiTeC Network Scanner is generally a resource-friendly software solution that works flawlessly on all Windows versions out there, without even asking for administrator privileges on Windows 7 machines.

All things considered, MiTeC Network Scanner is an excellent piece of software aimed at system administrators, providing not only very effective tools, but also a well thought out interface to interact with all users.

There’s no help manual included in the app, which is the most important drawback since users, be they complete rookies or more experienced, always need more documentation on the available features.

FEATURES

  • Network neighbourhood
  • Ping
  • IP Address
  • MAC Address (even across routers)
  • MAC Vendor
  • Device name
  • Device domain/workgroup
  • Logged user
  • Operating system
  • Device description
  • Type flags (SQL server, Domain controller etc.)
  • Remote device date and time
  • Listening TCP and UDP ports and SNMP services.
  • Installed services on device
  • Shared resources

 

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Portable HDDExpert 1.14.1.28 Free

Quickly view information regarding the current health status and performance levels of your hard disk with this lightweight application

Portable HDDExpert is a software tool that was developed specifically to aid individuals in accessing information pertaining to the health and performance of their computer.

Portability advantages

This is the portable counterpart of HDDExpert, which means that you can easily skip the installation process. In addition to that, the Windows registry and Start menu/screen are not going to be updated with new entries and there will be no leftovers after its removal from the drive.

It is also important to keep in mind that by placing the program files to an external data device, such as a pen drive, you can take Portable HDDExpert with you everywhere and run it on the fly, on any PC you can connect to.

Bring up S.M.A.R.T. attributes

This software utility reads the S.M.A.R.T. attributes of the hard drive and thus, it can display in the main window details pertaining to the count or errors that could not be recovered, number of complete start/stop cycles on the hard disk and quantity of uncorrected errors, such as ID, description, detected value, as well as normal value and threshold.

View temperature and export data

Moreover, you can view information pertaining to your hard drive, such as manufacturer, model, capacity, firmware, serial and cache size, as well as messages regarding temperature, overall health status, backup and spare.

It is possible to refresh this information manually or automatically every one minute or 10 seconds, while also all S.M.A.R.T. data can be saved to a custom location on the hard drive, as a TXT file.

Conclusion

To wrap it up, Portable HDDExpert is an efficient piece of software, dedicated to people that want to view more information about the health of their HDD. The interface is friendly to all user types, the CPU and memory usage is low at all times and the response time is quite good.

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