Software Highlights: Weekly Review for August 13, 2006

This past week was particularly eventful in the realm of software updates, highlighted by Apple’s sneak peek at the much-anticipated Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Although the operating system is not yet available to the public, it’s worth discussing the Leopard-centric happenings of the week as they are central to Apple’s core offerings.

Let’s dive into the details of this week’s software roundup, and you might want to grab a large coffee for this one:

Mac OS X Leopard

Shareware and Commercial



Open Source

Universal Binary

  • Flash Player 9 – now optimized for Intel Macs.

  • Soundflower – audio routing utility now supports Intel Macs.

  • Quark 7.1 – latest update now supports both Intel and PowerPC Macs.


  • MultiDash – introduces virtual workspaces to the Dashboard.

  • Dash Clippings – create web clipping widgets without waiting for Leopard.

Software Update

Also noteworthy are the ADAs (Apple Design Awards), which were announced this week at WWDC.




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