I sometimes actually create stuff that's so useful and so easy at the same time I wouldn't dare ask anything for it. So instead I offer it to the world. Here you are.Mac OS X freeware
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Focus 2.5 for Mac OS X 10.2|
Did you ever wonder what your frontmost application is? You've just quit a couple, switched a couple of times with command-tab, and closed a window and now you're not completely sure if its application was closed as well.
You take a look at the Dock, but nothing gives away the frontmost application. You see a couple of them are running, but which one will quit if your itching fingers hit command-Q? You can always look at the menu, of course, but wouldn't it be easier to see an icon instead of only text?
All Focus does, is show you the active application's icon. Because its function is that simple, I've thrown in the usual junk of customizability: size, transparency, position on screen and window layering can all be adjusted to your needs. Version 2.1 adds an optional clock, analog or digital.
You can have a small icon in the bottom-left of your screen telling you which application is active, or a giant transparent icon on your desktop to make your work environment somewhat more, eh, dynamic.
New in version 2.5:
New in version 2.3:
Focus is ideal to put in your Login items in your System preferences. Focus doesn't appear in the dock, and stays clear of it if you change resolutions or move the dock. Apart from nine standard screen positions you can drag Focus anywhere to be just there where you see it but doesn't get in the way.
Focus has its own preferences window which is shown as soon as you click on its big icon. If you close the preferences window you can get it back by control-clicking on the big icon; a menu will appear allowing you to show the preferences window again. You can quit Focus from this menu too, or by using the button in the preferences window.
Focus is freeware. © 2003 Eerko Vissering. All right reserved.
Pickup 1.4 for Mac OS X|
Pickup is an application that lists and downloads mp3 files from RMP and EMP files. These files are among others used by EMusic.com to allow you to download entire albums with one click.
New in version 1.4:
Pickup v1.4 is donationware. It is completely free to use, but if you really like it I'd appreciate a small donation at Kagi or PayPal (use the button on the left).
Pickup is native Mac OS X (Cocoa) software, using sheets, toolbars etc. There is (and will be) no MacOS 9 or Windows version of Pickup.
A complete Info drawer shows you every detail of the selected item.
|MacOS 9 freeware|
If the scripts below don't work, or you want a nice all-in-one solution, check out IP Reporter, available for a modest shareware fee of $5 at my shareware page.
|IP FTPer for MacOS 9. This script will post your current IP number to your website, so you can easily check it whenever you want, from anywhere on the world. It uses the build-in FTP client from MacOS 9 to accomplish this. It will automatically post your new IP number as soon as it changes!|
IP Mailer for Claris Emailer
IP Mailer for Outlook
Express. If you have a dynamic
IP address at home and you want to know what your current IP address is,
you're often at a loss. This script is a solution to this problem.
it is run, it sends your current IP address by email to an email address
provide. You can use a web-based free email service for this. You can tell
favorite email client to run this script from within a schedule, or you
make it run whenever your computer starts up.|
There is a version for Claris Emailer (tested with version 2.0v2) and one for Outlook Express (tested with version 5). It will probably work with different versions or even different email clients as well.
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Unlock Keychain script model
v1.1. Now we
have MacOS 9 with
its great new features, and a keychain to be sure
we won't forget any password. But there's one caveat: we still have to
password to unlock the keychain!|
Use this Applescript-model to create your own keychain-unlocker! No fancy tools needed.
If you want to unlock more keychains you can duplicate the line before 'quit' in the script as often as you want, filling in different keychain names and passwords.
SECURITY ISSUE: It is possible for people to read your password in the run-only Applescript you create with this model. Make sure no-one is able to access your script over the network. If you don't know who has access to your computer you should consider using the Multiple user accounts of MacOS 9, or the Password Security for powerbooks.
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