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Ascent is a new application for the Macintosh designed to help cyclists, runners, and hikers train better by organizing activity data and presenting it in useful ways. Using Ascent, you can download activity data directly from your GPS into the program, and immediately begin analyzing the data as it is presented to you in various graphical and textual formats. The "Animation" feature lets you re-play the activity so you can review in detail your performance during any segment of the activity.
Compatible with the Garmin Edge 305 or 205 and Garmin Forerunner 305 or 205.
BirdItaly allows the birdwatcher to catalog bird species and respective sightings. When I began building this database, my intention was to record the species you can find in Italy, so I called this software BirdItaly. However, nothing prevents you from using BirdItaly to catalog every bird you want, by expanding the database.
Black Cat CW Keyer 1.0.1
Black Cat CW Keyer lets you send morse code from your computer. You can type out the text to be sent (immediately or buffered) as well as create and send from one key macros. You can also send from text files. All this makes it incredibly easy to send CQs and for general QSOs as well. It's also a great tool for contesting.
Boardfoot Calculator 1.5.1
Looking for an easy way to keep track of how much material you need for your next woodworking project? Boardfoot Calculator makes it easy. Have a look below at the features and screenshots of Boardfoot Calculator, then download a copy and try it out for yourself. We think you'll agree that Boardfoot Calculator is a tool you'll want in your workshop.
Brack Calc 4.1
Brack Calc is a tool for estimating the weight of salt needed to make brackish water and converting between salinity and specific gravity. Designed primarily for aquarists keeping brackish water fish.
Bricksmith allows you to create virtual instructions for your Lego creations on your Mac. The magic is based on the LDraw library, a collection of 3D models of Lego building blocks created by enthusiasts from around the world. With Bricksmith, you never have to worry about running out of parts!
Callsign Lookup 1.0
Callsign Lookup is a simple, small application that allows the amateur radio operator with a dedicated Internet connection (DSL, cable) to quickly access online callsign databases. The program provides you with a small window that you can store in the corner of the screen and quickly access the online database of your choice through your the default web browser. Accessing the online callsign databases can be done easily WITHOUT Callsign Lookup, but the goal is to provide easier accessibility and save a few clicks.
Can I Keep It? 1.2.1
Can I Keep It? is simple application for introducing aquarists to the art of choosing fish for the community aquarium. When you click on the names of the fish you are interested in, incompatible species are dimmed. A brief explanation of any problems specific to the fish are noted in the text box at the bottom of the application window.
DarwinPSK is a program for operating on digital modes running on Mac OS X. DarwinPSK supports BPSK , QPSK and RTTY.
Design Intuition 1.5.4
Design Intuition is a woodworking design tool for Mac OS X that is powerful enough for professionals yet simple and intuitive enough for everyday home use, without the hefty price tag usually associated with CAD software.
DX Toolbox 3.3
DX Toolbox searches the web for you, gathering information on solar and geomagnetic conditions that affect radio propagation. It also features several propagation forecasting tools. It's ideal for the ham radio operator, shortwave listener, or other radio enthusiast, and is available for Mac OS, Mac OS X, and Windows.
This is a program for MacOS X to access the Echolink system. If you don't know what Echolink is, then you should first visit their web site at
The first time you use the Echolink network, you need to be verified. This is accomplished by simply putting in your information (call, name, location, password) in the program preferences and connecting to the network. This will queue you up for approval, and then you just wait. Sometimes it takes fifteen minutes, sometimes it may take up to a day or longer, but that's unusual. However, eventually you should be able to log in successfully. When you run it the first time and put in your information, you can either leave the software running while awaiting validation and eventually you will see the list of active stations appear, or you can quit and come back later to check if you are validated.
Elmer will help you study for your amateur radio exams. Elmer covers all elements, and prepares actual sample exams, which you take on your Mac. Each exam is graded, and you get to see which questions you missed, and the correct answer. After you've practiced using Elmer, you'll be all set to take your written exam.
Fish Tank Tool 1.4.2
Fish Tank Tool performs a variety of tasks such as calculating the volume and surface area of an aquarium, estimating the number of fish that can be kept in it safely, and quickly converting between different units of temperature, length, and salinity. It is designed for aquarists keeping freshwater and brackish water aquaria.
GEDCOM Editor 1.0
GEDCOM Editor allows to inspect, create and modify Genealogy Data stored in GEDCOM 5.5 standard. What makes it unique is the full support of ANSEL and UNICODE
GEDitCOM is the customizable genealogy application for the Macintosh (including MacOS X) for editing and viewing GEDCOM genealogy files. Using the GEDitCOM customization features, you can design your own genealogy user interface. Or, if you prefer, you can use the Default Format that comes with GEDitCOM and provides a powerful, user-friendly interface with 100% access to all features of the GEDCOM standard. GEDitCOM was written by John A. Nairn. It is free as a GEDCOM file browser and shareware to be a GEDCOM file editor.
Genealogy Pro 2.2
Genealogy Pro for MacOS X is a genealogy application for storing family relationships and drawing family trees. It is low cost, has many features, the primary features being the easy to use graphical interface, family tree charting functions and the easy to use web publishing that allows sharing of your family tree with friends and family on the internet.
GenerationX is a genealogy tool for Mac OS X written entirely in Cocoa and conforming to the GEDCOM 5.5 standard for storing genealogy data.
GPSBabel reads, writes, and manipulates GPS waypoints in a variety of formats. Over 100 supported formats include GPX, Magellan and Garmin serial and USB protocols, Geocaching *.loc, Garmin Mapsource, and Magellan Mapsend. For Windows, Linux, Mac.
GPS-to-Google Earth, or gps2ge, is a utility to monitor your GPS position and track in Google Earth.
* Tilts, tracks and zooms to follow your position in real time
* Your choice of fix icon (aeroplane, car, or generic position marker)
* Icon changes to warn of loss of GPS fix
* Follow your track along the ground, or in three dimensions (even through the air)
* Optional periodic snapshots of position, velocity and time
* Customizable view range and tilt angle gps2geX is a Cocoa (Mac OS X) GUI-based version of gps2ge, bringing the ease-of-use of a graphical interface to the fun (and functional) gps2ge utility.
If you use a Mac and you are keen on genealogy, Heredis Mac X is the software program you need. Discover this new genealogy program developed for Mac OS X. Everything you may possibly need for handling your genealogy today, plus everything you are expecting for tomorrow.
iDXCluster is an easy to use DX Cluster program geared towards SW listeners, DXers, utility monitors, and others. It doesn't require a packet radio link, telnet, or any complicated software or setup, only an internet connection is requried. A DX Cluster is a way for DXers to share tips on what stations they are currently hearing. Stale DX news is useless, so a DX Cluster allows people to share their loggings within seconds.
Knitting Wizard 1.1.2
Bring your knitted concepts to life with Knitting Wizard! Save time, and avoid the numerous mistakes that come with transferring your designs to graph paper, with Knitting Wizard's "goof proof" menu.
Knitting Wizard does everything for you:
- Control the number of stitches and rows per inch and adjust them easily
- Control the total number of stitches and rows
- Select from a dozen standard paper sizes, or create your own custom size
- Decide to print out row and stitch numbers or not - it's up to you
- Emphasize marker lines to create Easier-to-Read diagrams instantly
- Diagrams saved as pdf files, so you can print them whenever you wish
MacDoppler will provide any level of station automation you need from assisted Doppler Tuning and Antenna Pointing right on up to fully automated Satellite Gateway operation.
MacDoppler for Cocoa carries on the rich tradition pioneered by MacDopplerPRO which is in use around the world by Amateur Radio operators, satellite spotters, educators and commercial customers from CBS News to the International Space Station Amateur Radio Hardware Management program, Delta Telemetry Tracking and Control at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, Florida State University, and the CalPoly CubeSat Project.
MacFamilyTree offers all you would expect from an advanced genealogy application. MacFamilyTree will not only have you creating a crisp and clean overview of all your relations in a swift and stylish manner, but impressive graphics will make you want to put your pedigree on display even more. Extensive printing selections are also offered, as well as the option to publish your family tree on the Internet or burn it directly on CD. MacFamilyTree is entirely based on the Gedcom Standard for the international exchange of genealogical data.
MacLoggerDX logs into your favorite Telnet or TNC DXCluster and as DX Spots are received, tunes your radio to the spot, looks up the call and displays the DX station on the real time grey line Map with distance and bearing from your station.
If you decide to work the station, MacLoggerDX is ready to instantly add the QSO and your Radio's VFO information to your log and can swing your beam around to work the station Direct or Long Path. MacLoggerDX supports Cabrillo Import for Contesters and ADIF Import/Export which is fully compatible with eQSL.cc and the ARRL LOTW.
Amateur Radio memory manager software for the Mac. MacMemoriesManager wrestles unruly rig memories to the ground, saves multiple memory files for different situations, and switches easily from profile to profile.
Model train database.
An easy to use, yet extremely powerful computer program, which allows you to create cross stitch, tapestry, beadwork, knitting, and other similar sorts of designs.
It lets you import scanned photos or clip art, chooses suitable colors for you, and converts these into designs, then lets you print out the designs in a variety of easy-to-read patterns on your own printer, together with an estimate of the amount of thread used.
Maquarium is aquarium management software for the novice or expert fish keeper. It allows users to track chemicals, schedule tasks, keep notes, analyze expenses and manage inventory. Maquarium features a built-in database that contains information which helps you track and maintain the delicate needs of each fish, plant, coral and invertebrate in the tank. Furthermore, Maquarium helps the novice by warning of dangerously high chemical values and the recommended course of treatment. It also allows experts to set up custom warning values. Maquarium is a must have for all fish hobbyists.
MacTNC is simple, configurable terminal software used to control a TNC (terminal node controller). MacTNC performs most of the same functions of other terminal software, but includes buttons for standard commands, and allows the user to configure additional buttons for special purposes. MacTNC works only under Mac OS X because it relies on Unix components of the current operating system.
* Track Moon Position in Realtime * World Map shows Moon Footprint * Sked Maker calculates best time for Moon Bounce (EME) contacts between 2 stations * Displays Moon Bounce Schedules (Imports SKD87 files and shows station status) * Moon Graph shows Monthly Moon data in graphical form * Printout Schedules, Predictions and Graphs. * Uses and displays Directory of Moonbounce stations (DIR.SKD) * Tracks Celestial Radio Sources in realtime * Callfinder with intelligent 'has moon' calculator * Links to your email program for easy scheduling with other stations * Exports Az/El data for Integration with Rotator Control programs * Easy Interface allows rapid choice of suitable date and time for EME schedules * 50MHz to 24GHz Bands - Doppler shift between Stations and own echo * 50MHz/144MHz/222MHz/432MHz Background Sky Temperature * Grid Location entry * Moon Range and DGR dB loss * Spatial Polarity and calculation of Maximum Non Reciprocity
More Can I Keep It? 1.2.1
More Can I Keep It? is a compatibility tool like Can I Keep It? for the aquarist setting up a community tank. It brings 48 new species to the mix, including lots more tetras, rainbowfish, cichlids, and popular oddballs like spiny eels and pufferfish.
Morse Mania 3.4.0
Morse Mania is a morse code tutor for the Macintosh.
MultiMode allows you to decode and transmit morse code (CW), RTTY, FAX, SSTV, SITOR-B, NAVTEX, PACKET, ACARS, PSK31, ALE, and many other modes on your Macintosh, without any extra hardware. Just connect your Mac to your radio, and you're all set to go.
A program for amateur radio operators (hams) who are interested in communicating with foreign countries (DX). NetDXCluster provides access to DX Cluster nodes using telnet via the Internet.
OhmiGene is a software for the creation and the management of genealogical data ... which works on MacOS X and Windows, even Linux. A database created on Mac works on PC (Windows or Linux), and vice versa. The structure of the database was defined to be in maximal agreement with the GEDCOM format: if any context concerning the submission of a file to the church LDS is absent, almost totality of the other contexts are correctly handled (import, manipulation and export...)
Osk offers everything you would expect a genealogy app should do, but does so really easy, extremely fast. You can draw family trees and save them, create a family website.
But the most important is how easy to use it is, and how fast it is.
With Osk, you can easily connect persons to one another, trace families, draw descendant trees, ancestor trees, and you can go back and forth with 10 generations, both ways. Difficult information like same sex marriages and adoptions are easily handled. So, download a 30 day trial copy, and let us know what you think.
Quilt-Pro 5.0 build 9
Introducing the New Quilt-Pro Version 5: With features like One-Touch Block and Fabric Libraries, Quilt Wizard, and our exclusive Quilt-Pro Assistant
RadioDXCluster is simple, configurable terminal software used to control your TNC (Terminal Node Controller) to connect with your local AR-DX Cluster using your radio. This program combines features contained in MacTNC, a TNC control program, and NetDXCluster (formerly MacDXCluster), similar software that accesses DX Clusters via the Internet rather than a radio link.
Create layouts for model railroads and slot car systems in an intuitive and flexible way on your Mac.
Layouts are built by simply dragging the tracks from the library to the plan. Tracks magnetically snap to free track-segments on the trackplan, automatically rotate to the correct angle and can optionally be colorized automatically to match the color of the segment.
Reunion is a genealogy software program -- a "family tree program" -- for the Macintosh.
Reunion helps you to document, store, and display information about your family -- your ancestors, descendants, cousins, etc. It records names, dates, places, facts, plenty of notes, sources of information, pictures, sounds, and videos. It shows family relationships in an elegant, graphic form -- people and families are linked in an easy-to-understand fashion.
Reunion makes it easy to publish your family tree information -- even if you want to share it on the Web. You can automatically create common genealogy reports, charts, and forms, as well as birthday calendars, mailing lists, questionnaires, indexes, and other lists. Reunion even calculates relationships, ages, life expectancies, and statistics.
Reunion also creates large, high-resolution, graphic charts allowing complete on-screen editing of boxes, lines, fonts, and colors. Wall charts are one of its specialties.
RF Toolbox 3.2
RF Toolbox is an antenna design and electronics/electrical tool package. It takes you step by step through the design of the following types of antennas:
* Fat Dipole
* Super J-Pole
* Log Periodic
* Cubic Quad
RouteBuddy is a GPS enabled Mapping Application for Mac OS X. Connect your USB Garmin to your Mac and synchronize Waypoints, Routes and Tracks with ease. RouteBuddy also works with NMEA or USGlobalSat devices to show position and additional data on a RouteBuddy Map. Life couldn't be simpler with RouteBuddy.
RUMlog is a shortwave logging and QSL handling/printing tool. I've used it now for over 5 years and it is under steady improvement. The last big advantage was the introduction of a Telnet DX-Cluster interface.
SoftWaterWare is an electronic version of the Pearson's Square, and allows the aquarist to quickly work out the ratios of (hard) tap water to (soft) rainwater required to make up water of a desired hardness for the aquarium.
TrailRunner is a route planning software for all kinds of long distance sports like running, biking, hiking, inline-skating, skiing and more. If you ever asked yourself how long your workout routes are and what route you should choose for this evening - then TrailRunner should be your training-partner. TrailRunner can calculate a route for your desired distance and export directions onto your iPod, giving you a detailed orientation while you are on your way.
Wings is a cross-platform relational database that manages bird records. It runs on Apple's Macintosh OS X and on Microsoft's Windows XP and Windows 2000. Wings can manage pretty much most kinds of biological record keeping - it was simply designed with birds in mind. So what can Wings do? It can do the usual things:
Store sightings data and the supporting taxonomic, location, observer and source data
Perform data entry one record at a time
Manage millions of records
Search and sort
Manage multiple checklists
Import and export
Create columnar reports.
Wings can also do a few amazing things:
Allow very rapid data entry using checklists
Create spreadsheet reports
Create reports in the form of checklists
Create charts and occurrence charts
Link or store photographs
Allow you to create your own categories of data and associate that data with species, locations or sightings
Save selections of records that can be loaded very quickly in later sessions
Has built-in spreadsheet, charting, drawing and statistics modules
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