Non-Genealogy Software Updates – Feb 23, 2012 Edition

Following in the footsteps of last week non-genealogy software updates (Feb 16, 2012 Edition), the following is a list of recent software updates that may be of interest to Mac-using genealogists. VueScan Version 9.0.81 has been released. VueScan is scanning … Continue reading

Apple iWork 09 9.0.4 Update – Adds ePub Support

While I’ve recommended Apple’s productivity suite, iWork to to plenty of people doing family newsletters or related documents, I normally don’t mention it here except in passing, but iWork 09 9.0.4 fixes some issues in all three apps – Keynote, … Continue reading

Mellel Word Processor – Universal Binary

The developers at RedleX have sent out word that Mellel word processor will soon be a Universal Binary.

As always you can check the list at guide.apple.com/universal for a full listing of Universal Binaries – as of today, the list is over 1100 applications. Of course iWork ’06 from Apple is already a Universal Binary, and Nisus Writer Express is as well.

Rumors are (and they are probably fairly accurate) that Apple will have Intel machines across their full desktop and notebook lineup by August of 2006. Continue reading

iWork ’06

iWork ’06 was released with some major enhancements to Pages and Keynote. Although a spreadsheet application was not added, spreadsheet functionality was increased. Among the changes:
* Ability to create more sophisticated/compex documents and presentations, including spreadsheet-like tables
* 3D Charts
* Image editing (similar to iPhoto)
* Masking tools added
* New ways to view the documents as you create them, as well as the ability to control the viewing angle for presentations
* Improved Mac OS X Address Book compatability
* Dozens of new themes

iWork ’06 is available now for $79 through the Apple Store. Continue reading