Update: FTLCtimelines –

FTLCtimelines has been updated to version for Mac OS X (Mac OS 9x untested). This is a major update. FTLC stands for “finite time lines and circles”:

A program to automatically generate timelines across a range of time intervals (from seconds to years [AD & BC]).

Timelines may include points in time and spans of time.

Includes the generation of “time circles”.Events may be grouped according to user defined categories.

This version alters the basics of the timeline graphics windows in the following way: before there were two types (classes) of the window (the main and sub timeline) with one window created for each type at start up (nothing more available); now there is one type of timeline window with nine instances of the window available for user creation (the limit is my discretion).

The “saved file” structure of FTLCtimeline files have also been modified, so if you have important timelines, you may want to back them up before use though I’ve seen no problems in my limited testing.

There is no OS 9 version for this release.


    1) timeline views can be saved in file and loaded into any timeline window (menu> FTLCwindows > windowview > submenus (to delete views use option key when pressing menubar [ if there’s any window views available]). Saved Views include start-end dates, categories shown, stamped text and a few other attributes.
    2) SpanRecord & EventRecord windows can call up a simple calendar (w/digital am/pm clock) for non B.C. dates to record or check dates.


    1) Up to 10 timeline windows available (limit based on programmer discretion)
    2) Timeline window has a few added options…
    ** a) Resizing can show window length (to more accurately set timeline length).
    ** b) Copy only spans & axis or events & axis.
    ** c) Reset window parameters (edit menu).
    ** d) Link span to events in a category of the same name as the span.
    ** e) PopUpBox text may be aligned left, right or center and may be edited
    (some controls placed in Edit Menu).
    ** f) Stamped Text: some controls placed in edit menu and stamped text may be selected for limited editing or removal (note: the eraser is gone for stamped text, stamped text is erased on a stamp by stamp basis when stamp is selected).
    ** g) Clicking axis shows the axis date estimate differently, more readable.
    ** h) Color of axis and its hash marks can be changed.
    3) Media Window controls moved to the MenuBar.
    4) many dialog boxes belonging to windows are now sheets
    5) Global font and “Fill color off sets” saved on file by file basis


    1) stamped pop up boxes now stamp visible portion of pop up box (before, apparently always stamped top portion of editfield’s text)
    2) When a category is deleted, now records retain their proper category (if it’s not the deleted one).

known issue: When FTLC windows menu items are selected by their command key equivalents, the menu bar does not deselect (do not know for sure if this is my problem or the compiler’s problem)

Update: Reunion Planner 6.3

Reunion Planner has been updated to 6.3 (OS X, OS 8x, and Windows versions).

Reunion Planner is the ultimate tool for planning and coordinating family, high school, college, company or military reunions. This easy-to-use software program organizes information into concise records, drastically reducing paperwork. It features a complete address book, integrated mail merge, budget planner, mailing labels, photo name badges and much, much more.

Cost: $59.95

Official Site

Requirements: MacOS 8.1, OS X 10.1


    * Added Nickname to Booklet Print Options
    * Added Options to List Printouts
    * Added married couples names to Labels
    * Added Other Income Revenue to Budget Summary
    * Fixed 5163/8163 Label layout
    * Budget totals calculate automatically
    * Increased photo size 25% on 5392 name badge
    * Updated the WEB LINKS module
    * Removed ‘numeric only’ restrictions on phone number entries

Release: myNotes 1.0d

myNotes 1.0d has been released. From MacUpdate.commyNotes is the new notetaking program with groundbreaking ease of use and innovative printing capabilities. Its simple and customizable interface lets you focus on notes, ideas or your diary, while printable themes let you print it with different styles. myNotes includes themes from basic “black and white” to outstanding Sakura theme.

Requires: Mac OS X 10.3+

Note: This is a preview release.

Uipdate: Book Assembler 2.0.1

BookAssembler 2.0.1

BookAssembler, a control center for your publishing workflow. Based on an intuitive yet powerful digital layout planning module, BookAssembler works as a central control center to seamlessly integrate the complete publishing workflow process from flat planning, real-time production monitoring, imposition printing and Web publishing.

Requires: Mac OS X 10.2+

Update: Hog Bay Notebook 3.5 (build 162)

Hog Bay Notebook 3.5 build 162 has been released. Hog Bay Notebook makes it easy to quickly record and and organize your thoughts without breaking your stride. A clean interface and powerful outliner make Hog Bay Notebook a pleasure to use and easy to integrate into your work flow. Underneath lies a scalable architecture and lightning fast search engine giving you instant results in even the largest of notebooks.


    * Fixed bug where notebook would crash if you tried to create a new column on OS X 10.4 Tiger.
    * Fixed bug where notebook would sometimes crash when closing a notebook.
    * Fixed bug in preference panels that would sometimes cause crash.
    * Fixed bug where URL syntax highlighting would sometimes “stick” to following words.

Update: Bee Docs’ Timeline v1.1

Bee Docs’ Timeline has been updated to version 1.1. Bee Docs’ Timeline makes it easy create beautiful timeline charts suitable for trial exhibits, school projects, video documentaries, and more. Automatic layout means that you simply enter your events and the timeline software will handle the rest! Timeline charts that you create using Bee Docs’ Timeline can be exported as PDF for use in your favorite presentation, page layout, or video editing software.


    * The first timeline software for Mac OS X designed specifically to meet the needs of professionals.
    * Auto layout features choose the best settings for you based on your events, fonts, and page settings.
    * Create timelines spanning up to ten pages on any size paper.
    * Export timelines as PDF, TIFF, PNG, EPS, or tab-delimited text files.
    * Full Applescript Support! Automate timeline creation or import events from other software applications.
    * Compact graphic design allows timelines containing hundreds of events.

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3


    * Several bugs fixed
    * Version 1.0 did not allow user to manually change the timeline date range. This has now been fixed.

Two tutorials, one with Apple’s Pages, have been put online, and can be accessed at Bee Docs’ Timeline site here