Back in the middle of June, Mike Pinkerton checked multi-line textarea spell-checking into the Camino trunk and branch nightly builds.iWebUserSites is a website directory of pages made with Apple's iWebPeople have long pined for a text editor that hides all distractions and let them get down to work. Since a manual typewriter just isn't practical these days, Hog Bay Software has created WriteRoom : "For Mac users who enjoy the simplicity of a typewriter, but
live in the digital world. WriteRoom is a full screen, distraction
free, writing environment. Unlike standard word processors that focus
on features, WriteRoom is just about you and your text. Requires Mac OS
X 10.4 or later."
Speaking of cool and innovative applications, Liquifile is a file browser for OS X that has a unique visual representation of your documents: "An alternative Finder, if you will. It is designed for visual thinkers
who want to get a bigger picture of their files and feel them more
directly. But not only for them ;-). Did you ever wonder why searching
and browsing is so separated in today's interfaces? Ever wished you had
a bigger screen when finding or organizing your files? Ever lost files
in deep hierachical structures? Ever wondered what the next big thing
in file browsing might be…?"
If you doubted Apple was working on a resolution independent UI before, you might be a little more likely to believe it with Apple's HIGeometry API that popped up on June 28th: "HIGeometry is a Quartz-compatible API for describing and manipulating
basic geometric objects such as points, rectangles, and sizes.
HIGeometry expresses all coordinates using floating-point numbers. This
API provides functions to convert an object’s coordinates into a
different coordinate space. These functions support resolution
independence mode drawing by taking into account the scale factor of
your application’s user interface."
Bleep's Buildfactory makes the process of managing, checking-out, and compiling multiple Xcode projects super-easy. BF seems as if it picks up where Xcode and Apple left off: "BuildFactory is a tool aimed at helping developers do what they do
best, develop. With BuildFactory you can run automated builds, build
refreshed sources from Subversion, open errors and warnings in your
external editor of choice (even Xcode), and build multiple projects
with the click of a button." Bleep recently donated a bunch of licenses to the Adium crew!