HotSauce (code named Project X) was experimental software developed by Apple Computer as a sample application of its Meta Content Framework. HotSauce generated a 3D visualization of the contents of an MCF file, for example a website sitemap. It could also be used to navigate the contents of the user's hard drive.
Apple offered beta versions of HotSauce as a web browser plugin for Mac OS and Microsoft Windows and a stand-alone application.
HotSauce was never released in a final version and while MCF was adopted by some web sites, most users saw no point in navigating them in a 3D space. The project was discontinued along with MCF shortly after Steve Jobs' return to the company in 1997.
Note: This archive contains:
HotSauce MacOS 68k plugin
HotSauce MacOS PPC plugin
HotSauce MacOS 68k (no FPU) plugin
HotSauce Win95/NT plugin
HotSauce plugin manual
HotSauce plugin troubleshooting
HotSauce standalone viewer, large version, for MacOS 68k
HotSauce standalone viewer, large version, for MacOS PPC
HotSauce standalone viewer, small version, for MacOS 68k
HotSauce standalone viewer, small version, for MacOS PPC
HotSauce standalone viewer manual
MCF Generator, for MacOS PPC
MCF Parser, for MacOS
MCF SDK, for MacOS