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Notes On POGUE’S PREMIUM UTILITIES: The "14" Hottest Free And Shareware Utilities

A Macworld Exclusive Collection

NOTE: The original READ ME stated there were "14" utilities but only 13 were included on the disks. LOL

======= WELCOME =========

Welcome to a special Macworld software utility collection! On these two disks, you’ll find 15 programs — a wide variety of control panels, system extensions, and application programs to make using your Mac more efficient, safer, and more fun.

Many of these programs require Mac OS 7 or later. You’ll find specific requirements in each program’s on-disk manual.

=======WHAT’S ON MACWORLD DISK 1 =========

What else? AreaCodeFinder finds the area code for any of 109,000 American cities (or vice versa). It can even show them on a U.S. map with time zones indicated, so you know whether or not you’re about to wake somebody up when you call.

--> Installation and Setup: Open the AreaCodeFinder folder; double-click the AreaCodeFinder program icon. Type in an area code or city, press Return!

Here we are, almost at System version 8, and the Mac still wipes out whatever comments we’ve typed into the “Get Info” boxes for our files — whenever we perform the common troubleshooting tactic of rebuilding the desktop file. This ingenious extension preserves those comments at last!

--> Installation and Setup: Open the CommentKeeper folder. Drag the CommentKeeper icon onto your System folder, click OK, and restart your Mac. To rebuild your desktop file, and thus to see this program in action, press the Command (with the Apple logo on it) and Option keys while your Mac is starting up. (Note: this extension won’t save your comments if you use TechTool, included in this collection, to delete your desktop file.)

Copland, also known as System 8, has some great new features. Too bad it won’t be out for a long time — and requires a Power Mac.
You, however, don’t have to wait. This extension gives your Mac, right now, two of the neatest Copland features: the new window look, and the little icon on each window’s title bar that, when clicked, collapses the window into a neat tab at the bottom of your screen. Click that tab to expand the window again. Try collapsing several windows into tabs — they line up!

--> Installation and Setup: Open the Copland Extension folder. Drag the Copland Extension icon onto your System folder, click OK, and restart your Mac.

The perfect solution to a problem you never knew you had: how to dress up your folders so that they represent what’s inside.

--> Installation and Setup: Open the Folder Icon Maker folder; drag any icon of yours (some program or document, for example) onto the Folder Icon Maker program icon. In just a moment, a new folder appears — with the tiny picture of your file’s icon inside the picture of the folder! Several folder-style settings are included.

An anagram is a phrase created by scrambling the letters of another phrase. We at “Macworld magazine,” for example, are either an “amazing lame crowd” or a “magical warm dozen,” depending on how you scramble it. Or you might discover the secret sub-message in the term ‘information superhighway:’— “New utopia? Horrifying sham!”
With Karma Manager (which itself is an anagram), you can create your own anagrams — of your own name, for example. You may have to hunt through the program’s thousands of candidates before finding the really funny ones — but be persistent. It’s worth it!

--> Installation and Setup: Open the Karma Manager folder; double-click the Karma Manager program icon. Choose “Capture to file” from the File menu, type a name like “my anagrams,” click Desktop; click Save. Finally, choose New from the File menu and type in whatever phrase you want to anagram-ize. Click OK, and stand back! (When it’s all over, open your “my anagrams” text file in your word processor.)

I couldn’t give you all work and no play, right? This clever, color edition of the famous PacMan arcade game is about the most addictive non-productivity program I could think of!

--> Installation and Setup: Open the MacMan Classic Pro folder; double-click the MacMan Classic Pro program icon. Choose Play from the File menu. Move your little man around by pressing the direction keys Y, B, G, and H (you can change these). Don’t get eaten.

RamGauge is a small, simple, and very useful control panel. One glance at the menu bar, and you know exactly how much free memory you have to burn (for launching another program). RamGauge allows you to switch its display on and off, move it around, and so on. RamGauge is especially nice when there is so little available RAM in your machine that the Finder won't even let you use the "About This Macintosh..." command to check your RAM situation.

--> Installation and Setup: Open the RamGauge folder. Drag the RamGauge icon onto your System folder, click OK, and restart your Mac. Check your menu bar! Use the control panel to change the settings.

This awesome control panel does one thing very well — lets you create abbreviations that automatically expand as you type. When I type “RA,” I get my return address. When I type “teh,” I get “the.” (Auto-correction: a big hot feature in Microsoft Word 6, huh? TypeIt4Me fans have had that feature for years — in EVERY program!) This program saves typos, time, effort, and risk of chronic typing injuries.

--> Installation and Setup: Open the TypeIt4Me folder; drag the TypeIt4Me icon onto your System folder icon; click OK and restart your Mac. Now you have a new, tiny, “A” menu to the left of your Apple menu. To create an auto-expanding abbreviation, first type out the expanded version in some word processor. Copy it. Choose “Add an entry” from that “A” menu; type the abbreviation you prefer; click OK. Now try typing your abbreviation somewhere! The space bar, or any punctuation, will expand your abbreviation.

You’re using TeachText right now. It’s a stripped-down word processor just right for reading Read Me files like this one. You’ve probably got 50 copies already, but just in case...

--> Installation and Setup: Just double-click!

=======WHAT'S ON MACWORLD DISK 2 =========

Mac OS 7’s icons are great — they’re in color, and everything — except for floppy-disk icons. They’re in lame black-and-white! This extension makes floppies appear on your desktop as full 3-D color icons. A small point — but perfection is in the details.

--> Installation and Setup: Open the Discolour folder. Drag the Discolour icon onto your System folder, click OK, and restart your Mac.

This powerful control panel, a shareware relative of QuicKeys, lets you use either a keystroke or a “pop-up anywhere” menu to launch a pre-selected program, control panel, document, or Apple Menu Item. It also lets you change your monitor depth (colors) or speaker volume settings with just one keystroke.

--> Installation and Setup: Open the QuickPop folder; drag the QuickPop icon onto your System folder icon; click OK and restart your Mac. Now choose Control Panels from your Apple menu; read the enclosed manual for what to do next.

This compact 9K desk accessory, when opened, shows how long your Mac has been running right now. Click the S, T, R, or ? buttons to operate the Start, Stop, Reset, and Help stopwatch functions.

--> Installation and Setup: Open the Timer DA folder. Drag the Timer DA icon onto your System folder, and click OK. Choose Timer DA from your Apple menu.

So many features, so little disk space! This full-fledged address-book program does it all: imports names and addresses from another program (or lets you type them in); alphabetizes them by last name, using pop-up “tabs,” much like a real-world desktop phone directory; dials your numbers for you; prints mailing labels or phone books; logs your phone-call time; holds notes for each person; and more.

--> Installation and Setup: Copy the PhoneBook Plus folder to your hard drive; open the PhoneBook Plus folder; double-click the PhoneBook Plus 3.0.1 program icon; click OK; click New. You’re ready to begin entering your names and addresses (by choosing New Record from the Edit menu).

This program, developed by a commercial software company, is one of the most useful troubleshooting programs you can own. It has five useful functions: 1) Checks your system files for damage. 2) Resets your “parameter RAM” — that battery-preserved piece of memory that, when corrupted, causes all kinds of glitches and freezes. 3) Rebuilds the desktop, another important troubleshooting trick, especially for the “blank icons” syndrome. 4) Tells you a wealth of information about your Mac and hard drive. 5) Shows when your Mac was made and how many hours you’ve used it — total!

--> Installation and Setup: Open the TechTool folder; double-click the TechTool program icon. For complete instructions, choose Help from the File menu.

Architecture: 68k PPC