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Aladdin Desktop Tools

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Desktop_Tools_1.0_Installer.sit (1.07 MB)
MD5: f104b171e3117d1bd0f8dbd989c7a01b
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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ADT_1.0_-_1.0.1_Update.sit (446.93 KB)
MD5: a33c177ef53e61ee13f7454b2ba3aadf
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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ADT_1.0.1-1.0.2_Update.sit (79.82 KB)
MD5: 8e2e2954e2ba016602722f45b971582c
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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ADT_1.0.1-1.0.3_Update.sit (352.60 KB)
MD5: 6c526b6e4eba98adc0605d7e28bd994f
For System 7.0 - 7.6
Guides on emulating older applications

Aladdin Desktop Tools is a suite of control panels that, similar to the venerable NOW Utilities, adds new functionality to the Finder. It originally retailed for $49.95, and contains the following:

Desktop SpeedBoost (formerly SpeedyFinder7)
Desktop Shortcut (formerly Shortcut)
Desktop Viewer
Desktop Printer
Desktop Makeover
Desktop Magic Tools (including Aladdin's "Magic Menu")
Desktop Secure Delete

One of the items most worth mentioning is "Desktop Viewer", which functions similarly to the modern "Quick Look" of Mac OS X/macOS, in that documents can be opened/previewed from the Finder without the need to launch their parent application. Unlike Quick Look however, items viewed in this way can have selections copied or, as in the case of text, even edited. In addition, the resource and data forks of applications and other files can also be inspected in this way. Desktop Viewer can be accessed from the "Magic Menu" as "Viewer", or by pressing Cmd-L.

DL #1: Aladdin Desktop Tools 1.0 Installer
DL #2: ADT 1.0 to 1.0.1 Updater
DL #3: ADT 1.0.1 to 1.0.2 Updater
DL #4: ADT 1.0.1 to 1.0.3 Updater

An interesting review of ADT following its initial release, from TidBits:

Architecture: 68k

Aladdin recommends turning off Extensions before installing this software or applying any updates.

If you are applying the 1.0.1 Updater and already have StuffIt Deluxe 4.0 or greater installed, restart your computer with Extensions Off, and move the control panel "~Magic Menu" to the trash. It is an old version, and is replaced by the True Finder Integration control panel.

Certain modules before 1.0.3 are incompatible with SSW 7.5.5 and 7.6. For these modules, the 1.0.3 Updater is required.

s/n: ADTB-778-010000