August 26, 2009 in Mac OSX (E)
[prMac.com] Glasgow, UK - After a brief restorative spell away from the spotlight, TLA Systems today are delighted to announce DragThing 5.9.4, the return of a brand new version of their popular Mac OS X dock. Version 5.9.4 adds full support for Snow Leopard and is now available to download. The original dock designed to tidy up your desktop. It puts all your documents, folders, and applications just a single click away. Highly flexible, it allows multiple docks, each customized to suit your exact needs.
What's New? Aside from Snow Leopard compatibility, notable features in this release include:
* A stylish new dock theme, "Marble".
* The option to display a badge on the icon of 32-bit applications on 10.6
* The option for docks to avoid the effects of Expose on 10.6
* A display of the number of unread tweets on the icon of Twitterific
Notes on 32-bit:
I want to say one quick thing about the 32-bit badges - just because an application is running as 32-bit doesn't make it second-class in any way. This isn't like Classic or Rosetta where applications were running slowly under an emulator - they still run the same speed they always used to run under Leopard.
The main advantage of 64-bit is to allow access to very large amounts of memory - that's important for some applications, but not so much for others. Indeed, this release of DragThing and the latest release of PCalc are both still 32-bit apps, and won't be 64-bit for some time to come. Same goes for many third-party applications. People asked for the feature, and I'm adding it, but this isn't a "badge of shame", so please don't treat it like one!
DragThing now requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later, and is a Universal Binary with native support for both Intel and PowerPC Macs.
Pricing and Availability:
This is a free upgrade for people who bought any earlier version of DragThing 5. DragThing costs $29 (USD) for individual copies, with volume discounts and upgrade pricing available.
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