September 11, 2009 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced that four of their popular Mac apps have been updated for Snow Leopard compatibility: Dejal Simon, Time Out, Caboodle, and BlogAssist.
Dejal Simon is the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X, and Dejal's flagship product. It checks servers for changes or failures, and notifies you via email, sound, speech, or other means. You can use it to track updated sites, and to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers. It can be used to monitor your own website and servers, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, communicate with arbitrary servers, and many other uses.
Time Out is a free utility to gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis. It has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods. The breaks are fully configurable.
Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else. Dejal Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information, with a unique organization where any entry can contain other entries, which inherit their parent's attributes.
BlogAssist is a handy tool to help weblog and website editing by making HTML markup easier. It includes a system menu that uses text on the clipboard, a Services menu command that displays a small panel to choose the operation to perform on selected text, and display a preview (via WebKit), and a similar floating window that can be left open. Any one or a combination of those can be used to make HTML markup easier.
Another product, Narrator, is not yet fully compatible with Snow Leopard. It works, but can only open documents not saved in its native format. Dejal's developer, David Sinclair, says that a fix is being worked on with Apple's help. A free update will be released as soon as possible.
Narrator is a fun app to read out stories and interviews in multiple voices. For a limited time, Narrator is available as part of TheMacBundles - a bundle of 12 great Mac products for just $49.95.
Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2009 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, Simon, Time Out, Caboodle, BlogAssist and Narrator are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.