Rob DuToit Macintosh Software page
I have made a variety of Mac Applications using various programming languages and am happy to share them with you. Some are free for your personal use. Others are share ware and can be found on the Mac App Store for a minimal price. I spend a great deal of time keeping all these up to date so please consider a donation so I can at least keep my system up to date, pay for bandwidth, and other costs. Enjoy
birthdayBook 6.7 - now in the Mac App Store
BirthdayBook 6.7 is a popular "five star" program for storing and viewing all your birthdays, anniversaries, and other important events. It is fully compatible with OS 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS 10.7 Lion and OS 10.8 Mountain Lion. You can import birthdays from Address Book and create custom birthday calendars in iCal as well as printing your own beautiful birthday calendars. It is used widely around the world and is translated in Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, and Chinese. You can customize when and how you want the elegant, and fun, reminders to appear
Important note: BirthdayBook now costs $1.99 at the Mac App Store. If You are asking "Why?" please see the birthdayBook help page for an explanation of this change.
If you have OS 10.5 Leopard (ppc) then download version 6.1 below.
Birthdaybook 5.4 is for users running OS 10.4 Tiger.
Backuplist+ 8.5.1 available now
This is the release version for 8.5 compatible only with OS 10.8 Mountain Lion and higher. For earlier Systems download version 8.4 above. It has many bug fixes and improvements and should be used now in place of the initial beta release. This version is completely rewritten to address bugs in OS 10.9.2 Mavericks which cause the progress window to freeze during backups. It uses a different method for running backups with adminstrator privileges as well as a whole new way of Scheduling unattended backups. Also a new layout of the settings panel which is more intuitive for the different backup types and settings. Please read the section on these changes in the online manual or the built-in Help pages. In Help Book go to backupList+ > Help menu > backuplist+ Help and read the "Check out great new features" section about how to transition from the version 8.4.
Compatible with OS 10.8 Mountain Lion and higher.
Backuplist+ 8.4.1 available now
Version 8.4.1 fixes an error message in OSX Yosemite.
Backuplist+ is a popular "wrapper" application for the new rsync 3.0.8 copy tool. It is a powerful backup application that is simple for novice users and offers many choices for the more advanced user. It makes simple copies, not archives, that are easy to retrieve and can even make a clone of the whole system. Backuplist+ was recently include on the Macworld UK CD at the Macworld Expo in London and on the cover CD of the German Macup magazine and the cover CD for a Spanish Mac magazine.
Compatible with OS 10.6 Snow Leopard and higher.
Note: all users of OS 10.6 Snow Leopard and higher should upgrade to version 8.0.9 above. Users of earlier OS, Leopard and Panther, should download and install this update.
New! With alterImage you can, crop, scale, size, rotate, convert and rename a single image or a folder of images by just dropping them on it's icon. It is fast and efficient and very useful for anyone who works with images. How may times have you said, "What's the quickest way to change this image to a certain size and type without opening using Photoshop?" The alterImage demo is fully functional but the saved images have a supermiposed watermark. You can purchase the full version for $1.99 at the Mac App Store.
The new iAlterImage CS is an simple but powerful image processor for use with Adobe Photoshop CS3 through CS6. You can crop, scale, size, rotate, convert and rename a single image or a folder of images as well as adjust brightness, contrast, sharpening, resolution, and use the "Save for Web" feature built in to Photoshop. A real time saver! The iAlterImage CS demo is fully functional but the saved images have a supermiposed watermark. You can purchase the full version for $2.99 at the Mac App Store.
Manuals , helper scripts and misc. files
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