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Oct 12

Efficieny Mystery Bundle

Efficiency Mystery Bundle
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One small app that increases your workflow can save you precious minutes each day. These efficiency enhancements make working on your Mac fun.

You do want more fun. Right?

For only $3.89, Today’s bundle items were developed by some of the top developers in the industry. One of the apps is used in some pretty famous places! Once you get it on your machine, you’ll realize just why that is.

Get today’s Mini Mystery Bundle and see how quickly these two apps can increase your efficiency.

Oct 11
Phobia Bundle

Phobia Bundle 1.3

Recognize music by ear

Normally: $19.00
ZOT Price: $9.50

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Phobia applications help you learn to recognize chord/scale/interval/inversion by ear. This is your chance to be the late-blooming prodigy you’ve always wanted to be.

When you play with these brilliant applications, you’ll have a whole new insight into the world of music and how it works!

Phobia Bundle includes all four of our Phobia applications: ChordPhobia, ScalePhobia, IntervalPhobia, and InversionPhobia.

  • ChordPhobia: chords from major triads to thirteenth chords in their root position
  • IntervalPhobia: intervals from perfect unison to perfect fifteenth
  • ScalePhobia: scales/modes from the major scale to the Locrian mode
  • InversionPhobia: inversions from major triads to minor major sevenths
Oct 10
VLC Media Player

VLC media player 0.85

Free – Go Check it out!

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We decided that the MacZOT experience while good, could be a lot richer. We discussed what that might look like in practice and mashed that up with what we thought the team would be interested in doing more of and what we could do less of.

We came up with some great ideas. One of those ideas provides a place for us to share more and describe in detail why an app is good rather than just putting a lower price on it to get you motivated.

While we’re doing that, we wanted to share with you an app we have found to be not only super popular, but an application project worth supporting.

 

Today’s ZOT is VLC media player 0.8.5

From their site we can describe it like this:

  • It is a free cross-platform media player
  • It supports a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codecs
  • It can also be used as a streaming server, with extended features (video on demand, on the fly transcoding, …)

In practice, it’s great for playing back your backup DVDs ripped with MacTheRipper

Enjoy this new app, support the development team if you find it useful, and stay tuned for the next episode!

Oct 09
MacQuibla

MacQuibla

Normally: $19.95
ZOT price: $9.95

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If you do business in the Islamic world, or belong to the Islamic faith, MacQibla is the perfect time and calendar tool… supporting both the Islamic and Western calendars.

Version 3.0 has been completely rewritten from scratch to take full advantage of OS X. New to MacQibla 3.0 are sheets which give instant access to any city via popup menus in each city box.

MacQuibla

  • Benefits of MacQibla 3.0:
  • Direction of Mecca from any city in the world.
  • Accurate prayer times for any date and location.
  • Time remaining until next prayer.
  • Properly handles conditions at high latitudes.
  • Support for all Daylight Saving Time systems.
  • Plays user-selected MP3 audio at prayer times.
  • Converts between Western and Islamic calendars.
  • Database of 10,000 cities included.
  • Exports monthly prayer time tables.
  • Beautifully redesigned interface – a total Aqua experience under OS X.

MacQibla uses the same Atlas database technology as Time Palette, providing the application with detailed geographical and time zone information for 10,000 cities throughout the world.

The Atlas maintains comprehensive rules for Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time), giving MacQibla a level of accuracy unmatched by other applications.

MacQibla supports playing of MP3 files, so you can hear the call to prayer (adhan) at the correct times. Because the adhan is slightly different for the first prayer in the morning (fajr), separate files may be selected.

While MacQibla does not include any audio files, there are a variety of websites which have them. Some of these are listed here. Download this application now and see if you can come up with any other uses for it.

Enjoy!

Oct 08

Notae 1.2.2

Convenient cocoa notetaking

Normally: $15.00
ZOT price: $7.50 – save 50%

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Notae is a full-featured and lightweight notebook with instant full-text searching and complete import and export functionality. It can even read your notes out to iTunes, and thus your iPod. Notae includes a Mac OS X Service to grab any text or file selection and keep it as a note. Its open document format (XML or SQLite) allows for other creative uses. Really, it’s TextEdit on performance-enhancing code.

Notae also helps you fight lock-in, even for itself. You can import and export any of the following document types: plain text, RTF, RTFD, Word DOC, WordML, and HTML. If your note is about something other than text, just drag a file into any note and Notae will keep it around for you and let you drag it out any time.

Oct 06

Get two great games for $13.50

Poker Superstars II

You’re invited to challenge the masters in Poker Superstars’ second season!

Poker Superstars II raises the stakes with more superstars, a bigger tournament and a brand new poker AI. Import your own photo into the game and become a Poker Superstar.

Battle 15 of poker’s top players powered by a ‘first of its kind’ artificial intelligence system that has learned to win by playing millions of simulated tournaments!

Recently reviewed on Macworld.com

If you like poker, the play action in this game is different than most and is quite addictive.

 

Oct 05

Poker Superstars II

As seen on Macworld.com

Retail price: $19.95
ZOT price: $14.95

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You’re invited to challenge the masters in Poker Superstars’ second season!

Poker Superstars II raises the stakes with more superstars, a bigger tournament and a brand new poker AI. Import your own photo into the game and become a Poker Superstar.

Battle 15 of poker’s top players powered by a ‘first of its kind’ artificial intelligence system that has learned to win by playing millions of simulated tournaments!

Oct 05

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Oct 05

Thank you all for your input, whether it rolled right out of your mind or you spent time in consideration.

Here’s what’s going on from our Inside-MacZOT perspective.

1. We’re doing things that we haven’t done before (and often times others haven’t either – though they might soon.)

2. As the popularity of MacZOT increases, the current systems are being stretched like the industrial spandex used in some of those yo-mama jokes mentioned previously.

We’re working on this and are pleased to announce – although informally here in the blog – that each day we’re making the site better for you.

3. We’re 100% accountable no matter what. That means, if you purchase something from MacZOT, we’ll provide the serial and you can feel confident of that.

What’s nice is that most of the items are shareware, so you can begin using them as soon as you get the download link (which on the mystery items might be another day.)

There is so much great feedback. If I can do anything, I’ll make a commitment today to provide a state of the ZOT so you can feel confident you’re being heard.

We’ll put those in the ZOT! category of blog posts.

Direct feedback or comments are happily received there as well as anywhere.

We’ll say this: MacZOT would be nothing without you – the loyal Mac enthusiast.

Send comments; send suggestions; exchange contact info and go see a movie. I personally am looking forward to the new Scorsese film coming out tomorrow.

Cheers

ZOT!

Oct 04
ShadowBurn

ShadowBurn

disc authoring made easy

Retail price: $20.00

ZOT price: $5.00

 

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Have you ever felt that although Mac OS X’s built-in disc authoring is nice, it is at times rather limiting? Have you ever wondered what to do when a client requested a custom hybrid CD that required all the Mac-specific files to be hidden on the disc when viewed on a Windows PC? Enter shadowBurn, the painless CD/DVD burning solution that is as straightforward as anything on Mac OS X.

ShadowBurn

shadowBurn is a CD/DVD burning solution for Mac OS X 10.4 and later that uses Apple’s powerful DiscBurning APIs to ensure all disc authoring functionality provided by your system are handled perfectly and adds such much sought-after features like custom hybrid disc creation and disc overburning support for projects that just might fit on a disc, even though the official disc size does not allow the project to fit on it.

The power of shadowBurn lies in its simplicity and straightforwardness. Easily accessible when placed in the Dock, shadowBurn allows you to drag and drop items you want to burn onto its icon or the project window once shadowBurn is open. You can even optionally install the shadowBurn Finder plug-in which allows you to add items to your burn project from the Finder’s contextual menu, this way you don’t even have to keep shadowBurn in the Dock. This can be useful when your Dock is already overcrowded with valuable applications in the first place or your screen is too small and you would like to keep your Dock nice and clean.