Jul 31

Mahjong Forests
…and this weekend’s ZOT Preview (below)

Normally: $19.95

ZOT Price: $9.95

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Discover one of the most beautiful Mahjong games ever created!
Take a fantastic journey through gorgeous forests in this exquisite version of Mahjong solitaire.
Use your quick wits and expert matching skills to restore peace and harmony in this epic quest!
Can you lift the terrible curse has befallen the peaceful forest kingdom of Sylvannia?

Game Features:

  • Mahjong Forests includes 55 increasingly difficult hand-crafted levels for you to complete.
  • Every level is solvable!
  • The game feaures sumptuous artwork throughout and relaxing music while you play.
  • 11 different tilesets to enjoy, one for each of the different forest areas in the game.
  • Mahjong Forests automatically saves your progress as you play.

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

  • System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X version 10.4 or later
  • G4 or better
  • 128MB RAM
  • 50MB hard drive space

  • This weekend’s ZOT? – DVDRemaster
    DVD Backup or Personal Copy for Mac OS X. August 2nd and 3rd.


    Jul 30

    FileXaminer – Easily modify file and folder attributes, and a lot more!

    Normally: $10.00

    ZOT Price: $5.49

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    What is FileXaminer?

    FileXaminer is an award winning "Get Info" application. FileXaminer allows you to modify file and folder attributes that the Finder cannot, such as type/creator info, UNIX permissions, and much more. FileXaminer is powerful and easy to use – making it the best "Get Info" application for Mac OS X.

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.
    Try FileXaminer, and let us know what you think. FileXaminer’s feature list includes:

  • Works with Path Finder
  • FileXaminer Hot Keys can be used with Path Finder
  • FileXaminer can be used as a Get Info helper
  • Mac OS X Label Support
  • Image Buddy – Easily resize/convert graphic files.
  • Edit text file as root – Easily edit files as the root user – useful for configuration files.
  • Authenticate as an Administrator to perform all actions
  • Create and delete system Groups (without using NetInfo manager)
  • Change UNIX permissions
  • Delete files as administrator using FileXaminer Super Delete
  • Custom icon editing
  • External icon editor support
  • Change owner and group
  • Unique privilege presets make easy work of locking down your files and folders; no UNIX experience necessary
  • Change creation and modification dates
  • Change Macintosh type and creator codes
  • Lock and unlock files
  • Set user ID, set group ID bits on files
  • Set the sticky bit on folders
  • Work on multiple files at the same time using batch mode
  • Change type/creator
  • Permissions
  • User and group
  • Lock and unlock files
  • Modify custom icons
  • Change creation and modification dates
  • Type and creator favorites
  • Recursive owner, group, and permission settings
  • Services support
  • External hex editor support
  • Dock Menu support
  • Force empty trash
  • Copy paths of Finder selection to clipboard
  • Batch Get Info on Finder selection
  • Get Info on Finder selection
  • Finder Hot Key Support
  • Copy paths of selected files to clipboard (Command-Option-C)
  • Get Info on selection (Command-Option-I)
  • Batch Get Info on selection (Command-Option-B)
  • Unmatched Contextual Menu Support. FileXaminer adds the following commands to your Finder contextual menus :
  • Open in FileXaminer ( Perform Get Info on Finder Selection )
  • Open in Batch FileXaminer ( Perform Batch Get Info on Finder Selection )
  • Super Delete (delete any file or folder as Administrator)
  • Copy Path (copy path(s) of Finder selection to clipboard)
  • FileXaminer eliminates the need to use Terminal, and makes changing attributes on files and folders a breeze.

    User Comments

    "Among the myriad utilities that help you edit file information and permissions, FileXaminer has always stood out."

    -Dan Frakes Macworld Magazine (September 2005)

    "I am very impressed with its user friendliness. Excellent piece of software."

    -Johnny Luu

    "Many thanks for FileXaminer – This tool helps me out 20 times a day, not many OSX tools you can say that about."

    -Alexander Lawrence

    “FileXaminer is a useful tool I keep coming back to. It does more and costs less.”

    -Peter Sichel, Chief Engineer and Founder of Sustainable Softworks

    “FileXaminer 1.0 is currently the best “Get Info” application for Mac OS X” Review

    “Yes, it’s great! Just LOVE it! 6 stars!”

    -Jac Lundqvist

    “This is a “must-have” utility.”


    “Much better than Bare Bones’ Super Get Info and $10 less.”

    -sjonke on Versiontracker

    "This is a much better product than Super Get Info (from Bare Bones) and it’s cheaper…"

    -- Roy Marquez

    Featured Books

    Books in which FileXaminer is reviewed or mentioned.

    Some books may also include FileXaminer on included media.

    Mac OS X Power Tools
    by Dan Frakes

    Handpicked Software for Mac OS X: The Best New Freeware, Shareware, and Commerical Software for Mac OS X
    by Robert Ellis
    Dr. Mac : The OS X Files
    by Bob Levitus

    Click on book icon for more information.

    Awards and Reviews

    FileXaminer was chosen as one of Macworld’s favorite bargain apps for enhancing, repairing OS X

    FileXaminer Received a 5 out of 5 mouse rating in the September 2005 Issue of Macworld Magazine.

    FileXaminer received the honor of being badged one of the Top 50 utilities for Mac OS X

    FileXaminer Received a 4.5 out of 5 mouse rating in the May 2003 Issue of Macworld Magazine.

    MacFixIt awarded FileXaminer (formerly Get Info) a "Silver Award" for troubleshooting software in the MacFixIt Toolbox Awards 2001!

    Read what had to say about FileXaminer by clicking here!

    Mac OS X Privilege Overview

    Click here to see an overview of Mac OS X privileges.

    System Requirements

    Requires Mac OS X v10.2 or later. Leopard Compatible.

    Jul 29

    PocketMac RingtoneStudio for iPhone

    Normally: $14.95

    ZOT Price: $7.50

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         If you’re like most

    iPhone users, you’re addicted to it. The web browsing.

    The music. Everything. But there’s one thing that’s been


    …the ability to

    personalize your phone with your own ringtones. Simply.

    Painlessly. Inexpensively.

         That’s where

    PocketMac RingtoneStudio for iPhone comes in. 

         It’s the first tool

    to allow you to easily create ringtones from practically

    any multimedia file — from QuickTime movies to

    unprotected music files of all types.


    It’s also the tool that Mac Observer’s Ted Landau called "The best iPhone ringtone creating tool ever."

         What’s even better,

    there’s no crazy iPhone hacking required. Your iPhone

    doesn’t even have to be connected when you’re creating

    your ringtones.

    How Does It


         Just drag any

    movie or unprotected music file onto PocketMac

    RingtoneStudio and it does all the rest. 

    If the movie or song is less than 30 seconds

    in length, PocketMac RingtoneStudio converts

    it automatically into the proper ringtone


    If it’s longer than 30 seconds, PocketMac

    RingtoneStudio will open up a preview window

    so that you can select the exact 30 second

    clip you’d like. 

    PocketMac RingtoneStudio will place your

    completed ringtones into iTunes’ "Ringtones"


    The next time you connect your iPhone, your

    ringtones will be automatically synched. 

    It’s that simple!


    Recent Product Reviews:


    the MacObserver “User Friendly” Blog:

    "The best iPhone ringtone creating tool ever.

    What’s new is that there is a new kid in town: RingtoneStudio for iPhone ($14.95 from PocketMac Software). I’ve already dumped all of the old alternatives in favor of this new utility. I believe you will too.

    What makes RingtoneStudio the new champion? It does everything you need it to do with the absolute minimum of fuss."

    Click Here For The Complete Review…


    "…you can get a quick and easy ringtone maker from

    PocketMac. It’s as simple to use as iTunes, and the entire application

    is in the iPhone GUI format. So the look and feel is as though you are

    creating the ringtone directly on your iPhone. And since the software

    does all of the file and name conversion for you, and the editing

    process is completely painless, itís as though you ARE doing it all on

    the iPhone.

    …this is the best kind of software. Simple. Painless. Inexpensive."

    Click Here For The Complete Review…


    About PocketMac:

    PocketMac created several

    technological firsts for the Mac world, starting with their

    groundbreaking sync solutions connecting Windows Mobile devices and

    BlackBerry handhelds to the Mac. PocketMac strives to bring connect Mac

    users to the best technologies available. Currently their products sync

    to over 520 devices and counting.




  • Mac OS X 10.4

    ("Tiger") Or

  • Mac OS X 10.5


  • 10MB Of Disk Free


  • iTunes
  • Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

    Jul 29

    The missing link between your MPEG2 camcorder and your Mac.

    Normally: $49.00

    ZOT Price: $29.00

    Click to MacZOT Try Now  

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    Why VideoPier?

    VideoPier is the missing link between MPEG2 camcorders and your Mac.
    It lets you visualize the clips on your camera that Quicktime would otherwise refuse to open. VideoPier lets you copy them to disk, and export them to any format for viewing (iPod, AppleTV, iPhone) or editing (iMovie 06/08).

    Simplify your workflow

    VideoPier will let you copy files from your camcorder to disk without any conversion. Your files will appear in date-based events for easy retrieval.

    Built on solid foundations

    VideoPier is built on top of the ffmpeg open-source component. This component provides very high quality video processing and support for a wide wide variety of formats.

    Beauty and simplicity

  • detect your camcorder and let you visualize all clips.
  • copy files from your camcorder to your hard drive in their original format.
  • Import clips that have been already been copied to disk.
  • create events for the imported clips (events are organized by year like in iMovie 08).
  • visualize your clips, including their date.
  • multi-clip playback in the embedded player or in full screen.
  • export to any Quicktime format, to DV for iMovie 06, to the iPod/iPhone and Apple TV. In addition, VideoPier will keep track of the exported file so you can always retrieve it later.
  • export to iMovie 08
  • VideoPier and iMovie

    VideoPier is not a replacement for iMovie 06/08. Instead it offers the following benefits to iMovie users:

  • VideoPier lets you manage video files in their native format. VideoPier will save you time and disk space because you no longer need to convert all the videos from their original format into something iMovie understands. Instead, copy the files in their native format, visualize and organize them with VideoPier. When you need to use some of the files for your editing work, convert those files only.
  • if you are still using iMovie 06, then VideoPier lets you work with camcorders that iMovie simply won’t recognize.
  • if you are using iMovie 08, then VideoPier lets you move away from the imposed Apple Intermediate Codec when editing convert MPEG files in your desired format (H264 for example) for later editing in iMovie.
  • VideoPier and HDV

    VideoPier handles raw HDV material on your disk. Even if you don’t possess the Apple HDV Codec that ships with Final Cut Pro, VideoPier lets you visualize and convert these files.

    Supported camcorders(*)

    VideoPier has been tested with videos coming from the following camcorders:

  • Panasonic SDR-S100, SDR-S150
  • JVC Everio models recording MPEG-2 on Hard drive
  • JVC HD7
  • Toshiba GigaShot cameras
  • various Sony models recording on Hard-drive or card .
  • (*) if your camcorder does not appear to be supported, please contact us at: ‘at’

    System requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later
  • 1-GHz G4, G5, or Intel-based Mac
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • An MPEG2 camera (optional)
  • Internet connection required for registration.
  • Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

    Jul 27

    Flowing Pennies
    Bring simplicity and clarity to your finances.

    Normally: $24.95

    ZOT Price: $10.95

    Click to MacZOT Try Now  

    Would you like to easily track your financial info?

    Flowing Pennies for OS X is designed to bring simplicity and clarity to your finances.

    Each transaction you make in your household finances has a single financial result, and ends up in a single number, and this is the guiding principle of Flowing Pennies: the most important number for each transaction is your resulting current net worth.

    Other numbers, such as the balances in arbitrary accounts, are less important than the single number showing your liquidity.

    Flowing Pennies is designed to be used primarily with the “Simple Transaction List View” which shows each transaction, color-coded to show which account was used for each transaction; when more detail is needed, the “Ledger Transaction List View” shows each transaction and its effect on each transaction.

    The main view, the “Simple transactions view,” succinctly shows all of your transactions from all accounts.

    Background Philosophy

    You can learn more about Flowing Pennies at the Flowing Pennies page. Some background thoughts can be found in several articles:

  • Fallacies or illusions of account-based personal finance
  • The power of merging transactions
  • Currency selection in Flowing Pennies
  • User Stories
  • Flowing Pennies requires at least Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger).

    Jul 25

    Jumsoft iWeb Themes Bundle

    Normally: $69.99

    ZOT Price: $34.99

    Click to MacZOT

    A great assortment of new iWeb themes

    Colorful themes to reflect your personality

    Surrender yourself to summer’s influence and create your Web site with a flair. This power of the sun has inspired us to create the latest high-quality iWeb Themes full of summer notes. Our aim is to give you more and more fascinating options to show your creativity for building or refreshing your personal, leisure, entertainment, or business Web site.

    iWeb enables you to compose your Web site effortlessly. We know that sometimes you like the design of the Web site theme, but the color schemes does not fit your needs. That’s why, each of ten new iWeb themes we offer has five or more different color schemes to choose from. In other words, Get five color varieties for each theme.

    Four simple steps get you started. Buy, download, install the theme, and add your content – pictures, movies, or whatever you want on your Web site. iWeb themes come with their own installer application, so you don’t have to worry about moving them to iWeb. As always each theme contains numerous page layouts you are likely to need, such as “Welcome,” “About Me,” “Photos,” “My Albums,” “Movie,” “Podcast” “Blog,” and “Blank.”

    Find out more about the Jumsoft iWeb Themes Bundle here.

    See all 10 Fantastic Themes here


    The name says it all! The Teddy theme brings up good feelings – parental love, sweetness, happiness, care, tenderness, and a lot more. The Teddy theme is especially recommended for new parents to tell the world about their child. It also perfectly fits a company providing baby goods. There are five different color schemes to choose from, something for girls, for boys, or general color schemes.

    Flowered World

    The Flowered World theme reveals your fashionable attitude towards Web site style. The main focus of this theme is the fancy and modern flowered background. The Flowered World theme consists of three main parts: the background and two layers of different importance. You can represent the information in two ways, placing the main material on the first layer and the description of it on the second layer, or vice versa, depending on your needs. There are seven different backgrounds to choose from – French blue, teal, flame, Dartmouth green, Scarab green, orange, and citrus.


    The Paradise theme has a solid atmosphere with a little bit of fun. The neutral background, which blends from black to grey, allows you to play with other colors without the fear of a too-loud color scheme. Your new photos will be noticed instantly in the Paradise theme because your pictures look like they have been posted separately on the Web site. There are five variant pastel color schemes with the same background for the Paradise theme – pink, bluebird, scarab green, golden poppy, and orange.

    Red Line

    The Red Line theme has a lucid and summery mood. The light colors of this theme certainly will elate your visitors as well as yourself. You can choose one of five different design variants for the Red Line theme depending on which particular details of your Web site – in one variant, the emphasis is on the new pictures, while in another one, the focus is on the news or labels, etc.


    There Business theme is clear and focused. The background blends from a light color to white, enabling your visitors to keep their attention on the important information. The atmosphere of the Business theme is in between serious and fun. The most noticeable difference among the Business theme variants is highlighting your news in few ways – strong, very bright, bright, noticeable, or neutral.

    Color Beauty

    The Color Beauty theme fits perfectly when you need to be noticed. Three main colors prevail in Color Beauty theme – white, black, and a bright one that you will choose. Surprisingly, the loudness of the bright colors is not too intense. There are also sheets for the particular layouts so your Web site content will be noticed quickly. There are five bright color schemes to choose from with the Color Beauty theme background – orange, bluebird, scarab green, orchid, and mint green.

    Transparent Ribbon

    A transparent ribbon in this theme reflects the timelessness of the important information on your Web site. It is also conveys the idea that your information is always current and frequently updated. The Transparent Ribbon theme fits perfectly for the solid business image. You can choose one of five different backgrounds for your Web site title that matches the color of your headlines, including pansy, beige, cherry, scarab green, and bluebird.

    Simple Info

    The Simple Info theme looks like a piece of paper has been posted on the screen. There is also an international symbol for information that automatically conveys the importance of your Web site’s content to your visitors. A solid atmosphere with a little bit of good mood works wonderfully. Choose one of five colors to highlight the information symbol to match the headlines of your Web site – orange, orchid, bluebird, scarab green, and cherry.

    Striped Paper

    The Striped Paper theme conveys a sweet and pleasant attitude towards the visitors of the Web site. The news or other important information will catch your visitors’ eyes because the main part of the Striped Paper theme seems to have been posted on the screen. Choose one of five Striped Paper themes depending on how you want to highlight your news – strong, very bright, bright, noticeable, or neutral.

    Modern Daybill

    The Modern Daybill theme looks like two separate layered pieces of paper. The shadows of the first paper on the Web site create a real 3D look, so your information seems to be real and compelling. You can choose one of five colors for the first background to match the headlines of the main paper – beige, charcoal, blue flower, cherry, and black.

    Find out more about the Jumsoft iWeb Themes Bundle here.

    See all 10 Fantastic Themes here

    Requires iWeb 2 or higher.

    Jul 24

    Spring Up!
    and this weekend’s Zot Preview…

    Normally: $19.99

    ZOT Price: $9.99

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    The realistic physics of Spring Up! offer a unique experience with bouncing balls and bricks! Clear the 72 levels of 12 worlds by launching balls on color-matching elements.

    Try to use the blow of the fans, the rebounds of the bumpers, the teleporters and various dynamic items to guide the balls. Once you hit the pegs, you still have to catch them using a user-controlled paddle to get more points.

    Power-ups can help you by upgrading your paddle or increasing your score multiplier. Using credits won by making big plays and combos, you can buy around 50 upgradables items for your own customizable garden, such as trees, statues, fountains, flowers and much more!

    Upload your high scores to the web and compare your points and accuracy with other players.


    Developed by Frozax Games.

    Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3+

    This weekend’s ZOT? – The iWeb Themes Bundle from Jumsoft
    Oustanding Websites Made Easy! Check out these fantastic iWeb themes today, and come back this weekend to pick them up at a terrific price! Available July26th and 27th

    iWeb Themes Bundle

    Jul 23


    Normally: $20.00

    ZOT Price: $10.99

    Click to MacZOT Try Now  

    Renew is a System Preference Pane that refreshes your desktop picture with high quality images from a variety of categories. Never again will you need to spend hours searching the web for high quality desktop images. Renew accesses our database of thousands of publicly available desktop images from dozens of host all over the world. Each image is downloaded as needed and set to your desktop picture automatically.


  • Easy to use interface, conveniently located within System Preferences.
  • Automatically refreshes your desktop throughout the day.
  • Over 2500 images and counting.
  • Choose images from any combination of 15 distinct categories.
  • Export the pictures that you really like for future use.
  • Automatic real time updates from our image database.
  • Images are stored online so they don’t take up space on your hard drive.
  • And always Free Upgrades for Life!


  • Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5
  • Internet Connection

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.


  • Jul 22

    Because a movie says more than a thousand pictures!

    Normally: $23.50

    ZOT Price: $15.75

    Click to MacZOT Try Now  

    Why Snapper?

    Snapper is an easy to use, inexpensive, professional quality screen recorder. It lets you capture a movie of your screen while you are working. Use Snapper to easily demonstrate how to use a particular piece of software, or perform a task on your Mac. Create a movie to explain to a friend how to do a particular task. If you’re a software beta tester you can easily make movies to show a developer what’s going on with his/her app. Using Apple’s latest QuickTime technology, snapper creates high-quality movies for professional demonstrations as well as tiny movie clips suitable for e-mail.

    Use Snapper when words and pictures fall short. While a picture says a 1000 words, a movie says more than a thousand pictures. Whether you need animations for an instructional website or just want to share a smart move to your friend abroad, with Snapper you can capture a movie in a snap.

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.
    Snapper Requirements

    Mac OS X 10.3 or later
    QuickTime 6 or later (7 recommended)
    an Apple Macintosh with G3 processor or better
    recommended is a 1 Ghz G5 or Intel processor or faster
    approximatly 1 GB free hard disk space, depending on movie durations

    Jul 21

    FileChute – Send Files Easily

    Normally: $17.95

    ZOT Price: $8.95

    Click to MacZOT Try Now  

    How many times have you tried sending a large file as an email attachment
    only to have it bounced? FileChute makes sending files drag-and-drop easy.
    And it makes retrieving files a simple one-click affair for your recipients — no
    special software needed.

    To send a file, just drop it on FileChute.
    FileChute puts the file on your MobileMe account (or another server)
    and generates a link for retrieving the file.
    Drag the link to your email and send it off. That’s it.
    And since what you’re sending is just a link, your recipients
    can retrieve the file from a Mac, a PC or any other platform.

    You can even drop multiple files and/or folders at once. FileChute
    automatically creates an archive in the format of your choice – it
    supports dmg, zip and tar – and sends the archive file.

    Setting FileChute up to work with your MobileMe account is super easy.
    But since not everyone has a MobileMe account, FileChute also works
    great with other FTP or WebDAV-accessible web servers. Perform the
    one-time set up by following the built-in Help. Once it is properly
    set up, FileChute works just as perfectly with non-MobileMe servers.

    Still not convinced? Here’s what our users say

    Dan Frakes on MacWorld Mac Gems:”…and if you frequently send larger files to others across the Internet, it’s the easiest solution I’ve seen…”

    Mac|Life magazine (July 2008) says, “FileChute makes sharing files online cut-and-paste easy.”

    gulliver on VersionTracker:”I just tried this out last night,
    and I am so hooked. Rarely have I seen such a perfect little app,
    I can’t think of what could be improved.”

    sinemacula on VersionTracker:”Very nice little app – does what it says and does it well. I particularly like the built-in ability to get a short download url via snipurl – very cool indeed!”

    System Requirements

    Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Intel or PowerPC Macs.

    Get more info at