Aug 31

A Money Manager
and A Special Offer! – Matinee

Normally: $40.00

ZOT Price: $20.00

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a place for everything

Manage all of your checking, savings and credit card accounts in one, comfortable spot. Use the online tab to review your transactions side by side with your online banking account from within Cha-Ching. Or simply import your QIF files directly into Cha-Ching.


all you can spend

The completely redesigned Budgets in Cha-Ching is the perfect tool to keep track of everything you are spending and earning. Simply set a couple of tag-based rules to keep track of all of your incomes and expenses and Cha-Ching sits ready at your fingertips to compile all that data into a clear and concise overview. Plan your budgets and let Cha-Ching make sure you keep to them.


manages your upcoming transactions

Never miss a bill again. While Cha-Ching can’t make them magically vanish, the new Scheduler keeps track of all of your upcoming transactions. Create a bill with a title, due date and repeat setting, set your tags and Cha-Ching takes care of the rest.


and regular ones

Organize your money any way you want! Just like iTunes, Cha-Ching lets you create smart folders to group your data any way you want.


simply stunning

Cha-Ching has been redesigned from the ground up to offer you a simple, fun and sexy way to manage your money. Try the demo and see for yourself!

Requires Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later. Leopard Ready. Universal Binary.

Click to Midnight Apps’ Cha-Ching Site for more info.

And Today’s Special Offer is…Matinee
Watch movies with 1 click. $4 today on macZOT!

Matinee! – Click here to learn more.

Aug 29

Pulp Motion
Get animated!

Normally: $49.00

ZOT Price: $29.00

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Pictures and video animations in a just a few clicks!

Tell your stories with style

PulpMotion’s got a full menu of visual themes that incorporate your media into clever animations that will wow your friends and family, impress your clients and colleagues. You can even create your own fake newscast like Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert!
PulpMotion helps you tell stories with style.

Create fun animations using your own pictures, videos and music!

Simply drag and drop your preferred photos or movies, then add your own music, apply a visual theme from the PulpMotion slideshow themes menu and you’re done!

Features overview

  • More than 40 gorgeous themes let you present your data in innovative ways.
  • New themes are added regularily.
  • Custom themes can be created for your special needs.
  • Easy To Use

  • Clear user interface lets you create stunning compositions in seconds.
  • No movie editing knowledge required. All your creations can be done by “drag & drop”.
  • Hierarchical layout lets you access the relevant sections.
  • Interactive Presentations

  • Pause the composition at any time to watch the embedded video play.
  • When paused, the soundtrack of the current video can be automatically activated.
  • Choose whether video soundtracks should be played during presentation or export.
  • Choose whether the video media should be played for the full length.
  • Adjust automatically the compositions parameters so that the animation duration matches the soundtrack duration.
  • Keyboard based navigation inside a composition; Skip Backward and Forward to reach the desired media.
  • FullScreen zoom effect lets you bring the current media to full screen and display additional information while the composition is in pause.
  • It’s nice to share and it’s easy, too!

    What people are saying…

    “PulpMotion is a fun app and that’s no fiction!” -Dennis Sellers

    “Not since ComicLife have I had this much fun with photos on my Mac. Seriously.” -Alexis Kayhill – Mac360

    “Most impressive slideshow template!” -Kelly Turner, MacWorld

    System requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later
  • 1-GHz G4, G5, or Intel-based Mac
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • An iSight camera or DV camera (optional)
  • For plenty more information about PulpMotion, please visit

    Aug 28

    Put on a silly face!
    Weekend ZOT Preview below.

    Normally: $19.95

    ZOT Price: $9.95

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    FunBooth is the web cam software that lets you take laugh-out-loud funny, scary or outright silly digital photos of yourself!

    You can e-mail your funny pictures to friends and family or even upload your pictures directly to Flickr and export them to iPhoto.

    The Master of Disguises

    The props dock is where you’ll access all your props and disguises. Instantly alter your appearance with colorful masks, fake mustaches, silly hats and more. You can use the props to express your real character or just to make one up.

    Make It picture Perfect

    Advanced face detection and built-in controls allow you to modify your camera’s output in real-time. Adjusting prop dimensions is easy too – sliders allow you to control size and placement of on-screen effects.

    Share a Laugh

    Once you’ve perfected your disguise you can share your photos with friends and family. FunBooth allows you to easily export your photos to your iPhoto library, Flickr gallery or send photos via Email.

    Requires Mac OSX 10.4.9 or later.

    Click to Developer’s Site

    This weekend’s ZOT? – PulpMotion

    Pictures and video animations in a just a few clicks!

    Learn more about PulpMotion

    Aug 27

    Fashionable timelines in a timely fashion.
    ZOT message below.

    Normally: $24.99

    ZOT Price: $14.99

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    Timely Fashion

    With Temporis, you can create stunning timelines for print, web sites, documents, presentations, and more.

    Timelines have traditionally been easiest to create on a Mac with graphics applications, even though such applications weren’t designed to keep track of timeline data. With the drag-and-drop ease of Temporis, you can create a complete, customized timeline document in no time at all. Adding events is as easy as ‘drawing’ them in place. Temporis‘ timeline property controls are always ready at hand, making it easy to give your timeline a personal touch.

    Simple Controls

    The simple timeline property controls allow you to choose the look and feel that’s right for your timeline, whether formal and stuffy for the suits or whimsical and fun for the wacky. Either way will do.

    While the timeline property controls let you pick a default look for all events in the timeline, the Event Inspector panel lets you customize the look of individual events, letting you add a little accent or a lot of accent.

    The Arrange feature automatically arranges the events in your timeline in a staggered order, keeping the timeline nice and neat.

    Pass It On

    When you’ve finished your timeline, export it as a graphic for use with any word processor, page layout tool, or presentation application, just use the Export feature. Temporis can generate a PDF or a TIFF graphic, which any word processor or layout application (such as Word, Pages, Keynote, PowerPoint, etc.) can read.

    A graphic isn’t the only thing you can export with Temporis. The export controls also allow you to export your timeline’s event data as XML or comma-separated value files.

    You can even use Temporis alongside Transcriva to create a graphical timeline to accompany your transcript.

    Who It’s Meant For

    Temporis is an excellent application for creating a stylish sequential or date-based timeline, however, Temporis is not a project scheduler or planner and does not support Gantt charts, dependencies, etc.


  • Draw-in-place interface
  • Simple style tools
  • Auto-arrange feature
  • Easy printing & exporting
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or above

    For more information, visit

    Maczot offers will now start two hours earlier…

    We are shifting our ZOT start time for various reasons. They will still be 24hrs on weekdays, and 48hrs on weekends.

    …And let me take this opportunity to thank you all for joining us in the ZOT Universe.
    Thanks for joining us as we continue to connect you with a myriad of wonderful Mac developers from around the world. As always, feel free to send in your requests for new apps you’d like to ZOT, and we’ll do our best to form a relationship with the developer and help them bring their products to you.
    We’re always working to create great opportunities for our customers and developers, and the more of you that join us, the better deals we can bring you.
    So please, Tell your friends about macZOT, and keep the ZOTs Flowing!
    Thanks! – Mike Biskup and the macZOT Team.

    Aug 26

    CommandCenter 1.0.9
    Scripts Unlimited

    Normally: $29.95

    ZOT Price: $18.00

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    Built by a system administrator for system administrators, CommandCenter is a tool to manage shell-based scripts with the capability to remotely run them on any UNIX or UNIX-like host/server with output logs that can be saved and printed.

    Click the screenshot for CommandCenter in action!

    Major features include but not limited to:

  • Create and manage scripts for multiple UNIX/Linux/FreeBSD hosts and servers.
  • Run any managed script on a UNIX/Linux/FreeBSD target host or server from the comfort of your Mac.
  • Scripts are shell based which means you can remotely run bash, csh, Perl, Python, or ANY scriptable interpreter as long as the target host supports it.
  • Remote connections are made using the secure SSH protocol.
  • Output of script runs can be viewed, edited, copied, appendable, saved in a text file and printed on a printer.
  • All scripts are stored on your Mac – no more lost scripts or manual script maintenance!
  • Target hosts and servers can be saved and managed with optional and encrypted password saving.
  • Saved CommandCenter data files can be shared amongst colleagues, backed up, categorized or even edited using a normal text editor thanks to the XML format of the data file.
  • Launch SSH in a Terminal window on a target host or server from within CommandCenter.
  • Run commands directly on target hosts.

    FREE upgrades within a major release.

    More information on

    Runs on an Intel Mac and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

  • Aug 25

    Address Book Server
    Synchronize your Contacts
    Enterprise Edition 2-User License

    Normally: $30.00

    ZOT Price: $15.00

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    Share your contacts easily with other mac users. With Address Book Server you can synchronize your Address Book with others on the same network as well as over the internet.

    Address Book Server comes in two parts, a server and a client. The server should be installed on a centrally accessible Mac. The client goes on every Mac, whose Address Book you would like to synchronize.

    If you purchase Address Book Server today on macZOT, you will receive one ABS server license, and TWO ABS client licenses.


    Changes made to your clients Address Book are automatically synchronized with your Address Book Server. Your other clients can periodically fetch changes from the server via the schedule option. The central database is held on the server and can also be accessed via the web interface.

    Getting Started

    The quick start guide will have assist you to have your server up and running in no time at all.


    The enterprise edition offers a friendly web interface allowing access to contact details when you are not on your Mac. SSL support has been added to ensure your data is protected during synchronization.

    iPhone support (Coming Soon)

    Native support for the iPhone should be available shortly. Details and screen shot of the iPhone client are available here

    Minimum Requirements

    Address Book Server requires Tiger and Leopard. OS X Server is NOT required.

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

    Aug 24

    The GUI for MacPorts: PortAuthority

    Normally: $24.95

    ZOT Price: $13.95

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    Buy 1 item

    PortAuthority provides a graphical user interface for the MacPorts package management system for Mac OS X. MacPorts is a powerful command-line tool for installing and updating a variety of Unix-based applications for the Mac. Its power, though, comes at the cost of some complexity; in the past the only way to utilize MacPorts was to type in various commands into the Mac’s Terminal application, which can be intimidating for those users without a Unix background.

    PortAuthority aims to bring the power of MacPorts to the traditional Mac user by providing a user-friendly graphical interface to MacPorts. Using a familiar combination of windows, icons, and menus, PortAuthority users can search, install, update, and remove MacPorts programs and the MacPorts infrastructure itself.

    Why PortAuthority?

  • Easy-to-use solution for managing MacPorts.

  • Actively-developed; new enhancements come regularly.

  • Thorough documentation.

  • "…so
    well designed, I think I’ll find myself using it quite a bit over
    "–Ernest Rothman, co-author of Mac
    OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks

  • "I
    hope you’ll all download the PortAuthority program and give
    it a try. It’s quite nice…"
    –Christopher Roach, MacDevCenter

  • More Information


    Minimum supported OS: OS X 10.4

    Aug 22

    Overflow 2.5
    Put Your Dock on a Diet

    Normally: $14.95

    ZOT Price: $8.95

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    What is Overflow?

    Overflow is an application designed to quickly launch applications, open documents, or access folders while reducing the number of items needed in your Dock. Anything you want can be added to the Overflow interface, making it accessible through a few simple mouse clicks or keystrokes. The interface is resizable, and fully customizable. Create separate categories for your applications, work files, games, or anything else you want to be able to access quickly. After using Overflow, we think you’ll find it just as indispensable as we do.

    To see how Overflow works, please watch this short demo:

    Click to Play

    Keyboard Shortcuts

    Overflow can be completely controlled with the keyboard. In addition to the hot key that activates Overflow (customizable in the preferences), the following key commands are available:

    Custom Hotkey Show Overflow.
    Esc Hide Overflow.
    Tab Cycle selection highlight through items.
    Shift-Tab Cycle selection highlight through items in reverse.
    Arrow keys Move selection highlight between items.
    ⌘ + up / down arrow,
    Page Up
    Move up or down through the categories list.
    ⌘ + number,
    Page Down
    Select a category corresponding to the number pressed.
    Space, Return, ⌘O Launch the currently highlighted item.
    Option + Click on item Launch the clicked item but keep Overflow visible.
    Command + Click on item Reveal the clicked item in the Finder.

    Additionally, an item can be highlighted by typing the first few letters of its name.

    Visit Developer’s Site for more info.

    Aug 21

    MacGourmet Deluxe
    Build and share recipes, plan and organize meals and wine.

    Normally: $44.95

    ZOT Price: $24.95

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    Introducing MacGourmet Deluxe.

    You organize your digital photos and make playlists of your music. Now, with MacGourmet Deluxe, you can bring your recipe collection into the digital age. Easily create, edit, and share your recipes; organize your cooking and wine notes; plan meals, even create and print your own cookbook!

    Like to plan ahead?

    Use MacGourmet’s Mealplan feature to plan and organize all your meals. You can create menus to get you through the current week, for that week you’re away on vacation or the dinner party you are planning for next month. And don’t worry about a shopping list, MacGourmet Deluxe quickly generates a list adding all the ingredients you will need for all your recipes. MacGourmet Deluxe will easily integrate and sync all your plans with iCal with one click.

    Like to eat healthy?

    With the USDA database included in MacGourmet Deluxe, you can easily calculate the nutritional value of anything from juices and gravies to fish and poultry. You can also view the nutritional values of your own recipe collection and the individual servings.

    Make notes about your favorite wine!

    MacGourmet’s Wine Notes feature allows you to catalog information such as winery, region, sub-region, vintage and style of your favorite wine. Record all your tasting and winery notes. Add a picture and the cellar information and – just like that – you’ll have more than just a memory of that wonderful glass of wine.

    What cook doesn’t like to share?

    With MacGourmet’s industry-first Cookbook Builder, you can create, print, and share your own cookbook! The Cookbook Builder allows you to add an image for your cover, create chapters based on your cookbook theme and text pages with the information you choose. Then save your cookbook as a high resolution PDF, print it on your own desktop printer, or electronically send it to your favorite print-on-demand source.

    Build and add to your recipe collection!

    In addition to your own recipes, MacGourmet Deluxe has features designed to allow you to quickly and easily add to your recipe collection. Simply find your favorite online source and use the Text Clipping or Web Site Import feature to add a recipe – no typing is necessary! Just either drag and drop or cut and paste in directions and ingredients.

    MacGourmet Deluxe Features

  • Build, print, and share your own cookbook from your recipe collection.
  • Use the Mealplan feature to plan and organize meals. Sync your plans with iCal.
  • Easily calculate the nutritional content of your recipes.
  • Publish your recipes to your .mac account or to your web site.
  • Manage your wine collection by recording notes about your favorite wines.
  • Import recipes from your favorite online source.
  • Import recipes from your favorite online source.
  • Create shopping lists from the Weekly Meal Planner or from one or more recipes.
  • Store and manage all your cooking notes.
  • Organize your collection with SmartLists.
  • Plan a meal using the Cupboard find or Potluck find features.
  • So what will be on your table tonight?

    Autumn Chicken Carnival or Blazing Colorado Steaks*, just two of the many award-winning recipes included in MacGourmet Deluxe, or your Mom’s prize winning meatloaf? Whichever you choose, you can start building, planning and sharing your recipe collection today.

    *Autumn Chicken Carnival recipe is from the National Chicken Cooking Contest 2005 and Blazing Colorado Steaks recipe is from the National Beef Cook-Off 2005

    Minimum System Requirements:

    Mac OS X 10.4 or higher (including Leopard)

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

    Aug 20

    Manage your money better to hold on to more of it.

    Normally: $15.00

    ZOT Price: $9.99

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    Get out of debt your own way

    Everybody always tells you that you should get out of debt. “Get out of debt Now…Fast…As fast as you can…Think of the money you’ll save!” They say.

    But…realistically? So what. Talk, talk, talk. You’ve got bills to pay. You’ve got a life to live! You have expenses. Sure, you’ll try and send the occasional $50 to your student loan on occasion, when you can. But if you happen to miss a few of those, well, what’s the harm? It’ll be paid off eventually, right?

    And now some guy you’ve never heard of wants you to make sacrifices and never go out to eat just to save a few pennies on your car payment? Why should you bother?

    Better tracking yields better results.

    Debtinator takes a different approach. Instead of demanding you make sacrifices and cut back to pay down your bills, it tracks everything you want to do. If you want to spend $300/month on clothing, that’s fine. We’re not going to argue. Just tell it your income, your expenses, and your debts.

    But you’ve probably got a little bit of extra money left over that you haven’t budgeted. It’s that $20 that a lot of us tend to have at the end of the month and end up blowing it on a pizza. Our bills are paid and we look in our wallets and think “Hey, free money!” and then poof! It’s gone as soon as we find it.

    Debtinator will keep track of all of that extra cash for you and show you how to put it towards your debts. Don’t send the minimum to your mortgage. Send the minimum + that $20 you would’ve wasted. The best part is, you’re never going to miss it. You didn’t even know you had it, so you’ll never notice when you include it with your payment. But your bottom line will notice.

    This is how the banks do it. They watch every single penny they have coming in and going out and they’ll do whatever they can to bring in just a few more of them, because they understand that over time it adds up. You should have tools to do the same thing.

    And it gets better. As debts get paid off, that frees up even more money. So once that care payment is gone and you have another $200 every month, don’t waste it on video games and movies, start sending it to your mortgage instead. You’ll never notice the difference – you’re still paying the same amount of money every month, you’re just writing one big check instead of two small ones.

    Plus, you don’t need to make any changes to your lifestyle. Most debt repayment schemes want you to make sacrifices. “Just spend a little less eating out every month, and save thousands!” Don’t get me wrong – if you want to drop your clothing budget from $300 to $250, we’re all for it. Then you can run a report and see how much additional money that’ll save you. But it’s always your choice. If you want to cut back and pay off your debts even faster, then awesome! If it’s more important to you to go out to a movie from time to time and have a dinner on the town, then that’s awesome, too. The point is, all you need to do is be honest about how you want to live your life, and Debtinator will help with the detail work.

    If you really miss that extra pizza every month you were treating yourself to, then just add it back in - another $20 in the pizza budget and Debtinator will leave it for you.

    Save thousands in interest with better planning

    Frankly, I feel like a con man advertising this thing. It sounds too good to be true – give us $10 and we’ll give you back $1,000! But we’re not actually giving you any money like the scams claim, we’re just giving you the best tool to make sure you keep it in your pocket. It’s your money. Keep it.

    The only sacrifice we want you to make is $10 to buy a better calculator to keep closer track of your money. So order a small pizza without the hot wings instead of your regular order and that pays for it. Then, when you start using it, you can save tens of thousands of dollars in interest payments.

    When you factor in things like mortgages, we’re talking the ability to potentially get out of debt decades sooner with thousands of dollars more that you get to keep in your pocket. Surely $10 is worth that, right?

    Multiple strategies

    But how do you know who to send those extra payments to? Sure, you may be able to find that extra $50, but who is the best one to send it to? The debt with the highest interest rate? The one that has a low balance transfer rate now, but will skyrocket in 6 months? The one with the lowest balance so you can get it paid off more quickly?

    Debtinator includes 21 different repayment strategies, so you can compare them all and see which one works best for you. Sure, realistically, using any strategy is going to save you a fortune over the minimum payments. But if you’re already doing something, you might as well do it right and save yourself that extra $500 by using the right strategy. So use the approach that works for best you.

    We’re not here to judge, we’re not here to complain, we’re not here to demand that you radically change your life to pay down your bills. We’re just trying to give you a tool to manage the money you do have more effectively so you can get out of debt that much quicker.

    If you have any debts at all (and who doesn’t), please give it a try.The savings can be huge.

    Debtinator is a universal binary and requires MacOS X 10.4.0 (Tiger) or better.

    For more information, visit