Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Mactracker 4.1

Release Notes:

- Adds MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo), MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)
- Adds MacBook (13-inch Late 2006)
- Adds iMac (17-inch Late 2006 CD), iMac (17-inch Late 2006), iMac (20-inch Late 2006), and iMac (24-inch Late 2006)
- Adds Mac mini (Late 2006)
- Adds iPod shuffle (2nd Generation), iPod nano (2nd Generation), iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition, iPod 5th Generation (Late 2006), and iPod 5th Generation U2 (Late 2006)
- MacBook models have been moved into their own category
- Now compiled as a Universal Binary for native operation on PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs
- Adds "My Mac models" list to "Notes" tab of Mac info windows
- Adds "My Mac models" category in the main window which shows models with entries in their "My Mac models" list
- Adds option to show a model's icon in the main window
- Adds information on whether a Power Mac G5 model uses a built-in or external AirPort antenna
- Adds information on the current iPod software version
- Adds Motion Sensor as separate entry rather than as an addition to Hard Drive entry
- Adds ability to link to info windows using the "mactracker://" URI scheme
- Update functionality now respects system proxy settings
- Fixes an issue where Mactracker would crash if the startup disk was formatted with "Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive)" or "Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled)"
- Other minor changes and additions



Bob said...

Thanks so much for creating a wonderful resource for Apple's product line. I find it most useful.

Anonymous said...

Great app, but i still am using Windows 200 SP4, and i am still hoping for a update to bring Win versions inline with Mac OS X versions. Great app though.

iamdigitalman said...

excellent app, I use it on my OS X mac all the time, except it is currently down. I do have the iPod version on my 4th gen u2 ipod, and it works very wonderfully, even though it is not technically an app.

One suggestion: could you please kick in some calssic support and update the Mac OS 8 and 9 app? it's been stuck at 4.0.2 for quite a while, and I have a couple macs that run it (but dont run OS X).

Also, could you please make the classic version compatible with Mac OS 7 to 8.1? I run 7.6.1 on my Powerbook 1400, as it is instable with 8.6 (it caused the hard drive to crash, and kept spitting out random errors.) I love this app, but I have about 4 more macs I can run this on if you added OS 7-8.1. I also have several friends with macs running OS 7 as well. Heck, my old elimentary school (which I still keep in touch with), has a few hundred original bondi iMacs running the stock 8.1, and they really want to run this thing for reference (seriously.)

or, since it is free, perhaps you could make this thing open source, then I could code an OS 7-8.1 version?


gC said...

Thanks allot, smashing!


Anonymous said...

Great piece of software.
What about non-macintosh Apple's? Would it be possible to include info on the AppleII machines and related non-macintosh products? I ask because the last Apple's I ownde before my Powerbook where an AppleIIGS and an Apple dotmatrix printer (AppleWriter?).

Anonymous said...

Will you improve the smart categories feature? Right now, it can filter only one condition. That makes some PowerPC models appear when you filter to see models with an Intel chip (because it contains 'Intel 486' within the data).

Ian Page said...

ryan10ad: An update to the Windows release should be available in the near future.

nicholasbud4 said...

GREAT program I really like it. But does anyone know of a program like this that tracks gaming consoles?(ex. PS3 Wii NEs) please respond ty great program

Anonymous said...

I'm requested to register the REALbasic plugin whenever starting up Mactracker 4.1. What's the problem??

Anonymous said...

Great app!!! Thanks a lot! Is there a dashborad widget available by any chance? Thanks

claudio said...

Hi Ian,
can you please give an example of how the mactracker:// URI should be used?
Thanks for a great resource.

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