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25 October 2004  Plug-In Units Editor 0.7 for ConverTable Units is now available as beta software. This somewhat awkwardly-named new application significantly simplifies the previously-awkward process of creating plug-ins for use with ConverTable Units. Plug-In Units Editor is free; however, it is probably not much use if you haven't registered ConverTable Units. If you make any cool plug-ins, we'd love to see them! As this is beta software, it is slightly more likely to have unforseen bugs. If you find any, please let us know! Plug-In Units Editor requires Mac OS X 10.1.5 or newer.

25 October 2004  ConverTable Units 2.4.7 is now available. ConverTable Units 2.4.7 makes some changes to better accomodate the new Plug-In Units Editor (see above). ConverTable Units 2.4.7 requires Mac OS X 10.1.5 or newer.

25 October 2004  Updating website... we have been updating and reworking parts of our website; if you find any broken links, please drop us a note...

8 October 2004  Periodic Table 3.5.1 is now available. This is a very minor update. It adds the recently produced elements 113 and 115, and some other even smaller improvements. A much more substantial update is in the works! However, the Periodic Table 3.5.x series will be the final versions to support the "Classic" Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9. Additionally, future OS X versions of Periodic Table will require Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar" or newer, so this is also the last version to support Mac OS X 10.1.5. This change will allow us to concentrate on bringing you the best Periodic Table for today's Mac OS!

19 September 2004  ConverTable Units honored... The October 2004 issue of MacAddict magazine has an article listing 10 top shareware applications in each of 10 categories. In the "Math & Science" category, ConverTable Units is featured. Additionally, ConverTable Units is on the CD included with the magazine.

31 August 2004  Version 1.7 of ConverTable Planets is now available. ConverTable Planets 1.7 adds a "Year Conversions" option to compare the lengths of years on the various planets. Several other improvements have been made; including planet and moon descriptions and new planetary datasets. ConverTable Planets now primarily uses a single-window interface. ConverTable Planets is freeware, and is available for Mac OS X (10.1.5 or later, 10.2 or later recommended), in both English and French. Merci beaucoup to Eric Melot for continuing the French translation! ConverTable Planets 1.6 (the previous version) is available Mac OS 9. We do not plan further Mac OS 9 updates for ConverTable Planets.

5 August 2004  Version 1.3.1 of MacASCII Display is now available. MacASCII Display 1.3.1 makes some long-needed minor updates for full Panther (Mac OS X 10.3) compatibility, including fixing the 'double help' menu bug. MacASCII Display is freeware, and is available for Mac OS X (10.1.5 or later, 10.2 or later recommended). MacASCII Display 1.3, the previous version, is available Mac OS 9. We do not plan further Mac OS 9 updates for MacASCII Display.

27 July 2004  ConverTable Units 2.4.6 is now available for download. ConverTable Units 2.4.6 avoids the error message when the "Weights of Equivalent Volumes" plug-in is chosen, fixes a potential crash with the copy constant buttons in the Useful Info window, increases the potential accuracy of several pressure and volume conversions, pressure now distinguishes between torr and mm Hg, and several even smaller fixes. ConverTable Units 2.4.6 is available for Mac OS X (10.1.5 or later). A Classic version for Mac OS 8.1 or later is also available. Unless any major bugs appear, this is expected to be the final version of ConverTable Units for Mac OS 8 and 9. Future versions will be Mac OS X only.

10 June 2004  Contacting Us...  Just a reminder to please use the contact information on our contact page to email us. If you've tried to contact us via email and not received a response, please use the contact page. This will help us sort past all the spam, and therefore help us answer your questions faster!

24 May 2004  ConverTable Units 2.4.5 is now available for download. ConverTable Units 2.4.5 fixes a problem where the 'check for updates' menu option could complain that the Mac was not connected to the internet (even when it was) and fixes a memory leak in 2.4.4. Also, a Firewood Volume plug-in has been added. ConverTable Units 2.4.5 is available for Mac OS X (10.1.5 or later). A Classic version for Mac OS 8.1 or later is also available. It appears that most everyone has switched to Mac OS X; have you? This may be the last Mac OS 8/9 compatible version of ConverTable Units--if you want continued updates to the Mac OS 8/9 version, please write to us and tell us!

24 May 2004  Version 1.3.2 of Alchemist's Challenge is now available. Alchemist's Challenge 1.3.2 adds a preference for displaying the current score during a quiz and adds several formulas/equations/questions to the Apprentice/Apothecary/Alchemist quizzes. Potential freezes in the Apprentice's and Journeyman's challenges with certain preference setting combinations have been fixed. Alchemist's Challenge provides numerous customizable quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding of the periodic table and beginning chemistry. Naturally, Alchemist's Challenge goes great with our Periodic Table software. Be sure to let us know what you like and don't like about Alchemist's Challenge! Version 1.3.2 is available for both Mac OS X (10.1.5 or newer) and the "Classic" Mac OS (Mac OS 8.1 or newer). (Free upgrade for registered users.)

29 March 2004  ConverTable Units 2.4.4 is now available for download. ConverTable Units 2.4.4 adds a few units to the pressure category, adds a "gemstones" plug-in, adds a "computational speed" plug-in (megaflops and gigaflops!), and makes a few minor internal changes. 2.4.4 is available for Mac OS X (10.1.5 or later). A Classic version for Mac OS 8.1 or later is also available.

17 February 2004  ConverTable Units 2.4.3 is now available for download. So, 2.4.3 makes the improvements that 2.4.2 was intended to, and avoids the annoying bug we found just after 2.4.2 was posted yesterday. This update fixes the key repeat in the RPN calculator, makes other RPN calculator improvements, fixes the 2.4.2 missing-units bug, and an odd crash-on-quit bug in Panther. Thanks go to the user who pointed out the key repeat problem in the RPN calculator, which was fixed in the algebraic calculator back in December.... Does this mean hardly anyone uses the RPN calculator? ;-) 2.4.3 is available for Mac OS X (10.1.5 or later). A Classic version for Mac OS 8.1 or later is also available.

16 February 2004  ConverTable Units 2.4.2 temporarily removed ConverTable Units 2.4.2 was briefly available early today. However, a last-minute bug (missing units) had crept into the program, and we have removed the ConverTable Units 2.4.2 download for the time being. We anticipate posting an updated version within a few days.