- Platform: Mac OS X
- Media: DVD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Tigers new system-wide Spotlight search helps you find anything on your Mac, instantly. Spotlight can find email messages, calendars, and contacts along w ith documents, movies, images--any kind of file--all at once. Spotlight results are displayed in easy-to-understand categories that help you browse, pick, and click. Finding the stuff you need on your personal computer is now as fast and effortless as searching for songs in iTunes. Tiger also introduces enhanced searching in the Finder to help you locate files and documents more quickly and easily. New Smart Folders in the Finder, Smart Mailboxes in Mail, and Smart Groups for contacts let you categorise and organise all of your important information into logical groups automatically.
Start a Party
You may never need to rent video conference time or crowd around a tinny-so unding speakerphone again. With iChat AV you can video conference right from yo ur Desktop with up to three more people, or audio conference with up to nine more people. iChat AV doesn't sacrifice quality for quantity. New H.264/AVC video technology in Tigers QuickTime dramatically improves picture quality while high -quality, full-duplex audio delivers natural-sounding conversation. iChat AV keeps conferencing simple: just click on a buddy to start your conference and then invite a few more buddies. An innovative new three-dimensional virtual chat-room interface keeps your video conference organised. Graphical sound-level indicators keep you on top of who's talking in audio conferences so you can always put a voice with a name.
Facts, Functions, and Fun... Fast
Dashboard zooms across your Desktop in a flash, giving you instant access to information and application controls that you use frequently. Just like Expose, you open and close the Dashboard by pressing a function key, so its a snap to get in and out. The Dashboard displays new mini-applications called widgets. They're cool looking as well as handy: get quick stock quotes, check the time around the world, or access Mac OS X-application features such as an iTunes playback widget or an Address Book contact widget.
Get More from the Web
Safari RSS consolidates all of the most recent news and information from thousands of major news organisations, community Web sites, and personal Web logs into simplified listings. Using Safari RSS, you can quickly find the very latest stories on your favourite topics by searching easy-to-use listings rather than having to browse individual Web pages. You can even create your own personal news-clipping service that compiles only articles and stories that you want from any number of sites. Safari also adds page archiving, so you can save or email complete Web pages with images and links intact. Safari also protects your identity on shared or public Macs. Using the privacy feature, your personal infor ation and activities on the Web are never saved, so they cant be snooped later on.
Automator - Robots Don't Grumble
Introducing Automator, an innovative application that helps you streamline challenging repetitive manual tasks without programming. It works like a robot inside your computer.
Accomplish all of your time-consuming, repetitive manual tasks quickly, efficiently and effortlessly with Automator Workflows. It's simple to create custom Workflows just by dragging items, pointing and clicking. Perform the task once using your Automator Workflow or many times even share Workflows with friends.
You can easily automate tasks like renaming a large group of files, resizing dozens of images to fit an iPhoto slideshow or creating iCal birthday events using Address Book contacts, then repeat those tasks again and again. Simple and easy-to-understand application Actions are the building blocks, so you don't have to write any code. Each Action has all of the options and settings you need, so you don't have to work hard to figure out how to make it work.
You can even incorporate Tiger's new Spotlight search into Workflows to identify items automatically. Simply drag the Finder Action into your Workflow, click Run and powerful Spotlight search technology takes over to find files, disks, folders or items that match whatever criteria you choose.