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  • Hide everything except the desktop.
  • Minimize (or unminimize) all Finder windows.
  • Display the unread mail count floating window.
  • Windowshade and zoom the front Finder Window.
  • Empty the Trash.
  • Access Mac OS X's built-in keyboard viewer.
  • Display the Uptime/CPU Usage floating window. Click again to hide the floating window.
  • Open the Finder's built-in Inspector Palette.
  • Google the clipboard. Copy text from any application and click this button to search for it Google.
  • Reduce FinderPal to a small icon which can me moved anywhere.
  • more...

What's New

Version 1.3:
  • FinderPal windows can now be set NOT to float above all other applications.
  • French localization
  • Little bug fixes

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later, iTunes, Apple Mail.

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Anonymous
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Launches Safari EVERY SINGLE TIME that it is quit or started. REALLY ANNOYING!!!

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Version 1.3
dojob
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isn't this is the shareware nagging?

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Anonymous
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What I'd like to see is a hot-key for triggering every tools - now that would be cool!

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Version 1.2
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Very good idea, and the price tag ain't bad, but runs less than smoothly on my 350mhz g4 Cube..
Spinning beachball at every opportunity..

FinderPal can only get better, though.

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Version 1.1
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Ozzpot
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This is a great little app.

It is basically seems like a collection of very useful Applescripts accessable via a small vertical toolbar, with a few show/hideable floating windows thrown in. These windows are attractive, simple and elegant, and reminiscent of both Apple's own design aesthetic (being composed of a translucent black bezel and relevant Apple application icon) and Konfabulator Widgets or Stattoo Capsules. It is, however, far cheaper than either of those applications, if less versatile.

It is definitely worth it's tiny $5 price tag, but could still potentially be a lot better. I think it could benefit from improvement in the following ways:

Toolbar Preferences:

It is not currently very customizable. I would like to have the option, for example, to add or remove buttons from the toolbar: I imagine that most users will find themselves only using half of the available buttons on the toolbar, and the others will just get in the way and slow them down. It should also be configurable to be vertical of horizontal.

I would also like the option to make the toolbar show and hide, like a drawer, from the side of the screen. It should have options of which side to appear from, or maybe be ctrl-draggable.

There should be an option to set the toolbar's layer as below, normal, or above other windows. It could also be optionally translucent.

Floating Window Preferences:

The floating windows should have their own preferences, ideally available via contextual menus, which allow access to options specific to that floating window, such as the Applescript call frequency/system load, window level, and aesthetic options such as window size and font options.

Maybe I just described FinderPal 2.0.

If all these were implemented, I could see this little app being worthy of $10. Certainly $5 is a bargain right now.

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Great! But should be free! So it's only good.

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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
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Thanks very much. If I hadn't dropped the ball on some paying projects to work on this (which is/was more fun), it would be free. :-) I do pledge to keep making it better and anyone who pays won't have to pay for upgrades... should FinderPal become the next must-have utility.

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Downloads 3,778
Version Downloads 1,840
Type Utilities / System
License Shareware
Date 11 Jan 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price $5.00
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