Peripheral Vision
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Keep tabs on your peripheral devices.   Shareware ($6.95)
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Plug and play is a great concept, but when it doesn't work or something becomes accidentally unplugged it can be frustrating to find out about it only when you try to use the device - often with a cryptic error message.

Peripheral Vision helps you keep tabs on your wayward devices by popping up a window indicating the type and name of the device and whether it's coming or going. It even keeps track of your network link status - very useful when you're using Airport.
What's New
Version 1.6.3:
  • Eliminated some unnecessary debugging output to the console log.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later







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Peripheral Vision User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Neil_m commented on 26 Mar 2012
Praying for a 64 bit version. Left a message on their forum.
[Version 1.6.3]

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Neil_m replied on 29 Jun 2012
Reply:
Sorry, no. We have no plans to work on a 64 bit version of Peripheral Vision.
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gilbreen commented on 15 Nov 2006
For those, like me, who have moved to an Intel Mac and have been missing this great program, I just stumbled upon beta version on plasq.com's website (they are apparently purchasing the software).

Seems to be working great on my Mac mini.

Enjoy!

http://plasq.com/component/option,com_joomlaboard/Itemid,55/func,view/id,4663/catid,17/
[Version 1.6.3]


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Foulger commented on 07 Sep 2006
Oh for an update that is Universal Binary. PV now stops working on my new Mac Pro. Seems like part of me died!

BTW Harware Growler DOES NOT do what peripheral Vision does - its only a halfway house. On boot up it brings a new window for each connected device and if speech is enabled, at startup its a cacophony of noise as each of my 19 external devices is mentioned.

PV is simply unique and I wish this talented author would "come alive" one more time and make a uB version thats going to work on Intel Macs now and in Leopard for the future.
[Version 1.6.3]

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Ahallam replied on 27 Dec 2009
For those that don't know, HardareGrowler can be set to not announce devices that are connected when it first starts up.
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sidetracked reviewed on 20 Aug 2006
Fine, works well, but as noted below, Hardware Growler does the exact same thing for free...
[Version 1.6.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Jun 2005
might be worth checking out hardware growler, part of the growl package. It does pretty much the same thing as p.v. but is free and fits into growl perfectly
[Version 1.6.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Mar 2004
I guess I am one of the lucky ones as I've had none of the issues listed and the app works well for me.
[Version 1.6.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Feb 2004
Program does not allow registered users to enter registration key in box!!
[Version 1.6]


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Tomas3 commented on 06 Dec 2003
Excellent little bit of useful software. The forst time I ram version 1.0 I bought it. WELL worth the rpice IMHO.
[Version 1.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Dec 2003
I registered this one right away! I find it very useful. Priced correctly.
[Version 1.6]


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mrandre reviewed on 05 Dec 2003
The definition of Software as it Ought to Be. Invisible, except when you need it. Provides (more or less) useful information. The design expansions make sense. It's always been somewhat troubling that there is not much feedback when you plug some devices in, unless you know where to look. Having the visual feedback is a delight.
[Version 1.6]


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Downloads:8,706
Version Downloads:5,125
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:25 Mar 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $6.95
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Plug and play is a great concept, but when it doesn't work or something becomes accidentally unplugged it can be frustrating to find out about it only when you try to use the device - often with a cryptic error message.

Peripheral Vision helps you keep tabs on your wayward devices by popping up a window indicating the type and name of the device and whether it's coming or going. It even keeps track of your network link status - very useful when you're using Airport.


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