Factbook
Factbook 0.3.3
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Cocoa GUI for the CIA World Factbook.   Free
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Factbook is a neat Cocoa GUI for the CIA World Factbook. Review basic information about a country; see its flag, map, and read a summary of recent events.
What's New
Version 0.3.3:
  • You can now save flag and map images.
  • Added link to country's Web page in the Factbook
  • Map window dimensions are equal to that of the map image
  • Map and flag descriptions appear in respective tool tips
  • Some code optimization
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later






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Factbook User Discussion (Write a Review)
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burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jan 2004
I really dig this app! Love the resizable flags.

I, too, wish the text would wrap. I had to drag it open, push it offscreen to the left, drag it more... just to read everything.

But, hey, it's free. And looks, feels, great otherwise. The quick link to the web is cool too.
[Version 0.3.3]


burypromote

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sandifop commented on 17 Jan 2004
Perfect. Don't change a thing for me.
[Version 0.3.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jan 2004
Excellent. A 2nd download sight! Big thumbs up to the provider of the mirror ;) !
Now that I have all 165kb of the app, I like it a lot.

Very neat and clean, w/a small footprint. The flag and map "drawers"/popups are a sweet touch.

I second the recommendation for text wrapping. Or, someone could buy Me a bigger monitor. ;)

A cool,educational, free, app. 4 stars.
[Version 0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Jan 2004
I'd love to download it, but as pointed out, the site regularly exceeds it's bandwidth allocation.

The developer should submit it to the MIT info-mac arhive. http://www.info-mac.org/how/submit.html

Doing so would take nothing away from Macupdate, and would allow people, unfettered access to the software.

PEACE
[Version 0.3]

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burypromote

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 16 Jan 2004
Absolutely. Thanks for the suggestion to the developer.
burypromote
Anonymous commented on 16 Jan 2004
some really nice person has mirrored it for us, download link #2 here on the MacUpdate page will get the file
burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 16 Jan 2004
Very nice. The only thing is that if a line of text is too long, the program can't wrap the text and put a scrollbar. For instance, check out Niue's religions--I had to drag the window all the way to the left and then resize the windown by widening all the way to the right twice before being able to read it completely.

Otherwise, totally sweet.

It would also be cool if you could do a search for a country instead of just having to pick one from the menu
[Version 0.3]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 16 Jan 2004
Succinct. Excellent for those who desire brevity.

Nice interface. How does one update?

Keep in mind this is what the CIA wants you to know.
[Version 0.3]


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Downloads:5,506
Version Downloads:2,122
Type:Education : Miscellaneous
License:Free
Date:17 Jan 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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