Text-Osterone
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Create custom animated text effects.   Shareware ($39.95)
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Text-Osterone is an extremely easy program to generate animated text effects in seconds. Choose from over 200 customizable effects. Outputs Macromedia Flash FLA and SWF files, HTML, self-executables. Works with your installed TrueType and Postscript fonts. Add multiple lines of text, and mix and match effects on different blocks of text in a single file. Add on click actions to launch Web pages or load other SWF movie files. Save project files so you can work on your text effects later.
What's New
Version 1.122: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Macromedia/Adobe Flash 5/MX/MX2004/8 to view exported .fla files





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Harristype reviewed on 28 Feb 2007
UB today! Hooray!

This is a very nice app, and I've been using it for over a year now, and even when running through Rosetta, it was pretty fast. Some of the effects can seem "canned" or "cheesy", but overall, there's a lot to choose from when it comes to some pretty cool effects, and all without have to touch Flash. Well worth the money, and definitely a time-saver.
[Version 1.120]


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Alan commented on 24 May 2006
Universal, please!
[Version 1.116]


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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Oct 2005
FLA still not compatible with Flash Professional 8

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[Version 1.112]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Jun 2005
The app is good functionally, making Flash text actions from the available effects far easier to make than in Flash itself. It's definitely a time saver, and with a little imagination, can produce very appealing and clever results. I'll hand it that nicely.

However, the GUI needs a major overhaul, with a major sized design/preview field that renders the spacing properly as inputted, instead of entering the text into a tiny window and needing to render a full preview to see results.

It also needs partial preview reviews, instead of start to finish only. In long sequences, it can take a long time to review minor changes. You can spend a lot of time waiting for the results of your changes to be viewable. This eats a lot of time in the process. The ability to see the preview from one flag to another is needed badly.

It's okay if you don't stack a lot of sequences together in a single project, creating instead more shorter sequences and editing them into a whole in another application, like Flash or SWF n' Play. Trying to do a five minute text presentation as a standalone export would be a serious pain with a lot of idle time in a long day.

If these two concepts were built into the GUI, it would be a major production tool for all Flash designers. As is, the GUI is a little self-limiting in the design process, a specialty tool that's a little too lacking to be an everyday app for the pro. It does a really nice job, but it needs better work habits to streamline production for serious Flash users.

Maybe when it gets a little older.

It is quite good for those occasional users who want to use Flash to animate a little text for a web site. It is easier than Flash by a long shot, and the limitations aren't that big an issue for those who don't use it regularly and don't mind blind tweaking.
[Version 1.110]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 May 2005
Why not "Textstrogen?" Huh? You phallocentric clods!
[Version 1.109]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Dec 2004
I bought this app a few weeks ago when I had to get a few banners with Flash text effects done in a hurry, but didn't have the time to deal with Flash.

This app is great for somple Flash text applications...you can't expect it to be REAL versatile though, but it does EXACTLY what it's supposed to do and does it with incredible ease.

It's never crashed on me once, although, it doesn't seem to save the project if you're like me and have the good habit of doing the command-S, "save-as-you-go" method just in case it does crash. You can command-S and then close the program a second later and it asks you if you want to save. But that's my only gripe.

Very recommended!
[Version 1.106]


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brazil reviewed on 06 Mar 2004
It will crash but is quite easy and fun to use . The files quickly import to Flash for saving . I am sure this app will get much better as time moves on . A fantastic idea . I gladly support this prog .
[Version 1.003]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Mar 2004
Would be great if it wouldn't keep crashing after the first effect preview. Perhaps if it was rewritten in Cocoa it wouldn't crash as much. And it'd have a much prettier interface, which, as strange as it might sound, is very important for most Mac users.
[Version 1.0]


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Sergio Chiesa rated on 29 Dec 2011

[Version 1.122]



Heydenreich rated on 10 Feb 2011

[Version 1.122]


Downloads:15,911
Version Downloads:2,796
Type:Multimedia Design : Animation
License:Shareware
Date:09 Nov 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.95
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Text-Osterone is an extremely easy program to generate animated text effects in seconds. Choose from over 200 customizable effects. Outputs Macromedia Flash FLA and SWF files, HTML, self-executables. Works with your installed TrueType and Postscript fonts. Add multiple lines of text, and mix and match effects on different blocks of text in a single file. Add on click actions to launch Web pages or load other SWF movie files. Save project files so you can work on your text effects later.


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