Lioness
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Maintain Command-S feature when using OS X 10.7.   Free
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Lioness...Command-S is slated to become useless with the release of Mac OS X Lion and its Auto Save feature. After years of repetitive Command-S usage, though, you may find it hard to just stop. Enter Lioness…

Lioness will turn your now-useless Command-S muscle memory into an entertaining-and optionally useful-keypress.

Entertaining and Informative

If you can't force yourself to stop pressing Command-S, you can at least be entertained when you do so. When the free version of Lioness "sees" a Command-S, she springs into action, playing a sound effect
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Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Beamy commented on 01 Apr 2011
Great icon !
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Lvdoc commented on 01 Apr 2011
The link to the developer site gives me high hopes for continued support and development! : )
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 01 Apr 2011
This may be a bit of a joke, but it works. ;-) And once Lion comes out it may not be so funny.
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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:01 Apr 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Lioness...Command-S is slated to become useless with the release of Mac OS X Lion and its Auto Save feature. After years of repetitive Command-S usage, though, you may find it hard to just stop. Enter Lioness…

Lioness will turn your now-useless Command-S muscle memory into an entertaining-and optionally useful-keypress.

Entertaining and Informative

If you can't force yourself to stop pressing Command-S, you can at least be entertained when you do so. When the free version of Lioness "sees" a Command-S, she springs into action, playing a sound effect of your choosing:
  • A roaring lioness
  • A happy baby giggling
  • Someone saying "D'oh!"
  • The calming sounds of a gentle forest breeze
  • One of the above sounds, randomly chosen each time
Even though you won't need your Command-S shortcut in Lion, Lioness will prevent your needless keystroke from going completely to waste.

Lioness is also informative-if you've got Growl installed, she'll even tell you how many times your muscle memory has kicked in.

Of course, like any of our other programs, Lioness is loaded with features, including automatic update (so you'll always be current) and the ability to run as a regular application or as an icon in your menu bar.

Optionally Useful

As of now, Lioness is simply a demo that doesn't supplant manually saving your work. Once Lion ships, however, Lioness will be upgradeable (via in-app purchase, pricing not yet set) to a version that provides a truly valuable service when you press Command-S.



Instead of simply hearing a sound effect (which you can still leave enabled), pressing Command-S will cause the paid-for version of Lioness to implement Paranoia mode. In Paranoia mode, Lioness will:
  • Force Lion to update the autosave file for the frontmost document.
  • Copy the autosave file to your Dropbox folder.
  • Display a Growl message, letting you know the file has been backed up to Dropbox.
  • Display a Growl message showing how much potential data loss you've avoided by pressing Command-S.
  • Return control to the frontmost application, so you can get back to work.
Of course, this all happens at lightning speeds, thanks to Lioness' reliance on key Mac OS X technologies, such as CoreAudio, CoreGraphics, Grand Central Dispatch, and OpenCL.

Paranoid mode will also support similar live backups using Backblaze, Carbonite, CrashPlan, IBackup, JungleDisk, MobileMe, Mozy, MyOtherDrive, or SugarSync.


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