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Applidude 1.1.1

SUMMARY: PFiddlesoft releases Applidude 1.1.1, an update to the first application in the PFiddle Collection. Download it at

QUECHEE, VERMONT -- December 20, 2011 -- PFiddlesoft today announced the release of version 1.1.1 of Applidude, the first application in the PFiddle Collection.

Applidude floats over your screen and reminds you which application is currently active.

This is invaluable information—not only if you have a short attention span, but also if you have the ability to concentrate all too well. If you often overlook the name of the active application at the left end of the menu bar, you will find it harder to miss Applidude's large display of the active application's icon and Applidude's optional voice announcement every time you switch applications.

Visit the PFiddle Collection website now to watch a video of Applidude in action. (Requires Safari or another browser that can display QuickTime HTML5 video elements.)

Version 1.1.1 of Applidude is a minor release. It adds support for sudden termination, enables text entry in the name field as soon as the Enter Key Manually window is opened, resolves a problem that prevented Applidude from verifying a registration key when it was launched automatically at system startup, and fixes a crashing bug when viewing a registration key more than once.

Download a free, full-featured 30-day trial version of Applidude 1.1.1 now at

The PFiddle Collection is a growing collection of useful and pfun Macintosh software. Buy the collection once for $4.95 US, and enjoy any and all applications in the collection, now and in the future, without additional charge.

The second application in the PFiddle Collection, Waccy Accy™, was released late last year and updated today. Waccy Accy is a game based on Apple's Accessibility API that is pfun for all users, including users with impaired vision. The third PFiddle, Pointer Noodge, was released this spring and updated today. Pointer Noodge slows down the system pointer, removing mouse, trackpad and trackball acceleration so you can place the pointer exactly where you want it in any application, and it includes many other useful ways to make the pointer more useful. There are many more PFiddles to come. Stay tuned!

PFiddlesoft™ has unmatched experience controlling the Macintosh Graphical User Interface using AppleScript and other technologies. PFiddlesoft is a trademark of PreForm Assistive Technologies, LLC, a company formed by Bill Cheeseman in 2010 to develop and market Macintosh software based on Apple's Accessibility and related technologies. In addition to new products to be announced later this year, PFiddlesoft is distributing applications written by Bill Cheeseman and formerly distributed by PreFab Software, Inc., including UI Browser, UI Actions, Event Taps Testbench, and the PFiddlesoft Frameworks. These products for Mac OS X carry on the tradition of PreFab Player, a seminal product released for the classic Mac OS in 1994. UI Browser was first released in 2003 to support Apple's GUI Scripting and Accessibility technologies. It was followed in 2004 by UI Actions, implementing "universal attachability" for AppleScript, and in 2007 by Event Taps Testbench, a free developer utility to explore Quartz Event Taps.

This page was first published by PFiddlesoft on December 20, 2011.
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