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Ultimate Pen (Mac) v1.4

1.4 – Mac OS X 10.2 or later

Released Monday January 9, 2006.

  • Enhancements
    • Native Intel-based Mac compatibility!
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed garbage left behind when redrawing the marquee selection.


Ultimate Pen (Mac) v1.3.2

1.3.2 – Mac OS X 10.2 or later

Released Friday August 12, 2005.

  • Enhancements
    • The cursor hides immediately after drawing anything until the mouse is moved.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a crashing bug when attempting to save a screenshot on Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
    • Worked around a Mac OS X 10.4 oddity (is it a bug?) about setting the cursor for the main window.
    • Fixed a bug with the arrow on a line sometimes leaving garbage behind when used with a pen tablet device.


Ultimate Pen (Mac) v1.3.1

1.3.1 – Mac OS X 10.2 or later

Released Thursday June 9, 2005.

  • Enhancements
    • Added a Scripts menu. You can add your own scripts to this menu, and give them keyboard shortcuts as well.
    • Added a ‘select rectangle’ AppleScript command.
    • Modified the Desktop Drawing mode slightly so it is possible to access your Finder icons when Ultimate Pen is not the active application.


Ultimate Pen (Mac) v1.3

1.3 – Mac OS X 10.2 or later

Released Friday March 25, 2005.

  • Enhancements
    • Added ability to have “Desktop Drawing”. This option puts the drawing layer on the desktop just underneath the icons. Other normal application windows will be on top of the drawing layer.
    • Added another color spot to the tools palette. It can be activated by the keyboard zero key, and can be set to any color using the larger color well next to it.
    • Added a marquee selection tool. This can be used to move drawn pixels around (by dragging the selection), copy a selection to the clipboard (using the Edit->Copy command), or save the selection to a file (using the File->Save Selection command).
    • Can now paste graphics from the clipboard onto the drawing layer. The pasted image can then be positioned by dragging it around.
    • For the Line tool, added an arrow on the end of the line when the Option key is held down.
    • The Rectangle, Oval, and Line tools on the palette now have a popup menu to change their default fill/arrow behavior. The alternate behavior can be easily used by holding down the Option key while drawing.
    • Global hot key can now be a plain Function key (F1 through F16).
    • When saving images, increments the file name so new images don’t overwrite older ones.
    • Added preference for showing the tools window at launch. It’s on by default.
    • Added preference for going to Desktop Drawing mode at launch. It’s off by default.
    • Added preference for going to Click-Through mode when switching to a different application. It’s off by default.
    • Added preference for setting background of the image placed on the clipboard with the Copy command.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a bug where the drawn line width would not always match up to the preference setting immediately after changing the setting.
    • Fixed a bug where the Save As panel would not show the displays option if a second display was added while Ultimate Pen was running.


Ultimate Pen (Mac) v1.2.2

1.2.2 – Mac OS X 10.2 or later

Released Wednesday September 1, 2004.

  • Enhancements
    • Added Simplified Chinese localization.
    • Added French localization.
    • Added Italian localization.


Ultimate Pen (Mac) v1.2.1

1.2.1 – Mac OS X 10.2 or later

Released Thursday May 27, 2004.

  • Enhancements
    • Added German localization.
    • Updated Polish localization.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed slowdown in drawing after purchasing through eSellerate.
    • Registers the built in help files with the operating system on app launch.


Ultimate Pen (Mac) v1.2

1.2 – Mac OS X 10.2 or later

Released Tuesday April 20, 2004.

  • Enhancements
    • Multiple display support. Preferences are available to turn on and off drawing on individual displays.
    • The tools palette is now movable, but it can be anchored in position also.
    • Right-click (or control-click) while drawing either moves the tools palette under the click, or pops up a contextual menu allowing you to select a drawing tool. You can choose which behavior you want in the Preferences window.
    • Holding down the Shift key while using the rectangle or oval tools causes them to draw a square or circle. Holding down the Shift key while using the line tool causes it to draw a horizontal, vertical, or forty-five degree angle line.
    • Tools palette has a button to activate Click-Through. Until the application is registered, the button instead brings up the registration window.
    • The tools palette can automatically hide when Ultimate Pen is put into Click-Through mode.
    • While in Click-Through mode, ignores Exposé events on Mac OS 10.3 and later.
    • On screen copyright watermark appears in a random corner of each enabled screen. When the application is registered, the copyright watermark is removed.
    • Added British English localisation.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Ovals and rectangles that are filled in (by holding down the Option key) no longer show a darker line around the edge of the shape.


Ultimate Pen (Mac) v1.1.1

1.1.1 – Mac OS X 10.2 or later

Released Wednesday December 17, 2003.

  • Enhancements
    • Added more AppleScript access.
    • Added “Activate/Deactivate Click-Through” item to the dock menu for Ultimate Pen.
    • Improved help files with AppleScript info and company contact info.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed bug that sometimes left behind trash pixels when deleting the first character of a text tool entry.


Ultimate Pen (Mac) v1.1

1.1 – Mac OS X 10.2 or later

Released Wednesday November 26, 2003.

  • Enhancements
    • Text tool to allow typing notes in the font and color of your choice. Text also supports cut, copy, paste, and spell checking. Press Tab or Esc to end the current text editing session.
    • Undo/redo the last drawing step.
    • The cursor reflects which drawing tool is selected.
    • Keyboard shortcuts to quickly change drawing color. Use 1 thru 9 to change colors; the numbers match the color matrix on the tools palette to a numeric keypad.
    • Integrated system wide hot key preferences. Makes for a nice, easy drag and drop app installation.
    • AppleScript access for drawing basic shapes.
    • Option for centering the tools palette on the main screen.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Removed system beep when activating hot key.


Ultimate Pen (Mac) v1.0.2

1.0.2 – Mac OS X 10.2 or later

Released Monday November 3, 2003.

  • Enhancements
    • Save As command now lets you choose file format and background of image. You can save a screenshot for later use.
    • Tested and verified on 10.3 (Panther).
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed bug that sometimes left shadowy remains of drawing after erasing on 10.3 (Panther).
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