|[11:30 AM] First OS X Interface Addition Is Available, Classic Menu Functionality Added
The first wave of interface modifications for OS X is starting to hit. Even though the product will not be released until January 2001 at the earliest, Sig Software has announced a utility adding functionality of the Apple Menu in OS 9 to OS X, Classic Menu. According to Sig Software:
Classic Menu gives OS X an Apple menu just like the old Mac OS. Put aliases of your favorite items in the Classic Menu Items folder and they will appear in a menu on the right edge of the menu bar.
Classic Menu was written in response to visible demand for such a utility at Apple's recent Worldwide Developer Conference. It has been tested successfully on Developer Preview 4 of Mac OS X and is being made freely available in unrestricted form.
Classic Menu has been tested on the latest developer's release, DP4, and is available for free. You can find more information at the Sig Software web site.
The Mac Observer Spin: The Mac Observer seldom engages in "I told you so's," but in this case we did. We said when we first introduced Mac OS X to you during MACWORLD San Francisco that third party developers would likely provide solutions to bring "missing" or changed features to Mac OS X. We expect to see many more announcements of similar products during the next 9 months. Congrats to Sig for introducing what will likely be a very popular add-on.