Desktop Utility Updated

Straight Ahead Software has updated their multi-purpose Desktop utility, Desktop Magician, to version 2.0.1. Desktop Magician allows users to easily save and restore there Desktop to a desired state, including running applications, open files, and icon placement. According to Straight Ahead Software:

Desktop Magician 2.0.1 offers a wide range of options for saving andrestoring your Macis running environment for whatever purpose you need. Nowyou can easily save and restore your complete desktop environment, includingcontent and placement of icons, open windows, running applications, opendocuments, mounted servers, mounted disk images, and monitor settings.

Version 2.0.1 is a maintenance release and a free upgrade for registeredusers of Desktop Magician 2.0.

Whatis new in 2.0.1:

  • Support for upgrade registrations has been integrated into the DesktopMagician application. Special thanks to Aladdin Systems.
  • If Appearance 1.1 or later is installed on your computer, Desktop Magicianno will no longer launch the Appearance application in order to change thedesktop picture.
  • Changes to monitor depth and/or resolution are now saved to disk, so thesettings are maintained after restarting the computer.
  • Fixed problems with Desktop Magician Assistant at shutdown.
  • Fixed problem in saving a folder preference from which to select desktoppicture images.
  • Random selection of desktop picture images now works as intended.

Desktop Magician 2.0 Features:

  • New toolbar (floating or non-floating as desired) for convenient access
  • New contextual menu plug-in
  • Save and restore sets of open Finder windows for particular projects, asneeded
  • Save and restore sets of running applications and open documents
  • Save and restore sets of mounted servers and mounted disk images
  • Save and restore sets of items displayed on the desktop and their iconpositions
  • Save and restore monitor settings for color depth and resolution
  • Cycle your favorite desktop pictures at specified intervals
  • Easily quit all applications, unmount all servers, unmount all diskimages, and close all Finder windows in a single click.
  • And just for fun-a new "spell with icons" feature

Desktop Magician is available for US$20. You can find more information at the Straight Ahead Software Web site.