DragThing 5.6, Phlink 2.1 Add Tiger Support

Developers TLA Systems and Ovolab were first out of the gate Tuesday with news of applications updated to run on Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger." The former released version 5.6 of the dock utility DragThing, adding support for smart folder content display, VoiceOver and other Tiger-specific features. DragThing 5.6 was rebuilt with Xcode 2.0 and also offers several performance improvements.

Registered owners of DragThing 5.x can upgrade for free, while users who own version 2 or 4 can upgrade for US$12. The full software is $29, with five- and ten-pack licenses available for $99 and $149, respectively. Mac OS X v10.2 is required.

Meanwhile, Ovolabis telephony application Phlink adds support for Tigeris Spotlight, Dashboard and Automator features with the release of version 2.1. Expected to ship on April 29, the same day as Tiger, Phlink 2.1 can use Spotlight to dig up and index all information related to past calls while Automator integration enables users to employ Phlink in unique ways, such as having the software place a call when another application completes a task.

Phlink 2.1 also ships with two Dashboard widgets, one that displays the previous five incoming, outgoing and missed calls and another that dials phone numbers directly from Dashboard. Both widgets can also be used to control Phlink running on another Mac accessible over a network.

Owners of Phlink 2 will be able to download this update for free when itis available. The full software is US$149.95, or $29.95 for version 1 users. The full package includes the software and a USB telephone adapter. Mac OS X v10.2 is required.