Two Apps To Help Tame ASCII

Sig Software has updated two of their powerful ASCII management applications, Email Effects and Table Text. Email Effects 1.6.6 allows users to easily create "ASCII Art" for use as e-mail signatures or messages within HTML code. Table Text 1.0.2 allows users to convert speadsheet, database, or any other tabular formatted text into readable ASCII format. According to Sig Software:

Sig Software is pleased to announce updates to its unique text editing utilities, Email Effects and TableText, both of which are available as Classic or Carbon applications for running natively on OS 7, 8, 9 and X.

Email Effects is a program which allows plain text to be used for pictures and drawings. The ASCII art it creates can be used for email messages, source code comments and cross-platform documentation.

TableText is a sister program which allows tabular information to be represented, manipulated and scanned as plain text. With it, spreadsheets and tables can be converted to ASCII text and optimized with ease.

Both Email Effects 1.6.6 and TableText 1.0.2 add support for direct creation of messages in Microsoftis Entourage email client. They also continue to work with Eudora, Emailer, Outlook Express, Mailsmith or PowerMail.

Email Effects is available for US$15, while Table Text is available for US$20. Both programs may be purchased together for US$29. You can find more information at the Sig Software web site.