I've written a few small programs for my own use. If you find them useful, they're freely available.
Problems, comments, or suggestions? My email address is iayork, and I'm at iayork.com.
I make no promises or warranties of any kind. They work for me, and I haven't heard of any problems from others who have tried them, but I won't guarantee that they will work for you. Use at your own risk.
Plasmid maps for MacOSX.
XPlasMap draws plasmid or genomic maps, showing features such as genes, promoters, multiple cloning sites, and restriction enzymes. The maps are fairly customizable, and can be generated directly from GenBank, FastA, or text sequence files as well as de novo.
XPlasMap requires MacOS10.5 or newer. (Older OSes may work, or I may have old versions of XPlasMap around that work with them, if you're desperate.)
XPlasMap is free (as in no cost) and can be redistributed as a complete package. I make no guarantees or warranties of any kind.
Manipulates DNA or protein sequences.
Quick reminders in 'X' minutes (Requires Growl)There are several countdown and stopwatch widgets out there, but none did exactly what I wanted. This takes short messages and floats reminders after a certain number of minutes. Requires Growl -- specifically, growlnotify.
Top four CPU-using processes not in the Dashboard, + top four in the DashboardThe output from "/bin/ps -arxwwo %cpu,command| head -20", sorted into Dashboard and non-Dashboard because when Dashboard is opened, Widgets dominate the CPU usage.
This widget still works, but there are now far more functional pieces of freeware available, so it's pretty pointless. Let me know if you have any particular need for it.
Web-based plasmid maps; view on web browser, or download printable version