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BB for Mac

Developer's Description

BB is a very small, very simple webcam / security camera viewer for Mac OS X. Just give BB the URL of an image and a refresh rate. The latest image will always be visible on your desktop. You can choose to display the image in a normal window, always-on-top, or at the desktop level (below everything else -- even icons, but stays put during Expose). BB is easy on your Mac, and rock-solid stable. It only does one simple thing, but it does it well!

BB is nag-free donation ware. You can use it for as long as you like, never pay for it, and never deal with nag screens or timebombs. The author does request that if you find BB useful, you consider making a small $5-10 contribution to support future efforts.

("Easy on your Mac" means BB takes about 3MB of RAM and uses less than 3% processor for a 320x240 image that updates once per second from a server on the same 100MB LAN segment. YMMV, of course!)

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1

  • Now supports viewing more than one image at a time (since 1.0)
  • Fixed window position not restoring if windows were offscreen at quit
  • Fixed double help menu
  • Fixed repeated Prefs nag on no (active) viewers
  • Updated bug URLs to new Bugzilla server
  • Preferences saves happen much less frequently (only when needed)
  • Added Refresh All and Close All menu items to Window menu
  • General

    Release August 25, 2008
    Date Added March 15, 2005
    Version 1.1

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.3.9
    Additional Requirements
  • MacOS X 10.3 (Panther)
  • Popularity

    Total Downloads 1,271
    Downloads Last Week 3
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