Apr 11 2006
Griffin intros Proxi, new free beta software for customizing Mac OS X
Griffin Technology has introduced Proxi, new software that allows you to create your own OS X shortcuts and, in so doing, simplifies tasks for you as an intermediary between various parts of your system, or even your network. Proxi gives you a single interface within which you can configure several of your Griffin devices, define custom hot keys, monitor Mail, iChat, and RSS feeds, execute repeating tasks… and much, much more.
What makes Proxi so powerful is the concept of Triggers and Tasks. A Trigger is a Proxi component that sets in motion a task or series of tasks. A Task is a Proxi component that performs an action when triggered. A set of linked Triggers and Tasks, together, compose a Proxi “Blueprint”: a complete set of instructions that tells Proxi how to perform a task for you. Lists of included Triggers and Tasks are below the fold.
The Proxi beta preview is free and now available. The final version will be out in May, and will be a free download.
- PowerMate (multiple PowerMate support — up to 127 of them!)
- Monitor a folder for additions/deletions
- Assign hot keys
- Monitor iChat for buddies’ status
- Trigger an event based on a change in iTunes status
- Monitor Mail and RSS feeds
- Monitor Skype
- Voice Recognition
- Run an application
- Set your message, status and icon in iChat
- Control iTunes
- Perform a keyboard command or system action (volume, brightness, contrast, eject, power key, etc.)
- Launch an application
- Open a file or URL
- Control the PowerMate light (or a whole bank of them)
- Display a screen message
- Scroll windows
- Play a sound, speak a message
- Write a file