Dine-O-Matic is a fun Dashboard widget for Mac OS X that randomly selects a place to eat out when you just can’t make up your mind.
Does your family have a hard time deciding on where to head for dinner? Your co-workers want to go one place for lunch, but you want to go some place else?
No problem, all you have to do is enter your selections into Dine-O-Matic and let the food fates decide!
The widget comes with several eateries pre-loaded so you can get a quick feel for how it works. To enter your own favorite restaurants, simply click the "i" button in the red title bar to flip the widget over. You can then clear the pre-set dining selections and enter your own.
Once a new eatery is created, you can add the restaurant's address, cuisine category, phone number, fax number and website address as well as set price and favorite ratings. You can then use these ratings to filter or weight Dine-O-Matic's final selection. When you're finished adding your favorite places to dine, simply press the "Done" button.
To have Dine-O-Matic select a place to eat, first set the price filter level using the dollar sign icons. By selecting the number of dollar signs, you are telling the widget to select eateries rated at that price level or lower. For example, selecting one dollar sign will choose from only the least expensive restaurants, while selecting all four dollar signs tells Dine-O-Matic to select from all restaurants.
Click the "Blue Plate Special" button to have Dine-O-Matic start its magic and let you know where you'll be eating tonight! It's that easy!
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Custom cuisine categories
· Enable / disable entire categories
· Expanded restaurant information
· Restaurant price filtering
· 'Weight' your favorite restaurants
· Google Maps and web integration
Localized for these languages:
· Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)