Tofu 2.0.1

Free and fast text reader for your Mac
Tofu - The application allows you to open a text file and easily view its contents.
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Tofu is a novel application to address the common problem that people don't like reading text on the screen.

Text is usually very wide on the screen, which makes going from the end of one line to the beginning of the next difficult. That's why newspapers have narrow columns: It makes them faster to read.

So why not just take a normal window and make it narrower, scrolling down as you need? Well, there are usually a lot of lines in a text, and all look more or less the same, so if they move past your eyes vertically, they are difficult to keep track of. The text doesn't feel stable, and you get lost easily.

In Tofu, text is arranged in columns, and each column is only as high as your window. So lines are nice and narrow, they don't move about vertically, plus your text is now in easy-to-digest chunks. You just scroll from column to column horizontally, and feel more in control.

Tofu also includes some other useful features to make reading easier for you. You can jump to any point in your text by simply typing some letters near it (without choosing any command first). There's a system-wide Service so you can, for example, grab some text from a web page.

You can literally sit back and read because Tofu lets you use your voice to navigate text.

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last updated on:
September 10th, 2008, 5:58 GMT
file size:
513 KB
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developed by:
Amar Sagoo
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
binary format:
Universal Binary
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Tofu - In the preferences window you can customize General, Text, Colors and Columns settings/
What's New in This Release:
  • The "View in Tofu" Service now works again.
  • Hyphenation now consistently works if set in the preferences.
  • Quitting with unsaved changes while in full-screen mode now behaves correctly.
  • Fixed a problem where the background would not be drawn correctly for short texts in full-screen view.
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