Three shareware releases have been made available today – an update to StickyBrain (1.3.1), Time Palette 5.0, and BeerMeister.

StickyBrain 1.3.1 from Chronos is a utility designed to replace the Stickies application that comes with Mac OS. It contains a fully featured word processor, and is flexible enough for letter writing, and list-making. It communicates with other applications using HotKeys. This version integrates a number of bug fixes, a native OS X version is available. It costs $34.99. A demo version is available for download.

The time-zone utilityTime Palette has been upgraded to version 5.0. This ipdate is Carbonized and offers a number of new features and enhancements. Time Palette can display the correct time for any city and offers photo-realistic maps of the world. It supports up to 12 alarms in 12 regions and can access real-time weather reports for cities. This is a free update for Time Palette 4.0 users who registered after June 1, 2001. Other users may upgrade for $14.95. A trial version is available. Full registration costs $29.95.

BeerMeister 1.1b7 is a beer-recipe database for home brewers. This version adds a beer-creation style guide for new recipes. It includes data fields for ingredients, instructions, beer colour, style and relevant brewing experience requirements. This is a beta version of the forthcoming future application, which costs $12.