Copyright © 2003
by Scott Houchin
Pokey icon © 2002
by Matthew Bice
You should not need Mount.app under Mac OS X 10.3, but it does work just fine if you still want to use it. Apple has merged most of Disk Copy in to Disk Utilities, but mounting disk images is done using a new mini-app called DiskImageMounter. This new app appears to mount images and only mount images, so the old "waiting for Disk Copy Helper" problem should be long gone. If only I can figure out how to turn off disk image verification…
Tired of “waiting for Disk Copy Helper”? Mount.app mounts disk images way faster than that pokey Disk Copy!
Mount.app is distributed as tradeware. If you have created an application or utility that is selling for around US$10 (or less), I’d appreciate a free copy if you decide to keep Mount.app. If not, Mount.app is free to use.
Several bugs are fixed and some new capabilities are added. See the version history for the details
» Mounts pretty much any disk image file
» Handles disk images that include license agreements
» Can be set to stay open and to automatically hide after mounting an image
» Can be set to automatically accept license agreements
» Mount.app is setup to be localizable. Contact me if you'd like to help translate the user interface into other languages
Important note: You're still responsible for any conditions or requirements specified in the agreement even if Mount.app accepts it on your behalf!
Mount.app should work on any Mac OS X 10.1 or later system. However, it's only been tested on Mac OS X 10.2.
Mount.app is provided AS IS and the author is not responsible for any negative effects of using this application. However, we will try and address any bugs that you find with the application. To provide feedback on Mount.app, send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
» Fixed a bug preventing Mount.app from automatically quitting after
mounting an image from double-click or drag and drop
» Fixed a bug preventing a user from reselecting auto accept license if they had previously selected this and then decided to go back to normal license warnings
» Fixed a bug that prevented the display of error messages in some situations in Mac OS X 10.2.4
» If you scroll the license window for one disk image and then open a second disk image that also has a license agreement, the second agreement now be scrolled to the top
» Added the ability to copy text from the Help Window
» Added the ability to have the system speak the contents of the Help window
» Fixed it so that if user cancelled decryption when the password was requested, Mount.app doesn't return an error
» Startup behaviour was changed for the situation where the preferences are set to hide Mount.app after mounting an image. In 1.0, if the user started Mount.app by double-clicking the application itself, the application automatically hid itself as soon as it was launched. However, in this usage scenario, the user probably wanted to adjust the preferences, so they would have to then unhide the application after launched. In 1.0.1, if Mount.app is started by double-clicking the application itself, it does not hide regardless of the value of the hide preference. If you're starting Mount.app automatically on login, you should check the Hide button in your Login Items preferences to get Mount.app to hide after it starts.
» Added complete French and German localizations and partial Japanese localization (just the menus; I'd love to have a volunteer to translate the dialogs and the help file to Japanese)
» Replaced the PDF readme with a simple (and significantly smaller!) text file