Dawn Software

Formerly the "Mac-Stacks Emporium"

Software for Mac and Windows by Bruce Pokras

Last update:  February 13, 2016

Blazing Dawn Software products are undergoing "renovations." The old favorites will be replaced with new, more modern versions as time goes on. Up next is our popular educational title, Creepin' Critter Math.

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[Image] Software [Image] What's New? [Image] Blazing Dawn Blog
[Image] Online Purchasing [Image] Orange Book Companion®
[Image]  Photo Gallery [Image]  System Requirements [Image] Al Stewart [Image] Melron Records (free MP3 downloads) Blazing Dawn Software

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The Latest News!

February 13, 2016
Patent Grabber 6.4.1 Beta-11

Fixed a number of "link rot" issues. Added two new features. Read more now!

Intel Macs: no incompatibilities have been reported for either ChecksQuick or Patent Grabber.

Mac OS X "Yosemite"and "El Capitan":  so far no reported problems with Patent Grabber or ChecksQuick (once you upgrade to Yosemite or El Capitan, make sure your printer drivers are up to date).

Windows 10: no reported problems with Patent Grabber (even in 64-bit mode) or ChecksQuick.

About Malware Warnings from Mac OS X and Windows: we are currently unable to digitally "sign" our desktop applications. That means upon opening them for the first time on your computer you may see a warning that the app is from an unknown publisher and could be dangerous! However, if you downloaded one of our apps from this site you can be confident that you know the publisher and that it is NOT dangerous. So to override the warning on Mac OS X simply Control-Click on the app and select "Open" from the resulting contextual menu. You will not have to repeat that action again. To override the warning on Windows you should see a link to get more information. Clicking that link should display an option to open the app. You should also not have to repeat that action again. Of course, do not override the warning for apps from other sites that you are not as sure about!

[Image]  Software

The following are catagories of the software which I have authored. Titles are downloadable from a link at the end of their description. Click on any category for a description:
Educational (under renovation)
Patent Tools
Creepin' Critter Clocks 
Creepin' Critter Math
Patent Grabber (OS X and Windows)
Family-izer (OS X and Windows)
Forward Citation Generator (OS X and Windows)
ChecksQuick (OS X and Windows)

I'd like to hear what you think of this site or my software. Please send e-mail to   or  with your comments.

[Image] System Requirements

See the indivdual applications for their system requirements.

[Image]  Online Purchasing

I offer Online Purchasing through The Kagi Store's Secure Server or Regular Server. Download software, and if you like it, come back here and purchase a license using a major credit card, check or even cash. If you don't know whether your browser supports secure transactions, try the Secure Server first. If it does not work, then try the Regular Server. I personally do not see your credit card information. Everything is handled by The Kagi Store. If you want information about Kagi before you entrust your credit card number to them, visit their site at

[Image] Al Stewart

Were you ever a fan of singer/songwriter Al Stewart, but have lost track of him since the days of his Platinum albums, "Year of the Cat" and "Time Passages"? Well, Al is alive and well, and still performing; and has done some great albums since Time Passages. Check out his official web site for more information.

[Image]  Melron Records (free song downloads!)

Do you like the "Philly Sound" of the late 50's and early 60's? If so, check out the web site of Melron Records and listen to song samples in MP3 format. You can also download three full length MP3's! All songs are Melron originals from that era. Includes Pop and R&B sounds. All songs can be purchased from Apple's iTunes Music Store.

[Image]  Orange Book Companion®

I created the Orange Book Companion line of drug information products and services as a way to make it easier to research the patents and exclusivity of FDA-approved drugs. The Orange Book Companion is now marketed by the Food and Drug Law Institute in Washington, DC. They offer both online and CD-ROM subscriptions at reasonable prices. Anyone interested in archival copies of the Orange Book Companion two-volume book set from 2003 and 2004 should request availability and pricing information from FDLI. I intend to bring back the Orange Book Companion two-volume book set in the future.

[Image]   My photo gallery on

I like creating artisitc photos. I have four examples at that make great posters.

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