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Microspot releases MacDraft Version 6.2

Maidstone, United Kingdom – Microspot Ltd today is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of their 2D Drafting, Design and Illustration software MacDraft Professional and MacDraft Personal Edition. MacDraft 6.2 has a new box of tricks designed and tailored to bring speed and power to your fingertips, boost your creativity and give you the most complete 2D CAD package yet! With all new document management, template allocation, content snapping, interface customization and more, MacDraft 6.2 has everything you’ll need to produce professional results quicker than ever before.

 

Whats New in 6.2?
* Refreshed Interface: One of the major changes you will notice straight away in MacDraft 6.2 is the new centred document, this movement of the drawing space has freed up the surrounding area (grey area) to act as a Dead Zone, this means you can now place your currently unneeded objects in there for later use. The ToolBar icons have also been redesigned to help modernise the MacDraft Window.

 

* Increased Speed & Performance: Your designs will be created much quicker and with much more ease in the new composite window of MacDraft. This upgrade makes the whole design process so much more fluid and makes MacDraft feel how a modern day application should do on a mac, smooth.

 

* Live Sizing: Take full control over the size of your objects as you draw them with the Show Size Cursor. With this new feature switched on MacDraft will tell you the X & Y dimensions of an object as you draw it, this live feedback helps you get your shape the right size at the first attempt.

 

* Smart Snapping: We wanted there to be a much easier way to snap objects to one another so we have created the new Smart Snap feature in MacDraft 6.2. Simply drag object A near to Object B and they will snap together, this tool also allows you to easily align objects by creating temporary guidelines that show you where to place an object to align it vertically, horizontally or centrally with another.

 

* Increased Productivity: Create, save and reuse Templates effortlessly in MacDraft 6.2. You can now save a drawing sheet or headed document as a template and set it to open by default for all future document. Don’t have the time to create a template? Don’t worry, we have included hundreds of Pre Drawn templates for you in the Template Chooser via the New Welcome Window.

 

* Full Control: You now have the ability to change the color of the document, grid and guides. This full control allows you to easily work with coloured lines on a black background and then print that with ease!

 

* Intuitive Guides: A highly requested feature in MacDraft was guidelines and now you can have them! Now you can simply click and drag out a guide line horizontally or vertically from the rulers to help you align objects or add bleed lines to projects. You can also snap objects to these Guides.

 

* Quicker Learning Curve: When you first run MacDraft you will be greeted with our new Welcome Window. This display acts to get you up and running in the direction you want to take MacDraft. The ability to choose templates, along with the new Take a Tour and Video Tutorials make the Welcome Screen the best way to get started in MacDraft and will even teach the most loyal of MacDraft customers a new thing or two!

 

* Live Help: MacDraft now has the all new Helper Palette to assist you whilst using the application. With the palette open, any tool or dimension tool you select will instantly be loaded into the Helper Palette and will show you all the information you need to get started with that particular tool.

 

These combined with even more new features in MacDraft 6.2 will improve the quality of your drawing experience and boost you productivity!

 

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Founded in 1964, Microspot develops Macintosh and Windows software for 3D modeling and animation, interior design, 2D drawing and drafting, image editing, and media management. Microspot offers affordable, easy-to-use software that produces professional results. Its customers are business and home users worldwide. Copyright (C) 1964-2016 Microspot Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

CAZE introduces new Zero 5 Case for Jet Black iPhone 7/7 Plus

Hong Kong – CAZE, the leader in ultra slim case, has announced Zero 5 case for iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, one of the world’s thinnest clear hard cases, measuring just 0.5 millimeters. CAZE has been producing and improving the Zero 5 since the iPhone 3 release. CAZE is the first phone case maker to introduce TR-90 Memory Plastic, manufactured as a highly transparent and unbreakable hard case. The transparent and smooth finish hard case is the best companion for the new Jet Black and Matte Black colors of the iPhone 7.

 

The Zero 5 is a case for ultra minimalists. It is so clear and thin, the full beauty of the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus can been seen clearly without obscuring its sleek profile and the beautiful finish of Apple’s design. Its slim, one-piece design shields your phone from scratches without adding any bulk to your iPhone 7. Zero 5 comes with a free crystal clear screen protector and a wallet size stand for iPhone 7.

 

Living up to its name, the Zero 5 is just 0.5mm thick. The market has been flooded with cheap, inferior plastic cases, claiming they are 0.3mm or 0.4mm thick. However, all of those 0.3/0.4mm cases are made of PP material which is matte translucent in nature. Unlike those PP thin cases, Zero 5 is made of TR-90 plastic polymer which is highly transparent, remarkably tough, highly flexible, shatterproof and highly resistant to UV damage. Besides its super slim body that measures only 0.5mm in thickness, Zero 5 is lightweight and durable and offers comprehensive protection to your iPhone. It has complete access to all the main ports and buttons of the new iPhone 7. Charging has also never been easy since you do not have to remove the case.

 

The weight of Zero 5 is just 6 grams so you can barely notice the change of the thickness and weight after putting on such as a slim case on your iPhone 7. Zero 5 protects the sides of the iPhone by protruding slightly above the front screen. The camera hole is specially engineered to prevent the new camera on the back from touching a flat surface when laid down. To provide further protection to your iPhone 7, a front screen film is provided.

 

Zero 5 can fully show off more of the new iPhone design and colors (Jet Black and Matte Black) with the minimal case design while protecting your iPhone 7/7 Plus from shocks and impacts. Aside from the clear hard case, you will get a front screen protector, a microfiber cloth and a wallet size iPhone stand.

 

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iPhone CAZE started its business at a small shop with handmade products at the beginning and proudly released its first iPhone case in 2007. Due to the spread of word and increasing demand of overseas orders, iPhone CAZE began to take orders on its website in 2009. iPhone CAZE admires fashion, using leather, fabric, metal, polymer and swarovski crystal, to bring something luxury and special on iPhone for any occasion. Copyright 2007-2016 iPhone CAZE. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Dig This 1.0 – An Underground Game About Gravity, Physics and Strategy

Sao Paulo, Brazil – RRdaS Game Factory is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Dig This 1.0, their challenging physics-based gravity-centric puzzle game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The game requires players to make use of their creativity and knowledge of physics to solve the underground challenges posed in each level. Create a path and then release the ball. Sounds simple, but will it reach its goal?

 

Dig This is a strategy-based game which requires players to plan carefully before digging a path for their ball to follow. By simply dragging their finger on the screen, diggers can create an underground path to guide their ball, collecting bonus stars and making its way to its goal, which is the portal to the next level. Once the path is created, release the ball, and watch it (hopefully) make its way to the portal.

 

“I’ve always enjoyed games that offer more than just a twitch-and-shoot type of playability,” says Ricardo Silva, owner of RRdaS Game Factory. “When developing Dig This, we knew we wanted to offer players a challenge to more than just their reflexes, but instead offer a chance to exercise the most important muscle in their body, their mind.”

 

The gamer’s path to the portal is immediately apparent in the first few levels, offering the ability to easily make their way to the portal, while collecting all of the bonus stars along the way. However, the player is quickly faced with an increasing level of difficulty in the following levels, offering enough brain-twisting deviltry to baffle even the most strategic competitor.

 

Features:
* Deformable terrain
* Physics-based action
* Super simple, surprisingly challenging gameplay
* Stimulates logic, skill and persistence
* Experience fun mechanics that are uniquely designed for each level
* Stunning graphics and sounds

 

Players will find they are faced with unusual strategic issues in later levels of the game. For instance, in some cases, the ball might need to rise instead of falling. Luckily this seemingly impossible challenge can be resolved by using mines which are buried in the ground. Keep an eye out for hidden tunnels in some of the holes, as they’ll also aid the ball along its way. Some of the mines can even be relocated, which adds to the challenging game play.

 

Each level offers a unique challenge. The graphics, while enjoyably retro, are beautifully rendered, and add to the game’s enjoyment. Dig This includes a haunting soundtrack and sound effects, which bring an atmosphere of mystery to the mix, adding to the player’s enjoyment as they try to solve a level, “just one more time.”

 

“I’m sure that players who download Dig This from the App Store are going to be frustrated by the challenging gameplay,” continues Ricardo. “But I also know they won’t be able to stop playing it once they start. Anyone who enjoys logic puzzles will want to take the ‘Dig This’ challenge, and they won’t be able to stop playing until they’ve solved every puzzle.”

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 306 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Dig This 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. While not necessary to complete the game, convenient in-app purchases are available to remove ads, unlock all of the game levels, and allow access to all caves.

 

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RRdaS Game Factory is a gaming company dedicated to bring fun to the world. Its games are available for iOS and macOS operating systems. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Brazil, they are the creators behind of ColorMixer, Themed Puzzle, Jigsaw Extravaganza, Jetman Reloaded, iPuzzle: Super Pack, Color Trick, and others. All Material and Software Copyright (C) 2016 RRdaS Game Factory. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Nest Egg – Inventory for iOS Offers a Convenient Way to Track Inventory

Campbell, California – Winprogger LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Nest Egg – Inventory 4.1.22, an important update to their easy-to-use, yet comprehensive inventory app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Nest Egg allows users to quickly scan an item’s UPC code, offering instant lookup and entry of the item’s information. Additional information can then be entered and saved by the user, offering a complete record of all items in any household or business inventory.

 

Unlike most inventory apps, which require an extended learning curve and tedious entry of items by hand, Nest Egg – Inventory is easy to learn and item entry takes only seconds. In addition to tracking personal items or inventoried stock, Nest Egg offers access to online pricing and special offers via connections to online marketplaces, including Amazon and eBay, making it easy to evaluate the current value of personal belongings or business inventory.

 

In addition to efficient entry of items via UPC Codes, Nest Egg offers the ability to enter additional information, such as an item’s purchase price, purchase date, place of purchase, warranty period, replacement cost, and more; making it perfect for tracking warranty and insurance information, to be produced at a moment’s notice.

 

“Inventory tracking, be it for business assets or personal, has always been a tedious manual process, eating up too many man-hours when entering all of the information by hand,” says Winprogger founder Satya Das. “But with Nest Egg, users can simply scan a UPC or EAN, taking just a second to automatically enter a good amount of the information.”

 

Features:
* Easy item entry via barcode scanning, autofill of product information, and batch editing
* Tracking of serial number, warranty information, and contact information of manufacturer and seller
* User alerts for product and warranty expirations, and return date expirations
* Offers online price checks, including links to merchant websites for easy repurchasing
* HD photos of receipts, purchase orders, and product packaging. Perfect for returns and insurance claims
* User-customizable categories and subcategories
* Location tracking
* Track lending and borrowing information, with handy reminders
* Backup and restore via iTunes
* CSV/HTML export capabilities. Shareable via email or printing via AirPrint
* Reports include item count, purchase price, replacement cost, and online price by category and location
* Manufacturer and merchant information available at the touch of a button
* With a single tap, users can contact manufacturers and merchants by phone, email, or a visit to their website
* Universal app displays properly on any iOS device

 

Lending out or borrowing items such as DVDs, tools, and other items and equipment can be frustrating, fraying both personal and business relationships. Nest Egg offers the ability to track who an item was loaned to, and when it was loaned. Users can easily enter the name and contact information of a lender or borrower, making it easy to tell at a glance who currently has an item, and even set a reminder for when an item is due to be returned.

 

Nest Egg also provides complete item and inventory tracking for international users, and is available in 13 languages including: English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 23.2 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Nest Egg – Inventory 4.1.22 is only $4.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. A free “Lite” version of Nest Egg is also available. Review copies are available upon request.

 

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Based in Campbell, California, Winprogger LLC was co-founded by Satya Das. Mr. Das is a technologist and architect with over a decade of experience in systems programming, computer security, and cryptography. His current interests include innovation engineering, embedded devices, mobile applications, and scalable cloud services. The company’s app, Nest Egg, was originally conceived out of an unmet need for quickly entering information about purchases at home by scanning barcodes and tracking price, warranty, returns, and expiry. Nest Egg is now used at homes and businesses around the world. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Winprogger LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Ask Fortuna 1.0 for iPhone and iPad makes millions of unique fortunes

Encinitas, California – Independent software developer, SchwanSongs today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Ask Fortuna 1.0, an intriguing new fortune-generator for iPhone and iPad. Ask Fortuna creates almost-random sayings and prescient prognostications with a twist. However, these are not plagiarized lists of old quotes, nor are they completely random sentences of computer-speak; They are something in between. Ask Fortuna makes millions of uniquely original sayings, guided by “artificial intelligence” that imbues its prose with poetic and thought-provoking wit. You can save and send your favorite sayings to your friends, and even have “Ask Fortuna” read the saying out loud in one of many computerized voices.

 

This app is always ready to offer you some stress relief or just a smile, or possibly even some sage advice just at the right time. You never know what sayings Fortuna has in store for you, and like life, it will usually be a fun surprise. They can be posted into a newsletter or blog, e-mailed, or you could have a “read-aloud silliness contest” with friends.

 

Here are some examples of Ask Fortuna’s serious, absurdly funny, and zen-like generated sayings:
* This month is an auspicious time to play with wild abandon
* With great power comes a knob that goes to 11
* A journey of a thousand suggestions begins with a single meeting
* Your desire is waiting to be fulfilled, if you find the right spot
* Take care, somebody’s cute pet will cause a nightmare
* A wise man once said when interruptions cluster, earplugs will be needed
* The universe knows that if the day starts with a bang, your fortune cookie should be given to a friend
* The right time to read the next chapter is after watching the sun set
* Somebody suggested that when your journey seems the longest, look to your friends for guidance
* Now that you can make a choice, your destiny will go all fractal

 

The app’s name and original artwork and music refer to the Roman Goddess Fortuna, who personifies luck and fortune, both good and bad.

 

Main Features:

 

* Speak to Me – Either automatically or manually speak your fortunes out loud in any of your installed text-to-speech voices (this is an add-on feature.)

 

* Share – You can send the fortune off to friends on Facebook/Twitter/e-mail/messaging.

 

* Bookmark and “Re-In-Karma” – Each fortune has its own unique 8-character “Karma-code” which, if typed in, can instantly re-display that exact fortune again, on any device that is running “Ask Fortuna”. This feature lets you type one of these codes and re-display that particular fortune, or choose a prior “bookmarked” fortune. This is good for bookmarking/saving and revisiting prior funny ones, or sending the code to friends so they can jump to it it too, instant “Re-In-Karma”. Ask Fortuna will save up to 10 of these bookmarked fortunes, older ones dropping off as you bookmark new ones.

 

* Choose your Fortune – You can type your name, birthday, or other phrase, and it uses that text to create a unique fortune from the particular letters/numbers typed. It will extract just the letters and numbers, so that names, birthdays, phrases will each generate a fortune that is always tied to their text. That is, typing in your same text would create that unique fortune again, even on your friend’s computer.

 

* Shake it Up – On the iPad and iPhone, shaking the device will automatically generate a new fortune, somewhat like the “Magic 8-ball” idea.

 

* Personal – The Fortunes are unique to you. If you and a friend start the app on two different devices at exactly the same time, you will still each get different fortunes.

 

* Customize – The Preferences or Settings page lets you customize the appearance, choosing a favorite color as a backdrop tint behind the text, and turning on/off sound effects for the buttons. This is also where you can “test-drive” the computer-voices and purchase the “Speak-to-me” feature.

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 25.8 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Ask Fortuna 1.0.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies), with the bonus $0.99 in-app-purchase “Speak To Me” feature, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. A limited number of promotional codes are available to members of the media. Journalists who are interested in receiving one for product review should contact Eduard Schwan, Owner & Creative Wing of SchwanSongs. A press kit for iOS, including screenshots, icons, and related media for review/print are available.

 

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SchwanSongs is a San Diego, California-based DBA company run by software developer Eduard Schwan. The company creates macOS and iOS software, as well as creating original music, videos, home-roasted coffee and computer artwork, usually in combination, in order to educate and inspire. Eduard has been crafting (mostly Mac, some Apple II) software for over 3 decades for companies like GoPro, Intuit, Jostens Learning, Gryphon Software, etc. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 SchwanSongs. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, OS X, Mac, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Beetlejuice of the Howard Stern Show releases Beetmoji for iOS

Los Angeles, California – Flight Systems LLC today is proud to announce the release of BeetMoji 1.0.1, their hilarious new emoji app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Beetlejuice is undeniably the #1 Wack Packer on the Howard Stern Show. Beetmoji is Bad as Can. Now you can send hilarious Beetmoji’s to your friends and family. The app will be updated weekly to include new emojis relevant to the show. Over 85 crazy and absurd Beetlejuice Emojis and Bitmoji with more added weekly!

 

The app features emojis such as:
* Hit em with the Hein, Bas as Can, and Woop Woop Emojis
* Trump Beet
* Heff Beet
* Nasa Beet
* Super Beet
* Football Beet
* Boxing Beet
* Howard Beet
* Zika Beet
* Smoking Beet
* Happy Beet
* Love Beet
* Sick Beet
* Friendly Beet
* Mad Beet
* Drunk Beet
* Fighting Beet
* Snapchat Beet
* Laughing Beet
* Angry Beet
* Confused Beet
* Champaign Popping Beet
* Cigar Smoking Beet
* Wide Eyed Beeet
* Drinking Beet
* Unicorn Onesie Beet
* And so much more

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.1.1 or later
* 6mb

 

Pricing and Availability:
BeetMoji 1.0.1 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Please contact Todd Schram for free review copies of the app.

 

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Located in Los Angeles, Flight Systems LLC was founded in 2011. Copyright (C) 2011-2016 Flight Systems LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Chop Commute – See Traffic and Drive Times on Mac Menu Bar

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts – Indie developer, InchWest is proud to release Chop Commute 1.61, a Mac app that takes the guess work out of daily commute by showing real-time traffic and drive times right on the Mac menu bar as a tray icon. Beat the traffic – save time and money by leaving for work or home at the right time.

 

No need to manually check the traffic on your phone to figure out the best time to get out of work – Chop commute does the work for you and always shows you the best time right on the OS X menu bar. Chop commute is like Google Now for OS X, only better since it is designed specifically to help you get home quicker. Long commutes or heavy traffic can easily be avoided by being strategic about when you leave to or from work.

 

Key features of Chop Commute include:
* Live traffic information for almost all countries (using traffic data from Google Maps)
* Status icon displaying color coded commute information
* Save time and money by leaving at the right time

 

The app is useful for daily commuters (whether to work or school), but currently works only on Mac computers (Windows version is in the works).

 

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.10 (El Capitan) or later
* 64-bit processor
* 2.8 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Chop Commute 1.61 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Travel category. For more information about Chop Commute or InchWest, please contact Praneeth Veerepalli.

 

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Located in Boston, Massachusetts, InchWest is an indie developer creating beautiful, unique and useful products for iOS, macOS and Windows devices. Their products are built to improve productivity and lifestyle by utilizing cutting edge technology. All Material and Software (C) 2016 InchWest / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Default Folder X 5.0.7 corrects issues with Sierra

Denver, Colorado – St. Clair Software is happy to announce today’s release of Default Folder X 5.0.7. Default Folder X’s custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Pop-up menus let you quickly navigate your folders and open Finder windows. Previews, file information, Spotlight tagging and comments are there when you need them. Open, save, and get back to work: Default Folder X is workflow for the rest of us.

 

This version of Default Folder X fixes a few compatibility issues with macOS 10.12 Sierra, and brings resizable windows to its preferences to make it easier for users to manage their favorite and default folders. Anyone using Default Folder X 5 should update to version 5.0.7.

 

What’s New in Default Folder X 5.0.7:
* Fixes a crash that occasionally occurs at startup under macOS 10.12 Sierra.
* Corrects problems handling minimized Save dialogs. This was causing Default Folder X not to appear in Save dialogs when it should.
* Addresses problems detecting the current folder when running on systems for which Default Folder X isn’t localized.
* Fixes a bug that could cause an inoperative file dialog to be left on-screen.
* The Folder, Shortcut and Options windows in the preferences are now resizable.

 

System Requirements:
* macOS 10.10 through 10.12

 

Pricing and Availability:
Default Folder X 5.0.7 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95 (USD) and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95. Please see the St. Clair Software web site for screencasts, screenshots, a full change log, and additional feature information. St. Clair Software strongly recommends that anyone using Default Folder X on El Capitan or Sierra install this update.

 

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Based in Denver, Colorado, St. Clair Software is a privately held company that has been specializing in utilities and custom software solutions for the Macintosh since 1988. St. Clair Software can be contacted at: St. Clair Software, 271 S. Emerson Street, Denver, CO, USA 80209. Copyright (C) 1988-2016 St. Clair Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.