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FxFactory Releases Smooth Glass Slideshow Plugins for Final Cut Pro X

FxFactory today released a new Final Cut Pro X set of plugins called XEffects Smooth Glass Slideshow. Developed by partner Idustrial Revolution, the plugins are a pack of effects, transitions and titles that build beautiful glossy slideshows for images or video. The set of plugins can be used in a wide variety of projects, from broadcast show openers, corporate and social media projects, all the way to wedding and home video edits. The plugins are very easy to use, editors can stack as many traveling glossy bars as they wish on the timeline to produce eye-catching results.


FxFactory Releases Smooth Glass Slideshow Plugins for Final Cut Pro X


* Build slideshow directly on the Final Cut Pro X timeline
* Grow, shrink and constant thickness strips
* Layer as many strips as you wish, including overlaps
* Constant or acceleration strip moves left or right
* Adjust strip blur, tint and brightness
* Adjust strip edge width, colour and opacity
* Image and text moves match
* OSC for text placement anywhere on frame
* Built-in text colour palettes or use your own
* Layer as many text elements as you wish
* 4K Ready


Idustrial Revolution’s designers and editors have been at the forefront of using Apple technology and software in creating content for broadcasters, corporate users and videographers. They have been successfully producing products for Final Cut Pro for over 10 years.


“The most searched for item on our website is a slideshow,” said Peter Wiggins, plugin developer at Idustrial Revolution, “So it made sense to add to our growing collection of FCPX templates with a great looking slideshow that can be easily built directly on the timeline. We published the world’s first ever commercial product for Apple’s Motion back in 2004. It was a template with a single glass bar that travelled over the frame, I think it is fair to say we have come a long way since then!”


Pricing and Availability:
XEffects Smooth Glass Slideshow is distributed on the FxFactory App Store. It is being launched at a discounted price of $39 (USD) until the 6th April 2018. Normal price $49. For more information, please contact Niclas Bahn.

Graphic Node Offers Flash Sale on Creativity Apps

Graphic Node, the developers behind some of the App Store’s popular creativity assistant apps have launched a flash sale on 42 of their applications. All of these products are available for a limited time for just $1.99 for everyone! These applications offer creative items for many of the popular productivity and image-editing suites, so it is a great time to jump in as a new user, or for existing users to expand their collections!


The complete list of apps discounted to $1.99 for the flash sale:
* Books Expert – Templates for iBooks Author
* Bundle for Pages by GN
* Bundle for Wedding
* Business Bundle for Word by GN
* DesiGN Brochures Templates
* DesiGN Books for iBooks – Templates (Bundle)
* DesiGN Books Author Bundle
* DesiGN Certificates Templates
* Design Elements – GN Templates
* DesiGN Flyers Templates
* Design for Keynote
* Design for Numbers
* DesiGN Greeting Cards Templates
* DesiGN Invitation Templates
* DesiGN Invoices Templates
* DesiGN Labels Templates
* DesiGN Letters Templates
* DesiGN Menus Templates
* DesiGN Newsletters Templates
* DesiGN Posters Templates
* GN Business Books for iBooks Author
* GN Business Cards Templates
* GN Catalogs for Pages – Templates Bundle
* GN Fax for Pages -Templates Bundle
* GN Food Books for iBooks Author – Templates Bundle
* GN Infographics for Adobe Illustrator
* GN Infographics for Adobe Photoshop
* GN Letters Templates for Pages
* GN Memos for Pages – Templates Bundle
* GN Templates Bundle for iWork
* Graphics
* iArt for MS Excel
* iArt for MS Word
* iArt for Numbers
* iArt Layout Design
* iArt Theme Design
* Inspiration Templates
* Print Templates for Word by GN
* Resume Templates
* Stock Icons – Cliparts by GN
* Templates for MS Excel by GN
* Templates for MS Powerpoint by GN
* Templates for MS Word by GN
* Templates for Photoshop by GN
* Templates for Pixelmator by GN
* Vector Icons – Cliparts by GN


“Users love our creativity products and we are proud to be able to offer one of the most extensive creative items collections on the market. We are launching a one-day flash sale so new users could get their hands on productivity templates and graphics, and discover the amazing opportunities they open up for creativity at home or work” – said Zivile Unguvaityte, CEO of Graphic Node. “Our products are designed to be flexible and adaptable, so users of any skill-level can work with them and achieve amazing results in no time! With 42 diverse products on sale for just $1.99, we’re sure that everyone can find something useful for personal and business needs!”


All Graphic Node applications can be found on the Mac App Store. [GET THEM HERE]

KeyCue 8.7 is The Last Maintenance Release Before KeyCue 9

Ergonis Software today released KeyCue 8.7, a new version of the company’s highly acclaimed keyboard shortcut learning tool. KeyCue 8.7 is scheduled to be the last maintenance release for KeyCue 8, while Ergonis is already preparing to release the major version KeyCue 9 later this year.


KeyCue 8.7 is The Last Maintenance Release Before KeyCue 9


KeyCue 8.7 can now display macro shortcuts of yKey (former “iKey”). It offers faster animation of the menu scanning process and additional information during the installation process. Besides that, the new version fixes a cosmetic issue on High Sierra and contains compatibility improvements with PhotoLab and Photos. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.


Moreover, Ergonis Software is already preparing for the next major version, KeyCue 9, which is scheduled for release later this year. It will come with great new features that open the door to more efficient usage, more power and more fun. But there’s no reason to wait for KeyCue 9. All KeyCue purchases (new and upgrades alike) made now already include the major upgrade to KeyCue 9.0 and all subsequent 9.x upgrades.


The productivity paradox of keyboard shortcuts is that shortcuts were designed to increase productivity. However, productivity actually decreases when applications provide large numbers of shortcuts, in particular when the shortcuts are defined inconsistently across applications. KeyCue’s elegantly simple solution is to display an instant overview of currently available keyboard shortcuts, application-specific menu shortcuts as well as system-wide hotkeys, and user-defined shortcut descriptions. Over time, KeyCue users will automatically remember frequently used shortcuts and start working more efficiently.


KeyCue has already received many awards, including a 4.5-Mice award from MacWorld magazine.


System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.6 or newer
* Compatible with macOS High Sierra (10.13)


Availability and Ordering:
The upgrade to KeyCue 8.7 is free for anyone who owns a license for KeyCue 8 or purchased a license for KeyCue 7 on or after March 1st 2015. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. All KeyCue purchases (new and upgrades alike) made now already include the major upgrade to KeyCue 9.0 and all subsequent 9.x upgrades. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company’s web site.

Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign Improves File Queue Management

Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory Server 2.0.14, a maintenance update to company’s output automation tool for Adobe InDesign. Developed originally for a major magazine publisher in the United States to free up their operator computers from outputting InDesign files, the software automates InDesign workflow by processing files from watched hot folders.


Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign Improves File Queue Management


The new version introduces the following new abilities and improvements:

* Output Factory Server now performs most of its operations in the background, which fixes the issue of unresponsive UI during processing on macOS High Sierra.
* Users can now click the Stop button to abort hot folder watching and remove any pending files from the queue without interrupting the current InDesign file processing.
* Users can now insert specific text from InDesign layout in the variable names of output files in combination with layer versioning.
* Fixed an issue in which some advanced file naming options could not be used in combination with layer versioning.
* Fixed an issue in which blank files could be created when exporting InDesign spreads as TIFF on a network volume.


After Output Factory Server is intended to run on a dedicated machine and serve unlimited users on a network via watched hot folders. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, large format printing, Flash files and so on.


Output Factory Server offers the following key features:

* Output InDesign files automatically from hot folders
* Supports print, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
* Export as single pages
* Automatic email notifications
* Layer versioning
* Run custom scripts
* Variable output file names
* Automatic preflighting


Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $699.95 USD, as well as from authorized resellers. A trial is also available for download. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.

Portland Cardiologist Launches New Heart Attack Prevention App

Semler HealthPerks (SHP) has launched its latest Version 2.3 of Dr. Semler’s HeartPerks App, the first interactive App that deals directly with preventing cardio vascular disease and heart attacks – the #1 cause of death in this country. The updated version of DR. Semler’s Heartperks App is now on the App Store and Google Play.



The App is available for a one-time download charge of $.99. This version gives users access to three elements: “Risk Assessment Meter”, “Step Counter” and “Meet Dr. Semler” features.


The updated Premium Version is offered at a monthly rate of $1.99 or annual rate of $11.99. and offers additional elements:
* Current articles and updates on cardio vascular disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.
* Direct access to Dr. Semler on our “Ask Dr. Semler” Tab
* Interaction with followers on our “Groups” tab enabling users to ask questions and tell their story
* Direct links to where users can earn discounts and rewards


“Heart attacks can effect anyone. Our mission is saving lives.” Says Dr. Semler. “And this app will do just that.”


Semler HealthPerks Founder and CEO, Dr. Herb Semler, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.C, F.A.H.A., developed this easy to use application to educate and motivate users to increase their physical activity. This is the first interactive mobile App developed by a Mayo Clinic trained cardiologist, providing information on the causes and prevention of cardiac disease and heart attacks, the #1 cause of death in America. The “Ask Dr. Semler” section answers frequently asked questions about various heart conditions and medical terms and provides electronic access to Dr. Semler. The weekly updated “Advice” section offers numerous tips on living well, eating well and staying healthy.


Our Risk Assessment tool will give you guidance as to your risk for heart disease. Your daily steps will be tracked through integration with the Apple HealthKit for iPhone and through Google Fit for Android users.


According to the American Heart Association, over 800,000 heart attacks occur in the U.S. every year. However, 80% of heart attacks can be prevented by healthy lifestyle choices.


The Semler’s HeartPerks App is based on the “Seven Pillars” of heart healthy living:

1. Stop smoking
2. Control high blood pressure
3. Control diabetes
4. Control cholesterol
5. Increase physical activity
6. Follow a heart healthy diet
7. Avoid obesity


Dr. Herb Semler is a respected and internationally known cardiologist and inventor and holds multiple patents for cardiology products. He has spent his entire medical career counseling thousands of patients on the importance of preventing heart disease.


Pricing and Availability:
Dr. Semler’s HeartPerks 2.2.2 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play. Premium Versions are available to $1.99/month or $11.99 annually.

SoundMeter X Succeeds the Original iPhone Sound Level Meter

Faber Acoustical today is pleased to announce the release of SoundMeter X as the successor to SoundMeter, the first-ever sound level meter app for iPhone. In 2008, SoundMeter became the first sound level meter app in the iPhone App Store. Since then, SoundMeter has been validated by professional researchers as “the app best suited for occupational and general purpose noise measurements.” With a continued pursuit of accuracy, precision, and reliability, Faber Acoustical announces SoundMeter X as the newest version of SoundMeter for iOS.



SoundMeter may be downloaded for free from the App Store. The free download includes a sound level meter tool, which supports time-weighted sound levels, Lp, with flat frequency weighting and fast time weighting (LpAF). Additional tools and features are offered via auto-renewable subscriptions. SoundMeter Standard, SoundMeter Pro, and Pro Tool Set subscriptions may be purchased in increments of 1 month or 1 year.


Major additions to the new SoundMeter X include a multi-channel data recorder tool, for streaming sound information to audio files, and the ability to share a Pro Tool Set subscription with the new SignalScope X–a single subscription unlocks Pro tools in both apps. SoundMeter’s Pro Tool Set subscription unlocks all tools and features of the SoundMeter Pro subscription in SoundMeter X and all tools and features of the Pro Tool Set subscription in SignalScope X. Users who have already purchased the Pro Tool Set subscription within SignalScope X will be able to access the Pro features in SoundMeter X while that subscription is active. An iCloud account login is required for syncing subscriptions between the two apps.


The SoundMeter Standard subscription includes access to more capable sound level meter and noise dosimeter tools, plus ongoing hardware support, such as periodically updated nominal microphone sensitivities for built-in microphones on Apple devices, updated nominal voltage sensitivities for select audio input devices, and automatic calibration for audio input devices that include built-in sensitivity information. The SoundMeter Pro subscription adds a whole or 1/3-octave real-time spectrum analyzer, a multi-channel data recorder, and a stereo signal generator. Additionally, data logging is added to the meter, dosimeter, and octave analyzer tools, and percentile-exceeded sound levels are added to the meter and octave analyzer tools.


Device Requirements:
* Designed to take full advantage of the iPhone X’s 5.8″ screen
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 10.0 or later
* 42 MB


Pricing and Availability:
SoundMeter X is Free (With App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. The existing SoundMeter and SoundMeter Pro apps will remain available for sale on the App Store for a limited time for the benefit of those who need access to them on iOS 8 and 9.

Output Factory for InDesign Is Now Available on the New Adobe Exchange

Zevrix Solutions today announces that Output Factory for Adobe InDesign is now available on the new and improved Adobe Exchange. Awarded 5 of 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide. The software helps users eliminate repetitive tasks through batch processing with time-saving output options.


Output Factory for InDesign Is Now Available on the New Adobe Exchange


Adobe Exchange provides a new way to search, discover, and install plug-ins, extensions, and other content for Creative Cloud products.. As a unified destination that brings third-party integrations with Creative Cloud, Document Cloud & Experience Cloud under a single umbrella, Adobe Exchange will make it easier for customers to discover and install integrations that expand and enhance what they can achieve on Adobe’s Clouds.


“With Output Factory, I’ve got our magazine production down to six minutes from three hours,” says Jeff Middleton, a Toronto, Canada based graphic designer. “Once I set up all my presets, it was insane how fast it was. I load all my InDesign docs into Output Factory, press play, go grab a coffee and come back to my entire magazine.”


Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, IDML, EPUB and several image formats. It offers the following key features:

* Batch processing of InDesign files
* Export as single pages or spreads
* Output files to multiple formats with one click
* Variable output file names
* Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
* Preflight InDesign documents on the fly
* Run custom scripts
* Preflight final PDF files


Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Adobe Exchange for $169.95 USD (Lite version: $119.95) as well as from Zevrix website and authorized resellers. A Trial is also available for download. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2018.

Keep It 1.3 Adds iCloud Folder Sharing, PDF Annotation and More

Reinvented Software is pleased to announce the release of Keep It 1.3, which adds iCloud folder sharing, PDF annotation, focus on folders, and the ability to edit saved searches, plus improvements to notes, the info view, and more. Keep It is the successor to Together, a brand new app that preserves the very best of its predecessor, but recast for today and the future.


Keep It 1.3 Adds iCloud Folder Sharing, PDF Annotation and More


Keep It is a notebook, scrapbook and organizer, ideal for writing notes, saving web links, organizing documents, and finding them again. Available on Mac, iPad and iPhone, Keep It is the destination for all those things you want to put somewhere, confident you will find them again later.


Keep It 1.3 adds iCloud folder sharing, where any top-level folder can now be shared with other Keep It users via iCloud. This version can also focus the sidebar on any folder that contains other folders, bundles or saved searches, hiding all other folders not in the hierarchy, making it ideal for focusing on particular projects.


Keep It 1.3 now allows saved searches to be edited. Complex searches can either be created by combining suggestions in the search field, or both created and edited using a rule-based editor that allows for more options, such as finding all items with dates in a particular period (e.g. the last 7 days), untagged or unlabelled items. In addition, saved searches can now be nested in the folders they target. Saved searches can be created and edited on both Mac and iOS.


It’s now possible to add highlights in a variety of colors to PDF documents, and notes to those highlights. There is a new “Where” line that can be shown in the Info view to see the path of the folder in which an item is stored, along with any bundles that contain the item. When highlighting text in notes, there is now the same choice of highlight colors as in PDFs, and it’s now possible to drag other items to a note to insert a clickable link to the item.


About Keep It:
Pretty much anything can be added to Keep It, including notes, web links, rich and plain text documents, PDFs, images, or any other kind of file, using drag and drop, its share extension, the Services menu, or a browser bookmarklet. Keep It can also create new files of any type from stationery, and uses iCloud to make everything available across your devices and to share folders and items with others.


Keep It has all the organization tools you could need, including folders, tags, colored labels, and bundles. Keep It stores everything you add as files in folders that you can access in the Finder on Mac or the Files app on iOS 11, and open in other apps for editing. Saving files to these folders will automatically add them.


Building on Together, just about everything in Keep It has been improved or streamlined to work consistently across Mac and iOS, while taking advantage of each platform’s unique strengths. Keep It’s innovative tag filter that can drill down through combinations of related tags, and works in conjunction with search, which offers suggestions and makes it easy to combine terms. Keep It for Mac’s Compact Mode reduces the app to a single column, ideal for using as a floating window, or alongside another full screen app in split view, as you would on iPad.


Pricing and Availability:
Keep It for Mac 1.3 requires macOS 10.12 Sierra or later, and is available as a 15-day trial. A license for Keep It for Mac costs $49.99 (USD), and will include all Keep It Version 1.x updates. Together 3 users can purchase a $24.99 upgrade, or get a free copy if Together 3 was purchased during its final 6 months on sale. Keep It is also available on the Mac App Store, also with a free trial, and a choice of one-time purchases to buy Keep It, upgrade from Together, along with monthly or yearly subscriptions. Keep It for iPad and iPhone is available separately with either monthly ($1.49) or yearly ($9.99) subscriptions.