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Project Planning Pro Brings an AI-Enabled Chatbot to Their iOS App

Independent development team i2e Consulting today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Project Planning Pro 3.4.3, an important update to their project and task management app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app allows anyone to quickly create a new project plan by entering tasks, their durations, and their start dates. Users can use simple touch-based gestures to edit and update tasks via the app’s interactive Gantt chart.

 

 

Project Planning Pro helps teams increase productivity by allowing them to manage their tasks, communicate and collaborate, and avoid missing their all-important project deadlines. Anyone can make use of the award-nominated app to plan and manage any size or type of project, directly from their iPhone or iPad. The app’s flexibility allows users to manage apps anywhere, in or out of the office.

 

iVA allows iOS device users to ask the chatbot for information about their projects, helping them to gain insight into the projects, allowing them to make better informed decisions. Currently, the feature is in a beta “iOS-only” version, but the company has plans to roll the chatbot out to other platforms in the near future.

 

Users can ask iVA questions about the overall project, specific tasks, or about specific resources:
* Are any projects due this week?
* What is the total cost of the project?
* Which projects are delayed?
* What are the milestones in the project?
* Which tasks should I be working on today?
* Show me all delayed tasks.
* Who is assigned to a particular task?
* List all delayed tasks.
* And many others

 

By answering important questions about projects and their associated tasks and resources, iVA makes project management easier. iVA helps users decide the best way to manage their work, providing the critical information managers need to make the right project management decisions.

 

Currently, iVA only offers information from existing projects. However, iVA will soon be able to create new projects, streamlining project management, something no other project management app currently has the capability to do.

 

Project Planning Pro still offers the ability to quickly and easily share project information with customers and coworkers in PDF, CSV, or XML file format, offering efficient compatibility with nearly any project management application available for both desktop and mobile devices. i2e Consulting also offers Mac, Windows, and Android versions of the app, making it easy to share projects with across various device platforms.

 

Features:
* Create or Import Project Plans/Schedule
* Task links types include: finish-to-start, start-to-start, finish-to-finish and start-to-finish
* Interactive Gantt: Tap or pinch the Gantt bar to change dates and durations
* Gantt view, Calendar view and Critical path view to analyze and review your plans
* Build team and assign resources
* Reorder Tasks
* Bird’s-eye view of Gantt for easy navigation
* Slider bar to increase viewing area for Gantt or Table view
* Filter tasks by task name, duration, %complete, start date, finish date and resource
* Export plans to Microsoft Project (XML File)
* Cost Calculation – Resource, Task and Project
* Backup and Restore plans
* Create plan templates and export to Dropbox, BOX or Email
* Import and view project risk from Risk Register+ (.prr)
* Import plans via email, Dropbox, BOX or iCloud
* Share plans as PDF, CSV or XML file

 

Project Planning Pro has been nominated for numerous awards, including the BestApp Ever Awards 2014 “Best Business App” Award (third nomination in a row), the 2014 Tabby Award, and the Appsters Award 2014, just to name a few.

 

Project Planning Pro allows iPhone and iPad users to manage any type of project, no matter the size. It’s an ideal tool for project managers on the go, especially with the new iVA chatbot feature that offers better insight into current projects.
Project Planning Pro 3.4.3 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. The free version allows users to create one project. A convenient $24.99 in-app purchase offers the ability to create unlimited projects and removes all ads. The app is also available for the Mac, Windows, and Android

SpeakerCue Confidence Monitoring for the Professional Speaking Community

CampSoftware is excited to announce the release of SpeakerCue, a confidence monitor for professional producers and presenters. This handy communications tool is a simple, streamlined way for a presenter or speaker to monitor their time and for an assistant or producer to provide them with invaluable information. SpeakerCue requirements are simple; a Mac or PC for the person who is controlling the time and messaging, and an external display within view of the speaker to receive those messages.

 

 

“SpeakerCue is the only full-featured program countdown clock that integrates the ability to easily communicate with your speaker or moderator while they’re on stage,” said Bill Chapman, Executive Director/Producer at The Richmond Forum, America’s largest non-profit public lecture series. “We’ve used SpeakerCue for speeches by President Barack Obama, actress Glenn Close, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, and others. Now, I would never consider producing a program without it.”

 

The most important feature of SpeakerCue is that it provides a configurable clock, customizable in a variety of color and display options. The clock can be configured in hour/minutes or hour/minutes/seconds mode in the current time or as a countdown clock. Based on preference, it can also be set to flash or change color at a pre-set time to inform the speaker to start wrapping up their presentation or at other prearranged times.

 

SpeakerCue also features a one-way message transmitter that will allow an advisor to give speakers of all skill levels the instructions they need to make their presentations better in real time. SpeakerCue is an excellent way for a teacher to send basic instructions to a beginner speaker such as “Speak louder,” “Slow down,” “Look up,” or “Smile.” Seasoned professional producers can send their speaker more advanced cues such as, “Expand on that point,” “Last question,” or “Introduce the next speaker.”

 

Computer Requirements:
* Mac running OS 10.9.5 (Mavericks) or later
* Windows running Windows 7, SP1 Platform Update (64-bit versions only) or later
* Also runs on Linux and Raspberry Pi

 

Visit SpeakerCue online to download a free demo. In demo mode, SpeakerCue will auto-quit after 10 minutes, but it can be relaunched as often as you would like. For more information, please contact Ardith Gumbert.

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Xwavesoft Announces 60% Summer Sale

Xwavesoft follows the established Summer Sale tradition and offers a 60% discount on its well known and highly rated products, such as Be Focused, Cloud Outliner, Focus Matrix, Daily Habits. From Tuesday, June 12 through Friday, June 15, all Xwavesoft’s productivity applications will be offered at 60% discount on both iOS and Mac App Stores.

 

Since everyone has a tight schedule and always pressed for time, Xwavesoft team are delighted to introduce applications where the latest productivity principles and techniques are incorporated to keep people more efficient. These apps increase personal productivity and helps to focus on things that really matter naturally organizing plans, projects and ideas in a clear way for faster goal achievement and better results.

 

Pricing and Availability:
* Be Focused Pro (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* Be Focused Pro (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99 (USD)
* Cloud Outliner (iOS) – $2.99(USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* Cloud Outliner (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (USD)
* Focus Matrix (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* Focus Matrix (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99(USD)
* Daily Habits (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99(USD)
* Chrono Plus (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* Chrono Plus (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99 (USD)
* Guest List Organizer (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* Guest List Organizer (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (USD)
* eXtra Voice Recorder (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* eXtra Voice Recorder (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99 (USD)
* Magic Cutter (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (USD)

 

The discount in the Mac App Store and iOS App Store is valid from Tuesday, June 12 through Friday, June 15.

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Typinator 7.6 is Getting Ready for Mojave and Offers UI Enhancements

Ergonis Software today announced Typinator 7.6, a great new release of their highly acclaimed text expander. Since day one, Ergonis Software has been committed to provide high-quality macOS products that “just work.” To achieve this goal, Ergonis Software puts a lot of effort into their products behind the scenes to make them do their job flawlessly, fast, and unobtrusively. It is therefore no surprise that Ergonis already released an updated version of Typinator that is preparing for compatibility with Mojave – only a few days after Mojave was officially announced by Apple at WWDC18. While there are still some months to come before Mojave will be finally released by Apple, Ergonis is already busy updating their entire product line to offer compatible versions of all their macOS products when the official release of Mojave arrives.

 

 

In particular, Typinator contains built-in helper applications that have now been updated to 64-bit, which is required on Mojave. Furthermore, Typinator 7.6 allows to suppress update checks in full-screen mode, which prevents update messages that kick in during presentations with Keynote, PowerPoint, etc. With many further usability, stability, and compatibility improvements, Typinator 7.6 is a highly recommended upgrade for every Typinator user. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.

 

Typinator is a powerful, yet elegantly simple solution that boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and auto-correcting typing errors. Across all applications, it detects specific sequences of typed characters and automatically replaces them with text snippets, graphics, URLs, dates and special characters.

 

Typinator can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 7.6 is free for Typinator 7 license owners and for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator 6 in or after January 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company’s web site.

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Purchase A HITCASE Waterproof Case at BBY and receive a free Photo Lens

Just in time for Father’s Day, HITCASE is offering a deal to help capture all the summer adventures possible from the beach, the pool to the mountaintops. Purchase a HITCASE Shield LINK iPhone X, 8/8PLUS or 7/7Plus protective case available at any of the 377 Best Buy locations in the United States between June 12 through June 18, 2018 and receive a free HITCASE TrueLUX wide angle lens. HITCASE Shield LINK is the planet’s only waterproof case to offer a precision-grade magnetic optic glass photo lens system and retails at $89.99 USD

 

 

To receive the free TrueLUX wide-angle lens, purchase a HITCASE Shield LINK iPhone case at a Best Buy retail location near you, provide a proof of purchase along with a completed form and HITCASE will send you a free TrueLUX wide-angle lens.

 

The HITCASE Shield LINK, the world’s thinnest iPhone waterproof protective case, is the ultimate adventure partner. Crafted out of premium aluminum, its slim, form-fitting design keeps the iPhone safe no matter what the occasion. And it is the only protective case to offer two screen protective covers: Air Shield for everyday use, and Aqua Shield, waterproof screen protection. The TrueLUX wide-angle lens simply attaches magnetically to the case, turning your iPhone into a sharper and more versatile camera.

 

Shield LINK Highlights:
* High-quality design made of premium lightweight aluminum
* IP68 Waterproof rating to 10 feet / 3 meters
* MIL-SPEC shock rating to 10 feet / 3 meters
* Two replaceable screen protection seals with total defense from water, dirt, snow and drops (Air Shield and Aqua Shield)
* Compatible with wireless charging
* An optional mounting plate for magnetic Link Mount System
* Magnetic waterproof lens system with precision-grade optical glass. Seamlessly attach, remove and swap between three TrueLUX lens options: Superwide, Wide and Macro
* Easy in and out with HITCASE Shockseal Technology
* Transparent design gets you closer to your iPhone
* 30-day money back guarantee
* 1-year limited product warranty

 

The TrueLUX wide-angle lens allows you to fit two times more photo into the frame, ideal for landscape, travel or sport iPhone photography and video. With incredible clarity across the entire field of view, the wide-angle lens features two-element optical grade glass, capturing crisp images with a wider 111-degree diagonal FOV in photo mode and 83.6-degree diagonal FOV in video mode. Weighing in at only 8 grams, the super-compact waterproof and shockproof lens fits right in a pocket allowing it to be taken it anywhere.

DesiGN Market App Overhauled

One of the App Store’s most popular productivity template applications – DesiGN Market by Graphic Node – gets a significant facelift. The new update is intended to improve the overall functionality, responsiveness, and usability of the app with a completely revamped UI and technical improvements to cut down loading times for previews or template downloads.

 

“This update is something we’ve been working on for a while already. DesiGN Market is one of our most popular and best-selling products to date, so we feel committed to bring our users the experience improvements they have grown to expect from us” – said Arunas Puodziukas, general manager of Graphic Node. “We have made big improvements to the internal workings of the app to make it much more fluid, which is brought to the user by the completely revamped user interface. The new UI makes it much easier to browse, search, and discover new items. Users will notice new content categories with new items, which will be continuously grown via our monthly content updates. We are really proud of this update and hope that our users will love it too!”

 

Additionally, the app adds Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Portuguese, Thai, and Chinese languages to the currently offered localizations. This opens up the app to much broader, non-English speaking audiences. New categories contain entries such as Pictures, Sound Effects, Audio Logos, Music Tracks and contain over a thousand of new items right from day one with much more content incoming via future content updates.

 

Graphic Node’s DesiGN Market is an all-round productivity assistant, packed with productivity and graphics templates, designed for an unmatched variety of productivity suites and image-editing applications. Content is distributed into 18 major categories including Print, Presentations, Graphics, Sounds, and others, which are further detailed into subcategories by themes or applications. With thousands of in-house designed items, DesiGN Market is easily one of the largest productivity and graphics templates collections available on the App Store.
DesiGN Market is a free-download on the Mac App Store and allows trying out any 5 items free of charge. After that, unlimited access to the app’s regularly updated content is unlocked via a subscription plan – either $4.99 per month, or $29.99 (USD) annually. [GET IT HERE]

LACPUG to Present Off The Tracks and Randy Ubillos at June 27 Event

The Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, (Lacpug) will celebrate its 18th Anniversary on Wednesday, June 27 at the Gallery Theater in Hollywood, CA beginning at 6:45PM. Lacpug will present the official debut of Bradley Olsen’s OFF THE TRACKS, a documentary about Final Cut Pro X. Also on the nights agenda is a trip down memory lane with Randy Ubillos, the creator of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Aperture, iMovie 08 and Final Cut Pro X. Tickets are on sale now on the lacpug web site.

 

The night will feature the official debut of the crowd funded documentary on Final Cut Pro X called, Off the Tracks. Director Brad Olsen will be in attendance to introduce the film and take questions after.

 

Says Brad, “This documentary features exclusive interviews with the creative professionals who use the software and the developers who created it. Why did Apple make Final Cut Pro X? With misinformation running amok, Off The Tracks aims to clear the air once and for all.”

 

Also on the evenings agenda will be a trip down memory lane with FCP Creator Randy Ubillos and lacpug head Michael Horton. “We intend to take a trip back to the beginning,” says Horton. “Back to the early years of the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group and the Digital Revolution. Back to the beginnings of Final Cut Pro, from its origins at Macromedia all the way until Final Cut Pro X. There will be never before seen footage, and never before heard stories.”

 

Scheduled to be in the audience and perhaps on stage, (subject to availability) will be members of the original FCP team, Michael Wohl, Tim Serda and Paul Saccone. Also in the audience will be Ramy Katrib of DigitalFilm Tree and Dan Fort. “Many other invites to the ‘superstars’ of the Digital Revolution and the FCP have been sent out,” says Horton.

 

The night will also include food and drinks, time for questions and the always fun “World Famous Raffle.”

 

Tickets are on sale now on the lacpug web site for only $10.00 (USD) each plus ticket fee.

 

“This is going to be a wonderful celebration and a very special night,” says Michael Horton, founder and current head of the group. “Anyone considering being a part of this event should get their tickets soon.”

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Free TextGrabber for iOS Adds Real-Time Translation

ABBYY(R), a global provider of content intelligence solutions and services, today announced a major update to TextGrabber for iOS. The application now translates text in real time online and offline and is free to download with a premium subscription for a number of features.

 

The revamped TextGrabber instantly captures text in 61 languages and translates it in real time to 104 languages online and 10 languages offline. The app allows users to translate text of any color on any background directly on the camera preview screen eliminating the need to take a photo or crop it. In contrast to other translation apps, it does not require users to download languages in order to translate offline.

 

TextGrabber automatically identifies if the device has access to a stable Internet connection, and if so, uses it to deliver full-text translation into 104 languages in real time. If the device does not have Internet access, the app switches to offline translation, which is essential for travel and everyday situations like understanding menus, street signs, labels, and more. Offline translation works for 10 common languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and Japanese. The user also has the option to switch to the offline mode manually in the settings.

 

From now on, TextGrabber for iOS is free to download. Upon installation, each user can leverage the full functionality of the app to capture, translate, and share three texts. After the three complimentary full-feature uses are over, they can still digitize texts and save them as notes in the app’s internal storage ” this functionality is free. If the user would like to access the full functionality again, they are offered to purchase a subscription for $0.5 a month for the first two months and $2 a month after that.

 

“We have added the new functionality to TextGrabber to help people travel with confidence, learn foreign languages, and communicate with ease. Now users will be able to download the app free of charge and use it to translate text in real time without effort or delay, online and offline. A Swiss army knife for any everyday situation involving text, the app empowers users to turn their mobile devices into digital transformation assets,” comments Bruce Orcutt, Vice-President, Head of Product Marketing at ABBYY.

 

As always, TextGrabber for iOS captures text on photo or in real time and connects it to action. The app helps to digitize books, magazines, manuals, screens, menus, posters, and street signs. The captured text can be copied, edited, shared, translated or read aloud via VoiceOver. All links, phone numbers, email addresses, street addresses and event details become clickable for the user to easily perform the corresponding task: follow, call, email, find on maps or add to the calendar. Text recognition is performed on the device. The technology works with 61 languages, the biggest number on the market in its category. As an additional feature, TextGrabber also works as a QR code reader. All the digitized texts and QR codes are saved in the app, easily accessible for further use.

 

TextGrabber also serves the needs of people with disabilities who can use it to capture and voice virtually any text from print, computer or TV screen. It improves accessibility of information, which is one of ABBYY’s core values and priorities.

 

The app complements ABBYY’s comprehensive portfolio of tools that simplify capture, digitization, and extraction of data. The company’s offering ranges from top-of-the-line mobile-based optical character recognition (OCR) to enterprise-level automated document processing enabled by machine learning and semantics.

 

Technical Requirements:
* Text recognition is performed on the device
* For online translation and sharing, an Internet connection is required
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* 123.6 MB

 
TextGrabber 6.8 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. [GET IT HERE]