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MacScripter. The Popular Mac Scripting Web Community, Changes Hands

Long time Mac evangelist Ray Barber today is pleased to announce that MacScripter, the popular AppleScripting community for scripting enthusiasts, has been acquired by Late Night Software. The website will continue to serve as a community for Mac users to discuss all topics related to macOS automation.

MacScripter was founded in 1999 and is a well-respected resource for Mac users of all experience levels. The site has long served as a popular way for Mac users who use AppleScript and other scripting languages to share their knowledge.

“I’m proud that MacScripter has long served as a familiar place for Mac users to find information concerning macOS automation, including AppleScript, Automator, and JavaScript for Automation,” says MacScripter founder Ray Barber. “The community is populated by a friendly group of scripters who are always willing to share their knowledge with others.”

The MacScripter forum has steadily grown over the years, and today boasts nearly 30,000 members and a post archive tallying 175,000 posts and growing. Links to MacScripter can be found in almost any article that discusses macOS automation.

“Users will be in great hands. Mark plans to keep MacScripter more or less as it is,” continues Ray. “The site will continue to be a place to discuss topics related to macOS automation in a technology and product agnostic environment. Thanks to everyone and happy scripting!”

MacScripter Highlights Include:
* Register and post questions absolutely free
* Easily find and sort posts to commonly asked questions
* Direct support for the Applescript Protocol Link
* An excellent community of top-notch scripters; ready to help
* unScripted: An excellent library of tutorials about scripting
* AppleScript Sourcebook: A historical perspective on AppleScripting, and frequently asked questions

Late Night Software owner Mark Alldritt assures MacScripter the resource will remain an independent resource for the Mac scripting community. In addition to continuing Ray Barber’s original vision of providing resources to Mac users, Alldritt plans on offering support for iOS 12 now that Apple’s venerable mobile operating system offers automation via the new Shortcuts app.

The automation of Apple products is currently seeing a resurgence. Alldritt believes the release of Shortcuts in iOS 12 suggests that Apple has become serious about automation on its mobile devices. He feels the change will spur users to look for ways to automate their Macs as well, representing a great opportunity for MacScripter to grow and become relevant to a new audience.

MacScripter has long been known for its treasure chest full of resources, including Code Exchange, unScripted, the AppleScript Sourcebook, and much more. Going forward, key long-time contributors – chief among them Shane Stanley and Nigel Garvey – will remain with the site, continuing to help it serve the Mac scripting community.

“This is all a testament to Ray’s vision in creating, and to his support of the site over the years,” says Mark. “MacScripter will remain more or less as it is. It will continue to be a place to discuss topics related to macOS automation in a technology and product agnostic environment. MacScripter is a key piece of the macOS automation landscape and it needs to be preserved. I would suggest MacScripter is second only to Apple’s own AppleScript-Users mailing list.”

MacScripter is completely free and open to all.

Scandy Pro for iOS Gets an Update With in-App Measurement Tools

Scandy LLC today is pleased to announce the release of version 1.4.8 of Scandy Pro for iOS. This latest release offers measurement tools, so that users can take linear measurements of scans by dropping points directly onto the mesh.


Scandy Pro for iOS Gets an Update With in-App Measurement Tools


“We are excited to bring these additional tools to Scandy Pro for iOS,” said CEO and co-founder Cole Wiley. “As depth sensors are added to more mobile phones, we think users will find more ways to create and interact with 3D content on their devices. Scandy Pro for iOS continues to be the most feature-rich 3D scanning app for mobile devices.”


Scandy Pro for iOS is a 3D scanning and editing platform that allows users to create 3D content with their iPhone X. After capturing a 3D scan with the front-facing TrueDepth sensor, Scandy Pro users can save their mesh, edit the file with crop, decimate and smooth tools, measure their files in Augmented Reality space, and upload their 3D content directly to Sketchfab.


* Full color 3D scanning with on-device meshing – no uploading or cloud processing required
* Mesh inspection with user-controlled lighting tools
* In-app editing tools including plane crop, decimate, and smooth
* Ability to drop points on a mesh and measure distances between them
* Upload 3D content directly from the app to a Sketchfab account
* Export files in .PLY, .OBJ or .STL formats


Scandy Pro 1.4.7 for iOS is free to download. Users can capture 3D scans and inspect the mesh with viewing tools before deciding whether to save the file. Every user is given a free scan save per week. Users may opt to purchase additional scans for $0.99 per scan. Scandy also offers unlimited saves with subscriptions: Weekly Unlimited for $2.99, Monthly Unlimited for $7.99, and Yearly Unlimited for $59.99 (USD). Scandy’s mission is to make 3D content creation on mobile devices an easy and fun experience for every user.

Scandy Pro 1.4.8
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Spoiler Alert! Food Safety – Labeling and Tracking for the Food Industry

Complete System Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Spoiler Alert Food Safety 1.5.1, an update to their popular mobile application. Spoiler Alert was specifically designed to change the way the food service industry labels, tracks and monitors the age of food product from fresh to finished. Easily configured for your products, built-in alerts take the guesswork out of what stage your product is in allowing owners and managers to monitor, even over multiple locations.



With this powerful tool you can eliminate waste and maintain compliance with food safety regulations “preventing” Spoiler Alert features a unique label printing system, equipped with eco-friendly “wash-away” labels that adhere to any container, and dissolve completely under running water (in just seconds). Easily print legible labels allowing employees to see at-a-glance: the item, prep date/time and expiration date/time.


QR code scanning tells the system when product is sold or wasted for quick processing. Spoiler Alert is an open system solution that allows for import of product and employee information and export of label activity for long term archive or analysis. With the information provided by Spoiler Alert, owners and managers can make better decisions on product reorder points and prevent waste by acting before product goes out of date.


Easy to setup, easy to integrate and easy to use, this invaluable app and labeling system will more than pay for itself in food cost, time and waste savings. Spoiler Alert! This is the food safety app you’ve been waiting for.

* Labels, tracks and monitors the age of products from fresh to finished
* Easily configured and customizable
* Alerts on your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
* Free to share with staff
* Maintain compliance with food safety regulations
* No more illegible handwritten labels and paper log sheets
* QR code scanning for efficient product tracking
* Export of label activity for long term archive or analysis
* Eco-friendly “wash-away” labels (in just seconds)


Hardware Requirements
1) Brother WiFi capable QL- series printer such as the QL-810W or QL-820NWB (Available on our website).
2) Compatible label stock as sold on our website or any DK-4205, DK-2205 compatible labels (Dissolvable label stock available on our website).


Spoiler Alert Food Safety 1.5.1 is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. For more information please contact Robert Balog.

Spoiler Alert Food Safety 1.5.1
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AnyTrans Now Allows iOS Users to Manage Ringtone & Apps without iTunes

iMobie Inc. today announces its flagship product AnyTrans 7.0.0 for Mac and Windows, is able to manage iPhone ringtones and apps without iTunes. Nows, users have full freedom to select a favorite song from multiple resources like iPhone, iTunes Library, computer, or YouTube, to cut any part of the song as a ringtone in a straightforward way.


AnyTrans also brings users the ability to manage iOS apps, including download, backup, update, even reinstall and downgrade the needed app without worrying it be removed from App Store. Updated with Home Screen Manager, it’s also the world’s ONLY solution to rearrange apps via simple drag & drop. So all scattered apps will be kept organized like a breeze.


“Apple users always complained about iTunes due to its restrictions of ringtone and apps management since iTunes 12.7, and many of them are still seeking for an alternative to iTunes,” said Frank Kong, CEO of iMobie Inc. “Consequently, we strive to make a major update for AnyTrans with Ringtone Manager, App Downloader and Home Screen Manager, which not only enable users to customize ringtones easier, but also download and backup iPhone apps, even rearrange scattered apps by category or color.”


Updated Features of AnyTrans:

Customize Ringtones from Multiple Media Resources:
AnyTrans is revamped to bring a more flexible and intuitive ringtone manager. Now, users can select their favorite music from iPhone, computer, iTunes library, even from YouTube, and cut any part of it as a ringtone by dragging and dropping. It also enables users to preview the tone in advance – making sure it’s just what users want, simple and straightforward.


Take Full Control Over All iPhone iPad Apps at One Go:
Apart from making ringtones, AnyTrans also allows users to master all iPhone apps at one go – download any official app, or save copies of each version for backup. Just select the apps to update, install, uninstall, and all of them will go by one click, even downgrade, re-install them directly to another iDevice. Now, users never worry about apps are removed from App Store.


Get Apps Well-organized with Simple Drag & Drop:
AnyTrans is the world’s ONLY solution that helps users organize iPhone apps smartly. Just 1 click, all scatted apps can be organized into folders by category or color in an automatic way. Users can also back up various iPhone screen layouts and restore any of them to iDevices freely. Better still, it helps clean up damaged icons without hassles.
AnyTrans is available for Windows and Mac: Personal License ($39.99) and Family License ($59.99). Users can purchase license from iMobie online store.

AnyTrans 7.0.0
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Subway Train Simulator 2D Transforms People into Subway Train Operators

As a passenger, virtually everyone has ridden a subway (a.k.a. metro, underground, tube, etc.) at one time or another. But very few people have ever experienced what life is like for subway train operators, whose job is to keep everyone safe by skillfully navigating their train day after day. While performing that important job takes years of training and testing, now anyone can experience the next best thing by downloading the fun and free app “Subway Train Simulator 2D“.


Developed by Daniel Viktorin and available at no cost for iOS, Android, MacOS and Windows 10, Subway Train Simulator 2D features 89 stations that are connected by 21 unique lines spread across over 100 kilometers of underground, elevated, and underwater rails. Users must safely transport their fully-animated and lifelike passengers by controlling the speed, acceleration, and brakes of their train. Each successful trip earns coins, which can be used to unlock new lines, reveal new stations, and purchase upgrades.

Other special features that make Subway Train Simulator 2D the most extensive subway simulation game on the market include:

* Ultra-realistic train sounds
* Detailed “Eco City” map
* Authentic subway signalling system
* Visually spot other trains, including those heading in the opposite direction
* A “paint shop” to change any train’s appearance


Plus, at any time users can tap the question mark symbol in the game to understand their current situation.


Subway Train Simulator 2D (v1.2.18) is Free (with In-App Purchases) and available through the App Store. It is also available for Android, MacOS & Windows 10.

QuickerTek Announces New 60W USB/USB-C Dual Port Charging Adapter

QuickerTek introduces its newest product, an innovative, high-performance 60W USB/USB-C dual port charging adapter allowing for one of the fastest and most efficient charging experiences for the newest smart phones, all 12-inch MacBook’s with USB-C, 2016-2018 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro’s, and other USB laptops and notebooks alike.


QuickerTek Announces New 60W USB/USB-C Dual Port Charging Adapter


It includes both a USB-C port enabling up to 45W of power delivery and a USB-A QC 3.0 port enabling up to 18W of charging power. It is also compatible with QuickerTek’s Most Powerful Battery, giving our batteries the capability to work with both MagSafe 1 and 2 as well as any Mac charged through USB-C.


* Dimensions: 2″ x 2″ x .75″
* Input: 16 Vdc to 28 Vdc
* Output: 20 Vdc at 5A (USB-C) / 5.2 Vdc at 2A
* USB-C Port
* USB-A QC 3.0 port
* Built-in PD Chipset


The built-in PD Chipset dynamically detects devices to deliver optimum power level for maximum battery life and performance. It is equipped with the advanced circuit protections to prevent over charging. This product features an input of 16 Vdc to 28 Vdc and an output of 20 Vdc at 5A (USB-C) / 5.2 Vdc at 2A.
The USB-C Power Adapter is available at $49.95 (USD) from QuickerTek. Members of the press please contact Rick Estes.

USB-C Power Adapter

Version 6.0 of Substitutions for iOS 11 and Greater Now Available

Gormaya has announced that Substitutions for iOS 11 & greater has been updated to version 6.0. Substitutions features a top to bottom redesign and new Free price. Version 6.0 has been enhanced with a new Slide Over and Split View multitasking on iPads and relavent Amazon product links for several substitutions.



With newer iPads, use Split View multitasking to view Substitutions next to your favorite recipe web site or recipe app. Easily view ingredients in the recipe and search for substitutions to match any dietary needs for the recipe – or if you simply do not have a recipe ingredient. Substitutions 6.0 includes nearly 1500 ingredient and product substitutions for cooking or baking.


Categories are as follows:

* Alcohol, Allergy, Baking, Cooking, Dairy, Gluten-Free
* Herbs, Spices, Low Carb, Low Fat, Low Sodium
* Migrain, Seafood, Meat, Utensil, Vegan


Modify or add your own substitutions to your iCloud for all of your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Share substitutions via Message, Mail, or other apps. Print substitutions too! Substitutions was selected as one of The Best Allergy Apps of 2018 by Healthline.
Substitutions 6.0 is now Free and available through the App Store.

Output Factory for InDesign Now Can Use Contents of Anchored Text Frames

Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 2.3.9, a feature update to company’s output automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, ad agencies, publishers, and prepress houses worldwide. The software helps eliminate repetitive tasks and costly errors through batch processing with time-saving output options.


Output Factory for InDesign Now Can Use Contents of Anchored Text Frames


The new version extends the functionality of the script label feature which gives users an easy way to insert text from specific frames in InDesign document directly into variable output file names. The update enables users to harness the contents of so called anchored text frames which are anchored to an insertion point in the text flow. In previous versions only regular text boxes were supported.


“Using Output Factory is straightforward. You determine your settings and sit back while Output Factory does all the heavy lifting. The time savings are huge,” writes Jamie McKee in a 5-star review in InDesign Magazine. “If you find yourself repeatedly exporting InDesign files in various formats, you owe it to yourself to install the free trial and see just how much time you’ll save using Output Factory.”


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:


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 output of InDesign files
* Export every n pages as a single PDF file
* Output files to multiple formats with one click
* Variable output file names
* Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
* Eliminate errors with automatic preflight
* Create PDF security presets
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$169.95 (Lite version $119.95), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $84.97 to upgrade from Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2018.
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