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ArtOptimizer Adds Support for Creative Cloud 2019

Zevrix Solutions has released ArtOptimizer 2.7.12, a compatibility update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe Illustrator.

 

 

The new version makes ArtOptimizer compatible with the recently released Illustrator and Photoshop CC 2019. The update is offered free of charge to the licensed ArtOptimizer users. The same version of ArtOptimizer can be used with any version of Illustrator from CS3 and later.

 

ArtOptimizer is a powerful automation solution for users of any trade, whether it’s print, prepress, web design or publishing on mobile devices.

 

With just a click of a button users can:

* Scale image links in Photoshop to match their dimensions in Illustrator
* Change image resolution to 300 dpi
* Convert RGB files to CMYK
* Apply sharpening filters
* Merge layers or delete hidden ones
* Run a Photoshop Action on each image

ArtOptimizer reimports images to Illustrator at 100% in their precise position. As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually.

ArtOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $119.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. ArtOptimizer requires macOS 10.5-10.14, and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop CS3-CC 2019.

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DEVONthink 2.10.2 Updated With Interface Fixes for macOS Mojave

DEVONtechnologies has updated DEVONthink, its smart document and information manager DEVONthink with interface fixes for mac OS Mojave, support for Fujitsu ScanSnap Home, and a modernized web server.

 

The app also improves its Evernote import, email archiving, and drag-and-drop with e.g. Tinderbox. All four editions also receive additional improvements and bug fixes. The updates are free and recommended for all users.

 

DEVONthink is DEVONtechnologies’ document and information management solution for the Mac. It supports a large variety of file formats and stores them in a database enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI). Many document formats can be directly viewed and edited, PDFs annotated. DEVONnote is DEVONthink’s little sibling with a reduced feature set targeted at users with notetaking-centric needs.

 

New in DEVONthink 2.10.2:
The latest update for DEVONthink and DEVONnote brings compatibility adjustments for macOS Mojave. Among a row of other changes it fixes visual glitches in panels, menus, and the scan window.

 

In addition, DEVONthink Pro Office 2.10.2 supports Fujitsu’s new ScanSnap Home application. It recognizes incoming scans and converts them to searchable PDF documents if needed. The built-in webserver has been modernized, too. It makes better use of fast network connections for serving Mac and PC users connecting to its databases via web sharing.

 

DEVONthink now preserves checkboxes in notes imported from Evernote and better supports ebook metadata. The update also enhances drag-and-drop with third-party applications like Eastgate Tinderbox. Users doing a lot of research will notice that jumping to search hits in documents with highlighted text is easier too.

 

On the sync side DEVONthink 2.10.2 lets users import databases from sync locations by double-clicking them in the sync preferences. The update also makes the progress indication while verifying or cleaning sync stores more comprehensive and improves the handling of indexed files as well as the reliability of the synchronization in general.

 

The updates for all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote are free for existings users and highly recommended.

All editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote for the Mac can be downloaded from www.devontechnologies.com and be test-driven for free before they need to be licensed.

 

DEVONthink Personal as well as all editions of DEVONagent are also available in the App Store; DEVONthink can be purchased in bundles with DEVONagent for attractive bundle prices in DEVONtechnologies’ online shop. DEVONthink To Go for iOS is available through the iOS App Store.

* DEVONthink Pro Office: US $149.95
* DEVONthink Pro: US $79.95
* DEVONthink Personal: US $49.95 (App Store: $49.99)
* DEVONnote: US $24.95 (App Store: $24.99)

 

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Nisus Writer Pro 3 Now Available

Nisus Software, Inc. has announced the release of Nisus Writer Pro 3, a significant upgrade to its professional word processor for macOS. New features in Nisus Writer Pro 3 include split view, a redesigned UI and palette system, an upgraded full screen view, printable comments and tracked changes, even more powerful find and replace, icons updated for retina displays, cloud sync for almost all settings, a new formatting examiner palette, typewriter scrolling, a new notes view, macOS Mojave compatible, and over 300 new features, fixes, and enhancements.

 

The new features add to an already rich feature set that includes an intuitive interface, multilingual text support, powerful find and replace, easy to use style system, cross-references, bookmarks, table of contents, indexing, and a native file format (RTF) that almost any word processor can read.

Nisus Writer Pro 3 is available now at the Nisus web store and the Mac App Store for only $65.00 (USD). An upgrade version is available for $45.00 and an academic version is $55, both available from the Nisus store.

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iPhone XR Guidebook – eBook: All About the iPhone XR and iOS 12

Tap Guides is today delighted to announce its latest book: iPhone XR Guidebook. Brought to you by the expert team at Tap Guides, and written by best-selling technology author Thomas Anthony, iPhone XR Guidebook is packed with top tips and in-depth tutorials. You’ll uncover the history of the iPhone’s development from 2007 to 2018, learn about iPhone XR features such as Face ID, discover how to use iOS 12 and its built-in apps, plus much more.

 

 

With the largest LCD display ever shipped in an iPhone, the same camera lens included with the iPhone XS, and the most powerful chip ever included in a smartphone, the iPhone XR is an incredible piece of technology. Arguably, it’s also the most beautiful, coming in six bold color choices: white, black, blue, coral, yellow, and product red. iPhone XR Guidebook explores this amazing new smartphone, and unveils everything you need to know about iOS 12. By the time you’ve finished reading iPhone XR Guidebook you’ll be a pro in nearly everything iPhone and iOS related.

 

Inside you’ll discover:
* The history of the iPhone
* The exclusive features of iPhone XR
* Detailed app tutorials
* The secrets of mastering mobile photography
* How to edit photos
* Essential Settings and configurations
* Troubleshooting tips

 

iPhone XR Guidebook is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the iBookstore in the Computers category.

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Graphic Inspector Now Supports macOS Mojave

Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Graphic Inspector 2.4.1, a compatibility update to company’s quality control solution for images and vector graphic files.

 

 

Graphic Inspector can check entire folders of documents for potential problems according to specific workflow requirements. The app is the only tool on the market that lets graphics industry professionals inspect both raster images and Adobe Illustrator documents.

 

The new version introduces support for the recently released macOS 10.14 Mojave and is offered as a free update to the licensed users. While BatchOutput XLS is fully compatible with the new Dark Mode, the app currently preserves its original appearance. A dark appearance will be introduced in the future.

 

Graphic Inspector is designed to help users of any trade, whether it’s print, prepress, web design, electronic publishing or digital photography. For example, users can quickly locate files whose color mode is CMYK, format – TIFF, resolution is below 300 dpi, ICC profile isn’t “US Web Coated” and so on.

 

Graphic Inspector offers the following key features:

* Check multiple images and vector files for potential problems
* Customizable checkup presets
* Common checks such as resolution, color mode, ICC profile and file size
* Professional prepress checks: spot colors, fonts in vector files, image compression and more
* Search image EXIF, IPTC and GPS metadata

Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix web site for $19.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers. Graphic Inspector is free with purchase of PDF Checkpoint or InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 ($10 to upgrade from version 1). Graphic Inspector requires macOS 10.7-10.14.

 

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PopChar X 8.5 Improves Support for Mojave, Adds Dark Mode

Ergonis Software has released PopChar X 8.5, an improved version of the company’s award-winning tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts.

 

PopChar X 8.5 Improves Support for Mojave, Adds Dark Mode

 

PopChar X 8.5 improves support for Mojave, particularly for Dark Mode. If you use your Mac in Dark Mode, you now have the choice to see PopChar’s character table in a traditional black-on-white view as on paper or a light-on-dark view that blends perfectly with the dark appearance. Since this is a matter of taste, the preferred style can be changed in PopChar’s preferences.

 

PopChar now also contains fine-tuned color adjustments of colors, such as highlight colors in both Light and Dark Mode, and it works around an issue where PopChar could not be reliably activated in Mojave. Since some of the improvements in the new version are important for Mojave, PopChar 8.5 is now the recommended minimum version of PopChar for anyone who is running Mojave or plans to upgrade to Mojave.

 

Finally, PopChar X 8.5 contains fixes and workarounds for user-reported issues and improves overall compatibility and stability on all versions of macOS. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download the new version.

 

PopChar solves a problem faced by every technologist and multi-lingual worker. Inserting special characters into application documents can be frustrating and results in a steady loss of productivity. With PopChar, thousands of special characters are only a few clicks away. Just pop up the PopChar window, click the desired character, and the character appears in your current document right away.

 

PopChar X 8.5 can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to PopChar X 8.5 is free for anyone who purchased a license for PopChar X 8 or for PopChar X 7 on or after September 1st 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. Instead of purchasing PopChar separately, customers can save money by ordering the Ergonis Productivity Bundle, which also includes the text expander Typinator and the keyboard shortcut helper KeyCue.

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First App Helps Moms Shape Their Babies’ Palates

Rockne Production LLC today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of FlavorBaby 1.0, the company’s free, baby taste planner and tracker app developed exclusively for iPhone. Backed by years of research, FlavorBaby is an evidence-based approach to shaping a baby’s taste preferences that utilizes the natural process of Early Flavor Learning. It begins during pregnancy, extends through breastfeeding, formula feeding, weaning and continues to toddler age.

 

 

Unlike other pregnancy, nutrition, baby trackers and baby weaning apps, FlavorBaby is designed to guide your baby’s taste development, so that they grow to become healthy, adventurous eaters who like and prefer the flavors of vegetables for life.

 

The app divides vegetables into four major flavor families and then provides moms with a “Flavor the Day,” giving her the flexibility to choose the vegetable she prefers from within that day’s flavor family:

* Sweet
* Buttery + Mild
* Earthy + Grassy
* Bitte + Spicy

 

FlavorBaby is also organized by life stage and provides daily flavor suggestions and information that matches baby’s needs during each important phase of Early Flavor Learning:

* Pregnancy
* Breastfeeding
* Formula feeding
* Veggie primer (weaning)
* Early eater (usually 6 to 9 months)
* Toddler (10 to 20 months)

 

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, the mother eats the day’s suggested vegetable providing her baby with a taste exposure in utero or via breast milk. During all other phases, the baby eats (or tastes) the day’s vegetable, sometimes in puree form, depending on life stage.

 

Science has confirmed that children can learn to like and prefer the flavors of vegetables at a very early age especially during pregnancy, as a breastfed or formula-fed infant, during weaning and up through toddler age. FlavorBaby is designed to guide parents through this process making Early Flavor Learning easy and fun. Plus, our methodology is plant-based (because vegetables are difficult for kids to love) so it’s perfect for moms who prefer vegetarian and vegan diets.

 

The FlavorBaby app allows parents to choose the vegetables they like best, so they can customize their (and your child’s) experience. That way the flavors they share with their child during EFL better match those of the foods they’ll prepare for them later in life. FlavorBaby is visually-based (like Instagram) and contains photos and cooking methods for 44 vegetables, and has simple, delicious recipes for each, including recipes for baby food puree.

 

The app can be personalized with your child’s name and photo and up to three children can be added. There’s also a Trial Tracker feature so mom’s can track how many times their baby has tried a vegetable and whether or not they liked it, plus, a shopping list feature and a color-coded, monthly overview to track overall progress as well.

 

Motherhood is a job like no other. Moms are tasked with every responsibility to set up a successful life for their children, and at times it can feel overwhelming. We hope that FlavorBaby helps to lighten mom’s load when it comes to nourishing and teaching their babies about healthy flavors.

FlavorBaby 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. For more information, please contact Mac Mclaurin.

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Photonium Access Provides Menubar Access to the Photos.app

Minder Softworks has released Photonium Access, a menubar widget that allows users to access their Photos.app library. Photonium Access was designed to solve a simple problem that many users have: getting photos out of Apple’s Photos.app and into other applications. While Photos.app has built-in sharing ability for email and common social media platforms, using photos stored in Photos.app with other applications is an involved process.

 

 

Traditionally, users who have their photos organized in Photos.app are unable to drag from Photos.app directly into other applications. Instead, they are forced to save images from Photos.app to their desktop or other folder, switch applications, then import their files. This then leaves the extra image files on their desktop or in another folder, which must then be deleted.

 

Photonium Access vastly simplifies this process by allowing instant access to the Photos.app library from the menubar. Users simply click Photonium Access’ icon in the menubar to reveal the images and movies that are saved in Photos.app. They can view by album and adjust the size of the thumbnail. Once the desired image is located, the user can simply drag and drop it into any application that supports drag-and-drop.

 

This includes Word, Keynote, PowerPoint, Pages, web browsers, and thousands more. The user can stay in their favorite application while being able to find and use the images and movies they need, and there are never any files to clean up. What’s more, the user does not have to adjust the window size to be able to see files that are on their desktop or in a Finder window in order to upload them.

Photonium Access is immediately available for the introductory price of $1.99 (USD). A trial version is available from Minder Softworks online. For more information, please contact Michael LaMorte.

 

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