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Great Apps for a Great Price – DEVONtechnologies Joins in With WinterFest

DEVONtechnologies and twelve other publishers of genuine Mac software and productivity books have once again teamed up for their traditional year-end celebration of hand-crafted software for writers, designers, and thinkers.

 

These apps are created by real people, not faceless corporations, and are designed to work together. A selection of carefully selected applications and books with valuable tips, not a meaningless bundle of random products.

 

Customers buy any of the participating products with the exclusive discount by using the common coupon code WINTERFEST2018 in the respective company’s online shop. More information about the WinterFest 2018 offer is available on artisanalsoftwarefestival.com.

 

For a limited time, DEVONtechnologies, Aeon Timeline, Apparent Software, Bare Bones Software, Eastgate, Houdah Software, Literature and Latte, Nisus, Smile Software, Sonny Software, Take Control Books, and Timing offer their tools and ebooks all for a fair price and directly from the people who make them.

 

Apps include:

* DEVONthink Pro Office: Your paperless Mac office
* DEVONagent Pro: Your personal research assistant
* Aeon Timeline: The timeline tool for creative thinking
* BBEdit: Power tool for text
* Bookends: The reference manager you’ve been looking for
* HoudahSpot: Powerful file search for Mac
* HoudahGeo: Photo geocoding and geotagging for Mac
* ImageFramer Pro: Your art, showcased
* Nisus Writer Pro: Powerful word processing for your Mac
* Panorama X: Collect, organize and understand your data
* PDFpen: Powerful PDF editing
* Scapple: Quickly capture and connect ideas
* Scrivener: Your complete writing studio
* Storyspace: Serious hypertext narrative
* Take Control Books: Essential books about Mac and iOS
* TextExpander: Type more with less effort
* Timing: Automatic time tracking for Mac
* Tinderbox: Visualize and organize your notes, plans, and ideas

 

WinterFest assembles many of the best-of-breed tools for writing, creating, and researching on the Mac. These innovative applications make recent developments in research and advances in engineering available on the desktop, addressing many of the most challenging facets of knowledge work. Each of them is the work of a small design team or a passionate designer, bringing devoted craftsmanship to a field too often dominated by corporate blandness.

Customers can buy any of the participating products with the exclusive discount by using the common coupon code WINTERFEST2018 in each respective company’s online shop between December 20, 2018, and January 14, 2019.

 

More information about the WinterFest 2018 offer is available at artisanalsoftwarefestival.com. Participating companies may also have their own landing pages accessible from their web sites or blogs.

 

Official WinterFest Promotion
How the WinterFest Products Work Together
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More About DEVONagent Pro
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Create Random Short Phrases and Ideas With Idea Phrase Creator for Mac

Innovative Introductions, Incorporated, a provider of innovative custom software packages for consumers and small businesses, has released Idea Phrase Creator 1.0 for Apple Macintosh Computers. The application creates random short phrases, ideas, or full sentences using 42 fully customizable word lists. It allows the user the flexibility to create their own word lists, word list labels, and to change the creation order of the words.

 

 

The ideas or phrases created may be funny or serious, and can be easily edited from inside or outside of the app. All created ideas and phrases can be easily shared with friends as well. As an educational side benefit, users will find their vocabulary skills, spelling skills, and understanding of language will all improve just by using the app. Idea Phrase Creator will have the user laughing, thinking profoundly, and having a lot of fun for hours.

Idea Phrase Creator 1.0 is only $14.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. Promo codes are available to members of the press. For more information, please contact Richard Harrison.

Innovative Introductions
Idea Phrase Creator 1.0
Purchase and Download from Mac App Store

Looney Tunes World of Mayhem – Drop the Anvil With Bugs

Scopely has launched Looney Tunes World of Mayhem globally. Licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the new mobile multiplayer role-playing game brings an entire world of Looney Tunes characters into battle with anvils, instant boulders and other ACME devices of destruction.

 

Packed with player vs. player insanity, the mayhem is now available globally as a free download on both iOS via the App Store and Android via Google Play.

 

Looney Tunes World of Mayhem assembles more than 70 iconic Looney Tunes characters; from Bugs Bunny to Duck Dodgers, Wile E. Coyote to Witch Hazel. The zany personalities from Looney Tunes history are available to collect and battle with ridiculous, unique abilities that give players a virtually unlimited number of ways to wage insane prank-wars in a diverse array of game modes. The game gleefully updates the contemporary relevance and humor of Looney Tunes with modern gameplay to delight adult mobile gamers.

 

Looney Tunes World of Mayhem mashes up the humor and attitude fans love about the classic cartoons with an accessible yet deep build-and-battle game and delivers it in one wacky, ACME-branded package. Players can collect and level-up their favorite Looney Tunes characters (including iconic variants, such as Valkyrie Bugs Bunny), shape the world by building personalized “Toon Towns,” and battle it out with their animated neighbors in prank-filled combat.

 

On December 15, Instagram star Zach King will support the launch with an exclusive Looney Tunes branded video from the ACME Anvil Lab on @ZachKing. Fans can also share the Looney Tunes mayhem with friends with Looney Tunes World of Mayhem GIFs via GIPHY. Looney Tunes World of Mayhem GIFs have been viewed 200 million times to date.

 

Scopely
Looney Tunes World of Mayhem 13.0.4
Download from iTunes
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YouTube Bideo (Gameplay Trailer)

DEVONthink 2.11 Brings Push Notifications for Sync, More

DEVONtechnologies has updated its smart document and information manager DEVONthink with push notifications for faster synchronization, support for JSON news feeds, and improved drag-and-drop with other applications. 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.

 

Features include:

* Keep your data together in one place
* Scan your paper, archive your email
* Let artificial intelligence help you file your data
* Sync your data to all your devices, fast and secure
* Share your data with anyone, whether they use Mac or PC

 

New in DEVONthink 2.11:
The latest update for DEVONthink adds push notifications to the synchronization. Whenever users make changes to their databases on their Mac, iPad, or iPhone, notifications are sent to their other devices. This decreases the amount of time before changes are available on all devices and enables iOS devices to pull the new data in the background.

 

DEVONthink 2.11 now supports JSON feeds in addition to RSS, RDF, and Atom feeds. This integrates relevant news sources directly into the work environment of, e.g., researches, students, journalists, or lawyers.

 

Also in this release, dragging text selections includes the reference URL of the source document, and DEVONthink Pro Office’s metadata entry window features new contextual menu options. Workspaces can be easier updated, and formatted notes and web archives keep their custom icons when saving changes. Updating an encryption key for a sync location now prompts the user what to do if they have already synced to it.

 

Finally, version 2.11 improves the reliability of using Spotlight importers on macOS Mojave, better names files created by dragging pages from the PDF sidebar to the Finder, and enhances the built-in web server of DEVONthink Pro Office. The Support Assistant is now loaded live and uses styled, longer tips.

 

DEVONnote 2.11 receives the relevant enhancements and bug fixes from its siblings, too. 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)

 

DEVONthink 2.11
DEVONthink on the Mac App Store
DEVONnote on the Mac App Store

Time to face the Archdemon – Book of Demons Now on Steam

Book of Demons, Thing Trunk’s unique deck-building, papercraft Hack and Slash, has left early access with Book of Demons 1.0 landing on Steam!

 

To celebrate the launch, Thing Trunk will be selling Book of Demons at 20% off the regular price during the launch week. Also available, for the first time, is the Collector’s Content DLC which includes a 70 pages digital PDF art book, the full Original Book of Demons Soundtrack, 18 thematic 4K wallpapers, and a digital poster! The launch week sale, the DLC and a free demo are available TODAY on Steam!

 

Book of Demons is a Hack & Slash deck-building hybrid in which YOU decide the length of quests. Wield magic cards instead of weapons and slay the armies of darkness in the dungeons below the Old Cathedral.

 

Save the terror-stricken Paperverse from the clutches of the Archdemon himself! Featuring:

* Hack & Slash deck-building hybrid
* Procedurally Generated Dungeons
* 40 magic cards plus magical and legendary variants per character class
* Tailored sessions with Flexiscope
* Roguelike Mode for fans of an extreme challenge
* 70 different types of monsters, with different traits and custom mechanics
* Xbox and Steam controller support
* 3 underground realms and epic Quest Boss battles
* Monthly and all-time Leaderboards, 200 Achievements
* Allow your Twitch or Mixer audience to interact with your game
* Free demo

 

Book of Demons has been in early access for two and a half years and many of the above features were implemented in response to community feedback. The final 1.0 update also brings the much-anticipated new batch of common, magical and legendary cards for each of the 3 playable classes.

 

Book of Demons is the first installment of Return 2 Games – a series of original mid-core titles, inspired by the early golden days of PC gaming coming from Thing Trunk. Book of Demons launches for PC and Mac OSX gamers on December 13, 2018 at 8am PST.

Thing Trunk
Book of Demons 1.0
Book of Demons on Stream

Subtitles Viewer 3.0 Brings Great News for Hearing Impaired iOS Users

Interactive Coconut has released Subtitles Viewer 3.0, an update to their movie utility for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Ever been to the movies in a foreign country and it’s dubbed in the local language? Frustrating! Or how about the deaf or hard of hearing? A cinema experience can be impossible when no captioning is available. Subtitles Viewer works to solve this problem.

 

 

Users can view subtitles on their iOS device synchronized with television or movies at home, or at the cinema. Subtitles Viewer make use of the vast database of subtitles at Open Subtitles, with subtitles available for downloading in over 20 languages.

 

Subtitles Viewer is ideal for a number of situations, for example:
* Travelling/living abroad – the cinema has audio in another language, and there are no subtitles
* The hearing impaired can enjoy going to the cinema
* Resolving arguments at home about which language the subtitles should be in!

 

Version 3.0 of Subtitles Viewer is localized into 14 languages and has several improvements, including:
1. A brilliant feature for the deaf or hard of hearing ” subtitles with descriptions of ambient audio (such as doors slamming, ominous music, etc) are now marked with the hearing impaired symbol.

2. A new Settings tab, where you can now adjust the “Upload Encoding” of any subtitles you upload. Ever had any issues with uploading subtitles? This new advanced feature gives you access to adjust how the app interprets the encoding of your subtitle.

3. Encoding for downloads has been improved, and bugs ironed out.

4. Some changes have been made to design. The app now starts with a fancy animation of the title.

Since its launch, Subtitles Viewer has generated multiple 5-star reviews from impressed users who have commented that the app is a “must have”, “really improves my life”, and is “a life saver.”

Subtitles Viewer starts you off with three credits to experience the app. To continue viewing and downloading subtitles, you can pay an in-app purchase for more credits or even unlimited credits. You can also make an in-app purchase to upload subtitles to the app. Currently, the costs in USD are as follows:

* 1 credit = $0.99
* 5 credits = $2.99
* 10 credits = $3.99
* Unlimited Subtitle Downloads = $6.99
* Unlimited Subtitle Uploads = $4.99

Interactive Coconut
Subtitles Viewer 3.0
Download from iTunes

Professional Color Grading Tool is a New Feature in Pixelmator Pro 1.2.4 Update

The Pixelmator Team today updated Pixelmator Pro to version 1.2.4, which adds a redesigned Color Balance adjustment inspired by professional color grading tools, the ability to resize images using different scaling algorithms, two new Automator actions, and more. Pixelmator Pro was also awarded the Mac App of the Year award on Apple’s Best of 2018 list.

 

 Professional Color Grading Tool is a New Feature in Pixelmator Pro 1.2.4 Update

 

The redesigned Color Balance adjustment brings a much more fluid and intuitive way to adjust the color balance of photos, inspired by professional video grading and editing tools. Video professionals need the fastest and easiest way to get exact color looks and the wheel interface is a favorite among them. It lets you easily add a color tint to the shadows, midtones, and highlights of an image, also adjusting the brightness and saturation of colors in each range. And Color Balance can now be improved automatically using a Core ML-powered algorithm trained on 20 million professional photos. Which makes creating beautiful photographs using Pixelmator Pro easier than ever.

 

With this latest update, users can now resize images using scaling algorithms designed for specific uses in image editing. The Lanczos algorithm better preserves small details when downsizing, Nearest Neighbor lets users resize pixel art while keeping the signature blocky look, while Bilinear is useful for resizing photographic images as it’s fast and naturally softens edges. Pixelmator Pro 1.2.4 also includes a range of additional new features, like two new Pixelmator Pro actions for the Automator app, an improved Grain adjustment that adds film-style grain in a more natural and realistic way, as well as other improvements and fixes.

 

On Tuesday, Pixelmator Pro was also honored with the Mac App of the Year award for making “a huge range of pro-level image-editing tools accessible to all.” The award came almost exactly a year after Pixelmator Pro was initially released on the Mac App Store and crowns a busy year for the Pixelmator Team, which included many significant updates to Pixelmator Pro, the unveiling of a new photo editing app for iPad, and updates to the original Pixelmator apps on macOS and iOS.

Pixelmator Pro 1.2.4
Purchase and Download from Mac App Store
Vimeo Video (Color Balance)

Powerful New Calculator Template Features in PowerOne 6.1

Infinity Softworks has released PowerOne 6.1 , a whole new take on mobile-focused, frequently-used calculations. With its combination of a simple interface for using and editing templates, PowerOne ensures that calculations are performed accurately, quickly, and consistently.

 

Powerful New Calculator Template Features in PowerOne 6.1

 

Additionally, PowerOne Premium adds a number of useful features for individuals needing more power out of PowerOne, including the access to a wider variety of pre-created templates and themes, create your own custom templates, as well as the ability to share templates with other PowerOne Premium users. PowerOne Premium is available as an in-app subscription service.

 

Key features of PowerOne Premium include:

* Access to over 300 library templates
* Ability to create and edit templates
* Share templates with other Premium customers
* Share results with more sources
* Customize the look and feel with more themes
* Support future development of PowerOne

PowerOne 6.1 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. PowerOne Premium is available as an in-app subscription service for $2.99 per month or $19.99 per year. More information can be found at PowerOne online. For more information, please contact Elia Freedman.

Infinity Softworks
PowerOne 6.1
Download from iTunes