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New WaterField Developer’s Gear Case Protects Both Bulky and Small Tech

WaterField Designs, an innovative leader in custom laptop sleeves, bags, and device-specific cases, introduces the Developer’s Gear Case, a semi-rigid, fully-padded organizational case to protect tech accessories of all shapes and sizes in transit. An innovative design feature allows users to connect their phone in the front pocket to their battery inside the case for on-the-go charging. Developers, digital editors, and others who regularly carry significant electronic gear can now carry bulkier items like battery chargers, hard drives, headphones and such, along with cords, adapters, and dongles all in one beautiful, handcrafted leather and ballistic nylon accessory case.

 

 

Developer’s Gear Case Features:
* Zippers on three sides allow the case to open like a book
* Two interior compartments are separated by a padded middle divider
* Upper slim compartment with six mesh pockets – two larger zippered and four smaller open-topped – organizes cords, dongles, and other small items
* Gold lining behind mesh pockets makes items inside easy to spot
* Deep, plushly-padded lower compartment stows bulky items: hard drive, mouse, battery charger, international power adapter, camera lens, etc.
* Stretch bands secure bulky items in place or lie flat making way for large items like headphones
* Matching, travel-sized, leather mouse pad attaches to the middle divider and provides an extra layer of protection
* Ultra-soft, padded front pocket holds quick-access items like iPhone and AirPods
* Pass-through charging port allows the wire to connect an iPhone in the front pocket to a charging battery when stored inside the case
* Pen/Apple Pencil holder keeps these handy
* YKK waterproof zippers repel moisture
* Two quick-grab handles enhance convenience

 

The Developer’s Gear Case can be used on its own as a small satchel by attaching an (optional) shoulder strap, or it can be inserted into any of WaterField’s larger bags, like the Bolt or Executive Pro backpacks. The sumptuous leather is available in four color choices. The elegant materials and clean design lend the case a professional look befitting any work environment. The new gear organizer’s smartly-executed features address specific customer input gathered from WaterField’s 2018 Gear Case community-design project.

 

Colors and Materials:
* Black ballistic nylon with Black, Blue, Chocolate or Crimson premium, full-grain leather
* Dimensions: 9.75 x 6.75 x 3.25 inches
* Weight: .75 lb.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Developer’s Gear Case is priced at only $129 (USD). Pre-order now. Shipping begins June 11, 2019.

 

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Macros Recording Function, RAW Developer, More in GraphicConverter 11

Independent developer, Lemke Software GmbH today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of GraphicConverter 11, an important update to their popular image editing utility for macOS. The utility, popularly known as the “Swiss Army Knife” of image editing applications, can convert any of over 200 graphic file formats into any of over 90 other graphic formats.

 

The 1.5 million global users of GraphicConverter will find exciting new features in version 11, including a useful macro recording function, a RAW developer feature, the ability to view and unpack archive files, the ability to create gradients and duo-tone images, and more.

 

New Features Include:
* Record Macros: Save time by recording steps and applying them to other files
* RAW Developer: A full-screen dialog is now available when opening RAW files
* Unpack Archives: View or unpack archive files
* Wide Equalization: Reduce distortion present in wide-angle shots
* Gradients: Easily create color gradients with up to 10 colors
* Duo-Tone: Color shots with two colors to duo-tone images
* Apple Finder Tags: Use the context menu to directly display and change Finder tags

 

Features Include:
* Ability to open files in 200 graphics formats
* Ability to export to over 90 different formats
* Graphical file and picture browser
* Slide show functions
* Powerful batch processor feature
* Import directly from camera (also RAW)
* Catalog generation (web, print, picture)
* TWAIN and image capture interface for scanners
* Direct support of the photo services Flickr and locr
* Support for Applescript
* Express picture enhancement function
* Powerful functions for editing pictures
* Advanced effects and filters
* Plug-in architecture
* Color management with ColorSync and ICC profiles
* 3D image support
* Supports the latest technologies of the different macOS versions
* Multilingual (12 available languages)
* Image verifier
* Ability to browse local copies on cloud services like Dropbox, SkyDrive, Amazon Cloud and Google Drive

 

GraphicConverter 11’s Record Macros function allows users to record functions they use repeatedly in the same order to apply to other files. The new function saves time, making it easier to apply functions to multiple images.

 

The new RAW Developer feature makes it easier to edit RAW images, thanks to its full-screen dialog when opening RAW files, which offers controls for Exposure, Contrast, and Color Corrections. Picture noise can be reduced, even with 6 controllers.

 

GraphicConverter’s Unpack Archives feature allows users to view the pictures and documents inside an archive file and unpack them if so desired. The function works with ZIP, TAR, TGZ, and more formats, 13 in all. Plus, editors that organize their work using Apple’s Finder Tags will appreciate the browser context menu’s ability to directly display and change these tags.

 

Wide-angle photography always has a tendency to distort faces and objects on each end of an image. GraphicConverter 11’s new Wide Equalization feature reduces the distortion, making the shots look more natural.

 

New functionality in the app now means creating a gradient as a background for a collage or other use is as simple as a few clicks of the mouse. Easily create color gradients with up to 10 colors. The new Duo-Tone feature allows photographers to color their shots with two colors. The darker shades use color 1, while the lighter tones use color two.

 

System Requirements:
* Requires OS X 10.9 or higher
* 64-bit processor
* 153.5 MB

 

Pricing/Availability:
GraphicConverter 11 is only $39.95 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95 USD.

 

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IconMenu 1.0 – 100,000+ Icons on the Buffet – Mac Only

Developer Florian Soenens and graphic artist Rolf Neumann are proud to announce the release of their first Mac App, IconMenu 1.0, the ultimate Search App for icons. Directly search for and download a plethora of quality icons and drag them in any app, in any format/size you need.

 

Enjoy the 100.000 icons on the buffet, for your eyes, euhm, Mac only. If you’re a designer, web developer, Photoshop wizard, art lover, tattoo, (info)graphics or icon fan, IconMenu is for you. It lets you search through 100,000 icons and let’s you drag them directly into your favorite app the way you’re used to – The Mac way!

 

IconMenu supports dragging to Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Pixelmator, Affinity Photo, OmniGraffle, Pages, Numbers, Keynote and lots of other major Apps. Oh yes… also to your Mac Desktop or the Finder.

 

Here’s an overview of the most important features:
* Search through over 100.000 icons and simply directly drag them into your favorite app or onto your desktop
* Using Dark Mode on your Mac? IconMenu adopts natively, so your pretty eyes don’t get tired
* IconMenu supports all available png sizes from 16px up to 1024px as well as svg and ICNS format
* Zen UI/UX. Small. Aesthetic. Distraction-free. Sophisticatedly simple (or is it simply sophisticated
* Hidden: It’s called IconMenu, so you can access it directly from your menubar, keeping it hidden when needed
* IconMenu is written natively in Cocoa, for your Mac only
* Simple design: No whistles and bells, just the tools you need when you need them, clean and simple
* Powered by Iconfinder: IconMenu uses the iconfinder API, the world’s biggest icon database/community. All icons you see come from these awesome guys’ servers

IconMenu 1.0 is available now on the official IconMenu website and will soon be available on the Mac App Store. Users can download a 7-day free trial and if they like it, they can purchase directly on the website for only $3.99.

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ABBYY FineScanner AI Finds Docs in Gallery and Recognizes Text Offline

ABBYY, a global leader in Content IQ technologies and solutions, today announced the release of ABBYY FineScanner AI, the next-generation mobile scanner for iOS and Android. The new AI-enabled functionality allows the user to instantly find photos of documents in the gallery and recognize the text in them without an Internet connection.

 

FineScanner AI saves valuable time and effort by eliminating manual search and scrolling. The app uses neural networks to instantly sort through the gallery and find images with text and photos of documents suitable for recognition. The new feature is available today on iOS and Android devices and works automatically when the user opens the gallery in the app. The shortcut is especially convenient for those who frequently take photos or save images to the gallery. Once the right scan is located, the user can optimize it for viewing and printing (crop, correct the perspective, apply filters, eliminate noise and boost contrast), recognize and edit the text, convert and share the document via email, messaging or cloud services.

 

FineScanner AI also received one of the most requested features – offline text recognition. Now Android and iOS users can recognize and edit the text in their scans without an Internet connection – ABBYY’s optical character recognition technology works locally on the device. Offline recognition is perfect for frequent travelers and those who work with sensitive and confidential documents. It does not preserve the document’s original layout but offers superior security and speed. To preserve the layout or convert the document into a different format, an Internet connection is required. FineScanner’s online OCR technology allows to create a perfect digital copy with the original headers, graphs, images, and tables and convert it into 12 popular formats (PDF, DOCX, XLSX, etc.). The technology works with 193 languages online and 63 offline.

 

FineScanner AI is a perfect companion for banking, sales, legal, medical, and consulting professionals. The world’s leading companies, including a Big Four consulting firm, leverage customized versions of the application to help their employees efficiently manage documentation and move towards a paperless office.

 

Pricing and Availability:
FineScanner for iOS is free to download and available on the App Store. The full functionality of the app can be applied to five documents free of charge. To get unlimited access to the features, users are advised to purchase a premium subscription. FineScanner is compatible with iOS 10.0 or above (the gallery sorting functionality is available on devices running iOS 11.0 or above), works on iPhone, iPad and supports an iMessage app. FineScanner for Android is free to download and available on Google Play. The full functionality of the app can be applied to five documents free of charge. After that, scanning and sharing remain free to use, while text recognition requires a premium subscription. FineScanner is compatible with Android 5.0 or above.

 

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TopXNotes 2 Now Available for Mac

TopXNotes 2 for Mac, an app that helps you to create a note by typing, dragging, or importing, is now available. TopXNotes 2 keeps your notes synchronized between TopXNotes for Mac and TopXNotes for iOS.

 

Get Organized with TopXNotes:
Tired of all those loose bits of information spread all over your hard drive in multiple documents requiring opening multiple apps to see them? Opening many apps sucks up your valuable Mac memory and slows it down. Are you tired of trying to remember which note was written in which application and where you put it? Use TopXNotes to import all your notes and organize them in one place with the option to password protect and encrypt sensitive information.

 

Release-Specific Information- TopXNotes 2 has the following changes:

Overview:
TopXNotes 2 is the first major paid upgrade of TopXNotes, a reliable Mac App from the days of Mac OS 9. In its long history it has been a Mac User Group favorite. TopXNotes 2 has a number of major new features and many small fixes and improvements. TopXNotes 2 also contains all of the features of TopXNotes 1.x that you can read about by scrolling down a bit. We hope you enjoy TopXNotes 2.

Major New Topxnotes 2 Features:

NoteOrganizer 2.0
* New “To-Do Note” note type
* Enable note when note highlighted in Organizer
* Make Passworded Note titles visible in NoteOrganizer

Notes 2.0
* Add picture support to notes

Drag & Drop 2.0
* Enable D&D in all 4-organizer tabs
* New support of drag import of many image formats into NoteOrganizer
* New support of drag import of many image formats into notes
* New support of drag of image to position within note, and/or view-to-view drag/reposition in MultiView
* New support of drag import of pic clipping

Encryption 2.0
* Encryption 2.0 increases safety from 128-bit to 256-bit – The new industry standard AES 256 Encryption provides even more protection for any sensitive information you might like in your notes

* Removed “pass worded note” naming scheme used in previous versions

QuickNotes 2.0
* QuickNotes 2.0 adds the option to create new empty notes or notes from the Clipboard.

Views 2.0
* Basic View as Separate note

Fixed:
* Fixed TopXNotes 2- Issue #080 – Fixed “Samples and Templates menus not sorted alphabetically on Mojave”.
* Fixed TopXNotes 2- Issue #079 – Fixed rare crash if adjust of locks made during quit.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Try Tropical’s reliable TopXNotes 2 to get organized today! TopXNotes 2 is available for $29.95 (USD) from the Tropical Software web site.

 

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System Activity Monitors 3.7 – Health Check App for iOS

System Activity Monitors 3.7, a comprehensive health check App for iOS devices, monitors the memory usage, battery life, and disk information. It provides a easy to visualize graphical presentation of entire device information and provides highly useful battery tips and memory tips.

 

 

The iOS App monitors the memory in use, provides a real-time live graph view of the memory in use, frees up unused memory to speed up the iPhone, monitors battery life, disk information and other activities on the user’s device. It also activates helpful alerts set by users, letting them know when their device’s systems have reached certain limits.

 

Feature Highlights:
* Monitors used memory and frees unused memory of background Apps, by reclaiming the memory unused
* Excellent battery tips for increasing battery life.
* All the system information, like hardware specs and software specs in one place, that is quite easy to view.
* Real-time live graph of the memory in use.
* Used Space Pie-Chart and 3D bar graphs of used memory
* Useful battery life and time information
* Disk and device information, showing free and used space
* IP address acquired, hardware address and more
* Helpful alerts notify users when their iOS device reaches system limits

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.1 or later
* 19.1 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
System Activity Monitors – Memory, Battery and space used 3.7 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

 

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