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Cell4pets Offers Biggest Bonus Yet

Due to the CoronaVirus, there will be no disruption of Cell4pets services. They have made all the required adjustments and are following local and state guidance. Cell4pets offers top dollar for iPhones and iPads. Sell an iOS devise today and earn an additional $15.00! Go to Cell4pets and enter the details about an iPhone or iPad. At checkout, enter Coupon Code “StaySafe” for an additional $15.00. Cell4pets offers some of the highest payouts in the industry, typically 30% more than the carriers.

 

Extending the life cycle of electronic devices keeps them out of landfills. It’s estimated there are millions unused cell phones in the US. It is Cell4pets mission to reduce the amount of unused electronic devices that end up in landfills. Cell4pets is helping to save the planet and giving back to no-kill animal shelters.

 

 

Factors for price received for a device:

  • Model: It’s simple, iPhones, iPads, and Galaxy phones bring the highest offers. The newer the model the higher the offer
  • Condition: Please read descriptions carefully. Good and Flawless devices receive significantly more than Fair, Cracked or Broken
  • Manufacturer: Apple and Samsung have an edge over the other smartphone manufacturers due to higher global demand

 

You can earn significantly more for iPhones or Samsung phones when selling to Cell4pets. Cell4pets has made it really simple to sell iOS devices online. The process is quick and easy, just three simple steps! Cell4pets offers an instant price quote for used Apple iPhones, iPads or Samsung Galaxy smartphones making the entire process seamless. They provide a Priority USPS label and offer different payout options. Even if a device is not listed on the portal, a request can be sent to their team of technicians.

Adobe InDesign Plug-Ins and PDF Tools on Sale

Zevrix Solutions announces a spring sale until April 3. Zevrix offers 50% discount on everything in its online store, which  include product upgrades. It offers several popular plug-ins for Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, which help professionals automate document output, automate repetitive tasks, save disk space, and cut production costs.

 

 

“Zevrix software its the best kept secret out there for the Graphic Design industry,” says Darren Rath of eponymous design studio in Melbourne, Australia. “It rocks and continues to impress and improve at a scary rate… Thanks to Zevrix products, every piece of artwork that flies out of here requires no intervention by the prepress departments.”

 

Included in sale:

  • LinkOptimizer for InDesign, a plug-in that reduces link size by eliminating excess image data, performs essential picture adjustments, and converts file formats. LinkOptimizer lets users save gigabytes of disk space, cut down on processing time, and reduce production costs.
  • Output Factory for InDesign, a document printing and exporting automation solution that offers batch output, layer versioning, export as single pages, preflighting, variable file names, and more. A server version that processes files from watched hot folders is also available.
  • Package Central for InDesign, a server-grade tool that automates packaging of InDesign documents from hot folders. The app automatically collects InDesign documents along with their links and fonts with the ability to include PDF and IDML files, send email notifications, assign variable folder names and more.
  • Zevrix tools for PDF workflows let users batch print PDF files and automate preflighting, color conversion and format exchange. The company also offers batch output solutions for Microsoft Office, file delivery automation tools, and quality control software for images and vector graphic files.

 

Zevrix software can be purchased at 50% off until April 3, 2020 from Zevrix website. For details, please visit the website. Product trials are also available for download. All Zevrix products require macOS 10.8-10.15; InDesign and Illustrator solutions require Adobe Creative Cloud CS5-2020 software.

 

Extreme Bowling Challenge for Multiple Platforms

Magnin & Associates introduces Extreme Bowling Challenge 1.0, their new game for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Windows PC, and Xbox. It’s like having your own bowling alley in your pocket.  Have a lane to yourself or bowl against up to 3 AI players.  Gamer can challenge up to 3 friends online.

 

There are five unique types of gameplay:

  • Normal 10-frame bowling game with automatic scoring
  • Curve ball – pins are positioned on a curve stretching the length of the lane
  • Interception – avoid a sliding triangular block which knocks you off course
  • Ramp – your ball goes airborne off a ramp, landing just before the pins
  • Turbulence – giant blowers from either side push your ball off course

 

Extreme Bowling Challenge is multiplayer and multi-platform, supporting most popular smartphones, tablets, and computers. User can share player accomplishments with Facebook, Twitter, email, or instant messaging. Universal App – supports iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, including standard, Retina, and iPhone X displays.

 

The game was produced by Ed Magnin, programmed by Willie Johnson, Jr, playtested by game dev student interns from Richland College – Daniel Batts and Lorenzo Torres, along with Dallas ISD, Conrad H-TECH students – David Hayes, Amber Roberson, and Collin Porter. Matt Campana created the sound effects.

 

According to Ed Magnin, “It is like having a bowling alley in your pocket, with traditional as well as extreme gameplay modes, both single player or multiplayer with up to 3 online friends.”

 

Extreme Bowling Challenge 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. An Android version is available worldwide from both Google Play and the Amazon AppStore. A Windows 10 PC and Xbox version is available from the Windows Store. For more information, please contact Ed Magnin.

LinkOptimizer Update Adds New Duplicate Image Name Options

Zevrix Solutions releases LinkOptimizer 5.4.15, an update to image processing automation tool for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and allows users to reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time, and decrease production costs.

 

 

Version 5.4.15 adds advanced options for the naming of duplicate InDesign links during processing. Users can now assign unique names to duplicates by using a random number or by appending a serial number to the variable file name. With this update, it also improves memory management and addresses a bug in InDesign that caused an error when updating links during analyzing on macOS Catalina.

 

“LinkOptimizer has changed my life and saved me days and days of work as a retoucher for an international quarterly magazine,” says Steve Krason of Chicago based SK Design Group. “It’s a lifesaver”.

 

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert various image formats.

For example:

  • Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
  • Change their resolution to 300 ppi
  • Convert all RGB images to CMYK
  • Resave all JPEG images as TIFF
  • Run a Photoshop Action on each image

 

At the end of processing, LinkOptimizer will reimport images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. The resulting savings of disk space, time and resources can be dramatic:

  • Save gigabytes of disk space
  • Accelerate document output
  • Save endless hours – and even days – of manually optimizing image size, resolution and formats
  • Reduce job turnaround drastically and cut costs through faster processing

 

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Light version: $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-2020.

WaterField Introduces Hitch Crossbody Laptop Brief for MacBook and iPad

WaterField Designs announces the new Hitch Crossbody Laptop Brief in two sizes: the “Compact” to fit Apple’s newly-announced 13-inch MacBook Air, the anticipated 14-inch MacBook Pro, or the 13-inch Surface Pro, and the “Full” to fit the 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro or the 15-inch Surface Pro.

 

This bag’s clean lines keep the look compact even as subtle expanders add depth and capacity to the bag’s front pockets. Each bag includes two padded interior compartments: one for a laptop and another for Apple’s new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard.

 

“The Hitch is so comfortable even when it’s packed, and it keeps all my gear easy to access,” said company owner Gary Waterfield. “The vertical design keeps the weight distributed. It holds a lot but stays really sleek looking”it’s sharp enough to serve as an office briefcase. The adjustable shoulder strap can be worn crossbody or off one shoulder.”

 

Every detail is carefully devised for ease of use and esthetic appeal. A spacious main compartment, accessed from either side, features a padded laptop and padded tablet sleeve. Two sizes suit laptops as large as the upcoming 14-inch and the 16-inch MacBook Pro and tablets up to 12.9 inches. Gold rip-stop lining lights up the interior making it easy to find everything else needed for a day’s work, even at the bottom of the bag. Interior open-topped pockets, pen slots, and a quick-retrieval key tether are all raised off the bottom for convenient access and balanced weight distribution.

 

The zippered front pocket is larger than it appears thanks to subtle, cleverly-designed expanders, so it can hold bulky items like a power brick or mouse without bulging. Inside the front pocket, more organizational pockets keep quick-access items easy to locate. Flexible carry options include a removable suspension shoulder strap, two briefcase-style handles, and a convenient wheeled suitcase passthrough. A full-grain leather base and front panel reinforce the bag and add a bit of luxury to this handsome laptop bag.

 

Users choose from a durable black ballistic nylon or rugged tan waxed canvas base. They can then opt for accents in one of two premium, full-grain leather colors. The Hitch Crossbody Brief joins an extensive line of WaterField tech-friendly messenger bags, briefcases, backpacks, and duffel bags designed for commuting, for supporting professionals at the office, and for improving the travel experience.

 

Dimensions and Weight:

  • Compact; 10.375 x 13.25 x 3.75 inches; Canvas”1.8 lbs. Ballistic 1.5 lbs. (Fits new 13-inch MacBook Air, anticipated 14-inch MacBook Pro & Surface Pro 13-inch.)
  • Long; 11.75 x 15 x 3.75 inches; Canvas; 2.2 lbs. Ballistic; 1.8 lbs. (Fits MacBook Pro 16-inch and Surface Pro 15-inch.)

 

The Hitch Crossbody Brief is priced: (Compact $249). and Full $259 (USD). Pre-order now. First production run ships as soon as we are back in our San Fransico sewing studio.

Graphic Inspector Update Addresses macOS Catalina Memory Bug

Zevrix Solutions releases Graphic Inspector 2.4.6, a security update to  quality control solution for images and vector graphic files. The software can check entire folders of documents for potential problems according to specific workflow requirements. This is the only tool on the market that lets the graphics industry professionals inspect both raster images and Adobe Illustrator documents.

 

 

Graphic Inspector new version addresses an issue that made it hang when retrieving icon previews for large batches of files on macOS Catalina. The problem was eventually traced to a memory bug introduced on macOS 10.15. The new update restores uninterrupted file processing of large image folders by Graphic Inspector. In the meantime, the display of icon previews on Catalina is temporarily suspended even if this option is checked in the app’s preferences. Until a workaround is found, Graphic Inspector will always display generic icons for all files.

 

“Graphic Inspector displays every bit of useful information about vector or raster graphic files and flags the ones that match rules you define,” writes Jay Nelson in Layers magazine. “With its combination of price, utility, and thoughtful design, Graphic Inspector is a rare gem.”

 

This app is designed to help users of any trade, whether it’s print, prepress, web design, 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.

 

Key features:

  • Check multiple images and vector files for potential problems
  • Customizable checkup presets
  • Common checks such as resolution, color mode, ICC profile
  • 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. 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 10.8-10.15.

SideNotes for Mac – Multiple New Features to Note-Taking App

Apptorium announces the release of SideNotes 1.1, an update to their note-taking solution for macOS. The app is totally non-distracting, as it hides on the side of the monitor when not being used, and appears instantly when the need arises.

 

 

It allows Mac users to quickly take notes by appearing with a single click of the mouse, by pressing a keyboard shortcut, or by moving the mouse cursor. SideNotes allows users to keep handy notes, graphics, task lists, and more without being distracted from their main workflow, all thanks to the app’s clean and minimalistic user interface.

 

“Have you ever had a thought that came to your mind and all you wanted was to write it down quickly? Meet SideNotes!” says Apptorium CEO Marcin Krzywonos. “It’s an app for note-taking where you put all your busy thoughts into a neat, quick and organized way. Enjoy its non-distractive workflow. With SideNotes you can save your ideas, pictures, task lists and many more.”

 

There’s no searching under windows on your Mac desktop looking for your notes with SideNotes . The app instantly appears, sliding over the other open windows with the click of a mouse or a quick keyboard combo. The app is completely controllable with the keyboard, allowing users to keep their fingers on the keys.

 

Features:

  • Smoothly pull out notes from outside your monitor and easily hide them again
  • Mark notes with colors and group them into folders
  • Drag and drop pictures directly from a web browser
  • Save links, code snippets or even colors
  • Create task lists and mark items done
  • Create notes directly from the pasteboard
  • Drop any file or folder
  • Three text formatting modes are available: Markdown, Plain Text and Code

 

SideNotes text formatting takes advantage of both Markdown and plain text formatting. Using Markdown syntax, users can format text quickly. Formatting is rendered on the fly, allowing users to format text without knowing complicated syntax. The app also offers a Text Formatting button that displays a menu of various text formatting options.

 

Markdown formatting can be disabled by choosing from Plain Text, or Code mode. Developers will appreciate Code mode, as it allows them to store short code snippets, only to retrieve them with just a click. SideNotes also allows users to drop images into notes from saved images or drag-and-drop them directly from a web browser. The image size is automatically adjusted to the note’s width. SideNotes also stores the original image, so when a user double-clicks it, the original image opens.

 

Version 1.1 brings new and improved features:

  • Search for notes and folders
  • Share Extension
  • New option to show and hide the app – by clicking on a menubar icon
  • Ability to move notes to other folders
  • Dropping any file on the app will create a shortcut to that file with a preview
  • Run app on startup
  • New keyboard shortcut to pin the app window
  • New keyboard shortcut to move notes up and down
  • New keyboard shortcut to create a new note from pasteboard
  • Ability to set dark and light appearance manually
  • AppleScript: ability to get current folder and selected note
  • New empty note placeholders
  • Fixed: On clickable elements in notes that were on screen bottom
  • Fixed: URLs with a dash weren’t working
  • Fixed: Escape key didn’t work properly during editing folder name
  • Fixed: Other application scrollbars were not working
  • Small bug fixes and performance enhancements

 

The app offers users an accessible task list. Users can add a task by clicking the text formatting button or by using the key combo “CMD-T.” This creates a line with a checkmark, which can be marked as complete with a single mouse click. The app can also group notes into folders, each note can have one of six pre-set colors.

 

“SideNotes is the answer to messy desktop,” continues Marcin. “If users tend to make a short text files on the desktop, they can now simply Drag & Drop them on the application window. It will copy content of all these files to the application.”

 

SideNotes 1.1 is $19.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Productivity Category. The app is also available through the Apptorium website. A trial download version of the app is also available. Setapp subscribers also get access to SideNotes.

Zinnia Journal Brings Creative Journaling to iPad

Pixite, Inc. announce the release of Zinnia Journal 1.0. This app is the latest in a line of best-in-class creativity apps for the iPad. Zinna Journal incorporates the creativity of a sketch pad with the practical features of traditional journaling. Zinna Journal acts as a daily companion that encourages users to encourage mindful activities such as sketching, planning and collaging.

 

 

Zinnia Journal is an excellent way to document activities with friends, daily reading material, daily routines and anything else going on in a user’s life. The app’s wide assortment of tools includes stickers, calendars, habit trackers, and washi tape.

 

“Zinnia Journal brings the next level of journaling to the iPad,” said Eugene Kaneko, Pixite’s co-founder. “Mindfulness has never been easier, Zinnia Journal is a great way to track your behavior, change bad habits and recognize the good ones. The app offers a fast, fun, and creative way to document the things that matter most to you.”

 

Features Include:

  • The creativity of journaling combined with the convenience and features of a digital device
  • Multiple drawing tools
  • Supports Apple Pencil, a user’s finger, and third-party stylus input
  • Dozens of professionally designed templates to save you time, with more being added every month
  • Import images, Assembly artwork, Procreate graphics, colored Pigment pages, and more
  • Share via Facebook, Instagram, email, messaging, and other social networks
  • Print journal entries using AirPrint
  • Free, with optional in-app subscription

 

This app includes dozens of hand-made, ready-to-use page templates, as well as themed art bundles. The drawing tools make use of the brush technology from Pixite’s popular coloring app, Pigment. As a user creates a page, it becomes the personal expression of their life experiences.

 

Drawing tools include:

  • Marker
  • Pencil
  • Technical pen
  • Highlighter
  • Brush pen
  • Paint pen
  • Airbrush
  • Watercolor

 

Zinnia Journal page brings order to the user’s day-to-day experiences, in their own personal style. The look and feel of each page can be customized, making the process a rewarding one.

 

“There is increasing evidence to support the idea that journaling has a positive impact on both mental and physical well-being. By journaling routinely you may discover reduced stress and a greater sense of self,” continues Eugene. “Discover what makes you feel happy and confident, or solve problems more effectively, through the magic of journaling. And if you’re feeling social, Zinnia makes it easy to share completed spreads with friends, family, and fans by email, messaging, Facebook, Instagram and other social networks.”

 

Zinnia Journal 1.0 is Free and is available through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Zinnia offers an optional subscription to Zinnia Premium which includes access to unlimited journals and pages. Get Zinnia Premium for free for 7-days with a free trial. After the free trial users will be automatically renewed to the yearly subscription which they can cancel at any time. Paid subscriptions are $9.99 USD per month for the monthly plan, and $39.99 USD per year for the yearly plan.