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Output Factory for InDesign 50% off on BitsDuJour May 21

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory for Adobe InDesign is available at 50% off on website BitsDuJour until May 21 only. Output Factory lets printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide automate and simplify their printing and exporting workflows and eliminate repetitive tasks.

 

 

“Output Factory has been the single biggest time-saver I’ve encountered in ten years of print production,” says Mike Agate, Head of Production of Which?, Europe’s largest consumer rights organization. “Easily saves hours a week, producing bullet-proof documents over and over… With the reduction in head count and efficiency savings, it must have paid for itself 500 times over.”

 

With Output Factory, users only need to queue the desired InDesign files and select pre-defined output options. The software will then save multiple files to PDF or other formats with just a click of a button. Output Factory can also assign complex variable file names, output layer combinations, preflight documents before output, and export to multiple formats at once. Output Factory supports printing, PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, EPUB and other formats.

 

Key Features:

  • Batch printing and exporting of InDesign files
  • Export as single pages
  • Output to several formats with one click
  • Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
  • Variable output file names based on file contents, page numbering, date and other data
  • Run custom scripts
  • Preflight InDesign and PDF documents
  • Send output files to FTP and other servers

 

Output Factory can be purchased form BitsDuJour at 50% off for $84.97 until May 21 only. Trial is also available for download.

Economy Infographics Solution for ConceptDraw

CS Odessa announces the Economy Infographics Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM, available immediately in ConceptDraw Solutions. The new business solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM allows anyone to build Infographics from data that conveys a story to one’s audience. The new solution provides all of the graphical user elements needed to transform economic and financial information into a visual message.

 

 

The Economy Infographics Solution contains 6 vector libraries composed of 316 scalable icons. One can use this solution to quickly create an impressive infographics which can be used to communicate economic and financial messages at a glance. The Economy Infographics Solution is available at $25US to users of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM v13 and ConceptDraw OFFICE v6, via STORE.

 

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is well-known for its ability to exchange documents with Microsoft Visio. It can open and save documents that can be used by Visio (VSD, VDX and VSDX documents) users. It retails for $199US per end user license.

 

ConceptDraw OFFICE v6 is an integrated set of visualization products and document exchange technologies. It consists of a diagramming platform, a mind mapping tool, and a project management tool. These tools are essential to generate business diagrams, project plans, mind maps, dashboards, presentations, schematics, and any other business visualizations.

 

The suite of these three products found in ConceptDraw OFFICE v6 is designed for knowledge workers, project managers, managers, and academics and retails for $499 (USD) per end user license. The combination of diagramming, mind mapping, and project management tools along with no charge support and ongoing development make ConceptDraw OFFICE v6 a good choice to support the activities that move businesses ahead.

CS Odessa Updates ConceptDraw PROJECT v10

CS Odessa announces improvements for ConceptDraw PROJECT v10 that help project managers plan, maintain, and communicate all aspects of multiple projects on Windows and macOS. The update for ConceptDraw PROJECT brings it to version 10.0.1 and is featured with the set of improvements and fixes. ConceptDraw PROJECT v10.0.1 has been enhanced with Improved recurring task usability that helps easily schedule project tasks that occur on a regular basis.

 

 

“Recurring tasks can be rather helpful when scheduling project tasks that should happen regularly. No one will be happy to list all the tasks for the monthly procedure in a project that will take an annum to complete. Instead, the project manager can establish the recurrence, and PROJECT automatically creates all repeated tasks.” – says Robert Mitchell, 11 years experienced IT Project Manager who has used ConceptDraw PROJECT since 2015.

 

Mac users who are working with larger projects will appreciate the enhanced scroll performance, which is important when dealing with large task lists. In addition, those of them with a passion for Apple technologies will like the improved representation of the application in Dark Mode. Also, the update includes a pack of quality issues fixes.

 

ConceptDraw OFFICE v6 is an integrated set of visualization products and document exchange technologies. It consists of a diagramming platform, a mind mapping tool, and a project management tool. These tools are important to generate business diagrams, project plans, mind maps, dashboards, presentations, schematics, and any other business visualizations.

 

ConceptDraw PROJECT is compatible with macOS and Windows and retails for $299 (USD). It is now included in ConceptDraw OFFICE v6 which retails for $499 (USD). The update to ConceptDraw PROJECT v10.0.1 is available at no charge for PROJECT v10 and OFFICE v6 users.

Bangkok Post is now available on Magzter

Bangkok Post has partnered with Magzter, the World’s largest digital reading destination, to expand its digital reader base across the globe. The Bangkok Post has been bringing the latest news, analysis and commentary about Thailand, Asia and the World for more than 70 years.

 

 

Magzter has been rapidly expanding its newspaper catalog recently. With 500+ newspapers currently available in its catalogue, Bangkok Post is the first leading newspaper from Thailand to join Magzter.

 

“The Bangkok Post is Thailand’s oldest newspaper, having been founded in 1946 as the “Newspaper You Can Trust”. The newspaper prides itself for its accurate, neutral and balanced reporting of trends and events affecting Thailand and the region. The Bangkok Post is proud to have joined hands with Magzter in providing readers around the world access to news and information about Thailand and the region through its innovative electronic platform.” – Kritsanee Techavisitpong, Marketing Specialist, Bangkok Post Plc.

 

“Magzter has always been at the forefront of adding magazines and newspapers from every part of the World so that our users can enjoy reading them all on our platform, and the addition of Bangkok Post newspaper from Thailand stands testimony to this fact. We’re quite confident that the newspaper will tap into unexplored territories via Magzter and the existing readers will love reading it on our superlative platform.” – Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc.

 

“We’re extremely pleased to add Bangkok Post, one of the most dependable sources of information from Thailand, to our catalog. Our readership for newspapers is growing exponentially during these unprecedented times and Bangkok Post, being the best-selling newspaper in Thailand for more than 70 years, now can surely benefit from our large global reader base.” – Vijay Radhakrishnan, President, Magzter Inc.

 

Magzter offers the world’s largest subscription service called Magzter GOLD, which gives digital readers unlimited access to thousands of magazines and newspapers for a monthly subscription price. The Bangkok Post comes as a treat to Magzter GOLD users, who can enjoy reading it along with 5,000 other newspapers and magazines.

Deliver Now Can Import Cyberduck Bookmarks

Zevrix Solutions announces Deliver 2.6.16, an update to the file transfer solution with automatic email notifications. Deliver lets users send files over the Internet and local networks to pre-defined destinations. The app offers file compression, delivery history, automatic PDF creation and other powerful capabilities. It supports FTP, SFTP, WebDAV and other remote and local services, and allows to send files to multiple destinations at once.

 

 

Version 2.6.16 allows users to import bookmarks from Cyberduck – a popular libre server and cloud storage browser for Mac and Windows with support for FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Google Drive and other services. The bookmarks will be converted to Deliver destinations, which enables users to repurpose Cyberduck favorites for automatic delivery with email notifications.

 

“Deliver is a Mac app that comes close to fulfilling the laundry list of requirements,” writes Natalia Nowak on Mac360, a Mac app reviews site. “It gives you a methodology and work flow to send files safely and securely to many users over the internet or to local, secure servers.”

 

Deliver solves the problem of notifying recipients of Internet file deliveries automatically by eliminating the need to compose and send confirmations for each transfer.

 

Key features:

  • Transfer files to FTP, Google Storage, Amazon S3 and other servers
  • Automatic email notifications based on variable templates
  • Compress files automatically (zip/dmg)
  • Hyperlink to file for instant download by recipients
  • Encrypt disk images with passwords
  • Create lo-res PDF on the fly and attach to e-mail
  • Transfer history

 

Deliver can be purchased from Zevrix website for $19.95 (USD), as well as from Apple Mac App Store and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download.

Minim 3.0 for macOS 10.15 Released

SweetP Productions announce Minim 3.0, an update to their advanced Safari content blocker Extension. With Minim, it’s easy to block any or all page resources from the domain you are visiting and also from any third party sites. iCloud support is included for convenient sync between your various Macs.

 

 

A content blocker stops url resources from downloading. For example, a lot of websites load images from other websites. With a traditional blocker, these images would be hidden, but still actually download to your computer. With a content blocker, the images are not downloaded at all.

 

Why use Minim? It’s integrated right into Safari as an extension. Minim is built using the latest macOS technologies to be fast, and does not degrade your browsing experience. It enhances your internet, as everything you decide to block is not just hidden (like javascript based blockers) – but is actually blocked from downloading at all. This has the effect of speeding up your browsing by avoiding download of junk data.

 

Features:

  • Configure global block rules for all domains
  • Setup Exception domain overrides with fully customizable block options
  • Optionally configure to only block exception domains
  • iCloud support for preferences and Exception domains
  • Export/Importing of exceptions for archiving
  • Notifications
  • Handy Safari contextual menu options

 

Built with the latest technologies, and integrated right in to Safari as an Extension, Minim can help declutter the internet and/or provide a basic level of privacy.

 

Minim 3.0 is $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.

iOS iSodium Updated with Extremely Powerful Search Facility

James Hollender updated his iSodium app to version 7.0.  This app helps determine sodium content in foods. This is just one of ten apps updated to version 7.0 in the suite of iNutrient apps: iCarbs, iCholesterol, iFiber, iKals, iPotassium, iProteins, iSatFat, iSodium, iSugars and Vitamin K. Version 6.0 made the app capable of using the entire screen even of newer iPhones with the notch. Now version 7.0 brings back the Search feature, but one that’s much more powerful.

 

 

These apps include data from the USDA National Nutrient Database covering the following nutrients: Calories, Carbohydrates, Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. All ten apps are universal apps that can be used on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices. The apps include information on how they can be upgraded to app bundles for additional significant savings, i.e., the cost of any apps previously purchased included in bundle is deducted from the cost of the app bundle.

 

Version 7.0 of iSodium has a search capability that allows for both simple and complex searches. There are two fields that can accommodate either words or phrases. Using only the first provides a simple search that looks for the supplied value in the title, description and USDA ID fields. If a second word or phrase is supplied, then the user has the choice of three operands for how the fields are evaluated: “AND”, “OR” and “But Not”. As the user enter or changes their values, an instantaneous display is given of how many records will be found. Pressing the “Results” button then displays the full list of matches found.

 

In the “Access My Records” section, each food serving for the day is listed in it’s own section and the total daily amount of the nutrient is included in the day’s heading. This makes comparing nutrient intake for each day an easy task.

 

If you are working towards healthy eating, knowing the amount of sodium in the foods available for consumption can be extremely helpful. There isn’t any sodium in water is there? Find out in the included information on managing sodium intake.

 

The iSodium app provides information about foods and how they are rated for content of sodium. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. The food servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in cholesterol all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH.

 

The All Foods list allows you to search by any word or partial word from all the Food Titles. Selecting a food in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:

  • Food Title
  • Weight (in grams)
  • Common Measure (serving size for weight)
  • Sodium Content (in milligrams)
  • Calories
  • USDA Description
  • USDA Food Group
  • USDA Nutrient Database Number

 

This app now allows users to record their intake of the nutrient. The information is maintained for one year and is presented in reverse chronological order grouped by day, so the latest data is presented first in the list. Editing allows for: 1) changing the number of servings; 2) changing the date; and 3) deleting records.

 

Information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Sodium Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using more than 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”).

 

The iSodium app is one of 10 apps in the iNutrients collection. Others include:

  • iCarbs – Carbohydrates – great for bodybuilders or diabetics
  • iCholesterol – Dietary Cholesterol – for those wanting to watch their cholesterol intake
  • iFiber – Fiber – for those interested in getting enough fiber in their diet
  • iKals – Calories – for anyone watching their calories
  • iPotassium – Potassium – helps with anxiety, stress, blood pressure, brain function, cramps and many other ailments
  • iProteins – Proteins – great for bodybuilders, vegetarians or vegans needing to make sure they get enough protein in their diet
  • iSatFat – Saturated Fats – for those who have been advised by their physician to limit their intake of saturated fat
  • iSugars – Sugars – for those concerned with getting too much added sugar in their diet
  • Vitamin K – Vitamins K1, K1D and K2 – For users of blood thinning medications like Coumadin or Warfarin

 

iSodium is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.

 

Users interested in multiple nutrients should be aware of the “iNutrients App”, which includes all ten of the above listed nutrients. Instead of the USDA partial selection of foods used in the individual iNutrient apps, the iNutrients app includes all foods and food servings in the entire USDA National Nutrient Database for those nutrients. It also includes the capability for altering the color scale for each nutrient if desired. And Custom Foods can be created for those not included in the USDA database. Even an entire meal’s nutrient information could be included in a single Custom Food definition to make entry even simpler. The iNutrients app is available for less than the cost of three individual iNutrient apps and is specially reduced during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Inko 2.0 Brings Remote Whiteboarding

Creaceed releases Inko 2.0, an upgrade to their collaborative whiteboard app for iOS, Mac and Apple TV. Inko 2.0 brings collaborative drawing over the Internet as well as a new Mac Catalyst app. This version also comes with an updated user interface and support for modern iOS features such as high-performance Metal rendering, Dark Mode, and Smart Screenshots.

 

 

This app lets multiple users draw together on the same virtual whiteboard with instant feedback. This is a great tool for schools and businesses alike as Inko can be used during meetings, brainstorming sessions and school group work. Inko also offers a remarkable drawing experience through its extensive support for Apple Pencil, as well as a beautiful pixel-free visualization with vibrant colors on wide color displays (P3). Inko’s peer-to-peer connectivity makes infrastructure network or internet access superfluous, offering a one-tap setup process that permits easy deployment in any environment. Moreover, Inko 2.0 now offers remote drawing over the Internet, bringing richer interactions with people from other places or even all around the world.

 

Macs can now also join other iOS devices thanks to Inko’s new Mac Catalyst app. Combined with video conferencing, Inko 2.0 is thus a key tool for remote collaboration, group work, or 1-to-1 teaching. The free Apple TV companion app enables live mirroring of contents on large displays, up to 4K, at a fraction of the cost of dedicated interactive whiteboards by reusing standard multi-purpose equipment (tablets, TVs), and it also offers innovative interaction with the remote as a laser pointer.

 

New features in this version:

  • Remote collaboration over the Internet to draw with anyone around the world
  • A Mac Catalyst app that brings the Inko experience to the Mac. Join or create a drawing group using your Mac, along with iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV
  • High-performance Metal rendering
  • Support of modern iOS features: Dark Mode, Universal Link, SF Symbols, Smart Screenshot, Siri Shortcuts

 

Other features include:

  • Beautiful pixel-free visualization with vibrant colors (on P3 displays)
  • Extensive Apple Pencil support with finger action, angle, pressure, high-speed & predictive sampling
  • Real-time drawing: highly responsive, “appears-as-it-happens” multi-user drawing with no lag including from remote locations
  • Dynamic trails: participants’ labels on drawing trails that show who is currently drawing
  • Nearby collaboration: nomadic connectivity for local devices, even without Wi-Fi access point (peer-to-peer or LAN)
  • Remote Collaboration: seamless connectivity over the Internet for global reach via invitation link sharing
  • Up to 8 participants for peer-to-peer connectivity or 12 participants for LAN/Internet
  • Group saving for quick setup of future sessions
  • Security & privacy: TLS connection between devices (nearby) and end-to-end encryption with daily data removal on server (remote)
  • No account creation
  • Reliable syncing and multi-user undo/redo
  • Pen tool with two sizes & one calligraphic variant. Eraser tool with two sizes
  • Ephemeral highlighter tool. On Apple TV, motion-driven, laser pointer-like control with the remote
  • Hi-res PDF export for a productive workflow
  • iCloud sync for personal drawings
  • Free Apple TV companion app

 

Inko 2.0 can be freely downloaded on the Mac App Store. Multi-user collaboration requires a subscription.

 

Apple TV companion app is a free download on the App Store and has no limitation. Existing owners of Collaboration Pack (Inko 1) automatically receive a complementary lifetime subscription to the Nearby Plan. Existing Hero Plan subscribers (Inko 1) are automatically promoted to the Remote Plan with additional features & a lower price.