Posts tagged ‘App’

Pixelmator Team Releases Pixelmator Pro 1.1 Monsoon

Pixelmator Pro 1.1 Monsoon, a massive update to the world’s most innovative image editing app for Mac is now available. The update adds a modern way to easily prepare images for the web, brings machine learning-powered Auto Color Adjustments, support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar, a new Slice tool, SVG support, a new Tutorials page to help with learning Pixelmator Pro, and much more.



“Pixelmator Pro 1.1 Monsoon is an absolutely massive update with tons of great new features,” said Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team. “With the innovative new Export for Web features, it’s now easier than ever to prepare and optimize images for the web. And Pixelmator Pro continues to push the boundaries of image editing with the new Auto Color Adjustments, which take advantage of the latest advances in machine learning and computer vision to automatically improve photos.”


Pixelmator Pro now gives you everything you need to prepare and optimize your images for the web. You can use advanced compression techniques to compress images to the smallest size possible without losing quality. Export presets let you quickly optimize images with your favorite settings. As you adjust any export settings, Pixelmator Pro displays a live preview of the optimized image right in the Pixelmator Pro window. Quick Export lets you instantly export a web-friendly image optimized with your most-used settings at any time. And the new Slice tool makes it much easier to prepare web designs by letting you divide entire designs into smaller images, optimizing each one separately.


With the new machine learning-powered Auto White Balance, Auto Lightness, and Auto Hue & Saturation adjustments, you can automatically perfect the colors of a photo with just a click. The machine learning algorithm was trained on millions of images to identify the contents of a photo, finding the best colors, lighting, and contrast to make every image stand out. Integrated via Core ML and powered by Metal, the Auto Color Adjustments deliver lightning fast performance and stunning quality.


Full support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar gives you quick access to all your favorite tools and all kinds of useful options. You can apply color adjustment or effect presets, select colors for your brushes, and even share your image, all right from the Touch Bar. And whenever you switch tools, the Touch Bar automatically changes to put the most useful options at your fingertips, which makes using Pixelmator Pro simpler and easier than ever.


Pixelmator Pro 1.1 Monsoon includes many more incredible new features, including support for opening and exporting vector images in the SVG format, live previews when formatting text and adjusting layer blending options, a Select Color Range tool that lets you make selections of similarly colored areas in an image, support for exporting HEIF images, a new Tutorials page to help with learning Pixelmator Pro, and much more.


Pixelmator Pro 1.1 Monsoon is $59.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. [GET IT HERE]

Sparkle Helps Visual Thinkers Create Modern, GDPR-Compliant Websites

River SRL has announced the release of Sparkle 2.6.1, an update to their visual web designer for macOS systems. Sparkle allows anyone to easily build beautiful, GDPR-complaint websites with no knowledge of HTML or CSS, and no need to be restrained by canned templates or pre-built layouts.


Sparkle is an easy-to-use site builder that provides an intuitive interface. The app is perfect for creating every type of website, ranging from personal, to fan sites to business and client websites. The app allows users to create pages quickly, providing and excellent way to test design ideas in a fast and efficient way.


Features Include:
* A fully freeform canvas that makes the app the perfect choice for visual thinkers
* Drag-and-drop to add images, videos, MP3 music, downloadable files, and more
* Easy access to hundreds of web fonts
* Simple, yet powerful visual contact form creator
* Built-in Google Maps generator
* Design responsive websites for desktop, tablet, and smartphone screens
* Live preview the site on any computer or mobile device
* Ecommerce tools integrate with Shopify, PayPal, and many other payment solutions
* Advanced SEO tools, analytics and tag manager
* Twitter and Facebook sharing capabilities
* Built-in site verification, robots.txt, and sitemap.xml
* Produces fully-optimized code
* Built-in incremental FTP capabilities
* Native macOS interface
* Closely integrated with other Mac apps
* Supports English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese
* Much more


Sparkle’s freeform canvas interface is designed to be like a graphic design app instead of a code-based website development app. Sparkle’s design makes it easy for users to focus on content and layout, quickly adding galleries, video, audio, maps, social buttons, and downloadable files.


Sparkle 2.6.1 also offers the best in class in privacy compliance, extending the integrated privacy/cookie banner with these features:
* Fonts are now stored only on the local site, not referenced from Google fonts
* All third-party content is blocked until cookies are consented to
* Embedded code is subject to activation after cookie consent by default
* By default, the page address is not leaked when loading third-party content


The new version of Sparkle also provides a significant performance boost over previous versions. Sparkle sites now generally rate a 100/100 score on Google’s PageSpeed Insights.


What’s new in Sparkle 2.6.1:
* A new publishing engine is faster and offers better compatibility with web hosts
* A new publishing cache, to limit image re-generation
* Per-page language designation, and language variant (hreflang) support, which is picked up by search engines
* Text style for checkboxes and radio buttons
* Option to hide sidebar thumbnails
* New in-app text search window
* New option to make radio buttons required
* 90 new web fonts built-in
* An improved custom font installer
* Deferred loading of resources that can delay page rendering
* Inlining of critical CSS
* Fonts now encoded in the more compact woff and woff2 file formats
* Images are always compressed with a higher compression algorithm.


Sparkle Free is a full-featured totally free app, allowing users to publish a single site, with a total of 3 pages. A “Made with Sparkle” banner will be present on the pages in the free version. Sparkle One is available as a one-time $44.99 USD purchase, and allows publishing of a single site, with no page limit or Sparkle branding. Sparkle Pro is available as a one-time $89.99 USD purchase, and allows publishing unlimited sites, and the ability to export sites to disk with no page limit and no branding. Multi-User licenses are also available.
Sparkle 2.6.1 is free and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category. [GET IT HERE] The app is also available from the Sparkle website.

AppSalesTrends Allows macOS & iOS Developers Analyze App Store Stats

Independent developer, Esa Helttula has announced the release of AppSalesTrends 2.30 the update to his App Store sales tracking app for macOS.



iOS and macOS developers can download and analyze sales information from the App Store. Developers can view daily sales reports, payment calendars, historical sales, and more.


Developers can track an unlimited number of apps and bundles, in both the iOS and Mac App Stores. AppSalesTrends can download the latest reports automatically and can be instructed to download up to 365 latest daily sales reports. Reports over 365 days old can be manually imported. Daily reports can be downloaded without the developer’s Apple ID password, instead using a unique access token that can only be used to download daily reports.


AppSalesTrends allows users to analyze their app sales by viewing detailed daily sales reports, moving averages, trendlines, and more. Users can also view an Apple payment calendar with estimated payments with support for dozens of currencies. The app also has the ability to view historical sale with constant currencies to eliminate fluctuations.


Custom graphs can be created by developers, showing exactly the data they select. Information can be displayed for apps, devices, countries, trendlines, and more. Users can select any combination of categories, apps, countries, and devices.


Graphs can include the following:
* Total Downloads – Display the volume of total downloads
* Paid Download – Display the volume of paid downloads
* Gift purchases – Display the volume of gift purchases
* Free Downloads – Display the volume of free downloads
* Promo Codes – Display the volume of promo codes
* Refunds – Display the volume of refunds


What’s New in Version 2.30:
* Apple Fiscal Calendar includes all Apple payment dates through the end of January 2019
* Calendar includes links to monthly sales reports, estimated Apple payment date and amount


Developers can select from 7 main views:
* Launch – Compare launch performance of selected products
* Mix – Product, country, or category mix
* Report – Daily reports and fiscal month reports with estimated Apple payment dates and amounts
* Sales – Bar graphs with colors for each app or category
* Week – Average sales for each weekday
* SMA – Simple moving average
* Compare – Compare compound or moving averages for selected products


AppSalesTrends 2.30 is  $19.95 and is available from the AppSalesTrends website. A 30-day free trial is available.

SyncSpace 6: Collaborative Canvas for Concept Creation

Edinburgh, United Kingdom – The Infinite Kind are excited to announce a major update to SyncSpace, their drawing and collaboration app for iOS. SyncSpace 6 provides a basket full of enhancements, making it the most powerful tool for sharing visual ideas across teams of any size. Think of it as an infinite shared whiteboard where everyone can express their ideas through sketches, photos, text, web pages, and maps on the same canvas.



SyncSpace 6 contains a number of enhancements, including the following highlights:

* Split screen multitasking on iPad
* The canvas can now rotate with the device automatically – You can also use two-fingers to rotate it any other direction, with snapping to 90 degree angles
* Blazing fast drawing, zooming, and panning
* Stylus support including Adonit Jot, Pogo Connect, Scriba, and a special focus on Apple Pencil
* Apple TVs and other external displays now use the full screen and highest available resolution
* Improved palm rest detection
* Performance and reliability improvements to the collaboration service


Using SyncSpace, you’ll never again be limited by the size of the canvas or the amount of space remaining in an existing sketch. You can always zoom in to add detail or zoom out to add context to a drawing. Use the nearly limitless canvas to create drawings from scratch, or draw on maps, web pages and photos. You can also include editable text labels and descriptions to add context to your drawings.


Collaborators need not be on the same local network, and there is no limit to the number of participants. All you need to do is share a drawing’s link (and optional password) and anyone can follow the link to work on the drawing with you. There is no fussing with routers or firewalls – it just works. Your friends and colleagues can even view shared drawings – including live updates – with nothing but a web browser.


SyncSpace drawings can be easily shared to social media or exported as high resolution PNG or PDF files. Sketches can be shown on a nearby Apple TV or any external display, which is perfect for use in meetings and classrooms.


Pricing and Availability:
In addition to the major tech improvements, SyncSpace is now free on the App Store. Non-collaborative use and viewing drawings shared by others is completely free. A modestly priced subscription is required only if you wish to create or modify shared drawings. A subscription to the collaboration service is $2.99 USD per month or $24.99 USD per year (price may vary by country), and includes a 14 day free trial. Anyone who purchased an earlier version of SyncSpace is grandfathered in to a free unlimited subscription. For school, business, or other organisational use, please see the link to set up a private server and bulk license that is customised for your requirements.

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SyncSpace 6.0.4
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A Stylish New iOS Game Hand Drawn by the Artist From the Hit Game Limbo

Birmingham, United Kingdom – FredBear Games and PlayPlayFun LLP announced today that their super stylish comic book of a game “Comic Boy” has launched worldwide on the iOS platform from the developers StayHeavy Games. Comic Boy is loosely inspired by the great retro game, Comix Zone by Sega and Comic boy has been hand drawn by the artist from the hit game Limbo Stine Sorensen!



During your comic book adventure you must beware of the many different traps, challenges and environments which can end your quest too soon. Are you ready to help Comic Boy and friends escape by using your reflexes and skills they have at their disposal?


A Brief History of Comic Boy:
Previously released in error in 2014 (Known as Escape The Page back then) as it was due to be just a beta test and played by the developers friends and family but it gained traction worldwide and was also featured by Apple but as it wasn’t intended to be this way! Not long after the launch in error it was pulled by the developers so they could continue to work on it and bring it to the level where the originally envisaged it to be.


Jump and dodge your way through danger in this rhythm-based action jumper:

* DASH as fast as you can
* JUMP over snakes, zombies and sharks
* DODGE the oncoming Vultures, Ghosts & Hurricanes
* COLLECT all the different coins

* One finger tap and swipe control – Make your character jump, perform a special actions such as power stomps, saltos, backflips and even flying kicks.

* Play through the pages of the comic book – Starting out in a jungle, your dash adventure to find your way out continues onto the BEACH, DESERT, GOLD MINE and more.

* Unlock the characters – Comic Boy is not the only person trapped in the comic book. Help Parkour Girl, Foxy and Ninjoe dash and escape the page as well.

* Rockin’ music by a real rock musician – Awesome rockin’ music goes along with your adventure.


Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 482.6 MB


Pricing and Availability:
Comic Boy 1.1 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. An Android version will be following sometime in the near future and is currently on Open Beta on the Play Store. For more information, please contact Clive Bennett.

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Comic Boy 1.1
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Output Factory for Adobe InDesign at 50% Off Until May 5

Toronto (ON), Canada – Zevrix Solutions is pleased to announce that Output Factory for Adobe InDesign is available on sale at 50% off until May 5 only. Output Factory lets printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide eliminate repetitive tasks, streamline their output workflows, and easily repurpose InDesign files for the web and mobile devices. The offer lets users save $85 on each copy of the software.



“Using Output Factory is straightforward. You determine your settings and sit back while Output Factory does all the heavy lifting. The time savings are huge,” writes Jamie McKee in a 5-star review in InDesign Magazine. “If you find yourself repeatedly exporting InDesign files in various formats, you owe it to yourself to install the free trial and see just how much time you’ll save using Output Factory.”


With Output Factory, users only need to queue the desired InDesign files and select pre-defined output options. The software will then print the files or save them to PDF or other formats with just a click of a button. Output Factory can automate processing of hundreds of documents in the background while freeing users time for other important activities and eliminating repetitive tasks. Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, IDML, EPUB and several image formats.


It offers the following key features:

* Batch printing and exporting of InDesign files
* Export as single pages or spreads
* Output to several formats with one click
* Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
* Variable output file names
* Run custom scripts
* Preflight InDesign and PDF documents


Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased form Zevrix online at 50% off for $85 until May 5 only. Trial is also available for download. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and InDesign CS3-CC 2018.

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SecuritySpy 4.2.4 – Update to macOS CCTV Software

London, United Kingdom – Ben Software today announced the release of SecuritySpy 4.2.4, an update to the premier multi-camera video surveillance software for the Mac. With powerful and flexible recording features, motion-activated events, and remote monitoring and configuration, SecuritySpy is designed for demanding video surveillance applications. This version adds many new features and improvements, including improved playback of captured footage, web interface improvements, and bug fixes.



“This update represents our ongoing commitment to maintain top-quality NVR software and respond to our customers’ feedback” said Ben Bird, the developer of SecuritySpy. “We are proud to deliver a host of improvements that make SecuritySpy even more powerful.”


The main features of SecuritySpy are as follows:
* Displays and records multiple cameras simultaneously
* Powerful capture features, with motion-detection and notifications
* Built-in secure web server for remote monitoring and administration
* Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) support
* Secure off-site backup of captured footage
* Browser feature for synchronised multi-camera playback of captured footage
* Supports all major brands of IP camera as well as ONVIF-compatible cameras
* Supports all industry-standard media formats (JPEG, MPEG-4, MxPEG, H.264, AAC)
* Extensively threaded and optimised to take full advantage of multi-core Macs
* Hardware-accelerated video compression and decompression
* Purpose-built iOS and tvOS apps for full access on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV


SecuritySpy supports virtually all network cameras on the market, including the popular Axis, Dahua, Canon, Amcrest, Hikvision, Samsung, Vivotek and Zavio ranges. SecuritySpy features advanced motion detection, which can be used to trigger recordings as well as email alerts, audio alarms, iOS push notifications and external devices. The built-in secure web server allows remote monitoring of live streams and captured footage from over the Internet, using a web browser or an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.


The full list of improvements in this version is as follows:
* Zoom/Pan captured footage during playback in the Browser
* Improved viewing of captured footage via the web interface
* Improved reliability of HTTP Live Streaming via the web interface
* Improved web server performance
* Improved recovery of corrupt recordings due to power outages
* Added local copy as alternative to FTP upload after capture
* Fixed PTZ control issues with Hikvision IP cameras
* Fixed connection issues with FTPS uploads
* Numerous other minor bug fixes and improvements


Pricing is in British Pounds, Euros or US Dollars and depends on the number of cameras used, ranging from GBP 29.90 (approx. USD $40) for a single-camera license, to GBP 649.00 (approx. USD $930) for an unlimited-camera license. SecuritySpy supports any Mac running macOS (Mac OS X) 10.7 “Lion” through 10.13 “High Sierra”. SecuritySpy can be tested for 30 days before purchase, with no demo limitations whatsoever.

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SecuritySpy 4.2.4
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Version 7 of Clean Text for Mac Implements Machine Learning

Padua, Italy – Apimac today announced the availability of Clean Text 7 for Mac, the new release of the popular app to reduce text cleanup and processing time. The app has been completely rewritten in Swift, the new fast and powerful Apple’s coding language. Clean Text is a very popular app among Mac users that uses it for reduce text cleanup and processing time when cleanup and editing text from text files, PDF files, documents, emails or other text material.



Clean Text quickly performs many essential functions such as removing empty lines, fix line break problems, removing unwanted spaces, converting quotation marks, extract links, convert tabs with spaces and more. The new version of Clean Text for Mac takes advantage of Apple’s Core ML, a new foundational machine learning framework to deeply understand text. The Entities functionality of the app uses machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) to instantly identify and select personal names, place names and organization names mentioned in the text.


Among the new features are:
* Document advanced tabbed browsing
* iCloud support to access the same text from any Mac and iOS device (Clean Text for iOS requires a separate purchase)
* Easily create and share automated tasks
* Natural Language Processing implementation to instantly identify and select personal names, place names and organization names mentioned in the text
* Touch Bar support
* Find and Replace with live highlighting of matches
* Regular Expression live search and substitution
* Infinite undoes and redoes functionality
* Sharing with Mail, Messages, Note, Reminder, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin
* Recents for searched text
* Trim (remove at the beginning and the end of a text) transformes group
* Replace spaces with returns and returns with spaces
* Replace one return with two returns and vice versa
* Convert angle quotes and Chinese quotes
* Convert from single to double and from double to single quotes
* Remove empty lines, spaces and duplicate words
* Convert HTML to plain text and URL encoding
* Convert emoji and symbols to their description
* Add and remove line numbers
* Extract Links, Email Addresses, Phone numbers and Unique Words


Type on Mac and find the text on iOS:
With Clean Text, you can write text on Mac and then find it on any iOS device. Thanks to iCloud, you will find in the device that you just picked up, exactly the text that you have just typed on Mac. Just use the iCloud menu to send or receive the text via iCloud. Clean Text for iOS requires a separate purchase.


Live search:
While you type in the search box all occurrences within the text will be highlighted to give you a complete picture, then with the Select Next and Select Previous buttons you can gradually select instances to edit or change them. Also Ignore Case, Contains, Starts With and Full Word, act immediately on the highlighted text and will allow you to do the replacements with millimeter accuracy. And with infinite undoes, your chance to try, becomes a tool to do a good job.


Natural Language Processing integration:
Clean Text takes advantage of Apple’s Core ML, a new foundational machine learning framework to deeply understand text. The Entities functionality of the app uses machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) to instantly identify and select personal names, place names and organization names mentioned in the text.


Automate repetitive tasks:
With the new Tasks feature, you can easily create automated tasks that perform a series of processing actions and replacements in the text. Creating tasks is within everyone’s reach, and if you’re an advanced user, you can also include Regular Expressions patterns in your tasks.


Accelerate your search and replace work using Regex:
When you search and replace text, if you are an advanced user, you can use Regex (Regular Expressions). Using Regex, in combination of text, you can find quickly tabs, paragraph breaks, page breaks, word starting or ending with a particular character, dates, URLs, email addresses and so on. Just go to the Regex pane and choose from the Commonly Used Expressions popup menu the item you want to insert on the Expression box.


Support for the latest macOS technologies:
Clean Text supports the latest macOS technologies, such as: iCloud to access the same text from any Mac and iOS device, Touch Bar for quickly enter Emoji, easy share with Mail, Messages, Note, Reminder, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and any other extension to share other apps had installed in your Mac, document advanced tabbed browsing and infinite undoes and redoes functionality. The app is written in Swift, the new fast and powerful Apple’s coding language.


The main text processing features of Clean Text are:
* Smart Clean and Clean and Compact text
* Clean Clipboard content without the need to paste it in the app
* Fix spaces and line breaks, join paragraphs and strip quote prefix
* Trim spaces and empty lines
* Replace tabs with spaces, spaces with tabs, spaces with returns and returns with spaces
* Replace one return with two returns and vice versa
* Convert from three periods to ellipsis and from ellipsis to three periods
* Convert quotation marks: curved quotes, straight quotes, angle quotes and Chinese quotes
* Convert from single to double and from double to single quotes
* Change case to sentence case, title case, uppercase, lovercase and random case
* Remove empty lines, spaces, returns, duplicate words and duplicate lines
* Convert HTML to plain text and URL encoding
* Convert emoji and symbols to their description
* ROT13 encode (replaces a letter with the letter 13 letters after it in the alphabet)
* Increase and decrease text indent
* Add and remove line numbers and quote Prefix
* Sort lines, sort lines in reverse, order words alphabetically and reverse text
* Convert to upside down and to mirrored pseudo text
* Extract Links, Email Addresses, Phone numbers and Unique Words
* Find and Replace with live highlighting of matches
* Regular Expression live search and substitution
* Characters, words, spaces and lines count
* Calculate estimated reading time
* Automatically select personal, place and organization names mentioned in the text


* macOS 10.12 or later
* 64-bit processor
* Size: 10.5 MB


Pricing and Availability:
Clean Text for Mac 7 retails at a price of $24.99 USD (or equivalent in different currencies) and is available worldwide through the App Store in Productivity category. A trial version is also available as free download at the software house site.


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