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GeekSuit LLC Announces an Update to Its MacDeveloper Beta Testing Portal

GeekSuit LLC has announced the launch of a massive update to their popular networking and beta testing resource for Apple enthusiasts, MacDeveloper. The portal is designed to help both large companies and independent software developers improve their products by offering a comprehensive platform to have the apps tested by a knowledgeable Beta Pool of Mac enthusiasts.

 

GeekSuit LLC Announces an Update to Its MacDeveloper Beta Testing Portal

 

MacDeveloper is a free, opt-in service for Apple enthusiasts who love what the Mac community offers. It is squarely aimed at providing Apple users around the globe a place to connect, build a strong sense of community. The platform also serves as an excellent compliment to bundled software avenues. Testers can register to try out the latest software releases and receive coupons for free software, or purchase software at huge discounts.

 

MacDeveloper for Testers:
* Register and Test software absolutely free
* Testers may choose only the Software Categories that interest them
* Earn Points for Testing your favorite Software
* Use points to purchase software for Free
* Use points to purchase software for huge discounts
* Earn valuable Star Ratings for being a Quality Tester

 

Ray Barber, CEO of GeekSuit, LLC told MacOSX news the reasoning behind the well designed testing portal. “For Mac users, the software buying experience is an event unto itself. We want to further that experience by offering the ultimate testing network, geared towards helping developers get their software properly tested, while at the same time giving back to the community who supports them. The challenge was to build in a firewall mechanism that allowed both parties to effortlessly interact with each other, including a great ticketing system, forum, suggestions and more, while at the same time with virtually zero spam.”

 

MacDeveloper works to connect willing, responsive, and responsible beta testers with software developers. This allows every developer to have access to the state-of-the-art tools necessary to manage every aspect of their organization’s testing activities. Developers no longer have to burn valuable time searching for testers, as MacDeveloper takes care of that for them. This frees developers up to do what they do best, create software and take care of their customers.

 

The recent update to MacDeveloper offers an all-new interface, a mobile friendly design, and a number of new features suggested by its users. Project Channels now offer a forum (devForum) that is created on-the-fly to help Developers better engage with Subscribed Testers.

 

MacDeveloper for Developers Service Highlights:
* Create Project Channels for only $12.50 (USD) a month
* Project Channels are billed only as long as they are running
* Developers may run their beta cycle as long as they wish
* Upload as many binaries to Project Channels as necessary
* Search the Beta Pool for Quality Testers
* Developers may invite new Testers outside of the platform
* Find Beta Testers who genuinely have a desire to test
* Developers may leverage their own cart or third party system for licensing
* Developers use Coupons for Testers to purchase their Applications for free or at a discount
* Excellent platform for Customer Building

 

The redesigned MacDeveloper portal is available right now, and to celebrate the launch, developers will be given 4 credits which can be assigned to any single Project Channel, or spread across as many new Project Channels as they wish. (That is four (4) months of free testing.) Projects that run past a given grace period will be charged $12.50 (USD) fee for as long as the Project is live. For more information, visit the MacDeveloper website.

MarginNote Pro Gets an Update – Annotation, MindMap, and Learning Tool

When MarginNote Pro first launched in 2013, it zoomed to the top of the App Store charts, made numerous reviewer “must-have” lists, and was acclaimed by users around the world as the one of the best productivity apps of all time. Now four years later, developer Sun Min has released MarginNote Pro 2.5.3 that makes an already outstanding app even better by enhancing speed and overall usability, and adding several new features and integrations. The app was also recently named by AppSo as a top 10 iOS app for 2016.

MarginNote Pro is a powerful, yet simple-to-use learning tool for students, educators, researchers, lawyers, business professionals, and other users who want to optimize and streamline the note taking process. What makes the app so remarkable is that it seamlessly integrates a range of built-in tools, including:

* A versatile reader that supports PDF and EPUB formats, along with web pages (converted to EPUB via Safari or viewable through the app’s embedded browser).

* A note taking tool that captures notes, links and hashtags in page margins. To keep things neat and clear the editing area doesn’t overlap the book content, and the app’s Apple Pencil is optimized and finely-tuned for precise handwriting.

* A drag-and-drop highlighter for making annotations. Users can highlight specific text, or select entire sections.

* An integrated organizer and MindMap that lets users create an hierarchical outline tree of notes in just a few finger gestures.

* A search tool that can be applied to a single book, multiple books, or a user-created hashtag.

* An innovative review tool that lets users rapidly and automatically create flashcards from highlighted sections and notes. A review by the productivity improvement website Done Before Brekky claimed that this triples study speed compared to other tools that are manual and time-consuming (e.g. Quizlet, StudyBlue, etc.).

* An export tool to push content to Anki, iThoughts, MindManager, OmniOutliner and Evernote, and print notes, linked book pages and MindMaps as a single PDF.

In addition, MarginNote Pro syncs to DropBox, Evernote, and iCloud, and the built-in wi-fi transfer lets users access their updated information regardless of whether they’re logging in from their iPad, iPhone or Mac. Users can create keypad or keyboard shortcuts to make things more efficient and easy.

“The problem with other learning tools is that they are only one piece of the puzzle, which means that users have to switch back and forth between different apps,” commented developer Sun Min. “But with MarginNote Pro, everything that users need to optimize and maximize their learning experience is available them in a single, comprehensive solution. Whether they’re studying for exams, researching a business plan, preparing a presentation, developing a lesson plan, or doing anything else that requires intelligent and efficient note taking, MarginNote Pro is the only app they need!”
MarginNote Pro 2.5.3 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. A dedicated Mac version is also available. A free trial is provided with all versions.

Ping Out to Kill the Business Card and the Network

The digital business card is not a new endeavour in the world of tech, but despite many valiant efforts, none have managed to replace its analog predecessor. Ping, which launches today, hopes to change all that. By removing the dependency for two people to both have the application, it is an experience that is not only incredibly simple to use, but it adds greater layers of value beyond simply sharing your contact details. By entering just one email address, Ping 1.0 does the following:

* Share – Sends your new contact your personal profile via email, which includes a selection of customisable prompts to inspire new conversation or further connections

* Learn – Discover more about the person you met and the company they work for, as well as one click to find them on alternative social networks

* Track – Explore your connections by when you met them, and add notes to each contact as reminders as you see fit

Ping is the first product from Wurqs – an early stage tech company in London with grand ambitions to build a personal development platform and community for young professionals.

“Ping was born from a personal frustration with having a super computer in my pocket, and not having a simple way to exchange information with the people I meet,” explained Carl Martin, Founder of Wurqs. “We’ve seen so many people sending others blank emails as a way to connect, and knew there must be a way to capitalise on that behaviour. Building your ‘network’ has notions of being highly transactional, and more about breadth than depth of connections. Ping hopes to help people build broader networks, but our energy is on inspiring a greater depth of connection with each new person. It might not look it now, but it is the very start of our plans to build the world’s largest personal development community for professionals.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* 21.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Ping 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. For more information, please contact Carl Martin.

DEVONthink To Go 2.1 Adds Interoperability, Printing, and More

DEVONtechnologies updates DEVONthink’s iOS companion, DEVONthink To Go, with new features, workflow improvements, and bug fixes. Version 2.1 makes documents stored in its databases available to third-party apps so that users can open them externally, edit them, and save changes back without cumbersome roundtrips. Documents can be printed and 1Password integration facilitates entering credentials. The update is free and recommended for all users.

DEVONthink To Go 2.1 Adds Interoperability, Printing, and More

DEVONthink To Go 2.1 makes documents stored in its databases securely available to other apps. The so-called document provider extension allows users to navigate their databases from within third-party apps and open compatible documents. Edits made externally are saved directly back to DEVONthink To Go. The fast full-text search locates documents almost instantly without even leaving the host app.

 

Many productivity apps including Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote support document providers right away. Other apps can use them through the ‘Locations’ button of the iCloud Drive picker.

 

In addition, DEVONthink To Go 2.1 adds native printing of many document formats. Integrated 1Password support saves roundtrips to the 1Password app for web pages viewed inside the app as well as for setting up WebDAV sync locations. A settings option for the PDF scroll direction – vertically or horizontally – ends the fight over the ‘right’ direction by giving users the choice.

 

Version 2.1 also improves clipping data from other apps, e.g. from Safari. The enhanced Clip to DEVONthink share extension retrieves the title and a preview image for web pages as well as the original URL for articles clipped from the News app. Web archives created with Clip to DEVONthink or inside the app are now fully indexed and searchable too.

 

Finally, searching inside of PDFs again lists page titles and page numbers, Markdown documents support referenced images, and sheets are displayed more compact. The synchronization better avoids memory peaks and more efficiently handles situations where multiple sync locations synchronize the same sync stores. The update is free for existing users and highly recommended.

 

DEVONthink To Go 2.1 requires iOS 9.1 or later and is available for $14.99 USD through the iOS App Store in the Productivity category. Some features require a one-time in-app purchase. Customers find more information about our apps on the DEVONtechnologies website. Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann also posts news, opinions, previews, and public betas in his blog Devonian Times.

tappr.tv – Visual Music Dance Show for iOS – Now in 3D and VR

tappr.tv version 10 enters the third dimension and now supports Google Cardboard-compatible VR headsets. tappr.tv is the premiere visual music dance show, made for and by music lovers all around the world. You can watch, and visually dance along to, over 5,000 hit songs in a variety of genres, like EDM, R&B, Alternative, Country, and Rock. And you can make and publish dances to your favorite songs, too!

tappr.tv - Visual Music Dance Show for iOS - Now in 3D and VR

Key features of tappr.tv:
* Connect with your Apple Music or Spotify subscription to watch thousands of dances for free
* Tap, swipe, and swirl your fingers across the screen to dance along, creating dynamic and kinetic visuals in realtime
* 3D Touch and Apple Pencil are fully supported
* You can move around the new 3D stage in realtime, with either simple orbit movements or full 6DoF Drone controls
* Use your favorite Google Cardboard VR headset to watch dances in true 3D
* Also supports AirPlay and AppleTV to watch dances in HD

 

tappr.tv 10.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. The app can be supported with several “Pro” features via in-app purchases.

Twocanoes Software Releases SD Clone 3 for Mac

Twocanoes Software is proud to announce the release of SD Clone 3, an upgrade to its SD Card cloning software for Mac. SD Clone 3 includes new features for cloning memory cards faster and easier than ever, including enhanced capabilities to shrink SD card data, verify card capacity and clone a single card to multiple cards simultaneously. SD Clone 3 supports flash media used in digital signage, industrial machinery, mobile phones, cameras and many other electronic devices.

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What’s New in SD Clone 3
* Verify SD card media
* Clone SD cards to compressed image files
* Back up valuable SD card data
* Restore images to disk images
* Restore images and disk images to SD cards
* Restore an image to multiple SD cards simultaneously (Pro license)
* Detect locked SD cards
* Safely unmount SD cards and disk images
* Toolbar for easy access to important functions like shrink, expand, verify and eject
* Link to online image repositories, tutorial videos and in-app purchasing options
* Reveal image location in Mac Finder
* Drag and drop image files
* Shrink SD cards
* Save SD cards to compressed image files
* Mount and clone disk images
* Shrink and expand disk images
* Clone from large to small SD cards
* Clone disk images to SD cards
* Clone disk images to compressed images
* Automatically expand last Linux partition when restoring to large SD cards
* Free version of SD Clone 3 restores images to SD cards
* Optimizations and bug fixes

 

SD Clone 3 supports SD, micro-SD and other flash media formats commonly used in embedded devices, cameras, digital signage and other electronic devices.

 

Internet-connected (IoT) sensors, cameras, gaming consoles, mobile and other embedded devices rely on removable flash media to boot operating systems and to store data. Flash media can be variable quality and subject to loss or damage. SD Clone 3 for Mac makes it easy to verify, back up, clone and restore flash media data on the Mac.

 

SD Clone’s shrink feature makes it possible to safely clone larger cards to smaller cards. During cloning operations, SD Clone 3 automatically expands the file system to use all available space on the card. SD Clone’s Supercharged Raspberry Pi Mode is optimized for cloning Raspbian file systems quickly and easily.

 

New in SD Clone 3 is the toolbar for quick access to frequently used functions for expanding, shrinking, ejecting, verifying, locating image files and links to online tutorial videos and popular image repositories.

 

“We are thrilled about the new features in SD Clone 3,” said Russell Scheil, Managing Director at Twocanoes Software. “It’s a Swiss army knife for flash media backup and duplication.”

 

SD Clone 3 retails for $39.99 USD (Personal license) and a Pro license for $99.99 USD. A free download is available on the Twocanoes Software website. Purchase includes one year of maintenance and technical support. Visit Twocanoes Software online to learn more about SD Clone 3.

Bundlefox Pick Your Bundle Promotion – Pick 4 Apps Out of 10 for $12

Bundlefox’s February 2017 bundle has launched with 10 amazing applications sold as a Pick Your Bundle Promotion. The offer is to pick 4 amazing Mac apps from a collection of 10 for only $12. The bundle promotion would run for two weeks.

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List of applications in the promotion are as follows:

 

* LensFlare Studio (RRP: $29.99):
LensFlare Studio is a powerful light-manipulation tool for adding optical effects to your photos. With over 100 effects, you can choose from lens flares, lighting effects, glares, bokeh, and more. LensFlare Studio has over 100 high-resolution optical effects. Each effect responds dynamically as you position the light source, realistically simulating various lens types, reflections, and edge glare.

 

* Graphic Inspector (RRP: $19.95):
Graphic Inspector provides extensive info on entire folders of images and vector graphic files and helps locate potential problems according to user-defined rules. Graphic Inspector is a professional checkup tool designed to help users of any trade, whether it’s print, web design, photography or publishing on mobile devices.

 

* iRed2 (RRP: $20):
iRed2 is the ultimately flexible remote control – use it on your Mac or on your iPhone! Control iTunes from your mobile device – best from the iPhone or iPod touch!, Control your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation – using your iPhone or an Apple Remote, Control your HiFi, Video, DVD, whatever, by infrared from your Mac (*), Create your own remote controls with iRed’s graphical editor or browse iRed’s online repository to see what other users have designed & Use iRed’s built-in timers and global shortcut features to control your Mac or schedule recordings.

 

* Yummy FTP Watcher (RRP: $19.99):
Yummy FTP Watcher automates uploads and downloads, and syncs between your Mac and any number of FTP/S SFTP WebDAV/S servers, watching the chosen folders for changes and acting upon them. Powered by the file transfer engine of the highly regarded Yummy FTP Pro app, all the speed and reliability you’d expect is provided, as well as useful features such as filtering, bandwidth limiting and Growl notifications.

 

* Spy Cam (RRP: $9.99):
Spy Cam is your own personal spy! The perfect application for private video-surveillance. With Spy Cam, turn your Mac into a surveillance camera. It automatically records video clips with your Mac’s built-in camera. If you have a Dropbox account, Spy Cam will save the videos there in real time. Now you’ll see who is snooping in your Mac, or looking through your things, from anywhere in the world! Features include: Motion detection, Record videos by schedule, Record on screensaver exit/unlock event and many more.

 

* iMyFone iOS Recovery (RRP: $49.95):
iMyFone iOS System Recovery helps you fix various iOS system issues, such as being stuck in recovery mode or stuck on the Apple logo, typically the general method of recovery would be to perform a factory reset via iTunes. In this case, you will lose all the original data on your iDevice, including current data and settings. Now, with iOS System Recovery, you can perfectly repair the errors without any data loss. No need to search online for a confusing reboot-guide, or waste your money on a repair store.

 

* WhatsApp Recovery (RRP: $49.95):
Use iMyfone iPHone WhatsApp Recovery to get back accidentally deleted chats and attachments from WhatsApp. iMyfone WhatsApp Recovery can recover all your lost or deleted WhatsApp chats and attachments, such as photos, audio, and video files, no matter how you lost them. Moreover, it can export your existing or deleted WhatsApp messages to your compute for reading or printing.

 

* BackupLoupe (RRP: $10):
BackupLoupe provides answers to such questions as: Why does Time Machine take so long to back up my files?, Which files are actually being backed up?, Has a particular file/folder been backed up at all?, How many revisions of a file/folder exist in Time Machine?, A file/folder was deleted accidentally. When did this happen and where is the latest backup?, Is my backup drive big enough? Should I consider buying a larger one? And if yes, when?

 

* Cisdem PDFCompressor (RRP: $24.99):
Cisdem PDFCompressor is a smart PDF compressor to reduce PDF file size. With the user-friendly interface, it can easily compress the size of single or multiple PDF files and maintain the original PDF format. Besides, four preset filter modes (Minimal file Size, Small File Size, Medium File Size, Large File Size) and resolution/image quality settings let you quickly set the resolution and JPEG quality for different PDF documents.

 

* Cisdem DVDBurner (RRP: $39.99):
Cisdem DVDBurner is great DVD-burning software with more functionality but fewer steps to master than iDVD. It can burn any videos to DVD with subtitles/menu and background music and also provides an array of DVD menu templates to suite all your occasions. With its editing functions, you can crop, rotate, trim, remove letterboxing, and add special effects or watermarks, and then easily burn your high-quality personal DVD.

ChronoSync Updated to Version 4.7.3

Econ Technologies releases ChronoSync 4.7.3 with several new features and fixes. ChronoSync is the complete sync, backup, and bootable backup app for the Mac. ChronoSync can backup and sync to anything you can connect to a Mac: external drives, thumb drives, NAS drives, remote Macs, PC’s and cloud services. As always, this is a free update for all existing users.

 

ChronoSync 4.7.3 contains enhancements pertaining to Amazon S3 cloud service and S3 compatible cloud services. With the recent release of ChronoSync 4.7 ChronoSync added the ability to directly connect to cloud services and is able to backup and synchronize files to virtually anything that can connect to a Mac. Several minor bugs were fixed in addition to the enhancements implemented in ChronoSync 4.7.3.

 

ChronoSync 4.7.3 Enhancements
* Implemented support for v4 authentication of AWS S3 commands.
* Updated the predefined set of AWS S3 endpoints to include all the latest, v4-only regions.
* Added the capability to specify a region identifier within the parenthesis to support future regions, or regions associated with S3 compatible services. If this syntax is used, the region identifier must be followed by /v4 or else v2 authentication will be used. An example of such an endpoint specification is: https://an-s3-enpoint-url.com (region-identifier/v4)
* Pre- and Post- sync shell scripts now receive an additional argument, the ‘Run Mode’ of the sync. 0=Standard, 1=Trial Sync and 2=Scheduled Sync.

 

ChronoSync, the complete Mac backup, bootable backup, and folder synchronizing app is designed to work on Mac OS X 10.8 and higher. Full working trial licenses are available or purchase ChronoSync for $49.99. ChronoAgent is a Mac Utility that allows any local or remote Mac to accept direct, secure connections from ChronoSync. Full working trial licenses are available or purchase ChronoAgent for $14.99. ChronoMonitor is an iPhone app that monitors Macs running ChronoSync or ChronoAgent. ChronoMonitor is available in the Apple App Store for $3.99.