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Chickku App for iOS Brings Local into Social

Chickku LLC recently launched the latest version (1.2.4) of its local social app, Chickku app. The app, which can be downloaded from Apple iTunes and Google Play Store for free, helps users connect with other people, for common causes and interests, places and businesses in their local vicinity.

 

 

The app helps users in the following ways:

* Make new friends nearby: The app helps users to find people with similar interests and hobbies living in their vicinity. Like-minded people can communicate through instant messaging in the app, make introductions and meet to discuss and follow their mutual interests.

* Social profile: Users can create a dedicated wall page to showcase themselves so that people in their vicinity can get to know them and connect with them.

* Local causes: Every community faces some challenges and fights together to alleviate pain points. With Chickku app, users can find social causes in their area and participate in making their community a better place to live.

* Local promotions: Users can find local promotions, sale, discounts on their favourite products sold by the shops in their locality. Tuning into the Chickku app helps people save money by finding instant local deals..

* Local events: The app helps users find local gigs and events. From their favourite band playing in a club to a flash sale to cultural events, users can choose to get notifications of all the events happening in their area.

* Ratings & Recommendations: Users can find ratings and reviews by the neighbourhood on local restaurants, shops, and even service providers. The recommendations and reviews help users make educated purchasing.

* Buy/Sell locally: The free Chickku platform helps sellers showcase their products & services, and pricing & deals, online. Buyers, on the other hand, can find products they are looking for and can look up their prices before making a purchase decision.

* Instant Private Messaging: Users as well as local businesses can communicate with each easily with Instant Private Messaging feature provided inside the App. Connecting locally has never been easier.

Chickku 1.2.4 is currently available for free on the App Store under the Social Networking category and Google Play under the Dating category.

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MacUpdater Allows Updating of Multiple Apps at Once

CoreCode has released MacUpdater 1.4.3, the extensive update to their popular app updating utility for macOS. MacUpdater scans any Mac’s Application folder, quickly identifying installed applications that have updates available. Apps are then updated with just a few clicks of the mouse.

 

MacUpdater Allows Updating of Multiple Apps at Once

 

The new version of MacUpdater is a significant update, adding the ability to update multiple apps at once, allowing in-progress updates to be cancelled, and users can make backups of old apps and downloaded installers. The app also improves the ability to show the correct “latest version” for users that are running a beta of the app they wish to update.

 

What’s New in Version 1.4.3:
* MacUpdater’s new Update Queue allows multiple apps to be updated at once
* In-progress updates can now be cancelled
* The height of the MacUpdater window can be increased to allow viewing more apps at once
* The correct ‘Latest Version’ is shown, even if a newer version is installed. (e.g. a beta)
* All-new info-button displays release notes and information about the app and its update
* Download URL displays while downloading updates
* New feedback dialogue for problems with apps or updates
* New option to make backups of replaced old apps
* New option to make backups of downloaded installers
* Fully localized into Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish (v1.4.0)
* Fully localized into Russian and Dutch (v1.4.2)

 

MacUpdater runs quietly in the background, checking installed Mac apps for updates on a daily basis. The utility notifies users when updates are available. Users can also manually scan their apps for available updates. Filtering options allow users to display only outdated apps, or to ignore apps they don’t wish to update.

 

As of version 1.4.3, users can adjust the height of the MacUpdate window, allowing them to view a longer list of their apps, making it easier to select multiple apps for updating. Plus, the new info-button allows users to quickly view release notes and other information about the updates.

 

Users will also be glad to learn that MacUpdater can now make backups of the old version of the app, which will come in handy in case they aren’t happy with the app’s updates. Backups of the downloaded installation programs can also be made, making it easy to reinstall apps if needed.

 

MacUpdater not only checks for available app updates, in most cases the utility can also download and install the update for you. When MacUpdater can’t automatically update an app, it can launch the app’s updater for you. The app even detects when Mac App Store apps need an update. While MacUpdater can’t update those apps, it can open the Mac App Store, allowing users to update their apps inside the Store. Even more, MacUpdater is able to show you updates to major new versions of your installed apps that have been uploaded as separate new apps to the store, which is something that the Mac App Store itself can not do.

 

MacUpdater can detect available updates for more than 37,500 apps, and the list is growing every day. The app can automatically update around 2,500 popular apps with the click of a button on the updates release date. 5,000 other apps can be auto-updated within a few days of their release.

 

30,000 apps can be scanned for updates, but cannot as yet be updated from within MacUpdater, this is because some application vendors, including Microsoft and Adobe, don’t allow updates outside of their closed systems. However, the CoreCode team is working on that, so stay tuned.

 

MacUpdater’s new features join an already excellent set of features, including:
* Automatic tracking of the latest updates available for installed Mac apps
* Finds the latest version that’s compatible with the installed macOS version
* Apps with updates listed in red for easy detection
* Provides one-click update for many apps, just click the “Update” button for any app
* Loads at startup, runs quietly in the background
* Low impact on system resources
* Notifies users when updates are available
* Filter Bar: Show all apps, or just apps that are not up-to-date
* Menu Bar icon indicates how many app updates are available
* Use concurrently on up to 5 Macs
* Free trial download allows updating 10 apps
* Total Privacy: No registration needed
* Pay just once, no subscription required

 

MacUpdater 1.4.3 is a free download and is available worldwide exclusively through the CoreCode website. Users can scan for updates for free and update up to 10 apps for free. Users can pay $9.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) to unlock the ability to update additional apps. Review copies are available upon request.

 

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LinkOptimizer for InDesign Update Offers Fixes for Issues with Umlauts in Image Names

Zevrix Solutions today released LinkOptimizer 5.2.17, a maintenance update to its image processing automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and helps users reduce the size of InDesign links, save prepress costs, and easily repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.

 

The new version fixes an error that prevented LinkOptimizer from properly processing images with umlauts and other accented characters in their names. This update will help simplify workflows of users who work with German, French and other European languages by eliminating the need to replace special characters in image names in order to optimize their InDesign jobs.

 

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

 

For example, with just a click of a button users can:

* Optimize batches of InDesign files and books
* Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
* Convert RGB images to specific CMYK profile
* Change their resolution to 300 dpi
* Resave JPEGs as TIFF
* Run a Photoshop action on each image.

 

As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Lite 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 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

 

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SwiftCapture 1.2 Update Brings macOS Mojave Compatibility to Video Capture and Animation Software

Ben Software today announced the release of SwiftCapture 1.2, a major update to the high-performance video capture application for the Mac. SwiftCapture’s powerful features and intuitive user interface allow users to create high-quality video recordings, timelapse captures and stop-motion movies from a variety of video and audio input devices.

SwiftCapture 1.2 Update Brings macOS Mojave Compatibility to Video Capture and Animation Software

 

SwiftCapture supports any video input device that works on a Mac, including built-in FaceTime and iSight cameras, USB webcams and the popular Blackmagic range of devices for analog, HDMI and SDI input.

 

The main features of SwiftCapture are as follows:
* Supports any Mac-compatible video input, including Blackmagic devices
* Supports any Mac-compatible audio input
* Records standard MOV and MP4 movie files, which have wide compatibility
* Timelapse and stop-motion capture features
* Hardware-accelerated video encoding
* Easy image capture, including copy-and-paste and drag-and-drop
* Image adjustments: brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness
* Ability to add a text overly, for example date and time
* Applescript control for automation

 

New features in this version are as follows:
* Compatible with macOS 10.14 “Mojave”
* More reliable audio capture from Blackmagic devices
* Improved video frame timings from Blackmagic devices
* Automatic video format detection for Blackmagic devices
* Improved audio/video synchronisation
* Efficiency improvements resulting in lower CPU usage
* AppleScript enhancements
* Bug fixes

SwiftCapture costs GBP 29 (approx. USD $38) for a single-user license and GBP 399 (approx. USD $530) for a site license. A 30-day fully-functional trial version of SwiftCapture is available for download.

 

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Scany WiFi Scanner and Network Toolkit Available for 50% Off

Happymagenta is offering its WiFi scanner and network utility toolkit Scany for 50% off during a special weekend sale from 22nd through 31st of January. Scany is great for home, office, corporate LAN and Wi-Fi hotspot owners, network administrators, security specialists, developers and everyone who needs to diagnose and resolve network issues and easily do everyday network tasks.

 

Scany WiFi Scanner and Network Toolkit Available for 50% Off

 

Scany finds all computers and devices connected to a LAN or Wi-Fi, even the hidden and firewalled ones, shows their names, addresses and manufacturers, and includes a wide set of network analysis tools, specially crafted to transcend existing analogs, including ping, trace, WHOIS, DNS lookup, port scanner and many more. Built from the ground up for mobile by an experienced network administrator, Scany outmatches other apps in many respects.

 

WI-FI LAN and Internet Scanner:
* Wi-Fi/LAN and custom/Internet network ranges scanning
* Detection of all network devices hidden
* IP/MAC addresses, vendor names, IP countries info and more
* Bonjour, mDNS, Mac OS X and iOS network names
* NetBIOS, Samba, LLNMR and Windows PC network names
* UPnP and SSDP/DLNA device network names
* Unicode and international network names support
* Device models detection (on OS X and iOS)
* Shared printers detection (on OS X)
* “Online”, “firewalled” and other host states detection
* Superfast smart algorithms optimized for huge networks

 

Instant LAN/WI-FI Browser/Lookup:
* Instant detection of all network names on LAN/Wi-Fi
* No need for a full deep network scan for a quick LAN overview
* Instant IP lookup by a LAN hostname (or vice versa)
* Type in (non-DNS) LAN hostname in almost all built-in tools
* Works with all supported Mac, PC and device names

 

Ping and Traceroute:
* Real-time network path traceroute monitor and ping
* Network path bottlenecks and packet loss visualization
* IPs, hostnames and info for each hop
* Reverse hostnames, AS numbers and countries info
* Multi-node and multi-path hops detection

 

Port Scanner:
* Superfast detection of predefined and custom ports
* Open, filtered/firewalled and closed TCP/UDP ports detection
* Detection of extra services/ports with protocol level probes

 

Deep WHOIS LOOKUP and TRACE:
* WHOIS of any IP, domain or AS number
* IPv4 and IPv6 WHOIS support
* All top level domains (TLD) support
* Support for all internationalized domain names (IDN)
* Support for WHOIS trace across a chain of WHOIS servers
* Custom servers usage (type “-h host” in query)
* Custom ports usage (type “-p port” in query)

 

DNS DIG, LOOKUP and TRACE:
* Support for A, AAAA, ANY, CNAME, PTR, NS, MX, SOA, SRV records
* Support for “-t type” option or just add record type into query
* Support for ” trace” and ” all” options typed in query/hostname field
* Support for custom DNS server and port via “-h host” and “-p port” options
* Support for DNS queries to local multicast IP addresses (automatically)

 

Wake On LAN, Wi-Fi or Over Internet:
* Wake on LAN/Wi-Fi or cellular/Internet
* Detection of router external IP for pre-saved/pre-scanned hosts
* Detection of MAC addresses ignoring bogus ones (for sleeping hosts)

 

Network Information:
* Wi-Fi IP address and network mask info, SSID, BSSID
* Cellular and VPN IP addresses and network masks
* External router IP address detection
* Default gateway/router IP address detection
* DNS servers detection

 

Extensive Export, Import and History:
* Copy and email all data and history
* Export and import separate hosts, entire or all groups
* Export separate lists of Bonjour, PC, UPnP/SSDP or a list of all hostnames
* Export a list of free IP addresses
* Export a list of busy IP addresses
* Export text and .SCANY files via email as attachments
* Open .SCANY files from email in Scany or Net Status
* Export as text, .TXT and/or .CSV files via email
* Choose data fields to export

 

Scany (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) is available on the iTunes App Store for a 50% off special sale price of $3.99 (USD). More information, including screenshots and videos is available on the Happymagenta website.

 

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Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism Update Brings Layer Color Tags, Filtering and Search, Much More

The Pixelmator Team today released Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism, a major update to the award-winning Mac image editor designed to make powerful professional tools accessible to everyday users. The update introduces a range of great new features – such as layer color tags, filtering and search, clipping masks, and quick opacity and blending controls – that make creating advanced illustrations and designs easier than ever before.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism Update Brings Layer Color Tags, Filtering and Search, Much More

 

Thanks to a number of brand new layer organization features, Pixelmator Pro is now even better suited to creating complex designs and intricate, multi-layered illustrations and artworks. Color tags give users more flexibility to organize designs by tagging important or related layers. Layer filtering makes it possible to temporarily filter out layers from the layer list according to layer type or color tag. And the new search feature gives users an instant way to find any object, even in the most layer-rich compositions.

 

This update also brings clipping masks, allowing users to clip the contents of one layer to the outline of another. This is an essential tool for many digital artists and designers, and makes it possible to create perfect masks using existing objects in a design. What’s more, in Pixelmator Pro, clipping masks can be created from any layer at all – whether it’s an image, some text, a layer group, or even a nested shape, allowing unrivaled levels of flexibility.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism, the third major Pixelmator Pro update since the app was released just over a year ago, includes a range of additional improvements, such as a more nondestructive editing workflow and improved support for exporting Photoshop documents, as well as other fixes to keep the app running smoothly.

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Spyglass GPS & Compass with Augmented Reality Available for 50% Off

Happymagenta is offering its powered by augmented reality GPS navigation toolkit Spyglass for 50% off during a special weekend sale from 22nd through 31st of January. Spyglass is great for hunters, boaters, hikers, explorers, travelers, teachers, students, all outdoor enthusiasts, professionals and engineers.

 

Spyglass GPS & Compass with Augmented Reality Available for 50% Off

 

Spyglass is an essential GPS toolkit for outdoors and off-road navigation. Packed with tools it serves as binoculars, heads-up display, hi-tech compass with maps, gyrocompass, GPS receiver, waypoint tracker, speedometer, altimeter, Sun, Moon and star finder, gyro horizon, rangefinder, coordinate converter, sextant, inclinometer, angular calculator and camera. It saves your custom places and waypoints, navigates precisely to them later, shows them on maps and using real-time augmented reality displays detailed GPS info, measures distances, sizes, angles, and does a lot more.

 

Compass and Gyrocompass:
Accuracy improvement techniques, special compass modes and calibration methods available in Spyglass only make it a real instrument – the most advanced and accurate digital compass.

 

Finder, Tracker and AR Navigation:
Spyglass operates in 3D and uses augmented reality to show real-time object positions, info and directions to them overlaid over camera or maps. Save current position, add points from maps, manually enter location coordinates and bearings, add stars by hand or use a built-in star catalogue. Find saved places and objects later simply by following directional arrows. Spyglass tracks multiple targets simultaneously and shows their info – distance, direction, azimuth, elevation and estimated time of arrival. Copy, paste and share locations, coordinates and map links using many supported formats.

 

GPS, Speedometer and Altimeter:
Find and track your location and get detailed real-time GPS data – coordinates in dozens of formats, altitude, course, current, maximum and vertical speed, using imperial, metric, nautical and surveying units.

 

Maps:
See your and targets’ positions on maps using different map styles and alternative map providers – plan waypoints and measure distances.

 

Track Stars, Sun and Moon and Navigate by Stars:
Track positions of stars, Sun and Moon with arc second precision – use them as a reference to calibrate compass for maximum accuracy.

 

Optical Rangefinder:
Measure distances to objects in real time with a rangefinder reticle similar to sniper sights.

 

Sextant, Angular Calculator and Inclinometer:
Find out heights of objects and distances to them – measure visually and calculate dimensions and distances.

Spyglass (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) is available on the iTunes App Store for a 50% off special sale price of $3.99 (USD). More information, including screenshots and videos is available on the Happymagenta website.

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Output Factory for InDesign Now Offers Support for Conditional Text Variables

Zevrix Solutions has released Output Factory 2.3.15, a maintenance update to company’s output automation tool for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of publishers, printers, prepress houses, and ad agencies worldwide. The software helps eliminate repetitive tasks and costly errors through batch processing with time-saving output options.

 

Output Factory for InDesign Now Offers Support for Conditional Text Variables

 

The new version lets users harness the power of InDesign conditional text variables by inserting conditional text directly into the output file names. Conditional text allows users to show and hide bits of text to output various versions from the same InDesign document. The update also adds integration of the SoftwareKey licensing system which simplifies the software activation process and enables users to easily manage their licenses in a personal online license portal.

 

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 output of InDesign files
* Export every n pages as a single PDF file
* Output files to multiple formats with one click
* Variable output file names
* Create PDF security presets
* Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
* Eliminate errors with automatic preflight

Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for $169.95 USD (Lite version $119.95), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $84.97 to upgrade from Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2019.

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