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A Game for Handbag Lovers and Collectors

Mezmedia is glad to announce the release of Happy Handbags, their latest mobile game. Available on both iOS and Android phones, Happy Handbags pays homage to the beautiful designer handbags throughout history. This casual mobile game is an idle, tap and merge game with simple cute graphics and wonderfully stylized handbags inspired from their real-life counterparts.

 

Set in Paris, players begin their handbag collection by merging two bags to create a new designer bag. They then match and merge that new luxury handbag with an identical one to unlock a brand new bag. Match and merge more bags to unlock new handbags and add them to the collection. There are a total of 79 designer handbags to collect, including 40 exquisite limited edition versions to unlock.

 

Features
* A tap, idle and merge casual game where there are no stressful time limits, no violence or aggression or pressure
* Easy to learn and play
* Designed for people to play on-the-go, while they are waiting for their train stop, waiting for their dental appointment and so on
* Players earn in-game currency while the game is paused, so they get actually get rewarded, not penalized

 

“As creators we appreciate how much love and thought was put into the iconic handbags of the major fashion houses like Valentino, Gucci and Saint Laurent. The idea of casual game where one could start a handbag collection inspired by iconic handbags sounded pretty cool to us.” said John Ng, co-founder of Mezmedia, the studio behind Happy Handbags. “We wanted a game that was relaxing to play and stress-free. There are too many action and puzzle games out there which require a level of concentration. If you’re just looking to pass the time, you want to be feeling happy playing, not angry or stressed out,”

 

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

 

Pricing and Availability:
Happy Handbags is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play. For more information, please contact John Ng.

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A Novel Cure for Writer’s Block – Lyttony 1.0 for Mac

Independent software developer SchwanSongs Software today announces the release and immediate availability of “Lyttony” 1.0, a rather novel opening-sentence-generator for the Macintosh. It can create millions of original and thought-provoking story-openers, useful for both teachers and students in creative writing classes, authors or writing clubs needing new inspiration, or just quick ideas for daily writing practice.

 

 

Lyttony does not require the user to choose from confusing topic lists or to play 20-questions first. The user is immediately provided ready-to-use opening lines, with no restrictions on their use. They can copy them as-is into their next best-seller, or edit them to their liking.

 

Lyttony can send a new line every day, and create customized stories with the user’s name and favorite color included in the text.

 

There are two extra-purchase features. Lyttony can read the text aloud in a user-chosen computerized voice. Lyttony can also be synchronized with “Global StoryTime”, so users can receive the same line, at the same time, as everyone else in the world.

 

Main features:
* Personalized – The user can add their name, pet, favorite color, etc. and Lyttony will integrate these into its stories.

* Customized – The Preferences/Settings page lets them choose a favorite color for the story text.

* Bookmark & Rewind – Each opener has its own unique 16-character “Story-Code” which, if typed in, can instantly re-display that exact opener again, on anyone’s “Lyttony” app. The user can display the list of bookmarks, and choose a prior “bookmarked” opener to re-display. This is good for bookmarking/saving and revisiting prior funny ones, or sending the code to other users so they can jump to it it too.

* Daily Dose – Lyttony can send a daily idea without even running the app. After turning on “Daily Notifications”, the user can choose an hour of the day to have it delivered, and every day they will get a new story idea. They can read it in place in the notification center, or click it to have it displayed in the “Lyttony” app.

* Global-Sync – With this option turned on, every Lyttony user in the world can get the same story at the same time, no matter where they live. So if two users in different countries both choose “every hour”, then their Lyttony apps will dish out identical stories together every hour. This is an extra-purchase feature.

* Read Aloud – Lyttony can either automatically or manually speak the stories out loud in any of the installed (macOS or iOS) text-to-speech voices. This is an extra-purchase feature.

* Share – Users can send their favorite openers to friends via e-mail/Facebook/chat/photos, or copy/paste them directly into their writing project.

 

The name “Lyttony” comes obliquely from Edward Bulwer-Lytton, a Victorian-era British novelist/playwright, who penned the infamous opening line, “It was a dark and stormy night…” and who created the quote “The pen is mightier than the sword!” Lyttony builds on the same versatile and proprietary “MakeSents(C) Engine” technology as some of SchwanSongs’ prior offerings, like “Ask Fortuna” and “Pass the Phrase”

 

System Requirements:
Lyttony works on any Intel Macintosh running macOS X 10.10 or newer

 

Pricing and Availability:
Lyttony is $0.99 (USD), with the features “Read Aloud” and “Global-Sync” each priced as $0.99 in-app-purchases, and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store.

 

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Genius Scan Now Available in 20 Languages

The Grizzly Labs today released Genius Scan 5.2.1, an update to the popular mobile scanning app. This update offers 9 new languages, bringing Genius Scan to an even wider audience.

 

 

Genius Scan has always supported the major world languages, but this update localizes the interface of Genius Scan for nine additional languages. Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Indonesian, Korean, Swedish, Turkish and Vietnamese join the existing French, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, simplified and traditional Chinese and Spanish translations.

 

For cost reasons, mobile applications often target the US market only, so people in other countries receive a suboptimal experience. The Grizzly Labs has always emphasized localization in its apps. This helps to reach more people and provides a better user experience the world over.

 

Translating the app isn’t enough for some markets. In Arabic and Hebrew, not only is the text written from right to left but the interface is also flipped: bullet points are listed on the right of the screen, screens slide from left to right, some icons need to be inverted. Both the localized copy and the interface adjustments are important to create a natural feel to the app in the desired locales. All this has required careful translation, engineering, and testing to ensure that customers in these locales can enjoy using Genius Scan. For the translations, The Grizzly Labs used the services of applingua, a company based in the UK and specialized in translation and localization for the tech industry.

 

Genius Scan is available for free on the App Store and on Google Play. Customers can upgrade to Genius Scan (a one-time purchase of $7.99 that unlocks the advanced features of Genius Scan) or subscribe to Genius Cloud ($2.99/month or $29.99/year for backup, synchronization, and includes Genius Scan ).

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SessionRestore 1.0 for macOS 10.14.4 Now Available

SweetP Productions, Inc. popular Safari advanced tab management extension has been updated to support the new macOS 10.14.4 Safari App Extension framework. Now built using Swift as a native app, SessionRestore is even more powerful and useful than its javascript based predecessor.

 

 

Are you the kind of person who keeps numerous Safari tabs open, with the intent of reading them later? SessionRestore is here to help. Save your browsing session, close all windows then start with a fresh session. It’s super easy to restore a session when ever you need it.

 

Easily store any number of sessions with a quick button press. You can name sessions, and provide custom notes – so you don’t forget why you saved it in the first place! It’s possible to remove unneeded tabs or windows from saved sessions. You may also want to combine sessions. This is easy in SessionRestore’s powerful dedicated session editor.

 

You backup your computer often, (well.. you should be) and now you can easily do the same with your browser tabs using SessionRestore. Who needs clumsy bookmarks – Go one step further, and save groups of tabs for instant retrieval anytime.

 

Features:
* Safari browsing session save and restore
* Full session editing
* Session metadata search (name/urls/notes)
* Session screenshots for easy identification
* Lightweight and Quick native Safari App Extension
* Minimal Intuitive UI

 

Built with the latest technologies, and integrated right in to Safari as an Extension, SessionRestore can help streamline how you manage and recall important websites.

 

System Requirements:
* Compatible with macOS 10.14.4 and Safari 12.1.

 

Pricing and Availability:
SessionRestore 1.0 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. Promo codes are available to vetted members of the press. Please contact Russell Gray for more information.

 

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A Novel Cure for Writer’s Block

Independent software developer SchwanSongs Software today announces the release and immediate availability of “Lyttony” 1.0, a rather novel opening-sentence-generator for the iPhone/iPad. It can create millions of original and thought-provoking story-openers, useful for both teachers and students in creative writing classes, authors or writing clubs needing new inspiration, or just quick ideas for daily writing practice.

 

 

Lyttony does not require the user to choose from confusing topic lists or to play 20-questions first. The user is immediately provided ready-to-use opening lines, with no restrictions on their use. They can copy them as-is into their next best-seller, or edit them to their liking.

 

Lyttony can send a new line every day, and create customized stories with the user’s name and favorite color included in the text.

 

Lyttony is also integrated into the Messages app, so the user can create stories or access your bookmarks and send them from within the Messages app without leaving the conversation.

 

There are two extra-purchase features. Lyttony can read the text aloud in a user-chosen computerized voice. Lyttony can also be synchronized with “Global StoryTime”, so users can receive the same line, at the same time, as everyone else in the world.

 

Main features:
* Personalized – The user can add their name, pet, favorite color, etc. and Lyttony will integrate these into its stories.

* Customized – The Preferences/Settings page lets them choose a favorite color for the story text.

* Bookmark & Rewind – Each opener has its own unique 16-character “Story-Code” which, if typed in, can instantly re-display that exact opener again, on anyone’s “Lyttony” app. The user can display the list of bookmarks, and choose a prior “bookmarked” opener to re-display. This is good for bookmarking/saving and revisiting prior funny ones, or sending the code to other users so they can jump to it it too.

* Daily Dose – Lyttony can send a daily idea without even running the app. After turning on “Daily Notifications”, the user can choose an hour of the day to have it delivered, and every day they will get a new story idea. They can read it in place in the notification center, or click it to have it displayed in the “Lyttony” app.

* Messages App – On the iPad and iPhone, Lyttony also shows up as a Messages app extension, so the user can create and send stories to friends without leaving the Messages app. It even remembers and displays their bookmarked stories and works with GlobalSync mode.

* Global-Sync – With this option turned on, every Lyttony user in the world can get the same story at the same time, no matter where they live. So if two users in different countries both choose “every hour”, then their Lyttony apps will dish out identical stories together every hour. This is an extra-purchase feature.

* Read Aloud – Lyttony can either automatically or manually speak the stories out loud in any of the installed (macOS or iOS) text-to-speech voices. This is an extra-purchase feature.

* Share – Users can send their favorite openers to friends via e-mail/Facebook/chat/photos, or copy/paste them directly into their writing project.

* Shake it up – Shaking the iPad or iPhone will automatically generate a new opener.

 

The name “Lyttony” comes obliquely from Edward Bulwer-Lytton, a Victorian-era British novelist/playwright, who penned the infamous opening line, “It was a dark and stormy night…” and who created the quote “The pen is mightier than the sword!”

 

Device Requirements:
Lyttony works on any iPhone 5 or newer, or iPad 2 or newer, running iOS 10.9 or newer.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Lyttony 1.0 is $0.99 (USD), with the features “Read Aloud” and “Global-Sync” each priced as $0.99 in-app-purchases, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store.

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Remodel Helper 1.0 is a New and Useful Tool for Home Remodeling

MICOM Software today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Remodel Helper 1.0, the company’s new productivity app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Remodel Estimator is a handy and easy-to-use tool to help anyone estimate the cost of remodeling a house. Valuable tips and construction information are packed into this app, making it easy to organize and calculate remodeling costs.

 

Years of experience in remodeling help make this app a valuable asset in any tool box. Just input the square foot of the house and the cost of the house that you paid for. Scroll through the listing and touch the text box, enter in your estimated cost for that area, it’s that easy! Tips and information about that area is displayed by touching the text or label.

 

Professionals and novice home owners can use this app with good results. If you are new to remodeling and do not have experience you should get a professional to help you make the estimate or use the power of the internet and search for remodel cost for each room.

 

Device Requirements:
* Phone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 11.0 or later
* 3.9 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Remodel Helper 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Promo codes are available to vetted members of the press. For more information, please contact Michael OMassey.

 

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Sparkle 2.8 is a Sketch Plugin to Turn Artboards Into Fast Websites

Independent development team, River SRL today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Sparkle 2.8, an important update to their visual web designer for macOS systems. Sparkle allows anyone to easily build beautiful websites with no knowledge of HTML or CSS, and no need to be restrained by canned templates or pre-built layouts.

 

The flagship feature in Sparkle 2.8 is a plugin for Sketch. The Export to Sparkle plugin lets designers transfer a whole Sketch artboard into Sparkle. Thanks to Sparkle’s freeform layout engine, the artboard is instantly turned it into a working website. The plugin makes use of vector formats such as SVG as much as possible, to create a fast loading page.

 

Sparkle is a Mac app that enables the creation of a successful website. A modern Mac user interface makes simple things simple, complex things approachable, with fine control over the looks and the features of the website.

 

Sparkle packs great value: it integrates all the media management and integration with YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, maps, fonts, stock photos and patterns. It then produces optimized websites that score high on performance and SEO, while ensuring compliance and locking down visitor privacy.

 

With the Sparkle 2.8 release, River SRL introduced a new low pricing tier of $29.99 USD, and an option to subscribe to Sparkle Pro for $71.99 USD per year.

 

Features Include:
* A fully freeform canvas that makes the app the perfect choice for visual thinkers
* Design responsive websites for desktop, tablet, and smartphone screens
* Easy access to hundreds of web fonts
* Drag-and-drop to add images, videos, audio, downloadable files, and more
* Simple, yet powerful visual contact form creator
* Built-in Google Maps generator
* Live preview the site on any computer or mobile device
* Easy integration with Shopify, PayPal, and many other payment solutions
* Advanced SEO tools, analytics and tag manager
* Twitter, Facebook and Instagram integration
* Best in class in privacy compliance
* 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

 

New in Sparkle 2.8:
* A new Sketch plugin to copy a design over to Sparkle
* A new Instagram element, and Instagram support in images and galleries
* Unsplash stock photo integration, in addition to pixabay.com
* The Photos Extension, to create Sparkle image galleries from Photos
* A site search element and search results page
* New stick to top behaviors
* Pinning of a group to the bottom of the browser window
* SVG support for box backgrounds
* Stock and custom patterns for box backgrounds
* The option to make a text box scrollable
* Free gradient angle for box backgrounds
* Proportional width menu items
* Support for removing backgrounds in images shot with portrait mode
* Support for Continuity Camera
* Improved canvas drawing performance for complex layouts (macOS 10.13 or later)
* Pinch to zoom in the canvas
* Faster startup performance for large projects
* Faster SVG rendering performance
* Basic map mode that doesn’t require API key
* Display of publishing progress activity
* The ability to convert from one element type to another
* Text style re-ordering
* The ability to import a website from the local disk
* The Audio player now stops other audio players on the page
* Better support for fixed background images on Android browsers
* Better video player compatibility
* Better page import accuracy
* New publishing setup diagnostics

 

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 Basic is available as a one-time $29.99 USD purchase, and allows publishing of a single site, with a 10 page limit but no Sparkle branding. Sparkle One is available as a one-time $49.99 USD purchase, and allows publishing of a single site, no page limit or Sparkle branding and adds the site search component. Sparkle Pro is available as a one-time $119.99 USD purchase, and allows publishing unlimited sites, and the ability to export sites to disk with no page limit and no branding, plus the site search component and the instagram component. Sparkle Pro is also available as a yearly $71.99 USD subscription. Multi-User licenses are also available.

 

System Requirements:
* macOS 10.9 Mavericks or later
* Optimized for macOS 10.14 Mojave
* 61.2 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Sparkle 2.8 is free and is available worldwide from the Sparkle website. The app is also available through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category. Expanded capabilities are available as one-time purchases or as a yearly subscription. Redeem codes are available to journalists upon request. Contact Duncan Wilcox for more information.

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BatchOutput PDF Now Ofers Page Auto Rotation

Zevrix Solutions announces the release of BatchOutput PDF 2.2.37, a feature update to the company’s PDF printing automation solution for Mac. The only consumer-oriented product for automatic PDF printing on the Mac market, the software allows users to process PDF files from watched hot folders.

 

The new version restores the ability to auto rotate document pages in accordance with their orientation in PDF file regardless of the page orientation selected in the output preset. This option is currently only applies to PDF files where all pages have the same orientation. The ability to auto rotate pages in documents with a mix of portrait and landscape orientations is in works and planned to be added soon. The issue with page auto rotation was caused by a bug introduced in a recent release of macOS.

 

BatchOutput PDF helps users eliminate countless repetitive tasks of opening PDF files and adjusting print settings manually by bypassing the print dialog. For example, users can create hot folders for color and black-and-white printers, specific paper sizes, duplex modes, various color profiles and other controls.

 

The app offers the following key features:

* Print PDFs automatically from watched hot folders
* Create hot folders for different print settings
* Detailed output history
* Specify password for encrypted PDFs
* Save time and hassle of printing each PDF manually

BatchOutput PDF can be purchased from Zevrix website for $24.95 USD (Server version $99.95), as well as from Mac App Store and authorized resellers. The update is free for licensed users of version 2. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput PDF supports macOS 10.7-10.14.

 

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