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DesignMerge Pro Now Available for Adobe InDesign CC 2020

Meadows Publishing Solutions releases DesignMerge Pro, variable data publishing and personalized printing software for Adobe InDesign 2020, supporting both Macintosh and Windows platforms. The software is also now compatible with macOS Catalina.



In addition to standard VDP capability, such as the ability to personalize text and images, DesignMerge Pro software also includes many other sophisticated VDP features, such as conditional logic for if/then/else rules processing, automatic copy-fitting to remedy overset variable text, linear and 2D bar coding, multi-up imposition, and embedded style tags. The software is completely menu-driven, works directly inside of the Adobe InDesign page layout application, and does not require any manual programming.


New features:

  • Improved Performance for PDF/VT and PPML Output – Several new optimizations have resulted in speed improvements of up to 15% for PDF/VT, and up to 30% for PPML output.
  • New PDF Page Picking Feature – DesignMerge users can now conditionally control which page of a PDF file to import based on a set of user-defined rules. This feature allows the user to specify a single PDF as a variable element, and then control which pages of the PDF are imported using the DesignMerge rules feature.
  • New Variable Layer Support – In additional to variable master pages, DesignMerge software now also supports variable Adobe InDesign layers. Layers can be shown or hidden based on criteria established by the user using the built-in DesignMerge rules module.
  • Super Fast Preflight Reports – The DesignMerge preflight report feature, which checks all records of a variable data job for external assets such as pictures and articles, has been updated to provide incredible performance, even for very large VDP jobs.
  • Updated Integration with Enfocus Switch – The new DesignMerge Pro Configurator module for Enfocus Switch has been updated to support the latest release of Adobe InDesign. A brand new set of sample flows is also provided, which demonstrate fully automated VDP workflows using several different inputs formats, including job folder, CSV, job tickets, and XML.


“This new release has been under development for more than a year, and includes many of the features that have been requested by our growing DesignMerge user base,” said John Kriho, President of Meadows. “DesignMerge software is faster than ever, and is capable of handling practically any VDP challenge. The array of VDP jobs produced by our customers cover everything from simple direct mail addressing, bar coding and numbering to fully variable custom brochures, and everything in between.”


DesignMerge Pro software is available for immediate download at the Meadows web site. Please visit Meadows Publishing Solutions for more information, or email support for pricing or upgrade details.


Deliver Express Now Supports macOS 10.15 Catalina

Zevrix Solutions releases Deliver Express 2.6.11, an update to the company’s file transfer automation solution. Deliver Express sends files automatically from watched hot folders and supports FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV, SMB and other remote and local destinations. The software can run absolutely unattended and offers email notifications, delivery to multiple targets, file compression and encryption, and much more.



This version introduces support for the recently released macOS 10.15 Catalina and is offered as a free update to licensed users. Deliver Express has been notarized by Apple, which is a mandatory requirement on Catalina as part of Apple’s experimental security policy.


“What’s great about Deliver Express for organizations is the unattended nature of using a hot folder,” writes Jeffrey Mincey on “It’s perfect for all kinds of file delivery. Sensitive documents, encrypted files, financial information, graphic files, photographs, large files and so on.”


Deliver Express is an ideal solution for printers, ad agencies, photographers, recording studios, legal offices and other users. The app watches hot folders where users can drop their files for automatic delivery to the assigned destinations. An email confirmations will be issued upon transfer completion. Recipients can easily retrieve the files through the link in the notification email.


Deliver Express offers the following key features:

  • Automate file delivery from watched hot folders
  • Supports FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3 and other remote and local servers
  • Automatic email notifications based on variable templates
  • Serve unlimited users on a network
  • Create lo-res PDF on the fly and attach to notification email
  • Automatic file compression and encryption


Deliver Express can be purchased from Zevrix website as well as from authorized resellers. The license prices are based on the maximum number of allowed destinations and range from $29.95 to $299.95 (USD). The update is free for licensed customers. Trial is also available for download. Deliver Express requires macOS 10.8-10.15.



Deliver Now Supports macOS Catalina

Zevrix Solutions releases Deliver 2.6.14, an update to the company’s file transfer solution with automatic email notifications. Deliver lets users send files over the Internet and offers file compression, delivery history, automatic PDF creation and other powerful capabilities. It supports FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV and other remote and local services, and allows to send files to multiple destinations at once.



Version 2.6.14 introduces support for macOS 10.14 Catalina and is offered as a free update to licensed users. Deliver has been notarized by Apple, which is a mandatory requirement on Catalina as part of Apple’s experimental security policy.


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


Deliver automatically notifies recipients of file deliveries by email, which eliminates the need to compose and send confirmations for each transfer manually. Users only need to drop their files on the program’s icon to upload the documents to the desired destination. A customizable email confirmation will be automatically issued upon delivery. Recipients can download the file using a link in the notification email.


Key features:

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


Deliver can be purchased from Zevrix website for $19.95 (USD), as well as from Apple Mac App Store and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for licensed users of Deliver 2.x. Deliver requires macOS 10.8-10.15.

Package Central Updated for Adobe InDesign Supports macOS Catalina

Package Central 1.11.8, a compatibility update to Zevrix Solutions packaging automation for Adobe InDesign. The software automates InDesign document collection by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central solves the problem of centralized packaging and archiving of InDesign projects in a workgroup environment while serving unlimited users on a network.



The new version adds support for the recently released macOS 10.15 Catalina. The update also improves memory management and adds safeguards against accidental file deletion when clearing jobs on the errors list.


Under the Package Central workflow, prepress operators and designers simply copy files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The software automatically collects InDesign documents along with their fonts and links into the specified destination folders.


Package Central offers the following key features:

  • Automatically package InDesign files from watched hot folders
  • Create hot folders for various packaging settings
  • Create PDF and IDML files on the fly
  • Assign variable package folder names
  • Automatic email notifications on process stages and errors
  • Update modified links automatically
  • Detailed processing logs
  • Maintain a single set of settings for entire workgroup


Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from Zevrix website. Trial is also available for download. Package Central requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2019.


FontAgent Adds Catalina Support, Performance and Advanced Tagging 

Insider Software announces FontAgent 9.5 for Mac, which adds support for macOS Catalina. Also included in update is faster activation, faster syncing and more robust tagging to the lengthy list of features. The new features help you organize, categorize, activate and visualize your fonts using FontAgent’s modern, customizable interface.


The new 9.5 release is compatible with Catalina (macOS 10.15) and takes advantage of the latest macOS platform functionality and APIs to optimize application performance, font activation and font rendering. V9.5 and V9 are also compatible with the Mojave and High Sierra releases of macOS, and both releases support Dark Mode.


FontAgent 9.5 widens font auto-activation support, so as you open documents in supported apps, FontAgent auto-activates them in macOS. Auto-activation now works in Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and InCopy); the Affinity product suite (Designer, Photo and Publisher); and QuarkXpress 2018. Version 9.5 makes font activation two times faster, especially for large font sets and collections.


FontAgent 9.5 include vastly improved keyword tagging. You can tag fonts and sets to classify them by client, project, usage, topic, theme, appearance, job number–however you want. You can also use tags in smart searches and Smart Sets to preview, compare and activate associated fonts easily. And when you share fonts with other users, you share their tags as well. The V9.5 release increases UI responsiveness when updating and sharing server- and user-assigned tags.


Fonts activated in Monotype SkyFonts and Adobe Fonts appear automatically in FontAgent. The Monotype SkyFonts service offers access to over 11,000 industry-leading fonts including the popular Google Fonts library. Adobe offers access to thousands of fonts as part of their Creative Cloud subscription service. Both services are tightly integrated into FontAgent, so you can compare their fonts with each other and with your existing font library.


Version 9.5 improve the performance of its built-in font cache clearing. You have the choice of clearing caches–for the current user or for all users on your Mac–immediately or when you logout, shutdown or restart your computer.


FontAgent 9.5 is priced at $99 per user. FontAgent 9 users can update to V9.5 at no charge.

Nisus Software Updates Nisus Writer Express 4

Nisus Software, Inc. announces the upgrade of Nisus Writer Express 4, its flexible, affordable writing app for the Mac. The features include a significantly updated full screen view, focus mode for the active line and paragraph, typewriter scrolling, a redesigned UI and palette system, cloud sync for almost all settings, icons updated for Retina displays, and hundreds of features, fixes, and enhancements.


“Nisus Writer Express represents the best of Nisus Software in a small, affordable package” said Nisus Software CEO Jerzy Lewak. “The new features will help enable our users’ creativity in new and inspired ways. Even more features are available for those who need them, in our professional version, Nisus Writer Pro.”


Additional features add to an already rich feature set that includes an intuitive interface, multilingual text support, powerful find and replace, live word count, easy to use style system, numerous file formats (PDF, Word formats .doc and .docx), and a native file format (RTF) that almost any word processor can read.


Nisus Writer Express 4 requires macOS 10.11 and is Catalina compatible and is $26.00 on the Nisus App Store.




LinkOptimizer Update for Adobe InDesign Supports macOS Catalina 

Zevrix Solutions releases LinkOptimizer 5.3.11, an update to image workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and helps InDesign users reduce the link size, save time and production costs, and repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.



It now supports the recently released macOS 10.15 Catalina by solving several issues that could result in incorrect location of duplicated InDesign document as well as image relinking errors on the new system. The update is offered free of charge to the licensed users of version 5.


“LinkOptimizer has changed my life and saved me days and days of work as a retoucher for an international quarterly magazine,” says Steve Krason of Chicago based SK Design Group. “It’s a lifesaver”.


LinkOptimizer works automatically with Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments such as color conversion and sharpening, and convert image formats. For example, with just a click of a button users can:

  • Batch process multiple InDesign files and books
  • Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
  • Change their resolution to 300 dpi
  • Convert RGB images to specific CMYK profile
  • Flatten images
  • Resave JPEGs as PSD
  • Run a Photoshop action on each image


LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Lite version: $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers.

Winclone 8 Boot Camp Imaging App for macOS Released

Twocanoes Software releases Winclone 8, an upgrade to its imaging and migration software for Mac. Winclone 8 features a Catalina support, new security features, a new scheduler for incremental imaging, package signing, and more.


Winclone 8 for macOS creates an exact image of the Boot Camp partition for a backup or to migrate a Boot Camp partition to a new Mac. If disaster strikes, restore Boot Camp from a Winclone image and instantly be back up and running.



Winclone 8 is available in three editions:


Winclone Standard:
Protect all the time and energy you spent getting Windows and all your applications installed and set up in Boot Camp. Create a Winclone image of your Boot Camp partition and snap back to that same setup in minutes. Winclone 8 features incremental cloning for fast updates to existing images.


Winclone Pro:
Winclone Pro creates package installers that create a Boot Camp partition and restore a Winclone image to the new partition. Winclone packages can be deployed using any client management system that can deploy macOS packages. If you can install a package, you can deploy a Boot Camp partition.


Winclone Pro Enterprise:
Winclone Enterprise enables you to use your IT organizations’ current infrastructure to deploy Windows on Mac hardware. Run Task Sequences from Microsoft MDT to fully image Windows on to the Mac. If your users are remote, Winclone Enterprise supports image customization that will fully configure and setup Windows on the Mac. Winclone Pro Enterprise features the same great software as Winclone Pro and adds Enterprise integration support and subscription pricing.


Winclone New Features:

  • More scheduling options for incremental imaging
  • Incremental imaging runs in background
  • New logging window
  • Copy and paste log from logging window for easy support
  • Clear log
  • Winclone log now shows up in console
  •  Incremental icon flashes when incremental running
  • Looks great in both dark and light modes



  • Winclone incremental moved to menu item for background imaging
  • Help selecting File-based or Block-based imaging for rotational media drives
  • Better Volume to Volume imaging
  • Better Windows legacy booting support
  • New and updated Videos
  • Updated documentation
  •  Updated open source tools (NTFSProgs, WIMLib)
  • New icon
  • Refreshed interface with new interface colors and updated graphics


System Requirements:

  • Boot Camp Partition
  • Mac OS X 10.14 or later including macOS Catalina
  • Windows 10, Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 (64-bit) on supported Mac hardware
  • An Internet connection is required to verify your license key

Winclone 8 is available worldwide. Winclone Standard is $39.99. Winclone Pro is $499.99 for 50 clients and includes perpetual licensing and standard support. Winclone Pro Enterprise is $5 per Mac per year and features subscription-based licensing and enterprise integration support (minimum 200 clients).