Posts tagged ‘catalina’

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).

Default Folder X adds AppleScript features and supports Catalina

St. Clair Software announces Default Folder X version 5.4, updated its award-winning utility for enhancing Open and Save dialogs to support macOS 10.15 Catalina, as well as the version of Path Finder distributed through SetApp. It also adds new AppleScript commands and tracking of AppleScript applets, and corrects several bugs found in previous versions.



Default Folder X’s custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Pop-up menus let you quickly navigate your folders and open Finder windows. Previews, file information, Spotlight tagging and comments are there when you need them. Open, save, and get back to work: Default Folder X speeds your workflow by making file management fast and efficient.


The changes in Default Folder X 5.4 include:

  • Compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Support for the version of Path Finder distributed via SetApp
  • New ConfirmDialog and CancelDialog AppleScript commands
  • AppleScript applets and droplets are now tracked by the Recent Files menu
  • Fixed a problem that could cause folders shown in tabbed Finder windows to be listed more than once in the Finder Windows menu
  • Addressed several compatibility issues and bugs


Default Folder X 5.4 new licenses are $34.95 (USD) and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95.


MacXDVD Adds Support for macOS Catalina on Media Solutions

MacXDVD Software upgrades one of its flagship MacX DVD Ripper Pro and other media helpers with support for macOS Catalina. Mac users are now able to rip any DVD discs while enjoying the benefits of macOS Catalina.


The latest macOS Catalina includes dark mode, redesigned apps, and improved Find My Mac feature and more, definitely being a worthy upgrade for Mac. However, only a few programs in the industry own the full support of Catalina, and even some still adopt 32-bit apps, which will stop working with macOS Catalina. To keep up the pace with the new macOS and introduce a focus on 64-bit apps, MacXDVD includes macOS Catalina in support of its leading DVD ripper.


The upgraded MacX DVD Ripper Pro V6.2.4 allows macOS Catalina users to rip and backup any DVDs to MP4, MOV, AVCHD, MKV, iPhone 11/Pro/Max, 2019 iPad Pro, Apple TV, 4K TV, Samsung, Huawei within 5 minutes. One-click to digitize the overstocked DVD discs, regardless of 99-title DVDs, TV series discs, latest-released movies, homemade discs, etc. to personal movie library on Mac or portable devices.


To celebrate the new Apple releases, the upgraded MacX Media Management Suite, f.t. the upgraded DVD ripper, together with its 4K video converter, iPhone manager, and media player, is 70% off at $49.95 only.