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Output Factory for InDesign 50% off on BitsDuJour May 21

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory for Adobe InDesign is available at 50% off on website BitsDuJour until May 21 only. Output Factory lets printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide automate and simplify their printing and exporting workflows and eliminate repetitive tasks.

 

 

“Output Factory has been the single biggest time-saver I’ve encountered in ten years of print production,” says Mike Agate, Head of Production of Which?, Europe’s largest consumer rights organization. “Easily saves hours a week, producing bullet-proof documents over and over… With the reduction in head count and efficiency savings, it must have paid for itself 500 times over.”

 

With Output Factory, users only need to queue the desired InDesign files and select pre-defined output options. The software will then save multiple files to PDF or other formats with just a click of a button. Output Factory can also assign complex variable file names, output layer combinations, preflight documents before output, and export to multiple formats at once. Output Factory supports printing, PDF, PostScript, EPS, TIFF, EPUB and other formats.

 

Key Features:

  • Batch printing and exporting of InDesign files
  • Export as single pages
  • Output to several formats with one click
  • Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
  • Variable output file names based on file contents, page numbering, date and other data
  • Run custom scripts
  • Preflight InDesign and PDF documents
  • Send output files to FTP and other servers

 

Output Factory can be purchased form BitsDuJour at 50% off for $84.97 until May 21 only. Trial is also available for download.

MacDroid – File Transfer between Mac and Android

Electronic Team, Inc. announces MacDroid 1.0, new to the company’s macOS software lineup. MacDroid is a helpful addition to those who own and work with Mac or MacBook computer and an Android phone. The two devices cannot natively have the data transferred between each other, hence there is a need for an interface that will simplify matters.

 

 

With MacDroid one can connect an Android to their Mac and transfer photographs, music, videos as well as entire folders between computer and device. An Android device has to be connected to the computer with a USB cable.

 

Highlights:

  • Allows mounting internal and external Android storages
  • One can edit Android files on Mac without moving them to computer
  • Doesn’t need any additional plugins or extensions
  • Supports all Android and MTP devices

 

MacDroid offers two connection modes to its users – MTP and ADB. ADB mode is recommended by the developers of the app as it offers stability and efficient speed of data transfer. MTP connection is somewhat easier and more versatile. It actually allows connecting other devices, that might not be running Android OS, but as long as they support MTP connection, one can transfer files from them too. Such devices as MP3 players or cameras can connect in MTP mode.

 

MacDroid 1.0 can be obtained from the developer’s website. The free MacDroid allows file transfer from Android to Mac. The PRO version allows file transfer from Android to Mac and from Mac to Android with the possibility to edit Android files on Mac without having to actually save them on computer. Download MacDroid is sold as an annual subscription with auto-renewal and costs $19.99 (USD) per year.

DEVONthink Keeps All Your Data Private

 

Reuters released a report of intentional flaws in the security of iCloud backups. DEVONtechnologies always had a focus on privacy and has published a short guide on how to keep data on iOS devices and Macs secure and private.

 

According to Reuters, the backups iOS devices upload to iCloud are encrypted but not end-to-end. Sources say Apple has a secondary key that allows them top retrieve the backups even without the data owner’s keys. Depending on the laws of the country of question, agencies could ask Apple to hand over the data without the device owner’s knowledge.

 

For DEVONtechnologies, a customer’s data belongs to the customer alone. Their products, DEVONthink, DEVONagent, and DEVONsphere, even their freeware, don’t collect any data that they don’t need. They also never share customer data with anyone unless the customer explicitly tells them to. DEVONtechnologies uses a private installation of Matomo for analyzing anonymized website traffic, advocates using Ghostery or Pi-Hole for blocking trackers, and has closed their Facebook page.

 

To help its customers DEVONtechnologies has published a short guide on their company blog that explains how to opt out of iCloud backups, encrypt data locally, and sync it securely between devices. Some of the tips specifically target DEVONtechnologies’ document and information management applications, others deal with privacy in general and include using FileVault, saving sensitive files to secure disk images, and encrypting backups.

 

“You don’t need to be in a shady business to have data on your devices that you would like to keep to yourself. We have always believed that your data is yours and when you share it with the world you do so intentionally. Our products and services are designed around this principle.” – Eric Boehnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies

 

DEVONtechnologies’ Privacy Policy defines in easy to understand language what data the company or its application collect and for what purpose.

DEVONtechnologies Black Friday Sale

DEVONtechnologies announces Black Friday Sale starting November 29th, 2019, from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, DEVONtechnologies sells all its software products as well as upgrades for 25% less. Discounted products include all editions of DEVONthink, DEVONagent, and DEVONsphere. DEVONthink saves all your documents, keeps them organized, and recalls them whenever you need them. DEVONagent finds that needle in the haystack we call internet. And DEVONsphere keeps the data you need always at your fingertips.

 

 

DEVONthink is DEVONtechnologies’ document and information management solution for the Mac. It supports a large variety of file formats and stores them in a database enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI). Many document formats can be directly viewed and edited, PDFs annotated. DEVONthink 3, released this fall, lifts document management on the Mac to a new level.

 

DEVONagent is DEVONtechnologies’ web research solution for the Mac. It finds information searching multiple sources in one go and applying powerful filters to the retrieved data. The presented results can be further processed and saved to the internal archive or handed over to other applications, e.g. DEVONthink. DEVONagent also offers a range of automating options to run searches unattended. It adds found data to the user’s archive or send reports by email.

 

And, finally, DEVONsphere Express is DEVONtechnologies’ desktop search assistant. It runs as a menulet and indexes documents and other data in the background with the same AI-based technology used in DEVONthink and DEVONagent. Unlike traditional search utilities DEVONsphere Express is highly context-aware. It focuses automatically on what the user is working on and finds related documents, email messages, web pages, and more.

 

“We at DEVONtechnologies are thankful for our families, for our colleagues, and our friends. For our work that we enjoy and are passionate about. And for that the software we make helps our customers do better what they do. So in line with the old tradition we offer all our products, from DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go to DEVONagent and DEVONsphere Express, at a 25% discount this weekend to say ‘thank you!’ Now is the best time of the year to get ready for a productive new year.” – Eric Boehnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

 

Find more information about the exclusive Black Friday though Cyber Monday deal on the Black Friday page on the DEVONtechnologies website.

WhoDo iPad Generates New Contacts 

Swamp Dog, LLC introduces WhoDo iPad 1.0, their new app for Apple’s iPad. WhoDo iPad automatically creates new contract records directly from raw text. There are no forms to fill out or text fields to map, users can generate the source text by entering it from the iPad keyboard, clipboard, or the device’s microphone.

 

 

WhoDo iPad combines the power of data detectors, linguistic taggers, speech recognition, and several specialized databases to extract the personal data from raw text and convert it to a contract record directly on the iPad. Users can simply select text in any other app on the iPad and then click the iOS “Share” button, then use provided iOS action extension to create a contact directly inside the “Share” UI.

 

“In the past, importing contact information into the iPad’s Contacts app was tedious, requiring extensive mapping of text fields to properly import the data,” says Swamp Dog Managing Member Steve Cronin. “But WhoDo iPad imports the correct information directly from the device’s keyboard, clipboard, or microphone.”

 

Users can customize WhoDo iPad:

  • Using either Home or Work for labelling data
  • Assigning custom text to the contact Note field
  • Recording the date & time of creation in the Note field
  • Including the source text in the contact Note field
  • Capitalizing Names, Job Titles, and Address components
  • Assigning a name prefix (Ms or Ms – it uses an onboard Name database)
  • Assigning a nickname (equal to first name)
  • Assigning a default area code if one is missing from a phone number (US only)
  • Optionally removing a user assignable country code from a phone number

 

WhoDo iPad 1.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utility category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to enable licenses for each repository or all repositories, either as a one time purchase, or as a 3-month subscription, as described above.

 

CogSci Apps releases Hook 1.3 for macOS

CogSci Apps Corp announces the release of Hook 1.3, a major upgrade to the handy CogSci Apps(R) invention for macOS. The apps simple interface but powerful features have made it a must-have app for people who take productivity seriously. Hook is designed to help people work smarter, more efficiently, and more intuitively. It applies a key insight about cognitive productivity: deep work requires rapidly re-accessing pertinent information without searching. Hook’s fast and efficient recall of task-related information allows users to stay in flow as they instantly access critical but scattered information.

 

 

Hook is an app that enables Mac users to link manifold information resources together – including web pages, files, documents, images, emails, contacts, tasks, notes, and much more. To see a document’s related links and resources, the user simply needs to activate a keyboard shortcut or click a button. This saves users hours of possibly futile searching for information scattered on the web, in folders and in disparate apps. Hook is a crucial app for busy professionals who need to quickly access information with macOS.

 

Hook 1.3 sports a user interface that is even clearer and more intuitive:

  • Hook’s minimalist interface is now maximally compact
  • Commands are now intuitively organized in the new Title bar menu and Link menus
  • Links can now be navigated without leaving the Hook window

 

Hook intuitively supports your cognitive productivity, whether you use its keyboard shortcuts, popup window, or menu bar icon.

 

“Users tacitly appreciate the revolutionary benefits of web links” shares CogSci Apps co-founder Luc P. Beaudoin. “However, before Hook, people were not able to link and navigate the information that matters most to their productivity: documents they are writing; documents they’ve received or downloaded into the Finder; files in the cloud, version control systems, and personal information managers; their emails, projects, actions and more. Without such links users could not, in a timely manner, consult the information they needed to get their work done right and fast. With Hook, users can link and access just about any key information, across apps. That changes everything.”

 

Beaudoin specifies, “Hook does not replace your favorite apps, it makes them much more useful: Hook links their data so that you can use them together.” For example, while writing in their favorite editor or word processor, users can invoke Hook, and click on a link to a related email, PDF or task list. Hook links are bidirectional, so users can quickly navigate back to the document. This means they can write better and faster. That’s cognitive productivity. We all know how useful links are on the web” says Beaudoin. “Imagine how useful it is to access, at the click of a link, the information you need right now, even if it is in an app or a file on your Mac.”

 

Collaborate productively: “Hook is not just for solo work” adds Beaudoin. “Hook is also a collaborative tool. With Hook, users can copy links to emails, shared files and of course web pages. They can then send the links.” The recipient clicks on the link and the shared file is revealed on their desktop. “Obviously, recipients are much more likely to act on a prior email or document if they can instantly access it. Both colleagues win.”

 

Hook provides a very simple, uniform gesture (“Copy Link”) for obtaining the address of resources, whether they’re in the Finder, the cloud, the web or an app. Users can paste links just about anywhere, including in the Hook window itself.

 

Hook enables users to instantly re-access the information they need to get the job done right, now. “Hook links your digital life.”

 

Hook Essentials is $14.99 USD. Hook Pro is priced at $19.99 USD until Nov 19, after which the price increases to $24.99. Hook Pro has all the features of Hook Essentials, but also enables users to generate Markdown links, make Hook files, edit integration scripts, generate search links, and install and use Hook on more Macs. Both versions include software updates for one year and are available worldwide exclusively at the Hook website. A 30-day Pro trial is available. Subsequent one-year software updates will be available at a discount of the original purchase price. See the Hook Productivity website for details.

Get Military Grade Data Deletion for iOS with ProtectStar Data Shredder iOS

ProtectStar today is proud to announce a new update of Data Shredder for iOS 2017 – formerly iShredder – their data shredding utility that easily deletes and shreds data on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The software uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder’s data shredding algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on the device beyond any hope of recovery.

 

Anyone can simply connect their iOS device to their Mac, and quickly and efficiently delete and overwrite all data from the device.

 

“When a user deletes personal files such as photos and videos from their device, they may think they’re gone for good. The truth is, they can be recovered using any one of a number of utilities for macOS or Windows. Those files aren’t really gone until that storage space is overwritten using secure deletion algorithms,” says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. “However, in just three simple steps, Data Shredder can securely overwrite the free space using patented security standards, making it impossible to recover any deleted data.”

 

Data Shredder for iOS is available in two versions, the Professional Edition offers 10 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. Data Shredder Military Edition offers 17 erasing methods in total, while also offering an integrated file explorer.

 

Data Shredder Professional Edition Features Include:
* Compatibility with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models
* Compatible with all iOS versions
* Securely overwrites all free space
* Completely wipes all data on the device
* Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
* 24/7 support via e-Mail

 

Data Shredder Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:
* Offers the ability to wipe data from Apple TV units
* Additional military level deletion algorithms
* A 50-cycles wiping method ProtectStar(TM) Secure Deletion Algorithm(R)
* An integrated secure file explorer

 

Data Shredder Professional uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, German BSI-2011-VS, US Army AR380-19 and more. Data Shredder Military Edition uses those same algorithms, plus makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020, BSI TL-03423 and CSEC ITSG-06.

 

Data Shredder for iOS Professional Edition is just $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available through the ProtectStar website. Data Shredder for iOS Military Edition is just $49.90 USD. A Windows version will be available by the end of January 2017.

Use Data Shredder for iOS 2017 to Securely Erase Your iPhone and iPad

ProtectStar announces the new release of Data Shredder for iOS 2017 – formerly iShredder – their data shredding utility that easily erases and wipes data on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Anyone can simply connect their iOS device to their Mac, and quickly and efficiently delete and overwrite all data from the device.

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder’s data erasing algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on the device beyond any hope of recovery.

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 is available in two versions, the Professional Edition offers 10 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. Data Shredder Military Edition offers 17 erasing algorithms in total, while also offering an integrated secure file explorer.

 

Data Shredder for iOS Professional Edition include:
* Compatibility with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models
* Compatible with all iOS versions
* Securely erases the free space
* Completely wipes all data on the device
* Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
* 24/7 support via e-Mail

 

Data Shredder Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:
* Offers the ability to wipe data from Apple TV units
* Additional military level deletion algorithms
* A 50-cycles wiping method ProtectStar(TM) Secure Deletion Algorithm(R)
* An integrated secure file explorer

 

Data Shredder for iOS Professional edition uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, US Army AR380-19 and more. The Data Shredder for iOS Military Edition uses those same shredding algorithms, plus makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020 and Canadian CSEC ITSG-06.

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Professional Edition is just $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available through the ProtectStar website. Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Military Edition is just $49.90 USD. A Windows version will be available January 2017.