Posts tagged ‘Mac OS X’

DEVONthink 2.9 Offers intelligent Information Management fof Mac OS X

DEVONtechnologies LLC enhances all editions of its intelligent information and document manager with a completely rewritten synchronization.

DEVONthink 2.9 allows to keep databases synchronized using many means of transport. It transmits them between Macs on the local network or stores them in a syncable form on removable hard drives, USB sticks, or SD cards. If it is necessary to keep them in sync also from or with remote locations, it can create sync stores on Dropbox, any WebDAV server, or in the watched folders of for example iCloud Drive, One Drive, or Google Drive. DEVONthink 2.9 supports both self-hosted WebDAV servers and internet-based services such as CloudMe or Users of Deutsche Telekom in Germany can set up MagentaCLOUD with a few clicks too.

DEVONthink 2.9 offers a huge speed bump, with AES 256-bit encryption. Syncing is up to 688 times faster than before and up to 70 times faster than competing services. The app uses less disk or cloud space and requires fewer files and folders, consumes up to 80% less bandwidth, less RAM, and less computing power.


“DEVONthink users are prototype power users. They organize large document collections and share knowledge with coworkers all around the globe. Naturally, they care deeply about their data. A synchronization for DEVONthink needs to be reliable and fast. It has to work with a variety of services and respect the users’ privacy. And that’s exactly what we’ve built. DEVONthink 2.9 keeps databases in sync locally or via just about any file service. It’s super efficient and uses industry-strength AES 256 bit encryption with no back doors. A sync for today’s needs”, comments Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies LLC.


All editions of DEVONthink as well as DEVONnote require an Intel-based Mac and OS X 10.8.5 or later (in the App Store: OS X 10.9 or later). They can be downloaded from DEVONtechnologies online and be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed. DEVONthink Personal and DEVONnote are also available in the App Store; DEVONthink can be purchased in bundles with DEVONagent for an attractive bundle price in DEVONtechnologies’ online shop.

* DEVONthink Pro Office: US $149.95
* DEVONthink Pro: US $79.95
* DEVONthink Personal: US $49.95 (App Store: $49.99)
* DEVONnote: US $24.95 (App Store: $24.99)

App Wrapper 3.6 for OS X Offers DMG Canvas integration

Ohanaware Co., Ltd. has released App Wrapper 3.6, an update to their popular App Store preparation tool. App Wrapper simplifies the process of preparing applications for submission to the Mac App Store and deploying on web sites.


App Wrapper version 3.6 adds:
* DMG Canvas integration, once configured pressing the “Wrap” button in App Wrapper, will wrap the app & instruct DMG Canvas to create the DMG Image file
* DMG Code signing, either as part of the DMG Canvas integration or via the separate DMG signing window (*4)
* DMG signature verification, on Sierra uses Gate Keeper, on 10.11.5 uses our own code
* Automatically adds the new compatibility plist options
* DMG Signer uses the newer Code signing identity selector


* Updated many of the legacy frameworks within the application
* App Wrapper 3 now ships on a DMG created & signed with the App Wrapper workflow

* Code signs applications and nested code within the application
* Adds entitlements for the App Sandbox
* Clean up permissions of bundled files
* Add App Store required settings and additional property list keys
* Convert HTML files into the Apple Help Book format and inserts into the application
* Performs analysis on the application, to reduce App Store rejection. In same cases App Wrapper can auto fix issues
* Create Zip files, App Store compatible signed installer packages or DMG Image Files via DMG Canvas integration
* Can clean excess files from within the application, such as languages, architectures, specific files, files by extension and even certain file meta data


Additional functionality includes:
* Installer tester, to simplify the process of testing App Store compatible installers
* Xojo compatible script generator, to integrate App Wrapper into Xojo projects
* Application reporting, provides detailed information on an application and nested code
* DMG code signing function for DMG Image files (*4)


App Wrapper is available today from the Ohanaware web site.

There are 3 pricing options:
$49.99 – 1-Year Update Plan
$9.99 – 30-Day Pay As You Go
$199.99 – 1-Year Small Team Update Plan

LinkOptimizer Light for Adobe InDesign Included in InkyDeals Bundle

Zevrix Solutions announces that LinkOptimizer Light, its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign, is available in the InkyDeals Ultimate Mac Bundle. LinkOptimizer lets users reduce InDesign link size and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data, converting colors and performing essential image adjustments. As a result users can accelerate document output, save disk space and reduce production time.

InkyDeals is a discount website dedicated to offering designers, programmers and creative professionals best deals and design bundles at exclusive prices. Their new software bundle offers 11 premium Mac apps at a low price of $39 thus lettings users save over $500. In addition to LinkOptimizer Light the bundle includes FilePane,  Chrono Plus,  ArtOptimizer and other productivity tools for Mac OS.

With just a click of a button users can:
* Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
* Change their resolution to 300 dpi
* Convert RGB images to CMYK
* Apply a sharpening filter
* Delete hidden layers


LinkOptimizer Light can be purchased on InkyDeals as part of the Ultimate Mac Bundle at $39 (full price $179.95). InkyDeals customers can upgrade to full version of LinkOptimizer at $60 (full price $259.95). A trial is also available for download.

QuickShift Offers a Way to Clean Up Clutter and Organize Your Mac

GrowthBeats Technologies Pvt. Ltd. announces the release of QuickShift 1.0.2 for macOS. QuickShift is the fastest way to clean up file clutter and organize your Mac.



Add your most used folders to QuickShift and access them anytime from anywhere on your Mac with just a hotkey. QuickShift sits in the menu bar for quick and easy access. It provides a series of power features which helps in staying clutter free during daily work on your Mac.

Feature highlights of QuickShift include:
1. Finder drag and drop with QuickShift creates an awesome workflow.
2. Lazy mode – With the QuickShift script you don’t even need to drag and drop. You can just select files in Finder, launch QuickShift using the hotkey, and choose a folder to move the files. QuickShift automatically gets the files you have selected in Finder to move/copy.
3. Instant access – Access to your most used folders from anywhere.
4. Power move – Create entire hierarchies of folders with one line of text.
5. Deep Access – This provides the fastest way to access locations which are deep in the folder hierarchy.
6. Auto – Detect external drives to quickly copy files to them.
7. Right-click services: Add folders to QuickShift or move/copy files with QuickShift by just the right-click service menu options.
8. Desktop notifications to inform you of the clutter build up


QuickShift 1.0.2 is priced at $2.99 during this introductory offer. It is available through the Mac App Store.

KeyCue 8.1 Now Integrates with Typinator

Ergonis Software has released KeyCue 8.1, a new version of the company’s highly acclaimed keyboard shortcut cheat sheet for Mac OS X. KeyCue 8.1 now closely integrates with Typinator, Ergonis Software’s popular text expander, allowing Typinator users to quickly show snippets in a head-up display and insert them with a click.

The new version also improves integration with Keyboard Maestro and iKey and omits macro groups whose names end with a minus sign. Further enhancements include the “walking line” feedback during menu scanning and an improved technique for locating the configuration file for the URL collection, now supporting aliases. Finally, KeyCue 8.1 adds further enhancements that improve overall stability and speed. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.

Any order for Typinator and KeyCue placed on Ergonis Software’s online store before July 10th 2016 will receive a 30% discount with coupon code “KCandTY”. The discount cannot be applied to upgrade orders.


The upgrade to KeyCue 8.1 is free for anyone who owns a license for KeyCue 8 or purchased a license for KeyCue 7 on or after March 1st 2015. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company’s web site.

AWS Architecture Diagrams Offers Object and Templates for ConceptDraw PRO

CS Odessa has released an update to their AWS Architecture Diagrams solution in ConceptDraw Solution Park. The AWS Architecture Diagrams solution offers a collection of library objects, templates, and example drawings for ConceptDraw PRO. The new version includes new libraries, samples, and templates.


The “AWS Architecture Diagrams” solution is available at no charge to users of ConceptDraw PRO v10 and ConceptDraw Office v3, via Solution Park. ConceptDraw PRO and ConceptDraw Office support the latest versions of both Apple OS X and Microsoft Windows. ConceptDraw PRO can open and save documents that can be used by Visio users, and retails for only $199 per end user license.

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign 50% Off at BitsDuJour

Zevrix Solutions announces that LinkOptimizer, its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign, is available at 50% off on the discount website BitsDuJour on May 26 only. The discount allows users save $130 on each license of LinkOptimizer.

LinkOptimizer allows users to reduce InDesign link size and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data, converting colors, performing essential image adjustments and converting file formats. As a result users can accelerate document output and save gigabytes of disk space and hours of production time.

“LinkOptimizer is the one product no creative studio can live without,” says Wayne Guy from Edge Graphics studio in Lake Balboa, California. “It saves hours of time, tediously replacing linked images, resizing, batch processing… If you’re a designer or production artist, you need this.”

With just a click of a button users can:

  • Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
  • Change their resolution to 300 dpi
  • Convert RGB images to CMYK
  • Resave JPEG images as TIFF
  • Run a Photoshop Action on each image

LinkOptimizer is available from BitsDuJour at 50% off for $129.95 on May 26 only. A trial version is also available for download.

PopChar X 7.5 for Mac OS X Offers Emoji Characters

Ergonis Software has released PopChar X 7.5 for Mac OS X, an improved version of the company’s award-winning tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. The new version adds support for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts.

PopChar X 7.5 adds support for combined emojis in the Apple Color Emoji font. These symbols are created by linking multiple emoji characters with a special “zero width joiner” character. Up to eight different characters are needed to create such combinations. For example, the family symbol with a man, a woman, and a boy consists of seven Unicode characters. With PopChar, you do not need to know the required sequences and how to generate them. Just look at the “Combined Emojis” section of Apple Color Emoji and click one of the symbols to insert it in your document.

PopChar X 7.5 also enhances the “Font Info” view, which  contains information about the font format. The keyboard shortcut for opening the PopChar window may now include the enter key, and starting a search for characters no longer requires to select the search field first.

PopChar X can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to PopChar X 7.5 is free for anyone who owns a license for PopChar X 7 or purchased a license for PopChar X 6 on or after March 1st 2014.