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Output Factory Now Keeps Page Numbers When Splitting InDesign Files

Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 2.2.11, a feature update to company’s output automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 of 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, ad agencies, and publishing houses worldwide by helping eliminate repetitive tasks through batch processing with time-saving output options.



The new version introduces a new option that lets users keep the original page numbers when splitting InDesign files into single page or spread documents. All InDesign section and numbering options will be preserved in the output files. In previous versions, page numbering of final files always started with the first page number of the source InDesign document.


“I want to say how valuable and useful Output Factory has been for our company,” says Ed Saye, studio manager at Blue Sky Agency in Atlanta, Georgia. “The folks that use it are delighted to have a way to automate so much repetitive work in a consistent and organized way.”


Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, IDML, EPUB and several image formats.


It offers the following key features:

* Batch processing of InDesign files
* Output each page as a single document
* Output files to multiple formats with one click
* Variable output file names
* Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
* Eliminate errors with automatic preflight
* Split InDesign files into single pages
* Preflight final PDF files


Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for $169.95 USD (Lite version $119.95), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for the users of Output Factory 2.x, and $84.97 to upgrade from Output Factory 1.x and BatchOutput. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2018.

Default Folder X 5.2.3 Supports ForkLift, Improves Reliability and Speed

St. Clair Software is pleased to release version 5.2.3 of Default Folder X today. This update of its award-winning utility for enhancing Open and Save dialogs adds support for the ForkLift file manager. ForkLift users can now click on open windows behind a file dialog to immediately jump to the folder shown in that window. In addition, this release improves the speed of switching between folders in Open and Save dialogs, resolves a compatibility issue with the Magnet window management app, and addresses a number of reliability issues.


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 5.2.3 include:
* ForkLift 3 is now supported by Default Folder X’s Finder-click feature
* Default Folder X’s folder switching within file dialogs is faster and more reliable
* The Recent Files menu will show all recent documents in apps that don’t have a native document type (like Trello)
* Default Folder X is now compatible with Magnet and BetterTouchTool
* Fixed a number of user interface inconsistencies, bugs and crashes
* Corrected compatibility issues with Microsoft Excel and Xcode


System Requirements:
* macOS 10.10 through 10.13


Pricing and Availability:
Default Folder X 5.2.3 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95 (USD) and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95. Please see the St. Clair Software web site for screenshots, a full change log, and additional feature information. St. Clair Software strongly recommends that anyone using Default Folder X install this update.

InPreflight Pro for InDesign Is Now Available on the New Adobe Exchange

Zevrix Solutions today announces that InPreflight Pro is now available on the new and improved Adobe Exchange. InPreflight Pro is a document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign, which offers thorough quality control and batch file packaging.


InPreflight Pro for InDesign Is Now Available on the New Adobe Exchange


Adobe Exchange provides a new way to search, discover, and install plug-ins, extensions, and other content for Creative Cloud products. As a unified destination that brings third-party integrations with Creative Cloud, Document Cloud & Experience Cloud under a single umbrella, Adobe Exchange will make it easier for customers to discover and install integrations that expand and enhance what they can achieve on Adobe’s Clouds.


“InPreflight is very simple, it provides excellent display of document’s elements with full control over preflighting and file collection,” says Michael Anikst of Anikst Design in London, UK. “I am designing very big books on art, and InPreflight lets me keep all my documents in perfect order.”


InPreflight Pro provides a robust, fast, reliable and easy-to-use solution for printers, service providers, ad agencies and publishing houses and offers the following key features:


Batch-packaging and job delivery:
* Collect multiple InDesign files automatically
* Package all shared files into one folder and save gigabytes of disk space
* Package jobs into separate folders automatically
* Send collected jobs to FTP and other servers with email notifications


Quality control:
* Quickly preflight InDesign documents for common problems
* Reveal hidden issues such image compression and embedded fonts
* View info on all fonts, colors and links at a glance


Graphic preflight reports:
* Create graphic preflight reports
* Print and save reports as PDF
* Interactive report setup
* Detailed paragraph styles report for typography professionals


Pricing and Availability:
InPreflight Pro can be purchased from Adobe Exchange for $99.95 (USD), as well as from Zevrix website and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. InPreflight requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2018.

PDFpen 10 Adds Watermarks, Headers and Footers, and Enhanced Selections

Smile, the developer of productivity applications for Mac(R), iPhone(R) and iPad(R), launches PDFpen and PDFpenPro 10.0, a new major version of its all-purpose PDF editing tool for Mac. Version 10 introduces watermarks, headers & footers, and for Pro users, batch OCR (Optical Character Recognition).


Add text and image watermarks with opacity and rotation controls, as well as custom page range options. Use watermarks to identify draft or confidential in-house documents, assert copyright, or clarify intended distribution.


Apply header and footer text with options for customizing page position, font, and page range.


PDFpenPro 10 offers batch OCR for turning multiple scans into searchable documents all at once.


The new Precision Edit tool in PDFpen and PDFpenPro 10 adds selection options and supports moving, resizing, and deleting line art and text blocks. This new tool maintains or decreases file size when moving, resizing and deleting images.


PDFpen 10 includes several additional improvements, including a larger view option for Library items, vibrant drawing colors, and more context menu actions.


“It’s always exciting to deliver features your customers have asked for,” said Philip Goward, Smile founder. “And with version 10 offering watermarks, headers & footers, and batch OCR just to name a few, we have done just that.”


PDFpen and PDFpenPro 10 work with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone version 3, allowing seamless editing across devices when used with Dropbox or iCloud.


PDFpen retails for US $74.95, PDFpenPro for $124.95. Family Pack licenses, which cover up to five computers in one household, are $94.95 for PDFpen and $149.95 for PDFpenPro. Office Pack licenses start at $224.95 for PDFpen (5 users) and $349.95 for PDFpenPro (5 users).


Upgrades from earlier single user versions of either application are US $30, and free to users who purchased on or after January 1, 2018. Upgrades from any previous version of PDFpen to PDFpenPro 10 are $50. Upgrade pricing for Family Packs and Office Packs is found in our web store.


PDFpen 10 and PDFpenPro 10 require macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and work great on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra). For macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) and earlier, see our website for compatible PDFpen versions. Demo versions are available at on our site. Full versions of PDFpen and PDFpenPro are also available for purchase on Apple’s Mac App Store.


What’s New in PDFpen 10:
* Adds watermarks
* Insert Headers & Footers
* OCR multiple documents in batch (PDFpenPro only)
* New Precision Edit tool selects, moves, resizes and deletes line art and text
* Improves move & resize of images
* Enhances page number styling
* Adds larger Library item view
* Prettier drawing colors
* Adds context menu options
* Various improvements and fixes


Features Specific to PDFpenPro:
* Export to Microsoft(R) Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft(R) PowerPoint (.pptx) and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (requires Internet connection for .pptx and PDF/A, must be a licensed user)
* Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms including interactive signature fields and email or web submission buttons
* Create and edit Table of Contents
* Convert websites into PDFs
* OCR multiple documents in batch
* Add and edit document permissions
* Automatic form creation makes existing PDF forms fillable
* Gather submitted form data via backend integration
* Add and delete file attachments and annotations
* Create Portfolio documents, combining related files together
* Correct typos in OCR text layer
* OCR horizontal Chinese, Japanese & Korean


* Add text, images and signatures to PDFs
* Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
* Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
* Redact or erase text, including OCR text
* Search and replace, search and redact, and search and highlight text
* Export in Microsoft(R) Word format, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and flat PDF
* Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
* Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
* View OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages, or remove OCR layer
* Edit original images, including adjusting resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
* Sign PDF forms via drawing, interactive signature fields, or AATL or self-signed certificates
* Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF with drag & drop; combine PDFs maintaining Table of Contents entries
* Move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF
* Save PDFs directly to Evernote
* Preview and extract file attachments and annotations
* Record and playback audio annotations
* Copy and paste rich text; retain fonts and formatting when copying from PDFs, including columns
* Context-sensitive popup-menus enable quick edits
* Add notes and comments, print annotation summary with or without the original text
* Mark up documents with highlighting, underscoring and strikethrough
* Save frequently-used images, signatures, objects and text in the Library; sync Library items with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone via iCloud
* Add page numbers, bookmarks, headers and footers, line numbers and watermarks
* Apply business-related and Sign Here stamps via the Library
* Password protect a document with up to 256-bit AES encryption
* Automate PDF manipulations with AppleScript and JavaScript Automation
* Available in English, Japanese, German, French, Italian, and Spanish


* macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and later


PDFpen Pricing:
* $74.95 (USD)
* Family Pack: $94.95 (home use; up to 5 computers in one household)
* Office Pack: starts at $224.95 for 5 users
* Single user upgrade from earlier versions of PDFpen: $30
* Upgrade pricing for Family Packs and Office Packs available.
* (Free upgrades for purchases made on or after January 1, 2018; no free upgrades available on the Mac App Store)


PDFpenPro Pricing:
* $124.95 (USD)
* Family Pack: $149.95 (home use; up to 5 computers in one household)
* Office Pack: starts at $349.95 for 5 users
* Single user upgrade from earlier versions of PDFpenPro: $30
* Upgrade pricing for Family Packs and Office Packs available.
* (Free upgrades for purchases made on or after January 1, 2018; no free upgrades available on the Mac App Store)


Single user upgrade from the previous version of PDFpen to PDFpenPro 10: $50


Site licenses: PDFpen $1249.95, PDFpenPro $1624.95

Site license terms: Single contact for support; single physical address or company with fewer than 1,000 employees. Visit our site license store.

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SpeedScriber 2.0 Adds Five New Languages and Enhanced Captions Export

Digital Heaven today announced the launch of SpeedScriber 2.0, a major update to the automated transcription app specifically designed for professional content creators(*).


SpeedScriber 2.0 Adds Five New Languages and Enhanced Captions Export


Version 2.0 introduces a wide range of enhancements, most notably the ability to transcribe media files in Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish languages as well as English. As the demand to provide captions becomes ever more widespread, SpeedScriber 2.0 adds two new export options – Avid DS caption format and iTunes Timed Text for use with the closed captioning features in the latest 10.4.1 release of Final Cut Pro X.


Many documentary filmmakers, journalists, audio and video producers depend on reliable transcripts of their files, whether it be an interview for editing purposes, a text version of the finished project or for the ever-increasing requirement for delivery of captions. While there are several web-based transcription services on the market, they typically offer delivery times of 24 hours or longer and faster turnaround adds costly surcharges. SpeedScriber delivers affordable and amazingly accurate automated transcripts in minutes.


SpeedScriber includes professional features that are only possible with a native macOS app. MXF files can be imported** and timecode is supported for QuickTime Movie and Broadcast Wave files. Since only the audio from the file is required for the transcription process, media files are converted to a mono audio-only file for upload. Once uploaded, files are processed in parallel on our cloud-based servers and the transcript data is downloaded to the Mac app. A 60 minute file is typically transcribed in less than 10 minutes.


While the accuracy of automated transcription has improved dramatically in recent years, a key innovation of SpeedScriber is its comprehensive editing interface that was designed for making corrections quickly and efficiently. Transcripts can be reviewed with the current word highlighted in real-time as the media file is played. Speaker names can be assigned to sections of the transcript with a choice of nine colours for easy identification. Punctuation changes can be made on the selected words with a single keystroke and every editing command has a keyboard shortcut. Transcripts can be printed and exported to a wide range of file formats.


Digital Heaven has been developing plug-ins and apps for Apple video apps since 2003 so not surprisingly SpeedScriber features deep round-tripping integration with Final Cut Pro X (10.3 or later). Using the power of keyword ranges, audio, video, synchronised, multicam and (new in 2.0) compound clips can be tagged and automatically identified by SpeedScriber for import without any conversion of media. When transcription and editing is complete, the transcript can be attached to clips as searchable keyword ranges, again via a simple drag-and-drop operation. Favourite ranges created in SpeedScriber are transferred seamlessly to Final Cut Pro X. New in SpeedScriber 2.0 is support for export to iTunes Timed Text (.itt) format which can be used to create closed captions in the latest 10.4.1 release of Final Cut Pro X.


The SpeedScriber panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2017.1 or later for macOS or Windows) gives real-time access to the transcripts on the user’s account and allows import of transcripts as speech metadata or markers within seconds. Captions can be created in Premiere Pro by exporting to SubRip (.srt) format from SpeedScriber.


Avid has been a pioneer of script-based editing and with the reintroduction of ScriptSync, SpeedScriber is the perfect partner for creating searchable scripts right inside Media Composer. Transcripts can be exported to Avid Script format without the need to do additional reformatting or conversion. For captioning, SpeedScriber 2.0 now supports export to Avid DS Caption format.


* SpeedScriber combines the speed and scalability of a cloud-based transcription service with the flexibility of a native macOS app to create a solution that cannot be matched by traditional transcription providers.
* Get amazingly accurate timestamped transcripts in minutes rather than hours or days.
* Import audio and video files with support for timecode in QuickTime Movie and Broadcast Wave formats.
* Innovative editing tools enable fast and efficient transcript corrections at the speaker, punctuation and character-level.
* Print or export transcripts to a wide range of file formats.
* Deep integration with Apple Final Cut Pro X (10.3 or later) with drag-and-drop round-tripping of clips via XML.
* SpeedScriber panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC gives real-time access to transcripts on the user’s account and import to clips within seconds.
* Direct export of transcripts to Avid Script format makes SpeedScriber the perfect partner for ScriptSync.


New In Version 2.0
* Transcribe media files in Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish in addition to English.
* Custom Words panel allows users to save specialised terms and names and recall them with a single click to significantly speed up transcript editing.
* New captioning export options for Avid DS captions (for use with Avid Media Composer) and iTunes Timed Text (for use with Final Cut Pro X 10.4.1).
* Export to Word file (.docx).
* Support for round-tripping of compound clips with Final Cut Pro X.
* Rewritten word editing engine provides much improved estimated timings on new and corrected words.
* User interface enhancements including resizable panels and font size options.


Pricing and Availability:
SpeedScriber is available now as a free download from the Mac App Store (macOS 10.11.5 or later). A SpeedScriber account is required which can be created in the app and 15 minutes of FREE transcribing time will be added to new accounts. Additional minutes can be purchased and the duration of each imported file is rounded up to the next whole minute then deducted from the account balance when submitted for transcription.


* US$0.50/min for 30 mins/60 mins/120 mins
* US$0.47/min for 300 mins (5 hours with 5% discount on standard rate)
* US$0.45/min for 600 mins (10 hours with 10% discount on standard rate)
* US$0.42/min for 1500 mins (25 hours with 15% discount on standard rate)
* US$0.37/min for 6000 mins (100 hours with 25% discount on standard rate)


* SpeedScriber has been specifically designed for professional content creators who are using it to transcribe clear and well-recorded audio files that would be considered good enough quality for broadcast. It is not a suitable solution for transcribing business meetings or conference calls.
** MXF media files are supported if the Apple Pro Format codecs are installed, which require Compressor, Final Cut Pro or Motion.

DEVONsphere Express 1.9.1 Adds Performance and Search Enhancements

DEVONtechnologies updates its desktop search assistant DEVONsphere Express with performance-related enhancements and AFPS support. It also works better with ePub books and searches PDF annotations and forms. The update to version 1.9.1 is free and recommended for all users.


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.


* Find other items related to what you’re working on
* Search like with Spotlight on steroids
* Context-aware, always focuses on what you do
* Runs as a menu extra, always available


What’s new in DEVONsphere Express 1.9.1: The update to version 1.9.1 brings many performance-related improvements, especially when indexing large numbers of documents. DEVONsphere Express also works better with the AFPS filesystem which Apple started using in macOS High Sierra. On the search side DEVONsphere Express 1.9.1 searches text in PDF annotations and forms, handles ePub books better, and improves finding related websites. Connections to Google and Bing are encrypted with SSL now. Finally, auto-completing search terms makes typing queries more comfortable. The update also enhances the overall reliability and uses less resources when building the index in the background.


“We’re all drowning in the information flood. DEVONsphere Express is one of our answers to the question how to tame it. Like Spotlight it searches your computer but it does more: it adds relations between documents, email messages, even websites. And being context-aware it doesn’t wait for you to enter a well-formulated query but proactively shows data that could be interesting” comments Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.


Device requirements:
* macOS Yosemite or later


Pricing and Availability:
DEVONsphere Express 1.9.1 is available world-wide for $9.95 (USD) from DEVONtechnologie’s online shop or $9.99 (USD) in the Mac App Store. It can also be purchased bundled with DEVONthink Personal and DEVONagent Pro. Customers find more information about our apps on the DEVONtechnologies website. Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann also posts news, opinions, previews, and public betas in his blog Devonian Times.

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River SRL’s Sparkle 2.5.3 Visual Web Designer for macOS Gets Update

Independent development team, River SRL today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Sparkle 2.5.3, an important update to their visual web designer for macOS systems. Sparkle allows anyone to easily build beautiful, custom websites, without being constrained by canned templates or web-based website interfaces.



Sparkle offers users a fully freeform canvas, making it easy for visual thinkers to design their customer websites without the need to be versed in HTML, CSS, or browser compatibility and web performance details. The app produces fully optimized code, including responsive images, CSS shapes, and other cutting-edge features.


Sparkle offers a freeform canvas interface, making it easy to build any website. The interface is designed to be more like a graphic designer app than a webpage layout app. While the app is easy-to-use, it produces fully-optimized code, making use of modern web features and implementing best practices under the hood.



Features Include:
* Fully freeform canvas – Perfect for visual thinkers
* Drop in images, videos, MP3 music, downloadable files, and more
* Access to hundreds of web fonts
* Visual contact form creator
* Built-in Google Maps generator
* Ability to design for desktop, tablet, and smartphone screens
* Live preview of the site on computers and mobile devices
* Integrates with ecommerce tools such as Shopify, PayPal, and many more
* Advanced SEO
* Analytics and Tag Manager
* Twitter and Facebook sharing
* Site verification, robots.txt, and sitemap.xml all built-in
* Produces fully optimized code
* Built-in incremental FTP capabilities
* Native macOS interface
* Close integration with other Mac apps
* Much more


Sparkle allows anyone to create landing pages in just a few minutes. The app is the perfect way to test ideas, focusing fully on content and layout without worrying about arcane HTML and CSS layout code. Sparkle’s freeform layout means anyone can create a website, without being constrained by a template, or worrying about the results looking just like everyone else’s WordPress template-based website.


Users love Sparkle:

“We used to create comps in Photoshop for developers. With Sparkle we have our sites up and running in hours rather than weeks.” – Hossein Farmani, Founder and Curator, The Lucie Awards, IPA – International Photography Awards


“We use Sparkle to create hundreds of quick landing pages to test our marketing strategies, Sparkle has saved us many hours of development time.” – David Tera, Director of Marketing, IDA – Int’l Design Awards.


“I have tried out many different tools to create websites, but none of them can top Sparkle.” – Philip Amour, Product Designer


What’s New in 2.5.3:
* Added text wrapping around images
* Significantly improved text layout precision and accuracy
* Added advanced text settings and text shadows
* Added image color filters
* Added per-image links and labels on image galleries
* Added Google Tag Manager support
* Added local business metadata editor
* Added HTML id customization
* Improved file format to reduce system resource usage
* Improved video player compatibility
* Improved publishing compatibility with many web hosts


Sparkle Free is a full-featured app, and allows users to publish a single site, consisting of 3 pages, with “Made with Sparkle” branding on the pages. Sparkle One allows publishing of a single site with no page limit or branding. Sparkle Pro allows publishing unlimited sites, the ability to export site to disk with no page limit and no branding. Sparkle One is available as a one-time $44.99 USD purchase. Sparkle Pro is available as a one-time $89.99 USD purchase. Multi-User licenses are also available.


System Requirements:
* macOS 10.9 Mavericks or later
* Optimized for macOS 10.13 High Sierra
* 30.7 MB


Pricing and Availability:
Sparkle 2.5.3 is free and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category. The app is also available from the Sparkle website. Expanded capabilities are available as one-time purchases. Redeem codes are available to journalists upon request. [GET IT HERE]

iMobie PhoneRescue Now Recovers Forgotten iTunes Backup Passwords

iMobie, a leading software developer for iOS and Android, today announces that its cutting-edge data recovery software PhoneRescue 3.7.0 for both Mac and PC, is now able to recover forgotten iTunes backup passwords. For those iPhone users who forgot their iTunes backup passwords, PhoneRescue can easily help them get access to their encrypted backups no matter how complicated the password is, and restore photos, messages, contacts and other essentials from the backups successfully.


“Apple designed iTunes to help every iOS user back up their valuable data. And to protect their personal info and privacy, iTunes makes it possible to encrypt backups, which is terrific,” said Frank Kong, the founder and CEO of iMobie Inc. “However, many users made to encrypt their backups, but failed to remember the passwords. To save them from the trouble of forgetting backup passwords, we bring a new version of PhoneRescue that is able to get back iTunes backup passwords.”


More Key Features of PhoneRescue:

Flexibly Recover Lost Data from iTunes Backups:
More than just recovering iTunes backup passwords, PhoneRescue takes one step further to help users retrieve lost data from iTunes backups. You can preview every single piece of data in your backup, and choose to perform a full restore or retrieve only those items you need, as you prefer.


Also Retrieve Lost Data from iCloud Backups or iOS Devices:
Apart from recovering lost data from iTunes backups, PhoneRescue also enables you to recover data from iCloud backups or from your iOS device itself with no need of a backup. That is to say, PhoneRescue is able to recover your lost data in all situations.


Maximally Cover the Most Data Recovery Types:
Capable of recovering up to 31 types of data & files, PhoneRescue enjoys the world’s widest coverage of files, surpassing all competitors in the market. No matter what important data you lose, from photos, messages, and contacts to any other irreplaceable essentials, PhoneRescue can always rescue you from any iOS data disasters.


Restore Data Directly to iPhone without Overwriting Original Data:
With the commitment to give users a simpler digital life, PhoneRescue comes as the world’s ONLY software that can restore not only personal data, but also media files directly to iPhone, without overwriting any original data. With just a few clicks, you can retrieve your contacts, messages, photos and even app audios & videos to iPhone/iPad for instant use.


Pricing and Availability:
PhoneRescue is available for both Windows and Mac computers with Personal License for $49.99 and Family License for $69.99 (USD). Users can purchase a license from iMobie online store.