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Logistic Dashboard Addition for ConceptDraw PRO Now Available

CS Odessa has releases a new addition to their ConceptDraw Solution Park for ConceptDraw PRO. CS Odessa new set of libraries provide a wide range of objects to support dashboards and infographics that deal with a company’s logistics. The Logistic Dashboard Solution is a great complement to the Logistics Flow Chart Solution. The new addition to ConceptDraw Solution Park is a paid solution (US$49) for current users of ConceptDraw PRO v11.


The Logistic Dashboard solution extends ConceptDraw PRO functionality to quickly build dashboards that display Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of a company’s products or services. The solution provides a large collection of predesigned vector logistic symbols, pictograms, objects, and clip art suitable for creation of Logistics Dashboards that reflect the logistics activities and processes of an enterprise or firm. The Logistic Dashboard solution can depict a company’s supply chain, logistics planning, and the stages of goods movement from the seller to buyer.


ConceptDraw PRO is well-known for its ability to exchange documents with Microsoft Visio, the de facto standard in business graphics documents. ConceptDraw PRO can open and save documents that can be used by Visio users. It is supported by the powerful business solutions located in the Solution Park, and retails for only US $199 per end user license.


ConceptDraw Office v4 is the fourth generation suite of ConceptDraw products that uses ConceptDraw InGyre4 integration technology to share data between its applications, allowing user to switch gears for different tasks more quickly. ConceptDraw Office v4 includes ConceptDraw MINDMAP v9, ConceptDraw PROJECT v8, ConceptDraw PRO v11, and the ConceptDraw Solution Park with more than 170 Solutions to power user through difficult and time consuming asks. The ConceptDraw Office suite is designed for knowledge workers, project managers, managers, and academics. ConceptDraw Office works with the latest versions of both Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows.


Money 5.1 Brings Requested Features

After just a bit over a month after release, Jumsoft‘s Money 5 for macOS and iOS gets a first feature release, which bumps the version number to 5.1 and brings advanced data encryption and security, with user interface improvements that enable more detailed insights into finance.


Money 5, released this March, was a highly anticipated release after Jumsoft’s previous Money 4. The new release was completely rebuilt in 64-bits, brought a gorgeous new user interface, streamlined across Mac and iOS versions of the app, and adopted the latest available features from Apple hardware and software to future-proof the app for generations of devices to come.


The 5.1 update is the first feature release for the new Money and is primarily based on customer requests. It adds two notable features: data encryption and security, and running balance, as well as technical and design improvements based on early customer feedback. The data security feature allows locking data with a password, which in turn encrypts it using advanced 256-bit AES encryption. It ensures that data is safely locked and encrypted on the device, on iCloud, and in transit. To make data unlocking quicker on the go, Money can be unlocked with Touch ID on supported iOS devices! The running balance is another widely-requested improvement, which adds an extra layer of detail to keep a close eye on the state of all accounts after each added transaction. These additions aside, 5.1 is Money’s largest update so far, bringing improvements to data synchronization, investment tracking, as well as overall improvements to the app’s reliability.


“Money 5.1 update marks the first step of our commitment to make Money 5 the best available finance tracker in the market for years to come. The new version of Money was eagerly anticipated by our amazing community of users, and we got tons of emails from users celebrating the new release and generously sharing their feedback on how they thought Money could evolve further,” said Algirdas Unguvaitis, CEO of Jumsoft. “We are very lucky to have such loyal users, who generously share their thoughts with us, and we listened to them all. This release is only the first stop on the exciting road we have planned ahead for Money!”


Money 5.1 is $49.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Finance category. Money 5.1 is also available on the iOS App Store.

Caboodle Personal Snippet Manager Acquired by Before Dawn Solutions

Dejal Systems and Before Dawn Solutions would like to announce the acquisition of Caboodle by Before Dawn Solutions, effective immediately. In addition to this announcement BDS has completed a major rewrite of Caboodle to support modern operating systems and be the platform on which we will build future Caboodle enhancements.


“Caboodle is an amazing application that we are very happy to add to our suite of applications, and as the start of our line of productivity applications,” said John Martyniak, CEO of Before Dawn Solutions.


“I haven’t had the time to give Caboodle the attention it deserves in recent years,” says David Sinclair, owner of Dejal, “so I wanted to find a better home for it, with a developer devoted to enhancing the app. John is that developer. I’m confident that Caboodle customers will be pleased with the enhancements in version 2 and beyond.”


With this announcement we are announcing the availability of Caboodle 2.0, which is a complete rewrite of the Caboodle code base, including the ability to support multiple Snippet databases. This is a paid upgrade, the first in Caboodle’s history.


Main Features:
* Supports structured and free form data together
* Every entry has an icon, and subject, and can have custom meta data
* Parent, sibling and child relationships between data
* Searchable both in Caboodle and with Spotlight.
* Flexible custom fields
* Flexible styling
* Encrypt entries
* Import/export – in multiple formats, PDF, Text, RTF, Web Archive, and more
* Share via social networks
* Modernized appearance
* Better document format, handles large documents better


Caboodle 2.0 is available immediately with a retail price of $19.99 (USD), $12.99 upgrade price for existing users.

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Get A Complete Project Planning Solution on macOS

Project Planning Pro allows anyone to easily create project plans, create and edit tasks, manage projects, and more. Planners can make use of the app’s interactive Gantt chart feature to easily edit and update tasks. Version 2.7.6 of the app brings the ability to sync projects between macOS and iOS devices via its iCloud syncing feature. Projects are automatically synced between devices that are logged into the same iCloud account.


“Project management for Mac users just got that much easier with our new version of Project Planning Pro, Mac users can quickly create a project plan by entering tasks, duration and start dates,” says Jay Vyas, Head of Digital Marketing for I2E Consulting. “Sharing plans with other users is easier than ever, due to app also being available on the iOS and Android platforms. Plus, plans can even be shared with Windows users, thanks to the app’s handy Microsoft Project Plan Import/Export features!”


Project Planning Pro offers numerous key features that make creating and managing a project plan easier than ever. The app offers flexibility for users who need to access their project plans, no matter where they’re located.


Project Planning Pro’s interactive user interface is designed to make project management a simpler, easier, and less time-consuming task, so users have plenty of time to focus on important tasks. The app offers three critical views of each project, designed to bring a unique perspective to each project and its tasks.


The app’s Gantt View displays the project’s task dependencies, milestones, task start and completion dates, the cost of the project and its associated tasks, and the percentage complete of the project at a single glance.


Meanwhile, Critical Path View highlights the most critical tasks that need to be completed on time, ensuring the project moves according to schedule. By displaying the proper critical path for a project, managers can more easily make informed decisions as the project moves forward.


Resource View offers a complete view of all project resources, along with the tasks they are involved with. The information includes the cost and total number of hours worked, and can easily be exported for reporting.


The app’s Task Linkage feature offers the ability to create four type of dependencies, easily displaying which tasks are dependent on other tasks, and how they are related. Dependency types include Finish to Start (FS), Start to Start (SS), Finish to Finish (FF) and Start to Finish (SF).


Project Planning Pro also allows importing and exporting plans in XML and PPP formats for use in either Microsoft Project, or the Project Planning Pro app on the iPhone, iPad, or on Android devices. It also offers sharing options that allow exporting project plans as PDF, XML, or CSV file formats, making it easy to share information with almost anyone.


What’s New in Version 2.7.6:
* Now Sync Projects between iOS and macOS devices signed into the same iCloud account
* No more blank pages while printing projects
* Fixed an issue where some users were not able to import .mpp files created in Microsoft Project 2016
* Bug and crash fixes


The iOS version of Project Planning Pro was nominated for the BestApp Ever Awards “Best Business App” Award for three years in a row, winning second place each year. It was also nominated for the Appsters Award 2014, Tabby Award 2014, and BestApp Ever Awards in 2012 and 2013.


Project Planning Pro 2.7.6 is only $34.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Business category. An iOS version of the app is also available through iTunes in the Business category.

PopChar is 30 + Ergonis is 15 = Buyers Save 45%

Ergonis Software celebrates its 15th anniversary combined with the 30th anniversary of PopChar, the award-winning tool for exploring fonts and inserting special characters into your document.


“When we founded Ergonis Software 15 years ago, Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) was the current Mac OS version. Together with the launch of Ergonis, we released PopChar X 1.0, the first OS X native version of PopChar, which already had a 15 years history on classic Mac OS Systems at that time,” said Christoph Reichenberger, founder and CEO of Ergonis Software.


Today, the current version of PopChar X is 7.7, with version 8.0 just around the corner, and in addition to PopChar, Ergonis Software offers additional productivity boosters like Typinator, automating the process of inserting frequently used text and graphics and auto-correcting typing errors, and KeyCue, helping to learn and remember keyboard shortcuts.


On the occasion of PopChar’s 30th anniversary, Ergonis’ CTO Gunther Blaschek wrote down the history of PopChar, starting with a system extension (called an “INIT” at that time) running on System 6 on a Mac Plus, up to a first glimpse at the soon to come version 8 on macOS Sierra. Visit the ergonis website to read more about the milestones in the development of PopChar.


In celebration of these anniversaries, customers can save 45% off the regular price when ordering a license for PopChar, Typinator, or KeyCue before May 24th 2017. To get the discount, enter the coupon code “PopChar30” during the checkout process at Ergonis’ online store. The coupon code is good for all purchases at the Ergonis online store except upgrades.

Image Transformation Tool Ombre 1.0.1 Now Available in the Mac App Store

einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Ombre 1.0.1, the company’s new image transformation tool developed exclusively for Mac OS X. Ombre is an creative tool for web designers, graphic artists and photographers alike. It lets you add radial or linear color gradient overlays to your images without altering the originals.

Ombre 1.0.1 includes the following key features:

* Ease of Use – The single-window interface keeps all essential application controls in view and immediately available
* Gradient Types – Create nondestructive overlays that use either radial (concentric) or linear (point to point) gradients
* Interoperability – Drag’n drop (or copy) high-resolution images directly from Ombre to your application or the Finder
* Printing – Print high-resolution source material as a single image, on a contact sheet or as image slices
* Exporting – Create new images using a background process while you continue to work on other projects
* Sharing – Share images with local applications or using Facebook and other popular internet services
* Slide Shows – Create an interactive slide show presentation using your processed output images
* Settings Sharing – Use the lift and stamp features to quickly replicate settings from one item to another


Ombre 1.0.1 is available for $5.99 and is available worldwide from the Mac App Store in the Photography category.

BudgetWrangler Personal Finance Software Gets an Update on Mac and Windows

Sir Reel Pictures has released version 1.8 of BudgetWrangler, its flagship personal budgeting and finance software for Mac and Windows. An alternative to mainstream financial apps, BudgetWrangler’s focus continues to be on simplicity, security, and giving the user ultimate control over their financial data. It uses a three-step process of importing records from the financial institution, categorizing each transaction, and providing powerful analysis tools so that the user can make educated decisions about their financial life.

BudgetWrangler Personal Finance Software Gets an Update on Mac and Windows

Although BudgetWrangler is a full-featured financial management tool, it doesn’t allow complex features to get in the way of functionality. BudgetWrangler is designed to think about finances the way real people do and offers a workflow that provides the user with the information they need as effortlessly as possible.


For example users can:
* See all of last month’s entries for a spending category with a single click
* Find a monthly average for any spending category in 2 clicks
* Make an Import Rule from a recurring transaction in 1 click.
* Find out what payments are coming up in the next two weeks with 1 click
* Compare last month’s totals to the budget in 2 clicks
* See all of last month’s entries for a category with 1 clic


* Understand your finances at a glance.
* Track every dollar.
* Sort and analyze your records in flexible ways.
* Set up a budget and track how you’re living up to it.
* Create Goals and manage them as circumstances change.
* Quickly answer the question “Can I afford this?”
* Set up reminders of upcoming payments.
* Print Reports for Tax Time


The latest version of BudgetWrangler boasts the use of multiple international currencies, as well as adds dozens of interface improvements.


For a limited time, BudgetWrangler 1.8 is only $49.95 (USD), and can be downloaded from its official website.

Use App Tamer 2.3 for macOS to Detect and Control Apps That Consume Too Much CPU

St. Clair Software is happy to announce the availability of a free update to its App Tamer utility for macOS. App Tamer 2.3 features an updated user interface and a new feature that detects CPU-hogging applications. If an application or macOS system process suddenly starts using large amounts of CPU time, App Tamer pops up a warning, letting you decide whether App Tamer should slow it down or let it continue. It catches problem apps before they prematurely run down your MacBook’s battery!


The changes in version 2.3 include:
* New “Detection” feature that alerts you when an application or background process starts consuming excessive CPU time
* Updated user interface that’s consistent with the look of El Capitan and Sierra
* App Tamer will no longer stop iTunes when iTunes is ripping a CD
* All Spotlight indexing processes (and their aggregate CPU usage) are now conveniently displayed as a single task
* A number of bugs and crashes have been fixed


More about App Tamer:
Some Mac applications, especially web browsers, continue running tasks or animations even when they’re supposed to be idle in the background. This can consume valuable processing power, reducing battery life and producing heat that increases fan noise. App Tamer’s unique AutoStop capability automatically slows down or pauses these applications when you switch away from them, and then restarts them when you click back to them. This frees your CPU and reduces power consumption.


App Tamer comes pre-configured to automatically manage Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Spotlight, Time Machine, Word and many other apps when they’re in the background. And customizing it for other applications is just a mouse click away.


App Tamer will operate on any Macintosh running macOS 10.8 or higher, and is free to try for 15 days. A license to continue using it after the trial period is $14.95 (USD). This update is free for users who purchased App Tamer 2.x or bought App Tamer 1.x after July 1, 2013. For those that purchased a license before that date, the upgrade is $7.95 (USD).