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LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Gains Support for Creative Cloud 2019

Zevrix Solutions has released LinkOptimizer 5.2.12, a compatibility update to the company’s workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and allows to significantly reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time and reduce production costs.

 

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Gains Support for Creative Cloud 2019

 

The new version makes LinkOptimizer compatible with the recently released InDesign and Photoshop CC 2019, and is offered free of charge to licensed users. The same version of LinkOptimizer can be used with any version of InDesign from CS5 and later. The update also introduces support for the SoftwareKey licensing system which simplifies the software activation process and enables users to easily manage their licenses in a personal online license portal.

 

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats. For example, 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 a CMYK profile
* Resave PNG files as TIFF
* Run a Photoshop action on each image

 

At the end of processing, LinkOptimizer reimports images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Light version: $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2019.

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Improved Emoji Support Notarization by Apple Comes to KeyCue 9.2

Ergonis Software has released KeyCue 9.2, an update to the recently released major version 9 of the company’s keyboard shortcut and emoji tool. KeyCue’s original purpose is to help Mac users to learn and use keyboard shortcuts.

 

Improved Emoji Support Notarization by Apple Comes to KeyCue 9.2

 

Since version 9, KeyCue is also the perfect tool for discovering and using the constantly growing number of Emojis. While the online community loves emojis, people become more and more frustrated about the confusing multitude of slightly different emojis, which makes it tedious to choose and type the right one. This is where KeyCue 9 comes to help.

 

KeyCue 9 shows a table of all available emoji characters and lets you insert any emoji with a click. To find out more about a certain emoji, move the mouse pointer over it to see an enlarged view and a description of the emoji’s meaning. You can also enter a search term in KeyCue’s find field to focus on the matching emoji characters, or choose from the list of recently used emojis. Finding and typing the right emoji has never been easier. The new version enhances the Emoji feature with an improved calculation of Emoji metrics, better horizontal spacing, and by adding the flag of the United Nations to the Emoji table.

 

KeyCue 9.2 has also been notarized by Apple. This means that the software has been uploaded to Apple before distribution, and Apple has confirmed that all executables are signed correctly and that the app does not contain any malware. This is a security feature that all Ergonis products now carry.

 

The new version furthermore contains a number of enhancements and improvements like improved visibility of the menu scanning progress in Dark Mode, the ability to add custom menu entries to specific submenus, and more.

 

Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.

KeyCue can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to KeyCue 9.2 is free for anyone who purchased a license for KeyCue 8 or KeyCue 9 on or after October 1st, 2017. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. All KeyCue 9 purchases (new and upgrades alike) include all subsequent 9.x upgrades at no additional cost.

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50% off Holiday Sale on Adobe InDesign Plug-Ins and PDF Tools

Zevrix Solutions, a developer of automation solutions for Adobe InDesign, PDF workflows and Microsoft Office, announces today a holiday sale until December 31. Zevrix offers 50% discount on everything in its online store including product upgrades. The company’s products include several popular plug-ins for Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, which help professionals automate printing and exporting, repurpose files for web and mobile devices, save disk space, and cut production costs.

 

“Zevrix software its the best kept secret out there for the Graphic Design industry,” says Darren Rath of eponymous design studio in Melbourne, Australia. “It rocks and continues to impress and improve at a scary rate… Thanks to Zevrix products, every piece of artwork that flies out of here requires no intervention by the prepress departments.”

 

The following products are available on sale:

* LinkOptimizer for InDesign, which reduces link size by eliminating excess image data, performs essential picture adjustments, and converts file formats. LinkOptimizer lets users save gigabytes of disk space, cut down on processing time and reduce production costs.

* Output Factory for InDesign, which automates printing and exporting and offers batch output, layer versioning, export as single pages, preflighting, variable file names and more. A server version that processes files from watched hot folders is also available.

* InPreflight for InDesign, which offers advanced preflighting as well as automatic packaging of multiple files. InPreflight helps users eliminate errors, save disk space and collect all linked files into a single location.

Zevrix tools for PDF workflows let users batch print PDF files and automate preflighting, color conversion and format exchange. The company also offers batch output solutions for Microsoft Office, file delivery automation tools, and quality control software for images and vector graphic files.

Zevrix software can be purchased at 50% off until December 31, 2018 from Zevrix website. For details, please visit the website. Product trials are also available for download. All Zevrix products require macOS 10.7-10.14; InDesign and Illustrator solutions require Adobe CS5-CC 2019 software.

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Sound Blend Tech Offers Better Audio Recording on Mac

Digiarty has released an update to VideoProc, the new release V3.2 of which takes the lead in introducing the unique sound blending tech to its built-in screen recorder. Now users can flawlessly record system sound and voice over the microphone at the same time while capturing screen activity, whether it is on Macbook, iMac, or iPhone screen. The enhancement especially focuses on the Mac version.

 

Synchronous with Windows version update that underlined the video background segmentation in webcam recording, VideoProc for Mac underwent a crucial upgrade to its screen recorder. Tasked with creating a flawless audio experience, now version V3.2 makes huge breakthrough in sound blending and stands at the ready to record and mix different audio channels from Speaker and Mic, whether they are from the app like Apple Music or Netflix, web browser such as Safari, Skype call, simple voice commentary, or musical instrument.

 

Mac has no built-in app to record streaming audio or other system sounds that are being played on the speakers. While capturing internal audio is not something that iOS 11/12 has the native ability to achieve. Chances are customers are eager to record both internal sound and external sound as a single track, right from the speakers and built-in/external microphone.

 

With today’s launch of VideoProc V3.2, YouTubers, vloggers, gamers, educators, online trainers, app developer, or any other video producers can record high-quality screen content at a resolution of up to 5K while blending any sound sources into one single track, owing to its unique sound blending tech. Particularly, the sound inputs are especially from the source the computer or iPhone is currently playing, and the one from the built-in or external mic, e.g. online video or audio stream, background music, voice note, speech, and more. They are intelligently mixed and compressed into one audio track with its own dynamic range, purpose-built to avoid redundant noise or distortions and get a high-quality recording.

 

By default, VideoProc is set to record in stereo and offers a record quality preset, covering high, medium and low to cater to customers’ needs. H.264 encoder is applied to accomplish demanding screen recording task with a good balance between file size and quality. Additionally, VideoProc makes good compatibility with the latest macOS Mojave, the screen recording feature of which enables precise focus on a particular region of the window.

 

VideoProc is more a professional yet easy video processing program than a screen recorder. Under the hood it packages 4K-focused video editor, transcoder, resizer, downloader, and recorder into a single app in a logical and clear interface. On top of that, VideoProc uniquely supports full GPU acceleration technology. This is at the heart of the program’s effort to record, edit, cut, crop, merge, rotate, transcode and resize large 4K/HD video in high speed with barely any loss of quality or lag, while unburdening the CPU.

 

“VideoProc is capable of recording whatever is outputting. And there isn’t any restriction on the recording length as long as you have enough space available on your drive.” Said Jack, CEO of Digiarty Software, “No matter you are going to add background music to your podcast, capture a game walkthrough with a voice note, or any other cases where additional audio channels are needed, it is your go-to solution.”

VideoProc runs on Windows (incl. Windows 10) and Mac (incl. macOS Mojave) perfectly. There are 3 different types of license codes for VideoProc, whose price starting from $59.90 (USD). Now customers can get the 1-year license copy totally free.

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50% Off Sale of InDesign and PDF Tools Extended Until January 7

Zevrix Solutions has announced today that it has extended its holiday sale until January 7. The company offers a 50% discount on all products and upgrades. Zevrix makes several prepress automation plug-ins for Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, as well as solutions for graphic files checkup, PDF workflows and automated file delivery.

 

LinkOptimizer, the company’s flagship product for InDesign, lets users reduce linked graphics size by eliminating excess image data, perform image adjustments and convert file formats. The software automatically scales and crops the images in Photoshop to match their dimensions in InDesign, changes resolution to the specified target, and reimports images to InDesign at 100%.

 

Output Factory is another InDesign plug-in which lets users eliminate repetitive tasks through automation of printing and exporting. It offers batch output, layer versioning, variable file names, output as single pages, automatic preflighting and much more. A server version of Output Factory can process InDesign files automatically from watched hot folders and serve unlimited users on a network.

 

Zevrix offers two PDF workflow automation tools: PDF Checkpoint and BatchOutput PDF. PDF Checkpoint helps users automate preflight and conversion of multiple PDF files, while BatchOutput PDF allows for hands-free PDF printing from watched hot folders. The company also makes BatchOutput Office, a suite of output automation tools for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

The line of Zevrix products also features Deliver – a file transfer program which automates delivery to FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV and other remote and local servers. The software offers hot folder processing, automatic email notifications, file compression and encryption, and detailed delivery history.

Zevrix software can be purchased at 50% off until January 7, 2019 from Zevrix website. For details, please visit the website. Product trials are also available for download. All Zevrix products require macOS 10.7-10.14; InDesign and Illustrator solutions require Adobe CS5-CC 2019 software; software for Microsoft Office require Office 2008, 2011 or 2016.

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App Tamer 2.4.2 Update Brings Interface Improvements and Bug Fixes

St. Clair Software has released a free update to its App Tamer utility for macOS. App Tamer 2.4.2 features a new floating-window mode to keep performance information close at hand, provides better keyboard-based navigation, and offers several bug fixes and other improvements.

 

App Tamer 2.4.2 Update Brings Interface Improvements and Bug Fixes

 

The changes in version 2.4.2 include:
* An option to keep App Tamer’s window floating above other windows when it’s torn from the menu bar
* A fix for a bug in Mojave that prevented App Tamer from waking background apps for scroll wheel activity or scrolling gestures
* Improved keyboard traversal of the process lists in App Tamer’s window, enabling type-to-select and selection using the arrow keys
* A correction for a bug that could result in App Tamer not keeping Safari awake while it was downloading a file
* Elimination of UI glitches that occurred when the process list updated while you were using it

App Tamer’s unique AutoStop capability automatically slows down or pauses¬† 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).

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Houdah Software Joins WinterFest Sale. Get Great Mac Software Cheap

Houdah Software has joined up twelve other publishers of Mac software and productivity books for WinterFest 2018. The annual WinterFest sale is a celebration of carefully crafted software and books. Software made by creators. For creators. Designed to work together.

 

The WinterFest sale offers discounts a curated selection of fine apps and books. Customers can purchase any of the participating products directly from the respective publisher. The WinterFest discount is available by following the links from the WinterFest homepage or by using the coupon code WINTERFEST2018.

 

For a limited time, Houdah Software, Aeon Timeline, Apparent Software, Bare Bones Software, Eastgate, DEVONtechnologies, Literature and Latte, Nisus, Smile Software, Sonny Software, Take Control Books, and Timing offer their tools and ebooks at a 20-25% discount.

Available discounts include:

* Aeon Timeline: The timeline tool for creative thinking
* BBEdit: Power tool for text
* Bookends: The reference manager you’ve been looking for
* DEVONthink Pro Office: Your paperless Mac office
* DEVONagent Pro: Your personal research assistant
* HoudahSpot: Powerful file search for Mac
* HoudahGeo: Photo geocoding and geotagging for Mac
* ImageFramer Pro: Your art, showcased
* Nisus Writer Pro: Powerful word processing for your Mac
* Panorama X: Collect, organize and understand your data
* PDFpen: Powerful PDF editing
* Scapple: Quickly capture and connect ideas
* Scrivener: Your complete writing studio
* Storyspace: Serious hypertext narrative
* Take Control Books: Essential books about Mac and iOS
* TextExpander: Type more with less effort
* Timing: Automatic time tracking for Mac
* Tinderbox: Visualize and organize your notes, plans, and ideas

The applications on offer for WinterFest strike the magic balance of being essential yet almost invisible. Tools that assist without getting in the way.These eager helpers keep you abreast of your notes, your tasks, keep information at your fingertips, help you type faster, or take care of nitty gritty details while you do what you do best: create.

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Great Apps for a Great Price – DEVONtechnologies Joins in With WinterFest

DEVONtechnologies and twelve other publishers of genuine Mac software and productivity books have once again teamed up for their traditional year-end celebration of hand-crafted software for writers, designers, and thinkers.

 

These apps are created by real people, not faceless corporations, and are designed to work together. A selection of carefully selected applications and books with valuable tips, not a meaningless bundle of random products.

 

Customers buy any of the participating products with the exclusive discount by using the common coupon code WINTERFEST2018 in the respective company’s online shop. More information about the WinterFest 2018 offer is available on artisanalsoftwarefestival.com.

 

For a limited time, DEVONtechnologies, Aeon Timeline, Apparent Software, Bare Bones Software, Eastgate, Houdah Software, Literature and Latte, Nisus, Smile Software, Sonny Software, Take Control Books, and Timing offer their tools and ebooks all for a fair price and directly from the people who make them.

 

Apps include:

* DEVONthink Pro Office: Your paperless Mac office
* DEVONagent Pro: Your personal research assistant
* Aeon Timeline: The timeline tool for creative thinking
* BBEdit: Power tool for text
* Bookends: The reference manager you’ve been looking for
* HoudahSpot: Powerful file search for Mac
* HoudahGeo: Photo geocoding and geotagging for Mac
* ImageFramer Pro: Your art, showcased
* Nisus Writer Pro: Powerful word processing for your Mac
* Panorama X: Collect, organize and understand your data
* PDFpen: Powerful PDF editing
* Scapple: Quickly capture and connect ideas
* Scrivener: Your complete writing studio
* Storyspace: Serious hypertext narrative
* Take Control Books: Essential books about Mac and iOS
* TextExpander: Type more with less effort
* Timing: Automatic time tracking for Mac
* Tinderbox: Visualize and organize your notes, plans, and ideas

 

WinterFest assembles many of the best-of-breed tools for writing, creating, and researching on the Mac. These innovative applications make recent developments in research and advances in engineering available on the desktop, addressing many of the most challenging facets of knowledge work. Each of them is the work of a small design team or a passionate designer, bringing devoted craftsmanship to a field too often dominated by corporate blandness.

Customers can buy any of the participating products with the exclusive discount by using the common coupon code WINTERFEST2018 in each respective company’s online shop between December 20, 2018, and January 14, 2019.

 

More information about the WinterFest 2018 offer is available at artisanalsoftwarefestival.com. Participating companies may also have their own landing pages accessible from their web sites or blogs.

 

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