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Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism Update Brings Layer Color Tags, Filtering and Search, Much More

The Pixelmator Team today released Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism, a major update to the award-winning Mac image editor designed to make powerful professional tools accessible to everyday users. The update introduces a range of great new features – such as layer color tags, filtering and search, clipping masks, and quick opacity and blending controls – that make creating advanced illustrations and designs easier than ever before.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism Update Brings Layer Color Tags, Filtering and Search, Much More

 

Thanks to a number of brand new layer organization features, Pixelmator Pro is now even better suited to creating complex designs and intricate, multi-layered illustrations and artworks. Color tags give users more flexibility to organize designs by tagging important or related layers. Layer filtering makes it possible to temporarily filter out layers from the layer list according to layer type or color tag. And the new search feature gives users an instant way to find any object, even in the most layer-rich compositions.

 

This update also brings clipping masks, allowing users to clip the contents of one layer to the outline of another. This is an essential tool for many digital artists and designers, and makes it possible to create perfect masks using existing objects in a design. What’s more, in Pixelmator Pro, clipping masks can be created from any layer at all – whether it’s an image, some text, a layer group, or even a nested shape, allowing unrivaled levels of flexibility.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.3 Prism, the third major Pixelmator Pro update since the app was released just over a year ago, includes a range of additional improvements, such as a more nondestructive editing workflow and improved support for exporting Photoshop documents, as well as other fixes to keep the app running smoothly.

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Output Factory for InDesign Now Offers Support for Conditional Text Variables

Zevrix Solutions has released Output Factory 2.3.15, a maintenance update to company’s output automation tool for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of publishers, printers, prepress houses, and ad agencies worldwide. The software helps eliminate repetitive tasks and costly errors through batch processing with time-saving output options.

 

Output Factory for InDesign Now Offers Support for Conditional Text Variables

 

The new version lets users harness the power of InDesign conditional text variables by inserting conditional text directly into the output file names. Conditional text allows users to show and hide bits of text to output various versions from the same InDesign document. The update also adds integration of the SoftwareKey licensing system which simplifies the software activation process and enables users to easily manage their licenses in a personal online license portal.

 

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 output of InDesign files
* Export every n pages as a single PDF file
* Output files to multiple formats with one click
* Variable output file names
* Create PDF security presets
* Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
* Eliminate errors with automatic preflight

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 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2019.

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Graphic Node’s Templates for Pages Updated

Templates for Pages – DesiGN, one of Graphic Node’s best-selling and most popular templates apps gets a massive update with a year’s worth of content and improved functionality. The update brings thousands of new items across the existing and opens up a multitude of new categories. Older templates have been updated for compatibility with the newest versions of Apple Pages.

 

Graphic Node's Templates for Pages Updated

 

On the technical front, the update brings significantly better compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave, Pages 7.3, and most visibly, adds the Mojave Dark Mode integration to be easy on the eyes during those late-night sessions. In addition to supporting the latest and greatest, Templates for Pages – DesiGN improves the compatibility for older versions of Mac OS X, such as El Capitan.

 

“It has been quite some time since we last updated Templates for Pages – DesiGN on the technical end because we are focusing on delivering great content to our users. We took our time to develop this update, but we think our users will love it, as it not only brings tons of new templates that bring the total count to over 10,000, but all the technical work we’ve done under the hood opens up ways for the great things we have planned for it in the future,” explained Arunas Puodziukas, General Manager of Graphic Node.

Templates for Pages – DesiGN version 6.0 is a single-purchase app available on the Mac App Store worldwide for $24.99 (USD) or equivalent in local currency. Users of previous versions will receive the update for free. Regular content updates are issued free of charge.

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Default Folder X 5.3.3 Adds Labels, Keyboard Shortcuts

St. Clair Software has released Default Folder X version 5.3.3. This release of its award-winning utility for enhancing Open and Save dialogs improves usability with optional labels in its toolbar and drag-and-drop drawer. It also adds new keyboard shortcut options, supports the version of ForkLift available through SetApp, and corrects a number of interface and functional 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 5.3.3 include:
* Default Folder X’s toolbar icons now have optional labels below them
* Holding down the Option key while clicking “Save” will open the current folder in the Finder
* Default Folder X’s drawer below Finder windows now shows the name of each item that you’ve dragged into it
* Keyboard shortcuts can be set to quickly move to the Tags and Comments fields below file dialogs
* The Finder Window feature now works with the version of ForkLift distributed through SetApp
* A number of bugs and crashes have been fixed

 

For a complete change history, visit the URL listed below.

Default Folder X 5.3.3 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 screencasts, screenshots, a full change log, and additional feature information. St. Clair Software strongly recommends that anyone using Default Folder X install this update.

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The First Apple Search Ads Course Is Now Available

Mokool Training is presenting the first Apple Search Ads training on the market for the Apple App Store. This training is showing companies an alternative to getting cheaper advertisement then the popular Facebook Ads for apps, but individuals new to the marketing tool are often unsure of how it works or how to get started. In celebration of the New Year, Mukul Verma, CEO of Mokool Apps, is offering the first complete Apple Search Ads Course.

 

The course is designed for a newbie to full understanding in 90 minutes. The course is available online via on-demand video through mobile and TV access. Individuals enjoy full lifetime access, enabling them to revisit any topic whenever they like. A certificate of completion will be awarded.

 

The course’s creator provides easily understandable descriptions and explanations about every aspect of Apple Search Ads that developers can immediately begin to use. Individuals will learn how to set a campaign, about exact search matches, and the difference in basic and advanced campaigns levels.

 

Wording is extremely important for any marketing endeavor and even small change of negative keyword will adversely affect a campaign. The Apple Search Ads Course shows developers how to choose words with a positive connotation and what words to avoid, along with how to select optimal keywords.

 

Individuals that avail themselves of the course will learn how market pricing works, the pricing structure, what a tap through rate (TTR) is, and the cost per tap (CPT). Cost is always a consideration, particularly for new developers. The Apple Search Ads Course shows individuals how to get better quality users at a more cost-effective price and how to wield their Apple Search Ads budget most effectively.

 

The course addresses the use of big data and how to read the reports that users receive. Verma also reveals valuable tips on inviting users, how to upload 1,000 keywords at a single time, name dropping, and plugins that will help make the process easier for users.

 

The Apple Search Ads Course is a powerful and indispensable tool for anyone that want to obtain better marketing results at an accelerated pace and at cost-effective rates to grow their business. Highly engaging, no prior Apple Search Ads experience is required to take the course. It’s ideal for beginners that want to gain installs and make the most use for Apples free $100 USD Credit and it’s equally effective as a refresher course.

 

Get the Apple Search Ads course at a limited time discounted price – Apple Search Ads Course. Apple is currently offering $100 USD to new users of Apple Search Ads, the combination of the Apple Search Ads Course at a discounted course price will help your business get new users quickly.

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Once upon a Dungeon – A Rogue-Like Game for macOS and Windows

Koto Games has released the anniversary edition of Once upon a Dungeon 1.9 for macOS and Windows, a rogue-like game with a dense atmosphere and challenging gameplay.

 

Once upon a Dungeon - A Rogue-Like Game for macOS and Windows

 

Explore dark dungeons full of dreadful foes. Defeat them using physical power or mighty spells. Meet Slavic gods, discover how to awake them and unleash their power. Craft magic items, collect unique ones, enhance your attributes and face the main antagonist – Fallen One.

 

The most important features of the game include:
* Turn Based – each entity in the game level performs its move one after another
* Procedurally generated – each time you play the game, the layout of dungeons will be slightly different. Loot collected from monsters, as well as chests, will also be random
* Hack oriented – the goal is to kill monsters and find powerful treasures in order to kill stronger ones and then repeat the process
* Classic quests such as cleaning up an old cemetery, and game specific ones like defeating the Wawel Dragon
* Permanent death – it’s an optional feature

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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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