Posts tagged ‘macOS’

AudFree Audio Converter Removes DRM from Apple Music, Audible

AudFree Software, as a top leader in multimedia developing field, has been working audio solutions to free all music addicts from any audio annoyance. In order to help online streaming music users of Apple Music, iTunes, Audible or other services, it recently launched a new product called AudFree DRM Audio Converter for Mac, a one-stop streaming audio solution to convert DRM-ed audios, including Apple Music songs, iTunes & Audible audiobooks, as well as non-DRM audio files to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC for playing on any popular media playing device.


Due to DRM, it’s impossible to play Apple Music and iTunes/Audible audiobooks on common MP3 players or non-authorized devices. Therefore, a dedicated decrypting tool is highly required to break the limit from those specific audios. As a most comprehensive audio conversion tool, AudFree Audio Converter for Mac works as a perfect DRM remover for Apple Music, iTunes songs, audiobooks and Audible AA, AAX files. By using this software, you can easily convert the protected Apple Music M4P songs and Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to unprotected MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC and M4B.


In addition to an exclusive DRM removal solution, AudFree Audio Converter also serves as an all-in-one toolkit for non-DRM audios. It converts between all popular audio file formats without losing any quality.


No matter what types of audios you are converting, encrypted or non-encrypted, AudFree DRM Audio Converter is able to keep the original ID3 tags and metadata info in output files, including the audio title, cover, album, artist, chapters, and so forth. And users are allowed to change the audio quality flexibly by customizing the parameters like audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, and more.


Better still, when converting Audible AA and AAX audiobooks with AudFree, it can preserve the 100% lossless quality of the original files. And thanks to the built-in audio splitter, you can easily cut the large audiobook file into small segments by chapters or fixed time frames.


Pricing and Availability:
AudFree DRM Audio Converter is available on its official online store now with $39.95 single user license and $54.95 (USD) family pack. It’s provided with both Mac and Windows versions. The very first version is fully compatible with the latest iTunes version on most OS.



24U Software Releases 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0.3

24U Software is proud to announce the release of 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0.3. 24U SimpleFile Plug-In lets your FileMaker solutions easily access files stored anywhere on your hard drive, server, or network, allowing users to keep their files and documents organized without ever leaving the solution’s user interface.


With 24U SimpleFile Plug-In your solution can easily create, delete, copy, move, and rename files and folders anywhere on your hard disk, on the FileMaker Server’s hard disk, or any other network connected shared folder. You don’t even have to care about converting between different file path notations as the plug-in understands them and can easily convert between them.


This update addresses an issue when Plug-ins randomly crashed on macOS while calling the Plug-in functions and is recommended to all users of version 10.13 High Sierra.


What is new in version 3:
* Better stability and full compatibility with FileMaker(R) Server 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16
* Full compatibility with FileMaker Pro 16 in both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures
* More options in file/folder selection dialogs
* Interaction with OS X Finder, Windows Explorer, and other apps
* ZIP compressing files and folders


What is possible with 24U SimpleFile Plug-In:
* Creating, deleting, copying, moving, and renaming files and folders
* Checking kinds and sizes of files and folders
* Checking and setting creation and modification date & time, privileges
* Choosing file, folder and new file name via system dialog
* Reading folders (list of items)
* Reading and writing files (whole contents or part, append, modify)
* Support for full and relative paths (cross-platform)
* Automated recognition of different path formats
* Support for explicitly specified text encodings
* Reading and writing binary files as hexadecimal dump
* 100% Unicode


Software Requirements and Compatibility:
* For Mac OS X 24U SimpleFile Plug-In 3.0.3 requires any Intel Mac, 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.10, FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced or newer or FileMaker Server 13 or newer. Minimum requirements for Mac OS X are Macintosh, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, FileMaker Pro 11 or newer or FileMaker Server 12 or newer.

* For Windows it requires 1.6 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 or newer, FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced or newer or FileMaker Server 13 or newer. Minimum requirements for Windows are 1 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, Windows XP SP3, FileMaker Pro 11 or newer or FileMaker Server 12 or newer.


FileMaker Pro Compatibility:
* Fully compatible with FileMaker Pro 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17
* Older versions with limited functionality are available for FileMaker Pro 4-10

FileMaker Server Compatibility
* Fully compatible with FileMaker Server 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17


Pricing and Availability:
24U SimpleFile Plug-In is available as a shareware. User can install 24U SimpleFile Plug-In, and try it out for the period of 14 days free of charge. After this period, 24U SimpleFile Plug-In can stop working and require a registration code. User will get this code after he pays for a license. Licenses for 24U SimpleFile Plug-In start at $49 (USD) per user, volume discounts are available for 5 or more users. Server licenses start at $499, discounted when buying for 2 or more servers. This version 3.0.3 is free for customers of version 3.0.

AudFree Spotify Downloader Downloads Spotify Songs as MP3

AudFree, an innovative multimedia studio, officially launched its online store with one of the most popular music solutions for Spotify, namely AudFree Spotify Music Converter, which was specially designed to free Spotify music addicts from any audio annoyance by helping them unlocking DRM protection from Spotify songs as well as extracting the tracks to unprotected MP3 so that they can freely enjoy any Spotify song and playlist on all widely used devices even in offline mode.


As Spotify songs are locked by DRM, it’s impossible for free users to download the music streams offline. Even paid users who can save Spotify songs offline are only allowed to listen to the downloads on selected devices due to DRM. That’s why AudFree Spotify Music Converter comes out, aiming to solving this annoyance for both free and premium subscribers once and for all.


Now with AudFree Spotify Music Converter, even free users of Spotify are able to freely download and extract any track, album and playlist from Spotify for offline playing in just one click. This intelligent Spotify music downloader can not only download Spotify music offline, but can also convert the protected Spotify songs from OGG Vorbis to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and other common audio formats. In addition, it’s able to retain the lossless music quality and ID3 tags, including track number, title, artist, album, composer, cover, etc. while converting. To achieve better output quality, it also lets you customize the audio parameters, like audio codec, channel, bit rate, sample rate, etc. according to your own needs. Once downloaded, you are able to play the offline Spotify songs on any MP3 player, such as Apple iPod, iPad, Zune, Sony Walkman, iRiver, Creative Zen and more.


Pricing and Availability:
Now this simple-to-use Spotify Music Converter is available for both Mac and Windows OS with free trial versions provided. The full version is sold at $19.95 for single license and $39.95 (USD) for family license. Users can navigate to the official online store of AudFree to find more details about this product.
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Output Factory for InDesign Now Allows Exporting Books as Single Pages

Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 2.3.1, a feature update to company’s output automation plug-in for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 5 stars by InDesign Magazine, Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, ad agencies, publishers, and prepress houses worldwide. The software helps eliminate repetitive tasks and costly errors through batch processing with time-saving output options.


The new version lets the users easily export InDesign books (.indb) as single page PDF files, as well as other supported formats. The update adds an option to automatically split the book files into their document components by holding the Command key when adding files to the app’s queue. The new feature eliminates the need to manually add separate book parts to the queue. Books must be split into their .indd file components as InDesign prevents from exporting specific page ranges from the book file itself.


“Using Output Factory is straightforward. You determine your settings and sit back while Output Factory does all the heavy lifting. The time savings are huge,” writes Jamie McKee in a 5-star review in InDesign Magazine. “If you find yourself repeatedly exporting InDesign files in various formats, you owe it to yourself to install the free trial and see just how much time you’ll save using Output Factory.”


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
* Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
* Eliminate errors with automatic preflight
* Send files to FTP and other servers


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.

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Output Factory Server for InDesign Adds Page Size To Output File Names

Zevrix Solutions has announced the release of Output Factory Server 2.0.18, a feature update to company’s output automation tool for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates InDesign production workflow by processing files from watched hot folders. The software offloads printing and exporting from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.


The new version lets users add InDesign page dimensions to the variable names of exported output files. The update adds three new tokens: page width, page height, and measurement units, which gives users the complete flexibility in choosing the desired page size format for the output file name. In addition, the new version improves the reliability of AppleScript and JavaScript scripts integration in printing workflows.


“Output Factory Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency”, writes David Creamer in Layers magazine. “The setup process is simple and users experience is very straightforward. It can save lots of time – which equates to money.”


Output Factory Server is intended to run on a dedicated machine and serve unlimited users on a network via watched hot folders. Users can create hot folders for different output targets such as hi-res PDF, large format printing, Flash files and so on. The app offers the following key features:

* Output InDesign files automatically from hot folders
* Supports print, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, EPUB and other formats
* Output to multiple formats from a single hot folder
* Automatic email notifications on errors and other events
* Layer versioning
* Run custom scripts
* Variable output file names
* Automatic preflighting


Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory Server 2.0.18 can be purchased from Zevrix web site for $699.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The upgrade to version 2 is $350 for the licensed users of Output Factory Server 1.x and BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2018.


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Create Booklet App Now Offers Custom Dark Mode

TheKeptPromise is proud to announce the release of Create Booklet 2 (v2.1), the #1 macOS app to create a real physical booklet of any size easily from PDF using any printer. Most people prefer sitting back and enjoying a physical book to leaning forward and squinting at a monitor. Reading stories, documents, poems, music, instructions, sermons, lyrics, etc. on paper is much easier on the eyes and handier. With Create Booklet transform a PDF or document into instructions for you and any printer to output and create a physical booklet.


Create Booklet performs it’s magic by making imposition (usually an arcane art only understood by a chosen few) easy. Imposition is one of the fundamental steps in the prepress printing process. It consists of the arrangement of the printed product’s pages, in order to obtain various sized booklets, faster printing, stitching, binding, cutting and reduction of paper waste.


“I facilitate writing workshops with different communities in a variety of settings: in libraries, universities, writing studios, and arts spaces for youth, adult learners, and marginalized folks. As part of these workshops, I create a final zine containing participants’ work and invite them to share their writing with an audience. I regularly use Create Booklet for all my workshops. It’s a serious time-saver. Create Booklet has resulted in a lot of happy community members.” – Fiona Raye Clarke


TheKeptPromise, CEO, Christoph Vogelbusch adds: “The world looks forward to Dark Mode in the macOS update Mojave coming this fall. We thought, why not make the Dark Mode style available in Create Booklet 2, today. So, Create Booklet can now display in Dark Mode customized with 2 tints, Aqua and Dark Aqua, running in the current macOS 10.13 (back to 10.10) but is also totally compatible with the future macOS 10.14 Mojave. Get the first taste of Dark Mode of Mojave by using Create Booklet today.”


Major Features – Easy to Use – This is all most people need to know.
* A single click workflow
* Booklet Factory: Process many booklets automatically. Apply the same presets to all or individually
* Create a booklet from any app: Our PDF Service let’s you print from any document directly into Create Booklet


* Advanced Settings: Find anything you need and fine tune Create Booklet for your product
* Custom Presets: Create your own Presets for your daily use. You can even mark it as default in the Preferences
* Mini Booklet Imposition: Design complex impositions, based on how your booklets should be on the big sheet of paper: We support fold and cut as well as cutting the full stack of paper
* Mini/Micro Booklet and Book supported
* Duplex Printer: Built for it
* Manual Duplex: Create Booklet can handle this too


Direct PDF editing:
* Insert Empty pages
* Insert images
* Insert complete PDFs
* Reorder pages
* Remove unneeded pages
* Split ladscape pages into two portait ones
* Rotate pages


Booklet Features:
* Export your booklet to a new PDF
* Instantly print from Create Booklet
* Select output print format and orientation
* Autocreate output paper size form the input document
* Decide which PDF boxes are used as media and as crop box
* Scale Pages based on fitting OR the input size
* Fine adjust and layout your PDF to the final output size
* Reverse booklet page order (allows right to left documents usage!)
* Print pages in straight order, necessary in some specific use cases
* Support for auto-rotation of landscape pages
* Add page numbers with positioning and font settings
* Split thick booklets into multiple thin ones or to create a book
* Easily find booklet splits: Create Booklet adds an empty page in between!
* Creep compensation! Shift content to the inside so you can cut off the paper stand out
* Easily staple booklets: Create Booklet adds staple marks on first and last page
* Rasterize complete PDF documents. Can save corrupted PDFs!
* Add a PDF crop box
* Print cut marks onto the first sheet of paper or all
* Create your own custom Imposition in our Mini Booklets feature
* Preview our cut guides before you print
* Dark Mode from macOS 10.10 to 10.14


Now the Create Booklet app for macOS does this for anyone. There have been digital imposition software in the past but they were either difficult to use, restricted to certain printers or crazy expensive. Even now some imposition apps cost $400 or more. Create Booklet takes this art and makes it available to use on any printer, by anyone, easily, for only $20 (USD).

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Keep It 1.4 Adds Markdown Editing, Encrypted Items, and More

Reinvented Software is pleased to announce Keep It 1.4 is available today. This version adds Markdown editing and previewing, encrypted items, and word counts for notes and other editable text documents. The Mac version also gains the ability to open anything in a window, show margins for any editable text document opened in its own window, and navigate the history of viewed items.


Keep It is a notebook, scrapbook and organizer, ideal for writing notes, saving web links, organizing documents, and finding them again. Available on Mac, iPad and iPhone, Keep It is the destination for all those things you want to put somewhere, confident you will find them again later. Keep It is the successor to Together, a brand new app that preserves the very best of its predecessor, but recast for today and the future.


Keep It 1.4 has a dedicated Markdown editor on both Mac and iOS. This includes syntax highlighting, editing assistance for things such as headings, emphasis, links, images and lists, and a choice of styles for both editor and preview.


Individual items can now be encrypted with a password, and temporarily viewed with that password, Face ID or Touch ID (including on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar). Encrypted files in Keep It are Zip files that use AES-256 encryption and can also be opened in apps that support that format.


In Keep It 1.4 for Mac anything can now be opened in its own window (or tab), and for editable text documents opened in their own windows, Keep It can now show margins to constrain the width of the text to aid readability. Keep It can also show a word count and other statistics such as the number of characters, sentences and paragraphs in notes and rich text files in the format bar on Mac (needs High Sierra or later), or below the text on iPad and iPhone.


Keep It 1.4 also includes navigation history to move back and forth between viewed items on Mac, improved previews for video and audio files, improvements when importing mail messages, the ability to copy clickable links to lists, and many other improvements.


About Keep It:
Pretty much anything can be added to Keep It, including notes, web links, Markdown, rich and plain text documents, PDFs, images, or any other kind of file, using drag and drop, its share extension, the Services menu, or a browser bookmarklet. Keep It can also create new files of any type from stationery, and uses iCloud to make everything available across your devices and to share folders and items with others.


Keep It has all the organization tools you could need, including folders, tags, colored labels, and bundles. Keep It stores everything you add as files in folders that you can access in the Finder on Mac or the Files app on iOS 11, and open in other apps for editing. Saving files to these folders will automatically add them.


Building on Together, just about everything in Keep It has been improved or streamlined to work consistently across Mac and iOS, while taking advantage of each platform’s unique strengths. Keep It’s innovative tag filter that can drill down through combinations of related tags, and works in conjunction with search, which offers suggestions and makes it easy to combine terms. Keep It for Mac’s Compact Mode reduces the app to a single column, ideal for using as a floating window, or alongside another full screen app in split view, as you would on iPad.


Pricing and Availability:
Keep It for Mac 1.4 requires macOS 10.12 Sierra or later, and is available as a free 15-day trial. A license for Keep It for Mac costs $49.99 (USD), and will include all Keep It Version 1.x updates. Together 3 users can purchase a $24.99 upgrade, or get a free copy if Together 3 was purchased during its final 6 months on sale. Keep It is also available on the Mac App Store, also with a free trial, and a choice of one-time purchases to buy Keep It, upgrade from Together, along with monthly ($2.49) or yearly ($19.99) subscriptions. Keep It for iPad and iPhone is available separately with either monthly ($1.49) or yearly ($9.99) subscriptions.

Observatory 1.3 for macOS Now Available

Code Obsession is proud to announce the release of Observatory 1.3, a large update to the only image management application that is specifically designed for astronomy. The update adds SkySafari integration, overlays and automatic tagging for variable stars, double stars, confirmed exoplanets, and much more.


Organize your astronomical images with Observatory. Plate solve, automatically tag and overlay millions of galaxies, variable stars, confirmed exoplanets, and other objects. Nondestructive calibrate, register, stack and process. Observatory includes Quick Look & Spotlight plugins for FITS, XISF (PixInsight) and SBIG images, supports these and many other image formats and lets you search and download images directly from professional astronomical image archives. Observatory is a Virtual Observatory. Easily search 10+ professional archives simultaneously and download research images from:

* European Southern Observatory
* W. M. Keck Observatory
* Gemini Observatory
* Hubble Space Telescope
* Spitzer Space Telescope
* WISE Space Telescope
* Palomar Transient Factory
* SkyMapper Southern Sky Survey
* Two Micron All Sky Survey
* Sloan Digital Sky Survey
* Digitized Sky Survey


* Display thumbnails, previews and metadata of FITS, XISF and SBIG images in Finder and other applications. Find images by exposure time, focal length, detector temperature, right ascension, declination and more using Spotlight.

* Relate image pixels to actual sky coordinates with Observatory’s plate solver or its interface to the blind plate solver. Plate solved images are automatically tagged, so you can find them back later by object identifier and category.

* Discover what’s in your images by overlaying millions of stars, galaxies, planetary nebulae, confirmed exoplanets and other objects of the Messier, NGC/IC, Tycho-2, CGPN, GCVS, WDS and PGC catalogs, or add the UCAC4 and USNO-A2.0 catalogs for an additional 500 million stars.

* Create multiple libraries and keep your images organized without copying, moving or altering them. Edit metadata, ratings, color codes, notes and attachments for individual images or multiple images at once.

* Aperture photometry with subpixel accuracy and error estimates, astrometry, image blinking, image statistics, and more.

* A nondestructive preprocessing workflow without the hassle of intermediate files. Calibration; cosmetic correction; binning; debayering; background neutralization; color balance; flatten background; chromatic align; register; normalize and stack.

* Open FITS, XISF and SBIG images at full bit depth in Acorn with help of our Acorn plugin.

* Observatory supports FITS, XISF, SBIG, DNG, NEF, CR2, TIFF, and many more image formats


Pricing and Availability:
Observatory is $79.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. For more information, please visit Code Obsession online.