Posts tagged ‘macOS’

Tidy Up 5 is a Full-Featured Duplicates Finder

Hyperbolic Software today is proud to announce the release of Tidy Up 5.0.2, the new generation of duplicate finding and disk tidiness app, developed exclusively for macOS. Tidy Up is a utility for Mac owners seeking to reclaim disk space taken up by duplicate files and folders. Tidy Up 5 is fully-featured and more powerful than ever, designed for pro users that need a modern and efficient tool.


Tidy Up 5 is a Full-Featured Duplicates Finder


Tidy Up 5 is completely re-engineered, and was developed focusing on efficiency. It employs a completely customizable, fast and accurate search algorithm that scans any mounted drive volume (hard drives, optical discs and portable drives) without writing an index. Tidy Up also has the capability to scan the databases of popular applications such as Lightroom, Photos, iTunes, Mail, iPhoto and Aperture.


Some of the new key features are:
* Modern and efficient interface
* Search in Lightroom
* Search for Hard Links
* Result organized by file kinds
* Result organized based on path of files (if search was performed in multiple locations)
* Automatic mark for removal
* Removal at administrator level
* Completely customizable criteria
* Search for duplicate folders
* Restore the removed (or moved) items if a mistake was made
* Report missing files for the supported apps
* Report empty folders
* Save the result to continue the cleaning job later
* Export the result to consult it in a spreadsheet app
* Plus many more


Version 5.0.2 of Tidy Up includes minor bug fixes.


Tidy Up 5 can be purchased starting from $28.99 (USD). Currently, Tidy Up 5 is available on the Company website. NFR licenses are available to members of the press. For more information, please contact Giuseppe Giunto.

Search Google Scholar for Case Law and More With DEVONagent 3.10

DEVONtechnologies today updates all editions of its smart research tool DEVONagent. The update brings a plugin for searching Google Scholar for case law and supports DuckDuckGo Bangs in its integrated web browser. It also adds more formats for sending results to DEVONthink. Extended plugin and AppleScript API enhance the options for automation. The updates for all three editions of DEVONagent are free and recommended for all users.


Search Google Scholar for Case Law and More With DEVONagent 3.10


DEVONagent is DEVONtechnologies’ web research solution for the Mac. It finds information searching multiple sources in one go and applying powerful filters to the retrieved data. The presented results can be further processed and saved to the internal archive or handed over to other applications, e.g. DEVONthink. DEVONagent also offers a range of automating options to run searches unattended. It adds found data to the user’s archive or send reports by email.


Sophisticated research tools, AI-based techniques that handle even the largest result sets, and a high degree of integration and automation make DEVONagent the #1 web research tool on the Mac for scientists, lawyers, engineers, and educators.


* Get pre-filtered, organized results from many sources
* View and analyze the results the way you want
* Create reports in many formats
* Save searches so you can continue later
* Run searches unattended to stay up-to-date on important subjects


New in DEVONagent 3.10:
Version 3.10 adds a new plugin for searching Google Scholar for case law. Google Scholar indexes scholarly books, articles, abstracts, and court opinions. The update also brings new versions of plugins for searching Google Patent Search, the British Library, BBC News, Reuters, RocketNews, FindLaw, and the publications of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


For quick queries, DEVONagent Pro now supports DuckDuckgo Bangs in the internal browser. These keywords, beginning with an exclamation mark, make it easy to search a specific website. Found search results can be archived to DEVONthink now also as Markdown or HTML-based formatted note. A decluttering option removes unnecessary text and images.


Other improvements in DEVONagent Pro 3.10 include enhanced plugin and AppleScript APIs for writing new search plugins as well as for automating post-processing search results. The updated plugin editor makes it easier to create a custom plugin from code published on the DEVONtechnologies user forum. Finally, webcam and video scanner plugins recognize live streams now, too. The updates for all three editions of DEVONagent are free for existings users and highly recommended.


System requirements:
* OS X Yosemite or later


Pricing and Availability:
All editions can be downloaded from DEVONtechnologies online and be test-driven for free before they need to be licensed. The applications are also available in the App Store; DEVONagent Pro and Express can be purchased in bundles with DEVONthink in DEVONtechnologies’ online shop.


* DEVONagent Pro: US $49.95 (App Store: $49.99)
* DEVONagent Express: US $4.95 (App Store: $4.99)
* DEVONagent Lite: free

Cocktail 11.2.1 (High Sierra Edition) Now Available

Maintain has released Cocktail 11.2.1 (High Sierra Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running macOS High Sierra 10.13.


Cocktail 11.2.1 (High Sierra Edition) Now Available


What’s New:

  • Added ability to clear boot caches
  • Added ability to clear Twitter caches
  • Added compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13.3
  • Improvements on the “Clear Internet caches” procedure
  • Improvements on the “Clear system caches” procedure
  • Improvements on the “Perform essential system maintenance” procedure
  • Improvements on the “Purge inactive memory” procedure
  • Improvements on the “Clear the hibernate (sleepimage) file” procedure
  • Improvements on the “Clear Apple system logs and diagnostic messages” procedure
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to detect Mac OS Extended (HFS+) partitions
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may disable Safari extensions
  • Addresses an issue in which VoiceOver stopped working after clearing audio components cache
  • Fixed compatibility issues with Boom 3D and McAfee Endpoint Security
  • Fixed compatibility issues with NVIDIA and AMD graphics drivers
  • Fixed a bug in which Google Chrome bookmarks have been reverted to an outdated version during clearing of the Internet caches
  • “Disable support for page icons” (Interface > Safari) setting is now working properly
  • Resolves a number of other issues discovered in the previous release
  • Minor interface improvements
  • Updated Automator actions
  • Updated Help files


Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail’s features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.


Cocktail (High Sierra Edition) requires macOS High Sierra 10.13 to run. Cocktail (Sierra Edition) for macOS 10.12, Cocktail (El Capitan Edition) for OS X 10.11, Cocktail (Yosemite Edition) for OS X 10.10 and Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) for OS X 10.9 are available for download from Maintain website.


Cocktail is $19.00 (USD) for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website. When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.

Quit Idle Apps, Improve Control of CPU Usage with App Tamer for macOS

St. Clair Software has released a free update to its App Tamer utility for macOS. App Tamer 2.3.4 features a new option to quit idle applications and improves its control of applications’ CPU usage.


 Quit Idle Apps, Improve Control of CPU Usage with App Tamer for macOS


New features include:

  • App Tamer can now be set to quit applications after they’ve been idle in the background for a certain amount of time
  • Improved management of CPU usage for apps that have multiple sub-processes, like web browsers and Spotlight
  • When you turn on Time Machine Acceleration, App Tamer warns you if you have settings that are at cross purposes
  • App Tamer’s own CPU usage has been reduced


App Tamer’s unique AutoStop capability automatically slows down or pauses applications when you switch away from them, restarting them when you return to the app, freeing your CPU, reducing power consumption.


App Tamer will operate on any Mac running macOS 10.8 or higher, and is free to try for 15 days. A license is available for $14.95. The 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).

CyberByte Mac Antivirus – Comprehensive Security for macOS

Independent development team CyberByte today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of CyberByte Antivirus 2.1.1, an important update to their antivirus and internet security application for macOS computers. The comprehensive security app provides protection against threats by scanning for and removing viruses, malware, and adware. The utility also scans any local network for all connected devices, allowing users to ensure that no unknown devices are connected to their network.


CyberByte Mac Antivirus - Comprehensive Security for macOS


CyberByte’s malware research team personnel are certified in malware analysis and incident response. The team updates the app’s malware patterns daily, based on currently developing malware campaigns. In addition, the app monitors the Mac Download folder, and alerts users if a downloaded file contains potential malware.


“While the Mac is generally considered to be safe and secure, there are still plenty of viruses, malware, adware and other threats lurking on the internet, ready to attack a user’s Mac,” says CyberByte CEO Calin Popescu. “My team at CyberByte has observed a 120 percent increase in Mac malware over the last year, which is why we developed CyberByte Antivirus for the Mac.”


CyberByte Antivirus is designed to be as easy as possible to use by home users, even if they don’t have much experience with computers. The app runs quietly in the background, monitoring for viruses, malware and other threats by constantly monitoring the Mac Downloads folder, ready to identify any malware that attempts to sneak its way onto the machine.


In addition to real-time monitoring for viruses and other threats, CyberByte Antivirus also offers the ability to manually scan any Mac for malware threats. Scanning for viruses by some apps can eat up large amounts of precious computing resources, slowing the computer and taking long periods of time to scan for threats. This can cause busy users to be reluctant to manually scan for threats. CyberByte’s solution quickly scans the Mac’s hard drive for possible threats, while the user can continue to work on projects and tasks, as usual.


Manual malware scans can be made in the form of a “Quick Scan,” which quickly checks critical locations on the Mac for any signs of a threat. A “Full Scan” indexes and searches the computer’s entire hard drive for malware. Meanwhile, the app’s “Adware Scan” function searches for any adware threats that could affect the macOS operating system and browsers.


Free Version Features Include:
* Virus Scan
* Adware Scan
* Network Scan
* Update Malware Patterns


Premium Version Features Include:
* Remove Virus
* Remove Adware
* Active Live Protection
* Premium Customer Support


An exclusive feature not seen in other antivirus tools is CyberBytes Antivirus’ ability to scan a local network, mapping the entire network and all of its connected devices. This ensures a hacker hasn’t taken advantage of recently discovered vulnerabilities in wireless network that allow the bad guys to hijack a network, stealing a user’s personal and business information, which can include passwords, banking and credit card information, and much more.


The “Network Scan” feature scans the network and reports back how many devices are connected to the network, returning information about the connections, including IP addresses and MAC addresses. By viewing the information, informed users can detect if an unknown device or computer has logged into their wireless network. For example, if a user knows they only have 3 devices attached to their network, (say, a Mac, 1 iPhone, and an Apple TV), they’ll be able to tell at a glance that a rogue network connection has been made.


“We here at CyberByte know you’ll find the new version of CyberByte Antivirus a valuable addition to your Mac’s protection arsenal,” continues Calin. “Our company provides security consultancy to large companies around the globe, and we give the same personal attention to our small business and home users. We look forward to receiving feedback about CyberBytes Antivirus, as we continually work to improve the app’s malware protection capabilities.”


CyberByte Antivirus will receive the OPSWAT certification of genuine antivirus solution later this month. The certification signifies the app has met all of the criteria designated for OPSWAT-certified desktop security applications.


CyberByte Antivirus 2.1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively from the CyberByte website. A premium version of the app, which offers additional features is also available for $24.00.

Free PDF Reader for MacOS High Sierra from Qoppa Software

Qoppa Software announces the availability of its new feature-rich business grade PDF Reader, called PDF Studio Viewer, which is certain to interest professionals in all industries, especially those working on Mac or Linux platforms. Based on the same proprietary PDF technology found in Qoppa’s advanced PDF tools and already used by more than half a million users worldwide, the new PDF viewer works on all platforms (Mac, Windows and Linux) and comes with a comprehensive set of PDF viewing features.


We are excited to release this very solid PDF viewing application that works exactly the same on all platforms. Considering all the advanced viewing features, we expect it to be a big hit for students and professionals working on Mac and Linux, especially in the Engineering / Architecture, Marketing or Print industries. Users on these platforms have long been without a good and reliable PDF reader.” says Gerald Holmann, Founder of Qoppa Software.


Below are some of the functions that users can perform using PDF Studio Viewer on Windows, Mac and Linux:


Easily navigate through any PDF and its interactive objects using the Navigation Toolbar and Side Panels that display thumbnails, annotations, bookmarks, digital signatures, file attachments, and layers.


Search through PDFs using the Advanced Search Dialog which has options to look within the current document, all open documents, all recent documents or recursively through documents contained in a folder. It is possible to search text within the document content or within interactive objects, including form fields, annotations, meta data and filenames.


Read and navigate through PDF documents using the touch of a finger on tablets and touch screens (such as Microsoft Surface) thanks to Touch Mode that comes with larger icons, navigation buttons and enlarged fonts in navigation panels. High DPI screens (4k and up) are also supported.


Verify & Validate Digital Signatures, including those from Adobe Sign (formerly Echosign) and DocuSign, using the certificates contained in the operating system store or those imported by the user.


Inspect even the smallest details using the Loupe Tool, a small rectangle window that can be dragged over a document to magnify a portion of the page.


Zoom within pages of a document with the Pan & Zoom Tool which opens a second window that displays both the whole page and the current view as a red rectangle. Take a screenshot of the page and save it to an image file or to the clipboard with the Snapshot Tool.


Preview and Print PDF documents with advanced options for page range, position, multiple pages per sheet or booklets using PDF Studio powerful Print Dialog.


PDF Studio Viewer is free for personal and commercial use. It comes packaged as a single file installer for all platforms and supports 5 languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. It is compatible with the latest operating systems: macOS High Sierra, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 & 17.10.


For those needing more editing features, PDF Studio is also available in Standard and Pro editions with advanced functions for OCR, Content Editing, Page Manipulation, Permanent Redaction, File Optimization, Interactive Form Designer and more. These paid editions of PDF Studio are affordable alternatives to Adobe® Acrobat®, can be purchased with a one-time fee and do not require a subscription commitment.

Default Folder X 5.2 Brings Better Handling of iCloud Drive

St. Clair Software has updated Default Folder X to version 5.2. This release of its award-winning utility for enhancing Open and Save dialogs delivers a number of user interface improvements, including adding color toolbar icons to make them more quickly recognizable. It also improves support for iCloud Drive, makes creation of zip archives more flexible and addresses a number of interface and 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 include:
* Default Folder X better supports iCloud Drive’s various configurations and nuances
* There is now a preference to choose between color and black & white icons for Default Folder X’s toolbar
* The Compress command can now archive multiple items within any subfolder in a file dialog’s file list
* The prompts guiding users through authorizing Default Folder X in System Preferences have been greatly improved
* Application-specific folders on iCloud Drive are now badged with the application’s icon
* A number of bugs, memory leaks and crashes have been addressed


System Requirements:
* macOS 10.10 through 10.13
Default Folder X 5.2 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.

Save 50% on Adobe InDesign Plug-Ins and PDF Tools until January 7 at Zevrix Solutions

Zevrix Solutions has announced that it has extended its holiday sale until January 7. The company offers 50% discount on all products, bundles 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.

Save 50% on Adobe InDesign Plug-Ins and PDF Tools until January 7 at Zevrix Solutions

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 convertion 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, 2018 from Zevrix website. For details, please visit the website. Product trials are also available for download.