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New, Innovative Tables Feature Now Available in Mellel 4.2

The leading word processor for Mac OS and iPad, Mellel 4.2, now includes a completely re-written and innovative tables feature. Using styles, tables in Mellel now offer advanced features alongside the ability to maintain consistency in table design throughout the manuscript and from one document to the other.

 

 

The new table feature was completely re-written to suit the changing needs of users. Mellel, a long time favorite among writers of long-documents, who need to maintain consistency throughout the document and across documents, now offers an innovative Table Styles feature. This feature allows users to set every table option within a style, changes to which will be applied to every table using this style. Furthermore, templates within the style allow for adding text, and setting the size and positioning of variants to the basic style.

 

Tables now support table headers and footers (and leading and trailing columns), repeating headers, color alternation, outer padding, corner radius, smart vertical alignment, and much more.

 

Formulas can be entered to any cell, calculating sum, average, standard deviation, and more, and can mix within the same cell with text and other formulas – which is the complete opposite of the “spreadsheet as a table” concept.

 

Positioning and resizing options allow users to resize a table easily, with the columns and rows being resized proportionally. Users can also set the table width proportionally, so it can change dynamically when the width available to it changes. You can also position a table anyway you like (at centre, right or plainly 15% from the left).

 

Finally, there are numerous but-of-course features, allowing users to add columns and rows easily, set the width of columns and rows in exact measurements, equalise width with a click, and much more.

 

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TopXNotes 2 Now Available for Mac

TopXNotes 2 for Mac, an app that helps you to create a note by typing, dragging, or importing, is now available. TopXNotes 2 keeps your notes synchronized between TopXNotes for Mac and TopXNotes for iOS.

 

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Tired of all those loose bits of information spread all over your hard drive in multiple documents requiring opening multiple apps to see them? Opening many apps sucks up your valuable Mac memory and slows it down. Are you tired of trying to remember which note was written in which application and where you put it? Use TopXNotes to import all your notes and organize them in one place with the option to password protect and encrypt sensitive information.

 

Release-Specific Information- TopXNotes 2 has the following changes:

Overview:
TopXNotes 2 is the first major paid upgrade of TopXNotes, a reliable Mac App from the days of Mac OS 9. In its long history it has been a Mac User Group favorite. TopXNotes 2 has a number of major new features and many small fixes and improvements. TopXNotes 2 also contains all of the features of TopXNotes 1.x that you can read about by scrolling down a bit. We hope you enjoy TopXNotes 2.

Major New Topxnotes 2 Features:

NoteOrganizer 2.0
* New “To-Do Note” note type
* Enable note when note highlighted in Organizer
* Make Passworded Note titles visible in NoteOrganizer

Notes 2.0
* Add picture support to notes

Drag & Drop 2.0
* Enable D&D in all 4-organizer tabs
* New support of drag import of many image formats into NoteOrganizer
* New support of drag import of many image formats into notes
* New support of drag of image to position within note, and/or view-to-view drag/reposition in MultiView
* New support of drag import of pic clipping

Encryption 2.0
* Encryption 2.0 increases safety from 128-bit to 256-bit – The new industry standard AES 256 Encryption provides even more protection for any sensitive information you might like in your notes

* Removed “pass worded note” naming scheme used in previous versions

QuickNotes 2.0
* QuickNotes 2.0 adds the option to create new empty notes or notes from the Clipboard.

Views 2.0
* Basic View as Separate note

Fixed:
* Fixed TopXNotes 2- Issue #080 – Fixed “Samples and Templates menus not sorted alphabetically on Mojave”.
* Fixed TopXNotes 2- Issue #079 – Fixed rare crash if adjust of locks made during quit.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Try Tropical’s reliable TopXNotes 2 to get organized today! TopXNotes 2 is available for $29.95 (USD) from the Tropical Software web site.

 

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AI-powered photo color matching tool comes to Pixelmator Pro

The Pixelmator Team today released an update to Pixelmator Pro, adding a new Core ML-powered feature that intelligently matches the colors of different photos or objects using a machine learning algorithm trained on millions of professional photos. The update also brings a new Free Transform feature to freely resize, distort, and transform layers, and includes a number of additional improvements and fixes.

 

 

The new ML Match Colors feature lets anyone match the look of one photo to another in an instant. And it couldn’t be simpler to use. To match the style of a photo, users simply drag and drop images onto the Color Adjustments pane. ML Match Colors then analyzes the contents of both the source and target photo to identify any objects, detects their colors and lighting, and applies a range of color adjustments to the target photo. 37 individual adjustments in total, such as Brightness, Shadows, Highlights, White Balance, and Selective Color, are used for color matching.

 

ML Match Colors is also available in the Edit menu as Paste and ML Match Colors, letting users automatically color match any objects when pasting them into a new image. ML Match Colors has been trained on 20 million professional photographs and is powered by Core ML, delivering unmatched image analysis speed and performance.

 

Another headline feature in the update is the new Free Transform tool, which adds a number of different ways to transform objects, including the ability to skew, distort, and change the perspective of any layer. Along with perspective transformations, the Free Transform tool lets users resize individual layers using 3 specialized layer scaling algorithms – Bilinear, useful for photographic images, Lanczos, for images with small and intricate details, and Nearest Neighbor, which is most often used for pixel art.

Pixelmator Pro 1.3.4 is available today exclusively from the Mac App Store as a free update for existing users or for $39.99 (USD) for new customers.

 

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Code Sign Windows Executables From macOS With ExeWrapper

ExeWrapper, a tool for code signing Windows executables from macOS, is now available from developer Tim Parnell. Cross-platform developers can work, build, and now sign in macOS. A simple convenience for any workflow.

 

Code Sign Windows Executables From macOS With ExeWrapper

 

ExeWrapper is a Mac application at heart. Take advantage of features like the macOS Keychain to store certificate passwords, drag & drop file management, and shareable save documents to make signing deliverables easier than ever.

 

Designed to be easy every step of the way, ExeWrapper makes cross platform developers lives easier. Adding files to sign is a simple drag and drop operation. Files can be added statically, or folders can be added to be recursed at sign time. This makes it easy to sign your projects in one step.

 

Through the magic of OpenSSL, code signing Windows executables on macOS is not simply a dream. Save time by staying in macOS to sign deliverables. Certificate passwords can optionally be stored on your local macOS keychain. Keychain is secured and encrypted by the system. Never lose a certificate password again. Files listed are saved as relative paths. The receiving party can open ExeWrapper, supply the certificate password, and click sign. Easy as that.

 

ExeWrapper can be downloaded for free from its official website. ExeWrapper is fully capable of code signing free of charge. To sign batches of more than five files a license is needed.

 

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Adobe InDesign Automation Tools at 50% off until April 30

Zevrix Solutions, a developer of automation solutions for Adobe InDesign, announces today a 50% sale until April 30. The company offers the discount on all InDesign automation tools including upgrades. The company’s products include several popular plug-ins for Adobe InDesign, which help professionals automate printing and exporting, optimize image format and resolution, save disk space, and cut production costs.

 

 

The following InDesign automation tools are available on sale:

* LinkOptimizer, the company’s flagship product, 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 a plug-in which automates printing and exporting from InDesign and offers batch output, layer versioning, single page export, preflighting, variable file names and more. A server version of Output Factory can process InDesign files automatically from hot folders and serve unlimited users on a network.

* InPreflight for InDesign 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.

* The last product on sale is Package Central which automates InDesign file packaging by processing files from watched hot folders. The software offloads file packaging from InDesign to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the collection process.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Zevrix software can be purchased at 50% off until April 30, 2019 from Zevrix website. The discount also applies to eligible product upgrades. For details, please visit the website. Product trials are also available for download. All products require macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2019 software.

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Packing Pro Celebrates 10 Years on App Store with Anniversary Sale

Packing Pro, the popular travel app for the iPhone, iPad & iPod touch by QuinnScape, today celebrates its 10th anniversary on the App Store. In celebration, there is now a limited-time Anniversary Sale of 66% off from now until April 28. Packing Pro can be purchased for only US$0.99 – one third of its original price of US$2.99 – a great deal, and perfect timing for the upcoming Summer travel season.

 

 

Originally based on the Packing (+TO DO!) app, which was released six months earlier in 2008, these apps were two of the first few thousand apps on the App Store, compared to the millions that are currently there today. During this time, both apps have kept pace with and added support for all of Apple’s new iOS updates and devices, starting with iOS 2 and iPhone 3G, and progressing all the way up to the current iOS 12, iPhone X/X Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 & iPod touch 6G. Packing Pro has also maintained its position in the top 10 or 20 for all travel apps for much of this time.

 

During these ten years, Packing Pro has been highlighted on Apple’s App Store several times, such as in the “Travel Essentials,” “Travel Survival Kit” and “Travel Expenses” promotions, among others. It has also ranked at #1 for iPads and #2 for iPhones in the U.S. App Store’s Travel section. Besides Apple, Packing Pro has also been recognized by CNN, WSJ, BBC, The New York Times, Expedia and Budget Travel, and has earned glowing reviews on major tech and app blogs (Gizmodo, Mashable, Macworld, CNET and iPhone Life, among others).

 

Packing Pro is a mobile travel packing list app that features unlimited, 100% customizable packing lists, an extensive, yet flexible, catalog, handy sample lists, iCloud auto-sync and various list sharing options. A host of special functions include:

* Multi-item selection from catalog for speedy list building
* Multi-item editing for easy list & catalog management
* Collapsable categories with floating headers & running item tallies
* List sorting & filtering by packing status, priority, need to buy, bag and/or person
* Item, weight, value and packing status totals & subtotals
* Item images to eliminate any confusion – never again pack the wrong item
* Item & list alerts for user-set reminders
* Email export for list & file sharing
* Wireless printing
* Fully customized device support for all sizes of iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
* Full multi-lingual support for English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Japanese & Chinese

 

Besides the core features listed above (which are also present in the basic Packing (+TO DO!) app), Packing Pro also gives its users the following Pro-level features:

* iCloud auto-syncing support
* Expert packing list wizard that can “automagically” create a list
* Email, iTunes, AirDrop, Dropbox & Box file sharing, backup & out-of-app editing support
* Customized design (themes, layout, fonts, colors, textures)
* Double-sized Master Catalog with over 800 items and to-do tasks
* Twice as many sample lists
* Smart Search (lists & catalog)

 

Ten years on Apple’s App Store have given QuinnScape valuable experience, and Packing Pro, its star product, has stood the test of time and truly become an essential app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Take advantage of this limited-time 66% off sale and check it out today!

 

Pricing and Availability:
Packing Pro is a universal app that is available for purchase worldwide on the iPhone & iPad App Store for $2.99 USD (Now Only $0.99!), or the equivalent in local currency. The basic Packing (+TO DO!) sells for $0.99.

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Station 2.6 is the Multilevel Dock Replacement for macOS

True North Software today is very proud to announce the release of Station 2.6, the company’s multilevel (hierarchical) launcher for macOS. Station promotes a more natural organization of applications and documents into folders. With nested folders, you can arrange items in Station in a way that fits your workflow with an uncluttered look and feel. Scalability is greatly increased through logical groupings thus increasing the sheer number of items that can be added to Station without having to shrink the launcher size.

 

 

Productivity is increased because related items can be grouped together into a single folder. For example, one folder can contain work related items and another folder gaming items. Another useful feature of Station is the ability to launch, all at once, the items in a launch folder. This is useful when switching between tasks like business and spreadsheets to graphics work. With ten levels of folders available, enough space is provided to spread out even the most diverse set of applications and documents.

 

Station has been quickly evolving through new features and enhancements over the past several releases and version 2.6 continues that growth. Many customers looking for an alternative for DragThing have found a new home with Station.

 

What’s New for Version 2.6:

New Features:
* Bookmark files (Finder aliases) are supported
* Web URLs from programs like Safari are supported
* Dropping files on a Finder folder in Station will now move or copy the files to the actual Finder folder
* Added a utility menu item to delete all items in the current panel set

 

Enhancements:
* Enhancements to file resolution
* Bug fixes

 

Pricing and Availability:
Station 2.6 is priced at $14.99 (USD) and is available through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A demo version is available from the True North Website. For more information, please contact Brendan Murphy.

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DEVONthink 3.0 Public Beta Now Available for Mac

DEVONtechnologies today releases the first public beta of DEVONthink 3.0 for Mac. The popular smart document and information manager receives a complete user interface overhaul. It now comes with support for dark mode, an extended search language, and a new menu extra for capturing notes and more. Version 3.0 also adds custom metadata and tables with typed data and form views. Office users can add imprints to PDFs and images, use the improved OCR engine, and share databases via the rewritten web interface. Smart rules and reminders make DEVONthink 3 easier to automate than ever before.

 

 

DEVONthink is DEVONtechnologies’ document and information management solution. It supports a large variety of file formats and stores them in a database enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI). Many document formats can be directly viewed, edited, and annotated. A powerful search language finds documents in an instant, smart groups keep them always at hand.

 

Sophisticated organization tools, AI-based techniques that handle even the largest collections, and numerous integration options make DEVONthink the work environment of choice for researchers, lawyers, and educators. Smart rules, flexible reminders, and deep AppleScript support allow automating even complex repeating tasks. And with its fast, reliable, and secure synchronization users keep their data available on all their Macs.

 

DEVONthink To Go for iPad and iPhone completes the DEVONthink ecosystem.

* Keep your data together in one place
* Scan your paper, archive your email
* Let artificial intelligence help you organize your data
* Automate tasks with smart rules and reminders
* Sync your data to all your devices, fast and secure
* Share your data with anyone, whether they use Mac or PC

 

New in DEVONthink 3.0:
The long-awaited third DEVONthink generation debuts, quite literally, hundreds of new features and improvements.

 

As the most obvious change, DEVONthink 3.0 brings a completely overhauled user interface including support for macOS Mojave’s dark mode. It follows a modern single-window design that integrates many elements that used to appear in separate windows.

 

An extended sidebar gives access to databases, favorites, smart groups, smart rules, and filters as well as to a new reading list, import options, and more. Inspectors present metadata about documents and groups, offer AI assistance, and let the user set reminders or search within the document.

 

Capturing text, audio, and voice notes, screenshots, or web clippings becomes much easier with the redesigned Sorter. It also allows finding groups in all open databases for adding files or data from other apps via drag-and-drop. The Sorter is available as a menu bar extension or a tab docked to the side of the screen.

 

More subtle are the numerous changes to the search engine which now better supports Asian languages, indexes also PDF and RTF attachments, and highlights search hits more precisely. Its enhanced search language allows prefixes for mouse-less specific searching, and filters quickly focus the displayed items on tags, dates, marks, or geolocation.

 

For the office environment DEVONthink 3 brings a new 64-bit optimized OCR engine that supports multiple CPU cores, Asian languages, barcode detection, and multiple output formats. It’s now possible to add custom imprints to images and PDFs including placeholder text and Bates numbering.

 

The rewritten web interface gives coworkers or clients access to the document databases even when they’re not using a Mac. User accounts and per-database permissions give fine-grained control over what web visitors see and can do. TLS support makes sure all connections are encrypted.

 

Other improvements include geolocation metadata, ratings, and custom, typed metadata that can be added to all documents and that is, of course, searchable. When importing documents metadata can be converted to tags, and images can be automatically tagged using machine learning.

 

Markdown and HTML documents can be edited side-by-side with a rendered preview, sheets with tabular data support specific data types and have a form view. Formatting and editing bars keep frequently used tools at hand and adding cross-references has become more versatile with improved WikiLinking and support for the square bracked syntax. DEVONthink 3 now also supports EPUB ebooks and, useful for research, collects highlighted search hits and metadata into summary documents.

 

Last but not least, DEVONthink 3 massively extends its automation options. Smart rules perform actions based on events and search queries, where events can be anything from a scheduled time to the arrival of a newly imported document. Users can also attach one-time or repeating reminders to any document. They support several alarm options including running scripts. Placeholders insert dynamic data in templates, imprints, or smart rules without requiring any programming skills.

 

Of course, DEVONthink 3 brings a large number of under-the-hood enhancements. To name just a few: better file system integration for indexed files, better background processing, e.g. for email archiving, indexing, or generating thumbnails, and an improved overall performance.

 

Availability and Pricing:
DEVONthink 3 is available in three editions for different needs and budgets: regular, Pro, and Server. DEVONthink 3 can be downloaded for free from the DEVONtechnologies website. The public beta does not require a valid license key but to use email archiving and text recognition beyond the trial limits it needs to be properly licensed. After the public beta phase DEVONthink 3 will require a license key for one of the three available editions which can be purchased starting today:

* DEVONthink 3: US $99
* DEVONthink Pro 3: US $199
* DEVONthink Server 3: US $499

DEVONthink 3 is currently not available in the App Store but will become so after the public beta phase. The former DEVONthink Personal and DEVONnote editions have been retired.

 

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