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Tropical Software releases TopXNotes 1.8.3

Atlantic Beach, Florida – Tropical Software today is proud to announce that TopXNotes for Mac, an app that allows you to create a note by typing, dragging, or importing, has been updated to version 1.8.3. The upgrade provides performance enhancements, a few new features, and bug fixes. You can now “Email Current Note” (or part of a note). The default toolbar icon set has been completely re-arranged.


According to Tropical Software President, James Lee:
“We have worked hard on these last releases to polish the user interface and add new controls to “Email a Note” and “Search”. Plus we made it easier to find encrypted/passworded notes that are now badged using a little lock icon. With these plus other enhancements, upgrades, and fixes we think TopXNotes will be even more useful to get you organized on Mac.”


With TopXNotes you drag and drop to create notes from any other text application or drag to import text and/or RTF documents. You can also cut and paste from other applications. Once the information is created, TopXNotes’ category system can be used to create categories that meet your needs or file them in folder-like groups. For example, you can have one for home, one for office, and one for school.


The app allows you to build your own categories (with names, icons and colors). The NoteOrganizer feature lets you filter your notes by name, note page number, date created, date modified or category.


TopXNotes’ MultiView feature allows you to view more than one note at once in adjacent views. While you work, TopXNotes’ sliding Text toolbar automatically hovers right above where you are typing.


Once you have your notes organized, you can prioritize them with TopXNotes’ QuickNotes feature, and then use password protection to protect them from prying eyes. Finally, you can use TopXNotes for Mac and its mobile partner, TopXNotes iOS (for iPhone, iPad and iPod) to take your notes with you.


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.


TopXNotes – Your Personal Information Organizer:
Use TopXNotes advanced drag and drop to create notes from any other text application, or to drag to import text and/or RTF documents. On the other hand, cut and paste from other applications. Once the information is created, use TopXNotes’ category system to create categories that meet your needs, or file in folder-like groups. Have one for home, one for office, and one for school, or a car project, or recipes, or anything at all.


TopXNotes – Your Personal Information Organizer:
As a Mac user, the Mac’s desktop Finder is familiar to you, so you will find our NoteOrganizer highly intuitive. To improve that experience, we have moved beyond the Finder to allow you to build your own Categories (with names, icons and colors) to customize the experience for your needs. You will use the TopXNotes NoteOrganizer to organize your notes and quickly find things. TopXNotes NoteOrganizer lets you filter your notes by name, note page number, date created, date modified or category. You can also rapidly reverse sort or instantly switch between multiple NoteOrganizer display layouts.


TopXNotes – MultiView Convenience:
Use TopXNotes’ unique MultiView feature to view more than one note at once in adjacent views. Think of it like opening a book to multiple pages at a time.


TopXNotes – MultiView Editing:
Using MultiView speeds up note editing by simplifying comparing notes, rearranging information from one note to another, combining notes, separating a long note into 2 or more notes, and other tasks. While you work, TopXNotes sliding Text toolbar automatically hovers right above where you are typing.


TopXNotes – MultiViewing:
In addition to helping edit your notes, TopXNotes MultiView allows you to show multiple notes on a theme at once. For instance, you might have a shopping list, budget and websites in adjacent notes for shopping. Alternatively, you might organize your day by having a list of calls, a list of errands, a project outline, and today’s To-Do list side by side by side by side. There is no end to the combinations you will find useful.


TopXNotes – QuickNotes at your fingertips:
Once you have your notes organized, prioritize them with TopXNotes QuickNotes feature. Just click to check the QuickNotes category for your most critical information. Now you will be able to instantly access that note from the QuickNotes menu. Whether you have many windows open or the TopXNotes main window minimized, your QuickNotes are always instantly accessible from the desktop or from the TopXNotes Dock menu for your convenience.


TopXNotes – Security:
Once you have your notes organized be sure to use our password protection to encrypt those notes with sensitive information, or you can set a password to shield all your notes from prying eyes. In this fashion, you have easy access to all your information, including the sensitive items.


TopXNotes Sync – Notes “On the Go”:
Use TopXNotes Mac and its mobile partner, TopXNotes touch (for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) to take those notes with you that you want while you are away including shopping lists, to-do lists, directions, or anything you want.


TopXNotes – Reviews:
TopXNotes was awarded 4 out of 5 mice by Macworld magazine in their “Summer of Mac Gems” series of reviews, by Macworld Australia, and recently by Macworld UK. TopXNotes was rated “9 of 10” by Macsimum News (now part of MacTech), and highly rated by the Macintosh Guild, Macworld, Macworld UK and Mac360. Dennis Sellers recently rated it 10 of 10 for Apple Daily Report. TopXNotes has been critically reviewed with high marks on many occasions and you can find links to all the reviews on our website.


TopXNotes – Macworld Review:
Macworld praised the TopXNotes “clean, single window interface that puts controls for highlighting and marking up your text right at your fingertips,” as well as for its “killer” QuickNotes feature.


TopXNotes – Mac User Group Review:
Sue Beal, president of the Upper Keys (Florida) Macintosh Users Group calls TopXNotes “Inexpensive, unobtrusive, and just plain handy.”


TopXNotes – Mac360:
Ron Mc Elfresh, of Mac360 stated: “I’m a notes freak. I have notes on everything. From to-do items to code snippets to tasks and projects to article ideas. Here’s an understated, unloved, deceptively powerful notes app worthy of some Mac love…it’s loaded with user features that set it apart from other note taking apps. TopXNotes is deceptively powerful and flexible, probably because the interface is immediately familiar.”


Release Specific Information
TopXNotes 1.8.3 has the following changes:


New Features:
* Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) Ready
* The Tropical Store version of the app now requires a minimum MacOS version of 10.6, the same as the Mac Apple Store version requires
* Added “Email Current Note” command to Notes Menu, and to the toolbar
* Encrypted notes now indicated in NoteOrganizer by a lock symbol in the note icon


Changed Features:
* Completely re-arranged default toolbar set


* Fixed crash if a note currently being searched by Find command, is deleted
* Fixed crash after quit if note was password protected or unprotected
* If “Find” or “Email Note” tools existed in current toolbar during session


Pricing and Availability:
Try Tropical’s reliable TopXNotes 1.8.3 to “get organized” today! TopXNotes 1.8.3 is available for $39.95 (USD) from the Tropical Software web site, the Apple Mac App store, Amazon, and other select Macintosh software resellers. TopXNotes 1.8.3 is a free update to customers who have already purchased version 1.5 or later. Existing customers with an older version (previous to 1.5) can upgrade to version 1.8.3 for only $19.95 from the company’s web site.


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Tropical Software makes the award-winning TopXNotes, a modern personal note manager with state of the art proprietary encryption technology for the ultimate in securing personal information. Located in Atlantic Beach, Florida, Tropical Software is owned and operated by former Apple employee James Lee, and is dedicated to improving the lives of its customers by offering easy to use productivity software for Macs and Apple touch devices including iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Copyright (C) 2016 Tropical Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Focus Matrix for Mac: The Smart Personal Organizer Based on the Eisenhower Method

XwaveSoft has released Focus Matrix 1.0, their smart task organizer app for macOS. The app’s organizational system is based on the “Eisenhower Box,” a productivity strategy created by U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower.


Focus Matrix for Mac: The Smart Personal Organizer Based on the Eisenhower Method

Using the Eisenhower Box method, Focus Matrix breaks tasks into one of four groups: “Important & Urgent,” “Important & Not Urgent,” “Not Important & Urgent,” and “Not Important & Not Urgent.” The color-coded four-square matrix layout of the app offers users a quick snapshot showing which tasks need to be completed immediately, and which can be pushed back until later, or safely delegated to someone else.

Users can quickly assign an importance level to any task, and to quickly change the priority of a task when needed, via a simple drag-and-drop of the task into another part of the matrix. Tasks can also be delegated to others, via email, iMessage, reminders, or even popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


* Offers two views: Matrix and List of Sections
* Quickly move tasks between sections using drag-and-drop
* Maximize any section with a double-click to get a closer look at its content
* Assign due dates to tasks
* Set reminders, so important deadlines are never missed
* Tasks approaching their due dates are automatically move from the “Not Urgent” to the “Urgent” category
* Automatic notification when tasks are moved between categories
* Easily delegate tasks via email, messages, and reminders
* Quickly share task lists to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
* Edit multiple tasks at once
* Easily copy and paste tasks, both within Focus Matrix, and to/from other applications
* Comprehensive search and tags support
* Filter all tasks by tags and status. (Completed/Uncompleted)
* Configurable statistics and reports for completed tasks
* Password protection
* Also available for iOS devices


Pro version features:
* Synchronize all tasks across iPhone, iPad, and Mac
* Seamlessly integrate with Calendar application. (Synchronization of tasks, due and remind dates)
* Integration with Be Focused* includes synchronization of tasks and their statuses, and start a timer in Be Focused right from Focus Matrix


Focus Matrix 1.0 is free, and is available through the Mac App Store. An upgrade to the Pro version is $4.99, and is available via in-app purchase. As a special limited-time app launch offer, users can upgrade to Pro at a 30% discount, for $2.99 USD.