Posts tagged ‘OS X’

MacX MediaTrans: The iOS Content Management Solution for Mac OS X

MacXDVD has officially released MacX MediaTrans, the company’s revolutionary new iPad/iPhone content management solution for Mac OS X.

Photos, videos and music are usually to blame for iPhone storage woes, and managing these media files has always remained challenging for many. Now you can get media files under control. MacXDVD has developed a solution that integrates with up-to-the-minute photo backup, music manager, video transfer and USB drive on demand, thus freeing up an iDevice’s space.

Using MacX MediaTrans, users can:

* Manage music – Create, delete and edit playlist at will; go way beyond what iTunes offer – export music from iPhone iPod to Mac, and reversely, with tracks, artists and genres all under control.

* Transfer video back and forth – Support two-way transfer between iOS (10) devices and Mac; free to put all 4k videos, movies, or MKV HD recordings, right into iPhone 6S or iPad Pro with no format issue; auto rotate sideways video to make it right away up.

* Backup photo – Transfer pictures, live photos or even entire library from iPhone iPad to Mac  (macOS Sierra) in batch in bullet-fast speed.

* Use iPhone as a USB Flash – Use iPhone as a USB flash drive in a way more secure to clone all types of items, from Word to PDF, Excel, DMG, EXE, Apps, etc.


MacX MediaTrans is priced at $29.95 for 1 Mac with one year free upgrade. The iPhone/iPad manager for Mac comes with a lifetime-licensed edition and a family-licensed version, which charge $35.95 with 2 Macs usability and $65.95 applicable to 6 Macs, respectively, yet without any functional or licensing limitations.

Hide and View Hidden Files on Your Mac with Funter

Nektony has released Funter 2.0, their free tool designed specifically to hide and view hidden files and folders on Mac computers. Funter allows anyone to switch a file or folder’s visibility in two clicks, making them hidden or visible. Mac users can easily find, move and delete any file, including system and browser caches, and so much more.


All you need to find hidden files is just type a name of the file in the finder field. Funter allows to choose a folder for search, show all/hidden/unhidden files, forward to file location in Finder, preview files from Funter, copy, move or delete files using appropriate buttons. Funter makes it able to switch files visibility in one click. It integrates to Finder, and adds own command to context menu.

* Search hidden files in hidden folders, system folders, bundles and packages
* Switch hidden files visibility in 2 clicks
* Make your files hidden when needed
* Operate hidden files


Funter is Free to download and available worldwide through the Nektony website.

Musicality for Mac Now Offers Amazon Music and YouTube

Industrious One today announces the release of Musicality for Mac. Musicality breaks your music out of the browser, bringing desktop conveniences like keyboard shortcuts, powerful AirPlay streaming, and more to over a dozen of the world’s most popular music services.

Easily Play, pause, skip and rate songs on any supported music service. Today’s release brings the total number of supported music services to 15, adding Amazon Music and YouTube to its growing list of supported music services.

Key Features:
* Built-in Controls: Play, pause, skip and rate songs on any supported music service using the Apple keyboard media keys, custom keyboard shortcuts, or Musicality’s convenient menu bar icon.

* AirPlay Streaming: Musicality can stream the audio from *any* website to AirPlay-compatible devices including AirPort Express, Apple TV, and third-party speakers and receivers. Unlike other players, Musicality can stream to multiple AirPlay devices, and play from the computer speakers, at the same time and perfectly in sync, allowing for complex multi-room setups.

* Remote Control: Musicality Remote, available for free from the iTunes App Store, connects to Musicality for Mac to control your music from an iPhone or iPad. Musicality Remote displays the currently playing song and provides controls to play, pause, skip, and rate your music, turn AirPlay speakers on and off, and adjust volumes.

* Background playback: Unlike a regular web browser, Musicality will keep playing in the background when its window is closed. Use a keyboard shortcut or click of the menu bar icon to bring it back.

* Notifications: Musicality works with Notification Center or Growl to show the currently playing song.


Supported Services:

* Pandora
* Spotify
* Amazon Music
* Google Play Music
* YouTube
* 8tracks
* Deezer
* SoundCloud
* Slacker Radio
* TuneIn Radio
* Jango
* MixCloud
* Rhapsody
* Seeburg 1000


Musicality is available now for $11. It requires Mac OS X 10.10 or newer and an internet connection, and may be downloaded as a free 10-day trial from the Musicality website. The trial is full-featured and unlocks in-place when purchased. Musicality Remote is available for free from the iTunes App Store.

Maintain Releases Cocktail 9.3.2 (El Capitan Edition)

Maintain has released Cocktail 9.3.2 (El Capitan Edition). Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X that lets users clean, repair and optimize their Macs. The new version adds the ability to disable volume and brightness control screen overlays and addresses previous issues with System Integrity Protection. It also adds support for upcoming OS X 10.11.6 and adds compatibility with the latest versions of supported web browsers.

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for OS X 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.

What’s New:
* Added ability to disable volume and brightness control screen overlays (System – Misc)
* Added compatibility with the latest versions of supported web browsers
* Addresses some issues with System Integrity Protection
* Resolves an issue in which the uninstaller may fail to reset Dock settings to their default values
* Improvements on the “Clear CrashReporter logs” procedure
* Added OS X 10.11.6 compatibility
* Overall performance improvements
* Updated Help files


Cocktail is $19.00 for a single user license and is available for purchase from the Maintain website. A trial version is available for download.

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.

SuperTab 2.1 for Mac Now Available at 50% Regular Price

SpriTec Software has released SuperTab 2.1, an update to its task switching utility application for OS X. SuperTab greatly enhances and extends the Mac’s built-in Command-Tab Application Switcher. Version 2.1 introduces with three new features that focus on folders. SuperTab 2.1 is available at a special 50%-off sale good now through August 15, 2016.



SuperTab builds upon the Mac’s built-in Command-Tab App Switcher to provide users with instant access to much more than just their Active Apps.

SuperTab extends the Mac’s App Switcher to let users quickly access their:

* Active Apps
* Recent Apps
* Recent Documents
* Dock Contents
* Dropbox Contents
* Folder Contents
* Application Windows
* Any Files, Folders or Apps
* Clipboard History
* Web Site Bookmarks
* Screen Shots
* Multiple Clipboards
* Saved Spotlight Searches
* Display Configurations
* Tagged Items
* Finder Sidebar Items


Version 2.1 brings the following new features:

* Clutter Free Folders:
For users whose Desktop is cluttered with icons or whose Downloads Folder is a confusing mess, SuperTab 2.1 now offers a new and powerful “Clutter Free Folders” feature. Clutter Free Folders will automatically keep the Desktop, Downloads – or any folder – free of clutter by automatically moving unimportant files into a “Safe Keeping” folder yet still keeping important files in place.


* Trash Folder Support:
SuperTab 2.1 now lets users add the Trash folder directly to SuperTab. The Trash in SuperTab acts just like the System Trash:  It shows as full or empty. Users can open it, empty it, and drag files and folders from the Finder to it. Users can also access the individual items in the Trash directly from within SuperTab, set a Hot Key to open the System Trash and even configure SuperTab to automatically delete items in the Trash after they’ve been in there for a user-specified time.

* Enhanced Folder Contents Access:
SuperTab has always enabled users to quickly access the contents of any Folder simply by right-clicking on the Folder in SuperTab. With SuperTab 2.1, however, users now have more control and flexibility than ever. SuperTab 2.1 now provides immediate access to users’ Recently Accessed Items and Recently Moved Items (moved by Clutter Free Folders).


SuperTab 2.1 is free to download and install, and is fully-functional for 30 days. After 30 days, it remains fully-functional but will occasionally ask users to register. Users can take advantage of a special 50%-off sale price of only $10, which is good now through August 15, 2016. SuperTab 2.1 is a free upgrade for SuperTab 2.0 users. Users of earlier 1.x versions of SuperTab can upgrade to 2.1 for $2.99 (USD).

Red Giant Universe 2.0 Offers New and Updated Plugins

Red Giant has released Red Giant Universe 2.0, an update to their GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. The update includes four new and 29 updated plugins for use in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, HitFilm and Sony Vegas, plus a brand new user experience that makes it easy to preview and apply effects.


And for the first time ever, the Red Giant Universe is coming to the Volume Licensing Program, making it easier than ever for large organizations to take advantage of the massive collection of Red Giant Universe plugins.

What’s new in Red Giant Universe 2.0:

* HUD Components: Instantly create Heads-Up Display elements for use in motion graphics; this tool is packed with tons of presets, element shapes and behaviors for creating a variety of HUD effects.

* Line: Easily generate a line between two points to simulate flight paths, travel indicators on a map, and a variety of additional motion graphics; draw it as a curving bezier path or a straight line, change the color and style of the line, as well as the start and end points and how they animate over time.

* Logo Motion: Instantly make logos and text more interesting and dynamic by animating imagery on and off the screen with a hinge style swing, slide on, or a slightly eased in and out “pop.”

* Color Stripe: Create a transition that uses layered blocks of color wiping across the screen to reveal a second layer.


Existing Universe customers can download the latest version of Red Giant Link and update to Universe 2.0 in Link’s Universe panel. Link can also be updated within the app, by using the “Check for Updates Now” menu item.


New Red Giant Universe customers can purchase a subscription or download a free trial via the Universe product page. To learn more about Red Giant products, please visit the product page on the Red Giant website.

Package Central 1.9.7 for Adobe InDesign Update Improves App’s Email Reliability

Zevrix Solutions has released Package Central 1.9.7, a maintenance update to its document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. The new version addresses an issue which could prevent email and metadata settings from being saved in workflow presets.


Package Central processes InDesign files from monitored hot folders and offers users the advantage of customizable workflows, variable folder names, email notifications, automatic error handling, preflighting and other time saving features for any workgroup environment.

Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit InDesign files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The software automatically collects the documents along with their fonts and links, freeing user’s time for important tasks such as design and layout. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process. Package Central performs all its tasks automatically on a dedicated workstation and can run absolutely unattended.

Features and benefits include:

* Collect InDesign files from watched hot folders
* Create hot folders for various packaging settings
* Create PDF and IDML files on the fly
* Automatic email notifications on process stages and errors
* Variable package folder names
* Update modified links automatically
* Detailed processing logs
* Maintain a single set of settings for entire workgroup