Posts tagged ‘OSX’

Use App Tamer 2.3 for macOS to Detect and Control Apps That Consume Too Much CPU

St. Clair Software is happy to announce the availability of a free update to its App Tamer utility for macOS. App Tamer 2.3 features an updated user interface and a new feature that detects CPU-hogging applications. If an application or macOS system process suddenly starts using large amounts of CPU time, App Tamer pops up a warning, letting you decide whether App Tamer should slow it down or let it continue. It catches problem apps before they prematurely run down your MacBook’s battery!


The changes in version 2.3 include:
* New “Detection” feature that alerts you when an application or background process starts consuming excessive CPU time
* Updated user interface that’s consistent with the look of El Capitan and Sierra
* App Tamer will no longer stop iTunes when iTunes is ripping a CD
* All Spotlight indexing processes (and their aggregate CPU usage) are now conveniently displayed as a single task
* A number of bugs and crashes have been fixed


More about App Tamer:
Some Mac applications, especially web browsers, continue running tasks or animations even when they’re supposed to be idle in the background. This can consume valuable processing power, reducing battery life and producing heat that increases fan noise. App Tamer’s unique AutoStop capability automatically slows down or pauses these applications when you switch away from them, and then restarts them when you click back to them. This frees your CPU and reduces power consumption.


App Tamer comes pre-configured to automatically manage Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Spotlight, Time Machine, Word and many other apps when they’re in the background. And customizing it for other applications is just a mouse click away.


App Tamer will operate on any Macintosh running macOS 10.8 or higher, and is free to try for 15 days. A license to continue using it after the trial period is $14.95 (USD). This 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).

ArtOptimizer for Adobe Illustrator Now Available on InkyDeals

Zevrix Solutions has announced that ArtOptimizer for Adobe Illustrator is now available on InkyDeals, a discount website for designers and creative professionals, as part of its Ultimate Mac Bundle. The bundle offers users the chance to grab 11 Mac apps at a low price of $39.


ArtOptimizer for Adobe Illustrator Now Available on InkyDeals

ArtOptimizer is a workflow automation solution that reduces the size of Illustrator links and performs essential image adjustments. The app lets users save gigabytes of disk space, speed up file output and cut costs through faster processing.

The InkyDeals website offers designers, programmers and creative professionals best deals and design bundles, at exclusive prices. Their new software bundle offers 11 premium Mac apps at a low price of $39 thus lettings users save over $500. In addition to ArtOptimizer the bundle includes FilePane,  Chrono Plus,  VideoGet and other productivity tools for Mac OS X.


With ArtOptimizer, users can:
* Scale images in Photoshop to match their dimensions in Illustrator
* Change their resolution to 300 dpi
* Convert all RGB images to CMYK
* Merge layers or delete hidden ones
* Run a Photoshop Action on each image


ArtOptimizer can be purchased on InkyDeals as part of the Ultimate Mac Bundle at $39 (full price $119.95). A trial is also available for download.

MailButler Now Offers Emojis for Apple Mail

Feingeist Software GmbH has released a new update to MailButler, its add-on for Apple Mail. MailButler is a virtual personal assistant for Apple Mail. With its various functions, it simplifies, optimizes and streamlines while working with emails.

This latest version of MailButler now allows users to include emojis into their emails. The emoji button has been added right into the utility bar in the email window, allowing for one-click insertion.

The new option comes in handy for everyone who can’t find the right words to express himself in his messages, or just wants to ad some emotions to the text. MailButler offers a great number of images, which express different feelings and gestures, but also show objects, such as food and drinks.

In addition to the new emoji feature, MailButler offers:

  • Email Tracking: allows you to know if the recipient has actually opened your email
  • Email Scheduling: lets you schedule your emails to be sent at a specific date and time in the future
  • Emails To Notes: allows you to easily convert your emails into notes
  • Upload to Cloud: allows you to effortlessly send attachments independent of their size

MailButler is available at the Feingeist Software website. (DOWNLOAD)

MCE Reduces Prices on PCIe-Based Flash Storage Drives for MacBook Pro/Air

MCE Technologies has announced price cuts on its lineup of PCIe-based Flash Upgrades for the MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Air.

The MCE 1TB PCIe-based Flash upgrade for MacBook Pro (2015 models) and (Late 2013 – Mid 2014 models) is now $799.00 and $779.00, respectively. The 512GB upgrade for MacBook Pro/MacBook Air (2015 models) and (Mid 2013 – Mid 2014 models) is now $499.00 and $479.00, respectively. The 256GB PCIe-based Flash Drive upgrade for all models is priced at $299.00.

“The response to our PCIe-based Flash Drive Upgrades for these previously non-upgradeable machines has been phenomenal ever since their release in June of last year”, stated Arnold Ramirez, president of MCE Technologies. “We’re pleased to be able to round out our lineup with more capacities as well as reduced pricing”, he stated.

All MCE PCIe-based Flash Storage drives feature native Mac OS Trim support, Boot Camp support, as well as S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) support to ensure longevity and they carry a one year warranty.

For more information, and for pricing, visit the MCE Technologies website.

UnDistracted 1.0 for Mac OS X Prevents Distractions While Working

Note-Ify Apps has released UnDistracted 1.0 for Mac OS X, their new app which aims to help solve the problem of distractions and procrastination when working at the computer. The app highlights the current work area, while shading the rest of the desktop, allowing users to immerse themselves in the task at hand.

While unDistracted highlights the active application window and shades all other windows, it also hides Desktop icons, Dock and Menu, enables the “Do Not Disturb” mode on Skype, and in the whole Macsystem.

“There are too many distractions and factors in the modern world, which interfere with concentration on things which are really important! The main problem which the application UnDistracted solves – is the struggle with distraction. With a keystroke only UnDisctracted allows to turn off notifications, to make the brightness on the screen lower, to block notifications from websites and instat messengers and social networks which distract, to switch the “Focus mode” and you can as effectively as possible perform your activities, either text or letter writing, watching films, reading, etc.”


  • Automatically shades and hides the windows of non-active applications, allows you to completely immerse in work
  • Automatically hides the Dock and Menu bar for nothing could distract and you can make the menu and dock dark, quickly hide them and you can do all this with one click only and/or when enabling the “Focus mode”
  • Enables “Do not Disturb” mode and disables notifications
  • Sets the status “Do Not Disturb” in Skype and Adium
  • Executes an action when starting the “Focus mode” and while deactivating

UnDistracted 1.0 is $12.00, and is available worldwide for download from Note-Ify Apps online. A free trial version of UnDistracted is available for download online.

CS Odessa Releases a New Scrum Workflow Solution for ConceptDraw PRO v10

CS Odessa has released a new Scrum Workflow solution in ConceptDraw Solution Park, which makes it easy for anyone to build a professional Scrum diagram such as a Release burn-down chart, Release velocity chart, Sprint burn-down chart, or a Team velocity chart.

The Scrum methodology breaks down the steps needed to reach any final goal by breaking it up into short Sprints of 1 to 4 weeks. This allows a skilled collaborative workforce to achieve high levels of productivity, and offering the ability to react to changes as needed..

The Scrum Workflow Solution is priced at $25. ConceptDraw Office retails for $499 and can be purchased directly from CS Odessa or their resellers.

Get a 50% Off Discount on LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign at BitsDuJour

For one day only, LinkOptimizer, the popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign by Zevrix Solutions, is available for 50% off. Discount website BitsDuJour is offering the huge discount for one day only, March 8. The app helps reduce InDesign link size, eliminate excess image data, convert image colors, formats and more, resulting in savings of gigabytes of disk space, reduced production time, and more. Read more