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Recosoft releases PDF2ID 2020

Recosoft Corporation has shipped PDF2ID 2020, the latest version of the PDF-to-InDesign converter plug-in for Adobe InDesign(R) 2020. PDF2ID 2020 supports Adobe InDesign 2020 in addition to supporting InDesign CC through CC 2019 for the macOS and Windows platforms. Additionally, PDF2ID 2020 automatically recognizes Bullets and Numbering creating the associated property in InDesign. Finally, PDF2ID 2020 adds enhanced Page Layout property controls including support for Vertical folds and Facing pages.



“Over the past few years we directly spoke to our customers in ascertaining which features they wanted to see in PDF2ID; we were able to deliver the majority of these with PDF2ID 2020 while adding support for Adobe InDesign 2020” explained Paramjit Chadha, MD, Recosoft Corporation


New Features:

  • Support for InDesign 2020 – PDF2ID 2020 now supports and integrates with InDesign 2020. InDesign CC through CC 2019 are supported as well.
  • Page Layout Property – PDF2ID 2020 allows specifying the page layout orientation allowing greater control over the standard page orientations recognized. Vertical Fold and Facing Page types can now be specified for a specific range of pages.
  • Bullets and Numbering recognition – PDF2ID 2020 recognizes and processes Bullets and Numbering; applying the specific paragraph property, related text and creating the associated stylesheet.
  • Convert Complex vector graphics to externally linked vector files – PDF2ID 2020 includes a new option that collects a set of complex vector graphics objects into externally linked vector graphics files.
  • Support for latest macOS APIs and technologies – PDF2ID 2020 fully supports macOS 10.15, including the elevated security enhancements and requirements. Additionally, the entire file management mechanism has been replaced with modern macOS filing API’s.
  • Layout processing enhancements – Layout processing enhancements have been made across the product including enhanced table generation, paragraph recognition, graphics processing and text frame generation.


PDF2ID 2020 is available immediately in the following configurations from the Recosoft web store (per license):
* PDF2ID Standard 2020 US $199.00
* PDF2ID Professional 2020 US $299.00
* PDF2ID Standard 2020 Upgrade US $99.00
* PDF2ID Professional 2020Upgrade US $149.00

Cocoatech Updates Path Finder with Version 9.0

Cocoatech releases Path Finder 9.0, which is an update to their popular file browser for Path Finder 8 users. Path Finder allows you to view hidden files, compare, merge and synchronize folders, batch rename and batch select files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system and much more. Path Finder is one of the oldest software on the macOS market (*first released in 2001) and boasts a large and loyal userbase. The application is extremely customizable and allows you to work how you want.



Path Finder 9 brings back collapsible module shelves as requested by the community. There are four shelves, on each side of the browser window, each shelf is now fully customizable and can accommodate for arbitrary number of freely arranged and customized modules. Path Finder 9 improves compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina, fixes many potential crashes, memory and CPU consumption issues, UI and other bugs and annoyances. Overall, the application is more robust and stable, providing a solid foundation for further development and improvements. With the Path Finder 9 release, Cocoatech announces a new yearly release cycle to get new features out to users as soon as possible.


Path Finder supports Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish languages.


You can try Path Finder for free for 30 days with all the features available to you during that period. Path Finder costs $36.00 (USD) for a single user license applicable for up to 3 user-owned computers, and $18.00 (USD) when upgrading from version 7. The software is available for purchase from the Cocoatech online store or from within the application itself.

Noteboom Tutorials Rebranded Dan’s Tutorials

Noteboom Productions, Ltd. announces Noteboom Tutorials has been rebranded as Dan’s Tutorials. These tutorials are designed to give users a better understanding of how to effectively use Apple devices, and now they are hosted on an all-new site with new features members have been asking for, including reminders being sent before renewal.



“I am excited to announce Dan’s Tutorials”, said Dan Wassink, President of Noteboom Productions, Ltd. “I’ve been working on this for a while. It started as a simple host change to make it faster. That went well, so it got me thinking ‘what else could I do?’ As an example, members have been asking for reminders before subscription renewals. How could I do this? It required new tools. So I started rebuilding my site as a side project. One thing lead to another, and before I even knew it, I had a faster website with better features for my members. In addition to sending out reminders before renewals, the new site allows members to pause there subscription, they can take note with each lesson, and it offers multiple memberships. With multiple memberships, a member can buy additional memberships for family or friends.”


Dan added, “This also got me thinking about the name. When I created Noteboom Productions, I wanted to portray a larger company, even though it was just me. But that does not fit in with today’s thinking; now you want to be more personal. Well, my members already know me as Dan, not as Noteboom Productions or Noteboom Tutorials. When they send a message or initiate a chat, the reply is from me, Dan. So I registered, and started branding the new site as Dan’s Tutorials.” Dan also added, “The feedback I’ve received has been great!.”


Membership to Dan’s Tutorials is subscription-based and includes instant access to all the tutorials. Membership also includes access to new tutorials as they are released. Users can watch the tutorials on any device – Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Members can favorite tutorials they are taking, making them easier to go back to. Also, the site tracks a user’s progress by tracking individual lessons as they are viewed. New with Dan’s Tutorials, members can now take notes with each lesson.


Tutorials on Dan’s Tutorials include:

  • Tutor for Mac
  • Tutor for iPhone
  • Tutor for iPad
  • Tutor for Apple Watch
  • Tutor for Apple TV
  • Tutor for Books
  • Tutor for Calendar
  • Tutor for Contacts
  • Tutor for Files
  • Tutor for Image Capture
  • Tutor for iMovie
  • Tutor for iTunes
  • Tutor for Keynote
  • Tutor for Mail
  • Tutor for Notes
  • Tutor for Numbers
  • Tutor for Pages
  • Tutor for Photos
  • Tutor for Preview
  • Tutor for Reminders
  • Tutor for Safari
  • Tutor for Tap Forms 5


Membership is subscription based and includes instant access to all the tutorials. Various plans are available including multiple membership plans. Membership also includes 14-day free trial.


Package Central Update for Adobe InDesign Supports Creative Cloud 2020

Zevrix Solutions updates Package Central 1.11.9, its document packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from hot folders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the document collection process.



Package Central is now compatible with the recently released InDesign 2020 featured as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The update is offered free of charge to Package Central users. The same version of Package Central can be used with any release of InDesign from CS5 and later.


Package Central solves the problem of centralized packaging and archiving of InDesign projects in a workgroup environment while serving unlimited users on a network. The software lets production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The app then automatically collects InDesign files along with their fonts and links into the destination folder specified in the hot folder settings.


Key features and benefits:

  • Automatically collect InDesign files from hot folders
  • Update modified links automatically
  • Create PDF and IDML files on the fly
  • Automatic email notifications of process stages and errors
  • Serves unlimited users on a network
  • Compose variable folder names
  • Detailed processing history


Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 from Zevrix website. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for registered users. Package Central requires macOS 10.8-10.15 and Adobe InDesign CS5-2020.

Electronic Team New Streaming and Mirroring Software for Mac

Electronic Team Inc. introduces JustStream 1.0, an application for easy streaming of video and audio files from a Mac and mirroring of a Mac display on TV screens. Chromecast, Apple TV, smart TV, and other DLNA-certified devices are supported by JustStream.



Streaming with JustStream from a Mac to a large TV screen is very intuitive and easy to do as long as the devices are on the same network. Virtually any file format is supported by the app including the popular AVI, FLV, MKV, 3GP, MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, MP3, WAV. For those cases when a video format is not supported by a receiving device, JustStream offers transcoding feature that allows converting unsupported formats to supported ones on the go without interrupting the streaming process.


Mirroring of Mac display is another big part of JustStream’s functionality. One can mirror videos, presentations, audio and even software apps to large TV screens with both video and audio included in the mirrored output. JustStream supports smart TV, Chromecast and Apple TV protocols.


JustStream is offered as a free version with 40 minutes of uninterrupted streaming and mirroring. JustStream PRO is available for $19.95 and includes unlimited streaming and mirroring as well as free lifetime upgrades. For unlimited streaming and mirroring with the App Store version one needs to purchase annual subscription for $9.99 (USD).

CodeSearch Developer Search App Available in Mac App Store

Bit Lasso introduces CodeSearch 1.0, their new developer-centric search tool for macOS. CodeSearch allows developers to search across multiple lines in their source code and view the search results by filesystem hierarchy. Users can see the matching lines from the files and visually get a sense of how to narrow their search.



Users can view their search results in a tree structure, enabling them to quickly navigate the tree to narrow in on the search results they want. Searches can be conducted for partial matches of multiple tokens, for example, search for “menu” and “color” and get all the colorMenu, menuColor, MenusAndColors, and other inclusive results.


“Developers often need to search their code, so I have to ask this, why are all the existing search tools so unsuitable for programmers? How vaguely can you search with your existing tools?” says Bit Lasso founder Mitch Haile. “Quick, show me the function that involves ‘colors’ and ‘files’! Should you search for ‘menuItems’ or ‘theItems’? Who knows? CodeSearch allows developers to avoid that hassle.”


Features Include:

  • The ability to search across multiple lines in source code
  • All search results are displayed via filesystem hierarchy
  • Searches can be conducted for partial matches of multiple search tokens
  • View searches in a tree structure, enabling quick navigation
  • Define workspaces and switch between them with a handy key combination
  • Quickly include or exclude search results by numerous factors


CodeSearch searches entire files for the search terms developers search for, regardless of whether the search terms are all found on the same line. Searches can be narrowed with file: and folder: predicates, such as file:swift or folder:grfx.


By allowing developers to search across multiple lines of their source code and displaying the search results by filesystem hierarchy, they can see the matching lines from the file and visually get a sense of how to narrow their search. Users can view the results visually, close folders that they don’t need, and get a visual feel for where their matches are within the context of the source tree.


Users can define workspaces that correspond to any folder or Git repository that they currently have checked out on their machine, and switch between them with CMD-1,2,3, etc. Developers can also quickly include or exclude results by file extension, narrow in on a specific term, and more.


“CodeSearch is just the latest in a long series of utilities Bit Lasso has developed to make developers’ lives easier” continues Mitch. “By using CodeSearch, devs can easily find their desired target code by searching across an entire workspace, making it easier to quickly find the bits of code they need.”


CodeSearch 1.0 is only $9.99 and is available exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Developer Tools category.

Executive Leather Laptop Briefcase for New MacBook Pro 16

WaterField Designs debuts the Executive Leather Laptop Briefcase, a premium work bag reminiscent of an old-world briefcase handed down through generations but with modern functionality for the high-tech era. Each Executive Leather Laptop Briefcase is crafted from a single full-grain leather American Bison or cow hide for a consistent tone within each unique bag. With a padded laptop compartment designed to hold Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro, a padded iPad compartment, efficient pockets, and three carry options, the Executive Leather Laptop Briefcase ushers old-world artisanship into the digital age.



“We were drawn to the America Bison leather’s variable pebbled grain and stunning luster. As an American manufacturer, we appreciate that it’s a historic American leather sourced only in North America,” said company owner Gary Waterfield. “The bag’s simple silhouette showcases this durable leather’s head-turning beauty, while its modern details and functionality make it a fitting bag for contemporary professionals.”


The American-Made Executive Leather Laptop Briefcase is a durable handcrafted bag, built to last. Thick, supple leather gives the bag structure. A clean aesthetic highlights its premium materials. Unique hardware, thoughtful design details, and tech-friendly features make this laptop briefcase a statement piece that will withstand the test of time.


Three carry options keep users comfortable and looking sharp whether rushing to board meetings, commuting, or dashing through airports. Dual leather handles attach to rivet-secured triangular hardware that adds a touch of the geometric modernist art aesthetic. These handles swivel fully outward granting unobstructed access to the main compartment and pockets. A comfortable removable shoulder strap includes a detachable sliding leather pad that keeps the strap in place. A wheeled suitcase pass through makes navigating airports a breeze.


Features at a glance:

  • Protective 16-inch MBP and iPad compartments padded with soft foam and lined with cashmere-like cushioning
  • Two open-topped pockets for cords and chargers
  • Three pen slots
  • Key fob for easy retrieval
  • Gold lining for identifying contents quickly and easily
  • Water-resistant zippers
  • External quick-access pocket for iPhone, Air Pods, tickets
  • Three carry options: leather handles, a removable shoulder strap with leather removable shoulder pad, and a wheeled suitcase passthrough


For the new Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro, WaterField offers custom-fit MacBook Pro Sleeves including the SleeveCase, Suede Jacket Sleeve, Dash Sleeve, Maxwell Sleeve, Vero Leather Laptop Sleeve, and Outback Solo.


* 16 x 11.25 x 4 inches. Black 2.5 lbs. Brown 2.8 lbs.
* Padded laptop compartment fits up to an Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro
* Padded tablet compartment fits up a 12.9-inch iPad Pro or similar tablet


Colors and Materials:
Black full-grain American Bison leather or full-grain chocolate cowhide. All-metal hardware. Nylon shoulder strap with matching full-grain leather removable shoulder pad. Water-resistant zippers.

Executive Leather Laptop Briefcase is priced at $449.(USD). Pre-order now. Shipping begins December 6, 2019.


Remote Control for Mac for iOS and watchOS

Evgeny Cherpak announces immediate availability of Remote Control for Mac, updated for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch devices. Control your Mac with multimedia controls, keyboard, mouse, app and system actions and AirPlay controls. Take full control of your Mac from anywhere in your home or office.



Tired of sitting on the couch, having to handle keyboard and mouse on your lap to control your media center Mac? Use Remote Control on your iPhone as a trackpad and keyboard to comfortably browse on the big screen TV. Using AirPlay Mirroring and an Apple TV, your Mac could be located anywhere in your home. Simply select your Apple TV from the list of available AirPlay devices and control your Mac from the comfort of your couch or bed.


You can even start any app on your Mac, send your Mac to sleep, wake it up and perform many more useful actions to control your Mac remotely. All you need to do is download the Mac Helper application and connect your Mac and iOS device to the same WiFi. Remote Control will guide you through the simple setup process.



  • Control volume, playback and Airplay mirroring of your Mac
  • Use your iOS device as a Mac trackpad and keyboard
  • Launch and quit Apps on your Mac comfortably from your iOS device
  • Control any app on your Mac using its menu
  • Restart or shut down your Mac, change display brightness and many more useful actions
  • Enjoy the ease of use in a slick user interface you will love
  • Use the Personal Hotspot of your iOS device to control your Mac when you don’t have access to other networks
  • 3 steps, under 30 seconds super easy setup


Remote Control for Mac [Pro] is $9.99 through the App Store in the Productivity category.