Posts tagged ‘Productivity’

DEVONthink To Go 2.1 Adds Interoperability, Printing, and More

DEVONtechnologies updates DEVONthink’s iOS companion, DEVONthink To Go, with new features, workflow improvements, and bug fixes. Version 2.1 makes documents stored in its databases available to third-party apps so that users can open them externally, edit them, and save changes back without cumbersome roundtrips. Documents can be printed and 1Password integration facilitates entering credentials. The update is free and recommended for all users.

DEVONthink To Go 2.1 Adds Interoperability, Printing, and More

DEVONthink To Go 2.1 makes documents stored in its databases securely available to other apps. The so-called document provider extension allows users to navigate their databases from within third-party apps and open compatible documents. Edits made externally are saved directly back to DEVONthink To Go. The fast full-text search locates documents almost instantly without even leaving the host app.

 

Many productivity apps including Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote support document providers right away. Other apps can use them through the ‘Locations’ button of the iCloud Drive picker.

 

In addition, DEVONthink To Go 2.1 adds native printing of many document formats. Integrated 1Password support saves roundtrips to the 1Password app for web pages viewed inside the app as well as for setting up WebDAV sync locations. A settings option for the PDF scroll direction – vertically or horizontally – ends the fight over the ‘right’ direction by giving users the choice.

 

Version 2.1 also improves clipping data from other apps, e.g. from Safari. The enhanced Clip to DEVONthink share extension retrieves the title and a preview image for web pages as well as the original URL for articles clipped from the News app. Web archives created with Clip to DEVONthink or inside the app are now fully indexed and searchable too.

 

Finally, searching inside of PDFs again lists page titles and page numbers, Markdown documents support referenced images, and sheets are displayed more compact. The synchronization better avoids memory peaks and more efficiently handles situations where multiple sync locations synchronize the same sync stores. The update is free for existing users and highly recommended.

 

DEVONthink To Go 2.1 requires iOS 9.1 or later and is available for $14.99 USD through the iOS App Store in the Productivity category. Some features require a one-time in-app purchase. Customers find more information about our apps on the DEVONtechnologies website. Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann also posts news, opinions, previews, and public betas in his blog Devonian Times.

ConceptDraw Office v4 now Available for Mac and PC

CS Odessa today is pleased to announce the release of ConceptDraw Office v4, the next generation of the company’s popular business-productivity suite for Mac and Windows. The newest iteration of their award-winning software provides many enhancements and improvements to the powerful suite. ConceptDraw Office v4 consists of three popular ConceptDraw products that improve productivity; manage processes and projects; and assist in the visual conveyance of information and data.

 

These three hardworking individual products can be purchased separately or together as a bundle in ConceptDraw Office. The three products are 1) ConceptDraw PRO v11 for business graphics and diagramming; 2) ConceptDraw MINDMAP v9 for brainstorming, note taking, process definition, and mind mapping; and 3) ConceptDraw PROJECT v8 for managing projects big and small.

 

ConceptDraw PRO v11 has added the capability to import/export native format Visio 2010 and Visio 2013/2016 files and stencils (no offline conversion required), user-friendly remapping of controls and panels, and improved performance;

 

ConceptDraw MINDMAP v9 now includes an improved graphical user interface, extended Hypernote capability, hi-res images, improved Microsoft Office integration, and the ability to attach files with one click;

 

ConceptDraw PROJECT v8 has improved import/export of MS Project files, extended reporting capabilities, and new Hypernote capability.

 

ConceptDraw OFFICE v4 is supported on Apple Macintosh and Windows PC computers. All ConceptDraw Office v4 products provide support for high resolution 4K displays. ConceptDraw OFFICE v4 retails for $499 USD.

 

ConceptDraw PRO v11 ($199 USD), ConceptDraw MINDMAP v9 ($199 USD), and ConceptDraw PROJECT v8 ($299 USD) are available individually or as a bundle in ConceptDraw Office v4.

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Jumsoft’s Apps Learn New Languages

Jumsoft has released new versions of their popular productivity-enhancing applications on the Mac App Store, with 8 new available languages for their user interface. Many of Jumsoft applications started receiving updates with localizations on November 30, including the popular Toolbox for Keynote, Toolbox for Pages, Toolbox for iWork, and Toolbox for MS Office applications. Jumsoft plans to update all 23 of their productivity applications with localized interfaces throughout the week.

 

Jumsoft have added 8 new user interface languages to enhance the experience for users in some of their key markets, including Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish. The complete list of applications updated with new localizations on November 30 follows:

* Toolbox for Keynote
* Toolbox for Pages
* Toolbox for iWork
* Toolbox for MS Office
* Bundle for MS Office
* Suite for Word
* Suite for Excel
* Suite for MS PowerPoint
* Infographics
* Infographics for Pages
* Layouts for Keynote

Establish Good Habits With Daily Habits for iOS and Apple Watch

XwaveSoft today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Daily Habits 1.0, their new app for iPhone, iPad, iPhone touch, and Apple Watch devices. Daily Habits assists users in creating new habits or improving existing ones, while also helping them rid themselves of harmful habits. The adaptive and easy-to-use tool allows anyone to organize their day in an effective daily routine, establishing a healthy practice, day-by-day.

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Daily Habits is enhanced for iOS 10 devices, allowing users to focus and work on their habits directly from the Today Widget or their Apple Watch. Upcoming actions can be viewed directly from the Today screen or the user’s wrist, making it easy to mark their actions as either finished or skipped. iOS Calendar integration allows upcoming actions to be easily synced with the iOS Calendar app, making it easy to organize their day into an effective routine. Upcoming actions are always available for a quick update, no matter which device a user has handy.

 

“Daily Habits acts as an essential assistant, helping you to form new habits, keep helpful habits, and rid yourself of harmful ones,” says XwaveSoft owner Denys Yevenko. “By helping you focus on what already works best for you, and by helping you develop new habits, it aids you in improving your day-to-day life. Plus, by forming support groups directly in the app with friends, family and co-workers, you also have the opportunity to share your personal progress, as well as participate in helpful chats as you move forward.”

 

Features:
* Work on habits directly from the Today Widget
* Keep in touch with Apple Watch
* Offers a built-in habits library to help create and improve habits
* Handy reminders aid in developing habits
* Easy-to-use and flexible scheduling
* Customize any habits
* Offers special settings to aid in breaking bad habits
* Easily place personal goals and estimate the range of achievements
* Track progress via accurate statistics
* Create groups to share and discuss progress
* Archive completed habits
* 3D Touch menus available on iPhone 6s and higher, for quick access

 

While Daily Habits is free to download from the App Store, users can also access extended “Pro” features in the app via a convenient in-app purchase. While the purchase price for the Pro features is usually $3.99 USD, a special, limited time launch offer lowers the price down to $1.99, making it easier than ever to “Go Pro.”

 

Pro Features Include:
* iOS Calendar Integration
* Passcode lock with Touch ID support
* Extended statistics
* Cross-sync between iOS devices

 

“Daily Habits allows users to easily focus and work on their habits no matter where they are. The app offers easy access via your iPhone’s Today Widget, as well as directly from your wrist using your Apple Watch,” continues Denys. “Plus, the app’s ability to sync a user’s action with their device’s Calendar, and the ability to create groups, allows users to support each other in the development of good habits. That makes the app an invaluable productivity and personal lifestyle tool! By using Daily Habits, anyone can set a healthy practice for their day-by-day life. They can stop wishing, and start doing!”

 

Daily Habits 1.0 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. An upgrade to the Pro version is $3.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies), and is available via a convenient in-app purchase. As a special limited-time app launch offer, users can upgrade to Pro at a 50% discount, for just $1.99 USD.

Station 1.1 – Multilevel Dock for macOS

Plymouth, Minnesota – True North Software today is very proud to announce the release of Station 1.1, 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 also implements scrollbars when a launch panel exceeds the width or height of the screen. This design also does away with the need for magnification or shrinking the height of the launch panel so your icons remain one height thus making them more readable.

 

What’s New for Version 1.1:
* Station can collapse all open launch folders above the root level folder after a launch
* Folder aliases can be created that allow to you immediately open the original folder no matter where it resides
* A menu item was added to collapse all open launch folders down to the root level
* A menu item was added to reopen the previously open launch folder
* You may now select any color for the background color of launch panels
* The embedded open folder icon can now be either blue or red
* Refined the internal dragging of items on the panels
* More robust full screen and multiple display support

 

Station Features:
* Up to ten levels of folders can be shown
* The size of the icons can range from 32 to 64 points
* An alias folder can be created from any existing folder
* Icons can be assigned to folders to give them a more distinctive feel
* All applications and documents in a folder can be launched all at once
* Station can be displayed on the left, right or bottom side of the screen
* Station can be displayed statically (always shown) or automatically hidden when not needed
* The display name of a folder can be renamed (e.g. “untitled” to “Graphics”)
* Scrollbar support for launch panels that exceed screen dimensions
* Embedded open folder icon can now be either blue or red
* Auto collapse of folders after launch of an item
* Select any color for the panel background color
* Fullscreen and multiscreen support

 

System Requirements:
* Requires macOS 10.10 or higher
* 64-bit processor
* 17.1 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Station 1.1 is priced at $14.99 and is available on the True North Website through FastSpring or through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A demo version is available from the True North Website.

 

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Located in Plymouth, Minnesota/USA, True North Software, founded in 2003, provides design solutions for Apple platforms. With a passion for Apple technologies, our focus is to provide real world solutions that make a difference in the lives of people. All Material and Software (C) 2003-2016 True North Software / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Tomatoes for iPad Offers Pomodoro Timer and Task Management

Dollaropath has released Tomatoes for iPad 1.0, the tablet companion app to their productivity app for Mac and iPhone. The app is in inspired by the Pomodoro Technique, which is designed to allow users to be more efficient, organized, and productive in managing their tasks.

 

Tomatoes for iPad Offers Pomodoro Timer and Task Management

Activities in Tomatoes can easily be reorganized and reprioritized with a simple drag and swipe gestures. A blue flag indicates the current activity and a red flag indicates completed ones.

The app also allows users to manage distractions, as it offers a method to track interruptions. Users can simply tap the “!” icon and select whether an interruption is internal or external. This can help a user streamline their focus, making them more productive.

 

Feature Highlights:
* Simple, minimal, and intuitive User Interface
* Fully customizable
* Tracks efficiency and used units
* Utilizes gestures
* Create activities from system reminders
* Supports iCloud synchronization between multiple devices

 

Tomatoes for iPad 1.0 is $8.99, and is available through the App Store.

Vitamin-R 2.39 for OS X Adds AppleScript Support

Publicspace has released Vitamin-R 2.39, an update to their popular Pomodoro time management tool for Mac OS X. The app breaks down large tasks into a series of short 10 to 30 minute slices, creating specific, easily definable and reachable objectives. This helps improve focus and prevent procrastination. The new version of the app adds support for executing AppleScript actions at strategic points in the time slices. Read more