Posts tagged ‘utilities’

Hazel 4.1 for macOS Now Available

Noodlesoft is proud to announce the availability of Hazel 4.1 for Mac OS X. Hazel 4.1 adds numerous features, improvements and fixes. Hazel 4.1 features “smart” date matching, allowing users to match dates without having to specify any formats or patterns. This version also boasts a new user guide to help users to take advantage of Hazel’s features.

Previewing rules is now enhanced with detachable popovers and highlighting of text matches. Other features include default values for empty attributes, a new “capture date” attribute, the ability to match a file based on others in the same folder, and more. This release also contains numerous fixes to performance and stability.

 

About Hazel:
Hazel is a housekeeper for your folders and files. Using Hazel’s powerful rule engine, you can easily create workflows that keep your files organized automatically. Hazel also features options for managing your Trash and includes an intuitive application uninstaller.

 

Hazel 4 is available for download now and features a 14 day free trial. Hazel has a retail price of $32 (USD) and can be purchased from Noodlesoft. Version 4.1 is a free update for registered 4.0 users. Users with licenses for version 3 or earlier can upgrade for $10.

Maintain Releases Cocktail 10.2.1 (Sierra Edition)

Maintain today is proud to announce the release of Cocktail 10.2.1 (Sierra Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running macOS Sierra 10.12. The update is highly recommended for all users of Cocktail (Sierra Edition).

Maintain Releases Cocktail 10.2.1 (Sierra Edition)

What’s New:
* Added support for unified logging
* Improvements on the “Clear log files” procedure
* Fixed compatibility issues with Adobe Flash Player
* Added macOS Sierra 10.12.3 compatibility
* Updated Help files

 

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS 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.

 

Disk:
* Automatically check S.M.A.R.T. status of disks
* Enable or disable journaling
* Set disk sleep (spindown) time
* Modify standby delay
* Change other disk sleep settings
* Force eject CD/DVD

 

System:
* Run periodic maintenance scripts
* Purge inactive memory and optimize virtual memory usage
* Manage Spotlight indexing
* Erase Spotlight indexes
* Modify Time Machine settings
* Rebuild Launch Services and Help databases
* Rebuild Mail’s Envelope Index
* Update locate and whatis databases
* Force empty the Trash
* Change startup mode or set startup delay
* Disable startup sound
* Disable Gatekeeper
* Disable Notification Center and App Nap

 

Files:
* Clear system caches
* Clear user caches
* Clear font caches
* Clear virtual memory swap files
* Clear temporary files
* Clear Internet caches
* Clear cookies, download lists, form values and history files
* Clear Adobe Flash Player caches and cookies
* Clear applications caches
* Search for corrupted preference files
* Delete unnecessary localization (language resources) files
* Clear and manage (view, print and save) log files
* Delete invisible DS Store files
* Delete locked or inaccessible items

 

Network:
* Change speed, duplex and MTU of network cards
* Easily optimize network settings for common connection types
* Modify IP configuration parameters
* Configure File Sharing settings

 

Interface:
* Customize look and features of Finder, Dock, login window and other system services
* Modify hidden settings of Safari, iTunes and Launchpad

 

Cocktail is $19.00 (USD) for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website. When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.

Maintain Releases Cocktail 10.2 (Sierra Edition)

Maintain today is proud to announce the release of Cocktail 10.2 (Sierra Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running macOS Sierra 10.12. The update is highly recommended for all users of Cocktail (Sierra Edition).

 

What’s New:
* Added ability to clear sandbox caches
* Improvements on the “Clear system caches” procedure
* Improvements on the “Clear applications caches” procedure
* Fixed iCloud Drive synchronization bug
* Added macOS Sierra 10.12.3 compatibility
* Overall performance improvements
* Updated Automator actions
* Updated Help files

 

Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS 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.

 

Disk:
* Automatically check S.M.A.R.T. status of disks
* Enable or disable journaling
* Set disk sleep (spindown) time
* Modify standby delay
* Change other disk sleep settings
* Force eject CD/DVD

 

System:
* Run periodic maintenance scripts
* Purge inactive memory and optimize virtual memory usage
* Manage Spotlight indexing
* Erase Spotlight indexes
* Modify Time Machine settings
* Rebuild Launch Services and Help databases
* Rebuild Mail’s Envelope Index
* Update locate and whatis databases
* Force empty the Trash
* Change startup mode or set startup delay
* Disable startup sound
* Disable Gatekeeper
* Disable Notification Center and App Nap

 

Files:
* Clear system caches
* Clear user caches
* Clear font caches
* Clear virtual memory swap files
* Clear temporary files
* Clear Internet caches
* Clear cookies, download lists, form values and history files
* Clear Adobe Flash Player caches and cookies
* Clear applications caches
* Search for corrupted preference files
* Delete unnecessary localization (language resources) files
* Clear and manage (view, print and save) log files
* Delete invisible DS Store files
* Delete locked or inaccessible items

 

Network:
* Change speed, duplex and MTU of network cards
* Easily optimize network settings for common connection types
* Modify IP configuration parameters
* Configure File Sharing settings

 

Interface:
* Customize look and features of Finder, Dock, login window and other system services
* Modify hidden settings of Safari, iTunes and Launchpad

 

Cocktail is $19.00 (USD) for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website. When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.

Get the SuperTab + ZipTite Mac Utility Bundle

SpriTec Software is now bundling its flagship product SuperTab with its latest product ZipTite. They can be purchased together at a reduced sale price of $12.99, close to 60%-Off their combined retail price of $30.

 

This bundle lets Mac Users get SuperTab – the award-winning App that allows users to customize the Mac’s built-in Command-Tab App Switcher – together with ZipTite – the new app that is re-defining how users create Zip Archives to share, backup and password-protect their files – for a price that is less than SuperTab normally costs on its own.

 

SuperTab is ideal for anyone who likes to have everything at their fingertips. With a single key press or mouse action, users have immediate access to:

* Active Applications
* Recent Applications
* Recent Documents
* Application Windows
* Any of their Files and Folders
* Dock Items
* Dropbox Contents
* Clipboard History
* Custom Clipboards
* System Preference Panes
* Tagged & Labeled Items
* Finder Sidebar Items
* Snagit Captures
* Saved Spotlight Searches
* Saved Display Configurations

 

SuperTab also helps users Manage their applications by automatically hiding, launch and quitting them based on user settings. SuperTab also helps keep folders clutter-free by moving files and folders to a safe keeping folder. Users have full control over what gets moved and when. And SuperTab is highly customizable so each user can tailor it to their own personal tastes and work flow.

 

ZipTite is ideal for anyone who ever needs to create Zip Archives, back up their files, or simply wants an easy way to share files with others. With ZipTite, users can:

* Drag files to the Menu Bar to Zip them
* Create Password-Protected Zip Archives
* Have ZipTite automatically share Zip Archives

 

Creating Zips is just the beginning with ZipTite. Its real power is that users can choose where they want each Zip Archive to go after it is created. Users just drop the files to archive onto any of the following Destinations:

* The Desktop
* Alongside the files being archived
* Into a new “Backups” folder
* Into any folder on their Mac
* Into their Dropbox folder with a Share Link automatically added to the Clipboard
* Attached to a new Email
* Attached to a new Text Message
* Shared via Air Drop
* Uploaded to any FTP Server

 

ZipTite now makes zipping files, password-protecting them, backing them up and even sharing them out a single Drag-and-Drop process. Drag. Zip. Protect. Share.

 

Now users can get both Apps together for the low price of just $12.99 (USD). Plus, with their purchase, user also get free upgrades to all 2.x versions of SuperTab and all 1.x versions of ZipTite. If users would like to try before they buy, they can: both SuperTab and ZipTite come with free 30- and 15-day trials, respectively. The SuperTab + ZipTite Bundle can be purchased on both the SuperTab and ZipTite websites.

Mosaic – The Gold Standard in Window Management For macOS

Light Pillar today is proud to announce the immediate availability of Mosaic, a Professional Window Management for macOS. A window manager is a time saving tool that allows easy repositioning and resizing of macOS apps, transforming multi-window chaos into a productive suite of tools. Mosaic puts the joy back into multitasking.

 

Mosaic has been built from the ground up with a brand new layout engine that is really intuitive to use, integrates beautifully with the ‘look and feel’ of macOS and includes a suite of powerful features, including;

* Grid based ‘Basic Layouts’
* Constraint controlled ‘Advanced Layouts’
* Dynamic on-the-fly layouts with ‘Quick Layout’
* 4 different ‘Layout Views’ for customisable access to your layouts
* Use ‘Layout Groups’ to organise your layouts on a per workflow basis
* Apply layouts directly from the keyboard with ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’ or the new MacBook Pro’s ‘Touch Bar’
* Apply layouts from your iOS device with the amazing ‘Remote Control’ app
* And much more

 

Version 1.0 already has so many groundbreaking features but we’re just getting started. From casual users all the way to creative professionals, Mosaic is the must-have, truly indispensable workflow enhancer.

 

Mosaic 1.0 is available with a free 7-day, fully unlocked trial. Thereafter, Mosaic requires a valid account with a Basic or Pro monthly subscription. Plan and pricing details available atLight Pillar online. Free subscriptions for review purposes available on request. Reader coupon codes offering substantial lifetime discounts are also available on request.

AnyTrans – Save Online Videos directly to iPhone, PC and Mac

iMobie Inc. a leading provider of Apple-related software, today is proud to announce the release of AnyTrans 5.4, an important feature update to their popular all-in-one iPhone manager for macOS. Offering an easy-to-use yet comprehensive set of tools, AnyTrans was specifically created to clone all types of items, including contacts, photos, music, messages, notes, calendar, even customized settings like wallpaper, iCloud account, sounds, and more.

 

Version 5.4 adds a free Video Download feature to the popular iPhone manager. It is the only free solution available that can batch download videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vine, Vimeo, Instagram, and other 900+ sites, and directly store in iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, PC, or Mac. What’s better, it intelligently downloads the best resolution version and automatically converts downloaded videos to iOS-compatible formats for perfect offline playback on iPhone and iPad, with no pre-roll ads.

 

Free to download videos from any site with any format offline:
AnyTrans gives a free way to batch download online videos from 900+ sites, like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vine, Vimeo, Instagram, BBC, Break, Metacafe, etc. No matter the video is MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, FLV, or any format, AnyTrans can save them locally, and let you enjoy your favored videos offline whenever you want, without waiting for pre-roll ads.

 

Save videos to iOS devices and computer with optimal resolution:
Video Download gives you 100% freedom to save online videos to PC/Mac or to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch directly, so you can watch them offline, even during the flight. Better still, you don’t have to worry about the video quality, because it will smartly pick out the highest resolution to download and automatically convert the video to iOS-compatible formats.

 

Transfer downloaded videos freely across your iOS devices:
AnyTrans makes it a breeze to move any of your downloaded videos freely to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Still, all for free. You can then watch them anytime, anywhere, in any device, as you wish.

 

AnyTrans 5.4 is completely free to use, and can be downloaded from iMobie online. AnyTrans runs on both Windows and Mac platforms.

Keep Macs Running Clean and Free of Viruses and Malware With Combo Cleaner

RCS Software has released Combo Cleaner: Antivirus and System Optimizer 1.0.6, their comprehensive antivirus and system optimization application for macOS. By using Combo Cleaner, Mac users can keep their systems free from viruses and malware, clean their system of junk and obsolete files, discover large files taking up precious hard drive space, find duplicate files, and more.

Keep Macs Running Clean and Free of Viruses and Malware With Combo Cleaner

Combo Cleaner offers easy-to-use utilities, all of which are accessible from an easy to understand and straightforward interface. With just a few clicks of the mouse, anyone can scan their Mac for harmful viruses, clean the hard drive of junk & duplicate files, and protect their privacy by removing cookies and other tracking data. Each procedure is easy to initiate, and the app keeps users completely informed every step of the way. The app also keeps users informed of the amount of their Mac’s free disk space & memory, as well as the system’s CPU load, all via easy to read gauges.

 

Combo Cleaner’s antivirus features offer any Mac user the ability to quickly scan commonly infected areas of their machine, such as downloaded files, email attachments, and other carriers of viruses and malware. Also available is a Full Scan option that scans every file and folder on a Mac’s hard drive, offering complete peace of mind to users that their Mac is clean of viruses that can seemingly attack from nowhere. A Custom Scan option allows users to specify which files and folders are to be scanned, allowing them to customize their protection.

 

Combo Cleaner keeps users informed of their protection status. The app clearly shows the date and time of the last virus scan, when the virus signatures were last updated, and the number of virus signatures the app currently checks for. (At last count, the app checks for over 7,673,000 variations of viruses and malware.)

 

While Combo Cleaner is free to download in the Mac App Store, it also offers a premium subscription option, which enables several additional features. Subscriptions are available via a convenient in-app purchase. Pricing is $2.99 Monthly, $14.99 Half-yearly, and $25.99 Yearly.

 

The Combo Cleaner free version offers a Disk Cleaner feature, which ensures that your Mac is free of junk and obsolete files that waste gigabytes of disk space.

 

Combo Cleaner Premium Features Include:
* Antivirus – Award winning virus, malware, and adware scan engines receive hourly malware definition updates
* Duplicate File Finder – Combo Cleaner finds and eliminates duplicate files that waste valuable disk space
* Big Files Finder – Checks your local and external disks, listing all files and folders larger than 100MB
* Application Uninstaller – Combo Cleaner will find and remove files left behind when uninstalling apps
* Privacy Scanner – Scans installed browsers, enabling users to easily remove browsing histories, cookies, etc.

 

Combo Cleaner: Antivirus and System Optimizer 1.0.6 is free, and is available through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. Subscriptions to Combo Cleaner’s Premium features are available via a convenient in-app purchase. Pricing is $2.99 Monthly, $14.99 Half-yearly, and $25.99 Yearly.

SimpleumSafe is the Easy-to-Use Encrypted File Manager for iOS

Simpleum Media GmbH today is proud to announce the release of SimpleumSafe for iOS. With SimpleumSafe it is possible to create and use different safes. The main feature is the file manager. It is easy to add files to SimpleumSafe from other apps. All files can although easily be accessed from other apps. Everything can be organized similar to the Mac Finder or Windows Explorer. Beautiful tags help to mark files and folders. All the time: Everything is encrypted inside SimpleumSafe!

SimpleumSafe_iOS_App_Screen

SimpleumSafe is designed for the consumer, who wants to protect and archive personal information, as well as for companies who are interested to protect personal information and secret documents from unauthorized access.

 

Features:
* Simple and intuitive usability
* Strong encryption with AES-256
* All files in a Safe are encrypted
* Create as many Safes as you want
* Organize your files as you like with a “file manager” (create folders, rename, copy, move, duplicate, trash, delete files)
* Show file content for Microsoft Office and iWorks documents, PDF, Images (jpg, png, gif, tiff), Text (txt, rtf, rtfd), Movies (mp4, mov)
* Mark files and folders with beautiful tags
* Comment files and folders
* Mark files as Favorites for fast access
* Add files from any App which supports Action Extensions or the new Document Provider Extension
* Export files by using Share-Button or Document Provider Extension
* Number of files and size is only limited by the free space of your device
* Safes are compatible to SimpleumSafe for Mac

 

“With SimpleumSafe for Mac and iOS we have taken a first step towards the fulfillment of our corporate philosophy,” says Johannes Golombek, Managing Director of Simpleum Media GmbH. “We have set ourselves the objective to promote the responsible use of personal and professional data and to enable the secure archiving of your digital life.”

 

SimpleumSafe for iOS 1.0 is priced at $5.99 (USD) and is available on the App Store in the Productivity category. Now everybody can encrypt!