Posts tagged ‘utilities’

Obvious Matter Releases Fossils for macOS

Obvious Matter has released Fossils 1.1.1 for macOS. Fossils helps you clean up old and unused files from your computer. Quickly browse through your old stuff and preview the file’s contents. Decide if you want to archive or delete using easy to use keyboard shortcuts.

 

Obvious Matter Releases Fossils for macOS

 

* Take back control of your Documents folder – Is your computer’s storage getting full but you don’t know what to delete anymore? Now you can find old files you don’t need anymore.

* Find, delete or archive your old files – Browse your documents and decide if you want to delete or archive the document. Conveniently, you can choose to archive certain files. These are then stored in a separate folder. This can be useful, for example, for family photos or files that you are not quite sure if you still need them. You can then choose at a later time to further clean these files.

* Quickly preview your files before deleting or archiving them – Fossils uses QuickLook to preview your files. This means that you can also preview files from third-party apps that support QuickLook from within Fossils. We’ve included a QuickLook plugin for zip files that also works in Finder.

 

Fossils supports previewing a large number of file types: image, movies, documents (PDF, Word, Pages, Excel, Numbers, Keynote, and more), zip files, and more.

 

Pricing and Availability:
Fossils 1.1.1 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.

Simplify the Movement of Data on Your Mac With Enact

Mac-Chi has released Enact 1.0.7, their new productivity app for macOS computers. The app offers Mac users the ability to edit, print, and share information from their computer’s clipboard or keyboard via a large number of methods.

 

Simplify the Movement of Data on Your Mac With Enact

 

In addition, users can share posts to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, save the information as a new note, an addition to an existing note, or print the information directly to their printer. The app also offers the ability to jump to any open tab in the Safari with a click of the mouse in the Mac’s Menu bar or Dock.

 

Users can quickly create a text file, post text directly to popular social networks, or share the data via AirDrop with other Mac or iOS device users. Clipboard contents can also be shared in a variety of file formats including plain text, rich text or PDF formats.

 

Enact is designed to grow in the future, using an “dataSource -> embedded capabilities -> dataTarget,” API model. The developer says new capabilities will be added to the app in the near future, encouraging users to subscribe for 3 months to see for themselves how the app will be improved.

 

Current Features Include:
* Highly Customizable User Interface
* Custom formatting of information before sharing
* Change font, font style, and font size of datasource
* Provides a sentence and paragraph listing for any text
* Share from Enact to popular social networks, including Facebook and Twitter
* Share with other Mac and iOS users via AirDrop
* Print formatted information
* Save and share info in popular file formats, including .txt, .rtf, and .pdf
* Jump directly to any open Safari tab from the Mac Menu Bar or Dock
* Use information from any selected Safari tab
* Drag text onto the Exact Dock icon to customize before dispatching
* Save directly to a new or existing note in the Apple Notes app
* Create a reminder in the Reminders app
* Send text as an SMS message in the Mac Messages app
* Compose an email from your datasource to send in the Mail app
* Have your Mac read aloud highlighted text from the app
* New dataSources for Spotlight and Google Chrome on the way

 

“We’re not offering a normal short trial period. As we get started, I know a few days is not enough to understand what Enact has to offer. This is what’s behind our $0.99 3-month ‘get to know us’ offer,” continues Steve. “Buyers can benefit from Enact right now, but they’ll also get to discover how the app will expand over the next few months. Enact was designed from the ground up to plug in new stuff; Chrome and Spotlight are up first. A subscription really fits our engineering/product rollout at least for the next 6-8 quarters, but know we’ve got a subscription-less, snap-on version of Enact that will begin to make more sense as a product later this year.”

 

Three in-app purchases are available:
* Use – 3 months of Premium – $0.99 USD “pay-as-you-use”
* Subscribe – Auto-renewing 3 months subscription – $0.99 USD
* Buy – Premium – $12.99 USD A one time cost. No upgrade fees or subscription fees – ever

 

Enact 1.0.7 is free to download and is available through the Mac App Store. [GET IT HERE]

Cocktail 11.2.1 (High Sierra Edition) Now Available

Maintain has released Cocktail 11.2.1 (High Sierra Edition), the latest maintenance update for users running macOS High Sierra 10.13.

 

Cocktail 11.2.1 (High Sierra Edition) Now Available

 

What’s New:

  • Added ability to clear boot caches
  • Added ability to clear Twitter caches
  • Added compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13.3
  • Improvements on the “Clear Internet caches” procedure
  • Improvements on the “Clear system caches” procedure
  • Improvements on the “Perform essential system maintenance” procedure
  • Improvements on the “Purge inactive memory” procedure
  • Improvements on the “Clear the hibernate (sleepimage) file” procedure
  • Improvements on the “Clear Apple system logs and diagnostic messages” procedure
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may fail to detect Mac OS Extended (HFS+) partitions
  • Addresses an issue in which Cocktail may disable Safari extensions
  • Addresses an issue in which VoiceOver stopped working after clearing audio components cache
  • Fixed compatibility issues with Boom 3D and McAfee Endpoint Security
  • Fixed compatibility issues with NVIDIA and AMD graphics drivers
  • Fixed a bug in which Google Chrome bookmarks have been reverted to an outdated version during clearing of the Internet caches
  • “Disable support for page icons” (Interface > Safari) setting is now working properly
  • Resolves a number of other issues discovered in the previous release
  • Minor interface 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.

 

Cocktail (High Sierra Edition) requires macOS High Sierra 10.13 to run. Cocktail (Sierra Edition) for macOS 10.12, Cocktail (El Capitan Edition) for OS X 10.11, Cocktail (Yosemite Edition) for OS X 10.10 and Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) for OS X 10.9 are available for download from Maintain website.

 

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.

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.