Posts tagged ‘Utility’

MacAppware Updates MacOptimizer With New Features

MacAppware announces a new upgrade to its disk utility application for Mac. MacOptimizer 4.2 boasts a bevy of new features to optimize and clean your hard drive, maximize battery life, free memory, organize your Desktop, and more.

 

 

Features of MacOptimizer 4.2 include:

  • Free Cache – Clear your system of temporary files causing poor performance and stability, clear browser caches (Safari, Chrome, Firefox), and clean your font caches if you experience text problems (cleans system, Adobe and Microsoft font caches).
  • Optimization – Optimize and repair your Mac so your OS and applications run faster, analyze and quit memory hogs, monitor CPU usage, maximize the life of your laptop battery, cleanup files on your Mac, and manage apps that start up automatically when you boot your Mac.
  • Maintenance – Run system maintenance tasks to keep your Mac running smoothly.
  • System Tweaks – Get easy access to hidden OS X settings and other useful tweaks that make it easier to work on your Mac. Categorized by General, System Finder, Dock, Safari, Interface and Other.
  • Language Buster – Remove unnecessary language files to recover space on your Mac.
  • Desktop Genie – Clean up your Desktop to speed up your Mac.

 

No operating system is perfect, and Mac OS X is no exception. Do you have applications that keep crashing or don’t even open? Have you noticed your Mac is running slower? Are you having trouble locating files or folders on your Desktop? MacOptimizer is an incredibly fast and efficient disk utility to quickly help you speed up and organize your Mac.  The new version has over 40 new features.

 

Essential tools:

  • Battery optimization to maximize the charge of an unplugged laptop
  • Clean your system and font caches
  • Clean your browser caches (Safari, Chrome, Firefox)
  • Optimize your Mac
  • Find and stop apps that hog memory
  •  Manage startup items
  • Monitor CPU usage
  • Speed up Internet browsing
  • Repair Disk Permissions
  • Speed up Mail
  • Free up inactive memory
  • Cleanup unnecessary files taking up space
  • Run regular maintenance
  • Customize system settings
  • Remove unnecessary language files
  • Flush DNS cache
  • Clean and organize your Desktop
  • Adjust system settings with a simple click
  • And more ,,,

 

Even if you have a brand new Mac you can still find MacOptimizer helpful in cleaning up unnecessary language files, keeping your Desktop organized, analyzing your memory and CPU usage, and keeping your Mac running like new at all times. It’s better to regularly take care of your Mac rather than wait until something bad happens.

 

MacOptimizer 2.0 supports Mac OS X 10.9 (64bit) and newer, and is now available for purchase on the MacAppware website for only $29.99 (USD).

Free Imposition Software for Adobe InDesign

Meadows Publishing Solutions releases Meadows Productivity Suite software, a completely Free set of software tools for Adobe InDesign. Designed to streamline multi-up impositions, and other publishing tasks. It is now compatible with all Adobe InDesign 2020 and macOS Catalina systems.

 

 

The MPS Pro Suite includes an advanced multi-up imposition utility, allowing users to create multi-up imposition layouts of graphics, PDF files, or InDesign documents. The process is driven by a user interface that allows for the specification of trim size, bleed, spacing, and rotation of the imposed elements.

 

As the imposed elements are placed, crop and bleed marks can also be added automatically, and assigned to InDesign layers as they are created. For two-page impositions, the user can choose from one of several duplex modes, which ensures the imposed content will back up properly when printed. Control over content placement and fitting is also provided via a set of preference options.

 

For a free copy of the MPS Pro Suite, users simply visit the Meadows web site and fill in the registration form. A confirmation email is then sent with all of the download details. Please visit our online press center for logos, images, and product information. For more information, please contact John Kriho, President, Meadows Publishing Solutions.

Tembo 2.2 – Easy and Effective Search for Files, Messages, Images & More

Houdah Software today is proud to announce the release of Tembo 2.2, an update to the file search utility for Mac. Tembo is a super-efficient, organized file search tool. It makes finding documents, mail messages, bookmarks, images and more as easy as possible.

 

Tembo 2.2 - Easy and Effective Search for Files, Messages, Images & More

 

Tembo is a desktop search tool that uses the existing Spotlight index. Tembo’s strength is its easy-to-use interface. It’s signature features are the grouped search results and context-sensitive filters. In a first pass, Tembo groups search results by file type categories. For each group, the top 10 matches are displayed. Preferences allow for groups to be enabled, disabled and reordered.

 

The real power and convenience of Tembo is revealed on drill-down into a group. Here Tembo lists up to 10’000 search results. Next the results are context-relevant filters. These make it easy to break down longs search results lists. E.g. a sidebar in the Documents group lists file types of found files. A single click reduces Documents search results to only Word files.

 

Each result category has its own dedicated filters:
* Bookmarks & History: Type, URL Domain
* Documents: File Type
* Fonts: File Type
* Images: Resolution, File Type
* Messages: Subject, From, To
* Movies: File Type, Codec
* Music: Artist, File Type
* PDF Documents: Author
* Source Code: File Type

 

Enhancements in Tembo 2.2:
* Search multiple folders at once
* Set up a selection of folders to search as default for new windows
* Drag files from search results to the Trash to delete
* Corrections to the German and French language versions

 

Enhancements in Tembo 2.1:
* Tembo now shows Finder tag colors in search results
* Long file names now wrap over two lines in grid view
* Improved performance and responsiveness in the grouped display of search results

 

Enhancements in Tembo 2.0:
* Actions: rename, tag, or trash files from search results
* Sharing: send files by Mail, Messages, Facebook, etc.
* File Info window: easy-to-read overview of important file properties
* View options: font size, date format, grid of icons or previews
* Menu bar button and global keyboard shortcuts
* Collapsible groups: hide rarely visited groups
* Improved performance
* Option to hand a search over to HoudahSpot

 

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.10 Yosemite through macOS 10.13 High Sierra
* Spotlight indexing enabled
* 10 MB of disk space

 

Pricing and Availability:
Tembo 2.2 is available for download from the Houdah Software web site. The demo version is fully functional. It however shows a message and adds a delay when opening files from search results.

A single-user license is priced at USD $15. A family license is available for $22. Upgrades from previous versions are priced $6.95 and $9.95 respectively. Upgrades are available through the store built into the demo version. Tembo licenses purchased on or after March 1, 2015 remain valid for Tembo 2. Prices are in USD and exclusive of tax.

Tembo 2.2 is also available through the Mac App Store. The version of Tembo available on the App Store is confined to the to the OS X application sandbox. The sandbox requires Tembo to ask for explicit permission before it can access files or folders. It also restricts interactions between applications. Thus some features are available only in the direct download version of Tembo.

Quit Idle Apps, Improve Control of CPU Usage with App Tamer for macOS

St. Clair Software has released a free update to its App Tamer utility for macOS. App Tamer 2.3.4 features a new option to quit idle applications and improves its control of applications’ CPU usage.

 

 Quit Idle Apps, Improve Control of CPU Usage with App Tamer for macOS

 

New features include:

  • App Tamer can now be set to quit applications after they’ve been idle in the background for a certain amount of time
  • Improved management of CPU usage for apps that have multiple sub-processes, like web browsers and Spotlight
  • When you turn on Time Machine Acceleration, App Tamer warns you if you have settings that are at cross purposes
  • App Tamer’s own CPU usage has been reduced

 

App Tamer’s unique AutoStop capability automatically slows down or pauses applications when you switch away from them, restarting them when you return to the app, freeing your CPU, reducing power consumption.

 

App Tamer will operate on any Mac running macOS 10.8 or higher, and is free to try for 15 days. A license is available for $14.95. The 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).

Data Shredder for iOS Securely Deletes Data from Your iPhone and iPad

ProtectStar today is proud to announce the new update of Data Shredder for iOS 2017 – formerly iShredder – their data shredding utility that easily erases and wipes data on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Anyone can simply connect their iOS device to their Mac or Windows computer, and efficiently erase and overwrite all data from the iOS device.

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder’s data erasing algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on the device beyond any hope of recovery.

 

“When a user deletes personal files such as photos from their device, they may think they’re gone for good. The truth is, they can be recovered using any one of a number of utilities for macOS or Windows. Those files aren’t really gone until that storage space is overwritten using secure deletion algorithms,” says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. “However, in just three simple steps, Data Shredder for iOS can securely erase the free space using patented security standards, making it impossible to recover any deleted data.”

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 is available in two versions, the Professional Edition offers 11 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. Data Shredder Military Edition offers 18 erasing algorithms in total, while also offering an integrated secure file explorer.

 

Data Shredder for iOS Professional Edition include:
* Compatibility with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models
* Compatible with all iOS versions
* Securely erases the free space
* Completely wipes all data on the device
* Includes new ProtectStar(TM) Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm (2017)
* Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
* 24/7 support via e-Mail

 

Data Shredder Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:
* Offers the ability to wipe data from Apple TV units
* Additional military level deletion algorithms
* Includes new ProtectStar(TM) Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm (2017)
* An integrated secure file explorer

 

Data Shredder for iOS Professional edition uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, US Army AR380-19 and more. The Data Shredder for iOS Military Edition uses those same shredding algorithms, plus makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020 and Canadian CSEC ITSG-06.

 

Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Professional Edition is just $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available through the ProtectStar website. Data Shredder for iOS 2017 Military Edition is just $49.90 USD.

Unmarked Software Releases TextSoap 8.3.1 Update

Unmarked Software today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of TextSoap(R) 8.3.1, an update to its award-winning text processing and editing utility for macOS. TextSoap 8.3.1 is a maintenance release designed to improve stability and address issues reported by customers.

 

Among the issues addressed in this release:
* TextSoap Menu would (sometimes) require two clicks to display currently selected group.
* Function keys (without a modifier) could not be used as hot keys to activate cleaners in TextSoap Menu.
* Title Case action cleaner could cause crash with some text.
* Additional under-the-hood changes made that improve reliability.

 

The TextSoap 8.3.1 update is free of charge to all TextSoap 8 customers. Customers who purchased directly may download the update immediately from the Unmarked Software web site or using the check for updates option within the app.

 

TextSoap saves you time by automating your efforts to fix those strange formatting issues you encounter every day when working with text.

 

TextSoap 8.3.1 has a suggested retail price of $44.99 (USD). TextSoap may be purchased directly from Unmarked Software. Discounted upgrades for existing customers may be purchased directly from Unmarked Software. Upgrades start at $22.99 (USD).

Get Military Grade Data Deletion for iOS with ProtectStar Data Shredder iOS

ProtectStar today is proud to announce a new update of Data Shredder for iOS 2017 – formerly iShredder – their data shredding utility that easily deletes and shreds data on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The software uses data shredding techniques that go beyond international standards set by state and military organizations for secure data deletion. Data Shredder’s data shredding algorithms have been analyzed by government authorities and independent security organizations to ensure the app does exactly as advertised, destroy all personal data on the device beyond any hope of recovery.

 

Anyone can simply connect their iOS device to their Mac, and quickly and efficiently delete and overwrite all data from the device.

 

“When a user deletes personal files such as photos and videos from their device, they may think they’re gone for good. The truth is, they can be recovered using any one of a number of utilities for macOS or Windows. Those files aren’t really gone until that storage space is overwritten using secure deletion algorithms,” says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. “However, in just three simple steps, Data Shredder can securely overwrite the free space using patented security standards, making it impossible to recover any deleted data.”

 

Data Shredder for iOS is available in two versions, the Professional Edition offers 10 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. Data Shredder Military Edition offers 17 erasing methods in total, while also offering an integrated file explorer.

 

Data Shredder Professional Edition Features Include:
* Compatibility with all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models
* Compatible with all iOS versions
* Securely overwrites all free space
* Completely wipes all data on the device
* Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
* 24/7 support via e-Mail

 

Data Shredder Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:
* Offers the ability to wipe data from Apple TV units
* Additional military level deletion algorithms
* A 50-cycles wiping method ProtectStar(TM) Secure Deletion Algorithm(R)
* An integrated secure file explorer

 

Data Shredder Professional uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, German BSI-2011-VS, US Army AR380-19 and more. Data Shredder Military Edition uses those same algorithms, plus makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020, BSI TL-03423 and CSEC ITSG-06.

 

Data Shredder for iOS Professional Edition is just $29.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available through the ProtectStar website. Data Shredder for iOS Military Edition is just $49.90 USD. A Windows version will be available by the end of January 2017.

iDelete Cleaner for iOS Improves Performance by Deleting Junk Files

ProtectStar today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of iDelete Cleaner for iOS 2017, their easy-to-use performance enhancing solution for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. With the simple push of a button, any iOS user can quickly and securely improve the performance of their device by connecting it to any Mac and running iDelete Cleaner.

iDelete Cleaner for iOS Improves Performance by Deleting Junk Files

While the iOS mobile operating system does a good job of keeping track of temporary files and disposing of them when no longer needed, it can’t rid a device of every junk file. In addition to improperly written apps that crash and leave behind unwanted files, simply browsing the web and editing documents, such as photo & videos, can leave behind orphaned files that take up precious storage space. This can potentially affect the performance of the device.

 

iDelete Cleaner for iOS offers users an extremely high caliber of cleaning for their devices. The app features the same award-winning deletion method used by the popular iShredder app to isolate and securely remove unwanted junk files. Three years of development and feedback from hundreds of thousands of users have led to the development of a detection and deletion algorithm of the highest class.

 

“As iOS device owners continue to use their device over a period of time, they may find the device’s performance isn’t as snappy as it once was. This is due to the junk files left behind by using apps, surfing the web, and editing photos and videos on their device,” says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. “In just a few minutes, iDelete Cleaner for iOS can identify and securely delete these junk files, simultaneously improving the device’s performance, and reclaiming precious storage space!”

 

Features:
* Secure cleaning of temporary data
* Cleaning of junk data, caches, log files, downloads, data of 3rd party apps, and more
* Innovative search and collection algorithm
* Compatible with all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models
* Compatible with all iOS versions
* Advanced cleaning report
* Possibility to securely overwrite temporary data using the Australian ISM 6.2.92 deletion algorithm
* Includes 1 year technical support and free upgrades (Optional Care Plan includes 3 years)
* 24/7 Support by email

 

Like all of ProtectStar’s utilities, iDelete Cleaner for iOS offers the highest level of security available to consumers today. The app does not simply delete unwanted files; it overwrites them by using the ISM 6.2.92 deletion procedure – certified by the Australian Ministry of Defense. ProtectStar sees the cleanup of temporary data as an important step in the protection of a user’s personal information, so iDelete Cleaner ensures any files that may contain fragments of personal information are securely deleted and overwritten.

 

Once the process is complete, the app supplies a comprehensive cleaning report showing exactly how many files were deleted, the amount of storage space that was reclaimed, and even a complete listing of the files, (and their file sizes), that were deleted. The app also supplies other useful information such as iOS version, model number, serial number & UDID of the device, and much more. The report can be printed or saved as a PDF for later reference.

 

iDelete Cleaner for iOS offers any iOS user the ability to securely clean their devices of unneeded files, thereby keeping them running in tip-top shape, with just the click of a single button on their Mac computer. A Windows version will be released in January 2017.

 

iDelete Cleaner for iOS 2017 is only $24.90 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the ProtectStar website. A demo version is available for download. A Windows version will be released in January 2017.