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11:39
Image Converter for Mac upgraded to version 4.2.1

iWinSoft has released Image Converter for Mac 4.2.1, an upgrade to its image converter app for Mac OS X. It converts batches of images and photos.

Image Converter supports source image formats like JPG, EPS, PSD, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, TGA, SVG, SGI, and RAW image types from most DSLR cameras and many more. Version 4.2.1 has been completely redesigned. There's added support for RAW image formats, which allows users to RAW images types to BMP, GIF, JPG, JP2, PDF, PNG, PSD, TIFF and so on.

Image Converter for Mac requires OS X10.6 or later. A demo is available at iWinSoft's website (http://www.iwinsoft.com/). Licenses cost $19.95 per user. Details on multi-user discounts can be found at the iWinSoft website.

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11:36
Funter for OS X revved to version 2.0

Nektony has announced Funter 2.0, a tool designed specifically to hide and view hidden files and folders on Mac. It provides the ability to switch a file or folder's visibility in two clicks, making them hidden or unhidden.

Funter searches for files in system folders and package contents, even where Spotlight never looks for. Mac users can find, move and delete any file, including system and browser caches.

Hunter requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It’s free and available to download at the Nektony website (www.nektony.com).

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Jun 30
Tension Software updates Menu Calendar for OS X to version 1.1

Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has updated Menu Calendar for OS X to version 1.1. The app makes available under the menu bar, in any Mac app you’re running, a small calendar.

Clicking Menu Calendar’s icon not only shows a small standard calendar that you can use to navigate inside any month, it also makes available a small area under the calendar for date calculation. You can add (or subtract) days, months, years and the tool will instantly show the resulting day. You can also optionally select from the menu to have it launch when you log in.

Menu Calendar 1.1 provides two different date result formats (small and medium). It also includes a PDF user guide.

Menu Calendar works with OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It costs $1.99.

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Jun 30
QuickShift for OS X now allow you to rearrange the grid

GrowthBeats Technologies has updated QuickShift to version 1.0.2. Sitting in the menu bar, it offers a way to clean up file clutter and organize your Mac by providing a series of power features.

You can add your most used folders to QuickShift and access them anytime from anywhere on your Mac with just a hotkey. Version 1.0.2 allows you to rearrange the grid and more.

QuickShift 1.0.2 requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It costs $2.99 and is available at the Mac App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/app/quickshift-because-we-cant/id1087314669).

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Jun 29
Industrious One releases Musicality for Mac

Industrious One has created Musicality for Mac (http://getmusicality.com/). The $11 app is designed to “break your music out of the browser” and offer desktop conveniences like keyboard shortcuts, AirPlay streaming, and more to over a dozen of the world's most popular music services.

With it, you can play, pause, skip and rate songs on any supported music service. Musicality for Mac supports 15 music services to 15.

Musicality requires Mac OS X 10.10 or newer and an Internet connection. It may be downloaded as a free 10-day trial from the Musicality website. The demo is full-featured and unlocks in-place when purchased.

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Jun 29
Cirrus Logic releases MFi Headset Development Kit

Cirrus Logic has released its MFi Headset Development Kit, a reference platform that is designed to help original equipment manufacturers quickly develop new Lightning-based digital headsets. It provides a complete high-performance, digital-headset solution and a reference iOS application to support the rapid development of these emerging consumer products, according to Carl Alberty, vice president of Audio Products Marketing, Cirrus Logic.

“The MFi Headset Development Kit demonstrates the advantages of Lightning-connected headsets over conventional analog headsets,” he adds. “For example, digital connectivity with an integrated, high-performance DAC and headphone driver delivers high-fidelity audio to the headphone speakers. In addition, Lightning-connected headphones can interact with an iOS app to create a more custom audio experience, such as personalized EQ settings.”

The Cirrus Logic MFi Headset Development Kit includes a form factor reference design and a...

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Jun 29
Focus Matrix is new task organizer for OS X

XwaveSoft has announced Focus Matrix 1.0, a smart task organizer app for Mac OS X. Its organizational system is based on the "Eisenhower Box," a productivity strategy created by U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower.

The app provides a priority matrix that breaks tasks down into four groups based on their urgency and importance. This lets you focus on the tasks that really matter, without getting caught up in those that can be delegated, or dealt with later.

Focus Matric requires OS X 10.9 or later. It’s free and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1087284172). An upgrade to the Pro version is $4.99 and is available via an in-app purchase. As a special limited-time app launch offer, users can upgrade to Pro at a 30% discount ($2.99)

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Jun 29
PhoneRescue 3 allows 'rescues' from an entire iOS...

Mobie has launched PhoneRescue 3 (https://www.imobie.com/phonerescue/), an update to their iOS recovery solution for Mac OS X. The app can help users bring back 25 types of misdeleted, damaged or lost data files on an iPhone and iPad.

With version 3, PhoneRescue has expanded the recovering power from specific data to the whole iOS system. When an iOS device runs into a system crash, it can be fully fixed within a single click, according to the folks at Mobie.

PhoneRescue 3 requires Mac OS X 10.8 or higher . A personal license is $49.99 and a family license costs$69.99.

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Jun 29
KeyCue 8.1 integrates with Typinator

Ergonis Software (www.ergonis.com) has rolled out KeyCue 8.1, an update of their keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. The upgrade integrates with Typinator, and allows Typinator users to quickly show snippets in a head-up display and insert them with a click.

KeyCue 8.1 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later. The upgrade is free for anyone who purchased a license for KeyCue 7 on or after March 1, 2015. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For new users the cost is $19.99 for a single user license and $29.95 for a family pack.

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Jun 29
Tension Software introduces String Replacer 1.3.2 for Mac OS X

Tension Software has updated String Replacer for Mac OS X to version 1.3.1. The app allows users to find and replace a list of strings inside files and folders directly or in batch mode.

String Replacer lets you work on multiple files using a multiple string couple replacement list. It operates with just a single click or by using drag and drop. Version 1.3.1 is a bug fix release.

String Replacer 1.3.1 requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It costs $14.99 and is available at the Tension Software website (www.tensionsoftware.com) and the Mac App Store.

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Jun 29
SuoerTab for OS X adds a Clutter Free Folders feature

SpriTec Software has upgraded SuperTab, its OS X utility, to version 2.1. It’s an app for enhancing and extending the Mac's built-in Command-Tab Application Switcher.

Version 2.1 introduces three new features that focus on the folder, including a "Clutter Free Folders" feature. It requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan.

A 30-day demo of SuperTab 2.1 is available for download (http://www.supertab.me/SuperTab.html). After 30 days, it remains fully-functional but will occasionally ask you to register. Until Aug. 15, you can take advantage of a special 50% off sale price of $10. SuperTab 2.1 is a free upgrade for SuperTab 2.0 users. Users of earlier 1.x versions of SuperTab can upgrade to 2.1 for $2.99.

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Jun 29
AKVIS launches new plug-in for After Effects, Premiere Pro

AKVIS (www.akvis.com) has released AKVIS Sketch Video Classic plug-in 1.0 for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. The new filter comes in versions for Mac OS X and Windows and Mac OS X.

AKVIS Sketch Video Classic helps you convert videos into animated cartoons. You can apply a pencil drawing style to compositions and movies. The filter includes a number of ready to use AKVIS presets and gives a user control over the effects. The settings are fully configurable and can be saved as user presets.

On the Mac platform, AKVIS Sketch Video Classic requires OS X 10.7 or higher. A demo is available for download. AKVIS Sketch Video Classic sells for $199. One license key allows activating the software on two computers.

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Jun 28
Red Giant Universe expands with upgrades

Red Giant has launched Red Giant Universe 2.0, an update to the company’s GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. It packs more than 60 tools that run in Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, HitFilm and Sony Vegas.

The upgrade includes four new and 29 updated plugins, plus a new user experience designed to make it easy to preview and apply effects. Universe 2.0 also brings support for Adobe Creative Cloud 2015.3. For pricing options go to the Red Giant website (www.redgiant.com).

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Jun 28
UCedge Softphone brings unified communications, mobility to OS X

Toshiba America Information Systems’ Telecommunication Systems Division has announced the availability of its new built-in softphone as part of an update to its UCedge client software available for Mac OS X.

Toshiba's UCedge softphone gives Mac users the ability to use their devices as extensions on their VIPedge, IPedge or Hybrid Cloud business communications solution. Using the softphone enhances the UC benefits, including presence and instant messaging with both internal and external organizations, said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba’sTelecommunication Systems Division.

UCedge is compatible with Toshiba's VIPedge cloud-based business telephone solution, IPedge on-site Unified Communications system, and Strata CIX systems with an IPedge Application Server, as well as Toshiba's Hybrid Cloud solution.

UCedge client software, including softphone, runs on OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android systems. UCedge, including the new softphone...

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Jun 28
AdminStudio Suite 2016, Workflow Manager 2016 add Mac support

Flexera Software (www.flexerasoftware.com) has updated AdminStudio Suite, a unified application readiness solution for packaging, virtualisation and management, adding Mac support along with that for Windows and mobile applications.

In addition, the company unveiled the latest release of Workflow Manager, a web-based end-to-end IT process management solution that tracks service-level agreements using out-of-the-box automation for change and asset management. AdminStudio Suite 2016 has added support for preparing Mac applications for reliable deployment to JAMF Software Casper Suite. These new capabilities will help organizations keep up with the increasing use of Mac computers in the enterprise and accelerated update and upgrade cadence.

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Jun 28
WD expands storage capacity of several My Passport drive

Western Digital Corporation has launched its My Passport Ultra, and upcoming My Passport for Mac and My Passport Ultra Metal portable hard drives, with up to 4TB capacity.

The drives include WD Backup automatic backup software1 with cloud-ready Dropbox integration and 256-bit AES hardware encryption with password protection to help safeguard against unauthorized drive access. My Passport Ultra 4TB portable hard drives have a three-year limited warranty and are available now from the WD store (http://tinyurl.com/jqr2t57) and at select retailers and distributors. The My Passport Ultra 4TB hard drive has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $159.99. The My Passport for Mac and My Passport Ultra Metal 4TB hard drives will be available next quarter.

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Jun 28
AppDelete 4.2.6 improves the ‘Undo from Folder’ option

Reggie Ashworth has announced AppDelete 4.2.6 (http://tinyurl.com/ngg3ugq), an update to his application deletion utility for Mac OS X (10.7 and higher).

Via drag and drop, it can uninstall anything, along with all of the associated items. Mac users will no longer have to hunt through their system to find and delete these items manually. Version 4.2.6 improves the “Undo from Folder” option, and includes other fixes and improvements.

AppDelete costs $7.99 for a single user license. Upgrades from version 2/AppDelete Lite are $3.99. A demo is available for download. Also, note that version 3 licenses without a serial number are also eligible for the upgrade.

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Jun 27
Late Night Software launches Script Debugger 6

Late Night Software has released Script Debugger 6 (http://www.latenightsw.com), the latest version of its AppleScript development software.

The upgrade includes 25 new features and a raft of other tweaks and improvements. It’s designed to make it easier to work on large projects, and to take advantage of new AppleScript features.

Script Debugger 6 requires Mac OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It retails for $99.99, with upgrades from Script Debugger 5 for $49.99. Volume and educational discounts apply. A demo version is available for download.

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Jun 27
MOSO releases Xmplify XML Editor 1.8.0 for Mac OS X

MOSO has announced Xmplify XML Editor 1.8.0 (http://xmplifyapp.com/), an update to their powerful XML editor built specifically for Mac OS X 10.7 and higher.

Xmplify XML Editor provides aXML-aware editing environment with DTD and XML Schema-based auto-completion, automatic document validation, XSLT and XPath support, live HTML preview and much more. Version 1.8.0 adds improved support for auto-completions, plus fixes and other improvements.

Xmplify is available for $59; both volume and educational discounts are available. Version 1.8.0 is a free upgrade for Xmplify 1.x users.

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Jun 24
Counter is new counting utility for Mac OS X

Tension Software (www.tensionsoftware.com) has launched Counter 1.0 for Mac OS X. The app does one thing: it allows to count a discrete number of elements.

Using Counter you can solve any kind of situation where you have to computer enumerate a total number of elements (physical or abstract), and you want to be sure the process will be error free. You can add to the total a new unit simply pressing the space bar on your Mac to count it. Counter will keep track of the counting as it progress and will add +1 to the total at any space bar press.

Counter 1.0 requires OS X Yosemite or El Capitan. It costs $0.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

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Jun 24
Mobile Labs testing solutions now support iOS 10

Mobile Labs (http://mobilelabsinc.com) Mobile Labs, a provider of enterprise-grade mobile testing solutions, today announced comprehensive support for Apple’s iOS 10 on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

The testing solutions include deviceConnect, Mobile Labs Trust and deviceBridge. deviceConnect supports manual and automated mobile app testing behind the security of a corporate firewall by using a private mobile device cloud. iOS 10 support includes the complete set of device access management and testing capabilities already available for Android and prior iOS versions: manual testing, automated testing and device inventory management. In addition, support includes dynamic instrumentation that allows users to test unmodified apps, including iOS 10 apps, without the need to create a special app build or to make source code changes.

Current Mobile Labs customers can gain the ability to test iOS 10...

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Jun 24
LearnQuest is now an Apple Authorized Global Training Provider

LearnQuest (www.learnquest.com), a provider of global IT and business skills, is now an official Apple Authorized Global Training Provider. It will offer new iOS developer and technical courses globally to Apple's enterprise partners and customers around the world over the coming months.

These courses are designed to help developers building transformative business apps with foundational learning and best practice on architecting and creating native Swift apps for enterprise, and app lifecycle management to keep apps up to date with current iOS features and functions. Technical courses will assist enterprise customers and their partners with training on security, large-scale deployment approaches, and the fleet management of iPhone and iPad, according to Dimitri Schneiberg, LearnQuest managing director.

In addition, LearnQuest will offer existing iOS, OS X, and pro apps courses, and the training that...

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Jun 24
EditShare Flow Media Asset Management 3.3 update available

EditShare has released EditShare Flow 3.3.0.2 (http://www.editshare.com/products/flow).

The update features content delivery to Amazon S3, batch sidecar metadata file processing, support for multi-track audio in AirFlow, and user permissions in Flow Templates. Existing Flow users with a valid EditShare maintenance agreement can download the update at http://www2.editshare.com/passprot/.

The new “Send to Amazon S3” feature in EditShare Flow automates migration of content from EditShare shared storage systems to secure offsite cloud storage. Thanks to direct integration with Amazon storage buckets, Flow users can automate delivery of clips, sequences and full packages from their on-premise EditShare storage direct to S3 or Glacier services.

Flow now supports batch import...

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Jun 23
Fonts Manager for the Mac revved to version 3

Match Software has announced Fonts Manager 3 for Mac OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra. It’s a font management system for users who need to manage large font collections.

Fonts Manager supports instant activation of single fonts or entire folders, support of iCloud Drive, DropBox and Google Drive, and is compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud and QuarkXPress. Each font can be visualized in continuous sizes 8-500 with the user own phrases.

Fonts Manager’s list price is $19.99. It’s available at the Mac App Store, as well as on the Fonts-Manager site (http://fonts-manager.com), where users can download a fully functional 30 days evaluation copy.

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Jun 23
Tixeo client designed to provide encryption for OS X group...

Tixeo (www.tixeo.com) has introduced a native Mac client designed to offer a real end-to-end encryption for group videoconferencing with Mac or PC. It provides an architecture enabling end-to-end encryption for group videoconferencing while maintaining a high adaptability to network fluctuations, according to its developers.

This innovation has been made possible by the SVC on Demand (Scalable Video Coding on Demand) technology created by Tixeo's R&D department. The Tixeo Mac app will allow you to simply organize online meetings from any workstation.
During group video conferencing, participants can share their desktop and eventually give control to another participant.

Tixeo is a paid subscription service. However, you can try it for free for 30 days.

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