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macOS New App Release – SnipNotes 1.0


Product Announcement – Indie software developer, Felix Lisczyk of Coburg, Germany has released SnipNotes 1.0 for macOS. This new note-taking solution for the Mac supplements and extends the existing SnipNotes apps for iOS and Apple Watch. SnipNotes combines a highly configurable clipboard manager with an intelligent note-taking app: Users can quickly save any content from their clipboard, text and images from websites, addresses from Maps and much more.

SnipNotes categorizes notes automatically based on their content and provides an action for each type. For example, when the user saves an address, SnipNotes will show a little map of the location and can redirect him to Apple Maps for further details. When SnipNotes recognizes a date or time, it allows the user to create a calendar event right within the app. SnipNotes recognizes many more content types like flight numbers or phone numbers and provides intelligent actions for each type.

SnipNotes for macOS transports this concept to the Mac and integrates into many system technologies like Handoff and the new Touch Bar. Some of the app’s highlights include:

  • Users can view, edit and organize their notes from iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
  • Notes synchronize seamlessly between all devices over iCloud
  • SnipNotes integrates into the menu bar, notification center, system services and the share menu – This gives users quick access to their notes and allows them to create new notes from anywhere
  • Notes can be organized with categories, custom note titles and search functionality
  • Users can select multiple notes and move or delete them with drag and drop
  • The integrated settings menu allows users to customize font sizes, define their own keyboard shortcuts and much more

SnipNotes is a premium app without any advertisements or in-app purchases. Synchronization of notes takes place through the user’s private iCloud account. Notes are not stored elsewhere and can only be accessed by the user.

System Requirements:

  • macOS Sierra (10.12) or later
  • 16.8 MB

SnipNotes 1.0 for macOS is only $3.99 until 07/09/2017 and $8.99 (USD) afterwards. The app is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.

macOS New App Release – String replacer 1.4


Product Announcement – Tension Software of Milano, Italy has released String Replacer 1.4 for macOS. String Replacer allows users to find and replace a list of strings inside files and folders directly or in batch mode.

It allows users to operate on multiple files using a multiple string couple replacement list. It works with just a single click or using drag and drop, also in batch mode replacing inside thousands of files thousand of find/replace couples of string.

String Replacer can replace strings inside any text files, (text, htm, html, tsv, csv and any other file that can be opened as a text file). It can replace in a single pass an unlimited number of strings with other strings, and parsing one or more file from a list of files and folder content, (including all the files nested inside folders at any nested level).

String Replacer is document based to offer the advantage to save all the settings, the list of files and folder to precess and list of string to replace, inside the document and to have all this data ready to be used again for reuse opening the document and executing the replacing operation in batch mode, just clicking a button.

String replacer can work also on files and folder (with nested contents) via Drag and Drop. Users just need to drop a file or a folder on the dedicated area of a target document and the dropped file (or all the files inside the dropped folder) will be processed and string replaced as specified inside the target document.

String Replacer use a simple Master/Details interface to edit all the strings a user needs to use. In addition, strings used for Find/Replace can be imported/exported from/to text files in various format for maximum flexibility in all the operations.


  • Can replace strings on an unlimited number of selected files and files inside folders at any nested levels
  • Can specify for folders, extension of files to work on (skipping the others)
  • Can use an unlimited list of strings to find and replace
  • Can use plain text replacement or complex grep functions
  • Works in batch mode, replacing on an unlimited number of files with a single click
  • Import of Find/Replace strings with automatic encoding recognition, data preview, field selections, destination selections
  • Export of Find/Replace strings with selection of fields and various format available: TSV, CSV, CSV-S, HTML and even a custom format
  • Order of execution of Find/Replace can be now modified moving rows in the strings substitution list
  • Document based can specify a base sources on disk to work on and use it at successive relaunch of the document without further input
  • Works also in drag and drop mode, it’s enough to drop a file on the document to have it processed
  • PDF User Guide included with the application and accessible via the help menu.
  • Fully sandboxed, ready and optimized for the latest OS X release

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • Optimized for macOS 10.12 (Sierra)
  • 64-bit processor
  •  4.4 MB

String Replacer 1.4 is just $14.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. It’s also available through the Tension Software website.

macOS App Sale – Yummy Software App Sale – All $2

Product Announcement – Yummy Software of Verwood, United Kingdom has announced that their week long Sizzling Summer Sale on the Mac App Store where all titles are discounted to just $2 for the duration. Their well established product range of advanced file transfer apps have earned a reputation for speed, productivity and ease of use and are relied upon by thousands of businesses worldwide every day. The Yummy Software product range includes:

  • Yummy FTP Pro – an advanced Mac file transfer app which provides a full-featured professional toolkit combined with blazing speeds and impeccable reliability, so whether you want to transfer a few files or a few thousand, schedule backups, edit and maintain websites, even automate transfers, you need this time-tested and truly dependable app.
  • Yummy FTP Lite – a basic version of our flagship pro-level FTP client app Yummy FTP Pro. Featuring blazingly fast transfers, unparalleled reliability, and all the basic file management features required for those who need nothing more than excellent FTP SFTP FTPS.
  • Yummy FTP Watcher – automate uploads, downloads and syncs between your Mac and any number of FTP/S SFTP WebDAV/S servers, watching chosen folders for changes and acting upon them. Automate and empower your workflow with ease.
  • Yummy FTP Alias – quick and simple drag & drop FTP to your Desktop. Drag your files onto an FTP Alias icon in the Finder or Dock to upload them to your FTP/S SFTP WebDAV/S server… it’s that easy!

System Requirements: Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

The sale started June 19 and all titles are discounted to just $2 for the duration.

macOS New App Release – Data Extractor 1.5


Product Announcement – Tension Software of Milano, Italy has released Data Extractor 1.5 for macOS. Data Extractor 1.5 allows users to extract data in a sparse format contained inside files and collect them in an internal structured table. Collected data can be exported at any time in various format (CSV, TSV, HTML, Custom).

Data extractor can parse thousands and thousands of file in few seconds and collect all the raw data inside. It uses simple instructions about how to recognize data, how to extract them and where to put these data inside a structured table, ready to be exported.

When the data you want to extract are recognizable inside a text by a start label and the end of data by another label or a newline or return or a tab, Data Extractor can extract it and do in few seconds, the job would require weeks or months or even years to do by hand.

Data Extractor provides all the knowledge to accomplish these specific tasks in a fast and smart way inside a beautiful and elegant, Mac only, native application. Data Extractor provides an internal database table, where the user can create how many columns she/he likes, where data can be collected.

Data are always available for export on disk in CVS (comma separated value), TSV (tab separated value) or html table format. Name of custom fields can be used as first record during exportation (for successive smart importing).

Data Extractor is document based and any document can be customized for fast batch processing of large amount of data with specific sources, rules of extractions and custom destination fields. Creating many documents the user can create as many custom ‘extraction set’ he needs to extract from different files and with different extraction rules.

The application includes a PDF user guide with also 4 practical lessons with demo documents (on our site) on how to extract data from text files and put them inside a custom, user created table. Due to the complexity of the operations we know that it is a lot easier to show to the user some examples of usage, before explaining from a general point of view how the app works.


  • Transform order or data in general you receive via email in a database records (Data Extractor can parse directly emails pointing at your mailbox on your Hard Disk)
  • Collect order received as server output when not directly inserted inside a database
  • Extract data from files one by one, also dragging them via Drag & Drop
  • Can process folders extracting from all the files inside nested to any level
  • Convert data provided in one format to another when the first format uses a recognizable patter with labels to identify data fields
  • Adjustable data columns positions
  • Extract data from files where data are written all in one file with record separated just by a distinctive string
  • Extract data from files where records are separated by newline with fields all in one line identified just by labels
  • Extract data from text document with non unique, ambiguous tags , using special tags usable to instruct Data Extractor where to really start collect data
  • Parse files only if they respond to certain characteristics
  • Extract data only if they respond to certain characteristics
  • Extract data also when it is specified by more then one label (it can put different extraction in the same destination field)
  • Can use ‘Case Sensitive’ option for data tags

New in this release:

  • Additional force option: ‘Prefix at Start of Line’
  • Extraction algorithm improved
  • Bug fix extracting data with start tag having a space as first character
  • Other minor bug fix
  • Optimized for macOS 10.12 Sierra

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • Optimized for macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • 64-bit processor
  • 6.7 MB

Data Extractor 1.5 is only $49.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. It is also available through the Tension Software website.

macOS New App Release – Mirror for Fire TV

Product Announcement – AirBeamTV of Naarden, Netherlands has released Mirror for Fire TV application on the Mac App Store and on their website. Screen Mirroring has been around on MacOS since WWDC 2011 as AirPlay Mirroring, but only for MacOS users who also use an AppleTV. AirBeamTV is the first company worldwide who made it possible to mirror screen and audio from any Mac to all major Smart TV brands and connected TV devices.

Amazon Fire TV is a digital media player owned by 12% of US households (comScore: 2016). The Fire TV does not have a native option for Screen Mirroring from Apple Mac computers. AirBeamTV has added this much appreciated functionality. To enjoy Screen Mirroring from Mac to Fire TV, users need to follow a simple two-step process:

  • Step One is to install the (free) Mirror Receiver for Fire TV app on their Fire TV. The easiest way to do this is from the Amazon websitte.
  • Step Two is to download and install the Mirror for Fire TV app on the Mac. A free trial version of this application is available on the AirBeamTV website.

The Mac App can be purchased through the Mac App Store for $8.99. To use sound as well as video, Mac App Store users need to install a separate audio driver, which can be downloaded for free as well from the AirBeamTV website.

macOS New App Release – Precise Screenshot 1.5


Product Announcement – Tension Software of Milano, Italy has released Precise Screenshot 1.5 for macOS, the important update of their next generation tool to take screenshots from the Mac screen. Precise Screenshot can select a resizable portion of the screen with the usual drag method or it can use pre-fixed size area from a customizable popup menu (with the sizes the user needs) or also use the full screen area.

Specify a new specific screen size to take screenshot with high precision is just a matter of selecting it from the custom popup (or resizing and dragging it in the traditional way). The screenshot frame area shows it’s size and position in the upper side border. The screenshot can be moved and resized with precision 1 pixel by 1 pixel.

Precise Screenshot can take shot immediately or using a timer selectable from 0 to 10 seconds (showing a count down). It can works even when in background using a status menu on the right part of the menu bar to take screenshot when other apps are in foreground and in active status. It offers also a useful tool palette with all the setting controls. It can save to the clipboard (with the picture immediately available for use) or to disk in selectable custom places.

Precise Screenshot can save to disk in JPG, PNG, TIFF format. It can save with/without alpha channel (for transparency). ‘Include Menu’ mode to always include in the shot the upper part of the screen with menu bar area included Desk Frame mode to capture any portion of the screen (menu bar excluded)

The app can use a custom file name using meta-tags, with serial number (automatically increased) and or using date elements (Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minute, Second). It can optionally alway float all over the other applications with the Shot Selection area. It provides a contextual menu for 1-click commands over the Shot Selection area

The user can modify any setting at any time, also in the middle of the work as required by different situations. Precise Screenshot can offer a preview of the latest screenshot in a floating palette. Optimized for macOS 10.12, it is fully sandboxed offering the maximum protection level combined with the maximum flexibility. It’s small, fast and full featured, it has all you need for a precise and perfect work. Embedded PDF User Guide included.

What’s new for this release:

  • Enhanced status menu
  • Contextual menu (right-click) in the Shot Selection area for 1-click commands.
  • Shot Selection area optionally always floating over all the other applications (also when in background)
  • Optimized for macOS 10.12 (Sierra)

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 13.4 MB

Precise Screenshot 1.5 is $5.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.

macOS New App Release – Putty 8.0.0


Product Announcement – Wine Reviews of San Francisco, California has released Putty for Mac 8.0.0 for macOS today. Putty 8.0.0 is another major release, we have added Certificates from Apple to fix the security warnings to this release. Please see the full change-log below for all the exciting changes in this release.

Putty is one of the Best Terminal Emulators available today. It Supports different types of Network Protocols such as SSH, FTP, SCP, Telnet etc. In Windows it is used as SSH Client to connect to Your Linux server or for some other purpose But what will you do if you are on Mac? You might be thinking , Is there any Software like Putty for Mac Available? The answer is Yes! With the help of some other Software’s we can Use putty on MacOS although Putty is used widely on Windows Platform. Official Versions of Putty are available on Unix like Platforms, and now it’s widely available for Mac systems running OSX 10.9.5 or higher.

SSH is available by default in Mac and Linux or Unix. Although users can use terminal for SSH connections, still there are some benefits in using Putty such as other clients don’t keep connections alive whereas Putty does. Also it is cool to use Putty as a SSH client if users are doing some CISCO Stuffs, transferring files, managing files on a server or whatever.

Supported Protocols:

  • Telnet
  • FTP
  • SSH
  • SCP

Version 8.0.0 New Features:

  • Added Certificates from Apple to fix the security warnings
  • Added a dialog box when closing multiple windows
  • Fixed a crash when you open a new session if you’re in the configuration screen or the terminate session dialog box.
  • Fixed a bug in pTerm for 10.11.6 and older OSX installs
  • Fixed a couple more dynamic lib linking bugs
  • Fixed yet another crash in Browse
  • Fixed a couple windowing bugs
  • Other small random bug fixes

Putty 8.0.0 is only $15.00 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available from the website. Users who have purchased Putty in the past three months are entitled to a free upgrade. Putty comes with three months of upgrades and of course, a 14-day money back guarantee. FastSpring is the preferred storefront, customers can pay with Credit / Debit Cards, PayPal, Amazon payments, Wire Transfer, etc. This store is very secure, simple and fast.

macOS New App Release – Tray Player 1.7


Product Announcement – Neonway of Darmstadt, Germany has released Tray Player 1.7, the important update to their music player for macOS, that became available on AppStore on May 12, 2017. Tray Player allows users to play audio files on their computer. Tray Player Lite quickly sorts through the files that users Drag & Drop into the app, and plays only the files that contain audio.

Tray Player:

  • Supports multiple audio formats, such as MP3, M4A, WAV, AIFF, CAF, MP4, MP2, MP1, AAC, AU, M4R, TS, MOV, QT, MPG, 3G2, VOB
  • Displays the name of the track currently playing
  • Allows users to skip to the exact spot in a track
  • Has 3 play modes: in order, loop and shuffle
  • Offers unlimited space for audio tracks
  • Easy to use, with controls resembling those of a hand-held MP3 player
  • Has 3 Drag & Drop locations: the app window, the app icon in the status menu, and the app icon in the dock

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 12.6 MB

Tray Player 1.7 is just $1.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide through Mac App Store in the Music category.

macOS New App Release – Calcline 4.2.3


Product Announcement – Tension Software of Milano, Italy has released Calcline 4.2.3, an important update to their macOS math calculator in a small stripe window. Calcline allows users to have a powerful algebra solver in small stripe window taking just a small portion of their Mac’s screen. It opens in a flash ready to be used.

Anyone can use it for simple additions or for complex formula using and assigning variables and constants. Variables and constants can be managed and assigned in a intuitive to use table (in a separate window) with simple clicks. Performed calculations can be displayed in a separate log window (content retained over re-launches)

Calcline offers an array of functionalities to help you work in a fast and effective way. Users can work with all the variables and constants in a separate window, creating, deleting, and assigning them with click and edit. Users can also create and assign variables via calcline assignment x=…

Anyone can specify precision display up to 16 decimal positions, work in radians or degree, and have always available a popup to paste (without errors) all the available formulas, and defined variables and constants. Variable and constant values can be displayed inside the main stripe windows. If users need detailed instructions Calcline has a PDF User Guide included (as does any application created by Tension Software).

Any performed calculations can be saved inside a log. Users can select to show step-by-step calculation or just the result. Log content is retained over re-launch of the application, and can be reset at any time. Variables and constants can be displayed also in a compact form inside the main calc window

Calcline works with your international preferences settings (as example it uses ‘,’ for decimals or ‘.’ depending of your country. You can force at any time the value you like via the preferences.

It works also as a service to all the other apps are installed on a Mac. Users just select a math expression in any other app they have and from the service menu (available in any application on OS X) just paste the result.

Using it in an advanced way, Calcline offers mathematical expressions with infinite level of parenthesis to nest expressions and a large selections of math functions as: square root, cube root, trigonometric sine, trigonometric cosine, trigonometric tangent, trigonometric arcsine, trigonometric arccosine, trigonometric arctangent, hyperbolic sine, hyperbolic cosine, hyperbolic tangent, hyperbolic arcsine, hyperbolic arccosine, hyperbolic arctangent, natural logarithm, base 10 logarithm, exponent base e, exponent base 2, exponent base 10, absolute, ceil, floor, factorial computation.


  • Opens in a flash, it’s Mac native code only for Mac only (no cross-platform crap inside)
  • Uses a small stripe windows that let you still focus on the other task you are working on
  • Evaluates mathematical expressions with parentheses, nested functions, variables and constants
  • Easy to use and effective
  • Variable creation and reference inside expressions are very easy using an interactive table
  • Constant table with editable values
  • Variables and constants values are retained over different runs
  • Expressions solved optionally step by step showing all the mathematical passages
  • Uses a very small window, expandable if necessary to show vars/consts
  • Offers calculation service to other Apps, just selecting an expression and choosing ‘Calc With Calcline’ from the services menu
  • Based on a custom fast calculation engine developed by Tension Software on macOS
  • Uses long double calculation (High precision with up to 16 decimal digit precision)
  • Popup for fast introduction of variables and constants in formula
  • DEG and RAD calculation for trigonometric functions
  • Numeric format customizable depending the user needs and country
  • Values and position retained over relaunches
  • Embedded PDF user guide

New in this release:

  • Better handling of error with empty name variables and constant
  • Other minor bug fixes
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra optimized

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 7.6 MB

Calcline 4.2.3 is just $4.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store.

macOS New App Release – Invoices 3.1.1


Product Announcement – Tension Software of Milano, Italy has released Invoices 3.1.1, an important update to their app designed to create, manage and print commercial invoices on the Mac. Using Invoices users can create commercial invoices with just simple click operations inserting pre-made values.

Invoices allows to have a pre-made list of:

  • Customers
  • Products and services as a custom long free-form text description
  • Products and services as rows of a multi item invoices with automatic calculation of total based on quantity and prices introduced
  • Bottom notes where to specify payment methods and others
  • Private note for internal purpose only

Invoices is smart in creating and making your invoices:

  • Invoices are created with customizable date and unique serial per invoice
  • Data input is easy, fast and error proof.
  • Can manage track number and order number
  • 2 different value of taxes can be applied to total
  • 2 different tax ID can be used for customers
  • It can assign VAT values based on the customers automatically (very useful as example for VAT in Europe if customers is in another country or outside Europe)
  • It can change on the fly price, discount, quantity of product items you are going to insert in item based invoices
  • Invoices can be printed with custom company logo and header
  • Page format A4 and USA-Letter are managed in native way
  • Free form text descriptions and items by row invoices can coexist in the same document
  • Invoices can be searched and sorted early by year customers and many other values
  • Data used for input can be sorted and filtered before inserting for an easy to do input
  • Invoices can have layout with customer on right or on left with position ready to be used for mail shipment
  • Invoices can be seen as they will be printed and zoomable at different values
  • Generated invoices are easy to print using your printer
  • Import/Export functions to import form TSV and CSV values and export in many formats included custom formats, all with a wonderful native and easy to use Mac interface
  • Generated invoices are easy to save as PDF (for email sending)
  • Full User Guide in PDF explaining in details how to use it, accessible under the Help menu.

Invoices is easy to use and adjustable to any country requirements:

  • All the label composing the printed invoice can be customizable in the preferences according with your language.
  • You can generate final invoices with only labels in your language.
  • Tax ID and Tax percentage over total are customizable and optionally usable, you can set it in accordance to your country/state rules.
  • Settings are different for different documents, so you can have different set of values for different companies you manage.
  • Numbers, currency, money amount, date are all customizable in accordance with your settings.

Invoices is document based, users can manage as many company as they like, one for document and in a document they can manage all the invoices of a single company for all the years. If users need to keep records also of credit invoices for a company, as example, they can simply create another document to manage them.

Invoices is Apple CoreData native, it can manage a very very large amount of data with no problems at all. Invoices is fully optimized for macOS 10.12 Sierra.

New in this release:

  • Now allows up to 3 decimal number in Tax %
  • Improved visualization of decimals numbers when value is < 1
  • Bug fix quitting with opened documents
  • Other minor bug fixes

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 7.6 MB

Invoices 3.1.1 is just $34.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other languages) and is available through the Mac App Store in the Business category.