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macOS New App Release – UI Browser 2.8.2

Product Announcements PFiddlesoft of Quechee, Vermont has released version 2.8.2 of its popular product, UI Browser, the “ultimate assistant” for GUI Scripting with AppleScript, and a developer utility for exploring Apple’s Accessibility API.

UI Browser helps you to explore, manipulate, and monitor the user interface of most macOS applications running on your computer. With the push of a button, it also generates AppleScript statements to control any application using GUI Scripting, even applications that are not otherwise scriptable. No other utility provides all of the information you need in order to write scripts using GUI Scripting.

Version 2.8.2 of UI Browser now supports the purchase of registration keys from our new eCommerce provider, Paddle. Existing customers who already own a registration key purchased from eSellerate for an earlier release of UI Browser 2 can continue to use it to run this new release, which is a free upgrade. Customers who do not already own an eSellerate key must purchase a key from Paddle to run this release after the trial period expires. A Paddle key can only be used to run release 2.8.2 or later of UI Browser 2.

Version 2.8.0 added these new features:

* UI Browser now supports new Accessibility features introduced in macOS Mojave 10.14. It also incorporates new PFAssistive Framework 3.9.0 and PFEventTaps Framework 1.6.0. UI Browser now requires OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later.

* UI Browser now uses Apple’s Hardened Runtime in Mojave for increased security. It may require user authorization to perform some tasks.

* UI Browser has been notarized by Apple to assure users that it is from a trusted developer and was scanned for malicious code by Apple to ensure its security.

* UI Browser’s Target menu now includes Apple’s new Script Menu application in Mojave. The Script Menu application handles the Script menu extra if Script Editor preferences are set to show it in the menu bar.

* UI Browser supports Dark Mode in Mojave.

* UI Browser now uses the current “Highlight color” setting in System Preferences to highlight the target UI element when running in Highlight mode.

* AppleScript statements generated by UI Browser can now be sent to Script Debugger 7 from Late Night Software, as well as Script Editor, Smile and earlier versions of Script Debugger.

* UI Browser implements numerous performance enhancements and a number of minor bug fixes.

Download a free, full-featured 30-day trial version of UI Browser now at the PFiddlesoft website.

New customers may purchase UI Browser for $55. It is a free upgrade for registered owners of UI Browser 2.0.0 and later. UI Browser 1.4.1 is no longer supported and no free upgrade path is available.

UI Browser is based on the PFiddlesoft Frameworks, including the PFAssistive and PFEventTaps Frameworks. The frameworks are written using Objective-C, and they support 64-bit architectures using reference counted memory management and ARC. Developers can license the PFiddlesoft Frameworks for distribution or use with their own products that use Apple’s Accessibility and Quartz Event Taps technologies. The frameworks may be licensed free of charge for personal use or for distribution or use with a free software product. A modest license fee is required to distribute or use the frameworks with a product for which payment is requested or required. Source code is available for a separate fee. Different terms apply to large or established commercial software developers. For more information, go to the PFiddlesoft website.

macOS New App Release – Gonector 1.2.2

Product Announcements 24U Software of Zvole, Czech Republic has released Gonector 1.2.2, a new version of the latest FileMaker plug-in designed specifically for mobile custom apps running on iPads and iPhones. The new version adds direct support for mobile payment terminals from Infinite Peripherals and Ingenico, making it possible to seamlessly integrate credit card payments processing directly to the custom app developed with the FileMaker platform.

About payment terminals:
Accepting credit card payments on the go has strict security requirements, which are even not the same on the east and west sides of the Atlantic ocean. Common approach is that the mobile sales person is equipped with a stand-alone payment terminal, so whatever amount they need to charge needs to be manually entered on the terminal’s keyboard.

If the source of the data about the sale is a custom app running on an iPhone or iPad, the most convenient way to implement the payment process is to integrate the payment terminal directly with the app, so that the sales person does not have to re-type the payment amount to the terminal. The application also securely receives confirmation or denial of the payment, so it immediately and reliably knows, whether the payment was successful.

The payment terminal takes care of reading encrypted data from the customer’s credit card. In Europe it also takes care of directly processing the payment transaction online with the credit card issuer. In North America the payment terminal can just provide the encrypted data to the custom app, which then uses payment processing service, such as Stripe, to actually process the payment transaction.

About Gonector:
Gonector is a FileMaker plug-in that allows a native application for iPhone or iPad to communicate directly with mobile hardware devices. Being able to interact with professional mobile devices enables you to use the FileMaker platform to create a POS, Inventory and lots of other heavy-duty mobile business apps with friendly, fast, and reliable user interface.

The plug-in already supports mobile receipt printers, RFID readers, barcode scanners, digital weighing scales, and even NFC reading built into iPhone 7 or newer, which does not require any additional hardware to work.

Since the mobile processing differs between North America and Europe, 24U has chosen one popular brand of payment terminals for each continent, Infinite Peripherals for North America, and Ingenico for Europe, and added support for their devices to the Gonector plug-in to allow such seamless integration for custom apps developed using the FileMaker platform.

Availability and Pricing of Gonector:
Licenses for Gonector start at $499 (USD) per app deployed to up to 20 users. License for Payment Terminals Edition of Gonector is available for $7,999 and includes implementation support for one type of payment terminal. The software can be ordered from the website.

macOS New app Release – Umbrella

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Product Announcements Hyperbolic Software of Burolo, Italy has released Umbrella. Umbrella reports the duplicates the moment they are created. This helps to forget the boring job of dealing with huge results when using a standard duplicate tool. Umbrella is the only duplicate-prevention tool available on the market. It is unobtrusive, easy to use, and powerful.

Once a source is added, Umbrella monitors the folder content and reports the duplicates the moment they are created. The duplicates are automatically marked for fast removal. Umbrella is a perfect Tidy Up 5 complement, and used together they will keep the Mac clean and efficient.

Some of the new key features are:
* Modern and efficient interface
* Search by files
* Search in iTunes database
* Search Photos image files
* Monitors any folder of your hard drives
* Customize criteria to determine the duplicates
* Automatic mark for removal
* Replaces the files with hard links
* Restore the removed (or moved) items if a mistake was made
* Multiple files preview
* Full integration with Tidy Up 5
* Plus many more

System Requirements:
* Umbrella requires macOS 10.14 or later

Pricing and Availability:
Umbrella can be purchased starting from $19.99 (USD). Currently, Umbrella is available on the Company website.

macOS New app Release – Commander One 2.0

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Product Announcements Eltima Software of Frankfurt, Germany has released Commander One 2.0, the newest version of their dual-panel file manager for Mac. It serves as a great alternative to Finder, Mac’s default file manager, and other popular apps such as Total Commander for Windows and Android File Transfer for Mac. Commander One has already recommended itself as a great file management solution and has been acknowledged by a number of respected weblogs and portals. Here is what the new version of Commander One has to offer you:

Additions:
* an ability to open and edit files stored on online connections
* an ability to open and edit files in archives (except for RAR)
* an ability to open and edit files on MTP and iOS devices
* support for Box.com
* support for Backblaze.com
* a new type of connection for OpenStack Swift (Object Storage), with Keystone authentication services v.1 and v.2
* an ability to choose server endpoint for Amazon S3
* support for new regions in Amazone S3: cn-north-1 Beijing, eu-north-1 Stockholm
* SSO support for OneDrive
* Microsoft Cloud Germany (office.de) support for OneDrive
* an ability to work with “Shared with me” folder on Google Drive
* an ability to mount to WebDAV servers with untrusted HTTPS certificate
* support for encryption on online connections
* support for Dropbox Business
* support for Google Team Drives
* support for Finder Extensions (Dropbox, Google Backup and Sync, etc.)
* support for Finder Tags
* support for dark mode on macOS 10.14
* Italian and Portuguese localizations
* support for OpenSSH keys for SFTP connections
* an ability to select a UI language in preferences
* an ability to configure the appearance of the built-in preview
* an ability to configure the appearance of the built-in Terminal

Improvements:
* the functionality of operations queue
* the operation speed of WebDAV connection
* the icons size changes when adjusting the font size
* the functionality of built-in Terminal
* work with MTP devices
* support for UTF-8 for FTP connections

Fixes:
* the support for Cyrillic characters for FTP connections
* the display of symbolic link icons
* the support for AZERTY keyboard

Commander One 2.0 has everything you liked about it in the previous versions, including:
* Dual pane interface with three view modes and unlimited tab-browsing
* Queuing file operations
* Assigning hotkeys to various actions
* Advanced search with the help of regular expressions, Spotlight search support
* Support for 7zip, ZIP, RAR (except compression), TarGz archive formats; compressing, extracting and accessing archived files
* Detecting computers that use NetBIOS protocol, displaying them as network computers
* Preview of various files, a large number of formats is supported, including binary and hex
* Mounting iOS and MTP devices
* Mounting Dropbox, Amazon, Google Drive accounts as an additional drive on Mac
* Choosing a program to open files
* FTP, SFTP and FTPS Client that allows changing file permissions
* Themes to change the looks and more

Pricing and Availability:
Commander One 2.0 is compatible with OS X 10.10+. The app has two editions – free and paid. The latter is known as PRO Pack and costs $29.99 (USD), the additional functionality it offers is available for a 15-day trial for free. Both editions are available for download from Eltima’s official website. It can also be downloaded from the Mac App Store

macOS New App Release – Mellel 4.2

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Product Announcements Mellel AAR of Tel Aviv, Israel, the developer of the leading word processor for Mac OS and iPad, is announcing the immediate release of Mellel 4.2, a new version including a completely re-written and innovative tables feature. Using styles, tables in Mellel now offer advanced features alongside the ability to maintain consistency in table design throughout the manuscript and from one document to the other.

“Clearly, our tables sucked before,” confesses Eyal Redler, one of Mellel’s co-founder and chief developer. “We’ve vehemently denied this, of course, but now that we have the best and most awesome tables feature, we can freely admit this.” Indeed, Mellel’s table feature – once strong and versatile – have become a weak spot in its otherwise shining armour of features.

The new table feature was completely re-written to suit the changing needs of users. Mellel, a long time favourite among writers of long-documents, who need to maintain consistency throughout the document and across documents, now offers an innovative Table Styles feature. This feature allows users to set every table option within a style, changes to which will be applied to every table using this style. Furthermore, templates within the style allow for adding text, and setting the size and positioning of variants to the basic style.

There’s more to Mellel tables than styles. Tables now support table headers and footers (and leading and trailing columns), repeating headers, colour alternation, outer padding, corner radius, smart vertical alignment, and much more.

Not unique, but really special, are the formulas. These can be entered to any cell, calculating sum, average, standard deviation, and more, and can mix within the same cell with text and other formulas – which is the complete opposite of the “spreadsheet as a table” concept.

A very welcome addition are the positioning and resizing options. You resize a table easily, with the columns and rows being resized proportionally. You can also set the table width proportionally, so it can change dynamically when the width available to it changes. You can also position a table anyway you like (at centre, right or plainly 15% from the left).

Finally, there are numerous but-of-course features, allowing users to add columns and rows easily, set the width of columns and rows in exact measurements, equalise width with a click, and much more.

Melle is priced at $49.00 and is available on their website

macOS New App Release – RailModeller Pro 6.1

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Product Announcements Isle of the Kakapo of Munich, Germany has released RailModeller Pro 6.1, their model railroad and slot car layout design solution for macOS. The app offers sophisticated tools that enable hobbyists to quickly design model train and slot car track layouts via drag & drop, features more than 250 libraries for popular track systems as well as scalable libraries for accessories usable across all model scales, and offers customizable views of track layouts in both two and three dimensions. This latest major update of RailModeller Pro features:

* New QuickFilter in the Library Catalog
The new QuickFilter allows you to show only e.g. curved tracks or crossings to quickly locate the types of tracks you need right now when designing your layout. This can significantly improve the design experience in particular when working with extensive track systems.

* JMRI Export
A RailModeller Pro layout can be exported to be used in the PanelPro application of the popular, free JMRI package for computer-controlled model railroads. This makes all tracks in a layout as well as most types of turnouts and crossings available in JMRI without any additional effort.
For more information about JMRI please visit the project’s website at http://jmri.org/.

* Improvements to Community Layouts
We have improved all aspects of the Community Layouts feature making it easy to browse the most popular layouts or model scales in a new leaderboard, find related layouts in the overhauled details view, or quickly spot the overall dimensions for layouts shared by our community of fellow model train hobbyists.

* Enhanced 3D Mode
A new settings panel offers additional control over the 3D viewing mode such as optionally hiding tunnel tracks, a new dark mode, and other customization options as well as a new function to export an image of the current 3D scene.

RailModeller Pro’s easy-to-use interface allows track designers to create layouts of up to 10km x 10km or 6.2 x 6.2 miles organized in up to 99 layers. The app includes all components to complete a train or slot car track layout, including flex tracks, buildings, symbols, and other items in scales from T (1:450) all the way up to G or IIm (1:22.5). Track elements can be dropped onto the layout, rotated, and positioned where desired, users can simply click to append one or more track elements in the layout, create tunnel sections, add graphical shapes, arrows, dimensions, import background images and specify baseboards to indicate the available space for a train layout.

RailModeller Pro automatically generates a shopping list, (including prices), as the layout is created, making for an easy reference when it comes time to purchase required components for the layout. An integrated stock management maintains the inventory of tracks already purchased, displaying the number of tracks remaining in stock when working on a specific layout or filtering the shopping list to show only missing tracks that need to be purchased to complete the layout.

Features:
* A library catalog featuring libraries for more than 200 track systems for all popular manufacturers of model train tracks
* Covers model scales from T (1:450) up to G or IIm (1:22.5)
* A clean and intuitive, Mac-like user experience
* An automatically adapting drawing canvas never running out of space
* Sophisticated, yet easy to use tools to quickly build awesome model train layouts
* Assistants that allow placing tracks at arbitrary heights, creating track grades, insert parallel tracks or close gaps
* Dedicated tools for creating tunnel sections
* Advanced functionality for creating selections
* Clean-up wizards for complex layouts
* Customizable viewing modes for visualizing the track layout in two and three dimensions
* Automatically generates shopping lists as the design is laid out
* The built-in stock tracking feature keeps track of items already owned
* Print layouts in any scale from a single sheet of paper to full-sized 1:1 scale
* Image import in various formats (PNG, JPEG, PSD, GIF, TIFF, PDF, and others)
* Export track layouts in numerous image file formats at any resolution
* An integrated help manual

System Requirements:
* macOS 10.11 or later
* 64-bit Processor
* 50 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:
RailModeller Pro 6.1 is available for only $39.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category. A free version, RailModeller Express – which is suitable for smaller layouts with a limited number of tracks – is also available through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category.

macOS New app Release – Mirror for Sharp TV

Product Announcements AirBeamTV of Naarden, Netherlands has released their new screen mirroring app for Mac computers exclusively developed for Sharp Smart TVs.

Sharp back in the game:
Last month, Sharp announced it agreed to establish a new form of partnership with TV manufacturer Hisense Limited to re-enter television business in the U.S.A. market the second half of 2019. Sharp will try to get a foothold in the growing market of cutting edge 4K/8K televisions.

Screen mirroring app for Mac:
AirBeamTV, global market leader in screen mirroring apps for Apple products, announced they have launched this new mirroring app for Mac users to provide existing and future Sharp TV owners a cutting-edge mirroring app.

According to the company’s CEO, Jan Van Ottele, AirBeamTV is adapting to the changing landscape of Smart TVs in the US market. “We have received a lot of requests from Mac users to provide a high-quality screen mirroring app for newer TV brands. With our app, Mac owners can share videos, photos and apps from any Mac device to Sharp TV models from 2012 and onward”. Important to notice is that the app also supports Sharp TVs running on the Android TV or Roku TV operating systems, or Sharp TVs using the Aquos sub brand.

Device Requirements
* Macbook, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini & Mac Pro
* Requires MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or newer

Pricing and Availability:
Mirror for Sharp TV is free to download on AirBeamTV’s website (trial version). Users can test the app free before upgrading to the paid version ($9.99 directly from the AirBeamTV website). The premium version has no time limits for mirroring and supports lifetime updates. For both the trial and the paid version, everyone can count on fast and free customer service.

macOS New App Release – GIPHY extension for Apple Mail

Mailbutler GmbH of Berlin, Germany, provider of the leading email enhancing software, released a GIPHY extension for Apple Mail. The free, easy-to-install plugin allows users to search for, preview and add GIFs from the GIPHY library, which serves up more than 1 billion GIFs on a daily basis, to their emails. With the pressure to stand out in a crowded inbox, Mailbutler’s GIPHY extension makes it easy for anyone to create fun, meaningful content that instantly connects with the recipient.

“In today’s world full of distractions, it’s increasingly difficult to capture a reader’s attention. Whether you want to create a dynamic email newsletter, or just wish to have some fun with your colleagues, you can add your personal touch through a GIF when words are just not enough,” said Tobias Knobl, CEO and co-founder of Mailbutler.

A study concerned with Dell’s email campaign confirms the overwhelmingly positive impact GIFs can have on email marketing. It showed that emails with GIFs are 6% more likely to be opened and 42% more likely to gain clicks for an email’s embedded links. Emails with GIFs also experienced a 103% increase in conversion rate and a 109% increase in revenue for Dell.

With Mailbutler’s GIPHY extension, users no longer need to exhaust themselves googling for instructions or downloading and converting files to make them compatible with their email provider. The extension brings them a possibility to simply access the entire GIPHY library and add GIFs with one click within their inbox, thus creating more engaging content and ultimately increasing conversion rates and revenue for the company.

macOS New App Release – Typinator 8.0

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Product Announcements  – Ergonis Software of Perg, Austria has released Typinator 8.0, a major new version of their highly acclaimed text expander. Typinator 8 offers a new statistics mode, where you can see the usage counts for abbreviations and sets, and how long ago an abbreviation has been used most recently. You can also sort your snippets by these values, to see which abbreviations you are using frequently and which ones you may have forgotten about.

Another great new feature of Typinator 8 is Magic Keys. You can now use the modifier keys Shift, Control, Option, and Command in abbreviations as if they were real characters. This allows you to use them as special trigger characters and offers a simple way to avoid conflicts in abbreviations.

A very slick user interface enhancement is the new “mini menu bar” right above the expansion field, where you can find all markers and editing functions in one central place. A nice side effect of this improvement is that the expansion field is now wider and you have more space to enter your expansions.

New is also the integration with Ergonis’ award-winning PopChar. With PopChar 8.2 or newer installed, you can now use Typinator to search for and insert arbitrary Unicode characters by their name or Unicode number. In combination with a hotkey for Typinator’s quick search, this is a great way to type arbitrary Unicode characters without taking your hands off the keyboard.

A long list of further new features and enhancements makes Typinator 8 the best text expander ever. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.

Typinator is a powerful, yet elegantly simple solution that boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and auto-correcting typing errors. Across all applications, it detects specific sequences of typed characters and automatically replaces them with text snippets, graphics, URLs, dates and special characters.

System Requirements:
* OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) or newer
* Recommended for macOS Mojave (10.14)

Availability and Ordering:
Typinator can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 8 is free for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator on or after January 1st, 2019. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company’s web site.

macOS New App Release – Duplicate Finder for Mac 4.6.0

Product Announcements Cisdem of Madelia, Minnesota has released Duplicate Finder for Mac 4.6.0 with improved user interface and increased speed of finding duplicate files. Cisdem Duplicate Finder is a lightweight, easy to use and powerful duplicate file finder for Mac. Users can use it to look for duplicate photos, music files, videos, documents, archives and other kinds of duplicate files on Mac’s internal storage, external HD, SSD, USB flash drive, memory cards, etc. The Auto-Select and One-click Deletion features allow users to remove unwanted duplicate files all at once.

“Many of us may have gigabytes of duplicate files on our computers, it’s almost impossible to accurately and quickly find them all by hand,” said Edward Riley, Cisdem’s project manager. “That’s why we developed Cisdem Duplicate Finder. This upgrade makes it even faster to look for duplicate files on supported devices. The scanning speed is significantly increased. You just need to click the Scan button, have a sip of your drink and let this duplicate file finder work its magic.”

What’s New in Version 4.6.0:
1. Refined interface
2. Improved duplicates finding speed
3. Fixed some minor bugs

Main Features:
1. Support various file types and formats
This duplicate file finder for Mac can scan selected folders and drives to look for duplicate images, audios, videos, documents and other types of files. Users can set it to identify duplicates by content (default) or by filename.

2. Find similar images
In addition to duplicate images, it can also find similar images. Users can set the similar level in settings.

3. Support various storage devices
This Mac duplicate file finder can also find duplicate files on external storage devices such as external HD, SSD, SD card, etc.

4. Remove duplicates from iTunes and Photos
Cisdem Duplicate Finder can find and delete duplicates in iTunes and Photos apps without damaging the libraries. It’s as safe as manual deletion.

5. Allow side-by-side preview
There are three preview modes for users to choose from. One can zoom in or out for better view.

6. Multiple selection options including Auto-Select
By default, this duplicate file finder for macOS will automatically select duplicate copies for users to delete. Totally, there are 4 selection options. With respect to similar images, there are 7 options including Select Lowest Resolution.

7. Allow high degree of customization Users can choose from multiple scan methods and removal methods according to their needs. In addition, there are scan filters, folder exclusion, extension exclusion and other options, enabling users to have control over the scan and removal process.

Price and Availability:
Cisdem Duplicate Finder for Mac 4.6.0 is available for download and purchase on the Cisdem website. Users can purchase a lifetime license for $29.99 and enjoy lifetime free upgrades. A free trial is available for download at the Cisdem website.