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macOS – Insights 5.1


Product Announcement – KnowledgeMiner Software of Berlin, Germany has released Insights 5.1 for macOS Sierra, a performance update to its critically acclaimed application that implements original self-organizing modeling based on the Group Method of Data Handling or GMDH for classification, diagnosis and forecasting problems of complex nature for decision support. Following the principle of Occam’s razor the app autonomously develops complexity-minimized predictive models from observation data and generates new knowledge in form of explicit, dynamic regression model equations that describe the data for further analysis, interpretation and theory formulation purposes. Insights extracts all information needed for model development from the observation data which is why it is increasingly recognized as a superior alternative and supplemental tool to established assumption-based confirmatory science approaches for complex modeling.

Today we are facing an ever-widening spectrum of complex problems which require analysis and research. However, in many cases it is impossible to create reliable analytical models using classical confirmatory science-based methods since there is incomplete knowledge of the processes involved, which requires making often unjustified assumptions to fill the missing knowledge. Environmental, medical, and socio-economic problems are but three examples. Here self-organizing modeling methods help to overcome this knowledge gap and to reveal relevant relationships inherent in complex systems in an adaptive, fast, reliable and objective way.

Insights for macOS Sierra is a professional yet convenient tool for autonomously building predictive models from data of complex systems by model self-organization. Taking observational data that describe a system or process the software constructs a working mathematical model of that system by AI-powered knowledge extraction technologies. It implements a unique set of powerful modeling tools such as self-detection of relevant input factors, cost-optimized and prevalence-sensitive classification or similar-patterns recognition. The app is applied by corporations, universities, research institutes and individuals worldwide for health and life sciences related problems, energy forecasting, sales prediction, financial and resource planning, engineering problems, climate change modeling and many more.

Feature Highlights:

  • Original, high-dimensional, self-organizing, inductive knowledge and data mining from observation data
  • Based on the outstanding GMDH approach which is recognized as the first Deep Learning method
  • Automatically develops analytical models and model ensembles from data along with explicit mathematical equations that describe the data as an interpretation of how the model works
  • Integrates all complex tasks – such as relevant variables selection from up to 2000 inputs, knowledge extraction, model development and validation – into one process and hides it from the user
  • Live Prediction Validation technology
    * Model deployment and export to Microsoft Excel, ready-to-use Python, Objective-C, AppleScript source code, or TEXT to be used in Matlab
  • Powered by 64-bit, parallel, cross-platform, self-organizing modeling engine for multi-core CPUs

Insights 5.1 comes with various, updated example models, such as cost-optimized models for fetal state monitoring, QSAR models for toxicity screening of chemical substances, or climate models for ozone concentration and global mean temperature. More than 20 examples are included for illustrative purposes, taken from the fields of Climate Change, Energy, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, and Business.

Language Support: English, Spanish, and German

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.9 or later
  • Any Mac with 64-bit CPU, 8 GB RAM recommended
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1400 x 800 pixel

Insights for macOS Sierra is available as either Free, Student, Advanced, or Pro edition exclusively from the KnowledgeMiner Software website.

macOS – World Clock Deluxe 4.15.3


Product Announcement – MaBaSoft of Milano, Italy has released World Clock Deluxe 4.15.3, an important update to their popular world time utility for macOS. World Clock Deluxe is a reliable and easy-to-use time tool for companies and organizations regularly communicating with people across the world, frequent travelers, and home users having family or friends in other countries or time zones.

World Clock Deluxe displays multiple digital or analog clocks in a highly configurable horizontal or vertical palette, in the menu bar, and in the Dock, and can show the time in over 1,600 cities and 200 time zones and world times, including Greenwich Mean Time, Coordinated Universal Time, and Internet Time. It comes with a variety of date and time formats and can display seconds, weekday, date, date change, time zone, offset from UTC, and offset from local time.

With World Clock Deluxe users can easily organize clocks so that they always have a good overview of the displayed times. Colors and labels can be assigned to clocks to quickly single out the local clock or different groups of clocks. Clocks can be sorted by name, time, longitude, longitude offset, or label. Seldom used clocks can be hidden and different clocks can be displayed in the palette, in the menu bar, and in the Dock.

World Clock Deluxe also helps users with phone calls to other countries and international meetings. The Time Converter quickly calculates corresponding dates and times in different cities or time zones, while the Meeting Planner allows users to easily identify the best time for online chats, conference calls, or video conferences across multiple time zones. Conversion results and meeting details can be easily shared via Mail or Messages, saved to a note, or added to a reminder.

With World Clock Deluxe, users can finally show the weather all over the world. World Clock Deluxe downloads National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather reports and displays temperature, pressure, visibility, wind conditions, and precipitations.

Version 4.15.3 solves the incompatibilities with macOS 10.12 Sierra, re-introduces weather reports after NOAA terminated the web service, and updates daylight-saving time information for Turkey.

Language Support: English, German, French, Dutch, and Italian

System Requirements: macOS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, or 10.12 (Sierra)

World Clock Deluxe 4.15.3 is a free update for registered version 4 users. It is $10.00 (USD) for users who purchased version 3, and costs $19.00 (USD) for new users through the company web site. Family, Site, and World-wide licenses are also available.

macOS – SimpleumSafe 1.1.1


Product Announcement – Simpleum Media GmbH of Hamburg, Germany has released SimpleumSafe 1.1.1, their data encryption app for macOS.

“ECSM is the EU’s annual advocacy campaign that takes place in October and aims to raise awareness of cyber security threats, promote cyber security among citizens and provide up to date security information, through education and sharing of good practices.” (Source: European Cyber Security Month Website)

The BSI (Federal Office for Information Security) coordinates the German actions in the European Cyber Security Months.

SimpleumSafe is an easy-to-use app for password-based encryption of personal and professional data. Thanks to proven AES-256 encryption technology, used by government, banks and industrial enterprise, all kinds of digital information are well protected against attacks from the Internet, as well as unauthorized access. With SimpleumSafe, anyone can create and use different safes at various locations such as hard disk, USB flash drive or cloud storage. The size and number of files to be encrypted is only limited by the capacity of the selected storage medium.

SimpleumSafe combines intuitive operation and ease-of-use. Much of what users have already learned during daily use of the Mac can be applied using the Encryption-App. Files of any size and various formats can be transferred by drag-and-drop into the safe and can be handled as simple as conventional files.

Opening the safe and decryption of files is done via a user-defined password. Moreover, SimpleumSafe offers numerous tools for importing, organizing, tagging, and editing of the files. SimpleumSafe is designed for the average consumer, who wants to protect and archive personal information, as well as for companies who are interested to protect personal information and secret documents from unauthorized access.


  • Simple and intuitive usability
  • trong encryption with AES-256
  • Extensive support of Drag & Drop
  • Organize files similar to Mac Finder
  • Mark files and folders with beautiful tags
  • Store safe locally, on USB device, and in the cloud

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X Version 10.10 Yosemite or higher
  • 30.2 MB

SimpleumSafe for Mac is available for $19.99 USD in the Apple Mac App Store – in German and English.

macOS – BatchOutput PDF 2.2.23


Product Announcement – Zevrix Solutions of Toronto (ON) Canada has released BatchOutput PDF 2.2.23, a maintenance update to its PDF printing automation solution for Mac. The software allows users to print PDF files from watched hot folders, saving the time and effort of opening and printing each document manually.

The new version makes BatchOutput PDF compatible with the recently released macOS Sierra and is offered as a free update to licensed users. The updated also fixes an issue in which blank pages could be printed under some rare conditions.

With BatchOutput PDF users only need to drop their PDF files into watched hot folders – and the software will print the documents automatically using the hot folder settings. For example, the app can generate hot folders for color and black-and-white printers, specific paper sizes, duplex modes, various color profiles and other controls.

BatchOutput PDF offers reliable, robust and affordable solution for users of any trade, whether it’s print, publishing, legal offices, education or financial sector:

  • Batch print PDF files automatically from watched hot folders
  • Create presets for various print settings
  • Work with other programs while BatchOutput PDF prints in the background
  • Specify password for encrypted PDFs
  • Save time and hassle of printing each PDF manually

In addition to the single-user version of the program, Zevrix also offers BatchOutput PDF Server that can serve unlimited users on a network.

BatchOutput PDF can be purchased from Zevrix website for $24.95 USD (Server version $99.95), as well as from Mac App Store and authorized resellers. The update is free for licensed users of version 2. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput PDF supports Mac OS X 10.5-10.12.

macOS – Audio Book Converter 2.2.0


Product AnnouncementMacsome Inc. of Cortaro, Arizona has released a major upgrade for its primary program Audio Book Converter for Mac version 2.2.0. The latest version of Macsome Audio Book Converter Plus for Mac is compatible with MacOS Sierra 10.12. It can also work on iTunes 12.5.1 perfectly.

Besides, Macsome Inc. also get iTunes Music Converter for Mac and windows update. The software, which can convert iTunes music playlist to MP3 or AAC on your Windows and Mac. It’s a significant update that update Danish Language Pack, update registration related Language Pack, and update user icon to mail icon of registration window.

Macsome Audio Book Converter can remove DRM from protected audiobooks purchased from iTunes Store or Amazon Audible and convert DRM-ed AA, AAX, M4A, M4B audiobook files to common MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, and FLAC at 30x super faster speed with CD quality.

Macsome iTunes Music Converter is a powerful converter to convert any audio files which could be played on iTunes with high conversion quality. You may use it to convert M4P, .aa, Audible audio book you bought to MP3 or AAC format, to play them anywhere.

Macsome Audio Book Converter 2.2.0 is available at the price of $34.95 USD and iTunes Music Converter is currently available for $39.95 USD from the Macsome Inc. official website.

macOS – TopXNotes 1.8.3


Product Announcement – Tropical Software of Atlantic Beach, Florida has released  TopXNotes for Mac, an app that allows you to create a note by typing, dragging, or importing, has been updated to version 1.8.3. The upgrade provides performance enhancements, a few new features, and bug fixes. You can now “Email Current Note” (or part of a note). The default toolbar icon set has been completely re-arranged.

With TopXNotes you drag and drop to create notes from any other text application or drag to import text and/or RTF documents. You can also cut and paste from other applications. Once the information is created, TopXNotes’ category system can be used to create categories that meet your needs or file them in folder-like groups. For example, you can have one for home, one for office, and one for school.

The app allows you to build your own categories (with names, icons and colors). The NoteOrganizer feature lets you filter your notes by name, note page number, date created, date modified or category.

TopXNotes’ MultiView feature allows you to view more than one note at once in adjacent views. While you work, TopXNotes’ sliding Text toolbar automatically hovers right above where you are typing.

Once you have your notes organized, you can prioritize them with TopXNotes’ QuickNotes feature, and then use password protection to protect them from prying eyes. Finally, you can use TopXNotes for Mac and its mobile partner, TopXNotes iOS (for iPhone, iPad and iPod) to take your notes with you.

Tired of all those loose bits of information spread all over your hard drive in multiple documents requiring opening multiple apps to see them? Opening many apps sucks up your valuable Mac memory and slows it down. Are you tired of trying to remember which note was written in which application and where you put it? Use TopXNotes to import all your notes and organize them in one place with the option to password protect and encrypt sensitive information.

TopXNotes – Your Personal Information Organizer:
Use TopXNotes advanced drag and drop to create notes from any other text application, or to drag to import text and/or RTF documents. On the other hand, cut and paste from other applications. Once the information is created, use TopXNotes’ category system to create categories that meet your needs, or file in folder-like groups. Have one for home, one for office, and one for school, or a car project, or recipes, or anything at all.

TopXNotes – Your Personal Information Organizer:
As a Mac user, the Mac’s desktop Finder is familiar to you, so you will find our NoteOrganizer highly intuitive. To improve that experience, we have moved beyond the Finder to allow you to build your own Categories (with names, icons and colors) to customize the experience for your needs. You will use the TopXNotes NoteOrganizer to organize your notes and quickly find things. TopXNotes NoteOrganizer lets you filter your notes by name, note page number, date created, date modified or category. You can also rapidly reverse sort or instantly switch between multiple NoteOrganizer display layouts.

TopXNotes – MultiView Convenience:
Use TopXNotes’ unique MultiView feature to view more than one note at once in adjacent views. Think of it like opening a book to multiple pages at a time.

TopXNotes – MultiView Editing:
Using MultiView speeds up note editing by simplifying comparing notes, rearranging information from one note to another, combining notes, separating a long note into 2 or more notes, and other tasks. While you work, TopXNotes sliding Text toolbar automatically hovers right above where you are typing.

TopXNotes – MultiViewing:
In addition to helping edit your notes, TopXNotes MultiView allows you to show multiple notes on a theme at once. For instance, you might have a shopping list, budget and websites in adjacent notes for shopping. Alternatively, you might organize your day by having a list of calls, a list of errands, a project outline, and today’s To-Do list side by side by side by side. There is no end to the combinations you will find useful.

TopXNotes – QuickNotes at your fingertips:
Once you have your notes organized, prioritize them with TopXNotes QuickNotes feature. Just click to check the QuickNotes category for your most critical information. Now you will be able to instantly access that note from the QuickNotes menu. Whether you have many windows open or the TopXNotes main window minimized, your QuickNotes are always instantly accessible from the desktop or from the TopXNotes Dock menu for your convenience.

TopXNotes – Security:
Once you have your notes organized be sure to use our password protection to encrypt those notes with sensitive information, or you can set a password to shield all your notes from prying eyes. In this fashion, you have easy access to all your information, including the sensitive items.

TopXNotes Sync – Notes “On the Go”:
Use TopXNotes Mac and its mobile partner, TopXNotes touch (for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) to take those notes with you that you want while you are away including shopping lists, to-do lists, directions, or anything you want.

TopXNotes – Reviews:
TopXNotes was awarded 4 out of 5 mice by Macworld magazine in their “Summer of Mac Gems” series of reviews, by Macworld Australia, and recently by Macworld UK. TopXNotes was rated “9 of 10” by Macsimum News (now part of MacTech), and highly rated by the Macintosh Guild, Macworld, Macworld UK and Mac360. Dennis Sellers recently rated it 10 of 10 for Apple Daily Report. TopXNotes has been critically reviewed with high marks on many occasions and you can find links to all the reviews on our website.

TopXNotes – Macworld Review:
Macworld praised the TopXNotes “clean, single window interface that puts controls for highlighting and marking up your text right at your fingertips,” as well as for its “killer” QuickNotes feature.

TopXNotes – Mac User Group Review:
Sue Beal, president of the Upper Keys (Florida) Macintosh Users Group calls TopXNotes “Inexpensive, unobtrusive, and just plain handy.”

TopXNotes – Mac360:
Ron Mc Elfresh, of Mac360 stated: “I’m a notes freak. I have notes on everything. From to-do items to code snippets to tasks and projects to article ideas. Here’s an understated, unloved, deceptively powerful notes app worthy of some Mac love…it’s loaded with user features that set it apart from other note taking apps. TopXNotes is deceptively powerful and flexible, probably because the interface is immediately familiar.”

New Features:

  • Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) Ready
  • The Tropical Store version of the app now requires a minimum MacOS version of 10.6, the same as the Mac Apple Store version requires
  • Added “Email Current Note” command to Notes Menu, and to the toolbar
  • Encrypted notes now indicated in NoteOrganizer by a lock symbol in the note icon

Try Tropical’s reliable TopXNotes 1.8.3 to “get organized” today! TopXNotes 1.8.3 is available for $39.95 (USD) from the Tropical Software web site, the Apple Mac App store, Amazon, and other select Macintosh software resellers. TopXNotes 1.8.3 is a free update to customers who have already purchased version 1.5 or later. Existing customers with an older version (previous to 1.5) can upgrade to version 1.8.3 for only $19.95 from the company’s web site.

macOS – Currency Assistant 3.2.6


Product announcement –  – MaBaSoft of Milano, Italy has released Currency Assistant 3.2.6, an update to their currency converter for macOS. Currency Assistant allows users to easily calculate conversions between 174 world currencies (all major circulating currencies plus the 19 Eurozone legacy currencies) and updates exchange rates automatically over the Internet. Version 3.2.6 solves incompatibilities with macOS 10.12 Sierra and restores the automatic update of the International Monetary Fund rates.

Currency Assistant is a very flexible currency converter; users can define multiple conversion windows which can contain up to 24 currencies. Converters are very easy to set up or edit and have an Action pop-up menu to quickly accomplish recurrent tasks, a Rate pop-up menu to view and copy exchange rates, and a tape in a drawer to log results.

With Currency Assistant users can quickly calculate conversions to multiple currencies and automatically convert the result of expressions. In addition to that, multiple amounts can be copied from a spreadsheet or another document and pasted to the desired input display: Currency Assistant will automatically convert the pasted amounts and log results in the tape. Finally, Currency Assistant can import text files, Word documents, and text clippings containing series of amounts and automatically convert the enclosed values.

Working with results is also very easy. Amounts can be copied from a display or from the tape, conversions can be exported by dragging them from the tape to a document in another application, and the tape can be saved to a RTF or plain text file and printed. Moreover, configurable Copy Special commands allow users to copy results including ISO code, currency name, or symbol and quickly copy frequently used text snippets containing conversion results, ISO codes, currency names, and symbols.

Managing currencies is simple and straightforward with Currency Assistant. The Currencies window allows users to quickly search, sort, edit, batch edit, and restore currencies, set a base currency, and automatically update exchange rates. Currency Assistant uses the rates published by the European Central Bank, the Bank of Canada, the International Monetary Fund, and the Bank of Italy to automatically update exchange rates.

Language Support: US English, German, French, Dutch, and Italian

System Requirements: macOS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, or 10.12 (Sierra)

Currency Assistant 3.2.6 is now 50% off and available for just $8.95 (USD) for new users or $4.95 (USD) for Euro Assistant Pro registered users. Version 3.2.6 is a free update for registered version 3 users. Site and world-wide licenses are also available. Currency Assistant is available through the Mabasoft web site.

macOS – PhotoScissors 3.0


Product AnnouncementTeoreX of Craiova, Romania has released PhotoScissors 3.0, the important update to their photo editing and retouching tool for macOS. PhotoScissors is positioned as a really easy photo editing and retouching tool and it fits this role very well. With it, a user can remove a background from a photograph or replace the background with a more picturesque one in less than a minute. PhotoScissors automates 99% of the work and has a very simple user interface, so retouching a bad photo is really easy with the tool.

The process of moving an object on the picture is simple. The user roughly marks the object on the picture and the background. No precise selection or pixel hunting is needed. Then the program automatically cuts the foreground object from the background and analyzes the surrounding textures to automatically fill the hole when the user moves the object somewhere else. For even better fit, a number of filters and adjustments are available in the program too.

Such intuitive approach allows adjusting the picture with very little effort. Move a couple closer to each other; move a statue a bit to make it better fit the Rule of Thirds; dislocate a boat on the horizon or a tree in the woods. Possibilities of PhotoScissors are unlimited and are very accessible even to users with no photo-editing experience.

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
  • 64-bit processor
  • 10.9 MB

PhotoScissors 3.0 is only $19.99 and is available worldwide through the PhotoScissors website. It is also available through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. A trial download is available.

macOS – Caato Time Tracker 1.0.1


Product Announcement – CS Software Consultancy Ltd of London, United Kingdom has released an update to CAATO Time Tracker for Mac.  Time tracking should be easy and effortless. That’s what Caato Time Tracker+ is about! It was designed and streamlined in close cooperation with our clients and the result is a reliable, easy-to-use and hassle-free application.

Caato Time Tracker+ is perfect for you as a small business owner, designer, consultant, developer, architect, lawyer or freelance worker for tracking your work time or billable hours. Caato Time Tracker+ has powerful features, yet it’s extremely simple to use.

Organize your activities in projects, add notes for a better description and use folders (Pro version) for clients or archives. Caato Time Tracker+ features a report view with detailed entries which gives you a quick overview of all that you have accomplished. The date range filter helps you focus on only the tracked time you are interested in. Billing your clients is a matter of seconds with filter presets like “Last Month” and handy CVS and enhanced excel export (excel export in Pro version).

If you’re wondering how many hours you’ve already worked today, just take a look at the app icon or the menu bar status and you’ll know! To get more specific insights, use the sorting function or power search with instant feedback.

Easily stay on top of your time: Caato Time Tracker+ features a 3-tier hierarchy of projects, activities, and detailed time entries. In the Pro version, Caato Time Tracker+ allows you to sync your time with your other Macs or iPhone and Apple Watch. Caato uses its own cloud for high reliability and fast syncing.

Focus on your work – Caato Time Tracker+ keeps your time: You can always add, delete or edit entries on every level for maximal flexibility. Excel (Pro version) and CSV export options enable you easily to build reports with your favorite spreadsheet application or send reports directly via email.


  • Start and pause with one click
  • Allows instant editing of entries in the past
  • Tracks projects, activities and detailed time entries including seconds
  • Add notes and copy time entry data to clipboard
  • Setting for automatically converting hours to 24 hour days or 8 hour workdays
  • Tracks multiple projects at once, if you choose to.
  • Sorting, filtering, and search functions for easy overviews
  • Date range filter with presets and individual date range picker
  • Easy Excel (Pro version) and CSV export with formatting options and email feature
  • Group projects into folders and choose folder color (Pro version)
  • Sync time with other Macs or iPhone and Apple watch (Pro version)
  • Context-sensitive totals in the status bar
  • Menu bar item for quick access
  • Shows today’s working hours or the number of currently tracked projects in dock icon
  • Retina resolution support
  • Quick and friendly support

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 5.1 MB

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Requires iOS 9.0 or later
  • 19.5 MB

Caato Time Tracker+ 1.0 for Mac is Free and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Business category. Caato Time Tracker+ for iPhone and Apple Watch is also Free and available worldwide through the iOS App Store in the Business category. Users can upgrade to Caato Time Tracker+ Pro on their Mac via In-App Purchase for $5.99/month or $29.99/6 months (USD). Pro includes Folders, Syncing and Excel Export (Mac only). All users receive a 1-month free Pro trial after Registration.

macOS – Default Folder X 5.0.7


Product AnnouncementSt. Clair Software of Denver, Colorado has released Default Folder X 5.0.7. Default Folder X’s custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Pop-up menus let you quickly navigate your folders and open Finder windows. Previews, file information, Spotlight tagging and comments are there when you need them. Open, save, and get back to work: Default Folder X is workflow for the rest of us.

This version of Default Folder X fixes a few compatibility issues with macOS 10.12 Sierra, and brings resizable windows to its preferences to make it easier for users to manage their favorite and default folders. Anyone using Default Folder X 5 should update to version 5.0.7.

What’s New in Default Folder X 5.0.7:

  • Fixes a crash that occasionally occurs at startup under macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • Corrects problems handling minimized Save dialogs. This was causing Default Folder X not to appear in Save dialogs when it should.
  • Addresses problems detecting the current folder when running on systems for which Default Folder X isn’t localized.
  • Fixes a bug that could cause an inoperative file dialog to be left on-screen.
  • The Folder, Shortcut and Options windows in the preferences are now resizable.

System Requirements: macOS 10.10 through 10.12

Default Folder X 5.0.7 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95 (USD) and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95. Please see the St. Clair Software web site for screencasts, screenshots, a full change log, and additional feature information. St. Clair Software strongly recommends that anyone using Default Folder X on El Capitan or Sierra install this update.