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macOS New App Release – Human Anatomy Solution

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Product Announcements  – CS Odessa of San Jose, California has released Solution Park, Human Anatomy Solution. The anatomy solution for ConceptDraw PRO allows one to quickly assemble medical diagrams of central and peripheral nervous systems, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, endocrine system, reproductive system, urinary system, skeletal system, muscular system, integumentary system, lymphatic system, sensory system, visual system, and immune system.

Many in the medical profession are involved in description and instruction, ConceptDraw PRO with its new paid anatomy solution makes quick work of visually communicating medical information to any audience.

ConceptDraw PRO is well-known for its ability to exchange documents with Microsoft Visio – the de facto standard in business graphics documents. It can open and save documents that can be used by Visio (VSD, VDX and VSDX documents) users. It is supported by the powerful business solutions located in Solution Park, and retails for only US$199 per end user license.

ConceptDraw Office v4 is the third generation suite of ConceptDraw products that uses InGyre4 integration technology to share data between its applications, allowing user to switch gears for different tasks more quickly. It includes ConceptDraw MINDMAP v9, ConceptDraw PROJECT v8, ConceptDraw PRO v11, and the Solution Park with many solutions to power you through difficult and time consuming tasks. The ConceptDraw Office suite is designed for knowledge workers, project managers, managers, and academics. It retails for US$499 and can be purchased directly from CS Odessa or their resellers.

The Human Anatomy libraries and samples are available at for $25 (USD) to users of ConceptDraw PRO v11 and ConceptDraw Office v4, via Solution Park. ConceptDraw products support the latest versions of both Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows. ConceptDraw PRO is a perpetual license with no annual fees associated with it. It is an economical and powerful solution for users.

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macOS New App Release – Path Finder 7.6

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Product Announcements – Cocoatech of San Francisco, California has released Path Finder 7.6, a free update of their popular file browser for users running OS X High Sierra 10.13. Path Finder allows you to view hidden files, compare, merge and synchronize folders, batch rename and batch select files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system and much more. Path Finder is one of the oldest software on the Mac OS X market (*first released in 2001) and boasts a large and loyal userbase. The application is extremely customizable and allows you to work how you want. Become a master of file management with Path Finder 7.6!

Path Finder 7.6 now takes advantage of the new APFS cloning feature: duplicating a file on your hard drive now takes only a couple of seconds, regardless of the file size. Duplicate large files with Path Finder 7.6 and start working with the copy immediately!

What’s new:

  • File copying defaults to file cloning (available only on APFS formatted disks)
  • Fixed various crashes, exceptions and incompatibilities when running on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

Supported Languages: Path Finder supports Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish languages.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or newer

You can try Path Finder for free for 30 days with all the features available to you during that period. Path Finder costs $39.95 (USD) for a single user license applicable for up to 3 user-owned computers. The software is available for purchase from the Cocoatech online store or from within the application itself. Volume license discounts available.

macOS New app Release – Art View 2

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Product Announcements – Code Line of West Hills, California has released Art View 2, the Quick Look enhancement for Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite documents. Offering quick answers to common questions, Art View is a major time saver that allows users to preview, inspect, and reveal dependent font and image files from within Apple’s Quick Look preview feature.

Features:

  • Improves Quick Look Icons, Thumbnails and Previews
  • Makes Quick Look Compatible with Graphics Documents (including .ai, .indd, .ase, .fh11)
  • Works with Adobe Illustrator Docs Saved with or without PDF Compatibility
  • Stand-alone Application Works Independent of Graphics Applications
  • Display Fonts, Images and Swatches
  • Reveals Dependent Font Files and Linked Image Files in Finder

Art View provides users with previews of design files that normally aren’t compatible with Quick Look. It also gives quick answers to common questions like what fonts, images and colors were used, and reveals dependent files. Art View works independent of other applications so users that don’t have graphics applications installed are still able to take advantage of its features.

“Graphics files are visual by nature. By expanding the types of files that can be seen in Finder windows, dialog boxes and other applications, we really feel that Art View helps improve the workflow of designers and people that work with them,” explains Matheau Dakoske, President of Code Line.

Art View 2 (v2.0.2) is available as a free, 15-day demo and is available for purchase online. A single-user license is $24.95 (USD). Art View requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later (including macOS 10.13). For more information visit Code Line’s website.

macOS New App Release – Winclone 6

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Product Announcements – Twocanoes Software of Naperville, Illinois has released a MacOS High Sierra compatibility update for Winclone 6. Winclone is the essential solution for cloning and migrating Boot Camp on the Mac. Fully compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10, Winclone makes it easy to clone, migrate, and backup Windows installed on a Mac. Winclone Pro features stand-alone package installation for mass deployment of Boot Camp in enterprise environments.
“High Sierra is an amazing update to macOS and Winclone 6 takes advantage of the great new features,” said Twocanoes Founder Timothy Perfitt. “The new filesystem and security features of High Sierra work great with Winclone 6, and we are excited to support High Sierra with Winclone 6.”

Winclone 6 for Mac creates an exact clone of the Boot Camp partition for backup or migrating Boot Camp to a new Mac. If data gets lost or stolen, use Winclone to restore Boot Camp from a Winclone image. Included free in all editions is Winclone Backup, a file-based backup utility that automatically backs up Windows user files from OS X. Winclone Backup ensures that your Windows files are backed up on a regular interval.

High Sierra Features:
Better SIP compatibility. When you restore a Windows 8 or later Winclone image on a recent Mac (generally 2013 or later), you no longer need to disable SIP.

APFS support. Package install of Winclone images now fully supports creating a Boot Camp partition on disks that are APFS formatted.

Faster Package Creation. With the new “write on copy” feature of APFS, creating a Winclone package is instantaneous if the image and package are on the same APFS filesystem.

New Features in Winclone 6:
Support for migrating to new Macs – Winclone 6 supports cloning and restoring Boot Camp on Apple’s new USB-C MacBook and MacBook Pro models.

Read/Write Mounting of NTFS Volumes:
Mount Boot Camp or other NTFS drives in read/write mode whenever you need to copy data between Mac and Windows volumes.

Tools to Make Cloning Easy:
A fresh Toolbar for Easy Access to Tutorial Videos, Tech Support, In-App Upgrades and more!

Winclone 6 is available in three editions:

  • Winclone Basic for simple Boot Camp cloning and restoring on a single Mac
  • Winclone Standard for migration between up to two Macs and cloning other drives
  • Winclone Pro for enterprise deployment of Boot Camp

Winclone System Requirements:

  • macOS 10.11 or higher, including MacOS High Sierra
  • Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • Boot Camp partition

Winclone 6.1.5 is available now at the Twocanoes online store and is a free upgrade for current Winclone 6 customers and customers with active Maintenance Contracts. Volume & Educational pricing is available.

macOS New App Release – Cocktail 11.0

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Product Announcements – Maintain of Ekero, Sweden has released Cocktail 11.0 (High Sierra Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS High Sierra 10.13. Cocktail is a general purpose utility for macOS that lets you clean, repair and optimize your Mac. The application serves up a perfect mix of maintenance tools and tweaks, all accessible through a clean and easy to use interface. Cocktail’s features are arranged into five categories that helps you manage various aspects of your computer. It also comes with an automatic Pilot mode that allows you to simply press a button and relax, knowing that Cocktail will take care of the rest.

Disk

  • Automatically check S.M.A.R.T. status of disks
  • Enable or disable journaling
  • Set disk sleep (spindown) time
  • Modify standby delay
  • Change other disk sleep settings
  • Force eject CD/DVD

System

  • Run periodic maintenance scripts
  • Purge inactive memory and optimize virtual memory usage
  • Manage Spotlight indexing
  • Erase Spotlight indexes
  • Modify Time Machine settings
  • Rebuild Launch Services and Help databases
  • Rebuild Mail’s Envelope Index
  • Update locate and whatis databases
  • Force empty the Trash
  • Change startup mode or set startup delay
  • Disable startup sound
  • Disable Notification Center and App Nap

Files

  • Clear system caches
  • Clear user caches
  • Clear font caches
  • Clear virtual memory swap files
  • Clear temporary files
  • Clear Internet caches
  • Clear cookies, download lists, form values and history files
  • Clear Adobe Flash Player caches and cookies
  • Clear applications caches
  • Search for corrupted preference files
  • Delete unnecessary localization (language resources) files
  • Clear and manage (view, print and save) log files
  • Delete invisible DS Store files
  • Delete locked or inaccessible items

Network

  • Change speed, duplex and MTU of network cards
  • Easily optimize network settings for common connection types
  • Modify IP configuration parameters
  • Configure File Sharing settings

Interface

  • Customize look and features of Finder, Dock, login window and other system services
  • Modify hidden settings of Safari, iTunes and Launchpad

What’s New:

  • Added compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13
  • Updated Automator actions
  • Updated Help files
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, improvements and enhancements

System Requirements:
Cocktail (High Sierra Edition) requires macOS High Sierra 10.13 to run. Cocktail (Sierra Edition) for macOS 10.12, Cocktail (El Capitan Edition) for OS X 10.11, Cocktail (Yosemite Edition) for OS X 10.10 and Cocktail (Mavericks Edition) for OS X 10.9 are available for download from Maintain website.

Cocktail is $19.00 (USD) for a single user license and available for purchase from the Maintain website. When unregistered, Cocktail runs in demo mode and will expire after the tenth launch.

macOS New App Release – SyncMate 7

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Product Announcements – Eltima Software of Frankfurt, Germany has released SyncMate 7, a revamped version of their powerful synchronization tool for OS X. The latest version of SyncMate brings support of Android 8 and iOS 11 running devices and is fully compatible with macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).

SyncMate is a powerful sync tool that supports data synchronization between Mac and numerous devices and online accounts. One can sync Mac with Android and iOS devices, other Mac computers, online accounts (iCloud, Dropbox, Google), any mounted and MTP devices. SyncMate also offers syncing with Microsoft services – Office 365 Home and Business accounts, Outlook, OneDrive.

SyncMate allows syncing personal data like contacts and calendars, media files (music, videos, playlists, images), folders with files, bookmarks, and more. The main advantage of SyncMate is that it syncs data directly between applications on Mac and supported devices and accounts, not just saving it as a backup file. With SyncMate one can mount devices as Mac disks, manage mobile texts on Mac, and lots more.

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.8.5 and later
  • Android 3.x – 8.x; iOS 5.x -11.x
  • Office 365 Business requires OS X 10.9 and later

All registered users of previous versions of SyncMate Expert can upgrade with 50% discount. Contact our Support team at support@eltima.com for assistance. Do not forget to test Free edition before purchase. SyncMate can be purchased directly from the company store website.

macOS New App Release – Package Central 1.10

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Product Announcements – Zevrix Solutions of Toronto (ON) Canada has released Package Central 1.10, a compatibility update to the company’s file packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central solves the problem of centralized packaging and archiving of InDesign projects in a workgroup environment, and can serve unlimited users on a network

The new version introduces support for the recently released macOS 10.13 High Sierra and is offered as a free update to licensed users. Package Central is now also upgraded to 64-bit architecture, which improves the app’s performance and reduces the likelihood of memory-related errors when working with large documents.

Under the Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The software automatically collects InDesign files along with their fonts and links, thus freeing user’s time for important tasks such as design and layout.

Package Central performs all its tasks automatically on a dedicated workstation and can run absolutely unattended. The software can also send email notifications triggered by certain processing steps and errors. Package Central offers the following key features:

  • Automatically collect InDesign files from watched hot folders
  • Create hot folders for various packaging settings
  • Create PDF and IDML files on the fly
  • Automatic email notifications of process stages and errors
  • Assign variable package folder names
  • Update modified links automatically
  • Detailed processing logs
  • Maintain a single set of settings for entire workgroup

Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 (USD) from Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Package Central requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2017.

macOS New App Release – Boot Runner 2

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Product Announcements – Twocanoes Software of Naperville, Illinois has released a High Sierra compatible version of Boot Runner 2. Boot Runner is the ideal OS selection manager for dual boot Macs. It offers a customizable startup screen and remote boot control, ensuring Windows or other operating systems are available to receive critical security updates at the right time. Boot Runner 2.2 includes customization options to make the startup selection screen easy for users to choose the OS environment that they need.

Twocanoes Software announces macOS High Sierra compatibility for Boot Runner 2. Boot Runner is the ideal OS selection manager for dual boot Macs. It offers a customizable startup screen and remote boot control, ensuring Windows or other operating systems are available to receive critical security updates at the right time. Boot Runner 2.2 includes customization options to make the startup selection screen easy for users to choose the OS environment that they need.

Boot Runner is an essential boot management solution for dual-boot Macs that delivers unmatched user and administrator control of system startup for a single Mac, a lab or a fleet of managed Macs. Now administrators can manage a wider range of environments using virtual machines as startup disks with a choice of hosts, including Parallels, VMWare Fusion and VirtualBox, to deliver the most versatility possible to Mac users and administrators.

A deep set of control options are available to administrators for remote startup of groups of machines for specific uses or to perform maintenance. Boot Runner scheduling enables administrators to ensure the availability of Windows or other operating systems during scheduled maintenance windows. Mass deployment of Boot Runner managed preferences or configuration profiles takes effect immediately, giving full remote and automated control of Mac boot behavior and state for all of the Macs under management.

The Boot Runner selection screen guides users to choose their system among the available startup disks. This selection screen is created by the administrator who uses Boot Runner to customize startup selections for their school or business with text and graphics. Boot Runner 2.2 includes the following features:

Disks:

  • Support for Boot Camp partitions including Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
  • Support for virtual machines as startup disks (Parallels, VMWare Fusion or VirtualBox)
  •  Support for Chrome OS and Linux-based operating systems

Administration:

  • Schedule startup into specific OS for scheduled maintenance or group usage
  • Remote management of boot selection
  • Remote management of selection screen
  • Display or hide restart button
  • Display or hide shutdown button

Selection and Login:

  • Menu bar boot selector
  • Custom login options
  • Auto-login to OS X account
  • Auto-launch of virtual machine host
  • Auto-logout and return to Boot Runner selection screen
  • Control virtual machine shutdown and logout

Interface:

  • Custom boot volume icons
  • New screen customization options
  • Customize selection screen popover text
  • Customize marquee text formatting

Boot Runner 2.2 System Requirements: macOS 10.11 or higher including macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Optional:
A Boot Camp partition and/or virtual machine operating system with a supported installed OS such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Chrome OS and Linux

Boot Runner 2.2 is available now at the Twocanoes online store. Volume & Educational pricing is available for any number of Macs. Boot Runner 2.2 Lab and Site Licenses now include the first year of premium support and maintenance for free.

macOS New App Release – Graphic Inspector 2.4

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Product Announcements – Zevrix Solutions of Toronto (ON) Canada has released Graphic Inspector 2.4, a compatibility update to company’s quality control solution for images and vector graphic files. Graphic Inspector can check entire folders of documents for potential problems according to specific workflow requirements. The app is the only tool on the market that lets graphics industry professionals inspect both raster images and Adobe Illustrator documents.

The new version introduces support for the upcoming macOS 10.13 High Sierra and is offered as a free update to licensed customers. Graphic Inspector is now also upgraded to 64-bit architecture, which improves the app’s performance and reduces the likelihood of memory-related errors when working with large images.

“I’m surprised no one else thought of it before: to display every bit of useful information about vector or raster graphic files and flag the ones that match rules you define,” writes Jay Nelson in Layers magazine. “With its combination of price, utility, and thoughtful design, Graphic Inspector is a rare gem.”

Graphic Inspector is designed to help users of any trade, whether it’s print, prepress, web design, electronic publishing or digital photography. For example, users can quickly locate files whose color mode is CMYK, format – TIFF, resolution is below 300 dpi, ICC profile isn’t “US Web Coated” and so on.

Graphic Inspector offers the following key features:

  • Check multiple images and vector files
  •  Customizable checkup presets
  • Common checks such as resolution, color mode, ICC profile and file size
  • Professional prepress checks: spot colors, fonts in vector files, image compression and more
  • Complete EXIF, IPTC and GPS metadata

Graphic Inspector can be purchased from the Zevrix web site for $19.95 (USD), as well as from authorized resellers. Graphic Inspector is free with purchase of PDF Checkpoint or InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for users of version 2 ($10 to upgrade from version 1). Graphic Inspector requires macOS 10.7-10.13.

macOS New App Release – MOOS Project Viewer 3.2

Product Announcements – Stand By Soft of Craiova, Romania MOOS Project Viewer MOOS Project Viewer 3.2. After several months of development a major version has been released that adds support for reading Microsoft Project 2016 files. Users can now open .mpp files generated with any version of MS Project including the latest one.

For those users that need to open .mpp files and see their content in a graphical way – just like in MS Project – then MOOS Project Viewer is the right solution. If no editing is needed then the price of a Microsoft Project license is not justified. Even more users will have the possibility to open the files on any operating system (Windows, Mac OS X , Linux) as the product is platform independent.

Multiple views are available and the files can be opened from external storage services as MOOS Project Viewer is integrated with Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive. This way users can access the projects from any location and at any time. Printing is also available allowing users to generate customized reports.

MOOS Project Viewer is available at the MOOS Project Viewer website and can also be downloaded from the site.