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macOS New App Release – Create Booklet 2.0.1


Product Announcements¬†– TheKeptPromise of Ratingen, Germany has released Create Booklet 2 (v2.0.1), their new Mac application. Create Booklet 2 has some big shoes to fill following its 5-star predecessor “Create Booklet.” Create Booklet 2 goes beyond what the pro market offered so far, while putting even more emphasis on user-friendliness. The idea behind this software solution is simple: Bringing professional booklet printing to everybody’s homes, even grandma’s and grandpa’s.

“We are very pleased to provide our clients with a tool which fulfills all the needs concerning booklet creation and printing and is yet very simple to use,” said Christoph Vogelbusch, CEO of TheKeptPromise. “We have extremely loyal customers, as Create Booklet goes far beyond what competitors offer. Yet we still had feature-requests and customers being overwhelmed with the complex topic of booklet creation. Create Booklet 2 is the answer to all those emails, it satisfies your every booklet need.”

To satisfy the pro users, Create Booklet 2 makes use of PDF boxes, allowing custom impositions and much much more. The Team is proud to open Booklet printing to everybody with these 3 key features:

1. Onboarding:
Creating the booklet comes with a few surprises: Pages should be a multiple of 4, the page size should be half of the paper you use and best of all you can write your favorite booklet in any app you love. Create Booklet 2’s onboarding gets customers up to speed before they run into any surprises. It gives all the information they need to feel comfortable and gives them their first booklet: The help of Create Booklet 2 itself as a booklet. During this onboarding, the app is also testing the printer to make sure that it’s smooth sailing from here on out and even the first booklet is instantly printed perfectly.

2. Presets:
On the quest of making the app as user-friendly as possible, TheKeptPromise introduced presets to Create Booklet 2. It makes even complicated booklets as easy as 1-2-3

1 Load PDF
2 Select a preset
3 Print

“Select a preset by us or create your own. We are sure presets will be loved by all: beginners and pros.” said CEO Christoph Vogelbusch. “Since presets make everything easy, Create Booklet 2 even includes a preset for a real book. Print, glue – done!”

3. Automatic warning system:
Create Booklet 2 has an automatic warning system. When you allow this many settings, things can go wrong. As soon as the program senses that something could be off with printing the booklet, it draws the user’s attention to the problem – before printing of course. Furthermore, Create Booklet 2 is not just drawing the user’s attention to the problem but also suggests ways of solving the problem.

The user-friendly approach is well received by the customers:
* “OMG! This is about the best and most valuable utility I have found in a loooong time. Finally I can create and print booklets from within Quark XPress without having to pay a fortune for their Printcollection XTension. Thank you so much!!!” – Guido Henke

* “Wow. I wish this existed years ago, or that I’d known about it. […]. Thank YOU. ” – Mark

* “THANK YOU for Create Booklet! I have used it several times now to print out playbills for my children’s various school plays, and it has been an absolute lifesaver.” – William W. Lin

* “I came across this site, and it was almost like a Christmas miracle ūüėČ Thanks so much for making and sharing Create Booklet. It works perfectly and really helped me out.” – Dan

* “This Create Booklet may just save my wedding :)” – Tim

* “Create Booklet is simply amazing. Drop dead simple to use and the results are perfect.” – Nate


  • Single click Presets like: Standard Booklet, Mini/Micro Booklet, Music Sheet and Simplified Book
  • Advanced Settings: Find anything you need and finetune Create Booklet for your product
  • Custom Presets: Create your own Presets for your daily use. You can even mark it as default in the Preferences
  • Booklet Factory: Process many booklets automatically. Apply the same presets to all or individual ones to each PDF
  • Mini Booklet Imposition: Design complex impositions, based on how your booklets should be on the big sheet of paper (We support fold and cut as well as cutting the full stack of paper)
  • Manual Duplex: You don’t have a duplex printer? Then this is the App for you
  • Booklet Factory: Convenient batch procession built-in.
  • Create a booklet from any app: Our PDF Service lets you print directly into Create Booklet
  • Export your booklet to a new PDF
  • Instantly print from Create Booklet
  • Online Help: Included documentation for the most common problems
  • Select output print format and orientation
  • Autocreate output paper size form the input document
  • Decide which PDF boxes are used as media and as crop box
  • Scale Pages based on fitting OR the input size
  • Fine adjust and layout your PDF to the final output size
  • Reverse booklet page order (allows right to left documents usage!)
  • Print pages in straight order, necessary in some specific use cases
  • Support for auto-rotation of landscape pages
  • Add page numbers with positioning and font settings
  • Split thick booklets into multiple thin ones or to create a book
  • Easily find booklet splits: Create Booklet adds an empty page in between
  • Creep compensation! Shift content to the inside so you can cut off the paper stand out
  • Easily staple booklets: Create Booklet adds staple marks on the first and last page
  • Rasterize complete PDF documents. Can save corrupted PDFs
  • Add a PDF crop box
  • Print cut marks onto the first sheet of paper or all
  • Create your own custom Imposition in our Mini Booklets feature
  • Preview your cut guides before you print
  • Direct PDF editing:
  • Add Empty pages
  • Add images
  • Add complete PDFs
  • Reorder pages
  • Remove unneeded pages
  • Split landscape pages into two portrait ones
  • Rotate pages

Supported Languages: English, German, French, Italian and Portuguese

System Requirements:

  • macOS 10.10 Yosemite or higher
  • 64-Bit Processor
  • Family Sharing
  • Rated 4 +
  • 36 MB of disk space

Create Booklet 2 (v2.0.1) is $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.


macOS New App Release – Yummy FTP Pro 2.0


Product Announcements РYummy Software of Verwood, United Kingdom has released Yummy FTP Pro 2.0, a major upgrade to their flagship file transfer app. Yummy FTP Pro is 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.

Why use Yummy FTP Pro?

  • Get the fastest and most reliable file transfers available on the Mac
  • Schedule one off or repeating transfer or folder synchronization tasks
  • Manage websites with file management, editing, diff, preview, & sync tools
  • Create FTP drop folders on your Desktop for quick and easy uploading
  • Get frequent free maintenance + feature updates
  • Fast and free technical support when you need it

Feature Highlights

  • Full FTP/S + SFTP + WebDAV/S protocol support
  • Easy-to-use, clear and simple user interface
  • Site Bookmark manager with auto sync across Macs
  • Comprehensive logging of all actions taken
  • Bandwidth limiting to play nice in a shared network
  • Directly open and view local and remote folders in the Terminal
  • File/folder filtering to allow specific exclusions or pattern matches
  • Get notifications, OS-style or even by email
  • Import favorites from your old app to be up and running in no time

Version 3 includes :

  • Retina-focused UI overhaul with streamlined local/remote file browser design
  • New navigation path bar, drag’n drop-enabled with integrated favorites, history
  • Spring-loaded folders in file browsers
  • Drag’n-drop reordering of queued transfer tasks
  • Added Open WebURL & Open In Terminal toolbar buttons
  • New toolbar icons
  • New secure in-app updates using industry standard Sparkle
  • New transcript view to view the selected session’s server interaction
  • New log viewer to easily inspect every detail of every action
  • New interactive & informative notifications, plus a complete history lookup
  • New standalone FTP Aliases work without any Yummy app installed
  • And much more

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.8 or later

Yummy FTP Watcher 2.0 costs $29.99 (USD) and is available directly from Yummy Software only. Upgrades cost $15 (USD). Customers who purchased v1 directly from Yummy Software since 1st Dec 2017 can obtain a free upgrade.

macOS New app Release – XEffects Rips Plugins for Final Cut Pro


Product Announcements РFxFactory of Boston, Massachusetts has released a new set of Final Cut Pro X plugins called XEffects Rips. Developed by partner Idustrial Revolution, the plugins emulate the ripping of paper, separating the media into two halves with a photorealistic edge. The pack consists of effects and titles for single clips and transitions to rip between clips.

“We wanted to develop a plugin that would offer realistic looking rips and tears within Final Cut Pro X. It’s a look many graphic designers will be familiar with and we wanted to make that great style available to video editors inside FCPX” said Peter Wiggins, plugin developer at Idustrial Revolution. “We put a lot of effort into our plugins making them easy to use with a couple of clicks. However, we also believe in flexibility, hence we try to publish as many of the custom controls possible so that editors can tweak the look of the plugin to exactly what they want”.

The rip has onscreen controls for direction and rotation and the rip itself can be positioned using X & Y controls and rotated to any angle. Each plugin comes loaded with a choice of 10 different edges which can be adjusted for edge width, colour and offset.


  • All Transitions, Effects & Title Plugins work with video or images
  • Control tear direction and paper tear angle
  • Onscreen controls for paper tear angles
  • Position tear anywhere in frame using X and Y controls
  • 10 different edges to choose from
  • Control depth of edge and edge offset
  • Add a drop shadow to outgoing or incoming tear
  • Make multiple tears using Compound Clips
  • Control speed of tear
  • Pin sharp results even in 4K FCPX timelines

Idustrial Revolution’s designers and editors have been at the forefront of using Apple technology and software in creating content for broadcasters, corporate users and videographers. They have been successfully producing products for Final Cut Pro for over 11 years.

XEffects Rips is distributed through FxFactory online. It is being launched at a discounted price of $39 (USD) for one week until the 1st March 2018. Normal price $49 (USD).

macOS New App Release – Process Flowcharts Solution for ConceptDraw PRO

Product Announcements РCS Odessa of San Jose, California has released Process Flowcharts Solution for ConceptDraw PRO, the new samples and library objects expand a set of tools and features for ConceptDraw PRO to allow users to accurately diagram business process scenarios.

The new Process Flowcharts solution makes it even easier to represent the transferring of data, documents, and tasks during the performance of a business process. It is not an easy task to trace the path of a task or a document. To make easier the study and analysis of business processes and for presenting them in a simple visual manner, process flowcharts are often used. With the help of a flowchart, it is possible to see the path of the task in as it relates to the overall process, the person who is responsible for execution at each stage, which documents are associated with the task and identified resources that are required for implementation. Knowing this it becomes possible to discover its inherent weak points and to optimize a process flow.

The new edition of Process Flowcharts Solution includes the CH-1 Business Process Modeling Notation to graphically describe the steps of a business process and is available in Solution Park at no charge to owners of ConceptDraw PRO v11.

ConceptDraw PRO is well-known for its ability to exchange documents with Microsoft Visio ÔŅĹ” the de facto standard in business graphics documents. It can open and save documents that can be used by Visio users.

ConceptDraw PRO is supported by the powerful business solutions located in the Solution Park and is compatible with Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows. It retails for only US$199 per end user license and is included in ConceptDraw Office v4 which retails for US$499.

macOS New App Release – Currency Assistant 3.2.9


Product Announcements РMaBaSoft of Milano, Italy has released Currency Assistant 3.2.9, the latest version of 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 3.2.9 introduces two new currencies, the new Mauritanian ouguiya (MRU) and the new São Tome and Príncipe dobra (STN), and fixes a minor bug.

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 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, 10.12, or 10.13 (High Sierra)

Currency Assistant 3.2.9 is now 50% off and available for just $8.95 (USD) for new users or $4.95 (USD) for Euro Assistant Pro registered users from the website. Version 3.2.9 is a free update for registered version 3 users. Site and world-wide licenses are also available.

Keyboard Shortcuts – Paste and Match Style


One of the Keyboard Shortcuts that I use on a regular basis is “Paste and Match Style”. The shortcut for this is CMD + OPT + SFT + v

What it does is past the content of the clipboard but drops any formatting and uses the format of the location where you are pasting the text. In other words it strips any formatting from the text and applies the formatting of the destination.

Screen Shot 2018-02-15 at 1.35.40 PM

I find this very useful when I am copying and pasting text from reference articles into an article that I am writing, or into an email that I am writing. In the example above using standard Paste and Paste and Match Style are shown in Yellow highlight.

Read my other macOS and Keyboard Shortcut articles


macOS New App Release – Tidy Up 5.0


Product Announcements РHyperbolic Software of Burolo, Italy has released Tidy Up 5.0, the new generation of duplicate finding and disk tidiness app, developed exclusively for macOS. Tidy Up is a utility for Mac owners seeking to reclaim disk space taken up by duplicate files and folders. Tidy Up 5 is fully-featured and more powerful than ever, designed for pro users that need a modern and efficient tool.

Tidy Up 5 is completely re-engineered, and was developed focusing on efficiency. It employs a completely customizable, fast and accurate search algorithm that scans any mounted drive volume (hard drives, optical discs and portable drives) without writing an index. Tidy Up also has the capability to scan the databases of popular applications such as Lightroom, Photos, iTunes, Mail, iPhoto and Aperture.

Some of the new key features are:

  • Modern and efficient interface
  • Search in Lightroom
  • Search for Hard Links
  • Result organized by file kinds
  • Result organized based on path of files (if search was performed in multiple locations)
  • Automatic mark for removal
  • Removal at administrator level
  • Completely customizable criteria
  • Search for duplicate folders
  • Restore the removed (or moved) items if a mistake was made
  • Report missing files for the supported apps
  • Report empty folders
  • Save the result to continue the cleaning job later
  • Export the result to consult it in a spreadsheet app
  • Plus many more…

System Requirements: Version 5.0 of Tidy Up requires macOS 10.12 or later

Tidy Up 5 can be purchased starting from $28.99 (USD). Currently, Tidy Up 5 is available on the Company website.

macOS New App Release – RailModeller Pro 6.0


Product Announcements РIsle of the Kakapo of Munich, Germany has released RailModeller Pro 6.0, 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 libraries for more than 200 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 introduces Community Layouts enabling users of the app to easily:

  • Share and present layouts in the cloud:
    Layouts are seamlessly uploaded to the cloud using the new Share button in the toolbar making them instantly available for all users of the app to view and discuss with just a few clicks – without leaving the app.
  • Browse layouts created by the community:
    As the collection of layouts grows it becomes a great source of inspiration for building your own railway empire – or you can simply enjoy what others have built and browse the layouts by model scale, author, upload date or other criteria.
  • ‘Like’ great layouts:
    By ‘liking’ layouts that are particularly nice users can help other users in the community to discover great layouts as they show up in the category of popular layouts.
  • Get in touch:
    The community makes it easy to get in touch with fellow model railroaders to ask questions, comment on layouts or just talk about this great hobby – while at the same time protecting user privacy by providing full control over who can see their contact information.

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) and scalable accessories adjusting to any model scale. 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.


  • 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
  • Integrated support for setting up baseboards
  • 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:

  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • 64-bit Processor
  • 50 MB disk space

RailModeller Pro 6.0 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 – PhoneRescue

Product Announcements РiMobie Inc. of Chengdu, China, an advanced software company focused on Android and iOS, has released PhoneRescue 3.6.0, the ultimate data recovery tool, to recover data from all Android phones and tablets, including Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, LG, Sony, and others. No brand limit anymore. The latest version is 3.6.0, which works on both Mac and PC. Built on second-to-none technologies, PhoneRescue will dig deep into your phone and bring back all your lost messages, photos, contacts, music, videos, app data and more with the highest data recovery rate in the industry Рeven restore your most valued data directly to your phone.

“PhoneRescue started to retrieve data for 7 mainstream brands since last year, including SAMSUNG, Google, HTC, etc. Till now, we’ve received a lot of feedback from users who use some other Android brands, and they hope our PhoneRescue can also help them to retrieve lost data in the easiest and fastest way,” said Frank Kong, CEO of iMobie Inc. “That’s why we improved PhoneRescue to recover data from all Android devices. With this updated PhoneRescue, all Android users now can enjoy a hassle-free experience to recover their precious data in minutes from any kind of Android phone or tablet.”

Check the detailed features of PhoneRescue:

Recover Data from All Android Phones and Tablets with Ease:
PhoneRescue now supports all Android devices, like SAMSUNG, HUAWEI, LG, etc., and brings back your precious photos, important messages and more with one simple click. No matter what kind of Android phone or tablet you use, PhoneRescue will always find the best way for you to quickly scan, preview and recover data, whether your phone is rooted or not, and save you from any data loss.

Get Back Essentials with The Highest Success Rate:
Built on the latest innovative technologies, PhoneRescue maintains its leading position to retrieve data with the highest recovery success rate. All your lost data, as well as your hidden photos and app data, will be found out and displayed clearly in categories. You can then select and bring back what you need in minutes.

Retrieve The Data You Care Most Directly to Your Android Phone:
PhoneRescue is the only Android recovery tool that can restore your crucial personal data directly to your phone for instant use, including messages, contacts, call logs and calendars. Better yet, you can also recover your photos, music, videos, and even app data to your computer with zero quality loss – no root required.

PhoneRescue is available for Mac and Windows: Single License $49.99 and Family License $69.99 (USD). Users can purchase license from iMobie online store.

macOS New App Release – Server Ranger 2


Product Announcements РLibertyApp Ltd of Belfast, United Kingdom has released Server Ranger 2, the server and website monitoring solution for Mac OS X. And for the first time, Server Ranger is also coming soon to Windows and Linux. Are your servers, websites and devices online? Monitor their network performance and uptime with Server Ranger 2. Get email or SMS alerts when things go wrong. Any number of nodes. Server Ranger 2 can check 1 device or 1000:

  • Per-Device Policies – Choose from Critical, Normal or Less important default policies. Or create a custom policy for each server.
  • Smart Interface – Nodes performing properly are in green. Yellow indicates the node is online but slow. Red is for offline. Only interested in 1 device? Switch to Single Server Mode to reduce on-screen clutter.
  • Alerts – New in Server Ranger 2 are SMS text message alerts (*). Nodes can send a text to one or multiple recipients, as well as emails, notifications, sound alerts and more. Decide if alerts should repeat or not. Only receive alerts after a timeframe of your choice. It’s all entirely customisable.
  • Anchor Server – Prevent false alerts using the new Anchor Server system. Simply give Server Ranger 2 a server that you can rely on, such as a Google DNS server, and Server Ranger 2 will intelligently check it first, to ensure local connectivity.
  • More Than Just Ping – Server Ranger 2 can Ping any device to check if it is online and performing properly. But it’s possible for a server to be online yet still have website problems so Server Ranger 2 does more than just Ping. Check HTTP headers are successfully downloaded and in a timely manner. Login to email servers and test for availability. You choose the type of check that Server Ranger 2 performs.
  • Statistics – Server Ranger 2 logs every response from your devices. Graphs show uptime and performance. Spot patterns of poor performance and print or export the log to a CSV file.
  • Big Screen Mode – Open the Overview window and get a glance at all your servers. Airplay to a screen on the wall or another monitor.
  • Support – Fast, friendly, professional support is just an email a way. Stay up to date with a free monthly newsletter with Server Ranger 2 news and tips.

Ideal For:

  • Small to medium businesses
  • Website owners
  • IT departments

Server Ranger is already in-use around the world, from home offices to IT departments to schools. Unlike other similar services, Server Ranger 2 is a one-off purchase with no monthly subscription. You are in control!

Key Features:

  • Monitor any type of server or site – file servers, routers, web servers, email servers and more
  • Define alerts for slow and offline devices
  • Emails, SMS texts, Mac notifications, sounds, and visual alerts
  • Eliminate false positives – alerts are only sent after verifying local connection and a user-definable number of checks
  • Single Server Mode
  • Overview window – perfect for a screen on the wall or Airplaying to an Apple TV
  • Detailed log file with export and print
  • One simple price – no adverts or monthly subscription fees

System Requirements:

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

Server Ranger 2 (v2.0) ships today for a special introductory price of only $49.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. Server Ranger 2 is a free upgrade for all current customers. Optional SMS alerts use the Twilio service and costs may vary. For news on the Windows and Linux launch, please join our newsletter.