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macOS New App Release – Keep It 1.0

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Product Announcements – Reinvented Software of Swansea, United Kingdom has released Keep It 1.0. Keep It is for writing notes, saving web links and documents, and finding them again. Available on Mac, iPad and iPhone, Keep It is the destination for all those things you want to put somewhere, confident you will find them again later.

Keep It is designed to be effortless and can handle whatever you throw at it – make notes for that idea you need to save, or list you need to make, and save interesting web pages as links or PDFs for offline viewing. Keep It can edit its own notes, along with rich and plain text files, and can store any kind of file. Keep It will show summaries, thumbnails and previews for most file formats. Keep It can use iCloud to make your library available on your Macs, and with Keep It for iPad and iPhone, available separately from the App Store.

Keep It provides the simplicity of a notebook with the power of an organizer. Nothing in Keep It needs to be filed anywhere – its Recents list shows both things you’ve added lately across all your devices, and things you’ve changed, newest first. Keep It can help you get organized when you need it, with folders, which work as you would expect, and bundles that can be used to collect items into virtual piles where, unlike folders, items can be in more than one bundle at a time. For quick visual recognition, colored labels will grab the eye, and tags and comments can help you find things later.

Keep It can search as you type, with suggestions to help narrow things down, whether by name, kind, date, tags, content and so on. Its innovative tag filter lets you drill down to items with any or all of the selected tags with a click or tap.

Keep It can be where you need it, in more ways that one. In Compact Mode its window will reduce to a single column, ideal for using alongside other apps or in split screen. Keep It provides a share extension for adding text, links, images, and other files to Keep It, and can append text to notes.

Keep It works with the apps you know and love. Too many apps lock your stuff away in databases, and often aren’t great when you need to get that stuff back out again. Keep It for Mac stores the original files in folders that match what you see in the app, and you can open and edit those files in their original apps, search them with Spotlight, back them up with Time Machine, and so on.

Keep It for Mac 1.0 requires macOS 10.12 Sierra or later, and is available as a 15-day trial that can be unlocked upon purchase. A license for Keep It Version 1 costs $49.99 (USD) from the Reinvented Software site, and will include all Keep It Version 1.x updates. Keep It is the successor to Together, and Together 3 users can purchase a half-price upgrade to Keep It, or a free copy if they purchased Together 3 in its final 6 months on sale.

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macOS New App Release – TimeTable 3

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Product Announcements – Steven Riggs of Lexington, Kentucky is excited to announce a 50% off Labor Day week sale for TimeTable 3 for macOS. TimeTable allows you to easily export macOS Calendar data and analyze and total the number of hours recorded on your calendars.

Why not use the macOS Calendar app for more than just scheduling? You already plan your life with macOS Calendar. TimeTable is the easy way to get that information out of your calendars so you can use it with other applications.

TimeTable makes it simple to track and bill for your time without keeping a second record outside of your calendars. You can find trends in your calendars by searching the details of your events and viewing the average, maximum and minimum times you have spent. TimeTable can export this data to email, text or comma separated values to use the results in other tools like email, invoicing, time tracking or spreadsheet applications.

Events are edited and stored in the macOS Calendar app. TimeTable reads the events directly from the calendars in real time based on the timeframe selected. Since TimeTable only reads Calendar app data, there is nothing to save or backup. This makes it perfect for tracking and billing without keeping a second record outside of the Calendar app.

System Requirements:

  • macOS Version 10.10 Yosemite or later
  • 6 MB Hard Drive space

TimeTable 3 is on sale 50% off for a limited time for $9.99 (USD) for single license. Test drive TimeTable 3 today! Download a full featured 14 day trial. Volume discounts are also available. TimeTable 3 is also available on the Mac App Store.

macOS New app Release – YouTube Downloader Mac

Product Announcements – iFunia Studio of San Angelo, TX, which develops multimedia software, has released YouTube Downloader Mac. iFunia YouTube Downloader Mac is a powerful app to download online videos and playlists from websites without losing quality. It supports YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, LiveLeak, Break, Metacafe, Facebook, Instagram, Yahoo, BBC, AOL, SoundCloud and 1,000 other sites.

“At iFunia, we always believe in developing powerful and versatile software,” said Amy Lu, iFunia Studio’s Product Manager. “That’s the reason why we develop YouTube Downloader Mac. The app can quickly download HD online videos in bulk without any quality loss. To make it more powerful, we add a function to allow users to download entire playlist from YouTube and other sites. Software applications are supposed to make things easier, and we believe this app does make video downloading easier and faster.”

Main Features

  • Download videos from YouTube.com and 1,000 other websites. iFunia YouTube Downloader Mac can download videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook and other video-sharing and social networking sites.
  • Download online videos in 1080p or higher. Users can use the app to download online videos in various qualities including HD 720p, Full HD 1080p or higher.
  • Batch download online videos. It allows users to download multiple videos at a time.
  • Download playlists from YouTube.com and other sites. It enables users to download video playlists from YouTube.com and many other sites.

Other Features

  • Download audio only. YouTube Downloader Mac allows users to download online videos to audio files.
  • Select output format. The app will list the available formats (such as MP4, WebM, M4A) of the video that users want to download. Users can select the output format they want.
  • Stop and resume downloading. Users can stop the downloading process anytime. When they click the download button again, the downloading will resume.

iFunia YouTube Downloader Mac is available for download on iFunia Studio’s official website. It has a free version which allows for 3 downloads. Users can get a 1 year License of the app’s Pro version at $19.99 and a lifetime license of Pro version at $29.99. The Pro version also supports multi-users. For more information about this YouTube downloader for Mac, please visit the iFunia website.

Star Wars Fan Film “Star Wars Downunder”

Short FilmStar Wars – “Star Wars Downunder” is an unusual Star Wars Fan film as it has a definite tongue-in-cheek Australian twist – boomerang light sabers, hopping Imperial Walkers and a quest for beer. It is a full 30:57 film that was uploaded to YouTube in November 2013. The synopsis:

Star Wars Downunder is a 30 minute Star Wars fan film which finally answers the age-old question that has confounded many a film buff before: What would happen if you crossed Star Wars with an Australian beer commercial. Answer? Star Wars Downunder: an epic tale of the good, the bad and the thirsty. Directed by Michael Cox and written by Bryan Meakin and Michael Cox, Star Wars Downunder is half an hour of action, special effects and lovable Aussie larakins.

While kind of goofy and a little hard to understand because of the thick Australian accent, this is a pretty good film. It has amazingly good special effects.

macOS New App Release – FLAC to MP3 Mac 2.0

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Product Announcements – Independent development team, WDSoft of Xi’an, China has released FLAC to MP3 Mac 2.0, an important update to their free macOS application that converts FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) audio files to MP3, WMA, M4A, AAC, OGG and WAV audio formats. By simply dragging and dropping FLAC files into the app, the files are instantly converted to the smaller, more portable MP3 format or one of five other popular audio formats.

Users can covert FLAC files to MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, WAV, and WMA audio formats. Audio files formatted in WAV, WMA, AAC, and other formats can also be converted to MP3, making them easy to play on almost any device or most music apps. In addition, anyone can extract the audio from popular video formats including MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, WMV, M4P (no DRM), and more.

“While the FLAC audio format is a favorite of audio purists, due to its lossless data compression algorithm, the resulting files are large in size. This makes FLAC a less than ideal format for the relatively small storage amounts offered by mobile devices such as the iPod, smartphones, and tablets,” says Wu Di, CEO of WDSoft. “By using the FLAC to MP3 Mac 2.0 app, Mac users can quickly convert FLAC files to almost any popular compressed audio format. All it takes is a simple drag-and-drop of their FLAC files into the app.

Features:

  • Easy Drag-and-Drop FLAC file conversion
  • Output to 6 popular formats, including: MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, WAV and WMA
  • Convert MP3 to other audio formats and vice versa
  • Extract audio from MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, WMV, M4P (no DRM) video formats
  • Convert multiple files at once

To convert FLAC files to another format, anyone can simply select their conversion preferences, including file type, bitrate, and more. They then select which folder on their hard drive they want to save the converted audio files to. With a simple drag-and-drop of their file(s) into the FLAC to MP3 Mac app window, the application immediately begins the conversion process. Following a short wait, all the audio files have been converted, and can be found in the selected location. The files are ready to play in iTunes or most any other audio player, or on most mobile or audio devices.

Conversion Options Include:

  • Convert to: MP3, M4A, ACC, OGG, WMA, and WAV
  • Channels: Stereo or Mono
  • Bitrate: 64, 96, 128, 192, 256, or 320 Kbps
  • Rate: 11025, 22050, 44100, or 48000 Hz

“Now audiophiles can have the best of both worlds. They can have their FLAC files for listening at home, where they have plenty of hard drive storage to store the larger audio files,” continues Wu. “Plus, they can carry all their music on their mobile devices, in the smaller yet still good quality MP3 format. And even better, FLAC to MP3 Mac 2.0 is free to use, with no hidden charges or other catches.”

Device Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.10 or higher
  • macOS compatible
  • 64-bit processor
  • 36 MB

FLAC to MP3 Mac 2.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the FLAC to MP3 Mac website.

macOS New App Release – Demise of Nations 1.0.37

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Product Announcements – Noble Master Games of Tokyo, Japan has released Demise of Nations 1.0.37, a simultaneously executed turn-based grand strategy wargame. The game covers the rise of Rome till the fall of modern civilization. It’s a mix between Civilization and “Unity of Command” featuring deep game-play including diplomacy, research, building, trading and resource management.

A player commands his armies in one of the many ancient to modern countries including the Roman Empire, the Greeks, Carthage, Sparta, Britain and the United States. From Rome to Celtic nations, one creates his own warring experience, wages colossal wars solo, against the AI, or takes on gaming friends in multiplayer games. One can form alliances and fight co-op style with the AI and other players for ultimate victory. The game supports cross-platform multiplayer matches against players on Mac OS X, PC, Linux, iOS and Android.

Features:

  • Turn-Based Grand Strategy covering Ancient to Modern Times
  • 4X Strategy: eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate
  • Diplomacy, Research, Trading and City-Building
  • Maps including Ancient and Modern Europe, the Pacific or the world
  • 50+ unique troop types
  • Random Map Generator
  • Challenging AI for single player
  • Cross-platform multiplayer & hotseat including co-op games
  • Modding support with integrated map editor
  • High scores, playing statistics, achievements and rankings

The dev. team is a global affair, with contributors from Tokyo, London, Ohio, Boston, St. Petersburg (Florida), Switzerland and South Africa. The artist on the project, Tony Hager, a 2D/3D artist has worked alongside Nick Lee and Dan Malone from the Bitmap Brothers. He is a veteran of the 2D-era and previous titles include Sims 2, The Incredible Hulk and Transformers mobile. Sean Beason (EA) brings his industry experience to provide professional music scores to games. Dr. Holger Mauch helped draft the AI for the game.

Demise of Nations 1.0.37 is available in the English language (other languages in the works). The game can be downloaded directly from the official website or via Steam (Mac OS X/PC/Linux). Demise of Nations comes with two maps provided for free. Additional maps can be downloaded for $3.99 a piece or $19.99 (USD) for all. Multiplayer games are free to join. However, to cover server costs, there is a fee for custom online game setup or custom avatars. Demise of Nations is not pay-2-win.

macOS New App Release – Haste

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Product Announcements – Plastic Software Inc. Akashi, Hyogo, Japan, an indie software maker, has released the public beta of a macOS utility app named Haste, hoping that it helps us all Mac users power to search the web faster. Main Characteristics of Haste are as follows:

  • Search on your favorite sites with customized configurations instantly: Double-hit the command() key to open the Haste Search Window anywhere, anytime. Enter your search text and select a Custom Search to open the results pages in the web browser.
  • Find & Select your Custom Search with Hotkeys: Assign up to 3 Hotkeys to a Custom Search. Once you have entered your search text, hit the Hotkeys to reduce the Custom Searches to the one you want.
  • Auto Search-Text Insertion:
    1. “Copy and Haste” – Copy text into the clipboard and open the Search Window within 5 seconds. The text will be in the search field.
    2. Drag and Drop – Select text and start dragging it, the Haste icon will show up. Dropping the text onto the icon will open the Search Window with the text.
    3. On Safari, just select text and go – If you have enabled the Haste Safari Extension, just select text on Safari and open the Search Window.
    4. Right-click via Services – Select text and right-click on it. Then select “Search with Haste” under the Services.

Other Useful Features:

  • Add/Edit/Export your Custom Searches
  • Light/Dark Appearances
  • Sync Custom Searches across different Macs
  • Works with your favorite browser

The public beta can be downloaded from the Haste product site now. Haste supports Mac OSX 10.11 or above). The dev team is planning to submit the app to Mac App Store within a few weeks. They are looking for anyone who would be interested in beta-testing the app. Any comments/suggestions/bug reports would be very much appreciated.

macOS New App Release – Sidify Apple Music Converter for Mac 1.2.4

Product Announcements – Sidify Inc. of Shenzhen, China  has released Sidify Apple Music Converter for Mac 1.2.4. When music becomes a necessity, everyone has different sources to choose from for listening to, whether specialized music players or streaming music services. So maybe you have ever been stuck with the limitations like offline playback after unsubscription, music transferring between any devices because of the DRM protection from Apple Music songs or playlists?

Fortunately, Sidify Apple Music Converter for Mac is the way out. It enables Mac users to get Apple Music songs (iTunes M4A/M4B, Audible AA/AAX audiobooks and iTunes M4P music also included) into plain formats like MP3, AAC, WAV and FLAC with lossless quality. Plus, it will transfer Apple Music songs to multiple devices like iOS, Android devices, MP3 player, game console like PS4 and TV consoles like Samsung TV for offline playback. ID3 tags and metadata also will be preserved with20X high speed conversion.

In order to improve the fluency and utility of Sidify Apple Music Converter for Mac users, the newly released version 1.2.4 is fully compatible with macOS 10.12.6 and the latest version of iTunes 12.6.2. Users can get DRM free Apple Music songs easily and smoothly without worrying about compatibility and other issues.

Sidify Inc. devote itself continuously to provide the best solutions and service of DRM decryption and music conversion with the highest quality for both Windows and Mac users all around the world. If you are looking for the best solutions for Apple Music and Spotify Music, Sidify Inc is your best option, where Apple Music Converter and Spotify Music Converter (free version is available now!) will never let you down.

Sidify Apple Music Converter for Mac can be downloaded from the Sidify website for free. The price of Sidify Apple Music Converter for Mac is $39.95, which is a one-time fee.

macOS New App Release – PubCoder 3

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Product Announcements – PubCoder of Torino, Italy has released PubCoder 3, a major release of the software, in beta version, available for Mac users only. PubCoder is a desktop application that allows users to design and distribute interactive content for mobile in any digital format, such as iOS and Android Apps, EPUB and KF8 ebooks, as well as HTML5 interactive widgets. PubCoder is a preferred digital publishing tool for creatives and designers. The beta, free to download and test for 30 days, contains a new user interface, presents more than a dozen new features and introduces its companion mobile free app PubReader.

“We decided to take a step back and use what we learned in the last 3 years to redesign the software from the ground up,” says Paolo Albert, PubCoder CEO and Founder. “We added many new features, but we also took some bold choices that led to drastically change some of the existing features, simplifying and hiding complexity where necessary. We think that PubCoder 3 will boost designers’ ability to create interactive contents for mobile like never before. We expect feedbacks from the community on this beta for Mac before taking the Windows version to the same level.”

PubCoder 3 beta version includes the following key features and improvements:

  • From Workspaces to Renditions:
    Export directly content to all available formats: iOS app, Android app, EPUB, KF8, HTML5, XPUB without having to create a workspace for each format. Use renditions to adapt content for different platforms and languages where needed.
  • PubReader and XPUB:
    Live preview content via Wi-Fi and share it with your colleagues and customers: export your project in XPUB, a new open format for digital publications, and load it on PubReader, the newly free companion app available for free on App Store and Google Play. PubReader fully supports interactivity, multiple renditions and localizations created through PubCoder.
  • On-stage Text Editor:
    Edit text directly on-stage. No more double-clicking to open the text editor in a new window, edit your text and see the result directly on the layout.
  • Improved Code Editor based on Ace:
    Code your own through the newly code editor based on the widely adopted Ace. The editor features syntax highlighting for HTML, XML, Javascript and CSS, powerful find/replace with regular expressions and many other options to manage code at best.
  • Google Open Images and Unsplash API integration for Creative Commons images:
    Browse and use directly in your project thousands of images through Google’s Open Images database, which exploits machine learning technology to search for objects inside those images. In addition, integration with Unsplash APIs allows searching their great catalog of free quality photos to be used in the project.
  • Google Zopfli integration for improved compression:
    Optimize image quality and file size of your output using a new option which takes advantage of Google’s Zopfli lossless compression algorithm.
  • App-friendly UX:
    Preview content fastly as native app iOS or Android without the need to define app code signing identities, provisioning profiles and keystores. At time of submitting your app, PubCoder will help by filtering installed signing identities and profiles and checking that all metadata are correct.
  • 64-BIT
    Takes full advantage of all the RAM memory on your computer and is ready for the future.

System Requirements (Pubcoder 3 Beta): macOS 10.9 or later

PubCoder, free to test for 30 days, is available at a subscription license fee of Euro 99 per year. Discount price (Euro 49 per year) for educators, students and teachers. License can be purchased only via the official Pubcoderwebsite.

macOS New app Release – Data Shredder for Mac 2017

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Product Announcements – ProtectStar of Miami, Florida  has released Data Shredder for Mac 2017, their new military grade data deletion tool for macOS. The app allows users to drag-and-drop files, folders, hard drives, (even external drives) to the app’s shredding area and securely erase the data with just a click of the “Shred” button.

Using the same data shredding techniques as their popular Data Shredder for iOS app, ProtectStar’s Data Shredder for Mac securely and efficiently deletes data using methods that meet and exceed government, military, and industry standards. The app eliminates any chance for data reconstruction, even by government agencies.

“Many users believe that when they delete files from their Mac’s hard drive, that they’re gone for good. The truth is, the files can be recovered using any one of a number of macOS disk utilities. That’s due to the way computers ‘delete’ files. They don’t really remove the data, they simply mark the files as deleted,” says Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. “Files aren’t really gone forever until that storage space is overwritten using secure deletion algorithms. Data Shredder for Mac securely overwrites the ‘deleted’ files using patented security standards, making it impossible to recover any deleted data.”

Data Shredder for Mac is available in two versions. The Professional Edition offers 11 different data shredding methods, completely wiping all free space and overwriting the storage area, to completely shred all of the stored data. The Data Shredder Military Edition offers 18 erasing methods in total, while also offering advanced deletion reports.

Data Shredder Professional Edition Features Include:

  • Compatible with all Mac models
  • Deletes files, folders, hard drives, external drives, USB Sticks, SD cards, and more
  • Secure data deletion up to the top-secret security standard level
  • A detailed deletion report provides evidence of deletion
  • Compatible with Solid State Drives (SSD) and Flash memory
  • Full Drag & Drop support
  • Includes 1 year of technical support and free upgrades
  • 24/7 support via e-Mail
  • Data Shredder Military Edition Includes the above features, plus:
  • Advanced deletion reports
  • Enhanced military deletion methods

Data Shredder for Mac Professional uses certified deletion algorithms, including: DoD 5220.22-M ECE, Peter Gutmann, DoD 5220.22-M, HMG Infosec No.5, German BSI-2011-VS, US Army AR380-19 and more. Data Shredder for Mac Military Edition uses those same algorithms. Plus, it makes use of enhanced military deletion methods like NATO standard, US Navy NAVSO P-5239-26 (MFM & RLL), USAF AFSSI-5020, BSI TL-03423 and CSEC ITSG-06. Each algorithm has been analyzed by independent authorities and organizations to ensure it really does what it promises, which is destroy data beyond any hope of restoration.

Both editions have integrated the high-secure Advanced Secure Deletion Algorithm developed by ProtectStar Inc. in 2017. The new deletion method also encrypts the blocks completely using the 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Algorithm) and uses high-quality random numbers generated based on Feder Information Processing Standards (FIPS).

Data Shredder for Mac 2017 is one of the easiest to use, yet most secure ways available to completely erase files from any Mac drive, allowing users to remain secure in the knowledge their data can never be recovered by anyone. Drag-and-drop, and press a button. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS 10.11 or higher
  • Supports macOS 10.13 macOS High Sierra
  • 64-bit processor
  • 50 MB
  • Internet connection for activation and updates

Data Shredder for Mac 2017 Professional Edition is just $19.90 and is available worldwide exclusively through the ProtectStar website. Data Shredder for Mac 2017 Military Edition is just $29.90 and is also available worldwide exclusively through the ProtectStar website.