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macOS New app Release – Mailbutler 2.2

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Product Announcements Mailbutler GmbH of Berlin, Germany, provider of the leading email productivity software Mailbutler for Apple Mail and Gmail, today announced the launch of version 2.2 with major updates, featuring Dark-Mode compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave, new service integrations to third-party softwares, and a freshly redesigned Dashboard.

Mailbutler 2.2 supports Apple’s macOS 10.14 Mojave, enhancing native Mail app’s functionalities with popular features such as read receipts, scheduling, snooze, signatures, and more. Optimized to suit Apple’s new system-wide Dark Mode, users will be able to have Dark or Light Mode auto-switched according to system preferences. “Mojave is the most exciting update for our team so far as it is the first macOS with official support for Mail plugins. We welcome this decision by Apple and we can’t wait for the new possibilities this will bring to our development.” said Fabian Jager, CTO, Mailbutler.

The new version also expands the list of supported integrations with productivity services. Users can now receive notifications of opened emails directly in Slack, create reminders and notes from their inbox and seamlessly sync to Trello, MeisterTask, ToodleDo, Google Tasks, among many more task manager tools. “Email and project management go hand-in-hand. Mailbutler’s integrations allow users to seamlessly bridge the gap between their inbox and task manager, streamline everyday workflow and turn emails into actionable to-do’s,” said Tobias Knobl, CEO, Mailbutler GmbH.

In addition to core optimizations, Mailbutler 2.2 also welcomes brand new advanced features to the web dashboard. Users can now further boost their inbox productivity with the new personalized dashboard, which offers detailed stat insights, productivity analytics, and email performance enhanced with Mailbutler.

System Requirements:

  • macOS 10.11 or higher
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave compatible
  • Also available for Gmail (Chrome extension)

Pricing and Availability:
Mailbutler 2.2 is available to download for free today on their website and Mac App Store. It is a freemium extension for Apple Mail and Gmail with three subscription plans available: free “Essential” plan (30 limited actions), “Professional” (6.50 EUR per month, limited actions for Business features), “Business” (24.95 EUR, unlimited features).

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macOS New App Release – Mocha Pro 2019

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Product Announcements – The Academy Award-winning team behind Mocha planar tracking is once again changing how post-production teams create visual effects with its new release, Mocha Pro 2019. Mocha Pro 2019 from Boris FX of Boston, Massachusetts, the industry’s leading plug-in developer, builds on its mission to reduce the time-consuming pain points and manual work generally associated with high-end visual effects.

Designed for all levels of users, Mocha Pro 2019 features a new, simplified Mocha Essentials workspace and powerful edge-snapping spline creation tools to improve masking and roto tasks. Object Removal processing now runs on GPU, delivering dramatic improvements in rendering performance, and the user interface crisply supports Retina/High DPI monitor resolutions. Additionally, Mocha Pro 2019 now combines the previous Mocha Pro and Mocha VR features into one product, adding best-in-class tools for stereoscopic 360/VR video. Mocha Pro 2019 is now available with affordable pricing and subscription options: plug-ins for Adobe After Effects(R) CC and Adobe(R) Premiere Pro(R) CC, Avid Media Composer, and OFX hosts including The Foundry Nuke, Blackmagic Design Fusion, Magix VEGAS Pro, and HitFilm (or as a standalone application).

The new release offers VFX artists, editors, and 360 filmmakers even greater time-savings on advanced VFX tasks including screen replacements, removing unwanted objects, image stabilization, rotoscoping, and masking. “For over 10 years, Mocha has been one of the film industry’s go-to tools for difficult motion tracking and effect shots,” states Ross Shain, Chief Product Officer, Boris FX. “The newly designed Mocha Essentials interface makes the software markedly easier for new users to learn and the faster object removal rendering is a game-changer.” Shain continues, “Adding 2019 to the product name signifies big news for our growing user base. Not only have we added new tools and improvements. Mocha also now provides annual updates and point releases to customers on the Boris FX support plan.”

VFX artists are already praising Mocha Pro 2019. “The new magnetic spline and freehand drawing tools are fantastic!” says Robert Kjettrup, Founding Partner, Troika Films. “Mocha Pro 2019 speeds up my tracking and rotoscoping workflow.

“I’ve used Mocha time and time again to see if seemly impossible tasks are possible…the new 2019 release improves on the core functionality and speed which translates into VFX artists getting home earlier!” remarks Jake Morrison, VFX Supervisor, Thor: Ragnarok and Ant-Man.

New in Mocha Pro 2019:

  • Mocha Essentials workspace with a streamlined user interface: Makes planar tracking easier to learn and master than ever before
  • GPU-accelerated object removal: Delivers dramatic rendering speed increases on the most challenging object removals and clean plating shots
  • Accelerated masking & roto with new spline creation tools: Adds magnetic spline with edge snapping, freehand spline tool, ellipse, and rectangle tools
  • Retina/High DPI monitor resolution support
  • Mocha Pro and Mocha VR features are now combined into one product
  • Mocha Pro is now officially part of the Boris FX U&S (Upgrade & Support) plan and moving to a yearly release cycle

Pricing and Availability:
Mocha Pro 2019 is available as both a standalone application and as a plug-in for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and OFX hosts, including Blackmagic Fusion, The Foundry Nuke, Magix VEGAS Pro, HitFilm, and more. It can be purchased through the website.

Multi-host option (includes all supported host plug-ins: Adobe, Avid, OFX):

  • Single license: $995
  • Upgrades start at 3295
  • Annual subscription: $395

Individual host option (choose one supported host plug-in: Adobe, Avid, OFX):

  • Single license: $695
  • Upgrades start at $295
  • Annual subscription: $295

Multi-host option – Standalone application:

  • Single license: $1495
  • Upgrades start at $595
  • Annual subscription: $595

macOS New App Release – Swatch 1.0

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Product Announcements – Independent development team Bit Lasso of Somerville, Massachusetts has released Swatch 1.0, their color palette organizing utility for macOS computers. Swatch allows users to organize the color palettes any way that makes sense to them, be it by project, client, or any other method.

Swatch offers users the ability to create and organize color palettes, grabbing colors in any format needed, and use them to work across various applications and projects. Colors can be grabbed from existing PDF and PowerPoint documents, HTML or CSS code in the Mac Clipboard, or the color values can even be entered manually.

“Until now, designers, programmers, and presenters have found it difficult to keep up with all of the color palettes required for use in their daily tasks,” says Bit Lasso founder Mitch Haile. “Swatch makes it easy for Mac users to manage their color palettes with just a few clicks and use them wherever needed. This greatly streamlines the entire process.”

In addition to allowing users to organize their color palettes by project, client, or nearly any other way that makes sense to them, Swatch allows them to grab colors in whatever format required by the project or application.

Features include:

  • The ability to import colors from multiple sources
  • Export palettes as easy-to-use text snippet for easy pasting into code
  • Export entire palette as an image “swatch” to share with other users
  • Enter colors manually, from the clipboard, or via the Apple color picker

Swatch’s advanced color grabbing capabilities allow grabbing from nearly any source on the Mac, or if needed, users can manually enter the required hex color values. The app’s exporting capabilities allow copying as an easy to use chunk of text that can then be included in any code or documents for use in presentations, applications, and documents.

The app’s powerful “Copy as an Image” feature allows users to generate a swatch of the entire palette they’re working on. This makes it easy to share the palette with other users via email, Slack, or for use in their graphics environment.

“Bit Lasso has made a name for itself by creating applications like Reveal for Mac that allows users to visually search and compare PowerPoint and Keynote slides,” continues Mitch. “Swatch continues that tradition of excellence by offering Mac developers, designers, presenters, and other types of users a comprehensive utility that allows them to efficiently manage and share color palettes.”

Bit Lasso intends to keep improving Swatch. Mac users who work with color palettes on a daily basis are invited to try Swatch and provide feedback to the developers about how they use the app, and on how the app can be further improved.

Requirements:

  • macOS 10.13 or Later
  • macOS Mojave 10.14 Compatible
  • 64-bit Processor

Pricing and Availability:
Swatch 1.0 is only $9.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category.

macOS New App Release – Dropshare 5

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Product Announcements – Independent software developer, Timo Josten of Dusseldorf, Germany has released Dropshare 5, a brand-new major upgrade to his popular secure file sharing tool developed exclusively for macOS. Dropshare is a menu bar application for Drag & Drop upload files, screenshots and even directories to hosting providers like Amazon S3, Rackspace Cloud Files, Google Drive, Backblaze B2, your own server and also Dropshare Cloud. The major update now also adds support for popular file sharing service Dropbox.

Dropshare 5 for macOS introduces a brand new user interface made for macOS Mojave, which supports both Light and Dark display modes very well. With new optimizations, users are now able to upload files to Dropbox, Amazon S3 and Dropshare Cloud of virtually any size. The completely reworked settings offer many new options to set up Dropshare for everyone’s very-own workflow, including a range of new community-made Landing Page designs to choose from. The popular included service Dropshare Sync, which helped users to keep track of their upload history across their macOS and iOS devices, has been retired and replaced by a more sophisticated and seamless iCloud synchronization which works out of the box.

System Requirements: OS X 10.10 or later

The brand new update is available today through the website. Existing customers can upgrade for a reduced price, and subscribers of Setapp will receive the new update free of charge.

macOS New App Release – VideoProc 3.0

Product Announcements – Digiarty Software of Chengdu, China, an industry-leader of multimedia software developer, today announced with proud the debut of VideoProc 3.0, the most competent product ever with full support for GPU acceleration for all Windows and Mac users. The program blends 4 “the best of its kind” video tools into a unique span-new build, namely an HD/4K video editor, a media converter, an online content downloader, and a desktop & iPhone recorder.

“VideoProc is by far the most powerful software we’ve ever created to edit, convert, compress, record, and adjust videos. We’ve embodied a slew of next-generation technologies in it, including the world’s unique Level-3 Hardware Acceleration tech relied on Intel, Nvidia and AMD, as well as support for 4K/8K resolutions, HEVC and 3D,” said Jack Han, CEO of the company, “It has almost all users’ needs covered related to video processing with fluid experience – it is a future product and the beginning of our following plans. The program (both for Windows and Mac) now goes live from today.”

Edit & process 4K/HD videos, DVDs, and more:
VideoProc, as its name indicates, gives a focus on processing videos. This is not limited to format changing but also touches on virtually every aspect of “entry-level” editing like cutting, merging, cropping, subtitles adding, rotating, watermarks, and effects. With a specialized ToolBox, the program also offers “professional-grade” options to deshake, denoise, make GIF, correct lens distortion, etc. for enthusiasts, creators or anyone trying to make exquisite videos at one go. All features are engineered with a special care on modern video content such as 4K UHD videos, highly-compressed HEVC files, footages @ FHD 60fps, 120fps, Raw recordings from GoPro, DJI, DSLR cameras, iPhone, other popular devices.

The built-in transcoding engine takes care of a mish-mash of media types and formats, freely converting videos, DVDs and audio files among H.265, H.264, MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, and 420 popular formats. An all-encompassing presets library makes media perfectly fit the latest mobiles, TVs, online sites and social media. Full control over the bit rate, resolution, quality, GOP, encoding mode, etc. is at users’ fingertips for further customization. It’s a one-stop solution for polishing footages shot with drones, making family travel videos, compressing GoPro 4K clips for social media, sharing game walkthroughs, becoming a YouTube star, and more.

Full GPU acceleration makes 4K processing fast and smooth:
Pioneering the unique Level-3 Hardware Acceleration technology, it’s the only software on the market that applies full Intel, Nvidia, and AMD GPU accelerations throughout processing, bringing the speed to 47x real-time faster. Together with advanced technologies like Auto Copy and High-Quality Engine, it runs up to 5x faster than rivals with top quality while keeping the system cool and brimming with power. The program actually covers 98% of daily used features. Other features include:

  • Video downloading – Free download videos, playlists, 4K/8K UHD clips, audio, etc. from 1000 online sites. It offers super fast speed and 100% intact quality.
  • Recording – Capture screen, webcam, and iPhone with audio. Record picture in picture, add texts or outlines, adjust flexible recording settings, and more.

“We created VideoProc in responding of the deluge of video content and rapid evolution in HD, UHD resolutions that create too much burden to process cost-effectively and swiftly,” added Jack Han, “With the single tool, users gain all the features they require for everyday video tasks. They don’t need to shell out big bucks and go through the intimidating learning curve for presumer tools. Simply start editing right out of the box.”

Pricing and Availability
VideoProc 3.0 is available now worldwide for users on Windows 10/8/7/Vista and macOS Mojave or earlier. Officially priced at $59.90 (USD), a full license is now half off at $29.95, together with various flexible license options offered at steep discounts in celebration of its grand release. Check the details at VideoProc Official Page.

macOS New App Release – ConceptDraw OFICE v5

Product Announcements CS Odessa of Odessa, Ukraine is proud to announce that ConceptDraw users can soar to new heights of productivity with Mojave compatibility. ConceptDraw OFICE v5 is already well known to Mac users as the premier cross-platform solution for business diagramming, mind-mapping, and project management.

The release date of latest macOS operating system, Mojave was announced at Apple’s big annual iPhone event. Apple confirmed the “coming this fall” release and announced its official drop date: September 24, 2018. CS Odessa’s developers’ team still committed to supporting their customers despite the ever-changing technological landscape. The entire suite of ConceptDraw OFFICE v5 products, including DIAGRAM v12, MINDMAP v10, and PROJECT v9, are ready to run stably on macOS 10.14, delivering the full range of functionality and integration users have come to expect from the ConceptDraw software.

Gregory Zhukov, Chief Executive Officer of CS Odessa, comments: “We anticipate that there will be a considerable upgrade of our macOS users to Mojave because of improved security and the set of important enhancements, Apple provided for Mac users. With a large number of macOS users, we feel it is important to have ConceptDraw compatibility at the same time as the Mojave rollout.”

For users of the latest versions of ConceptDraw products to pick up the Mojave compatible updates, it is enough to run the update function in ConceptDraw STORE. It is that simple to get the latest and freshest of the ConceptDraw products. Plus, at the same time it, is possible to pick up all of the newest add-ons that are available in ConceptDraw Solutions.

For users of the previous versions of ConceptDraw products, CS Odessa provides the opportunity to purchase the latest versions at a competitive upgrade cost.

macOS New App Release – Banktivity 7

Product Announcements IGG Software of Ashland, Oregon has released Banktivity 7, a new version of their personal finance manager. The new version brings Dark Mode for a seamless experience with macOS Mojave, a new calendar view to see past and upcoming bills, real estate tracking with Zillow integration and stock lot selection.

“Banktivity 7 brings some great features to make tracking your finances easier,” says IGG Software’s CEO, Ian Gillespie. “I also know people are just going to love Dark Mode in macOS Mojave.”

New Features:

  • Dark Mode makes Banktivity look perfect in Apple’s new macOS Mojave operating system. Every screen was examined and redesigned to take full advantage of this great new way to see your finances.
  • Real Estate Tracking allows you to link your loans and mortgages with the properties you own. If your home is in the United States you can automatically update its estimated value using Zillow**. A new view lets you see details about your property like available equity and its estimated value.
  • Calendar lets customers see their past and upcoming bills and transactions. This feature, highly requested by customers, also gives a composite total balance of all of your accounts and weekly investment performance.
  • Stock Lot Selection allows customers to choose which stocks they’ve sold by picking from their available lots. This is an important feature for those that don’t want to use first-in first-out for their cost basis.
  • Trial Version on the Mac App Store allows customers to download Banktivity 7 and try it for free for 30 days. Discounted upgrade pricing is also now available through the Mac App Store for the first time.

Additional Improvements:
Banktivity 7 improves reconciling by allowing customers to choose how to automatically include transactions in each statement. Search was also added to more places so customers can more easily filter their categories, payees, securities and tags. Banktivity features the ability to pay bills from within the app*, schedule transactions, setup budgets, track income, spending and savings rate and much more. Direct Access (purchased separately) and Direct Download allow customers to connect to over 10,000 different banks to download their financial data.

Pricing and Availability:
Banktivity 7 costs $69.99 USD. Customers upgrading from version 5 or 6 purchased either directly from IGG Software or the Mac App Store qualify for upgrade pricing of $34.99 USD. Banktivity 7 requires macOS High Sierra or macOS Mojave. For more information, please contact John Redfield.

* Bill Pay requires bank support for Bill Pay via OFX/Direct Download. Banks may charge an additional fee for this.
** Requires optional subscription to Banktivity’s Direct Access service.

macOS New App Release – Cocktail 12.0

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Product Announcements – Maintain of Ekero, Sweden has released Cocktail 12.0 (Mojave Edition), a new edition of Cocktail for users running macOS Mojave 10.14. 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 the hidden settings of Safari, iTunes, and Launchpad

What’s New:

  • Added compatibility with macOS Mojave 10.14
  • Miscellaneous improvements and enhancements
  • Updated Automator actions
  • Updated help files

System Requirements:
Cocktail (Mojave Edition) requires macOS Mojave 10.14 to run. Cocktail (High Sierra Edition) for macOS 10.13, Cocktail (Sierra Edition) for macOS 10.12, Cocktail (El Capitan Edition) for OS X 10.11 and Cocktail (Yosemite Edition) for OS X 10.10 are available for download from Maintain website.

Pricing and Availability:
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 – Money 5.5

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Product Announcements Jumsoft of Vilnius, Lithuania has updated Money, a popular macOS and iOS finance tracker, which bumps the version number to 5.5. The update is focused primarily on technical and compatibility improvements to make Money compatible with the new version of macOS Mojave. It also brings a couple of noticeable additions: Mac Touch ID support, full Mojave Dark Mode integration and custom-colored tags to add an extra (good-looking) layer for sorting and identifying transactions.

“We are very excited about the release of macOS Mojave, and all new features it has to offer. Mojave brings the highly anticipated system-wide Dark mode and we’ve made sure Money embraces this new look. Our design department has worked overtime revamping colors and interface elements, and Money looks astonishing in dark mode! In addition to this, we have introduced custom-colored tags, which bring new life to transaction tags, substantially improving their usability and effectiveness,” said Algirdas Unguvaitis, CEO of Jumsoft. “Money 5.5 is more than meets the eye, and thanks to active involvement from our user community, we have made this release of Money its best yet. It contains numerous under-the-hood improvements to enhance and speed-up everything from navigating the interface to syncing your data with iCloud.”

Money for Mac is available worldwide on the Mac App Store and is offered in three price tiers:

  • Money Free – designed primarily for trial purposes so users could see if Money is right for them (limited to 100 transactions/accounts);
  • Money Standard – a one-time $24.99 purchase allows unlimited access to all Money features with offline (manually managed) accounts and transactions. Money can be purchased through the Mac App Store
  • Money Premium – an affordable $4.99 monthly or $49.99 annual subscription plan enabling over 50,000 financial institution connections across 57 countries for automatic data downloads into Money. Opting in for Money Premium unlocks all Money Standard benefits for the duration of the subscription. Money Premium is available as a free trial for a month and can be canceled at any time.

macOS New App Release – MacX MediaTrans

Product Announcements MacXDVD Software of Chengdu, China has released an upgraded MacX MediaTrans to support iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR from day one. This allows users to backup content from old gadgets, and transfer data to new iPhones in the world’s No.1 fast way while stopping any data backup and restore errors during the switch.

The iPhone manager was recently updated to support iOS 12 and is fully optimized for iPhone XS (Max), XR and 2018 iPad Pro. To transfer data seamlessly and effortlessly from old phones to the new set of devices, free download the helper at MacX MediaTrans official page.

Reports indicated that pre-orders of iPhone XS/XR on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon are positive, with some iPhone XS Max models sold out minutes after it was open up for pre-orders. Especially in China, iPhone XS pre-orders on JD.com exceeded the first 24-hour record held by iPhone X within two hours. iPhone XS and XR are picking up steam. However, the excitement of old gadgets to new iPhone switch can lead to immediate annoyance if data loss occurs.

Ask an iPhone user their biggest gripe about the switching to a new iDevice and the overwhelming answer will be data transfer – whether iCloud or iTunes, the content transition is usually fraught with issues of any kinds. iCloud backup taking forever, frozen recovery mode, backup won’t be completed, no option to select what to transfer, and problems alike keep haunting users during the transition. In fact, research finds that nearly 67% users would like new, easy ways to transfer data from old phones to new iPhone.

MacX MediaTrans delivers a pristine user experience to manage data on iOS devices. It allows users to backup iPhone photos, HDR pictures, HD selfies, HIFF images or HEVC videos, music, 4k recordings, movies, ebooks, iTunes purchases, Voice memos, Podcasts from old iPhones, and transfer content to iPhone XS (Max) and iPhone XR within just clicks. It’s not subject to constraints faced by iTunes and iCloud, giving users the maximum freedom to move data with no limit on the file format, data volume, file sources, etc.

Designed for today’s media storage needs – including 4K resolution, live photos, HD pictures, huge music library, etc., it has the unrivaled speed for transferring gigabytes of large-size files. Specifically, the “8s-for-100-4k-photos” process is proven to be the world’s fastest data transfer speed, 5-9x faster than other tools on the market. It offers a quick and painless method when one wants to import tons of media files to 512GB/256GB new iPhone XS and XR models.

The simplicity and reliability are particularly attractive for those looking to reduce time and efforts when switching from old iPhone X/8/7/6 to new iPhones. Advanced options are available to further manage data on new iPhone: one click to create customized ringtone for iPhone XS/XR, auto convert non-Apple supported video/audio files into MP4, MP3, AAC, create, edit and bulk delete playlists, photos, albums, and use iPhone as USB drive to store any files, etc.

Pricing and Availability
MacX MediaTrans fully supports iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/6S/SE/6/5S, iPad Pro/Air 2/mini 4, iPod touch and earlier models. It is priced at $59.95, with various flexible license options offered due to the arrival of iPhone XS, XS Max iPhone XR, 2018 iPad Pro and iOS 12. Check the website for details.