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macOS New App Release – Wakefy 0.2.0


Product Announcement – Independent developer, Javier Ramirez of Madrid, Spain has released Wakefy 0.2.0 for macOS. Wakefy is a simple, beautiful free app that turns your Mac into a Spotify alarm clock. It forces you to actually get up and walk to turn off the alarm, and allows you to wake up to your favorite Spotify tunes. It works even if your Mac is not awake.

“I have a sleep disorder called DSPS that makes me a really heavy sleeper in the morning,” explained Javi Ramirez, indie developer. “And you know, sleeping next to my phone, as we all do, did not help at all. I subconsciously mastered the ability to turn off that awful alarm without even opening an eye. I became desperate to wake up on time most days. That’s why I decided to put an end to my problem and created Wakefy. I just want people to solve their waking up problems or just enjoy better mornings.”

Some other benefits of using Wakefy are:

  • Useful for those nights when you fall asleep watching Netflix and forget to set the alarm on your phone
  • It’s a tiny, unobtrusive tool that lives in your menu bar and only pops up when you need it – Set it once, forget about it
  • Nice for travelling: it can save you from situations where you ran out of battery on your phone or even left it at home

The fact that you can set a Spotify playlist as the alarm sound implies you can wake up each day with a different song, preventing you from getting used (and ignoring) a single alarm ringtone. It prevents you from hating a single alarm sound, too!

Wakefy 0.2.0 is freely available, and can be downloaded directly from its official website. macOS 10.12 or later required.


macOS – Spring Mac Software Promotion


Product Announcement – The Wine Reviews Spring Mac software promotion has been announced, offering two software bundles and applications from three software developers. Save up to 92% off on 65 essential macOS applications and games. The Bundle Hunt New Year Mac Bundle expires on 03/16/18:

  • Unlock the bundle for $5 to access a top list of best-selling apps
  • Price/App start at $1 only
  • Build Your Dream Bundle: Create your own bundle, select and add up to 30 apps per bundle
  • Multiple licenses per app: Add multiple license keys (max of 3 keys) for any app you like

Save 40% off CodeWeavers CrossOver Mac or CrossOver Linux when you use the exclusive coupon code “MarchMadness” in CodeWeavers online store. This offer expires 03/25/18

Check out Uneeq’s Awesome Mac Bundle #9! Eleven epic apps for less than $25 USD (normally valued at $323.70). This bundle is a mix of a hard-to-find wi-fi management solution, tools for recovering lost product keys and iPhone data, an award winning contact manager and just about everything in-between. Order your copy today and take advantage of a whopping 92% savings.

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. This offer expires on 03/31/18

Purchase PuTTY for Mac and have ssh, ftp, stfp, Telnet made easy and simple on your Mac today.

macOS App Sale – Graphic Node Apps

Product AnnouncementsGraphic Node of Sakiai, Lithuania, the developers behind some of the App Store’s popular creativity assistant apps have launched a flash sale on 42 of their applications. All of these products are available for a limited time for just $1.99 for everyone! These applications offer creative items for many of the popular productivity and image-editing suites, so it is a great time to jump in as a new user, or for existing users to expand their collections!

The complete list of apps discounted to $1.99 for the flash sale:

  • Bundle for Pages by GN
  • Bundle for Wedding
  • Business Bundle for Word by GN
  • DesiGN Brochures Templates
  • DesiGN Certificates Templates
  • Design Elements – GN Templates
  • DesiGN Flyers Templates
  • Design for Keynote
  • Design for Numbers
  • DesiGN Greeting Cards Templates
  • DesiGN Invitation Templates
  • DesiGN Invoices Templates
  • DesiGN Labels Templates
  • DesiGN Letters Templates
  • DesiGN Menus Templates
  • DesiGN Newsletters Templates
  • DesiGN Posters Templates
  • GN Business Books for iBooks Author
  • GN Business Cards Templates
  • GN Catalogs for Pages – Templates Bundle
  • GN Fax for Pages -Templates Bundle
  • GN Food Books for iBooks Author – Templates Bundle
  • GN Infographics for Adobe Illustrator
  • GN Infographics for Adobe Photoshop
  • GN Letters Templates for Pages
  • GN Memos for Pages – Templates Bundle
  • GN Templates Bundle for iWork
  • Graphics
  • iArt for MS Excel
  • iArt for MS Word
  • iArt for Numbers
  • iArt Layout Design
  • iArt Theme Design
  • Inspiration Templates
  • Print Templates for Word by GN
  • Resume Templates
  • Stock Icons – Cliparts by GN
  • Templates for MS Excel by GN
  • Templates for MS Powerpoint by GN
  • Templates for MS Word by GN
  • Templates for Photoshop by GN
  • Templates for Pixelmator by GN
  • Vector Icons – Cliparts by GN

“Users love our creativity products and we are proud to be able to offer one of the most extensive creative items collections on the market. We are launching a one-day flash sale so new users could get their hands on productivity templates and graphics, and discover the amazing opportunities they open up for creativity at home or work” – said Zivile Unguvaityte, CEO of Graphic Node. “Our products are designed to be flexible and adaptable, so users of any skill level can work with them and achieve amazing results in no time! With 42 diverse products on sale for just $1.99, we’re sure that everyone can find something useful for personal and business needs!”

All Graphic Node applications can be found on the Mac App Store.

macOS New App Release – LinkOptimizer


Product AnnouncementsZevrix Solutions of Toronto (ON), Canada has released LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign which is now available on the new and improved Adobe Exchange. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and helps users reduce the size of InDesign links, save prepress costs, and easily repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.

Adobe Exchange provides a new way to search, discover, and install plug-ins, extensions, and other content for Creative Cloud products.. As a unified destination that brings third-party integrations with Creative Cloud, Document Cloud & Experience Cloud under a single umbrella, Adobe Exchange will make it easier for customers to discover and install integrations that expand and enhance what they can achieve on Adobe’s Clouds.

“We are delighted to have products like LinkOptimizer from Zevrix Solutions available on Adobe Exchange”, says Jonathan Ferman, Adobe Exchange Product Manager. “This provides users with an easy way to install products and see updates as and when they become available.”

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats. For example, with just a click of a button users can:

  • Optimize dozens of InDesign files
  • Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
  • Change their resolution to 300 dpi
  • Convert RGB images to CMYK
  • Resave JPEGs as TIFF
  • Run a Photoshop action on each image

As a result users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Adobe Exchange for $259.95 USD (Lite version: $179.95) as well as from Zevrix website and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.13 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2018.

macOS New App Release – HoudahGeo 5.2


Product Announcements – Houdah Software of Luxembourg City, Luxembourg  has released HoudahGeo 5.2, a major upgrade to the photo geotagging tool for Mac. HoudahGeo tags photos with GPS coordinates and location names. Geotags allow photo cataloging tools to organize and find photos by location.

Location information adds to the “story” of a photo. A photo pinned to a map has context. A series of tagged photos documents the path taken.

That’s why we took a GPS track logger on our trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Later on, this allowed us to geotag our photos using HoudahGeo.

Browsing the photos we took during this once-in-a-lifetime vacation, we can retrace our steps through the rainforest, into the heather zone, the mountain desert and finally to the summit. Seeing the photos and track log on a map helps recalling details, understanding the route we took and makes telling our story so much more visual and interactive.

For details on the equipment we used on the Kilimanjaro trek, check out the Houdah Software blog. There you will also find examples of what our photos look like in Google Earth and Google Photos.

HoudahGeo makes it easy to geotag digital photos with GPS location information. It writes future-proof EXIF, XMP, and IPTC tags to JPEG and RAW image files. HoudahGeo also supports XMP sidecar files.

HoudahGeo can load photos from Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, and Adobe Lightroom catalogs. HoudahGeo can then tag original image files and add location information to photos in Apple Photos, iPhoto, and Aperture libraries. This gives the users of Apple’s photo cataloging tools access to the many photo geocoding options HoudahGeo has to offer:

  • Automatic geocoding using GPS track logs
  • Geocoding using reference photos taken using iPhone, a smartphone, or a GPS-enabled camera
  • Geocoding without a GPS. Use the built-in map to double-check, adjust, or assign locations to your photos

How is geotagging different from assigning locations in Apple Photos?

Geotagging writes location information to metadata tags within the original image files. This creates a permanent bond between a photo and the location where it was taken. HoudahGeo writes the same industry-standard EXIF and XMP as used by GPS-enabled cameras. Such geotags can be used by Apple Photos as well as other photo cataloging or publishing tools.

Location information added in Apple Photos exists only within the library database. The original images remain unaltered. Only exported versions of the photo can be set to include geotags.

HoudahGeo feature highlights:

  • Supports many methods of geocoding: GPS track logs, built-in maps, Google Earth, etc.
  • Writes GPS data, location names, title, description and keywords to EXIF, XMP and IPTC tags
  • Works with JPEG as well as a large number of RAW file formats. It also supports XMP sidecar files
  • Notifies Apple Photos, iPhoto, and Aperture of changes made to photo location information
  • Exports photos and track logs for viewing in Google Earth

New in HoudahGeo 5.2:

  • Support for Lightroom Classic CC. Import photos and metadata from Lightroom catalogs
  • HoudahGeo now offers autocompletion when editing location, city, province/state, country names
  • HoudahGeo now reads and writes the EXIF v2.31 OffsetTimeOriginal tag. This specifies the camera clock time zone
  • HoudahGeo now updates the XMP MetadataDate tag when writing EXIF/XMP tags
  • Greatly improved performance of bulk changes. E.g. setting the location name on all selected images

Notable additions in previous releases:

  • Apple Photos: HoudahGeo can now add locations to photos in the Apple Photos library. Requires Photos 2.0 on macOS Sierra
  • Places: Quickly assign photos to favorite places and apply coordinates and location names
  • Drag-and-drop geocoding: Drag images to the built-in map and drop them at the location where they were taken
  • Reverse geocoding: Look up location names in English, German, Spanish and French
  • Camera import: Download photos from your camera. Geotag photos before importing them into your photo library
  • Lightroom integration: HoudahGeo reads location metadata directly from the Lightroom catalog
  • Keywords editor: The new keywords editor makes it easy to assign keywords in bulk
  • Map search: No GPS? No problem! Search for landmarks, cities, as well as your favorite places
  • Publish KML to Dropbox: Upload photos and track logs to Dropbox. View in Google Earth and Google My Maps

System Requirements:

  • OS X Version 10.10 or later. Fully tested with macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Some features require macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • It is recommended that iCloud Photos users geotag their photos before uploading these to the cloud
  • Digital camera
  • Optional GPS track logger
  • Optional iPhone, smartphone, or GPS-enabled camera
  • 55 MB of disk space

HoudahGeo 5.2 is priced at $39 USD (+ tax) for a single-user license. A full-featured demo version is available. Licenses are available from the Houdah Software in-app and web stores.

Want to know how you can use this product? Check out this video “Geotagging Photos with HoudahGeo and GPS4Cam

macOS New App Release – Screen Recorder for Mac


Product Announcements – Joyoshare of Hong Kong has released Screen Recorder for Mac today, aiming to help Mac users to losslessly record all screen activities, including desktop videos, audios, streaming music, games, webcams, online chats, video calls, lectures, etc. on macOS with a few clicks only.

Like the PC version, Joyoshare Screen Recorder for Mac is also a complete video capture tool which can record screen videos with audio simultaneously on Mac OSX. It’s one of the most advanced all-in-one Mac screen recording software in the market for capturing desktop videos, recording gameplays, making tutorial videos, grabbing streaming music, and so forth.

What makes Joyoshare Screen Recorder for Mac standing out from other competitive recorders is that it can not only record all videos and audios on Mac with ease, but also save the recordings in most popular media formats, such as MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV, MKV, SWF, MP3, WAV, etc. without losing any original quality. In addition, it supports a wide range of preset profiles for mobile devices like Apple iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows phones, etc. so that users can directly export the recorded videos to any device for watching without re-encoding the files repeatedly.

Another fantastic feature of Joyoshare Mac Screen Recorder is its ability to capture audios on Mac while you are recording the screen videos. Apart from a professional video capture, it can also serve as a smart independent audio capture to record computer sound as well as microphone sound in high quality. You can also edit the audio quality, including audio channel, bit rate, etc. according to your own needs.

Thanks to the intuitive user interface with clear layouts, Joyoshare Screen Recorder for Mac is well designed for everyone in recording Mac screen. Users are provided with multiple capture modes to record the computer desktop in either full screen or custom size. Besides, it comes with other stunning features, including letting you take screenshots during recording, customizing shortcuts with keyboard for recording, create scheduled recording tasks by setting start and end time, personalize recordings with cursor and click effects, and more.

“The outstanding feature of Joyoshare Screen Recorder for Mac over other similar software is its capability to record anything on macOS with simple clicks and high performance. The whole recording process is lossless and easy to handle for anyone.” said Daniel, Joyoshare R&D director. “To make the program even better, we’re planning to embed a more powerful video editor into the recorder in the near future so that customers can edit the recordings with more effects all in one place.”

Joyoshare Screen Recorder for Mac is sold (on the company website) with three different license types, including $29.95 (USD) for a single license copy with lifetime free software update, $59.95 for 2-5 PCs with lifetime free update, and $79.95 (USD) for unlimited use. The initial v.1.0.0 is perfectly compatible with the latest macOS High Sierra, Sierra, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9 and 10.8.

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 😉 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 – Yummy 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 – WebSonar 3000

Product Announcements – NeoNet Corp of Salmon Arm, British Columbia has released WebSonar 3000. NeoNet Corp’s WebSonar is a macOS application that provides a search engine with a built in web server. WebSonar dynamically creates a web presence from files stored in indexed, WebSonar Libraries, including image, audio, video and pdf documents. WebSonar searches at the page level and indexes every page in a document. Documents can include many thousands of pages. Every Library can serve a million documents and one Mac Mini can support 3000 libraries.

WebSonar Library Benefits:
Standard web browser client, all existing resources can be added and shared, paperless, no additional infrastructure, no additional support staff, internet connection not required, library users can opt in or out at anytime, every participant manages their own files, source documents are not edited, designed for iPads. Every document page has a searchable linked note that can be used for collaboration.

Think of it as rolling Google, FaceBook, Pinterest, YouTube and the Cloud into one simple application, minus the spam and privacy concerns. WebSonar libraries have the potential to have a very positive impact on the way we use the internet to acquire knowledge; particularly on education. This community distributed approach may be what the originators of the Internet initially envisioned. In the nineteen-eighties, the Internet was a small, decentralized collective of computers.

This is not the same Internet we know today. Today most communication flows through a small set of corporations; and thus, falls under the influence of those companies and institutions. Internet users now regularly submit to terms-of-service agreements that give companies license to share their personal data with other institutions, from advertisers to governments.

Now you can publish your own content, hosted on your own computer, located at home, in a Data Center, School or Co-op without trading your privacy. Every library owner can add content to their library from any web browser. Each library can contain PDF, image, audio, and video content. Library access can be set to private or public.

Your content can be searched at the page level or by Title. Each page has a searchable note that can be set to read only or editable. The robot search engines cannot index the content of your libraries. WebSonar is scalable and can be used in a closed private network. Adding new content to your library is simple; just drag any file that you want to include into your library folder and then “Index” with WebSonar. That’s it. Your library is now just a click away in any web browser.

School Libraries Network, is a free distributed framework that anyone can use to share education resources right down to the personal library level with WebSonar. WebSonar can be used to dynamically publish library databases, course materials (audio, video, images & PDF), and Apple’s iBooks.

“If you think the internet is not working in its current incarnation, you can’t change the system through think-pieces and F.C.C. regulations alone. You need new code.”

System Requirements:

  • macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 164 MB

WebSonar 9 (v2.2.3) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Education category. WebSonar 36 (v2.2.3) is $29.00 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Education category. WebSonar Pro (v2.2.3) is $99.00 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. WebSonar 3000 (includes Mac Mini) is $4,999.00 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies).

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


Product Announcements – FxFactory 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).