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macOS App Sale – MacAppware Apps

Product Announcements – MacAppware of San Francisco, California, a division of 128bit Technologies LLC, is giving away every one of their apps and font bundles for only $5! If you haven’t grabbed the new font manager app, are still missing some commercial use font collections or have a business or organization that needs a great looking logo, now is the time to visit MacAppware and get what you’re missing now.

Plus, the MacAppware website still features a bevy of free font collections you can use for personal or commercial projects including 57 Christmas Fonts. These fonts are perfect for invitations, party signs, banners, websites, advertisements, brochures, holiday cards, classrooms, and more.

Here’s A List Of What You Can Get For $5 Each:
* Logo Pop – (Normally $39.99) easy logo design software that includes pre-designed logos and graphics to get you started quickly.
* MacOptimizer 3 – (Normally $29.99) clean up, optimize and fix your Mac.
* Candy Apple – (Normally $29.99) vector based graphic design app and image editor.
* Font Manager Deluxe – (Normally $19.99) quickly preview and install fonts, or the included collection of MacAppware fonts.
* Premium Fonts – (Normally $99) 2,018 commercial use OpenType fonts to use in any online or print project.
* 1000 OpenType Fonts – (Normally $99) 1,000 completely different OpenType fonts to use in any commercial project.
* Comic Fonts – (Normally $19.99) 19 page-popping commercial use comic fonts that can be used for comics, manga or any other design project.
* Mini Design Bundle – (Normally $379.90) a beautiful mix of icons, logos, logo graphics, website buttons, backgrounds, price boxes, and talk bubble captions.

All apps are supported only on a Mac. Font Collections are delivered in a zip file and work on both Mac and PC computers.

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macOS App Sale – iFunia Video Converter & YouTube Downloader

Product Announcements – iFunia Studio of San Angelo, TX , a professional developer of Mac OS multimedia software, has announced its Thanksgiving sale. During the sale, iFunia Video Converter for Mac and iFunia YouTube Downloader for Mac are offered with 30% off discount plus a buy-one-get-one-free promotion. The sale will end on November 28, 2017.

iFunia Thanksgiving Sale 2017

Deal #1: Buy iFunia Video Converter for Mac Pro/Lifetime License (reg. price $59.99) with 30% off discount and get iFunia Voice Recorder for Mac (reg. price $9.99) for totally free. Save $27.99 in total. Use discount code “Thanks30” at checkout.

iFunia Mac Video Converter can batch convert video and audio files with extremely fast speed and lossless conversion between 400 preset formats, rip DVD, burn video to DVD with background music and various menu templates, batch compress video and audio files with high quality. In addition, the app can also download HD videos in bulk from YouTube and 1000 other sites. Users can also use it to do some basic video editing by adding watermark and subtitles, merging, cropping and trimming videos, etc.

iFunia Voice Recorder for Mac is an audio recorder designed for high quality sound recording. The app allows users to record lectures, personal notes, meetings, voice diaries, etc. in mono and stereo. It supports background recording and continues recording after interruption. What’s more, users can apply quick fade in/out effect to recorded voice for special use.

Deal #2: Buy iFunia YouTube Downloader for Mac Pro/Lifetime License (reg. price $39.99) with 30% off discount and get iFunia DVD Creator for Mac (reg. price $19.99) for totally free. Save $31.99 in total. Use discount code “Thanks30” at checkout.

iFunia Mac YouTube Downloader can batch download videos and audios from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Facebook, Instagram and 1000 other websites and batch download songs and playlists from Spotify, SoundCloud and other music sites. It supports a variety of output video and audio format including MP4, WebM, M4A, MP3, etc. Users can use it to download HD online videos in 1080P, 4K or higher without quality loss.

iFunia DVD Creator for Mac can burn video to DVD with subtitles and background music. Gorgeous DVD menus are available for different events or occasions such as vacation, Christmas, birthday party, wedding ceremony, holiday celebration and so on. It also allows users to adjust the videos with tools like trim, crop, effects, subtitles, watermarks, etc.

Note: The 30% off discount code “Thanks30” also applies to the Pro/1 Year License version and Multi-Users version of both iFunia Mac Video Converter and iFunia Mac YouTube Downloader.

About iFunia
Dedicated to developing multimedia software for Mac, iFunia Studio provides easy software solutions for video lovers all over the world. The company creates powerful, easy-to-use and affordable multimedia apps to make Mac life fun. For more information, visit the iFunia website.

macOS New App Release – Elements+ 10.0

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Product Announcements – Independent author, Andrei Doubrovski of Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation has released Elements+ 10.0, his new enhancement patch for Adobe Photoshop Elements. Elements+ is a handy add-on that unlocks the undocumented advanced functions in Photoshop Elements+ featured in the latest versions of Photoshop.

The product includes hundreds of tools: missing adjustments, smart filters, vector masks, and many more advanced tools normally hidden under the hood. The unleashed features can be explored and used in many ways: from PSE menu, Effects panel, or from Mac OS Doc. All versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements+are supported, however the feature sets in each version may vary.

Feature Highlights:

  • 11 main feature categories: Color and Tone, RAW Corrections, Selections, Layers, Styles, Masks, Smart Filters, Paths, Text, Scripts, and Tool Presets
  • Script catalog includes 100 additional utilities for miscellaneous tasks

New Features in Elements+ v.10:

  • Many tools otherwise missing in the PSE-version of the Adobe Camera RAW plug-in
  • Styles dialog with undocumented layer effects and advanced blending options
  • Tool Presets let you save and load most used favorite tool settings
  • Noise Stacking script reduces noise by stacking photo series

“As most people probably know, Photoshop Elements+ has not inherited all the essential features of the full Photoshop,” said Andrei Doubrovski, developer of Elements+. “The available functions are quite sufficient for a beginner. However the limitations grow more and more frustrating as you advance. For example, why on earth we are not allowed to look into layer group or use justify text alignment mode? Fortunately, not all the missing features have been completely removed. Most of those are just stay hidden.”

Language Support:

  • Multilingual interface (8 languages)
  • Documentation in English, German, and Russian

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X Version 10.4.11 Tiger or later
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

Elements+ 10.0 is $12.00 (USD) to download. Distribution kits are also available for all the previous versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements.

macOS New App Release – Station 1.4

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Product Announcements – True North Software of Plymouth, Minnesota has released Station 1.4, the company’s multilevel (hierarchical) launcher for macOS. Station promotes a more natural organization of applications and documents into folders. With nested folders, you can arrange items in Station in a way that fits your workflow with an uncluttered look and feel. Scalability is greatly increased through logical groupings thus increasing the sheer number of items that can be added to Station without having to shrink the launcher size.

Productivity is increased because related items can be grouped together into a single folder. For example, one folder can contain work related items and another folder gaming items. Another useful feature of Station is the ability to launch, all at once, the items in a launch folder. This is useful when switching between tasks like business and spreadsheets to graphics work. With ten levels of folders available, enough space is provided to spread out even the most diverse set of applications and documents.

What’s New for Version 1.4:

  • In the preferences you can specify if you want Station to justify the panels to the left, center, or right.
  • A “Populate Folder Icons…” menu item was added to the Station icon which allows you to automatically populate folder icons.

Station Features:

  • Up to ten levels of folders can be shown
  • The size of the icons can range from 24 to 64 points
  • An alias folder can be created from any existing folder
  • Display panels can be justified to the left, center, or right
  • Icons can be assigned to folders to give them a more distinctive feel
  • All applications and documents in a folder can be launched all at once
  • Station can be displayed on the left, right or bottom side of the screen
  • Folders automatically open after a short delay when you drag items over them
  • Station can be displayed statically (always shown) or automatically hidden when not needed
  • The display name of a folder can be renamed (e.g. “untitled” to “Graphics”)
  • Scrollbar support for launch panels that exceed screen dimensions
  • Embedded open folder icon can now be either blue or red
  • Auto collapse of folders after launch of an item
  • Select any color for the panel background color
  • You can automatically populate all folder icons
  • Station will automatically launch at login
  • Fullscreen and multiscreen support

System Requirements:

  • Requires macOS 10.11 or higher
  • 64-bit processor
  • 17 MB

Station 1.4 is priced at $14.99 (USD) and is available through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A demo version is available from the True North Website.

macOS App Sale – Graphic Node Products

Product Announcements – Graphic Node of Sakiai, Lithuania, the developers of high-quality templates and illustrations for OS X, have announced their biggest discount campaign this year so far. The company offers savings up to 40% on its products. This happens only once in a year, so it’s a good chance to get the good stuff for your Mac, or stock up on gifts in the form of ‘redeem codes’ to colleagues and friends. Graphic Node is marking the occasion with an offer up to 40% off selected website products until November 30th.

Graphic Node today announces the largest discount campaign this year so far. The company offers savings up to 40% on its products. This happens only once in a year, so it’s a good chance to get the good stuff for the Mac, or stock up on gifts in the form of ‘redeem codes’ to colleagues and friends. Graphic Node is marking the occasion with an offer up to 40% off selected website products until Saturday. Users can view applications on the Graphic Node Web site and purchase over Mac App Store.

According to Graphic Node’s general manager Jolita Unguvaitiene, “the Black Friday campaign is always about letting people know more about what we are doing and how we can help them. It’s a wonderful chance to grab one or more design products and see how they fit into your business.”

The offering kicks off now and ends on November 30th. Get up to 40% off on Graphic Node selected products:

GN Bundle For iWork (40% OFF):
The ideal tool for users of iWork, GN Bundle for iWork provides you with over 3,100 unique designs for Pages documents, 400 spreadsheet templates for Numbers, over 150 first-class slideshow themes for Keynote, and over 2,000 images for illustrating your content. All templates are available in the US and international paper sizes.

Templates For Pages (20% OFF):
The modern and polished Templates for Pages supplies a collection of over 3,300 easy-to-use templates for creating business and personal content with Apple’s Pages. It’s the biggest templates pack for Pages on the App Store. We provide regular monthly updates with new templates.

GN Templates For Keynote (40% OFF):
This set consists over 150 high-quality designs for Keynote presentations. These are more than just beautiful backgrounds – each one of them includes up to 25 different master slides. which lets you choose the best layout for your information.

DesiGN Templates For Numbers (40% OFF):
The high-quality Templates for Numbers for iWork collection offers 400 diverse and useful templates for Apple’s Numbers. Use them for your business or personal needs. Handle your day-to-day assignments a lot easier. Customise the template to your requirements: create tables, make calculations, draw diagrams, insert images thus tackling your job efficiently and effortlessly. Available in the US and international paper sizes.

macOS New App Release – Merlin Project 4.3

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Product Announcements – ProjectWizards GmbH of Melle, Germany has released a new version of Merlin Project, the leading project management software for macOS. In version 4.3, the application is now optimized for macOS High Sierra. However, all Merlin Project users will benefit from an update as several optimizations have been implemented.

Mac users who have installed High Sierra can now be sure to have the best Merlin Project experience. An update of Merlin Project is recommended for all High Sierra users for optimal performance.

With Merlin Project 4.3, the software is now available in Japanese and Simplified Chinese. ProjectWizards GmbH emphasizes its corporate strategy to focus on international markets. “Our software localization was a logical next step”, says ProjectWizards CEO Frank Blome. “During the initial project with a leading Japanese brewery and in cooperation with the German based translation company Wordcrafts we have created the perfect translation. Now our Japanese and Chinese speaking customers can use Merlin Project even more comfortably with an interface in their mother tongue.”

Also, we have implemented several optimizations and made stability improvements in our latest version of Merlin Project. That’s why we recommend this update for all users. For detailed information about all improvements please view the release notes at the Merlin Project website.

To learn more about Merlin Project 4.3, visit the Merlin Project website.

Merlin Project 4.3 is free of charge for any licensed Merlin Project 3 or Merlin Project 4 user to update to version 4.3. Upgrading to Merlin Project 4 for Merlin 2 users is $159 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies). New users can purchase Merlin Project 4 for $289 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) through the website.

macOS New app Release – App Tamer 2.3.3

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Product Announcements – St. Clair Software of Denver, Colorado has released an upgrade to App Tamer utility for macOS. App Tamer 2.3.3 features a new option to speed up Time Machine backups, the ability to alter a process’ priority, and addresses a number of other issues.

The changes in version 2.3.3 include:

  • There’s now a checkbox to speed up Time Machine backups in the Options tab of the preferences. It uses a popular method for removing Low Process Priority Throttling.
  • App Tamer can change a process’ priority. While this generally doesn’t make much of a performance difference, it can when multiple processes are competing for disk or network access. Hold down the Option key while clicking on a process in the process list to access the priority slider.
  • App Tamer will no longer alert you to processes using too much CPU when its process management is turned off.
  • You can no longer limit the CPU usage of WindowServer or hidd because that can cause Bad Things.
  • Processes using an average of more than 5% CPU are shown in bold.
  • App Tamer’s icon in the menu bar uses slightly less space.

More about App Tamer:
Some Mac applications, especially web browsers, continue running tasks or animations even when they’re supposed to be idle in the background. This can consume valuable processing power, reducing battery life and producing heat that increases fan noise. App Tamer’s unique AutoStop capability automatically slows down or pauses these applications when you switch away from them, and then restarts them when you click back to them. This frees your CPU and reduces power consumption.

App Tamer comes pre-configured to automatically manage Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Spotlight, Time Machine, Word and many other apps when they’re in the background. And customizing it for other applications is just a mouse click away.

App Tamer will operate on any Macintosh running macOS 10.8 or higher, and is free to try for 15 days. A license to continue using it after the trial period is $14.95 (USD). This update is free for users who purchased App Tamer 2.x or bought App Tamer 1.x after July 1, 2013. For those that purchased a license before that date, the upgrade is $7.95 (USD). App Tamer and upgrades can be purchased through the company website.

Mac Accessory – DropTech MacBook Air 11 Case

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Product Announcements – Gumdrop Cases of Walnut Creek, California has released the DropTech MacBook Air 11 case and it is available online. The tough, heavy duty case keeps your MacBook looking great and protects it from drops, splashes, backpack or bag abuse, and other accidents around your home or office. The DropTech case is a combination of rugged, easy to grip silicone and transparent Polycarbonate windows to show off logos, asset tags, stickers and other personalizations. Perfect for personal use, classrooms of kids, or protecting company hardware!

Like all portable laptops, it’s easy to drop or ding the MacBook while carrying it around. Any visible damage can void the warranty, since Apple does not cover accidental damage without expensive insurance and deductibles. The new DropTech case from Gumdrop Cases is the best way to prevent damage from everyday accidents and mishaps and will keep your machine in near pristine condition under normal conditions (nothing can help if you drop it off a cliff or dunk it in a lake though).

The DropTech MacBook Air 11 case not only protects from scratches and splashes, but also from disastrous, damaging drops. It’s Gumdrop’s most rugged case design yet! The bumpers in each corner are made from 10mm of silicone to maximize protection without being overly bulky. Beneath the protective bumpers is a transparent Polycarbonate inner top shell. The shell is tough, and lightweight, allowing for lasting protection from general wear-and-tear. Plus, it’s easy to clean and can show off the iconic Apple logo, identification tags and stickers, or anything else you need to add to your MacBook Air!

Installation is a snap! No tools, no sweat. Just slip it into the case, and give it a simple snap and click! It will stay on when you open and close your MacBook Air, allow access to all ports, and provide proper ventilation so your MacBook doesn’t overheat!

Why are cases so important?
Case protection is incredibly important for keeping a MacBook Air within warranty, and saves customers from spending a considerable amount of money on repair (or even full replacement cost!).

You can settle for a hard shell case, or a sleeve of some kind, but those may only help protect from scratches and splashes. Zippered sleeves can get left behind. Clip-on shells pop-off at the first hint of trouble and don’t always offer adequate protection to the edges. Any decent drop can crack the screen or casing, or damage the insides (including the battery) – even with your MacBook covered in a hard shell or sleeve!

FYI: Apple’s warranty DOES NOT cover damage caused by accidents unless you pay more for its insurance plan (with deductibles)! If they see any damage on the outside, it will most likely void your warranty and you will have to pay for repair or full replacement.

In fact, just a single 1-foot drop can dent the casing, so it’s better to protect your MacBook as soon as possible to keep it looking great and free from damage.

Never dropped, or banged up a laptop? You don’t have to be a klutz or walking disaster to worry about your computer hitting the ground or getting scratched up from regular use. You could simply be:

  • Someone who uses their MacBook in the field and need something to protect it
  • A student who carries their MacBook between home and class
  • A commuter who knocks out some work with a MacBook on their lap
  • An employee carrying their MacBook around the office and into meetings
  • A teacher who stores MacBooks in a cart
  • Someone who slips their MacBook into a briefcase or bag often

Whatever the situation, if you’re a mobile, on-the-go Mac user you should protect your MacBook Air 11 with a DropTech case! And, if you have a tendency to let your laptop slip your grip, then you shouldn’t need any further convincing to protect a computer that cost you a bundle. The DropTech case for the MacBook Air 11 is now available for only $69.95 (USD).

MacBook Accessory – QuickerTek qCard 2 and qCard 3

Product Announcements – 802.11ac wireless is fast – as much as twice the speed of the previous 802.11n wireless of the built-in MacBook wireless card. This high-speed wireless provides streaming video, video conferencing with no hiccups, fast media file downloads and nearly instant web browsing. QuickerTek of Wichita, Kansas offers internal wireless cards which provide older Macs with 802.11ac capabilities.

Any last generation MacBook Pro or Air running Mac OS X 10.10.x and a PCIe bus is a candidate for the qCard 2 or qCard 3. Bluetooth 4.0 LE is also added with this product as the qCard 2 and 3 uses the same number of internal antennas as the latest generation MacBooks. Installation is easy, saving you money on “hidden costs” for repair shop labor.

There are two qCards engineered by QuickerTek to match what is inside your Mac. The Macbook Air models have two internal antennas which is why we call it a qCard 2 and the Macbook Pro models have three antennas thus the name qCard 3. Utilizing the same chipset and drivers as the new MacBook Air or Pro model, this card can be used to upgrade PCIe Mac models to the newly announced Wi-Fi standard of 802.11ac. The Blue Tooth 4.0 LE is also added and uses the same number of internal antennas as the latest generation of Macs with 10.10.x. You can get double the speed you’re getting now with the 802.11n wireless network. 802.11ac uses the 5 gHz spectrum as well as 2.4 gHz standard used with 802.11n.

qCard 2 and 3 Features:

  • Delivers the fastest wireless speeds to older MacBook Pro and Air
  • Delivers Bluetooth 4.0 LE to older MacBook Pro and Air
  • Leaves USB ports free
  • User installable
  • Very low cost

For the month of November, QuickerTek is offering 20% off of these 802.11ac internal wireless cards, bringing the price from 99.00 USD to 79.00 USD.

macOS New App Release – Photo Print 4.0

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Product Announcements – True North Software of Plymouth, Minnesota has released Photo Print 4.0, their photo printing application for macOS. Photo Print is an application designed to transform your photos into print. Photo Print is as simple as drag and drop. You drop in a template, drop in your photos, adjust the photos as desired, and then print. Let’s say you have a family party where you snap some photos and then you want to print them out for your guests.

After you load them into Photos, you can then just drag and drop pictures into predefined Photo Print frames and then hit the print button. Or say you want to print out school pictures, Photo Print again makes the task easy and swift. After you finish sizing and positioning the photos, you are ready to print! It is that easy! Photo Print also has built-in filters that you can apply to your photos to make quick adjustments which leaves your originals untouched. Photo Print is a layout driven program and you can even create custom layouts and frame sizes.

What’s New for Version 4.0:
Photo Print has been completely rewritten from the ground up. You will find it is far more capable than previous versions of Photo Print. It is also significantly faster and can deal with a lot more photos. With this version of photo print you can now save your creations as Photo Print documents.

Major Features:

  • Layout driven drag-and-drop interface
  • User defined Layouts
  • Image filters and effects
  • User defined borders
  • Easy to use positioning and resizing

Details:

  • Layouts and Frames: Position, Size, Rotation, Borders
  • Text: Styled Text
  •  Image: Position, Size, Rotation, Filters, Effects
  • Borders: Color, Width, Corner Radius, Textures, Shadows, User Presets

System Requirements:

  • Requires macOS 10.11 or higher
  • 64-bit processor
  •  26.1 MB

Photo Print is priced at $19.99 (USD) and is available on the through Mac App Store in the Photography category. A demo version is available from the True North Website.