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macOS New App Release – 24U Toolbox Plug-In 3.0

Product Announcements 24U Software of Zvole, Czech Republic has released version 3.0 of 24U Toolbox Plug-In, an update of their popular toolbox of useful external function for daily use in FileMaker Pro 13 thru 17. 24U Toolbox Plug-In 3 can convert rich-text to HTML with CSS, producing much cleared and customizable results than GetAsCSS. By producing clean dynamic HTML content the websites will render faster and rank higher in search engines. The new version adds convert rich-text to HTML with CSS, support for Native iOS FM Go apps and Support for FileMaker Cloud.

What’s new in this version:

  • Get rich text as HTML to generate crystal clean HTML and CSS
  • Support for Native iOS FM Go apps
  • Support for FileMaker Cloud

24U Toolbox Plug-In is a robust FileMaker Pro plug-in which allows your FileMaker Pro databases to:

  • Execute FileMaker or System shell scripts to automate tasks inside/outside of FileMaker Pro
  • Execute SQL commands to develop faster and keep your solution clean
  • Match & replace regular expressions to find & replace text fast using patterns
  • Merge data values into text while maintaining styling to apply templates quickly and easily
  • Lookup DNS name for IP & vice versa to find out who is connecting from where
  • Get current public IP to know more about clients and discover potential security attacks
  • Define global keyboard shortcuts to avoid unnecessarily excessive use of script triggers
  • Obtain precise microsecond timestamps to measure nearly unmeasurable chunks of time
  • Get the type of a FileMaker variable to let your scripts make the right decisions
  • Share variables between databases to avoid creating too many external data sources

Recommended configuration:

  • Mac: Any Intel Mac, 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced or newer
  • Windows: 1.6 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 or newer, FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced or newer
  • FileMaker Cloud: EC2 Instance type: t2.medium, FileMaker Cloud 17 or newer

Minimum configuration:

  • Mac: Any Intel Mac since 2008, 2048 MB RAM, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, FileMaker Pro 13
  • Windows: 1 GHz processor, 2048 MB RAM, Windows 7, FileMaker Pro 13
  • FileMaker Cloud: EC2 Instance type: t2.small, FileMaker Cloud 16

Availability and Pricing:
24U Toolbox Plug-In 3.0 is immediately available for download free of charge as a fully functional 14-days trial version, which can be activated after purchasing a license. Licenses for 24U SimpleHasp Plug-In start at $49 (USD) per user, $499 per server. Volume discounts are available for 5 or more users. Purchases can be made through the website.

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macOS New App Release – Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 3.9.0

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Product Announcements Cisdem of Madelia, Minnesota, a software company focusing on the development of multimedia, PDF, and data recovery software for Mac, announced the release of Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 3.9.0 which is an all-around YouTube downloader, video and audio converter, DVD ripper, basic video editor, and video compressor.

“One of the great things about Cisdem Video Converter is that it allows users to quickly and easily download videos from YouTube and other popular video websites, ” said William Smith, the manager of Cisdem’s multimedia department. “It supports YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Instagram, and more than 1000 other sites. With the latest version (3.9.0), we have updated our algorithm and resolved YouTube video downloading failure issues caused by the changes within YouTube. Our users can expect a better and more efficient downloading experience. After a video is downloaded, if needed, one can use this video converter to easily convert the video to different formats to make it perfectly compatible with various media players and digital devices.”

What’s new in version 3.9.0

  • Resolved some of the YouTube video downloading failure issues caused by certain changes of YouTube.com
  • Optimized the program size to 64MB
  • Fixed some minor bugs

Main features of Cisdem Mac Video Converter for Mac

  1. Download 4K, HD and SD videos from 1000 websites
    This video converter for Mac allows you to quickly download one or multiple videos with one click from YouTube, Dailymotion and other video sharing websites. You can use it to save online videos to computer, phone or tablet in chosen quality and resolution.
  2. Convert videos and audios to different formats without quality loss
    You can use this Mac video converter to convert HD and SD videos or audios to a wide variety of formats (such as MP4, WebM, MOV, MP3, WAV, WMV, etc.) to make them compatible with different media players, iPhones (including the latest iPhone XR, iPhone XS / XS Max and iPhone X), Android phones, editing software, video sharing sites or other uses. It can also convert video to audio with high quality.
  3. Rip DVD and DVD folder to MP4, MP3, MKV, AVI, FLAC, etc.
    It can also convert DVDs and DVD folders to various video or audio formats so that these movies and series can become easily available at your fingertips on every device of yours.
  4. Compress large media files and save disk space
    This video converter for macOS can also downsize video files with minimum quality loss and thus helps you save your precious disk space.
  5. Do basic video editing such as cropping, rotating, watermarking, etc.
    It also enables you to do some basic video editing such as merging, trimming, cropping, rotating, watermarking, adding subtitles, adding effects and more.
  6. Batch downloading and batch converting
    You can batch download or convert multiple videos at the same time to save time and improve efficiency.

Price and Availability
Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 3.9.0 is available for download and purchase on Cisdem’s official website. You can get a lifetime license with $49.99 with lifetime free upgrades. A free trial is provided and available for download. To get more information about Cisdem Data Recovery for Mac, please visit the Cisdem website.

macOS New app Release – PFAssistive Framework 3.9.0 & PFEventTaps Framework 1.6.0

PFiddlesoft of Quechee, Vermont has released version 3.9.0 of the PFAssistive Framework and version 1.6.0 of the PFEventTaps Framework. The PFiddlesoft Frameworks help developers write assistive macOS applications for persons with disabilities using Apple’s Accessibility and Quartz Event Taps APIs on macOS.

Versions 3.9.0 of the PFAssistive Framework and 1.6.0 of the PFEventTaps Framework add support for new Accessibility features introduced in macOS Mojave 10.14, and they fix a few minor bugs.

Download the PFiddlesoft Frameworks now at the PFiddlesoft Frameworks website.

The PFAssistive Framework was created in 2003 as the engine driving PFiddlesoft’s highly regarded UI Browser application for developers and for users of Apple’s AppleScript GUI Scripting technology. The framework supports and enhances Apple’s Accessibility API. The PFEventTaps Framework was created in 2007 as the engine underlying PFiddlesoft’s free Event Taps Testbench utility for developers. The framework supports and enhances Apple’s Quartz Event Taps API. Both frameworks have been revised and updated over more than ten years, and they have demonstrated their power and reliability in PFiddlesoft’s commercial and free developer utilities.

The PFiddlesoft Frameworks are written using Objective-C. They support the Intel 64-bit architecture using reference counted memory management or ARC, and they support client applications written in Objective-C or Swift. Developers can license the frameworks for distribution or for use with their own products that use Apple’s Accessibility and Quartz Event Taps technologies. The frameworks may be licensed free of charge for personal use or for distribution or use with a free software product. A modest license fee is required to distribute or use the frameworks with a product for which payment is requested or required. Source code is available for a separate fee. Different terms apply to large or established commercial software developers. For more information, go to the PFiddlesoft Frameworks website.

macOS New App Release – Event Taps Testbench 1.4.0

Product Announcements PFiddlesoft of Quechee, Vermont has released version 1.4.0 of Event Taps Testbench, its free developer utility for exploring Apple’s Quartz event taps on macOS.

Version 1.4.0 of Event Taps Testbench adds support for new Quartz event taps security features introduced in macOS Mojave 10.14, and it now uses Apple’s Hardened Runtime in Mojave and has been notarized by Apple to assure users that it is from a trusted developer and was scanned for malicious code by Apple to ensure its security. It also supports Dark Mode in Mojave. It incorporates the new PFiddlesoft PFEventTaps Framework 1.6.0, and it fixes minor bugs.

Download the free Event Taps Testbench developer utility now at the Event Taps Testbench website.

Event Taps Testbench is based on PFiddlesoft’s PFEventTaps Framework. The framework is written using Objective-C, and it supports the 64-bit Intel architecture using reference counted memory management and ARC. Developers can license the PFiddlesoft Frameworks for distribution or for use with their own products that use Apple’s Accessibility and Quartz Event Taps technologies. The frameworks may be licensed free of charge for personal use or for distribution or use with a free software product. A modest license fee is required to distribute or use the frameworks with a product for which payment is requested or required. Source code is available for a separate fee. Different terms apply to large or established commercial software developers. For more information, go to the PFiddlesoft website.

macOS App Holiday Promotion – MacX DVD Ripper Pro 6.1.1

Product Announcements – November marks the launch of the holiday buying rush, and MacXDVD Software of Chengdu, China, the industry-leading multimedia software provider, has jump-started the holiday shopping frenzy in a big way. Going live now and through Dec 5, MacXDVD will give away a total of 10K free copies of MacX DVD Ripper Pro V6.1.1, a newly updated version focusing on high-quality and speedy DVD copying and ripping. Shoppers worldwide will have even more reasons to be excited, who will possibly win one $30 iTunes card each day upon sharing the event on Facebook or Twitter.

The grand Black Friday giveaway is time-limited, valid from now till Dec 5, 2018. For more details, please visit MacXDVD Official Black Friday Giveaway page.

Over the last few years, MacXDVD strives to offer high-quality multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. This year’s event reflects the company’s strategic focus, as demonstrated by the holiday gift itself. Having already broken the record settings of overall 50% DVD ripping speed surge in the last version, MacX DVD Ripper Pro continues the legend. With a year-long renovation and enhancement in both quality and speed, now the V6.1.1 manages to copy any DVD with intact quality and rip a full DVD under 5 mins at a conversion frequency of up to 320 FPS, courtesy of High Quality Engine and Level-3 hardware acceleration.

The donation is a practical way to assist families and moviegoers to enjoy movies in time for the holiday. It is reiterating its commitment to offering easier and more flexible storage and organization of DVD movies. Users can copy DVD movies and store them on computer hard drive, NAS, USB, etc at 1:1 ratio. Besides, it expands the viewing options of the physical discs by converting DVDs to MP4, HEVC, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP3, AAC and more for flexible playback on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, PSP, and other mobile devices.

Bonus Offers: As MacXDVD strives to take the holiday event up another notch this year, the Black Friday event announced demonstrates that it offers customers so much more than the holiday gift mentioned above.

  • Win Free iTunes Card: To help build more excitement for the Black Friday giveaway, MacXDVD is donating a total of 20 gift cards, a $30 value each. Customers can take part in the campaign by sharing the Black Friday activity on Facebook or Twitter, with 1 iTunes card to be won per day.
  • Mammoth Doorbuster Sales at up to 65%: MacXDVD is also gearing up for mammoth discount offers for its flagships to help pump up customers for the best shopping holiday. The price it is offering is rock bottom historically. The specials include 50% off newly updated VideoProc, and 65% off MacX Media management Suit inclusive of DVD ripper, video editor, converter, and data transfer.

Pricing and Availability
Altogether 10K copies of MacX DVD Ripper Pro are up for grabs from now to Dec 5, 2018. Additionally, its advanced version, with the support for more features, lifetime free upgrades, and technical support, is cut down from originally $78.90 to $39.95 during the holiday event. Just take part in 2018 MacXDVD Black Friday offer and win more gifts here on MacXDVD Official Black Friday Giveaway page.

macOS New App Release – LinkOptimizer

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Product Announcements Zevrix Solutions of Toronto (ON), Canada announces that LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign is available at 50% off until November 18 only. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks allowing users to reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time, and reduce production costs. The discount lets users save $130 on each new license of LinkOptimizer and is also applied to upgrade prices from earlier versions.

“Today LinkOptimizer batched a huge book project and another magazine project in minutes vs. hours. Now I can take the afternoon off and drink beer,” says Brian Donahue, owner of Bedesign studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Thanks for freeing up my afternoon, rather than doing production work.”

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 a user can:

  • Optimize dozens of InDesign files
  • Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
  • Change their resolution to 300 dpi
  • Resave JPEGs as TIFF
  • Convert RGB images to CMYK
  • Assign variable image names based on page number, color, date, and other values
  •  Run a Photoshop action on each image

At the end of processing, LinkOptimizer reimports images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. In addition, the software can merge and delete hidden layers, apply ICC color profiles, and process document copies instead of original files. 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.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix.com at 50% off for $130 USD (LinkOptimizer Lite – $90) until November 18 only. the discount also applies to the upgrade prices to LinkOptimizer 5 from earlier versions. LinkOptimizer is available through the website. A trial is also available for download. LinkOptimizer requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and InDesign/Photoshop CS3-CC 2019.

macOS New App Release – NetShred X 5.2.9

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Product Announcements Mireth Technology Corp. of Richmond, Canada has released version 5.2.9 of NetShred X, the easy to use internet track remover app that removes browsing data. NetShred X runs on Mac.

Version 5.2.9 makes the following changes: Adds support for macOS 10.14 Mojave

NetShred X is an easy-to-use internet track remover app for Mac that clears files web browsers and email apps leave behind. And like all Mireth Technology apps, it is designed to be easy to use.

Because internet privacy software can’t be effective if it’s not used, NetShred X is designed to run automatically, without user intervention. And since removing browser cache, history, email trash, and junk can take some time, NetShred X is designed to run in the background, so using the app doesn’t interfere with web browsing.

Most importantly, NetShred X is an effective method of removing internet browsing data and email tracks, including browser cache, internet history, email Trash, and Junk, Download, Quicktime and Mail cache, favicons, top sites, site passwords, cookies, as well as HTML, Java, Flash and other Plug-in cache.

Pricing and Availability:
NetShred X is available for immediate download at $24.95 for an annual subscription. Educational pricing and volume discounts are available. NetShred X runs on Mac. For more information about NetShred, visit the NetShred website.

macOS New App Release – UI Browser 2.8.0

Product Announcements PFiddlesoft of Quechee, Vermont has released version 2.8.0 of its popular product, UI Browser, the “ultimate assistant” for GUI Scripting with AppleScript, and a developer utility for exploring Apple’s Accessibility API.

UI Browser helps you to explore, manipulate, and monitor the user interface of most macOS applications running on your computer. With the push of a button, it also generates AppleScript statements to control any application using GUI Scripting, even applications that are not otherwise scriptable. No other utility provides all of the information you need in order to write scripts using GUI Scripting.

Version 2.8.0 of UI Browser adds support for new Accessibility features introduced in macOS Mojave 10.14. It also incorporates new PFAssistive Framework 3.9.0 and PFEventTaps Framework 1.6.0. UI Browser now requires OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later.

In addition, version 2.8.0 adds these new features:

  • UI Browser now uses Apple’s Hardened Runtime in Mojave for increased security. It may require user authorization to perform some tasks.
  • UI Browser has been notarized by Apple to assure users that it is from a trusted developer and was scanned for malicious code by Apple to ensure its security.
  • UI Browser no longer allows in-application purchase. Instead, go to the secure PFiddlesoft website and navigate to the eSellerate Online Store to purchase a license.
  • UI Browser’s Target menu now includes Apple’s new Script Menu application in Mojave. The Script Menu application handles the Script menu extra if Script Editor preferences are set to show it in the menu bar.
  • UI Browser supports Dark Mode in Mojave.
  • UI Browser now uses the current “Highlight color” setting in System Preferences to highlight the target UI element when running in Highlight mode.
  • AppleScript statements generated by UI Browser can now be sent to Script Debugger 7 from Late Night Software, as well as Script Editor, Smile and earlier versions of Script Debugger.
  • UI Browser implements numerous performance enhancements and a number of minor bug fixes.

Download a free, full-featured 30-day trial version of UI Browser now at pfiddlesoft.com/uibrowser/.

New customers may purchase UI Browser for $55, with quantity discounts available. It is a free upgrade for registered owners of UI Browser 2.0.0 and newer. UI Browser 1.4.1 is no longer supported and no free upgrade path is available.

UI Browser is based on the PFiddlesoft Frameworks, including the PFAssistive and PFEventTaps Frameworks. The frameworks are written using Objective-C, and they support 64-bit architectures using reference counted memory management and ARC. Developers can license the PFiddlesoft Frameworks for distribution or use with their own products that use Apple’s Accessibility and Quartz Event Taps technologies. The frameworks may be licensed free of charge for personal use or for distribution or use with a free software product. A modest license fee is required to distribute or use the frameworks with a product for which payment is requested or required. Source code is available for a separate fee. Different terms apply to large or established commercial software developers. For more information, visit the PFiddlesoft website.

macOS New App Release – Nisus Writer Pro 3

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Product Announcements Nisus Software, Inc. of Solana Beach, California has released Nisus Writer Pro 3, a significant upgrade to its professional word processor for macOS. New features in Nisus Writer Pro 3 include split view, a redesigned UI and palette system, an upgraded full screen view, printable comments and tracked changes, even more powerful find and replace, icons updated for retina displays, cloud sync for almost all settings, a new formatting examiner palette, typewriter scrolling, a new notes view, macOS Mojave compatible, and over 300 new features, fixes, and enhancements.

“This release adds many commonly requested features” said CEO Jerzy Lewak. “We have also added numerous improvements that we ourselves have found useful. For over 25 years we have developed software which supports our users’ creativity. This new version includes exciting features which will help our customers be even more creative in their writings.”

The new features add to an already rich feature set that includes an intuitive interface, multilingual text support, powerful find and replace, easy to use style system, cross-references, bookmarks, table of contents, indexing, and a native file format (RTF) that almost any word processor can read.

System Requirements: Requires Mac OS 10.11 or later

Pricing and Availability
Nisus Writer Pro 3 is available now at the Nisus web store and the Mac App Store for only $65.00 (USD). An upgrade version is available for $45.00 and an academic version is $55, both available from the Nisus store.

macOS New App Release – PopChar X 8.5

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Product Announcements Ergonis Software of Perg, Austria has released PopChar X 8.5, an improved version of the company’s award-winning tool for finding and inserting special characters and exploring fonts. PopChar X 8.5 improves support for Mojave, particularly for Dark Mode. If you use your Mac in Dark Mode, you now have the choice to see PopChar’s character table in a traditional black-on-white view as on paper or a light-on-dark view that blends perfectly with the dark appearance. Since this is a matter of taste, the preferred style can be changed in PopChar’s preferences.

PopChar now also contains fine-tuned color adjustments of colors, such as highlight colors in both Light and Dark Mode, and it works around an issue where PopChar could not be reliably activated in Mojave. Since some of the improvements in the new version are important for Mojave, PopChar 8.5 is now the recommended minimum version of PopChar for anyone who is running Mojave or plans to upgrade to Mojave.

Finally, PopChar X 8.5 contains fixes and workarounds for user-reported issues and improves overall compatibility and stability on all versions of macOS. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download the new version.

PopChar solves a problem faced by every technologist and multi-lingual worker. Inserting special characters into application documents can be frustrating and results in a steady loss of productivity. With PopChar, thousands of special characters are only a few clicks away. Just pop up the PopChar window, click the desired character, and the character appears in your current document right away.

System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or newer and is recommended for macOS Mojave (10.14).

Availability and Ordering:
PopChar X 8.5 can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to PopChar X 8.5 is free for anyone who purchased a license for PopChar X 8 or for PopChar X 7 on or after September 1st 2016. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company’s website. Instead of purchasing PopChar separately, customers can save money by ordering the Ergonis Productivity Bundle, which also includes the text expander Typinator and the keyboard shortcut helper KeyCue.