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macOS New App Release – TurnTable 3.2

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Product Announcements Aquarius Computer of New York, New York has released TurnTable v3.2, an important feature update to the company’s popular music player app for macOS. A music player made for music – and the art, TurnTable is a new Music Player app that replaces iTunes and plays all its music library files. It’s a player for truly jamming, by day and night. Daydream and play music, feel well, cry, have visions, whatever …

Developed specifically for artists, music aficionados, or people who dream by day and night, TurnTable displays your music in grids of artists for a fuller selection of what to listen to. Or nothing but Albums elegantly displayed with their art, your albums in a collection view. Tracks are displayed in a simpler utilitarian jukebox interface.

Since 3.0, including the new Themes feature, and a new Visual Tracks view, this jukebox is now way more usable, pleasurable even, comfortable. Version 3.2 sports a new, elegant user interface that is perfect for someone who is really into music the art, and a dreamier side to life. TurnTable 3.2 includes a new Visual Tracks view, for playing any songs/albums that may appear interesting. See the tracks you may like, that may get you up during the day, and just play one.

System Requirements:

  • macOS 10.13 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 1.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
TurnTable v3.2 is only $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Music category.

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macOS New App Release – Zippr

Product Announcements – AppYogi Software of Bangalore, Karnataka, an India-based Indi app developer, is proud to announce the official launch of Zippr which is Pre-Ordered 11,000 on the Mac App Store. A-Zippr is a simple, fast and powerful Mac utility that allows users to archive Zip, RAR, 7z, SIT, TAR, IOS, ZX, LZIP, Gzip, BZIP2 and unarchives in 70+ different commonly used file formats. It is handcrafted to make it most customizable to archive and unarchive files on macOS.

Zippr also makes it easier for users to browse contents of the archives without extracting the file – particularly useful while working with very large files. Apart from that, it also allows users to create encrypted / password protected archives. We are sure our users will love the clean and intuitive UI and the unique features of the app which makes working with archives seamless.

Zip and Unzip files instantly:

  • Preview file details before extracting
  • Protect files with strong 256 bit AES encryption
  • Extract only files you choose without having to extract the entire archive
  • Notifies once compression or extract completion

Archive & Unarchive:(Easy):

  • Drag and drop the file to Zipping or unZip
  • Resize file size for faster sharing and to reduce storage
  • Extract major file formats like Zip, RAR, TAR, LHA, 7Z, JAR and 70 more formats
  • Automatically identify to zip or unzip the file when dropped to Floating drop window
  • Set floating drop window to any corner of the screen
  • Compress files in the different method like fast, faster, normal, slow and slowest

File encryption:(Secure):

  • Password-protect confidential files and apply powerful AES encryption
  • Prevent unauthorized access of email attachments
  • Encrypt individual files within a zipped folder

Preview Files:(Safe):

  • Quick look framework to preview files before unarchive (not even in temp file like other apps)
  • Unarchive individual files from an archived folder
  • Get detailed file information individually before unarchive
  • Native user experience to preview files

Now all the archive files you have will automatically open with The Unarchiver and you’ll forget the “Unknown format” alerts and extraction errors forever. Having a RAR extractor for Mac saves you tons of time when dealing with archives.

Supporting file formats:

  • Archive: ZIP, TAR, 7Z, GZIP, BZIP2, ISO, XZ, LZIP
  • Unarchive: ZIP, Z01, RAR, 7Z, TAR, LHA, ZIPZ, SIT, SITX, HQX, BIN, MACBIN, AS, GZ, GZIP, TGZ, TAR,GZ, BZ2, BZIP2, BZ, TBZ2, TBZ, XZ, TXZ, ISO, CDI, NRG, MDF, GTAR, Z, TAZ, TAR.Z, LZMA, XAR, XIP, ACE, PAK, SPK, ZOO, LBR, LQR, LZR, PMA, CAB, RPM, DEB, ALZ, DD, CPT, PIT, NOW, SEA, EXE, MSI, CPIO, CPGZ, PAX, WARC, HA, ADF, ADZ, DMS, F, LZX, DCS, PKD, XMS, ZOM, PP, NSA, SAR, JAR, CBZ, CBR, NDS, PKG, A, SWF, LZ, TLZ

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • 20.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Zippr: RAR & Zip Tool 1.1 is Free download and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category & through Zippr website. The app offers a 7-days free trial of all features and it cost $7.99, Unlock file Preview before unarchiving cost $5.99, archive file with AES 256bit encryption cost $3.99 (USD).

macOS New App Release -ChronoSync Express 1.3

Econ Technologies, Inc. of Casselberry, Florida has announced full macOS 10.14 (Mojave) support for ChronoSync Express. The first thing you’ll want to try is the easy-on-the-eyes full Mojave Dark Mode support! Beyond that, take advantage of the new streamlined access to all the information about Sync Tasks in the ChronoSync Express Organizer that now offers Task Document Tagging, Sorting, Actions and Alerts so you can see what is going on at-a-glance.

The ChronoSync Express Scheduler system menu now offers a view of Running Scheduled Tasks while the Scheduled Tasks Manager offers easy access to Task Document Logs for a quick review of completion status or errors.

These changes are delivered along with numerous bug fixes, tweaks, and improvements. See the highlights of the newest features and capabilities in the ChronoSync Express video series. See the details of all the changes in the “Release Notes”.

Owners of ChronoSync Express can start using these new features today with a free update! If you don’t already own ChronoSync Express, you can find it on the Mac App Store for $24.99 (USD). Or try ChronoSync Express along with over 100 other Apps as part of the Setapp subscription service. ChronoSync Express is designed to work on macOS version 10.10 and newer.

macOS New App Release – Translate Box 1.0.1

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Product AnnouncementsGroosoft of Seoul, Korea has released Translate Box 1.0.1, a translation comparison and management app for macOS. Translate Box shows translation results from several famous translation services at the same time to provide optimal translations. Also, all contents of a translation can be tabulated and systematically managed.

  • Comparison of Translation Services – Users can compare translation results from multiple translation services to obtain the desired translation.
  • Tabulated Document – Users can add new boxes to create new translations, and you can create well-organized documents in table form as boxes stack.
  • Automatic Language Selection – Language is automatically selected and translated into the native language or secondary language according to the input language after setting the native second languages that are most commonly used.

Users can translate simultaneously from multiple translation services. Translate Box can translate from the desired translation service and translate from up to four translation services at the same time to see different results all at once. Therefore, users can compare translations from multiple translation services or translate text into four different languages at the same time. In addition, it can continue to add new translations into table-based documents to manage translations for related content without erasing existing content.

Users can add new boxes to create new translations, add boxes to add new translation services and remove boxes to remove translation services in use. Translating can be done just like writing a document and it is also possible to separate documents by subject.

System Requirements:

  • macOS 10.13 or later
  • 64-bit processor
  • 5.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Translate Box 1.0.1 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.

macOS New App Release – VyprVPN

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Did you know that connecting to the internet via an unsecured connection like an open wireless hotspot can leave your data at risk? With the right software, hackers can eavesdrop on your connection and intercept any data that hasn’t been encrypted. However, if you are connecting via a VPN that encrypts all your data and provides an anonymous browsing experience, any data will be unintelligible to them.

Stopping eavesdroppers isn’t the only security benefit afforded by a VPN. Since a virtual private network lets you browse the internet anonymously, websites can’t collect any data about you. Furthermore, websites and online services will think that you’re connecting from the place where the VPN server is located, which makes it great for navigating your way around geographical content restrictions.

Using VyprVPN for Mac from Golden Frog is the safest and easiest way to secure your internet connection using any computing running MacOS. It operates entirely without third parties and was recently certified by an independent report. Golden Frog, the developers, handle everything from end-to-end. In addition to encrypting your connection, it also offers many useful time-saving features like per-app connections, automatic server connections and more.

VyprVPN for Mac is regularly updated to improve performance, fix bugs and add new features that help you stay securely connected to your favorite websites and online services. In November, VyprVPN was also certified by the independent organization No Log VPN demonstrating its capabilities to keep your data safe.

Pricing and Availability:

  • VyprVPN for Mac is a free download and is available worldwide through the
  • VyprVPN website. A subscription for service is available at the same website.

Product Review: “Duplicate File Finder Remover”

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Product Reviews – I recently came across “Duplicate File Finder Remover“. This is a free App from Nektony Limited with a $9.99 Pro version in-App upgrade. As I pointed out in one of my previous articles (TUNEUP YOUR OS X MAC – PART 2), keeping plenty of free space on your boot disk is important.

I have downloaded it from the Mac App Store to my MacBook Pro and have been putting it to use. This utility is a quick way to scan your disk for duplicate files and remove them to free up space.

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The App is highly rated in the Mac App Store with over 1500 ratings and an average of 4.7. The App scans your disk quickly (it took only a few seconds to scan the 180GB in use on my MacBook Pro SSD). The resulting report is very intuitive and allowed me to easily remove duplicate files.

Pros

  • The basic version is free
  • Runs quickly
  • Lets you decide what to delete
  • Rated 4.7 with over 1500 ratings

 

Cons

  • Pro version costs $9.99

 

Based on my experience with it so far, I recommend this App. I will be making it one of the Essential Apps I install on all of my Macs.


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Today is National Clean Out Your Computer Day

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Tech Tips – As the name implies, this is the day to take a little time and perform often much-needed cleanup on your computer. As the site says:

Over time, files and programs that are unused on your PC clog the memory and cause confusion during retrieval and use of other data. They may also slow down your computer.  The second Monday in February, Clean Out Your Computer Day, is the day to spend time with your computer!

I posted “TUNEUP YOUR OS X MAC – PART 2” a few years ago which outlines ways to free up space on your hard disk. Those suggestions are still valid today. Take some time and clean up your Mac’s hard drive.

Mac Cloud Computing

Product Announcements MacWeb.com of Palo Alto, California introduces Mac mini Open Compute Cloud (OC2), an Internet cloud service renting on-demand compute capacity using dedicated 2018 Apple Mac mini computers. MacWeb.com’s Open Compute Cloud combines the hardware and software advantages of a dedicated Mac mini server with the low cost and instant deployment of cloud computing. With provisioning of a new 2018 Apple Mac mini on-demand iOS, macOS, web, and database developers now have a dedicated solution for cloud computing that does NOT share hardware resources or use virtualization.

All Mac mini OC2 instances feature Intel eighth-generation i5 or i7 6-core processors, fast 2666MHz DDR4 memory, and blazing-fast all-flash storage starting at only $100 per month. The new, re-engineered 2018 Mac mini is a fast, reliable, and cost-effective little powerhouse. Compile iOS or macOS apps remotely with Xcode, run web applications, publish databases, or share files easily. With a Mac mini OC2 instance there is no hardware to purchase, no hardware to ship, no lead time, and no commitment. Replace an aging Mac mini Internet server today with a new Mac mini OC2 instance from MacWeb.com.

  • Apple Mac mini 3.0GHz 6-Core i5/8GB/256GB SSD $100/mo (Late 2018)
  • Apple Mac mini 3.2GHz 6-Core i7/8GB/128GB SSD $100/mo (Late 2018)
  • Apple Mac mini 3.2GHz 6-Core i7/16GB/128GB SSD $120/mo (Late 2018)
  • Apple Mac mini 3.2GHz 6-Core i7/16GB/256GB SSD $140/mo (Late 2018)
  • and more

Custom build your own Supercomputer or Private Cloud with a bank of new 2018 Apple Mac mini. Quotes and discounts also available for volume Mac mini OC2 deployments.

Don’t worry about success. With unmetered bandwidth and Internet bursting to 1Gbps there are no surprises. And with no contract or commitment required, cancel at any time.

MacWeb.com is conveniently located next door to Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, and near Moffett Field NASA AMES in the heart of Silicon Valley. This Class A facility is a former SGI data center.

macOS New App Release – Print Window 5.4

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Product Announcements – Searchware Solutions of Aurora, Illinois has released Print Window 5.4 for macOS, an update to their simple but powerful file listing utility. Print Window works seamlessly with the macOS Finder, allowing users to generate and print a file listing of folders using several different methods including a simple key command, the Status menu, the Dock menu, or drag and drop.

Users have complete control over what gets included in the file listings and what does not. Print Window can also print subfolder contents of a specified folder manually selected by the user. Print Window also allows complete autonomy in the sorting process. Users can sort file listings by a variety of different criteria (including ascending and descending order) and even determine the files’ icons and size.

There are two different versions of Print Window: Standard Edition and Advanced Edition. The free Standard Edition includes basic features such as the ability to print full page file listings. The Advanced Edition includes full access to Print Window and is enabled when a valid serial number is entered. Both versions come in the same executable. In addition to making Print Window a fully Cocoa-based application, version 5.2 offers a wealth of new features to create a more powerful but easy-to-use tool including:

  • Print Window is now a 64-bit application
  • Numerous changes for additional macOS Mojave compatibility
  • Print engine is significantly faster for some types of file listings
  • Improved display of icons in the Print Options and Preferences windows when shown on a Retina display
  • Fixed an issue where some text could display in the wrong color in the Print Options window
  • Print Window now displays file counter with thousands of separators in the Progress window
  • Completely revamped error reporting system. The new system is more reliable and provides more robust information in the unlikely case an error does occur
  • Various other minor bug fixes and improvements

Print Window provides a wide range of options for configuring file listings. Users of Print Window Advanced have the option to save multiple different file listing settings for quick recall. Print Window enables users to easily print a file listing without having to configure common options repeatedly.

Print Window is a multifunctional tool. In the Advanced version, users can also create CD jewel case and DVD case covers. In addition to generating and printing file listings, Print Window Advanced also has the ability to save file listings as tab-delimited text and Microsoft Excel files. File listings can be exported as PDF files and the latest version adds the ability to save file listings as CSV files for use in a wide variety of other applications.

“Print Window 5.4 continues to show why it is the best file listing utility for macOS,” says Scott Crick of Searchware Solutions. “Users no longer have to rely on taking screenshots of windows or settling for text-only printouts of filenames only. Print Window provides the works: icons, file information, sorting, and so much more! We also offer users a chance to experience all the features of Print Window by offering them a 30-day trial of the Advanced mode. After that time, Print Window will continue to run but only in Standard mode. Print Window can be upgraded to Advanced mode at any time by purchasing a license.”

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.10 or better
  • 18.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Print Window 5.2 is available in two versions through Searchware Solutions online. The Standard Edition is free. The Advanced Edition, which provides more features, is $20.00 (USD) for a single-user license. Upgrade pricing is available. Volume licensing is available as well.

macOS New App Release – 24U FileMaker Plug-ins

Product Announcements 24U Software of Zvole, Czech Republic has released new updates of all currently available plug-ins for the FileMaker platform. The just-released versions of the following plug-ins are now code-signed for macOS, Windows, and iOS:

  • Gonector
  • 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In
  • 24U SimpleFile Plug-In
  • 24U Phone Companion Plug-In
  • 24U Phidgets Plug-In
  • 24U Simple Talk Plug-In
  • 24U Toolbox Plug-In
  • 24U SimpleSound Plug-In
  • 24U SimpleHASP Plug-In

About Code-Signing:
Code-signing is a security feature that allows a user to verify the identity of the plug-in’s publisher and that the plug-in has not been modified by malicious software such as a virus. This is not only safer for everyone but also makes it easier to deploy solutions using 24U’s plug-ins in environments with strict security rules, where only code-signed software is allowed to be installed. Code-signing is becoming one of the security measures required, by default, by the latest version of the macOS and Windows operating systems, so this update is recommended to all users in order to maintain better compatibility with future versions of the operating system and the FileMaker platform.

  • Gonector – Gonector is a FileMaker plug-in that allows a native application for iPhone or iPad to communicate directly with mobile hardware devices. Being able to interact with professional mobile devices enables you to use the FileMaker platform to create a POS, Inventory and lots of other heavy-duty mobile business apps with a friendly, fast, and reliable user interface.
  • 24U SimpleDialog Plug-In – Display professionally looking custom input dialogs and progress dialogs. New version added Pause and Cancel buttons to progress dialogs and input dialogs for iOS.
  • 24U SimpleFile – 24U SimpleFile Plug-In lets user FileMaker solutions easily access files stored anywhere on your hard drive, server, or network, allowing your users to keep their files and documents organized without ever leaving your solution’s user interface.
  • 24U Phone Companion Plug-In – Robust telephony integration for FileMaker Pro. The new version adds support for VOIP systems by directly controlling SNOM telephones. Make calls by clicking a button you avoid calling wrong numbers
  • 24U Phidgets Plug-In – Control hardware devices and read environmental sensors, read & write low-frequency RFID tags. New version added support for VINT, stepper motor and more.
  • 24U Simple Talk Plug-In – Custom internet client and server inside FileMaker Pro. Recently released new version added 64-bit support.
  • 24U Toolbox Plug-In – Stable and reliable client & server-side plug-in providing a set of handy functions for your daily use, such as Execute SQL, running system scripts etc. The new version adds support for iOS and FileMaker Cloud, and GetAsHTML.
  • 24U SimpleSound Plug-In – Audio playback and MP3 ID3 metadata management. Latest version no longer depends on QuickTime and ID3 tags manipulation now works server-side.
  • 24U SimpleHASP Plug-In – Secure hardware-aided protection of your data and intellectual property, using copy-protected USB dongles. The new version is compatible with the latest version of FileMaker and latest version of the Sentinel dongles.

Availability of 24U Plug-ins:
All the updated 24U Plug-Ins are immediately available for download free of charge as fully functional 14-days trial versions, which can be activated after purchasing a license.