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Black Friday Weekend Sale by Xojo on Mac Software


Xojo, Inc. of Austin, Texas, creator of Xojo, a multi-platform development tool for desktop, web, mobile and Raspberry Pi apps, has announced that their entire Xojo store will be on sale from Black Friday, November 29, 2019, to Cyber Monday, December 2, 2019. All new Xojo licenses, renewals, and upgrades will be discounted to 20% off of their original price. Xojo 3rd party products and XDC Videos are also included in this epic sale. Tickets for XOJO.CONNECT, The Xojo Developer Conference will be discounted by $200.

Xojo is the best environment for professional developers, citizen developers and hobbyists alike who want to develop for the desktop, web, and mobile. Xojo applications compile to machine code for greater performance and security. Xojo uses native controls so apps look and feel right on each platform. Since one set of source code can be used to support multiple platforms with native apps, development is ten times faster. Simply drag and drop to create the user interface, utilizing one straight-forward programming language to implement the app’s functionality.

Xojo is free to use for learning and development, but a license is required to build a stand-alone application. Xojo offers a 90-day money-back guarantee on all new licenses, so if you purchase during this 20% off sale and are not completely satisfied you will be eligible for a full refund. The discount will be applied automatically in the store upon checkout. Licenses are available in the following options: Web, Desktop, iOS, Raspberry Pi, Xojo Pro, and Xojo Pro Plus.

DEVONTechnologies Black Friday Sale on Mac Software

Starting November 29th, 2019, from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, DEVONtechnologies of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho sells all its software products as well as upgrades for 25% less. Discounted products include all editions of DEVONthink, DEVONagent, and DEVONsphere. DEVONthink saves all your documents, keeps them organized, and recalls them whenever you need them. DEVONagent finds that needle in the haystack we call internet. And DEVONsphere keeps the data you need always at your fingertips.

DEVONthink is DEVONtechnologies’ document and information management solution for the Mac. It supports a large variety of file formats and stores them in a database enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI). Many document formats can be directly viewed and edited, PDFs annotated. DEVONthink 3, released this fall, lifts document management on the Mac to a new level.

DEVONagent is DEVONtechnologies’ web research solution for the Mac. It finds information searching multiple sources in one go and applying powerful filters to the retrieved data. The presented results can be further processed and saved to the internal archive or handed over to other applications, e.g. DEVONthink. DEVONagent also offers a range of automating options to run searches unattended. It adds found data to the user’s archive or send reports by email.

And, finally, DEVONsphere Express is DEVONtechnologies’ desktop search assistant. It runs as a menulet and indexes documents and other data in the background with the same AI-based technology used in DEVONthink and DEVONagent. Unlike traditional search utilities DEVONsphere Express is highly context-aware. It focuses automatically on what the user is working on and finds related documents, email messages, web pages, and more.

Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Offer:
When it comes to celebrating, no time of the year compares to the last three months. October is the month of pumpkins, ghosts, and ghoules. November brings us colorful trees and tasty turkeys. And December, finally, is the month of the months for children and adults alike. So whatever your traditions are, let us all set a day aside this week to come together and give thanks for all we have. Stop for a moment and all take stock of how well we’re doing.

“We at DEVONtechnologies are thankful for our families, for our colleagues, and our friends. For our work that we enjoy and are passionate about. And for that the software we make helps our customers do better what they do. So in line with the old tradition we offer all our products, from DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go to DEVONagent and DEVONsphere Express, at a 25% discount this weekend to say ‘thank you!’ Now is the best time of the year to get ready for a productive new year.” – Eric Boehnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies

DEVONtechnologies’ Black Friday offer starts Thursday, November 28th, 2019, 6 p.m. UTC and ends Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, at 9 a.m. UTC. It cannot be combined with other offers such as the students & educators discount.

See my new macOS Software Directory and find what software is available for the Mac!


Digiarty Black Friday Sale on Mac Software

Product Announcement – This holiday season, Digiarty Software of Chengdu, China will celebrate by launching the largest-ever Black Friday Sale in the company’s 10 year history. Every shopper is eligible to receive an unexpected holiday thrill: a coupon code that delivers up to 75% discount on its best-seller for Mac specialized in DVD ripping, copying, video converting, resizing and media transfer.

Unlike many online retailers that run Black Friday promotion for five days, from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday, Digiarty goes even further and extends the holiday sales until Dec. 9, 2019. Get the coupon code to save up to 75% off and enjoy a life-time free upgrade on its 2019 Black Friday sales page.

It’s estimated customers are bullish on 2019 Black Friday weekend, with average spending forecasted to top $470, according to ICSC research. Digiarty further builds the excitement by releasing a historically huge discount offer over the course of the event. “Holiday shopping doesn’t necessarily mean moving through the crowd at the cost of family time, all to end up with overconsumption.” Said Jack, CEO of Digiarty Software, “At Digiarty, massive discounts are in the palm of your hand. You can purchase gifts at up to 75% off without blowing your budget.” “On top of that, there is neither hunger marketing nor price enhancement before sales.” He added.

The holiday gift WinX Black Friday Special Pack for Mac from Digiarty is not only cost-effective but also full-feature. Customer can take a sneak peek of the 4-in-1 holiday pack:

WinX DVD Ripper for Mac : A newly updated DVD ripping software with overhauled DVD analysis kernel. It rises to fame with the success of scanning any DVD, whether it is region-locked, sophisticatedly encrypted or damaged. It’s able to make 1:1 copies of DVD movie library without losing quality, and speedily turn DVD movies into digital MP4, H.264, HEVC, AVI, MOV, etc in minutes, so that customers can store DVDs in hard drive/cloud, or play the compact file on the go without a disc drive.

WinX HD Video Converter for Mac: With an ongoing focus on the latest trends in technology, WinX HD Video Converter for Mac makes timely support of 4K/8K UHD video, HEVC codec, and GPU acceleration. It is capable of handling conversions to everything from HEVC to H.264, MP4, AVI, WMV, MP3, etc. – all at a dramatically accelerated speed. There are 420 user-defined profiles available for quick conversion to popular devices, including phones, smart TVs, and tablets. Customers are at the fingertips to download online content, compress oversized 4K/HD footages, make basic editing, adjust parameters, and more.

WinX MediaTrans: A great iTunes alternative that simplifies and safeguards the whole data backup and syncing process without erasing data. It can not only transfer photos, music, videos, ebooks, etc between iPhone iPad and computer but also make ringtones, create a playlist, convert files, password protect photos and videos against privacy leakage, all in one fell swoop.

5KPlayer: A video player that plays everything, including SD, HD, 4K, DVD, and Blu-ray discs. It supports files that come in HEVC, MKV, AVCHD, AVI, MOV, FLV, MP4, WMV, MP3, AAC, APE, FLAC, any formats – no third-party codecs required.

On top of the 75% off gift pack available throughout the holiday offer, customers can also take advantage of the event to get a single DVD ripper, video converter, and more, all at jaw-dropping prices.

Pricing and Availability:
Digiarty’s 2019 worldwide Black Friday event begins over the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend and lasts until Dec. 9, 2019. During the period, WinX Black Friday Special Pack for Mac, compatible with the latest Windows 10 and macOS Catalina, is price-slashed to $49.95, from previously $199.95 (USD). Customers can get a head start on the gift lists and ready family for home entertainment by visiting the 2019 Black Friday sales page.

See my new macOS Software Directory and find what software is available for the Mac!


Cyber Monday Sale of Xeric Design Software for the Mac


Xeric Design of Incline Village, Nevada is celebrating Cyber Monday with savings of up to 50% through December 2, 2019. Full versions start at $14.99 and upgrades start at $9.99, including a one-year data subscription. This offer is valid only from the Xeric Design website.

EarthDesk 7 replaces your static desktop with an image of the Earth showing current sun, moon and city illumination, as well as real-time global cloud coverage, allowing you to track hurricanes and other weather systems on your Macintosh or Windows desktop. The software operates silently in the background, keeping your desktop updated while you work. Unlike a screen saver, which only appears when your system is idle, EarthDesk’s dynamic desktop is continuously displayed as your desktop background (and optionally as a screen saver).

EarthDesk 7 allows users to purchase an optional data subscription (included in the Cyber Monday sale) which offers double the update frequency and 16 times as much detail in the cloud layer with precisely geo-located clouds using data from up to 23 satellites. In addition, this service displays other real-time data including worldwide earthquakes, named storms (typhoons, hurricanes, etc.) and the position of the International Space Station.

Major new features introduced in EarthDesk 7:
* Greatly improved support for multiple screens and Retina displays
* Many new positioning options including centering on a specific lat/lon or real-time data such as the location of the most recent earthquake
* City labels now support multiple colors and different screens can show different sets of data
* All new city database with support for adding, editing and removing of cities
* Presets are exportable to easily move configurations between different computers
* And more
Requirements and Downloads:
EarthDesk for Macintosh requires Mac OS X 10.11 or newer. EarthDesk for Windows requires Windows 7 or newer. Some features are platform-specific. For more information and to download an evaluation version, please visit Xeric Design online.

See my new macOS Software Directory and find what software is available for the Mac!


Black Friday Sale on Black Node Software for the Mac

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 of up to 50% on selected 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 50% off selected AppStore products Nov 27th – Nov 29th.

Graphic Node today announces the largest discount campaign this year so far. The company offers savings of up to 50% on its selected 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 50% off selected website products through Nov 27th – Nov 29th. Users can view applications on the Graphic Node Web site and purchase over the Mac App Store and iOS App Store.

The modern and polished templates supply a collection of over 13,000 easy-to-use templates for creating business and personal content with Apple’s iWork products. It’s the easiest templates applications for every occasion to use. A wide range of possible modifications allows you either to stick to the ready-made samples or to engage your imagination and fit the templates to your expectations. We provide regular monthly updates with new templates. The offering kicks off through Nov 27th – Nov 29th . Get up to 50% off on Graphic Node selected products.

See my new macOS Software Directory and find what software is available for the Mac!


Where to Download Software for the Mac

(See my other Mac-related posts) – Have you heard or read of a Mac App that you now want to download and try? That is easy and very safe if you find the App on the Mac App Store. But what if it isn’t carried in the App Store?

I came across the article “The 7 Best Sites to Securely Download Safe Mac Apps” a short time ago. There are 7, but really only 5 are clearly identified alternate sites. Their 6th site is the Mac App Store. The recommendations from MakeUseOf for download sources are:

    1. MacUpdate
    2. Softpedia
    3. Pure Mac
    4. CNET Download
    5. MacApps
    6. Mac App Store
    7. Download Directly From the Developer – (See my new macOS Software Directory for a list of some of the software available for the Mac and the vendor’s website)


While your Mac has built-in protection against malware (See my article BUILT-IN OS X MALWARE PROTECTION), you do run a risk when downloading software from other sources than Apple. If you are not familiar with the source of the software, search on the Internet to see if there are any concerns about the vendor.

Ergonis Software Black Friday Sale on Mac Software

It’s that time of the year again and Ergonis Software of Perg, Austria announces a Black Friday promotion for their award-winning productivity tools PopChar, Typinator, and KeyCue. Customers visiting the company’s online store at https://store.ergonis.com from today on before the end of Black Friday, November 29th 2019, can enter the coupon code “BlackFriday19P” during checkout to get a 30% discount.

The Black Friday offer is a great opportunity to get started with Ergonis’ highly acclaimed productivity boosters at an unbeatable price. But hurry, the offer is time-limited. It ends at the end of Black Friday. You’ll have to act fast because once it’s over, it’s over. The offer is good for all purchases (except upgrades).

Most of today’s fonts contain thousands of characters, many more than you can access from the keyboard. PopChar makes it easy to explore these fonts, search for characters by their names, find fonts that contain certain characters, collect your favorite characters, insert characters and HTML symbols, and more. PopChar’s “Shape Finder” even allows you to simply draw the shape of a character on the screen to tell PopChar what you are looking for. With PopChar, you can also take a look at fonts from a designer’s perspective: see a font preview, check out what a given text fragment looks like in a certain font, and print beautiful font sheets. PopChar is available for macOS and Windows.

Typinator is a powerful, yet elegantly simple macOS solution that boosts your productivity by automating the process of inserting frequently used text and auto-correcting typing errors. Across all applications, it detects specific sequences of typed characters and automatically replaces them with text snippets, graphics, URLs, dates and special characters. Typinator comes with a list of built-in predefined sets, like autocorrection for English, German, and French, DOuble CApitals correction, Auto-Capitalize Sentences, Inline Calculation, Clipboard conversion, Subscripts, Superscript, and HTML snippets with over 100 abbreviations for elements of the HTML standard. Besides that, you can download many additional useful sets for free from the company’s web site.

KeyCue is a tool for learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts are supposed to provide quick access to frequently used menu commands. Honestly though, how many shortcut keys do you know by heart? KeyCue helps you to use your macOS applications more effectively by displaying a concise table of all currently available menu shortcuts. You no longer need to memorize and remember key combinations; just press the command key and KeyCue tells you what you want to know. Over time, you will automatically remember frequently used shortcuts and start working more efficiently. KeyCue also has a bunch of other productivity features beyond keyboard shortcuts. For example, you can use KeyCue to quickly and conveniently insert Emoji characters in any application.

Xwavesoft Mac Software Sale

Xwavesoft, of Odessa, Ukraine, follows the established Black Friday tradition and offers a 60% discount on its well known and highly rated products such as Be Focused, Cloud Outliner, Focus Matrix, Daily Habits and other. From Tuesday, November 26 through Tuesday, December 3, all Xwavesoft’s productivity applications will be offered at 60% discount (see Xwave Black Friday Sale) on both iOS and Mac App Stores.

Since everyone has a tight schedule and always pressed for time, Xwavesoft team are delighted to introduce applications where the latest productivity principles and techniques are incorporated to keep people more efficient. These apps increase personal productivity and helps to focus on things that really matter.

Pricing and Availability:
* Be Focused Pro (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* Be Focused Pro (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99 (USD)
* Christmas Gift List (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99(USD)
* Focus Matrix (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* Focus Matrix (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99(USD)
* Cloud Outliner (iOS) – $2.99(USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* Cloud Outliner (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (USD)
* Daily Habits (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99(USD)
* Chrono Plus (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* Chrono Plus (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99 (USD)
* Top Contacts (iOS) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99(USD)
* Top Contacts (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $4.99(USD)
* Guest List Organizer (iOS) – $2.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* Guest List Organizer (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (USD)
* eXtra Voice Recorder (iOS) – $1.99 (USD) – now $0.99 (USD)
* eXtra Voice Recorder (Mac) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99 (USD)
* Magic Cutter (Mac) – $9.99 (USD) – now $3.99 (USD)

The discount in the Mac App Store and iOS App Store is valid from Tuesday, November 26 through Tuesday, December 3.


See my new macOS Software Directory and find what software is available for the Mac!

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS Software for 10/2019

I have been publishing a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X each month for some time. 

macOS software is now being compiled in a large, cumulative table. Many titles were appearing repeatedly in this list. I think the macOS Software directory will both take less time for me and provide users with a better way to discover Mac software. 

The macOS Software directory is updated frequently and currently contains more than 280 entries. More than 100 of those entries are available for FREE download.

Please give me feedback if this expanded list is valuable to you.

This is NOT a curated list. All I know about these titles is what you see below. None have been tried or tested by me.

October 2019

  1. Entertainment – Robots and Pencils Inc. has just released their latest experiment from FunLabs, and this time it’s all about augmented reality. Arfiti, released to the App Store today, allows anyone to leave their mark in the real world digitally. arfiti is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Download from the App Store
  2. Utility – Creaceed announces the availability of Prizmo Go version 3.0, a major upgrade to their photo-based text grabbing app for iPhone and iPad. Prizmo Go 3.0 brings a unique curved text recognition technique as well as a number of iOS 13 features such as Dark Mode, Apple OCR, Shortcuts Action, and Voice Control. Prizmo Go 3.0 can be freely downloaded on the App Store, and is localized in 17 languages. Text recognition can be tried out, but access to result is limited. Text access (copy/paste, interactions) can be unlocked by purchasing the Export Pack for $7.99 as a one-time purchase. 10 tokens will be received to test Cloud OCRs both for printed text and handwriting. Download from the App Store
  3. News – Independent development team, Rezults LLC today is proud to announce the upcoming availability of Zupdates 2.0, an important update to their social-based information app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Zupdates provides real-time information from other users of the app, offering live updates on information like sales, flight times, traffic, junior sports scores, and even the weather in your area. Zupdates 2.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category. The app is completely free to use, and contains no advertising and in-app purchases. Download from App Store
  4. Lifestyle – Textfeed, Inc., a mobile app startup, is on a mission to cure texting anxiety. To do this, they’ve created a crowd-sourced network of high-quality text messages for a variety of categories that people can copy/paste into their messaging platform of choice. Categories include “Flirt”, “Just matched”, “Ask him/her out” and many more. Texts are ranked within categories in a Reddit-esque upvote/downvote format. Typs 1.0.8 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Download from the App Store
  5. Games – 1Games is proud to announce the release of Wolf Online 2, its fun-to-play animal action/adventure game developed for iOS and Android devices. Wolf Online 2 is a realistic game that expressed wilderness as is. Players can hunt animals using terrain features, compete with other wolves, and survive from the fights with stronger predators to become the most powerful, superior wolf.  Wolf Online 2 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from the App Store
  6. Business – QContractor revolutionizes the estimating process with its sheer speed of setup. UK-based Q-Group Technology, recently launched QContractor 3.0. This significant update, re-designed from the ground up, illustrates the company’s commitment in building powerful mobile estimating experiences for contractors worldwide. QContractor 3.0 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Business category. In-app purchases are available. Downalod from the App Store
  7. Productivity – TraxItAll Software is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of iAchieved 2.0, an important update for their app for iPhone and iPad devices that gives users a way to actually see what’s going on in their lives. iAchieved 2.0 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. The app uses the freemium model, allowing users to download the app for free to see if they like it. After they have entered 20 Items, they can purchase a subscription via convenient in-app purchase of three years for $4.99. Download from App Store
  8. Lifestyle – Eureka.Fun LLC announced the launch of the mobile app, Eureka Dating App 1.1, available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. Eureka Love makes it easier to find love among friends, college mates, neighbors or simply other people on the user’s phone contact list. Finding out about others feelings becomes hassle free and actually quite fun with Eureka Love App. Eureka Love 1.1 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.  Download from App Store
  9. Games – Mobile gamers looking for an addictive and brain taxing challenge should look no further than Word Search from 1UP Games Studio. Offering thousands of AI-generated games, Word Search ensures players will always have a suitable challenge to test their word skills. Word Search 2019 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from the App Store

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