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macOS New App Release – Mellel 4.2

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Product Announcements Mellel AAR of Tel Aviv, Israel, the developer of the leading word processor for Mac OS and iPad, is announcing the immediate release of Mellel 4.2, a new version including a completely re-written and innovative tables feature. Using styles, tables in Mellel now offer advanced features alongside the ability to maintain consistency in table design throughout the manuscript and from one document to the other.

“Clearly, our tables sucked before,” confesses Eyal Redler, one of Mellel’s co-founder and chief developer. “We’ve vehemently denied this, of course, but now that we have the best and most awesome tables feature, we can freely admit this.” Indeed, Mellel’s table feature – once strong and versatile – have become a weak spot in its otherwise shining armour of features.

The new table feature was completely re-written to suit the changing needs of users. Mellel, a long time favourite among writers of long-documents, who need to maintain consistency throughout the document and across documents, now offers an innovative Table Styles feature. This feature allows users to set every table option within a style, changes to which will be applied to every table using this style. Furthermore, templates within the style allow for adding text, and setting the size and positioning of variants to the basic style.

There’s more to Mellel tables than styles. Tables now support table headers and footers (and leading and trailing columns), repeating headers, colour alternation, outer padding, corner radius, smart vertical alignment, and much more.

Not unique, but really special, are the formulas. These can be entered to any cell, calculating sum, average, standard deviation, and more, and can mix within the same cell with text and other formulas – which is the complete opposite of the “spreadsheet as a table” concept.

A very welcome addition are the positioning and resizing options. You resize a table easily, with the columns and rows being resized proportionally. You can also set the table width proportionally, so it can change dynamically when the width available to it changes. You can also position a table anyway you like (at centre, right or plainly 15% from the left).

Finally, there are numerous but-of-course features, allowing users to add columns and rows easily, set the width of columns and rows in exact measurements, equalise width with a click, and much more.

Melle is priced at $49.00 and is available on their website

macOS New App Release – RailModeller Pro 6.1

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Product Announcements Isle of the Kakapo of Munich, Germany has released RailModeller Pro 6.1, their model railroad and slot car layout design solution for macOS. The app offers sophisticated tools that enable hobbyists to quickly design model train and slot car track layouts via drag & drop, features more than 250 libraries for popular track systems as well as scalable libraries for accessories usable across all model scales, and offers customizable views of track layouts in both two and three dimensions. This latest major update of RailModeller Pro features:

* New QuickFilter in the Library Catalog
The new QuickFilter allows you to show only e.g. curved tracks or crossings to quickly locate the types of tracks you need right now when designing your layout. This can significantly improve the design experience in particular when working with extensive track systems.

* JMRI Export
A RailModeller Pro layout can be exported to be used in the PanelPro application of the popular, free JMRI package for computer-controlled model railroads. This makes all tracks in a layout as well as most types of turnouts and crossings available in JMRI without any additional effort.
For more information about JMRI please visit the project’s website at http://jmri.org/.

* Improvements to Community Layouts
We have improved all aspects of the Community Layouts feature making it easy to browse the most popular layouts or model scales in a new leaderboard, find related layouts in the overhauled details view, or quickly spot the overall dimensions for layouts shared by our community of fellow model train hobbyists.

* Enhanced 3D Mode
A new settings panel offers additional control over the 3D viewing mode such as optionally hiding tunnel tracks, a new dark mode, and other customization options as well as a new function to export an image of the current 3D scene.

RailModeller Pro’s easy-to-use interface allows track designers to create layouts of up to 10km x 10km or 6.2 x 6.2 miles organized in up to 99 layers. The app includes all components to complete a train or slot car track layout, including flex tracks, buildings, symbols, and other items in scales from T (1:450) all the way up to G or IIm (1:22.5). Track elements can be dropped onto the layout, rotated, and positioned where desired, users can simply click to append one or more track elements in the layout, create tunnel sections, add graphical shapes, arrows, dimensions, import background images and specify baseboards to indicate the available space for a train layout.

RailModeller Pro automatically generates a shopping list, (including prices), as the layout is created, making for an easy reference when it comes time to purchase required components for the layout. An integrated stock management maintains the inventory of tracks already purchased, displaying the number of tracks remaining in stock when working on a specific layout or filtering the shopping list to show only missing tracks that need to be purchased to complete the layout.

Features:
* A library catalog featuring libraries for more than 200 track systems for all popular manufacturers of model train tracks
* Covers model scales from T (1:450) up to G or IIm (1:22.5)
* A clean and intuitive, Mac-like user experience
* An automatically adapting drawing canvas never running out of space
* Sophisticated, yet easy to use tools to quickly build awesome model train layouts
* Assistants that allow placing tracks at arbitrary heights, creating track grades, insert parallel tracks or close gaps
* Dedicated tools for creating tunnel sections
* Advanced functionality for creating selections
* Clean-up wizards for complex layouts
* Customizable viewing modes for visualizing the track layout in two and three dimensions
* Automatically generates shopping lists as the design is laid out
* The built-in stock tracking feature keeps track of items already owned
* Print layouts in any scale from a single sheet of paper to full-sized 1:1 scale
* Image import in various formats (PNG, JPEG, PSD, GIF, TIFF, PDF, and others)
* Export track layouts in numerous image file formats at any resolution
* An integrated help manual

System Requirements:
* macOS 10.11 or later
* 64-bit Processor
* 50 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:
RailModeller Pro 6.1 is available for only $39.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category. A free version, RailModeller Express – which is suitable for smaller layouts with a limited number of tracks – is also available through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category.

macOS New app Release – Mirror for Sharp TV

Product Announcements AirBeamTV of Naarden, Netherlands has released their new screen mirroring app for Mac computers exclusively developed for Sharp Smart TVs.

Sharp back in the game:
Last month, Sharp announced it agreed to establish a new form of partnership with TV manufacturer Hisense Limited to re-enter television business in the U.S.A. market the second half of 2019. Sharp will try to get a foothold in the growing market of cutting edge 4K/8K televisions.

Screen mirroring app for Mac:
AirBeamTV, global market leader in screen mirroring apps for Apple products, announced they have launched this new mirroring app for Mac users to provide existing and future Sharp TV owners a cutting-edge mirroring app.

According to the company’s CEO, Jan Van Ottele, AirBeamTV is adapting to the changing landscape of Smart TVs in the US market. “We have received a lot of requests from Mac users to provide a high-quality screen mirroring app for newer TV brands. With our app, Mac owners can share videos, photos and apps from any Mac device to Sharp TV models from 2012 and onward”. Important to notice is that the app also supports Sharp TVs running on the Android TV or Roku TV operating systems, or Sharp TVs using the Aquos sub brand.

Device Requirements
* Macbook, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini & Mac Pro
* Requires MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or newer

Pricing and Availability:
Mirror for Sharp TV is free to download on AirBeamTV’s website (trial version). Users can test the app free before upgrading to the paid version ($9.99 directly from the AirBeamTV website). The premium version has no time limits for mirroring and supports lifetime updates. For both the trial and the paid version, everyone can count on fast and free customer service.

macOS New App Release – GIPHY extension for Apple Mail

Mailbutler GmbH of Berlin, Germany, provider of the leading email enhancing software, released a GIPHY extension for Apple Mail. The free, easy-to-install plugin allows users to search for, preview and add GIFs from the GIPHY library, which serves up more than 1 billion GIFs on a daily basis, to their emails. With the pressure to stand out in a crowded inbox, Mailbutler’s GIPHY extension makes it easy for anyone to create fun, meaningful content that instantly connects with the recipient.

“In today’s world full of distractions, it’s increasingly difficult to capture a reader’s attention. Whether you want to create a dynamic email newsletter, or just wish to have some fun with your colleagues, you can add your personal touch through a GIF when words are just not enough,” said Tobias Knobl, CEO and co-founder of Mailbutler.

A study concerned with Dell’s email campaign confirms the overwhelmingly positive impact GIFs can have on email marketing. It showed that emails with GIFs are 6% more likely to be opened and 42% more likely to gain clicks for an email’s embedded links. Emails with GIFs also experienced a 103% increase in conversion rate and a 109% increase in revenue for Dell.

With Mailbutler’s GIPHY extension, users no longer need to exhaust themselves googling for instructions or downloading and converting files to make them compatible with their email provider. The extension brings them a possibility to simply access the entire GIPHY library and add GIFs with one click within their inbox, thus creating more engaging content and ultimately increasing conversion rates and revenue for the company.

macOS New App Release – Typinator 8.0

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Product Announcements  – Ergonis Software of Perg, Austria has released Typinator 8.0, a major new version of their highly acclaimed text expander. Typinator 8 offers a new statistics mode, where you can see the usage counts for abbreviations and sets, and how long ago an abbreviation has been used most recently. You can also sort your snippets by these values, to see which abbreviations you are using frequently and which ones you may have forgotten about.

Another great new feature of Typinator 8 is Magic Keys. You can now use the modifier keys Shift, Control, Option, and Command in abbreviations as if they were real characters. This allows you to use them as special trigger characters and offers a simple way to avoid conflicts in abbreviations.

A very slick user interface enhancement is the new “mini menu bar” right above the expansion field, where you can find all markers and editing functions in one central place. A nice side effect of this improvement is that the expansion field is now wider and you have more space to enter your expansions.

New is also the integration with Ergonis’ award-winning PopChar. With PopChar 8.2 or newer installed, you can now use Typinator to search for and insert arbitrary Unicode characters by their name or Unicode number. In combination with a hotkey for Typinator’s quick search, this is a great way to type arbitrary Unicode characters without taking your hands off the keyboard.

A long list of further new features and enhancements makes Typinator 8 the best text expander ever. Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.

Typinator is a powerful, yet elegantly simple 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.

System Requirements:
* OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) or newer
* Recommended for macOS Mojave (10.14)

Availability and Ordering:
Typinator can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to Typinator 8 is free for anyone who purchased a license for Typinator on or after January 1st, 2019. 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 web site.

macOS New App Release – Duplicate Finder for Mac 4.6.0

Product Announcements Cisdem of Madelia, Minnesota has released Duplicate Finder for Mac 4.6.0 with improved user interface and increased speed of finding duplicate files. Cisdem Duplicate Finder is a lightweight, easy to use and powerful duplicate file finder for Mac. Users can use it to look for duplicate photos, music files, videos, documents, archives and other kinds of duplicate files on Mac’s internal storage, external HD, SSD, USB flash drive, memory cards, etc. The Auto-Select and One-click Deletion features allow users to remove unwanted duplicate files all at once.

“Many of us may have gigabytes of duplicate files on our computers, it’s almost impossible to accurately and quickly find them all by hand,” said Edward Riley, Cisdem’s project manager. “That’s why we developed Cisdem Duplicate Finder. This upgrade makes it even faster to look for duplicate files on supported devices. The scanning speed is significantly increased. You just need to click the Scan button, have a sip of your drink and let this duplicate file finder work its magic.”

What’s New in Version 4.6.0:
1. Refined interface
2. Improved duplicates finding speed
3. Fixed some minor bugs

Main Features:
1. Support various file types and formats
This duplicate file finder for Mac can scan selected folders and drives to look for duplicate images, audios, videos, documents and other types of files. Users can set it to identify duplicates by content (default) or by filename.

2. Find similar images
In addition to duplicate images, it can also find similar images. Users can set the similar level in settings.

3. Support various storage devices
This Mac duplicate file finder can also find duplicate files on external storage devices such as external HD, SSD, SD card, etc.

4. Remove duplicates from iTunes and Photos
Cisdem Duplicate Finder can find and delete duplicates in iTunes and Photos apps without damaging the libraries. It’s as safe as manual deletion.

5. Allow side-by-side preview
There are three preview modes for users to choose from. One can zoom in or out for better view.

6. Multiple selection options including Auto-Select
By default, this duplicate file finder for macOS will automatically select duplicate copies for users to delete. Totally, there are 4 selection options. With respect to similar images, there are 7 options including Select Lowest Resolution.

7. Allow high degree of customization Users can choose from multiple scan methods and removal methods according to their needs. In addition, there are scan filters, folder exclusion, extension exclusion and other options, enabling users to have control over the scan and removal process.

Price and Availability:
Cisdem Duplicate Finder for Mac 4.6.0 is available for download and purchase on the Cisdem website. Users can purchase a lifetime license for $29.99 and enjoy lifetime free upgrades. A free trial is available for download at the Cisdem website.

macOS New App Release – PDF Studio 2019

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Product Announcements Qoppa Software of Atlanta, Georgia has released PDF Studio 2019, their powerful, intuitive PDF Editor for macOS. This new version delivers integration with Docusign and Cloud Storage Services to help users manage, store and sign electronic documents, as well as user accessibility tools to create PDF/UA compliant documents. PDF Studio 2019 adds many new exciting features, including:

* Cloud Storage Integrations: Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive
* Docusign® Integration
* Creation of Accessible Tagged PDFs (PDF/UA)
* Split Document View
* Improved PDF Overlay Comparison (Now Vector Export!)
* Fix Scan Tool
* Sanitize Tool

Two new major integration features in this version will help users track, store and manage their PDF documents and reduce paper use, at work or at home. They are available on all platforms (macOS, Windows, and Linux), not only in Qoppa’s PDF editing application, PDF Studio but also in Qoppa’s free PDF reader, PDF Studio Viewer.

PDF Studio 2019 is fully integrated with major document storage systems, Dropbox, Google Drive, and One Drive, allowing users to browse, load and save documents from and to the cloud, in the same easy way as they access files on their local file system.

The Docusign integration makes it easy to manage legal agreements that require third-party signatures, such as invoices, leases, work orders or rental contracts. Documents and forms are created and customized in our PDF editing application, then sent seamlessly to Docusign, through the integrated interface, where they can be populated with signatures fields, and sent off for signing. The integrated document workflow will no doubt save valuable time and effort in the daily routine of many business professionals and contractors.

User accessibility features were added in version 2019, allowing users to create accessible tagged PDFs, by exploring, verifying, creating and editing tags in a document. The accessibility tags are attached to the different objects present in the content of a PDF, such as headings, images, paragraphs, and tables. They are designed to help accessibility software, such as screen readers, understand the document structure and present the information accurately to readers with disabilities. PDF/UA standard is the PDF sub-format that defines these tags.

The new Split Document View allows to view or inspect the content of two non continuous PDF pages in a long and complex PDF document at once. It is useful when users need to refer to one part of a document, while reading another. There are options to split the view vertically or horizontally, and to copy the zoom level from one view to the other.

The already powerful Overlay Comparison feature was enhanced this cycle, allowing to compare 2 or more PDF documents by changing their color then overlaying them, in such a way that identical content is shown in gray and differences are highlighted in different colors. This feature is especially useful for architects and engineers to visually identify even small differences in architectural drawing and blueprints. The new automatic alignment and scaling tool makes it easy to precisely superimpose documents coming from different sources and having disparate offset, scale, or even rotation. For performance and accuracy, the exported comparison document is now vector based, with all overlaid documents saved in separate layers, that can be turned on and off with a click.

Fix Scan comes with various functions to clean up scanned documents, including a deskewing function to straighten pages, an OCR function to recognize and add searchable text, and finally an optimize function to reduce the size of the images, and improve image resolution and compression algorithm.

PDF Studio 2019 includes many other improvements, such as a sanitize tool, search and markup, search & redact, ability to customize quick access toolbar with favorite tools, merge and flatten layers. PDF Studion is available from the website.

macOS New App Release – ChronoSync Express 1.3.1

Product Announcements Econ Technologies of Casselberry, Florida has released ChronoSync Express 1.3.1. Several potential rare crashes are resolved, reliability is improved and ChronoSync Express now more efficiently stores, loads and saves the Scheduler Database.

Duilio Proni, President of Econ Technologies, Inc. said: “ChronoSync Express benefits from all the development behind the full version of ChronoSync.” Adding, “When our engineers complete a maintenance cycle on ChronoSync, everything learned is next rolled into ChronoSync Express to keep our Mac App Store and Setapp customers up to date.”

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 140 other Apps as part of the Setapp subscription service. ChronoSync Express is designed to work on macOS version 10.10 and newer.

Econ Technologies, Inc has been creating Apple software for over 20 years. ChronoSync Express is part of a suite of macOS and iOS products. ChronoSync Express is the entry-level version of ChronoSync, the complete synchronization and backup utility for macOS. It is the perfect tool for those who want to synchronize files and folders between two computers. It can also perform local backups to external hard drives, NAS devices, and file servers. For high-performance file sharing, it is fully compatible with ChronoAgent. It can even exchange files with iOS devices running InterConneX and send completion notifications to your iPhone via ChronoMonitor.

macOS New App Release – Application Wizard 4.0

Product Announcements MaBaSoft of Milano, Italy has released Application Wizard 4.0, a major update of their popular menu-based launcher, quitter, switcher, and navigation tool for macOS. Application Wizard allows users to create groups of applications to easily access favorite applications and quickly open or quit multiple applications at the same time. It allows smooth switching between running applications and open windows and provides a single application mode to reduce screen clutter.

With Application Wizard, users can also browse volumes and favorite folders to rapidly open enclosed items, eject and mount disks, check memory usage, and easily access recent documents and contacts. Application Wizard previews images, music, movies, and documents and displays file properties and metadata.

Finally, Application Wizard allows users to define keyboard shortcuts so that they can quickly accomplish frequent tasks by pressing keys on their keyboard. Shortcuts can be used, for instance, to quit all running applications, or switch back to the previous application, or turn single application mode on and off.

Version 4.0 is fully 64-bit and solves the incompatibilities with macOS 10.14 Mojave and APFS volumes. It supports Dark Mode and Retina displays and introduces many improvements, including fully revised previews and contacts.

Language Support:
* US English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Italian

System Requirements:
* macOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, or 10.14 (Mojave)

Pricing and Availability:
Application Wizard 4 costs $19.00 (USD) for new users and $7.00 (USD) for users who purchased version 2 or version 3. Family and site licenses are also available. Purchases can be made through the website.

macOS New App Release – Mirror for TCL TV

Product Announcements AirBeamTV of Naarden, Netherlands has released their mirroring app for Mac computers exclusively developed for TCL Smart TVs.

The new sheriff in town?
TV shoppers looking for a cheaper alternative for major brands like Samsung, LG or Sony have increasingly embraced the newer TV brand TCL. This large Chinese TV manufacturer claimed the No. 1 position in the US TV market in March this year, citing US market research firm NPD’s data. Back in 2011, the company signed a 10-year deal worth more than $5 million for the naming rights to the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. to be named the TCL Chinese Theater.

Screen mirroring app for Mac
AirBeamTV, a global market leader in screen mirroring apps for Apple products, announced they have launched this new mirroring app for Mac users to answer the growing demand from TCL TV owners.

According to the company’s CEO, Jan Van Ottele, AirBeamTV is adapting to the changing landscape of Smart TVs in the US market. “We have received a lot of requests from Mac users to provide a high-quality screen mirroring app for newer TV brands. With our app, Mac owners can share videos, photos, and apps from any Mac device to any TCL TV model from 2014 and onward”. Important to notice is that the app also supports TCL TVs running on the Android TV or Roku TV operating systems.

Device Requirements
* Macbook, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini & Mac Pro
* Requires MacOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or newer

Pricing and Availability:
Mirror for TCL TV is free to download on AirBeamTV’s website (trial version). Users can test the app free before upgrading to the paid version ($9.99 directly from AirBeamTV). The premium version has no time limits for mirroring and supports lifetime updates. For both the trial and the paid version, everyone can count on fast and free customer service.