Tag Archives: OS X

macOS Software Sale – Xwavesoft Products

Product Announcements – Xwavesoft of Odessa, Ukraine follows the established Summer Sale tradition and offers a 60% discount on its well known and highly rated products, such as Be Focused, Focus Matrix, Cloud Outliner, Top Contacts, Daily Habits. From Tuesday, June 11 through Sunday, June 16, all Xwavesoft’s applications will be offered at 60% discount 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 naturally organizing plans, projects and ideas in a clear way for faster goal achievement and better results.

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)
* 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)
* Top Contacts (iOS) – $4.99 (USD) – now $1.99 (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)
* 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, June 11 through Sunday, June 16.

macOS New App Release – Sparkle 2.8

Product Announcements – Independent development team, River SRL of Firenze, Italy has released Sparkle 2.8, an important update to their visual web designer for macOS systems. Sparkle allows anyone to easily build beautiful websites with no knowledge of HTML or CSS, and no need to be restrained by canned templates or pre-built layouts.

The flagship feature in Sparkle 2.8 is a plugin for Sketch. The Export to Sparkle plugin lets designers transfer a whole Sketch artboard into Sparkle. Thanks to Sparkle’s freeform layout engine, the artboard is instantly turned into a working website. The plugin makes use of vector formats such as SVG as much as possible, to create a fast loading page.

Sparkle is a Mac app that enables the creation of a successful website. A modern Mac user interface makes simple things simple, complex things approachable, with fine control over the looks and the features of the website.

“Many designers are comfortable using Sketch to create a website design, then there’s the big question mark of handing off the design to a developer”, says River SRL co-founder Duncan Wilcox. “With Sparkle’s new Sketch plugin, turning the layout into a live website is a matter of minutes. It’s that fast.”

Sparkle packs great value: it integrates all the media management and integration with YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, maps, fonts, stock photos and patterns. It then produces optimized websites that score high on performance and SEO, while ensuring compliance and locking down visitor privacy.

With the Sparkle 2.8 release, River SRL introduced a new low pricing tier of $29.99 USD, and an option to subscribe to Sparkle Pro for $71.99 USD per year.

Features Include:
* A fully freeform canvas that makes the app the perfect choice for visual thinkers
* Design responsive websites for desktop, tablet, and smartphone screens
* Easy access to hundreds of web fonts
* Drag-and-drop to add images, videos, audio, downloadable files, and more
* Simple, yet powerful visual contact form creator
* Built-in Google Maps generator
* Live preview the site on any computer or mobile device
* Easy integration with Shopify, PayPal, and many other payment solutions
* Advanced SEO tools, analytics and tag manager
* Twitter, Facebook and Instagram integration
* Best in class in privacy compliance
* Built-in site verification, robots.txt, and sitemap.xml
* Produces fully-optimized code
* Built-in incremental FTP capabilities
* Native macOS interface
* Closely integrated with other Mac apps
* Supports English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese
* Much more

New in Sparkle 2.8:
* A new Sketch plugin to copy a design over to Sparkle
* A new Instagram element, and Instagram support in images and galleries
* Unsplash stock photo integration, in addition to pixabay.com
* The Photos Extension, to create Sparkle image galleries from Photos
* A site search element and search results page
* New stick to top behaviors
* Pinning of a group to the bottom of the browser window
* SVG support for box backgrounds
* Stock and custom patterns for box backgrounds
* The option to make a text box scrollable
* Free gradient angle for box backgrounds
* Proportional width menu items
* Support for removing backgrounds in images shot with portrait mode
* Support for Continuity Camera
* Improved canvas drawing performance for complex layouts (macOS 10.13 or later)
* Pinch to zoom in the canvas
* Faster startup performance for large projects
* Faster SVG rendering performance
* Basic map mode that doesn’t require API key
* Display of publishing progress activity
* The ability to convert from one element type to another
* Text style re-ordering
* The ability to import a website from the local disk
* The Audio player now stops other audio players on the page
* Better support for fixed background images on Android browsers
* Better video player compatibility
* Better page import accuracy
* New publishing setup diagnostics

Users love Sparkle:

“Sparkle has been awesome. A real godsend. Truly fantastic.” – Sebastiaan de With, Graphic Designer

“When I discovered Sparkle it just blew my mind and I felt like dancing!” – Peter Bladskog, Photographer

“Sparkle is very much what I was looking for the last 10 years” – Daniel Schoeneck, Design Teacher, Bern University of the Arts

Sparkle Free is a full-featured totally free app, allowing users to publish a single site, with a total of 3 pages. A “Made with Sparkle” banner will be present on the pages in the free version. Sparkle Basic is available as a one-time $29.99 USD purchase, and allows publishing of a single site, with a 10 page limit but no Sparkle branding. Sparkle One is available as a one-time $49.99 USD purchase, and allows publishing of a single site, no page limit or Sparkle branding and adds the site search component. Sparkle Pro is available as a one-time $119.99 USD purchase, and allows publishing unlimited sites, and the ability to export sites to disk with no page limit and no branding, plus the site search component and the instagram component. Sparkle Pro is also available as a yearly $71.99 USD subscription. Multi-User licenses are also available.

System Requirements:
* macOS 10.9 Mavericks or later
* Optimized for macOS 10.14 Mojave
* 61.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Sparkle 2.8 is free and is available worldwide from the Sparkle website. The app is also available through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category. Expanded capabilities are available as one-time purchases or as a yearly subscription.

macOS New app Release – Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 4.0.0

Product Announcements Cisdem of Madelia, Minnesota has released Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 4.0.0 with a refined output profile and support for more devices. The new interface will bring improved user experience.

Cisdem Video Converter is an easy-to-use and versatile video converter for Mac with four main functions: video conversion, video download, DVD ripping, and video editing. It supports all common video and audio formats as input and output formats. Users can convert video and audio files for playback on different devices with high quality and high speed.

“This upgrade brings a refined and improved output profile,” said Edward Riley, Cisdem’s project manager. “The new option Recently lists the recently used output formats for users to choose from. It doesn’t matter if users have no idea what formats their devices support. The output profile window lists common device types, brands, and models along with their supported formats. For example, to convert a video for iPhone XR, one just needs to navigate to the iPhone and select iPhone XR. It’s that easy.”

What’s New in Version 4.0.0?
1. Brand new interface
2. Refine the output profile and add support for more devices
3. Fixed some minor bugs

Main Functions
1. Convert videos and audios to all common formats with high quality
Cisdem Video Converter for Mac enables users to convert videos as well as audios to any common formats they may need for playback on devices such as iPhone XS, iPhone 8, iPad, Apple TV, Android devices, game consoles and more. It supports all common container formats and coding formats such as H.265.

2. Compress video file size and retain the quality
It can shrink video file size without quality loss. Users can easily compress videos for storing, sharing, uploading or other purposes.

3. Rip DVD to desired formats
Users can also use this Mac video converter to convert DVD and DVD folder to the formats they may need, such as MKV, MP4, and AVI.

4. Perform basic video editing tasks
Before converting videos, users can crop, trim or rotate videos if needed. It provides other editing functions such as Effects, Subtitles & Audios and Watermark.

5. Download videos from over 1000 websites including YouTube
The video download feature allows users to download 8K 4320p, 4K 2160p, HD 1080p, 720p and SD videos with high quality from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Instagram, and over 1000 other sites.

Price and Availability
Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 4.0.0 is available for download and purchase on the Cisdem website. Users can purchase a lifetime license for $49.99 USD and enjoy lifetime free upgrades. A free trial is available for download at the Cisdem website.

macOS New app Release – Default Folder X 5.3.7

Product Announcements St. Clair Software of Denver, Colorado has released Default Folder X version 5.3.7. This release of its award-winning utility for enhancing Open and Save dialogs addresses compatibility issues with LaunchBar and Mojave’s Finder. It also displays additional metadata in Open dialogs, enhances Default Folder X’s drawer in the Finder, and improves the operation of file dialogs that are partially off-screen.

Default Folder X’s custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Pop-up menus let you quickly navigate your folders and open Finder windows. Previews, file information, Spotlight tagging, and comments are there when you need them. Open, save, and get back to work: Default Folder X speeds your workflow by making file management fast and efficient.

The changes in Default Folder X 5.3.7 include:
* Display of application version numbers and “last opened” dates in the info panel below Open dialogs
* Greatly improved handling of file dialogs that are as large as the screen or that lie partially off-screen
* Users can create an AppleScript to specify default folders for applications on the fly
* Fixed compatibility issues with LaunchBar and tabbed windows in the Mojave Finder
* Addressed problems when running in multiple-language environments
* Improved the behavior of Default Folder X’s drawer in the Finder
* Default Folder X is now Notarized by Apple

For a complete change history, visit the URL listed below.

System Requirements:
* macOS 10.10 through 10.14

Pricing and Availability:
Default Folder X 5.3.7 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95 (USD) and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95. Please see the St. Clair Software web site for purchase, screencasts, screenshots, a full changelog, and additional feature information. St. Clair Software strongly recommends that anyone using Default Folder X install this update.

macOS New App Release – PDFpen and PDFpenPro 11


Product Announcements Smile of San Francisco, California, the developer of productivity applications for Mac(R), iPhone(R) and iPad(R), launches PDFpen and PDFpenPro 11, a new major version of its all-purpose PDF editing tool for Mac. Version 11 introduces split view, a new Font Bar, Continuity Camera support, and for Pro users, enhancements to interactive form creation and editing.

Split view mode quickly and simultaneously shows different parts of a document. Partition your window horizontally or vertically, scroll to reference another page while editing.

The new Font Bar enables convenient font selection, styling, and justification for new and selected text.

Continuity Camera adds scanning options for users running macOS Mojave and iOS 12. Effortlessly scan documents and images into PDFpen and PDFpenPro 11 on your Mac right from your iPhone or iPad.

PDFpenPro 11 users can select and edit multiple form fields at once. Table of Contents text now wraps, simplifying navigation and editing.

PDFpen 11 includes many additional improvements, including the ability to add multiple items as one to the Library, specify margin positioning for page numbers, and turn position guides on and off.

“Customers’ needs are our top priority, and we are delighted to deliver an even more robust and powerful feature set,” said Philip Goward, Smile founder. “PDFpen’s new features such as split view, the Font Bar, and Continuity Camera support, among many other improvements, follow through on that goal.”

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 11 work with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone version 4, allowing seamless editing across devices when used with Dropbox or iCloud.

PDFpen retails for US $74.95, PDFpenPro for $124.95. Family Pack licenses, which cover up to five computers in one household, are $94.95 for PDFpen and $149.95 for PDFpenPro. Office Pack licenses start at $224.95 for PDFpen (5 users) and $349.95 for PDFpenPro (5 users).

Upgrades from earlier single-user versions of either application are US $30, and free for users who purchased on or after January 1, 2019. Upgrades from any previous version of PDFpen to PDFpenPro 11 are US $50. Upgrade pricing for Family Packs and Office Packs available in our web store.

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 11 require macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and later. For macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) and earlier, see our website for compatible PDFpen versions. Demo versions are available on our site. Full versions of PDFpen and PDFpenPro are also available for purchase on Apple’s Mac App Store. PDFpen is also available via subscription from Setapp.

What’s New in PDFpen 11:

  • Split-view mode for editing
  • New Font Bar for expressive font control
  • Import scans from Continuity Camera
  • Customize page-number locations
  • Add multiple items to the Library at once
  • Adds option to turn off guides
  • Adds Medical/Legal dictionaries for OCR (English language)

Features Specific to PDFpenPro:

  • Export to Microsoft(R) Excel (.xlsx, .xls), Microsoft(R) PowerPoint (.pptx) and PDF Archive (PDF/A) formats (requires Internet connection for .pptx and PDF/A, must be a licensed user)
  • Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms including interactive signature fields and email or web submission buttons
  • Create and edit Table of Contents
  • Convert websites into PDFs
  • OCR multiple documents in batch
  • Add and edit document permissions
  • Automatic form creation makes existing PDF forms fillable
  • Gather submitted form data via backend integration
  • Add and delete file attachments and annotations
  • Create Portfolio documents, combining related files
  • Correct typos in OCR text layer
  • OCR horizontal Chinese, Japanese & Korean


  • Add text, images, and signatures to PDFs
  • Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  • Fill out interactive PDF forms and sign them
  • Redact or erase text, including OCR text
  • Search and replace, search and redact, and search and highlight text
  • Export in Microsoft(R) Word format, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and flat PDF
  • Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
  • Perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) on scanned documents
  • View OCR layer for proofing OCR text from scanned pages, or remove OCR layer
  • Edit original images, including adjusting the resolution, color depth and contrast, skew, and size of an image or scanned document
  • Sign PDF forms via drawing, interactive signature fields, or AATL or self-signed certificates
  • Insert and remove pages; reorder pages in a PDF with drag & drop; combine PDFs maintaining Table of Contents entries
  • Move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF
  • Save PDFs directly to Evernote
  • Preview and extract file attachments and annotations
  • Record and playback audio annotations
  • Copy and paste rich text; retain fonts and formatting when copying from PDFs, including columns
  • Context-sensitive popup-menus enable quick edits
  • Add notes and comments, print annotation summary with or without the original text
  • Mark up documents with highlighting, underscoring and strikethrough
  • Save frequently-used images, signatures, objects, and text in the Library; sync Library items with PDFpen for iPad & iPhone via iCloud
  • Add page numbers, bookmarks, headers, and footers, line numbers, and watermarks
  • Apply business-related and Sign Here stamps via the Library
  • Password protect a document with up to 256-bit AES encryption
  • Automate PDF manipulations with AppleScript and JavaScript Automation
  • Available in English, Japanese, German, French, Italian, and Spanish

Requirements: macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and later

PDFpen Pricing:
US $74.95
Family Pack: $94.95 (home use; up to 5 computers in one household)
Office Pack: starts at $224.95 for 5 users
Single user upgrade from earlier versions of PDFpen: $30
Upgrade pricing for Family Packs and Office Packs available in our web store
(Free upgrades for purchases made on or after January 1, 2019; no free upgrades available on the Mac App Store)

PDFpenPro Pricing:
US $124.95
Family Pack: $149.95 (home use; up to 5 computers in one household)
Office Pack: starts at $349.95 for 5 users
Single user upgrade from earlier versions of PDFpenPro: $30
Upgrade pricing for Family Packs and Office Packs available in our web store
(Free upgrades for purchases made on or after January 1, 2019; no free upgrades available on the Mac App Store)

Single user upgrade from the previous version of PDFpen to PDFpenPro 11: $50
Site licenses: PDFpen $1249.95, PDFpenPro $1624.95
Site license terms: Single contact for support; single physical address or company with fewer than 1,000 employees. Visit our site license store. For more information about PDFpen, please visit our website.

macOS New App Release – JustPlay


Product Announcements Electronic Team of Alexandria, Virginia has released a small and easy-to-use player with a name that speaks for itself – JustPlay. The player supports an immense amount of file formats, pretty much any type there is, and won’t ask you for external codecs or add-ons, it has everything needed for quality playback.

There is always a need for a simple, lightweight player that won’t be overwhelming a user with a ton of unwanted options, yet the player should be able to play any file type a user might have without having to download codecs, add-ons, etc. JustPlay is exactly that: compact, with a straightforward interface, necessary settings and extensive list of supported formats that include MP4, AVI, MOV, SWF, DAT, MKV, MP3, FLAC, M4V, FLV, and Blu-ray. Thanks to its hardware accelerated decoding, JustPlay allows watching HD and Ultra HD videos without any slowdowns or delays.

Key features of JustPlay:

  • A convenient selection of playback settings – A user can set any speed of playback, sync subtitles or soundtrack with the video in case the original had some out-of-sync issues. Video image settings include brightness, saturation, contrast, gamma, hue, noise reduction, and sharpness.
  • Extended subtitles support – One can automatically load subtitles in a preferred language, adjust their appearance, including the font, the size, the color of text and background. Convenient online search is available directly in the player via integration with opensubtitles.org. 
  • Advanced audio playback – One can select the audio language, choose to load external audio tracks automatically, customize the sound with an audio equalizer with smart presets. JustPlay allows using various devices for audio output and offers AC3/DTS passthrough on SPDIF output.
  • Deinterlacing for video – The deinterlace option is aimed at fixing the issue of horizontal stripes on fast moving objects in some videos.
  • Screen settings – The player window can be fitted to the video size and there is the full-screen mode. Playback controls and current info can be displayed on the screen.
  • Video thumbnails – When JustPlay is installed on a MacBook with the Touch Bar, there is an option to control the player from it and see the video thumbnail previews. 

System Requirements:

  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • 111 MB

Pricing and Availability:
JustPlay version 1.1 costs $4.99 (USD) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Entertainment category.

macOS New app Release – Pixelmator Pro 1.3.4


Product Announcements – The Pixelmator Team of Vilnius, Lithuania has released an update to Pixelmator Pro, adding a new Core ML-powered feature that intelligently matches the colors of different photos or objects using a machine learning algorithm trained on millions of professional photos. The update also brings a new Free Transform feature to freely resize, distort, and transform layers, and includes a number of additional improvements and fixes.

“With Pixelmator Pro, our goal is to create the most powerful image editor that absolutely anyone can use,” said Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team. “Our extensive collection of color adjustments gives users all the tools they need to bring out the best in any photo. And ML Match Colors makes these tools accessible even to complete beginners who want to quickly match the look of one photo to another.”

The new ML Match Colors feature lets anyone match the look of one photo to another in an instant. And it couldn’t be simpler to use. To match the style of a photo, users simply drag and drop images onto the Color Adjustments pane. ML Match Colors then analyzes the contents of both the source and target photo to identify any objects, detects their colors and lighting, and applies a range of color adjustments to the target photo. 37 individual adjustments in total, such as Brightness, Shadows, Highlights, White Balance, and Selective Color, are used for color matching.

ML Match Colors is also available in the Edit menu as Paste and ML Match Colors, letting users automatically color match any objects when pasting them into a new image. ML Match Colors has been trained on 20 million professional photographs and is powered by Core ML, delivering unmatched image analysis speed and performance.

Another headline feature in the update is the new Free Transform tool, which adds a number of different ways to transform objects, including the ability to skew, distort, and change the perspective of any layer. Along with perspective transformations, the Free Transform tool lets users resize individual layers using 3 specialized layer scaling algorithms – Bilinear, useful for photographic images, Lanczos, for images with small and intricate details, and Nearest Neighbor, which is most often used for pixel art.

Pricing and Availability:
Pixelmator Pro 1.3.4 is available today exclusively from the Mac App Store as a free update for existing users or for $39.99 (USD) for new customers.

macOS New App Release – BatchOutput PDF 2.2.37


Product Announcements Zevrix Solutions of Toronto (ON), Canada has released BatchOutput PDF 2.2.37, a feature update to the company’s PDF printing automation solution for Mac. The only consumer-oriented product for automatic PDF printing on the Mac market, the software allows users to process PDF files from watched hot folders.

The new version restores the ability to auto rotate document pages in accordance with their orientation in PDF file regardless of the page orientation selected in the output preset. This option is currently only applies to PDF files where all pages have the same orientation. The ability to auto rotate pages in documents with a mix of portrait and landscape orientations is in works and planned to be added soon. The issue with page auto rotation was caused by a bug introduced in a recent release of macOS.

“This is one of those apps that you never knew you needed until you spend a day using it,” says Glen Saville of eponymous design firm in Hornchurch, UK. “If you handle a large number of PDFs daily this will save you time, without a doubt.”

BatchOutput PDF helps users eliminate countless repetitive tasks of opening PDF files and adjusting print settings manually by bypassing the print dialog. For example, users can create hot folders for color and black-and-white printers, specific paper sizes, duplex modes, various color profiles and other controls. The app offers the following key features:

  • Print PDFs automatically from watched hot folders
  • Create hot folders for different print settings
  • Detailed output history
  • Specify password for encrypted PDFs
  • Save time and hassle of printing each PDF manually

Pricing and Availability:
BatchOutput PDF can be purchased from Zevrix website for $24.95 USD (Server version $99.95), as well as from Mac App Store and authorized resellers. The update is free for licensed users of version 2. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput PDF supports macOS 10.7-10.14.

FREE iOS, tvOS AND macOS SOFTWARE for 04/2019


I have been publishing a list of free software for iOS, tvOS and OS X each month.  You may find some of these programs of interest. I have also attempted to mark which Apple OS the title is targeted at (iOS, macOS, tvOS) as well as the category of the App.

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.

May 2019

  1. iOS/Productivity – Independent development team, Yunasoft is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Kalends 1.0.2, their calendar app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Kalends helps busy iOS device users to organize their lives. The app’s multiple calendar views, reminders function, notes feature, handy full month widget, and more all make Kalends as efficient as it is fun to use. Kalends 1.0.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. An upgrade to Premium (which eliminates ads) is available as a convenient in-app purchase of $14.99. A three-month Premium free trial is available. After the trial ends, the subscription automatically renews at $14.99 per year. The user’s Apple ID will be charged for renewal within 24 hours before the end of the trial period, unless the subscription is cancelled before then. Kalends 1.0.2
  2. iOS/Games – Mezmedia today announced it has launched City Cat Rescue: Match 3 on the Apple App Store and Google Play. This puzzle matching game is a dream for cat lovers, with its cute cats and life-like animation. Players have to complete the puzzles in order to rescue the cats trapped in the city. The rescue cats are placed in beautiful shelters where players can watch the cats go about their day. City Cat Rescue: Match 3 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category.  Download from the App Store
  3. iOS, watchOS/Weather – Independent app development studio Southside Development has released its first iOS and WatchOS application, WeatherGraph 1.1.2. WeatherGraph is a weather forecasting application for the United States which presents forecast data from the National Weather Service in a unique graphical format. WeatherGraph 1.1.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Weather category. A convenient $2.99 in-app purchase is available to disable ads. WeatherGraph 1.1.2
  4. iOS/Games – Adducive today announces the release of Lexatetrahedra: 3D Word Game. It is a free iPhone app built on the unique puzzle concept introduced in February with Lexiblox. Lexatetrahedra features 30 levels and a Word of the Day puzzle. Lexatetrahedra version 1.0 runs on iPhone and iPod touch devices with iOS 11.0 or later. It is free, supported by ads. Lexiblox version 1.02 supports iPads as well as iPhone and iPod touch devices with iOS 11.0 or later. It is ad-free and priced at $1.99 (USD). Download Lexatetrahedra: 3D Word Game from the App Store
  5. iOS/Social Networking – Dolphin Foundry Pvt Ltd is proud to announce the release of Cushy 1.2.0, an important update to the company’s location-based social media app developed for iOS and Android devices. Cushy is an amazing social experience app designed to seemingly revolutionize the way people explore the places across world by allowing users of the App to share their experience in stories on different channels while also allowing them to interact effectively with others who love to explore unknown. In line with the goal of the developers to make the app a one-stop solutions platform for explorer & experience sharing, new updates have been made to the app, headlined by the addition of Reward Program. Cushy 1.2.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Social Networking category. More information about Cushy and other projects from Dolphin Foundry Pvt Ltd can be found on their website. Download from the Mac App Store
  6. macOS/Productivity – Conventional family tree charts are nice when displaying 3 or 4 generations, but require dozens and dozens of pages for only 5 or 6 generations. Thanks to Infinite Family Tree Drawer’s unique algorithm, you can now draw a compact tree displaying 5 or 6 generations on a single A4 or letter page, or hundreds of people spanning dozens of generations, on a few pages. And even thousands of people spanning millennia with just a 20 or 30 pages! Infinite Family Tree Drawer 1.0.5 is free (limited to 63 persons per tree) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. In-app Purchases: $ 1.99 (limited to 255 persons per tree); $ 8.99 (unlimited). Infinite Family Tree Drawer 1.0.5
  7. iOS/Finance – 30 South is proud to announce the launch Swift Budget for iPhone today. Swift Budget is a new budgeting app for iPhone launching today. It harnesses the power of MX Technologies to provide connections to 16,000 financial institutions in the US and Canada, and it uses this data to help users keep track of their finances and save money. Swift Budget 1.0.2 is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Download from the App Store
  8. iOS,watchOS/Weather – Independent app development studio Southside Development has released its first iOS and WatchOS application, WeatherGraph 1.1.2. WeatherGraph is a weather forecasting application for the United States which presents forecast data from the National Weather Service in a unique graphical format. WeatherGraph 1.1.2 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Weather category. A convenient $2.99 in-app purchase is available to disable ads. WeatherGraph 1.1.2
  9. iOS/Social Networking – RGUE, LLC has recently announced the launch of the world’s first advice-related app in the market. The innovative app lets users post arguments and receive responses with assertions and facts from the RGUE community. Users can also post pictures to make arguments more specific and contextual. The app is available for free for iOS users under Social Networking category. Download from the App Store
  10. iOS/Finance – Tekton Technologies today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker 1.4.4, an important update to their popular mileage tracker app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The App automatically tracks users’ mileage, simplifying the process of collecting business mileage information for the annual IRS tax deduction. The App also uses the latest IRS mileage rates for calculating deductions. Swift Miles – Mileage Tracker 1.4.4 is free and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Convenient in-app purchases are available to enable unlimited automatic mileage tracking, $47.99 per year for annual subscriptions or $5.99 per month for monthly subscriptions. Download from the App Store
  11. iOS/Travel – Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Pack version 2.0 for iPhone. Pack is a very simple packing list app, so you can get packed quickly and easily. There’s no need to maintain separate lists for each trip. There’s no need to guess and enter unnecessary details like weight or cost for each item. It has a clean and elegant appearance, without blinding you with wacky colors and images. Pack is available for free. Pack is immediately available on the iOS App Store. Download from the App Store
  12. iOS/Business – Finding success in today’s job market requires a lot of work and commitment from both workers and their potential employers. In fact, the New York Times reports a 3.9% unemployment rate as of last year, a low statistic that reflects the increasingly competitive job landscape, especially for recruiters who must work with fewer candidates. And from a jobseeker’s perspective, it’s important to note that while there might be hundreds of jobs waiting to be filled; the challenge is still in finding the one that best suits your needs. Free on the iOS App Store. 
  13. iOS/Education – Whether you are in a new place or just need some help keeping your Muslim faith strong and accessible, Ummah is an app that can make it possible. It’s like having your own personal reminder system to alert you when it’s time for prayer and brings the various aspects of practicing the Muslim faith closer to you, so you can fully participate without skipping a beat. Free on the iOS App Store. 
  14. iOS/Photo & Video – Future Moments is pleased to announce the release of VideoMaster: EQ For Videos App 1.3 an important update to their popular app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The app is a great tool to make videos sound better than ever. VideoMaster: EQ For Videos App 1.3 is free and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Photo and Video category.  In-app purchases are available for unlimited use. Download from App Store
  15. iOS/Business – The Grizzly Labs today released Genius Scan 5.2.1, an update to the popular mobile scanning app. This update offers 9 new languages, bringing Genius Scan to an even wider audience. Genius Scan is available for free on the App Store. Customers can upgrade to Genius Scan (a one-time purchase of $7.99 that unlocks the advanced features of Genius Scan) or subscribe to Genius Cloud ($2.99/month or $29.99/year for backup, synchronization, and includes Genius Scan ). Download from the App Store
  16. iOS/Games – Mezmedia is glad to announce the release of Happy Handbags, their latest mobile game. Available on both iOS and Android phones, Happy Handbags pays homage to the beautiful designer handbags throughout history. This casual mobile game is an idle, tap and merge game with simple cute graphics and wonderfully stylized handbags inspired from their real-life counterparts. Happy Handbags is Free (With In-App Purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Games category. Download from the App Store
  17. iOS/Games – Tymedia, an established entertainment company, has recently released its quiz-based mobile game, Know It or Blow It, that enables users to enjoy a fast-paced quiz on mobile, anytime, anywhere. The game comprises of interesting trivia questions from across the world, and the objective of the game is to answer the questions correctly to climb the global leader boards. Each quiz comprises three rounds of increasing complexity and users successively win more substantial amounts of gold coins as they progress through each round. Know It or Blow It 1.0.3 is available for Free with In-App purchases on the App Store in the games category,. Download from the App Store
  18. iOS/Education – Ummah Technologies announces the launch of Ummah 1.0.9, an update to the company’s new all-in-one mobile platform for Muslims. The new platform, developed by Muslims for Muslims, combines unique, fresh content designed to assist with a variety of needs, including news, prayers, motivational quotes, and a marketplace for buying and selling products. Ummah 1.0.9 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. Download from the App Store
  19. iOS/Utilities – Wimlog today releases Bluetooth Loudspeaker 1.0 for iPhone. This app is to use iPhone as microphone, wireless transmit your voice to portable bluetooth speaker for speech or sing karaoke. No more messy external microphone or audio cable. Bluetooth Loudspeaker version 1.0 is currently available for free (with in-app purchase) on the App Store, in the utilities category. Download from the App Store
  20. iOS/Games – If you like puzzles and have a knack for finding the right placement of pieces, then check out Puzzle Place by Steven Grinder. A simple app, it provides players with endless hours of entertainment, testing visual acuity and aptitude, to correctly judge where block formations will go to create the final assembly. Final assemblies can differ, so no two puzzles are the same, which is what you would want from a good puzzle app. The colorful and responsive app makes movement of pieces and the ability to view the entire playing screen clearer, which makes it easier to move around and see how you are progressing as you select pieces and slide them around and fit them. Download for free from the App Store

macOS App Discount – Output Factory Lite


Product Announcements Zevrix Solutions of Toronto (ON), Canada announces that Output Factory Lite, the company’s output automation solution for Adobe InDesign, is available on software discount site BundleHunt as part of their Spring MacOS Bundle. The deal lets users select up to 30 premium Mac apps at a starting price of $5 only offering savings of over 90% of the software price. BundleHunt lets users build their own Mac bundle with highly-rated apps ranging from workflow streamlining productivity software to niche apps for investment tracking to online learning courses.

Output Factory lets printers, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide eliminate repetitive tasks, streamline their output workflows, and easily repurpose InDesign files for the web and mobile devices. Users only need to queue the desired InDesign files and select pre-defined output options. The software will then print the files or save them to PDF or other formats with just a click of a button. The BundleHunt offer lets users save up to $110 on each copy of Output Factory Lite.

“With Output Factory, I’ve got our magazine production down to six minutes from three hours,” says Jeff Middleton, a graphic designer from Toronto, Canada. “Once I set up all my presets, it was insane how fast it was. I load all my InDesign docs into Output Factory, press play, go grab a coffee and come back to my entire magazine.”

Output Factory Lite supports printing as well as exporting to PDF and PostScript. The software offers the following key features:

  • Output multiple InDesign files automatically
  • Export page groups as a single PDF files
  • Output files to multiple formats with one click
  • Create PDF security presets
  • Variable output file names
  • Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
  • Eliminate errors with automatic preflight

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory Lite can be purchased on BundleHunt as part of its Spring Bundle at the starting price of $5. Trial version is also available for download. BundleHunt customers are eligible to upgrade their Output Factory Lite licenses to the full version (which supports many other output formats) at a standard price of $50. Output Factory requires macOS 10.7-10.14 and Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2019.