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macOS New App Release – PDF Converter OCR for Mac V6.2.0

Product Announcements Cisdem of Madelia, Minnesota has released PDF Converter OCR for Mac V6.2.0 their new release that’s compatible with MacOS 10.14 Mojave.

With the official release of MacOS Mojave on Sep 24, more and more Mac users have upgraded to this great new version. And to allow Mojave users utilize Cisdem PDF Converter OCR without any trouble, the Cisdem team devoted themselves to such an update immediately after the official release of Mojave, and it is available NOW.

Cisdem PDF Converter OCR for Mac, which was originally developed in 2013, is a Mac program helping users to convert native, scanned, even protected PDF files into Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), to iWork (Keynote, Pages), to eBook (Text, ePub), to web HTML and to image formats. With its OCR feature, this program also enables users to copy or extract text from images, to make scanned PDF files editable and searchable in different formats. To meet users’ needs of generating PDFs from existing resources, Cisdem even integrates the capability of creating PDFs, making this tool an all-round solution for PDF conversion.

New Features:
Cisdem PDF Converter OCR V6.2.0 is now available for MacOS Mojave. Users who work on MacOS 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11 and 10.10 can apply this PDF tool to deal with all kinds of task regarding PDF conversion.

Key Features:

  1. Convert all types of PDF into 16 formats
    Users can convert native, scanned or protected PDF files into Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Text, RTFD, Keynote, Pages, HTML, ePub, JPG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG and searchable PDF;
  2. Convert Images
    The OCR function enables users to convert image to editable text or other formats, even to searchable PDF;
  3. Create PDF
    Users can generate PDFs from Word, PowerPoint, ePub, HTML, Images, CHM and so on. During the creation process, users can merge, compress or protect the PDF file;
  4. Batch Conversion
  5. Select pages for conversion
  6. Preview files
  7. Recognize 27 languages
    The OCR features covers all the popular languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Deutsch, Japanese, Arabic, etc. For users who want to OCR files in more languages, visit here to download;
  8. Preserve original file quality
    The formatting, layout or image resolution will be preserved highly, that’s to say, the output file will look the same as original as highly as possible.

Pricing and Availability:
Cisdem PDF Converter OCR V6.2.0 is now available on the official website and users can download the free trial. With $59.99, users can get a lifetime license of Cisdem PDF Converter OCR, including a free service to get lifetime upgrades.


macOS New App Release – Front Page 1.0

Product AnnouncementsFrozenPepper of Pisa (Pisa), Italy has released Front Page 1.0 for the Mac. It allows users to setup and customize their very personal newspaper. Configure categories of news from RSS and Twitter sources so to have your daily news highly customized and always up to date.

Integrated Twitter API allows users to plug timelines, lists and even their home feed into one or multiple news categories, native-like and retweet buttons allowing them to interact with tweets, and an integrated web browser grants you access to twitters full power while OpenWeatherMap.org data provides weather forecasts at your fingertips.

Some features:

  • RSS, Atom, and JSON feeds supported
  • Twitter
  • Can mix RSS and Twitter news sources into single news categories
  • Integrated Image viewer for tweets and feeds images.
  • Integrated webkit web browser with “private” mode support.
  • Large builtin library of RSS feeds to immediately start composing your newspaper.
  • RSS support integrated into OsX, click on RSS feed links in your favorite browser and add them to Front Page library.

Front Page was born out of our personal needs, we use it and love it. More features and “tunings” are already planned and will come with time, but we would love to hear your suggestions, feedback and bug reports, so reach us out on Facebook, Twitter, or email us.

We are more than open to provide promo codes for journalists who want to give our app a try, reach out to us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

System Requirements:

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

Pricing and Availability:
Front Page 1.0 is just $3.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store.


macOS New App Release -DEVONagent 3.11

20181108 DEVONagent Pro 3.11

Product Announcements DEVONtechnologies of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has updated its smart research tool DEVONagent. The update brings compatibility to macOS Mojave, reorganized search sets, and updated search plugins. New plugins becoming available are installed and updated automatically. The update for all three editions of DEVONagent is free and recommended for all users.

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 sends reports by email.

Sophisticated research tools, AI-based techniques that handle even the largest result sets, and a high degree of integration and automation make DEVONagent the #1 web research tool on the Mac for scientists, lawyers, engineers, and educators.

  • Get pre-filtered, organized results from many sources
  • View and analyze the results the way you want
  • Create reports in many formats
  • Save searches so you can continue later
  • Run searches unattended to stay up-to-date on important subjects

New in DEVONagent 3.11:
Version 3.11 reorganizes search sets into groups. Search sets store search settings, plugins, sites, and more that can be quickly reused for similar searches. Grouping them allows to create more search sets for various use cases without cluttering menus or losing track.

In addition, version 3.11 updates the Mac News, Mac Software, and Marketing example search sets, the Qwant, Yandex, Google Blog Search, Google Patent and various world news plugins. The Thumbnail Galleries scanner received an overhaul as well. Plugins connect DEVONagent to search engines; scanners post-process the search results by e.g. looking for images, RSS feeds, webcams, or thumbnail galleries.

New search sets and plugins can be automatically installed and updated now as they become available. DEVONagent Pro 3.11 also cleans up the editor for search sets by combining the Advanced and Exclude tabs.

Search sets are part of what makes DEVONagent Pro powerful for professional researchers. Whatever the topic for the search is, search sets run them on multiple search engines, add some sites to crawl to the mix, and post-filter the results. And they are where automation happens: DEVONagent Pro can run search sets regularly, archive them, hand them over to AppleScript scripts, or deliver them to, e.g., DEVONthink. With this release we’ve made it even easier to work with search sets tailored at even the most specialized needs,” comments Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

Other improvements in DEVONagent Pro 3.11 include better automatic selection of web page content, improved keyboard navigation in lists, and enhanced VoiceOver support. The new version also handles RSS feeds more efficiently, and filters and retrieves links better. It also uses the rendered web page, instead of the underlying HTML code, as a more accurate source for See Also, translation, and scripting. Finally, version 3.11 uses a new web service for generating web page thumnails and fixes some bugs and minor issues.

The updates for all three editions of DEVONagent are free for existing users and highly recommended.

System requirements: OS X Yosemite or later

Availability and Pricing:
All editions can be downloaded from DEVONtechnologies online and be test-driven for free before they need to be licensed. The applications are also available in the App Store; DEVONagent Pro and Express can be purchased in bundles with DEVONthink in DEVONtechnologies’ online shop.

  • DEVONagent Pro: US $49.95 (App Store: $49.99)
  • DEVONagent Express: US $4.95 (App Store: $4.99)
  • DEVONagent Lite: free

macOS New app Release – MacX MediaTrans 6.3

Product Announcements MacXDVD Software of Chengdu, China has announced a significant upgrade to MacX MediaTrans 6.3, making it into even more – the world’s fast iPhone data management solution. Customers already have the most advanced solution to transfer, backup, delete and manage iPhone photos (videos, music, books, and other data), and now they can enjoy a major boost in speed with the latest Version 6.3. With an incredible average photo transferring speed of 0.03s per image, users can enjoy a speed increase of 38% than before.

All existing users can upgrade to the last version for free and new users can enjoy a 50% discount during MacXDVD’s official Halloween Offer.

According to Apple, the latest iPhone XS camera features the advanced Smart HDR & upgraded Portrait Mode for more details. Thanks to these continuous achievements in iPhone cameras which allow everyday users to take high-quality pictures easily, we have witnessed a rapidly increasing amount of photos captured on the devices. The explosion of pictures asks for a more advanced iPhone manager to keep up with the volume and quality of the photos. In fact, more than 67% of Apple users want a faster and easier way of transferring their pictures.

MacXDVD understands the importance of creating a true fast way for customers to manage large amounts of pictures. On the heels of the last upgrade that added support for iPhone XS/XS Max/XR and iOS 12, the company laid emphasis on the performance: speed boost, the most valuable improvement in V6.3. Before the upgrade, users have already benefited from the super-fast speed – case in point, 8 seconds to transfer 100 4k photos. Now, V6.3 gains 38% photo transferring speed increase, being able to transfer 1000 photos within 30 seconds only. Users who suffer from performance lag, keep paying monthly fees for cloud storage, or have gigabytes of pictures to backup can offload iPhone memories instantly, all in one click.

In addition, Version 6.3 takes the photo management capabilities even further, extending the photo album categories to cover Recently Deleted, Favorite, Live Photos, Animated album, etc. The upgrade also answers a longstanding complaint – users can now export both edited and original versions of iPhone photos (Live Photos incl.) instead of being smarting over the limitation that they can only export the edited (cropped/filtered) iPhone photos in unedited original form with an AAE file.

Despite releasing the exciting new improvements, MacX MediaTrans has features users really love, including iPhone data transfer & backup, iPhone music manager, ringtone maker, iDevices mounter, media converter, etc. “This photo transferring speed boost is a welcome first step and just the beginning,” said Jack Han, CEO of MacXDVD Software, “Our team plans on making ongoing enhancements to the overall performance. More good news on the performance is front in the not-too-distant future.”

Pricing and Availability:
MacX MediaTrans 6.3 is normally priced at $59.95 (USD) for a single license copy with lifetime free upgrade and one-to-one top-level technical support.

macOS New App Release – Joyoshare LivePhoto Converter


Product Announcements Joyoshare Studio of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, a first-class and creative multimedia software developer, has released its new product, Joyoshare LivePhoto Converter, aiming at helping users efficiently convert the special Live Photo files to more adoptable and popular formats, such as GIF, JPG, BMP, PNG, TIFF and WEBP, on Windows and Mac without hassle and therefore making Live Photo shareable and viewable on any device.

Live Photo, a camera feature firstly introduced for iPhone 6S/6S Plus, can record both audio and motion for up to 3 seconds MOV video and shoot a static JPG picture at the same time. More precisely, this function has the ability to capture 1.5 seconds before and 1.5 seconds after the photo. For Android users, Live Photo is made up of one MP4 video and one JPG image similarly. However, not everyone can enjoy and view this kind of funny Live Photo directly, expect iPhone 6/6s & later iDevice users as well as limited Android users. This is why here comes Joyoshare LivePhoto Converter to release users free from sharing Live Photo files to Facebook, Twitter, Android phone, etc. without viewing problem.

By adopting advanced image encoding technology, Joyoshare LivePhoto Converter not only allows users to convert Live Photo to GIF, the most widely-used image format, but also enables users to convert Live Photo to still images, including JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, and WEBP. Effectively, this intelligent tool offers the possibility to converting Live Photos to GIF, JPG, BMP, etc. in batch so that users can import multiple files at a time and convert them to the desired format with only one simple click.

“To provide users with a more comprehensive solution, Joyoshare specifically added preview and edit function to Joyoshare LivePhoto Converter.” said Daniel, the R&D team director of Joyoshare. “Now users can completely benefit from this unique feature, previewing Live Photo in real time and selectively choosing designated frames before conversion, which is more in line with users’ actual needs.”

As a versatile and excellent Live Photo converter in the current market, Joyoshare LivePhoto Converter is also capable of adjusting quality and resolution according to users’ preference. Besides, users are permitted to decide whether to keep original aspect ratio before converting Live Photo to JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, etc. at their own will. Crucially, Joyoshare makes it simple to finish Live Photo to GIF or still conversion within a few clicks. Import Live Photos, choose definite frames and output format and start conversion. Everything is done quickly.

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra and 10.14
  • 1 GHz Intel processor or above
  • At least 512 MB physical RAM

Pricing and Availability:
Joyoshare LivePhoto Converter is reasonably priced at $9.95 for a single license copy with free support and update. More license types, including $19.95 for 2-5 PCs with lifetime free update and support, and $29.95 for unlimited use, are supported as well. LivePhoto Converter can be purchased through the website.

macOS New App Release – World Clock Deluxe 4.16


Product Announcements MaBaSoft of Milano, Italy announces World Clock Deluxe 4.16, the latest version of their popular world time utility for macOS. World Clock Deluxe is a reliable and easy-to-use time tool for companies and organizations regularly communicating with people across the world, frequent travelers, and home users having family or friends in other countries or time zones.

World Clock Deluxe displays multiple digital or analog clocks in a highly configurable horizontal or vertical palette, in the menu bar, and in the Dock, and can show the time in over 1,600 cities and 200 time zones and world times, including Greenwich Mean Time, Coordinated Universal Time, and Internet Time. It comes with a variety of date and time formats and can display seconds, weekday, date, date change, time zone, offset from UTC, and offset from local time.

With World Clock Deluxe users can easily organize clocks so that they always have a good overview of the displayed times. Colors and labels can be assigned to clocks to quickly single out the local clock or different groups of clocks. Clocks can be sorted by name, time, longitude, longitude offset, or label. Seldom used clocks can be hidden and different clocks can be displayed in the palette, in the menu bar, and in the Dock.

World Clock Deluxe also helps users with phone calls to other countries and international meetings. The Time Converter quickly calculates corresponding dates and times in different cities or time zones, while the Meeting Planner allows users to easily identify the best time for online chats, conference calls, or video conferences across multiple time zones. Conversion results and meeting details can be easily shared via Mail or Messages, saved to a note, or added to a reminder.

With World Clock Deluxe, users can finally show the weather all over the world. World Clock Deluxe downloads National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather reports and displays temperature, pressure, visibility, wind conditions, and precipitations.

Version 4.16 introduces support for Dark Mode on macOS 10.14 Mojave, support for Retina displays, updates the offset from UTC of Morocco, Western Sahara, the Volgograd Oblast, and the Casey and Concordia stations, and updates daylight-saving time information for Chile and Fiji.

Language Support: English, German, French, Dutch, and Italian

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

Pricing and Availability:
World Clock Deluxe 4.16 is a free update for registered version 4 users. It is $10.00 (USD) for users who purchased version 3, and costs $19.00 (USD) for new users. Family, Site, and World-wide licenses are also available. World Clock Deluxe can be purchased through their website.

macOS New App Release – Solid Aether


Product Announcements FAL Works of Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa has released a Mac version of their shoot ’em up game “Solid Aether.” Solid Aether is a bullet hell shoot ’em up game that is extremely simple designed. It is a classic 2D shooter game featuring a variety of bullet patterns that are generated continuously in a stylish black and white world. Players will feel refreshed by dodging bullets and destroying enemies while enjoying various beautiful bullet patterns and the ambiance in this abstract world.

“My motivation was to focus on one aesthetic aspect of bullet hell, which lies between simplicity and complexity, order and chaos, concreteness and abstraction,” said the game designer FAL. “I believe that bullet patterns in shoot ’em up games are exactly a kind of generative art. I tried to focus on the art of bullet patterns in this game, and this is also why I chose a minimalist design. I hope you enjoy how various patterns can emerge from this minimal world.”


  • Minimalist and abstract art: The visual is artistically designed, based on black and white and using only rectangular-shaped elements, which offers an unique and comfortable gameplay
  • Variety of bullet patterns: Consisting of countless bullets, the patterns will be deployed one after another
  • Four unique levels: Each level is characterized by its own music and tendency of bullet patterns
  • Extremely simple game mechanics: No bombs. No power-ups. No items. Just dodge and shoot
  • Newbie friendly: You can easily recover from mistakes by destroying enemies and receiving extra lives, which lets you enjoy the game even if you aren’t familiar with shmups

System Requirements: Mac OS and Windows

Pricing and Availability:
Solid Aether is $6.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and now available on Steam and itch.io. It will also be ported to iOS and Android in the near future.

macOS New App Release – MailSteward 13

Pubblog of Murfreesboro, Tennessee has released MailSteward 13, the ultimate email management system. Store years of e-mail in a secure, searchable archive. This new upgrade makes MailSteward fully compatible with macOS 10.14 (Mojave) including a new Dark Mode option. This release also implements a more robust method for scheduling using the macOS “launchd” service and several minor bug fixes.

MailSteward works seamlessly with Apple Mail app or Postbox app to archive all your e-mail in a relational database on your Mac. MailSteward has a wealth of features for importing, tagging, saving, and exporting your vital e-mail information in a number of standard data formats.

To understand just how powerful and easy-to-use MailSteward is, download the free version of MailSteward and try it out for as long as you like. The free version is full-feature but limited to a maximum 15,000 e-mails. All versions of MailSteward require macOS 10.11 or higher
(El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave). Any free version may be upgraded to a licensed version by entering a license key.

MailSteward comes in three versions, MailSteward Lite ($24.95), MailSteward ($49.95), and MailSteward Pro ($99.95) available for purchase in the pubblog online store. Regular MailSteward, using SQLite, can handle large volumes of e-mail, 250,000 or more but for very large volumes which require an industrial-grade relational database server, MailSteward Pro is the best solution. MailSteward Pro requires MySQL database server software to be installed and running.

macOS New App Release – PDF2ID


Product Announcements Recosoft Corporation of Osaka, Japan, the developers of workflow automation plug-ins for Adobe(R) Creative Cloud(R) and creators of PDF conversion software, has shipped PDF2ID 2019 the newest version of its PDF-to-InDesign plug-in for Adobe InDesign(R) CC 2019 for both the macOS and Windows platforms. Additionally, PDF2ID 2019 now recovers interactive form-objects in a PDF file placing these into a separate forms-layer within the resulting InDesign CC document. Finally, PDF2ID 2019 includes a completely modernized table processing and formation technology resulting in even more complex tables being recognized.

“PDF2ID 2019 is the culmination of the numerous feedback we have received from Creative Professionals over the years; we are excited that our latest PDF-to-InDesign technology has been engineered to support Adobe InDesign CC 2019” stated Paramjit Chadha, MD, Recosoft Corporation.

PDF2ID converts PDF and Windows XPS files into fully editable InDesign files allowing PDF and XPS file content recovery and reuse within InDesign. PDF2ID is the de-facto PDF conversion plug-in for InDesign, allowing anyone to open, convert and edit PDF and XPS documents in InDesign; eliminating the need to acquire additional PDF and XPS conversion tools. Key new features include:

  • Support for InDesign CC 2019 – PDF2ID 2019 now supports and integrates with InDesign CC 2019. InDesign CC through CC 2018 are supported as well.
  • Interactive form field recovery – PDF2ID 2019 now recovers interactive form field objects such as text-fields, buttons, lists and signature fields with the properties and creates a separate layer that contains the form objects (available in PDF2ID Professional only).
  • Modernized Table Recognition and Processing – The table recognition and processing of PDF2ID 2019 contains a new and modernized engine based on an advanced technology infrastructure that allows identifying and recovering even more tables and creating a table graphics layer for table related vector graphics and images.
  • Layout processing and Font mapping enhancements – Layout processing and Font mapping enhancements have been made further reducing styles sheets created and improving accuracy in many instances.

System Requirements

  • macOS 10.10.x or higher
  • Intel based Mac
  • Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10
  • Minimum Pentium III computer
  • InDesign CC, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018 or CC 2019

PDF2ID 2019 is available immediately in the following configurations from the Recosoft web store (per license):

PDF2ID Standard 2019 US$199.00
PDF2ID Professional 2019 US$299.00
PDF2ID Standard 2019 Upgrade US$99.00
PDF2ID Professional 2019 Upgrade US$149.00

macOS New App Release – Canvas Draw 5

Product Announcements Canvas GFX, Inc. of Victoria, Canada has released the latest edition of the graphics software, Canvas Draw 5 for Mac. Canvas Draw 5 is stacked with an array of vector and raster image editing tools, built-in templates, and over 2000 symbols. Built with business professionals and creatives in mind, Canvas Draw 5 proves to be a diverse content creation tool with the power to generate projects, from precise technical drawings to metrics, from architectural design to logo design.

New Features:

  • Table tool – Allows for quick table generation, direct typing, and customizable cell borders, backgrounds, sizes, and look and feel.
  • Dynamic Effects – Shadows, Reflections, Glow, and Soft Edge. Move and resize effects with the objects they are applied to.
  • Smart Snaps – Visual aids to align and size objects relative to each other or to their place on the page are added.
  • SVGZ export – Now supported to create a single, compressed file for export.
  • Touch Bar support – Swipe, tap, and slide to control many commonly-used functions in Canvas Draw, including sliders, opacity, and rotation.
  • Styles tab – Added to the Type palette for creating character or paragraph styles and saving them for future use, as well as sharing them with other Canvas Draw users.

For a complete list of features and improvements, please see the Canvas Draw 5 for Mac release notes web page.

Availability and Pricing
Canvas Draw 5 for Mac is available for a 1-month free trial at the Canvas Draw 5 for Mac website, where you can also find system requirements and additional information. Canvas Draw 5 for Mac is available for $249 USD, a subscription of US $99 USD/year, and upgrade pricing for existing Canvas Draw owners for $125 USD.