CS Odessa Updates ConceptDraw Office v3 to Support macOS Sierra

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San Jose, California – CS Odessa today is proud to announce that they have updated ConceptDraw PRO v10, ConceptDraw MINDMAP v8, ConceptDraw PROJECT v7 for macOS 10.12 (Sierra); in addition CS Odessa has released 6 free solutions for ConceptDraw PRO. ConceptDraw Office v3, is a dynamic suite of premier software tools that is in use around the world to help individuals, teams, and organizations to meet their business objectives. ConceptDraw Office consists of a diagramming platform, a mind mapping tool, and a project management tool.

These tools are essential to generate business diagrams, mind maps, project plans, dashboards, presentations, schematics, and any other business visualizations. The combination of powerful products and the ever-growing collection of product extensions in the ConceptDraw Solution Park, together with no charge dynamic support and ongoing development, make ConceptDraw a powerful and economic choice to support activities that move businesses ahead. ConceptDraw Office v3 currently retails for $499 USD and are supported for the latest macOS and Windows operating systems.

CS Odessa has also released 6 new free Solutions for ConceptDraw PRO that will help you draw with professional results:

1. Basic Area Charts
2. Basic Bar Graphs
3. Basic Divided Bar Diagrams
4. Basic Histograms
5. Basic Line Graphs
6. Basic Picture Graphs

These professional solutions being added to ConceptDraw Solution Park will extend the online collection of visual solutions for knowledge workers designed to provide productivity increasing solutions for all ConceptDraw products.

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Founded in 1993, Computer Systems Odessa supplies cross-platform productivity tools and graphic technologies to professional and corporate users around the world. With headquarters in Odessa, Ukraine, and an U.S. office in San Jose, California, CS Odessa sells products internationally through resellers in over 150 countries. The ConceptDraw line of products has won numerous awards and is used by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. ConceptDraw is a registered trademark, and ConceptDraw Office, ConceptDraw Solution Park, ConceptDraw PRO, ConceptDraw MINDMAP, ConceptDraw PROJECT, and ConceptDraw Solution Browser are trademarks of CS Odessa. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

Unleash Your Inner Rock God with FourChords Guitar Karaoke

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Helsinki, Finland – Musopia today is proud to announce the launch of FourChords Guitar Karaoke, the company’s popular interactive songbook now on Steam for Mac and Windows. Just grab your guitar, pick your favorite song, and see the chords and lyrics flow smoothly in front of you while the virtual backing band plays the other instruments. Enjoy the fun karaoke-style play without the need to connect your guitar to the game itself.

Play alongside renowned online guitar instructor Justin Sandercoe (a.k.a., JustinGuitar) using Musopia’s beginner-friendly teaching method, Instant Play. Don’t worry about tabs or sheet music: Most songs include tutorial videos and chord demos that make learning easy and often ridiculously fun. In fact, the entire songbook in FourChords Guitar Karaoke can be played using only 11 chords and features an easy-to-use interface, including adjustable backing tracks … and lyrics!

FourChords Guitar Karaoke launched on Steam Early Access in July and has been regularly updated with new music, gameplay enhancements, and bug fixes. After a successful stint on Steam Early Access, FourChords Guitar Karaoke now includes two advanced features, “Pro Chords” and “Strum Instructor.” Pro Chords goes beyond the root chord – adding and subtracting notes for more advanced playing techniques. Strum Instructor teaches you how to strum in time with songs and when to utilize up and down strokes.

Key Features:
* Enjoy 150 hit songs from the get-go with the included Starter Pack (100 individual songs within the game itself plus 5 free DLC song packs)
* Expand your repertoire with several hundred additional songs available as downloadable content
* Track your progress with experience points (XP awarded after you play each song)
* With FourChords’ Instant Play Method, you don’t need to know anything about tabs or sheet music
* Most songs include tutorial videos and chord demos
* Simplified chords are arranged by professional guitarists: The whole songbook can be played with 11 chords and individual songs can be played with four simple chords
* Tempo and transposition adjustments can be made to each song
* Backing tracks and lyrics can also be adjusted
* Karaoke-style display makes it easy to sing along
* Training available through chord tutorials by the world’s best guitar teacher, JustinGuitar
* Strum Instructor shows a suitable strumming pattern for each song

“We learned a lot from Steam Early Access and took the community’s feedback to heart,” says Topi Lopponen, CEO of Musopia Oy. “The addition of Pro Chords and Strum Instructor supports both beginners and more experienced players – allowing everyone who once dreamed of playing guitar to experience the joy of leading a sing-along with friends and family.”

Starter Package Content (includes 100 free songs and 5 free DLC song packs):
* Pop – Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Adele, Justin Bieber, One Direction, and more
* Rock – Imagine Dragons, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, The Black Keys, Shinedown, and more
* Classic Rock – REO Speedwagon, Oasis, ZZ Top, Journey, Pearl Jam, and more
* Country – Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini, and more

Pricing and Availability:
FourChords Guitar Karaoke is now available on Steam (Windows and Mac). At launch, the game is discounted to only $14.99 (25% off the $19.99 retail price) with 150 hit songs included in the Starter Pack. The additional DLC is priced as 3-song pack: $2.99, a 5-song pack: $4.99 as well as a 10-song pack for $7.99 (USD). FourChords is also available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. For more information visit Musopia online.

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Based in Helsinki Finland, Musopia Oy is a music software development studio with one purpose; to create innovative and engaging new solutions to help beginning and intermediate guitar players learn to love and play guitar. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Musopia Oy. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, OS X, iPhone, iPod, iPad and macOS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Xojo Identified As Top Cross-Platform Development Tool

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Austin, Texas – Xojo, Inc., the company that has enabled over 300,000 developers to build native cross-platform applications, today announced that Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm based in Washington, DC, has identified Xojo as a top cross-platform development tool. Their research findings were based on a number of factors, including breadth of platform features, ease of use, client reviews and market presence.

Xojo is a cross-platform development tool for building apps for the desktop, web, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. Xojo apps are created by using a drag and drop user interface builder and a single, object-oriented programming language. Xojo is great for commercial software developers, citizen developers and hobbyists alike, and Xojo apps can be found in every conceivable category from commercial apps to use in governments, universities, and more.

“People have always wanted faster ways to build software and that’s why we created Xojo,” commented Geoff Perlman, Founder and CEO of Xojo, Inc. “Our philosophy has always been to make development faster by offering native, cross-platform solutions. Xojo enables anyone to build for the platforms that are important to them by abstracting them from having to learn several languages.”

“In the course of our research on the leading app development software products, we saw there was a real need for tools that could do more than simple app-builders, but weren’t as complex as full-scale enterprise platforms,” explained Chandler Dunklin, Research Analyst at Clutch. “We thought Xojo was a prime example of this kind of tool. This was confirmed by the client reviews we completed for Xojo that rated the platform a perfect 5 stars.”

Xojo is available to try in a time-unlimited trial.

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Xojo, Inc. was founded with the idea that software development should be accessible to anyone. With traditional tools, creating software applications can be a very complicated process, but using Xojo anyone can learn to create high quality, native apps for the desktop, web, mobile and Raspberry Pi. With users all over the world, Xojo apps can be found in every conceivable category – from commercial software applications to use in governments, universities, businesses, and the Fortune 500. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Xojo, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and macOS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Default Folder X 5.0.7 corrects issues with Sierra

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Denver, Colorado – St. Clair Software is happy to announce today’s release of Default Folder X 5.0.7. 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 is workflow for the rest of us.

This version of Default Folder X fixes a few compatibility issues with macOS 10.12 Sierra, and brings resizable windows to its preferences to make it easier for users to manage their favorite and default folders. Anyone using Default Folder X 5 should update to version 5.0.7.

What’s New in Default Folder X 5.0.7:
* Fixes a crash that occasionally occurs at startup under macOS 10.12 Sierra.
* Corrects problems handling minimized Save dialogs. This was causing Default Folder X not to appear in Save dialogs when it should.
* Addresses problems detecting the current folder when running on systems for which Default Folder X isn’t localized.
* Fixes a bug that could cause an inoperative file dialog to be left on-screen.
* The Folder, Shortcut and Options windows in the preferences are now resizable.

System Requirements:
* macOS 10.10 through 10.12

Pricing and Availability:
Default Folder X 5.0.7 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 screencasts, screenshots, a full change log, and additional feature information. St. Clair Software strongly recommends that anyone using Default Folder X on El Capitan or Sierra install this update.

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Based in Denver, Colorado, St. Clair Software is a privately held company that has been specializing in utilities and custom software solutions for the Macintosh since 1988. St. Clair Software can be contacted at: St. Clair Software, 271 S. Emerson Street, Denver, CO, USA 80209. Copyright (C) 1988-2016 St. Clair Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Beetlejuice of the Howard Stern Show releases Beetmoji for iOS

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Los Angeles, California – Flight Systems LLC today is proud to announce the release of BeetMoji 1.0.1, their hilarious new emoji app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Beetlejuice is undeniably the #1 Wack Packer on the Howard Stern Show. Beetmoji is Bad as Can. Now you can send hilarious Beetmoji’s to your friends and family. The app will be updated weekly to include new emojis relevant to the show. Over 85 crazy and absurd Beetlejuice Emojis and Bitmoji with more added weekly!

The app features emojis such as:
* Hit em with the Hein, Bas as Can, and Woop Woop Emojis
* Trump Beet
* Heff Beet
* Nasa Beet
* Super Beet
* Football Beet
* Boxing Beet
* Howard Beet
* Zika Beet
* Smoking Beet
* Happy Beet
* Love Beet
* Sick Beet
* Friendly Beet
* Mad Beet
* Drunk Beet
* Fighting Beet
* Snapchat Beet
* Laughing Beet
* Angry Beet
* Confused Beet
* Champaign Popping Beet
* Cigar Smoking Beet
* Wide Eyed Beeet
* Drinking Beet
* Unicorn Onesie Beet
* And so much more

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.1.1 or later
* 6mb

Pricing and Availability:
BeetMoji 1.0.1 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Please contact Todd Schram for free review copies of the app.

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Located in Los Angeles, Flight Systems LLC was founded in 2011. Copyright (C) 2011-2016 Flight Systems LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Chop Commute – See Traffic and Drive Times on Mac Menu Bar

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts – Indie developer, InchWest is proud to release Chop Commute 1.61, a Mac app that takes the guess work out of daily commute by showing real-time traffic and drive times right on the Mac menu bar as a tray icon. Beat the traffic – save time and money by leaving for work or home at the right time.

No need to manually check the traffic on your phone to figure out the best time to get out of work – Chop commute does the work for you and always shows you the best time right on the OS X menu bar. Chop commute is like Google Now for OS X, only better since it is designed specifically to help you get home quicker. Long commutes or heavy traffic can easily be avoided by being strategic about when you leave to or from work.

Key features of Chop Commute include:
* Live traffic information for almost all countries (using traffic data from Google Maps)
* Status icon displaying color coded commute information
* Save time and money by leaving at the right time

The app is useful for daily commuters (whether to work or school), but currently works only on Mac computers (Windows version is in the works).

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.10 (El Capitan) or later
* 64-bit processor
* 2.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Chop Commute 1.61 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Travel category. For more information about Chop Commute or InchWest, please contact Praneeth Veerepalli.

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Located in Boston, Massachusetts, InchWest is an indie developer creating beautiful, unique and useful products for iOS, macOS and Windows devices. Their products are built to improve productivity and lifestyle by utilizing cutting edge technology. All Material and Software (C) 2016 InchWest / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

iClassics Releases iLondon: The immersive Jack London experience

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Barcelona, Spain – iClassics Productions, in commemoration of the anniversary of Jack London’s death, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of iLondon 1.0.1, their new immersive reading collection in the iBookStore. The iLondon collection is the latest addition to the interactive iClassics library, which already includes the iPoe, iWilde, iDickens and iLovecraft collections.

This new interactive collection includes several stories by the author of “White Fang,” “The Call of the Wild,” “Keesh” and “Moon-Face.” It will be part of their growing classic library for mobiles and portable devices. Through magnificent illustrations, sound effects, animations, interactivity and spectacular soundtracks, iClassics enriches some of the best classic literature, transforming reading into a unique, interactive experience.

A collection of 10 Edgar Allan Poe short stories served as the starting point for iClassics, and it was shortly followed by the iLovecraft, iWilde, iDoyle and iDickens collections. There are currently six collections that readers can enjoy in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese. These are available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and the Amazon AppStore. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” will be the next collection on offer.
Various international awards have given to the Spanish startup iClassics as a cultural, educational, ludic and creative project. Having amassed more than 900,000 downloads and received thousands of positive reviews by users; iClassics leads the way in the interactive book market.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 336 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iLondon 1.0.1 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category. There are also versions available on Google Play and Amazon.

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iClassics Productions, S.L was founded in 2015 by the experienced management team of Play Creatividad. iClassics Productions, S.L is formed by creative and talented individuals, who apply their skills and drive to create uplifting book apps using the masterpieces of universal literature. iClassics collection brings classical literature alive and is though for the new generations through entertainment and the use of cutting edge technologies. We’ve reinvented the ‘reading’ concept by transforming it into a unique immersive experience where the user engages, interacts, and feels part of the stories. iClassics does not only makes book apps, we became a reference for interactive literature. All Material and Software (C) 2016 iClassics Productions, S.L / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Bix 1.3.1 is now available in the Mac App Store

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Charlotte, North Carolina – einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Bix 1.3.1, a video playlist tool for fullscreen and multi-screen playback. Bix helps you organize and configure fixed or dynamic playlists, trimming individual clips as needed. The 1.3.1 Update includes new time presets, swipe-to-delete support for tray entries, and several user interface enhancements.

“When working on the new features for this update, we tried to keep in mind the intended uses for the software: kiosks, digital signage, and stage performance applications,” says einstein’s legacy Chief Product Officer Douglas A. Welton. “After we made several stability enhancements, we focussed on a number of minor user interface changes that enhanced the user’s working space. We also added convenience features like swipe-to-delete and timeline presets.”

Bix 1.3.1 includes the following key features:

Easy Organization:
Drag’n’drop segments to position them in the order you desire for final playback.

Watch Folders:
Use Watch Folders to dynamically change your playlist without needing to edit your Bix project.

Easy Integration:
Use autostarted documents with iCal, AppleScript or as a Login Item to control scheduled playback.

Works with Airplay:
Send the output of your playlist to any airplay compatible device connected to your network.

Multiscreen Playback:
Send playback to any monitor attached to your Mac or combine all monitors as one continuous display.

Simple Segmentation:
Include all or part of a movie in the output by adjusting the in-point and out-point handles.

Set playback looping to control whether your playlist plays just once or repeats indefinitely.

System Requirements:
Macintosh Computer and OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

Pricing and Availability:
Bix 1.3.1 is available for $19.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide from the Mac App Store in the Video category.

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At einstein’s legacy, we make cool Macintosh Applications for video, images and quartz compositions for creative professionals. einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC is located in Charlotte, NC. Copyright (C) 2011-2016 einstein’s legacy. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Profitable Growth and Anders Nyby in the iBA Conference Awards Finals

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Gothenburg, Sweden – ExcelStories are thrilled to announce the iBooks Author Conference Award finalist – Profitable Growth – Business Finance for Everyone written by Author Jan-Olof Andersson, Olle Edsbacker, and Anders Nyby. The iBook has been in production for over three years and was released in time for the nomination to the iBooks Author Conference Awards.

“We are very proud to be nominated in two categories, 2016 iBook of the Year Non-fiction overall and as Creative of the Year,” say the co-author and iBooks Author designer Anders Nyby.

The book is based on a popular paperback book published in 2002 by a Swedish publishing house. The iBook makes extensive use of custom made interactive elements and widgets found in the incredible easy to use Apple OS X software iBooks Author. It explains and makes practical use of financial theories and concepts that are important for a growing company. The iBook is perfect for nonfinancial employees looking for deeper understanding of profitable growth.

Additional tools have been used to produce the interactive content in the book: iMindMap for Mind Maps and Fly Overs, iMovie for video content, Microsoft Excel 2016 for how to calculate lessons and summary cases, KeyNote for narrated animations and presentations, ScreenFlow for screen recordings, OmniOutliner Pro for creating structure, Automator and Script Debugger for workflows, Acorn for image adjustments and iAds Producer for video widgets. “Finally we used XCode to develop a free iPhone App – Key Figures – as a complementary reference and companion tool to the book,” says Anders Nyby.

Profitable Growth – Business Finance for Everyone offers a wealth of interactive learning content, along with an entertaining method that makes learning enjoyable. Contents of the book include: 12 video flyovers, 15 interactive illustrations, 40 narrated animated illustrations, 30 lessons on how to calculate with spreadsheet formulas, 16 mind maps, 11 summary presentations, 10 cases, 10 quizzes, and a glossary containing 27 key figure definitions.

“The brilliant iBooks Author software made the iBook Profitable Growth – Business Finance for Everyone and the iBooks Author Conference Award nomination possible. The Apple tool is probably the best eBook creation technology available on any platform right now,” says Anders Nyby

The iBooks Author Conference Award winners will be announced at 5 PM Thursday, October 6, at the 2016 iBooks Author Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Pricing and Availability:
Profitable Growth – Business Finance for Everyone is $19.99 (USD), and is available worldwide exclusively through the iBooks Store in the Economics category. Review copies are available upon request.

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Author profile: Anders Nyby is son of a teacher, with a curious mind, and passion to blend know-how with pedagogics and tech. Long time financial IT consultant working with global customers in areas like back office processes, management reports, risk and Treasury software solutions. Co-author of Profitable Growth. Author of the Excel Tips series. Designer of Apple TV App Tips for Excel, iPhone App Key Figures and 2D game BeeBlackHole. ExcelStories is a registered trademark of Ide System AB, which was founded in 1989 by Anders Nyby. Ide System AB is creating apps in Swift on the macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS platforms. Their passion is to cut the learning curve by writing, co-writing, designing and producing interactive content and learning solutions using a blend of Apps, Books, and Courses. Their products are delivered via app stores, book stores, and on the web. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Ide System AB. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports macOS Sierra

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Toronto (ON) Canada – Zevrix Solutions today is proud to announce the release of Package Central 1.9.11, a compatibility update to its file packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central solves the problem of centralized packaging and archiving of InDesign projects in a workgroup environment, and can serve unlimited users on a network

The new version makes Package Central compatible with the recently released macOS 10.12 Sierra and is offered as a free update to licensed users.

Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to watched hot folders that reside on a network. The software automatically collects InDesign files along with their fonts and links, freeing user’s time for important tasks such as design and layout. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process.

Package Central performs all its tasks automatically on a dedicated workstation and can run absolutely unattended. The software can also send email notifications triggered by certain processing steps and errors. Package Central offers the following key features and benefits:

* Automatically collect InDesign files from watched hot folders
* Create hot folders for various packaging settings
* Create PDF and IDML files on the fly
* Automatic email notifications of process stages and errors
* Assign variable package folder names
* Update modified links automatically
* Detailed processing logs
* Maintain a single set of settings for entire workgroup

Pricing and Availability:
Package Central can be purchased for $149.95 (USD) from Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Package Central requires macOS 10.5-10.12 and Adobe InDesign CS5-CC 2015.

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Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides automation and productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics and Microsoft Office output on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit their website. Copyright (C) 2016 Zevrix Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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