San Jose, California – The popular business graphics and project-management tools from CS Odessa are now supported on the latest version of both Windows and Mac OS X. Current ConceptDraw products are supported on the most recent operating system updates from Apple and Microsoft. With all of the recent developments in personal computing, CS Odessa have updated its supported operating systems. In the following section, you will find an updated list of ConceptDraw products and the operating system versions supported by them.
* ConceptDraw PRO v10.2.1 – business graphics and diagramming product (compatible with MS Visio file format)
* ConceptDraw MINDMAP v8.1.1 – brainstorming, planning, and mind mapping software (compatible with MS Office applications)
* ConceptDraw PROJECT v7.0.2 – project and resource management tool (compatible with MS Project)
* ConceptDraw Office v3 – powerful and economical business suite that contains the entire ConceptDraw Desktop Product line
* ConceptDraw Diagram Viewer – free iPad app that can be downloaded from iTunes (view MS Visio Professional 2013 and ConceptDraw PRO v10 files)
Operating Systems Supported:
* Apple OS X 10.9, 10.10, and 10.11 ( Mavericks, Yosemite, and El Capitan )
* Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1 and 10
* Apple iOS 9
ConceptDraw Office v3 is the third generation suite of ConceptDraw products that uses ConceptDraw InGyre3 integration technology to share data between its applications, allowing you to switch gears for different tasks more quickly. ConceptDraw Office v3 includes ConceptDraw MINDMAP v8, ConceptDraw PROJECT v7, ConceptDraw PRO v10, and the ConceptDraw Solution Park with more than 130 Solutions to power you through difficult and time consuming tasks. ConceptDraw Office retails for $499 (USD) and can be purchased directly from CS Odessa or their resellers. The ConceptDraw Office suite is designed for knowledge workers, project managers, managers, and academics.
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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 30 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.
Atlanta, Georgia – NetSpot, the award-winning wireless network survey app for Mac, has released a new build on version 2.4. NetSpot 2.4.623 includes three new features: AP indicators in 3 new sizes, option to export only the surveyed part of your map, and the ability to easily copy network’s name MAC-address into clipboard.
NetSpot 2.4.623 also has enhanced how you add custom aliases to networks in the sidebar, map calibrations usability, and how the heatmap is generated on Retina displays. On the previous version, there were some reports of unusual signal level values when using OS X 10.10 but this has now been resolved. Wording for loaded map dimensions has been corrected along with what was causing occasional crashes in full-screen mode. The double-clicking behavior in the sidebar, the error caused by creating a custom group with a duplicated name, and some random exceptions in Discover mode have all been addressed and resolved in the newest release as well.
NetSpot is available in Free, PRO and Enterprise editions. The Free version is perfect for the home user that does not need advanced features like report exporting, AP alias management and active scanning. NetSpot Free version is preferred by the CNET Technical Editor as seen in In pursuit of the perfect Wi-Fi network. The PRO version offers advanced features for network professionals. The Enterprise version is designed for companies that need multiple users and installations. NetSpot received a MacWorld Editor’s Choice Award in 2012. For more information visit NetSpot online.
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NetSpot is the brainchild of Etwok, LLC, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Etwok, LLC is a software development company, specializing in system software utilities for Mac OS X. It was established in 2010 and delivers high-end software solutions. For more information visit NetSpot online. Copyright (C) 2015 Etwok Team. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Munich, Germany – Wolfgang Augustin today is proud to announce Rapid Hue, the iPhone app to control Philips Hue lights got a brand new OS X sibling: “Rapid Lights for Hue.” Rapid Hue enables users to control Philips Hue lights in an uber-easy way. No navigation, just one click to set brightness, hue or saturation for each light or group of lights.
What makes Rapid Hue unique?
* Rapid Hue enables users to control Philips Hue lights in an uber-easy way
* No navigation, just one tap to set brightness, hue or saturation
New: Rapid Lights for Hue (Rapid Hue for OS X)
* Brand new app to control Philips Hue right from the Mac
* Menu bar app, always available
* Uber-easy control of lights with a few clicks – just like on iOS
* Features like groups / individual lights, color / light temperature, granularity of controls are all included
* Free trial version available
* Available on the Mac App Store now
Device Requirements (OS X Version)
* Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro
* Requires OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor
* 1.8 MB
Pricing and Availability
Rapid Hue for OS X (Rapid Lights for Hue) is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Lifestyle category.
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Located in Munich, Germany, Wolfgang Augustin is developing apps since 2010 with a dedication to create innovative and smart apps for the iPhone, iPad and Mac. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Wolfgang Augustin. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh 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.
Poole, United Kingdom – Tap Guides Ltd today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of iPhone 6s Tip & Tricks, an in-depth eBook available in the iBookstore that’s priced just $2.99. It’s packed with amazing tips, tricks and secrets for both iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, each with a colourful screenshot and concise text.
iPhone 6s might look familiar, but with all-new hardware, 3D Touch, Live Photos, a 4K video camera and iOS 9, there’s an entirely new device to learn and discover. With more than 450 pages of knowledge, Phone 6s Tips & Tricks is here to help you discover every tip, trick and secret about this amazing new iPhone. Written by best-selling technology author Thomas Anthony, iPhone 6s Tips & Tricks is jam-packed with helpful tips which are categorized by app, subject matter or setting. You’ll discover everything you need to know about 3D Touch, iOS 9, Live Photos, built-in apps, mobile photography, image editing, accessibility tips and more.
“The iPhone 6s is incredibly easy to learn, with intuitive apps, features and settings,” says Thomas Anthony, author of iPhone 6s Tip & Tricks. “But as each iteration is released, new features such as Live Photos and 4K video capture are added, all of which take knowledge and experience to really make the most of. That’s why I wrote, iPhone 6s Tips & Tricks. It’s packed with hundreds of help tips that are categorized by subject matter or theme, and each with its own screenshot and concise text. There’s never been a better or more in-depth way to learn about the iPhone 6s.”
* Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac:
* iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later
* Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later
* Print Length: 459 Pages
Pricing and Availability:
iPhone 6s Tips & Tricks is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the iBookstore in the Computers category.
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Launched in 2015, Tap Guides Ltd publishes eBooks and interactive apps that teach users how to use their iOS devices. Tap Guides most notable book to date is the iPhone 6s Guidebook. Copyright (C) 2015 Tap Guides Ltd. 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.
Richardson, Texas – Appdore today is proud to announce the immediate release of Salt & Pepper 2: A Surreal Salty Physics Game, their simply beautiful physics game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Salt & Pepper 2 features over 100 multistage levels. The levels in part 2 have a similar vibe as Salt & Pepper 1, each featuring a unique layout with multiple goals. In order to complete the level, freely draw paths that will lead the spices to their bowls while staying within the drawing level of that level.
There are more simple asymmetrical layouts this time around that may cause some anger, however since this free version doesn’t have any freemium penalties and play timers, you will be free to retry as many times as necessary to complete a level. Just like Salt & Pepper 1, the salt will go into the white bowl and the pepper will go into the black bowl, simple and gradually challenging! To keep the pace faster, each bowl only needs about 10 grains of their respective spice to fill a bowl. There are still no specific paths for these levels as it doesn’t involve a grid system. Your solution may or may not work for other players. The progression this time around is to be more of a fair challenge, new obstacles and annoyances will appear, however each stage is passable within 75 seconds.
Salt & Pepper 2: A Surreal Salty Physics Game features an optional donation/level pack called “Salt Divided!” that focuses on salt. This level pack offers 40 multistages within 25 levels that offers more challenging gameplay that removes pepper and has salt doing everything such as being converted into all the other spices. This simple change creates more strategic planning to complete each level. And as a bonus for players, the 1.1 update will include 25 more levels featuring new spices and multistages, available in the first week of November.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 32.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Salt & Pepper 2: A Surreal Salty Physics Game 1.0 is Free (with in-app purchase) and now available worldwide in the App Store in the Games > Puzzle category. The optional donation/level pack is priced at $1.99.
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Appdore is a new independent game development company run by Cartez Augustus and is operated out of Richardson, Texas. Cartez has been developing apps since 2012, including work on several iOS apps. Copyright (C) 2015 Appdore. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac 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.
Toronto (ON) Canada – Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 1.5.11, a compatibility update to its professional automation solution for printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, prepress bureaus, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide by offering batch processing with powerful and versatile output options.
The new version makes Output Factory compatible with the recently released Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and is offered as a free update to licensed users. The update also improves handling of certain processing errors and includes improvements to overall stability and performance.
“Output Factory has been the single biggest time-saver I’ve encountered in ten years of print production,” says Mike Agate, Head of Contents Production of Which?, Europe’s largest consumer rights organization. “Easily saves hours a week, producing bullet-proof documents over and over… With the reduction in head count and efficiency savings, it must have paid for itself 500 times over.”
Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, INX, IDML, EPUB, INDD and several image formats. It offers the following key features:
* Batch output of InDesign files
* Save groups of settings as workflows
* Export as single pages
* Output to several formats at once
* Update modified links automatically
* Variable output file names
* Insert text from InDesign document into output file name
* Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files
* Preflight InDesign files and skip errors
Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for $169.95 USD (Light version $120), as well as from authorized resellers and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $84.97. Output Factory requires Mac OS X 10.6-10.11 and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CC 2015.
Output Factory 1.5.11
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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) 2015 Zevrix Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.
Casselberry, Florida – Econ Technologies updates ChronoSync Express to version 1.1 with Mac OS X El Capitan compatibility. ChronoSync Express is the entry level version of ChronoSync, the complete synchronization and backup utility for Mac OS X. ChronoSync Express can synchronize or backup to most anything you can connect to your Mac, including folders on your Mac, other Macs, PC’s, and external drives. ChronoSync Express is a free update for existing users or purchase it for $29.99 (USD) at the Mac App Store. This updated version of ChronoSync Express offers several of the new features offered in ChronoSync and fixes compability issues with Mac OS X El Capitan.
* ChronoSync Express 1.1 Release Notes:
* Yosemite/El Capitan native user interface
* More efficient package handling via the new “Merge” option
* Checksum data verification on ChronoAgent connections
* New “Prompt User” scheduling option
* Push Notifications sent to the ChronoMonitor iPhone/iPad app
* User editable document notes
* Significant Voice-Over accessibility improvements
* Numerous popover windows including Document Info and Readiness Info
* Animated system menu when scheduled tasks are running
* Performance enhancements through the use of better memory management
* Numerous tweaks and bug fixes
* OS X 10.8.0 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 28.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
ChronoSync Express 1.1.0 costs $29.99 (USD) and the standard version of ChronoSync is $49.99. Check out the ChronoSync vs Express Comparison to see all the differences between these two powerful Sync and Backup apps.
ChronoSync Express 1.1.0
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Econ Technologies, Inc has been creating Apple(R) software for over 20 years including the ChronoSync Connection which links ChronoSync(TM) for Mac(R) OS X, ChronoAgent(TM) for Mac(R) OS X, and InterConneX(R) for the iPhone(R) and iPad(R) together. Econ continuously updates all our apps and never charges for new versions. No user is left behind! All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Econ Technologies. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh 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.
San Francisco, California – 128bit Technologies today is happy to announce the addition of 177 new commercial use fonts to its Premium Fonts collection on the Mac App Store, as well as multiple language support for the custom font preview app. The font preview app for the Mac App Store version now supports English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.
Need a fresh approach to creative design projects? Tired of pulling the same old styles from your stale font collection? Need to change the way your text looks in a presentation, print project or a graphic design project? Download brand new premium font designs that just came off our development floor. This collection now includes 161 original font families, with a total of 2,018 fonts in all.
Each font is in OpenType font format and can be used for any personal and business project. Western European international character support is standard for every premium font, and NEW FONTS ARE DELIVERED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE to Premium Fonts subscription customers when available. The Mac App Store version includes the subscription to receive all new fonts released in the Premium Fonts collection. Premium Fonts has grown substantially in the past few years, beginning with only 54 font families and 702 total fonts!
161 Unique Font Families – Each Font Family Includes:
Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic, Condensed, Condensed Bold, Condensed Italic, Expanded, Expanded Bold, Expanded Italic, Wide, Wide Bold, Wide Italic.
Each premium font in this collection just came off our design floor so you will not find them anywhere else. This collection is completely different from the 1000 OpenType Fonts collection offered by 128bit Technologies, as well as all Free Fonts collections (we never overlap or duplicate the fonts in any of our collections!).
* New! Added 177 new fonts for a total of 2,018 total fonts
* New! Added 14 new font families for a total of 161 unique font families
* New! The custom preview app now supports English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Japanese
* Kerning added to 54 regular font styles
* All premium fonts in OpenType font format
* 10 computer, commercial use license
* Cross-platform compatible
* Install and use in all applications that support fonts
* Cursive, creative, classic and other beautifully crafted styles
* Perfect for presentations, logos, business cards, websites, advertisements, brochures, holidays, weddings, and more
* OS X 10.6 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 65.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The updated Premium Fonts collection is now available on the Mac App Store, or on the MacAppware website (the Premium Fonts Subscription) for a limited time discount of $29.99 (USD), a savings of 70% off the full price of $99. The Premium Fonts subscription includes all current 2,108 fonts and subscribers will receive all future fonts at no extra charge.
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MacAppware is a division of 128bit Technologies and a dedicated Mac software developer currently offering design, image editing and disk utility applications; unique commercial use font collections; and a carefully curated rotation of bundles and deals. Copyright (C) 2015 128bit Technologies. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Tilburg, Netherlands – Apps For All is proud to announce the global availability of its free and advanced audio recording App. Developed exclusively for the iOS platform, Instant Audio Recorder is a powerful audio recording app, offering advanced options for recording, editing and playback of audio.
Instant Audio Recorder has a minimal interface with a bright button placed at the center which shows the duration of the ongoing recording. It can be stopped, saved or paused whenever needed. The recordings are of high quality and are crystal clear when played back. The App also has a sharing option that lets users share the recordings over various platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Dropbox, amongst others.
Instant Audio Recorder comes with an built-in Audio Player which plays all the recorded fragments that can be accessed from within the App. The audio player also displays the duration, date and the size of the file. The App gives its users various customizable features so that they can have the perfect audio recording that they desire:
* Auto-start recording when app is opened (can be disabled)
* Choose which microphone you want to use for recording
* Pause and resume recording
* Choose between high, medium and low quality recording
* Easily rename your recorded audio fragments
* Keeps recording when you switch to another app
* Volume indicator while recording
* Option to prevent going standby while recording
* Stop and save recording on interrupts (e.g. phone calls)
* Extended playback options
* Loop playback
* Airplay support + volume control in the built-in player
* Sort your audio by name, creation date, duration or file size
Share your audio fragments:
* Upload to Dropbox directly
* Copy to your computer through iTunes
* Share on Social Media like Facebook or Twitter through Chirbit
* Send to family and friends with Email or SMS
* Open recorded audio fragments directly with other apps (for example an audio editor or WhatsApp)
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 15.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Instant Audio Recorder 7.6 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Instant Audio Recorder Lite is the free version available with in-app purchases for advanced options.
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Apps For All is based in Netherlands and is owned by Wim de Nood. The company develops applications that are utility based for iOS and reserves all rights. Apple and the Apple Logo, iPod, iPhone, iPad are all registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States of America and other countries. Respective owners may own other trademarks. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Apps For All. 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.
Kirkkonummi, Finland – Whopping Apps today is proud to announce the release of Guess & Spell Halloween 1.0.1 for the iPad, an important update to their simple and entertaining spelling app for kids that sports a spooky Halloween theme! The game helps children to learn how to spell words by asking them to guess the displayed image and then spell it out on-screen using the supplied letter blocks. Halloween is all about parties and fun, and Guess & Spell Halloween continues that theme, but with a strong educational twist.
Guess & Spell Halloween offers 60 different images and words for kids to guess, and the gameplay can be set to various lengths. Once an image is displayed, players try to spell the answer to the image clue by tapping on the correct letters. Once the word has been correctly entered, the game continues with the next image clue. If the word is entered incorrectly, the child is prompted to try again. The game ends when all of the images have been guessed. The game doesn’t keep score; it simply concentrates on providing a fun learning environment for children.
“With the Guess & Spell series of apps, we aim to make learning fun for children,” says Mikko Toykkala, owner of Whopping Apps. “By including colorful graphics, fun sound effects, and gentle spoken prompts, Guess & Spell Halloween puts the emphasis on learning, not on keeping score. It turns the iPad into an entertaining learning experience, with a timely Halloween theme, that kids will love!”
The game has 60 different images and words to guess. You can set the game length in the settings. All these settings are behind a hidden parental gate, and you even disable the teacher’s/parent’s menu from the device settings. You can also switch the sound effects on or off, (spoken hints are still heard), but also mute the whole device if you want to keep the gameplay completely silent. The teacher’s menu includes a three-minute instructional video and written instructions for adjusting the settings.
The app’s outstanding feature is its scalable and adjustable hint system. Parents can tweak the settings to suit their child’s age and capabilities. This makes the app perfect for pre-Kindergarten kids with practically no reading skills, all the way up to 2nd graders with full reading and spelling abilities.
Guess & Spell’s Hint Game System Works Like This:
* The speech synth speaks the secret word
* Players can “bomb away” some of the extra letters
* Place a correct letter. The hint places a letter in its correct space
The game can be configured as to the amount of hint letters, so it can be set that it always gives two letters – no matter how long the word is – but also so that at least one letter will be left empty, no matter how short or long the secret word is. Hints can also be set to appear dynamically, when the child guesses wrong.
The game’s settings are hidden in the iPad’s Settings menu, so adults can adjust the difficulty of the game according to their child’s capabilities. Here, adults can adjust the gameplay length, the language, rate, and pitch of the speech in the game, and also adjust the hint mode by setting the maximum number of letter hints, speech hints, and more. The teacher’s menu button can also be turned on or off.
Spoken hints can also be set to become available after the first wrong guess. If the player hears the word, but is still guessing wrong, bomb away letter hints will appear. If the guess is wrong again, then the place letters hint will appear. The settings can be individually disabled or enabled, to set the challenge to whatever level is preferred. The speech synthesizer settings are also customizable, and can be set to various English accents, including US, UK, AU, IE, and ZA accents.
Guess & Spell Halloween is just the first app in the Guess & Spell app series. Whopping Apps is working on Guess & Spell Animals, which will include over 150 images and words about animals. More apps are on the way. Version 1.0.1 streamlines the app icons and contains small bug fixes.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 6.1 or later
* 63.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Guess & Spell Halloween 1.0.1 is only $1.99 USD (or equivalent amounts in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available upon request. A free version of the app – Guess & Spell Halloween LITE – is also available in the App Store.
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Appsipaja Oy is a Finnish-based development company, founded in 2011. The company has published apps for iOS and Android under the brand Whopping Apps. The company’s apps have been downloaded over a million times. Whopping Apps has a solid fan base, and also offers a merchandise store with cool kids’ t-shirts and other apparel. The developer is a father of three small children (ages 4, 6, and 8), so the the spark of creating his apps comes from within his family. He uses his in-house child labor team for beta testing and content evaluation, and they love to hear all the user feedback they receive for the apps. Copyright (C) 2015 Whopping Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.