Mapdiva releases Ortelius 2 – Pro Map Design Software for the Mac

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Indianapolis, Indiana – US-Australia-based developer Mapdiva today releases Ortelius 2 creative map design software for the Mac. This unique professional creativity app is a hybrid that lies somewhere between a vector drawing program, such as Illustrator(TM) and a geographic information system (though it’s decidedly not GIS). Ortelius adds tailored functionality for cartography, such as connectable track tools, powerful style engine, library of expert styles and map symbols, and robust templates.

If you’ve ever tried making a map in a standard vector drawing program, you know how tedious it can be. Or, perhaps you’ve lamented how difficult it is to make publication-quality map graphics in a GIS. Ortelius automates many of the tedious tasks in manual cartography with a clear eye towards high-quality graphics, so you can focus your creative energy on content and design.

Ortelius offers three workflows for map-making:
1. Design hand-crafted maps using expert styles, symbols, and special cartography drawing tools.
2. Create maps from beautifully designed world, regional and country templates to customize and make your own.
3. For advanced users, build maps from shapefiles as a starting point for your next creation.

“We’ve modernized Ortelius top to bottom,” say geographer and co-founder, Dr. Jill Saligoe-Simmel, “from under-the-hood performance to forward-facing features like connectable tracks and automatic junctions.” For Mapdiva’s more advanced users, Ortelius 2 includes the highly-requested ability to align layers when importing georeferenced shapefile map data.

Ortelius uses layers to organize your map’s content. Draw roads on a roads layer, rivers on another layer, points of interest on another, and view them all stacked together. Layers are expandable and can be easily reorganized.

From cased (think double-line) roads to patterned fills, Ortelius’ powerful style engine lets you build expert stacked styles which can be as simple or complex as you desire. It comes with a library of over 1800 pre-built styles and map symbols, and these can be copied or cloned to use as a starting point for your own creations. Since it’s a full-fledged vector drawing program, you can even create your own graphics and map symbols, and save them to your user library to use again with future projects. Ortelius’ workflows are thoughtful and efficient, and features like ‘Global Styles’ let you quickly make changes across multiple objects at once.

Importantly, Ortelius lets you draw to scale. For example, 1-inch on your drawing canvas can equal 1-ft or 1-mile/km on the ground. That’s perfect for maps, landscape plans, floorplans and even technical drawings. Beyond crisp maps and graphics, it also has the ability to import and edit raster images. You can export vector PDF and a variety of image formats at a multiple scales and resolutions. Export your entire map, portions of the map in “slices”, individual layers, or selected objects.

Ortelius 2 is available today from Mapdiva.com for $149.99 (USD)/yr annual license or $399 (USD) perpetual license. It is made exclusively for MacOS. A free trial, get started videos, tutorials and multi-lingual user guide are available on their website.

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Mapdiva is dedicated to making intuitive software so users can focus their creative energy on content and design. Founded in 2008 by Graham Cox and Jill Saligoe-Simmel, Mapdiva, LLC develops powerfully easy vector illustration software. Mapdiva, LLC has offices in Indianapolis, IN USA and Armidale, NSW Australia. Copyright (C) 2008-2017 Mapdiva, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Graphic Inspector at $12 on Bundlefox Along With 3 Other Apps

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Toronto (ON) Canada – Zevrix Solutions today announces that Graphic Inspector, the company’s quality control solution for images and vector graphic files, is available on Bundlefox software bundle. With the Bundlefox Pick Your Own Mac Bundle discount concept, users can select 4 out of 10 Indie Mac apps for only $12.

Graphic Inspector is the only tool on the market that both raster images and vector files for potential problems according to specific workflow requirements. The software provides graphic professionals with the most exhaustive info on multiple images and Adobe Illustrator documents, saving the time and hassle of checking each of them manually.

“Graphic Inspector is a surprisingly powerful Mac graphic utility that gives you magic powers,” writes Natalia Nowak on Mac360.com. “It can dig through a whole folder of bitmap images and vector files to pull out the information you need on each file. The app is very powerful, yet instantly understood.”

Graphic Inspector is designed to help users of any trade, whether it’s print, prepress, web design, electronic publishing or digital photography. With its ability to quickly locate files with specific attributes users can, for example, flag files whose color mode is CMYK, format – TIFF, resolution is below 300 dpi, ICC profile isn’t “US Web Coated” and so on. The app offers the following key features:

* Check multiple images and vector graphics files
* Customizable checkup presets
* Common checks such as resolution, color mode, ICC profile and file size
* Professional prepress checks: spot colors, fonts in vector files, image compression and more
* Complete EXIF, IPTC and GPS metadata

Pricing and Availability:
Graphic Inspector can be purchased on Bundlefox as part of a $12 bundle of 4 apps out of 10. Trial version is also available for download. Graphic Inspector requires Mac OS X 10.7-10.12.

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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) 2017 Zevrix Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

File Manager Pro Version 1.0.1 by B-Eng now available on Mac App Store

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Fehraltorf, Switzerland – B-Eng today is proud to announce the release of the latest version of File Manager Pro 1.0.1, their dual panel file manager for Mac Computers. File Manager Pro is a file managing tool for Mac Computers with a dual panel layout that allows easy control and overview when handling and managing files on a Mac computer. The capabilities of File Manager Pro range from basic copy/move/delete tasks to compressing and decompressing files as well as comparing and synching directories, completed with an interactive, visual overview for a drives usage.

Main Features of File Manager:
* One click copy function
* Folder sync
* Folder and file compare
* Interactive, visual disk tools
* Movie posters assignable as file icon
* Direct access for movie info
* Decompress and compress files
* Hex editor

“Like many others I find the Finder rather tiring to work with, especially when remembering that even on very old DOS computers where tools that could be used more intuitively. We decided to bring this feeling back and with a dual panel file manager, where you see both source and target directory for better control. Easier to use, we included a bunch of options that are either missing or complicated in the original Finder. Adding all the special functions that our developers are missing, we ended up with a very powerful tool that is easy to use and comes with everything for office workers like me as well as for dedicated developers. When I gave it to my daughter to check it out I was sure we had the right tool for everybody.” as Christian Schaffner, GM of B-Eng, told about File Manager Pro.

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.11 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 12.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
File Manager Pro 1.0.1 is 18.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. Promo codes are available to members of the press. For more information, please contact Christian Schaffner.

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Located in Fehraltorf, Switzerland, Bachmann Engineering (or B-Eng) is an independant swiss company, specialized in custom electronics and software. Founded in 2003 by Harry Bachmann, the company is very strong in development of custom algorithms for special purposes, adaptive software and prototype design. All Material and Software (C) 2003-2017 B-Eng / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, 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.

Firetask Pro Takes GTD(R) Task Management To New Levels for Mac & iOS

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Eggersdorf/Graz, Austria – Elemental Tools released Firetask Pro, the next generation of Firetask, the leading project-oriented GTD(R) task management app for Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The new app provides tons of new features based on end user feedback including project portfolios, actions for subdividing tasks, iCloud syncing, a new iOS Today widget, and Apple Watch support. Firetask Pro is available immediately from the iTunes and Mac App Store.

“With Firetask Pro we are raising the bar for project-oriented task management apps,” said Gerald Aquila, CEO of Elemental Tools. “By keeping what our users love and optimizing the Firetask workflows based on years of end user feedback we strongly believe that we have created an exceptional GTD task management experience.”

Enhanced Focus Through Optimized Workflows:
The new app provides significant improvements to the collect and focus workflows. “Today” now focuses really on tasks that are marked as starred, or are due today (or already overdue). Upcoming due tasks in the next days as well as next tasks per project are summarized in a new “Next” view. In addition, “Waiting For” has been moved into the “Focus” area and provides a much improved view of your delegated tasks grouped by assignee.

The new “Collect” area groups “Inbox”, “Someday”, and “Scratchpad” together and now supports free reordering of tasks providing you with a more natural way of collecting and organizing thoughts and ideas.

More Order via Portfolios and Actions:
Portfolios allow users to group projects together in order to provide more order for your active projects. Actions provide a simple, but powerful way to subdivide your tasks into individual steps that have to be done before a task can be completed.

Consistent Experience Across Platforms:
Firetask Pro brings much more functionality from the Mac to iOS as well as from the iPad to the iPhone. For instance, all previously Mac-only overviews such as “Priorities” and “Starred” are now also available on iOS. In addition, the new universal iOS app brings “Kanban” and “Dates” views to the iPhone for the very first time enabling you to perform more effective GTD reviews also on the go.

Additional Improvements and Availability:
Additional improvements include a new, improved Today widget on iOS, a very focused Apple Watch app providing quick access to Inbox, Today, Next, and Waiting For lists, Contacts, Calendar and Reminders integrations, and easy to set up syncing via iCloud.

Firetask Pro for iOS and macOS are available from the iTunes and Mac App Store respectively and require iOS 10 and macOS Sierra 10.12. For more information or a free 15 day trial of the Mac version please visit the Firetask website.

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Elemental Tools are Gerald Aquila and Wolfgang Bartelme. We provide practical productivity apps for the Apple ecosystem that we create mainly out of our own needs, but strongly believe are also of great benefit to other users. Gerald Aquila is the founder and CEO of onepoint PROJECTS, a leading provider of hybrid PPM solutions. Wolfgang Bartelme is the CEO of Bartelme Design, a design agency focused on user experience and app design whose designs have already won multiple Apple Design Awards. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2017 Elemental Tools. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, macOS, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. The company and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners as long as they are registered. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Selecciones Reader’s Digest chooses Magzter for digital expansion

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New York, New York – The iconic Selecciones Reader’s Digest from Spain is now available on Magzter, the world’s largest digital magazine newsstand. Published by Global Family Editions, S.A., the magazine inspires, informs and entertains millions of people with its wide variety of stories about people, health, humor, adventures and world events.

The stories in Selecciones Reader’s Digest are written by the best local and international journalists, thereby maintaining a superlative editorial standards. The magazine is now all set to reach millions of Spanish-speaking readers on Magzter. Other editions of Reader’s Digest, namely, US, UK, India, Canada and International are already available on Magzter.

In the latest issue of Selecciones Reader’s Digest, read an amazing story of survival and comeback of a woman who lost her arm after a shark attack. Also, learn how to become emotionally smart and read how some of the world’s most respected corporations have gone out of their way to deceive us in the latest issue.

“We’re proud to place a timeless magazine like Selecciones Reader’s Digest at this huge online magazine newsstand as Magzter. We hope that our most-read publication will excite millions of Magzter’s readers as it has been doing since it was started as a paper in Spain in the 50s. We’re happy to get into the digital world with this easy-to-use platform.” – Natalia Alonso, Selecciones Reader’s Digest, Global Family Editions, S. A.

“It gives us immense pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Spain’s most favorite magazine, Selecciones Reader’s Digest. With over 6 decades of editorial brilliance to its credit, the magazine stamps its authority on readers of all age groups. We firmly believe that the magazine will become a best-seller right away on Magzter.” – Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc.

“We share a great rapport with several editions of Reader’s Digest across the globe, and we are now excited to add its Spanish edition on Magzter. Selecciones Reader’s Digest carries the legacy of the legendary Reader’s Digest brand by publishing inspiring, informative and well-researched columns in every issue, which will surely strike a chord with the Spanish-speaking readers on Magzter.” – Vijay Radhakrishnan, President, Magzter Inc.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Magzter – Digital Magazine Newsstand 6.14 is free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the News category. Published monthly, Selecciones Reader’s Digest is priced at EUR 9.90 for an annual subscription on Magzter. Selecciones Reader’s Digest also comes as a treat to Magzter GOLD users, who can enjoy reading it along with 4,000+ other international digital magazines. The Magzter app is also available on the web, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Kindle Fire and is expanding to more platforms soon. Magzter’s easy purchase and renewal systems ensure subscriptions are paid on time, eliminating the need for paper checks and postal mail issues. Users can buy their magazines on any of the above devices/platforms and seamlessly port their purchases to any other devices, a feature unique to Magzter.

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Magzter is the world’s largest and fastest growing global digital magazine newsstand with over 35 million digital consumers, more than 9,200 magazines from over 4,000 publishers. Headquartered in New York, Magzter has its local offices in London, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Cape Town, Chennai, Singapore and Tokyo and will soon be expanding to other countries. Founded by global entrepreneurs, Girish Ramdas and Vijay Radhakrishnan in June 2011, Magzter enables magazine publishers around the world to create and deliver digital editions of their titles to global consumers. Powered by its proprietary OREY Click Publishing System(R), Magzter also enables their customers to publish interactive/audio-visual content in the magazine as it supports HTML5. Magzter launched Magzter GOLD subscription service to give digital readers unlimited access to thousands of magazines for a low monthly price. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2017 Magzter Inc. 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.

LinkOptimizer Lite 5 for Adobe InDesign Introduces Batch Processing

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Toronto (ON) Canada – Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of LinkOptimizer Lite 5, a major upgrade to the low-cost version of company’s image processing solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks allowing users to significantly reduce the size of InDesign links, reduce production costs, and repurpose InDesign documents for web and mobile devices.

The new version adds a the ability to process multiple InDesign documents with a single click – a major productivity enhancement for publishers, graphic designers and print professionals. The upgrade also adds support for InDesign books and introduces numerous improvements in user interface, stability, memory management and performance.

“Today LinkOptimizer batched a huge book project and another magazine project in minutes vs. hours. Now I can take the afternoon off and drink beer,” says Brian Donahue, owner of Bedesign studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Thanks for freeing up my afternoon, rather than doing production work.”

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats. LinkOptimizer Lite offers the following main features:

* Resize images to match their InDesign dimensions at target resolution
* Reduce link size by eliminating excess image data
* Batch process InDesign files
* Convert colors and apply ICC profile
* Merge layers and delete hidden ones
* Optimize files for web and mobile devices

The full version of the software also lets users convert image formats, run Photoshop actions and process duplicate links. As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer Lite can be purchased from Zevrix website for $179.95 USD (full version: $259.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The upgrade from previous Lite versions is $89.97 (full version: $130). LinkOptimizer requires Mac OS X 10.7-10.12 and Adobe InDesign / Photoshop CS5-CC 2017.

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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) 2017 Zevrix Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Introducing Simpleum Store: 30% off SimpleumSafe Encryption App for Mac

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Hamburg, Germany – In celebration of this release, The Simpleum Media GmbH is pleased to announce a website sale promotion, offering a 30% discount on SimpleumSafe for Mac. The company is also introducing their new Store. SimpleumSafe is an easy-to-use app for password-based encryption of personal and professional data. Thanks to proven AES-256 encryption technology, used by government, banks and industrial enterprise, all kinds of digital information are well protected against attacks from the Internet, as well as unauthorized access.

Ingeniously simple, simply ingenious. SimpleumSafe combines intuitive operation and ease-of-use. Much of what users have already learned during daily use of the Mac can be applied using the Encryption-App.

Opening the safe and decryption of files is done via a user-defined password. Moreover, SimpleumSafe offers numerous tools for importing, organizing, tagging, and editing of the files. SimpleumSafe is designed for the average consumer, who wants to protect and archive personal information, as well as for companies who are interested to protect personal information and secret documents from unauthorized access.

Features:
* Simple and intuitive usability
* Strong encryption with AES-256
* Extensive support of Drag & Drop
* Organize files similar to Mac Finder
* Mark files and folders with tags
* Store safe locally, on USB device, and in the cloud
* Create as many Safes as you want
* Comment files and folders
* Mark files as Favorites for fast access
* Number of files and size is only limited by the free space of your device
* Show file content for Microsoft Office and iWorks documents, PDF, Images, Text, Movies, Audio and more
* Target directory chooser (Import, Copy, …) shows the last 10 used directories for faster selection
* Picture viewer

New in Version 1.3.0 for Mac:
* App-to-App Drag & Drop: You can e.g. drag an mail, appointments, contacts, photos etc. directly into a safe.

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or higher
* 30.2 MB

Special Price:
SimpleumSafe 1.3.0.1 for Mac is available 22nd thru 23rd of July 2017, for the promotional price of $12.60 USD (instead of $17.99) on the Simpleum website. It is available in German and English.

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Simpleum Media GmbH was founded in January 2016 in Hamburg (Germany) and promotes the responsible use of personal and professional data by straightforward operability of software. All Material and Software (C) 2016 Simpleum Media GmbH / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac 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.

XEffects 3D Video Walls Plugin Released for Final Cut Pro X

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Boston, Massachusetts – FxFactory today released a new Final Cut Pro X plugin called XEffects 3D Video Walls. Developed by partner Idustrial Revolution, the plugin allows the user to add moving video or still images to dynamic and visually striking video walls in 3D space. The user can start with one of the 45 built-in presets or construct a wall to their exact design.

The plugin’s flexibility allows the user to choose the individual panel shape, the number and layout of panels along with the choice of material, position in 3D space and depth of field. A choice of pre-programmed moves allow the wall to animate in and out with the panels tumbling as an option.

“The editor can use a single panel positioned in 3D space with reflections and depth of field or put together a tumbling panel of 15 cells in 3 rows ” said Peter Wiggins, plugin developer at Idustrial Revolution “It took us time to get the shapes exactly right and that’s why they line up so beautifully into a wall”

The plugin has many possible uses from promoting a product, providing a visually interesting image behind a green screen presenter to broadcast promos, show opens and closers.

Features:
* All 45 Plugins work with video or images
* Constructed as titles, these plugins avoid cumbersome drop zones for better speed, timing and easy tweaking
* Adjust edge material type, lighting and environment
* Adjust shape thickness and choose front and back edge shapes
* Position anywhere onscreen at any size and any angle with depth of field
* Automatic animations for a choice of tumble or linear in/out moves
* Precise built-in font allows the pixel perfect building of multiscreen displays
* Stack multiple copies on top for different media in each shape
* Pin sharp results even in 4K timelines

“I hope Final Cut Pro X editors have as much fun using the plugin for their productions as we did developing it” said Wiggins “We still haven’t exhausted the number of different cool walls that this plugin can make with a few clicks!”

3D Video walls is being launched at a discounted price of $49 for a month. Idustrial Revolution’s designers and editors have been at the forefront of using Apple technology and software in creating content for broadcasters, corporate users and videographers. They have been successfully producing products for Final Cut Pro for over 10 years.

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Established in 2004, Boston, Massachusetts-based FxFactory is an innovative developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast community. Their products are integrated with popular non-linear editing and compositing products from Apple and Adobe. Copyright (C) 2017 Noise Industries. 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 and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

New Logo Maker Shop app lets businesses get creative with their branding

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Seoul, Korea – The latest product from innovative app design company Limepresso is already making waves. Logo Maker Shop puts the power to create bold and beautiful logos in the hands of business owners and marketing departments everywhere. Companies can now forfeit the expense of costly designers, thanks to Logo Maker Shop’s pre-loaded, editable templates. Even those with limited creative skills will be able to benefit from the user-friendly interface that the app provides.

“We wanted to turn the design process on its head,” explains Limepresso CEO Sangwon Kim. “Logo Maker Shop is about disrupting the status quo and empowering businesses to tackle their branding without the need for expensive design agencies. We want business owners to be able to take a creative approach to their branding and achieve the perfect logo, shaped to their own precise requirements.”

Logo Maker Shop 1.0 achieves this by making more than 1,000 templates available to the app’s users. The templates mean that those wanting a logo don’t have to start from scratch. Instead, they can use the professionally designed templates as a springboard in order to develop their own unique logo. The process is incredibly easy – users can create logos in a matter of minutes.

Backing up the 1,000+ logo templates is a vast design resource bank, which includes more than 5,000 fonts, symbols and background design resources. Each element can be used to edit the logo templates in order to make them utterly unique without making the design process overly complicated.

“Ease of use was at the heart of what we set out to achieve,” continues Limepresso CEO Sangwon Kim. “We want to democratize the process of logo making and open it up to all. That meant the Logo Maker Shop app had to be intuitive and easy to use, even with a vast library of resources at users’ disposal.”

The company has certainly achieved its aim. Logo Maker Shop enables users to quickly select their preferred template and adapt it to suit their personal preferences. Having been built as a universal (iPhone/iPad) app with iCloud support, Logo Maker Shop’s logos can be saved and edited anytime, anywhere. iCloud makes sharing designs between devices simplicity itself. There’s even a nifty auto-save built in during the logo editing process, so that users can’t inadvertently lose their work.

The real beauty of Logo Maker Shop is the way it blends practicality with creativity. Mistakes are easy to rectify, making the app ideal for those who’ve never tried their hand at logo design before. Meanwhile, finished products can be exported as high resolution PNG or JPEG images, with the ability to save transparent PNG images up to 4096 x 4096 resolution.

Of course, for many businesses, the key driver behind the desire to create their own logo is cost. British Logo Design reports that the average start-up in the UK spends between GBP150 and GBP250 on their company logo, while the average small business spends between GBP500 and GBP750. For large companies, that cost rises to between 6,000 and 10,000 GBP, with vast corporate entities spending as much as millions. Logo Maker Shop gives businesses the opportunity to save hundreds if not thousands of pounds on creating superb logos that are perfectly suited to their individual needs and branding objectives.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* 156 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Logo Maker Shop 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. For more information, please contact Sangwon Kim or visit Logo Maker Shop’s official website.

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Officially founded in May 2013, Limepresso has grown from one app to a small dedicated team building apps for apps for the iPhone and iPad platforms. They love building great products for their customers. The company’s mission is to produce essential apps that people enjoy every day to enhance their creativity and productivity. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013-2017 Limepresso. 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.

70 Year Old Artist Creates Art Tools for the iPad Pro & Apple Pencil

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Lyndeborough, New Hampshire – Pirate’s Moon, Inc. today is proud to announce the release of MyArtTools 1.1.3, an important update to their popular drawing app, created exclusively for use with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil. MyArtTools allows artists to take full advantage of the precision of the Apple Pencil, with the large screen iPad Pro.

MyArtTools offers a large number of features that make it valuable as both an artistic tool, and a business tool. The app was developed to emulate real-life artistic media, including pastels, brushes, pencil, conte, and other mediums. The tools respond perfectly to the precision capabilities of the Apple Pencil/iPad Pro combination, which work together with MyArtTools to create a serious artist’s tool.

MyArtTools developer Richard Hoeper grew up along the water’s edge in a small town in Florida, exposed to a naturally beautiful environment which included expansive vistas of water, tropical sunrises and sunsets, and tropical foliage. His college studies earned him both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Information Science, and his development experience provided an ability to write code, allowing him to bring a unique approach to the creation of his drawing app.

“As a traditional artist with many years of experience, I wanted to bring to the tablet screen the equivalent of my drawing pad with virtual tools that suited me, including pastels, brushes, conte and other media. Various applications I’d tried didn’t satisfy this desire,” says Richard. “When the iPad 2 was released in 2011, I developed a proof-of-concept for a drawing app, but was frustrated when trying to create precision drawing tools for use with a finger as a drawing tool. When the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil debuted, I knew my dreams had come true.”

As an artistic tool, the app offers:
* 16 Drawing, sketching and painting tools
* Multiple drawing layers
* Ability to import images from the iPad Photos Album
* Ability to capture images with the iPad’s built-in cameras
* Share creations via Email, Text Messages, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Weibo

Business users will appreciate the following features:
* The ability to create multi-layered presentations
* Presentations shared wirelessly to Apple TV via AirPlay
* Rapidly prototype designs
* Extensive help files included

MyArtTools offers sixteen drawing/painting tools in the Tool Panel in addition to utility tools, like selection, eraser, eye dropper and color pickers. A good number of the app’s tools require the precision of the Apple Pencil, including the Pencil, Pen, Pastel, Brush, Conte, Spray Can, and Free Form Shape tools.

What’s New in Version 1.1.3:
* Pencil tool smoothing is improved
* Pencil tool offers velocity control (see help files for full description)
* Minor bug fixes for the Tool Properties panel
* Image Panel: correctly adds portrait-oriented front-camera zoomed-images
* Image Panel: correctly adds portrait-oriented rear-camera zoomed-images
* Image Panel: canvas added-image-placement now mirrors editing-placement
* Revised and simplified combining visible layers in the Layers Panel
* Overview how-to video is available

“I’m proud of the results of my work, the application’s tools look quite similar to what can be found on canvas or paper in any artist’s studio,” continues Richard. “The app had humble beginnings as a Flash app, and has finally come into its own with the availability of the big-screen iPad Pro and it’s Apple Pencil accessory. It has taken more than a year to create the app in Swift, and to refine it down to the artistic tools that this app offers. I will continue to refine the app until it takes its well-deserved place among the top artist’s tools available on the iPad Pro.”

Device Requirements:
* 12.9-inch iPad Pro
* Requires iOS 10.1 or later
* 28.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
MyArtTools 1.1.3 is only $4.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment and Social Networking categories. Potential buyers of the app should note that MyArtTools requires a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, as some of the drawing tools included in the app are too small to respond properly to a finger touch. Review copies are available upon request to members of the press.

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