May 2015 Archived News

PhatWare Updates WritePad SDK for iOS, Adds Swift Sample Code
Posted 5/13/2015 at 16:08 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Spokane based PhatWare Corporation today announces their WritePad handwriting recognition Software Development Kit (SDK) version 5.1 for Apple iOS. WritePad SDK 5.1 enables third-party app developers and OEMs to leverage state-of-the-art handwriting recognition software for Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The updates SDK now includes new sample code demonstrating integration with apps developed in Swift language.

Haven - A Creative Writing Tool for Mac OS X
Posted 5/13/2015 at 16:07 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Wow!Systems today releases Haven 1.0, a new writing tool for Mac OS X that helps all kinds of amateur and professional writers to get inspired and focused on their writing. There are many writing tools, but what writers really need is a good place to write. Haven offers several different locations/themes as well as some of the most used creative writing techniques and tools, including a character builder, plot generator, a timer, and more. Haven is not just a tool, but a place to write.

Horizon 3 for iPhone - Calendar + Weather
Posted 5/13/2015 at 16:07 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Independent developer, Kyle Rosenbluth today introduces Horizon 3, a major update to his popular productivity app for iOS devices. Your new favorite calendar app is here. Completely rebuilt from the ground up, Horizon utilizes the latest technologies your iPhone offers to bring you an entirely new way to plan, and enjoy your calendar. Featuring event creation, smart search, full weather forecasts and more, Horizon isnt just another calendar app, its the ultimate tool for planning your life.

Filemaker 14 includes productivity enhancements
Posted 5/12/2015 at 15:24 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Filemaker 14 includes productivity enhancements such as a Script Workspace, mobile browser support for FileMaker WebDirect, better support for multiple platforms, a new Launch Center to organization solutions and more.

Power APP released Version 1.6.0 of Battery Doc for iOS
Posted 5/12/2015 at 15:19 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Power App AG today announces Battery Doc 1.6.0, an important feature update to their popular battery management app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Battery Doc uses proprietary algorithms to determine the remaining uptime for the device. The displayed numbers either show the remaining uptime for the actual state of the device or the remaining uptime for specific uses. Version 1.6.0 contains minor bug fixes as well as a few additional options for the Apple Watch.

xScan 4.0 for Mac - Monitor The Health of a Single Mac or Multiple Macs
Posted 5/12/2015 at 15:19 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
ADNX Software today announces xScan 4.0, an important update to their popular system monitor utility for Mac OS X. The software is available in two versions. xScanSolo allows users to monitor the behavior and health of a single Mac. xScanPro allows monitoring multiple Macs from any remote location. Version 4.0 sports a modern interface, which includes 12 customizable widgets that allow users to configure the display differently for each computer, according to the specific needs of each machine.

NeoFinder 6.7 released for OS X - Keep Track of your Digital Files
Posted 5/12/2015 at 15:18 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Norbert M. Doerner has released NeoFinder for Mac 6.7 (was CDFinder). NeoFinder makes it easier than ever to keep track of your digital files, photos, songs, movies, fonts on hard drives, USB sticks, servers, Blu-ray disks, DVD-ROMs, CDROMs, and any other digital media. NeoFinder generates thumbnails and reads a lot of metadata during cataloging, for powerful search possibilities. The new version has improved cataloging of RAW, DPX, and Open Office files, and more.

MileBug 3.1 for iOS adds Push Notifications and Cloud Stability
Posted 5/12/2015 at 15:18 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Izatt Apps today announces MileBug 3.1, an update to their popular GPS mile tracker for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Perfect for the mobile professional and entrepreneur, MileBug is a beautiful GPS mile tracker app that makes it easy to track your tax-deductible mileage on your mobile device. Version 3.1 for iOS adds Push Notifications and brings greater stability to the MileBug Cloud, a cloud solution that will allow iOS and Android devices to share and sync data.

UpKeep Project Management 2.0 for iOS - With Apple Watch Support
Posted 5/12/2015 at 15:18 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
California based UpKeep Maintenance Management today announces UpKeep Project Management 2.0.5, an update to its namesake business app for iOS devices. UpKeep combines group communication and project management in one simple and beautifully designed mobile app. It is an affordable and modern way to keep track of all of your maintenance work orders, tasks, and assets all from your mobile device. Currently 100% free, version 2.0 includes Apple Watch support and a big design upgrade.

PDFExtractor - Extracts images, fonts, text, and more from PDF files
Posted 5/12/2015 at 15:17 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Briksoftware today introduces PDFExtractor 1.0 for OS X and Windows. PDFExtractor is an utility that extracts images, fonts, text, attachments and metadata from PDF documents. The strong point of this utility is the thoroughly designed user interface which makes it extremely easy to use and can be operated with a simple drag and drop operation. The application is available as a full-featured free demo that allows the user to process the first page of each PDF document.

DCBM Releases Update for Word Writer Pro - Popular Mac Word Processor
Posted 5/11/2015 at 20:49 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Word Writer Pro 1.2.1 by DCBM Co., Ltd enable users to open Word documents and Microsoft Office format documents with ease and without any hassle. Word Writer Pro is a magic, easy-to-use word processor that can make the writing and the picture have perfect layout, support Retina resolutions and export all the comman formats: .pdf, .rtf, .doc and more. Boasting some new quality features, this new update is stated to take the proficiency of this software to a whole new paradigm.

Power APP releases Password Keyboard 1.0 to handle Logins and Passwords
Posted 5/11/2015 at 20:49 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Power APP today introduces Password Keyboard 1.0.0, their new password utility developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Password Keyboard is aimed to simplify handling passwords and logins by using a keyboard that is using links to login, the login itself and the needed password instead of letters. The security settings go as far as to offer self-destruction and deleting of all settings after entering the wrong password a set number of times.

Arq Backup 4.11.3
Posted 5/09/2015 at 13:34 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Arq Backup 4.11.3 fixed an issue where budget enforcement fails when objects are missing in old backup records; fixed an issue where Arq doesn't properly store the destination's secret key when adoping a backup set, causing it to prompt for the secret key again; fixed an issue where Arq doesn't retry on HTTP 509 errors from OneDrive; increased the HTTP timeout to 90 seconds to get around issues with OneDrive; re-added the Relocate button, in addition to the Detach/Attach button; performance improvements; updated the app's icon and updated URLs to point to the new arqbackup.com domain.


Safari 8.0.6 includes security updates
Posted 5/08/2015 at 0:55 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Safari 8.0.6 includes security updates and is recommended for all users.

Notebooks 8 for iOS adds PDF Reader and Background Sync for Dropbox
Posted 5/05/2015 at 13:58 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Independent developer Alfons Schmid today announces Notebooks 8 for iPad and iPhone, a major upgrade to his productivity application which integrates text processing, document organization and task management. Notebooks 8 adds a full featured PDF reader with annotations, search, bookmarks and more. It also tightens its integration with Dropbox by adding automatic synchronization and background refresh, which makes Dropbox sync a "set and forget" experience in Notebooks.

LinkedPIXEL Announces Scribblify 4.0 for iOS - Imaginative Paint App
Posted 5/05/2015 at 13:58 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Celebrating the fourth anniversary of this unique and imaginative drawing app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, linkedPIXEL today announces the release of Scribblify 4.0. The update contains dozens of all new brushes and enhancements and has been fully optimized for iPhone 6+ and iOS 8+. Scribblify comes packed with 112 fun and original brushes and backgrounds (84 in the free version), many mirror and kaleidoscope drawing modes, dynamic color effects, a smudge tool and more.

Econ Technologies Updates ChronoSync For Mac To 4.6.1
Posted 5/05/2015 at 13:58 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Econ Technologies today releases ChronoSync 4.6.1, the professional-quality, 3-in-1 app that Mac owners rely upon for standard backup, bootable backup, and folder synchronization. The app takes backup and synchronization performance to a whole new level. ChronoSync 4.6.1 is more than a maintenance release containing new features to go along with several fixes. Most notably, version 4.6.1 improves efficiency of backing up package files and maintaining bootable backups.

Indigo Domotics Releases New iOS Control Client
Posted 5/04/2015 at 21:06 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Indigo Domotics today announces Indigo Touch 2.0, a major update of its popular control client for iOS devices. Indigo Touch is optimized for remotely controlling lighting, appliances, HVAC, ceiling fans, sprinklers and more. It will automatically connect to the required Indigo Smart Home Hub software installed in your home on a Mac, to communicate with Z-Wave, INSTEON and/or X10 compatible hardware. This major version adds many new features including full support for all Indigo device types.

1Password 5.3.1 adds license purchase to the App
Posted 5/04/2015 at 16:36 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
1Password 5.3.1 adds the ability for 1Password licenses to be purchased from within 1Password itself.

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