Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Dropzone 3 3.6.7 - Open, transfer, and install files by drag-and-drop.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:10

Dropzone 3 (was Dropzone) makes it faster and easier to get things done. Drag a file onto the dock icon and your fully customizable grid of destinations flies smoothly out using core animation. Drop the file onto a destination and Dropzone will take care of the rest. Whether you're installing an app, uploading a file to an FTP server or sharing your photos on Flickr.

  • Launch Applications - Sometimes you want to keep an application quickly available, but you don't want it taking up space in your Dock. Simply add it to your Dropzone grid, and then you can launch the app by clicking on it in Dropzones grid, or you can drag files or folders onto it.
  • Install Applications - Drag a DMG onto the Install Application destination, and Dropzone mounts the disk image, finds the application inside, copies it to your applications folder, launches it, ejects the disk image and moves it to the trash for you.
  • Flickr Upload - Drop a bunch of pictures on to the Flickr Upload destination and Dropzone uploads them for you. It can even copy the direct image URL to the clipboard so you can paste it to a friend. You can also setup multiple accounts.
  • FTP Upload - You can setup as many FTP servers as you like with Dropzone. If you hold down option while dragging, Dropzone will even zip up the files or folders for you before uploading and put the URL on the clipboard.
  • Save Text - Drop some text onto the Save Text destination, Dropzone asks you for a name, and saves it for you. Great for storing those little snippets of text that you don't want to lose.
  • Copy or Move Files - Sometimes you want to copy or move a file or folder somewhere else on your Mac. Dropzone lets you setup destinations that do this. Underneath, Dropzone uses the fast and powerful Rsync file transfer tool to do its work.
  • Zip and Email - The Zip & Email destination zips up the dragged files and adds them as a Mail attachment, all ready to send. A simple and convenient time saver.
  • Extend Dropzone - Dropzone has a powerful Ruby based API that allows you to script Dropzone to do whatever you need. Not only that, but all the code for the destinations above is open source. So you can help us make Dropzone even better!

Version 3.6.7:
  • Replaced CocoaDialog with Pashua
  • Fixed issues with non-64 bit helper tools

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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iBackup Viewer 4.0610 - Browse and manage iOS backups.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:06

iBackup Viewer manages to extract information from iPhone and iPad backups, including contacts, call history, SMS messages, Web visits, website bookmarks, photos, and iPhone apps.

How does it work? iTunes backs up iPhone and iPad contents into unreadable database and files. This makes it difficult to get necessary information for the backed up files. iBackup Viewer loads and parses the iPhone backups, extracts those useful data, and converts them to a readable format for viewing. iBackup Viewer also supports to extract data of encrypted backups.

What can iBackup Viewer do? We offer two versions of iBackup Viewer, free and pro, which offers advanced functions. With both version of iBackup Viewer, you can get most of the important and useful data from iOS backups, including:

  • Add contact people and groups to Apple Address Book
  • Show call history and save to a well formatted text file
  • Show SMS messages conversation, and save to text file
  • Convert SMS messages to a PDF file with the form of the conversation.
  • Show WhatsApp messages in the same way as SMS messages.
  • Generate html files for messages
  • Manage voice memos and recordings
  • Manage notes
  • Manage Web history and URL bookmarks, sync bookmarks to Desktop and Safari
  • Browse photos in thumbnails, export photos to chosen location
  • List iPhone / iPad apps and data
  • Preview apps' data, and export to specified file
  • Copy files from iOS devices to computer, vice versa
  • Transfer files from iOS device to another by copy-and-paste
  • Copy iPod library on iPhone to computer.

Version 4.0610:
  • Fixes crashes problem while playing voicemail by double clicking.
  • Fixes problem of listing raw files.
  • Various bug fixes.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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TexturePacker 4.8.1 - Creates and optimizes sprite sheets.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:02

TexturePacker creates and optimizes sprite sheets for game and web development.

  • Fully automated sprite sheet packing
  • Graphical user interface and command line
  • Image optimizations for 16-bit pixel formats, including dithering
  • Support for PVR images
  • High quality scaling algorithms
  • Direct support for: Cocos2D, Sparrow framework, libgdx, JavaScript/HTML5

Free for basic use - advanced features require a license.

Version 4.8.1: Features
  • PixiJS: support rotated sprites
  • UI issues
  • Problem with case-sensitive file systems
  • Width field in scaling variants

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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What you need to do when you inherit a Mac

MacCentral - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 08:00

The loss of a loved one is devastating. When this gets tied up with a technical support issue? Even worse. Mac 911 recently received several emails from Macworld readers who inherited, purchased, or were given computers or iOS devices by people who have passed away. They have enough password information to use the Macs successfully, sometimes for years. But then an event occurs that requires resetting the machine.

Macworld reader Andrew has a Mac given to him a few years ago by a now-deceased acquaintance. He attempted to disable FileVault after upgrading to High Sierra. After restarting, the Mac presented a lock screen and asked for a code to enter. It that didn’t resemble anything he’d previously used. (It’s unclear from his email whether it was a Find My Mac style lock (which seems unlikely as it would seemingly require someone with that account to mark it as lost) or the firmware password.)

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Google-free Android kit tipped to sell buckets

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:36
China, you see, has its own chocolate factories

Some optimists are betting on Google own-brand devices to save the smartwatch. Others are betting that new generations of Google-free Android-based hardware will do the same thing. And one of the latter is IDC.…

Have the app serve as Wi-Fi access point

iOS Programming - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:26

I’m not sure if this is possible, but the scenario is this. I want to have the iOS app create a hotspot or anything that it can serve as Wi-Fi access point. And in this case, for example an iOT device/hardware can connect to the iOS app/phone.

I need direction, I don’t know where to start. Thanks!

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Prizmo 3.5.1 - $49.95

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:17

Prizmo 3 is a scanning application with optical character recognition (OCR) in over 40 languages with powerful editing capability, text-to-speech, and iCloud support.

No matter what capture device is at hand, Prizmo is the key for scanning and performing OCR. It works with pictures taken with your iPhone, iPad, or digital camera; with documents coming from connected or Wi-Fi scanners; even with screenshots! It will help you easily scan any documents (invoices, receipts, boards, giant advertisements...) of any sizes (US Letter, US Legal, A4, and custom)...

  • Specific processing for business cards, multipage texts and images
  • Input file formats: regular photo files including JPEG, RAW, TIFF, as well as PDF files (even multipage)
  • Input options: digital cameras (iPhone, iPad, DSLRs...), camera tethering, connected and Wi-fi scanners, screenshots, snap any text from your screen
  • State-of-the-art OCR technology in 40 Languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
  • Detection of 3 types of regions: texts, images and numbers
  • OCR editing and correction: add, delete, merge and reorder regions on the one hand, edit text for correcting mistakes on the other hand
  • Automatic frame detection: lay the page, snap it, and let Prizmo handle the cropping
  • Automatic text orientation detection
  • Perspective correction to compensate camera point-of-view
  • Non-linear lens distortion correction
  • Page curvature correction for books and magazines
  • Real-time OCR results: moving/resizing region frames immediately updates text results
  • Resolution increase: image enhancement allows OCR results where OCR is generally not even thinkable
  • Output formats: image files (JPEG, PNG, TIFF), and text files (PDF with Spotlight-searchable text, RTF, TXT) - even multipage!
  • Export to the Evernote, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and WebDAV online services
  • Online translation into 23 languages
  • Accessibility feedback for the OCR processing (blank, blurry image, etc.)
  • Text-to-Speech for reading scanned texts: over 70 high-quality voices in 26 languages with navigation settings and interactive reading progress display (available for free in OS X Preferences)
  • Enhanced for the Retina display.

Version 3.5.1:
  • Camera tethering is working again on macOS High Sierra. It had been previously disabled because of a reability issue with macOS 10.12.
  • Improved Screen Text Snapping feature to enable it on multi-display setup that don't have separate Spaces.
  • Improved default sizing and positioning of document windows.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the detection of application updates. If you are affected by this bug in a version older than 3.5.1, you need to re-download the latest version of Prizmo manually from our website (direct link:
  • Fixed 'Preserve Line Breaks' behavior for text regions. Now these text regions also export correctly to PDF.
  • Updated text rendering quality in PDF output (hidden or visible text).
  • Updated the crash reports framework.

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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ViMangaReader 1.1 - Discover, follow, read, and download manga.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:13

ViMangaReader lets you easily keep up-to-date with your favorite manga by subscribing to them through various online sources and letting ViMangaReader automatically update them when new chapters become available. Download them for offline reading, or enjoy them as soon as they become available!

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

Version 1.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor

  • Added support for (Alpha)
  • Added a '' to '' converter in the File menu.

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Easy Markdown 1.6.1 - Create Web pages using markdown.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:11

Easy Markdown lets you create Web pages just writing plain text with Markdown simple syntax. A text written in Markdown is a plain text which looks correctly to humans as text and automatically translates in a correctly web pages coded in html.

Inside the application the user can create nice formatted text on the left, and automatically have good looking web pages on the right. Using Easy Markdown is simple and effective and you will get benefit even if you are an html or Markdown expert. Easy markdown is the perfect editor for Markdown text. The text written on the left of the page (in normal text) becomes automatically a web page on the right of the window as-you-type.

You immediately see the result and how it changes at any single keystroke (images included) . No coding required, and you can copy the html code (the body, the full page or the full page with used CSS embedded) in a click. You can just port the copied code in a true html environment in a single copy and paste operation and you will have the same page online. A lot of people and company already use Markdown because it is simply to master and offer the advantage to have both text and web in a single source. Easy Markdown was realized to make all this more easy then ever.

Easy Markdown allows to open end edit directly 66 different types of text file such as TEXT, TXT, HTML, CSS and so on. The application offers many helping tool to better format the page. You can create correctly formatted web page without remembering the markdown rules thanks to the help from the app. At any time your can copy in addition also the RTF text to use it in other apps. The snippets manager allows to have repetitive text ready to paste in any opened document


  • Optimized for OS X 10.11 El Capitan, runs also on OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Shows the text and the auto generated web page as-you-type the plain text
  • Can show both text, web and html code in collapsable split views.
  • Can copy the text, the html and an RTF version with a single click
  • Enhanced editor with line numbers
  • Smooth web update as-you-type.
  • Variable font size for editor, html view and web view.
  • Instant change of CSS in use upgrades the web page
  • Tags applicable rows can now be applied to more then one row per time with a single command selecting the rows and clicking the tool in the toolbar
  • When you select one or more rows, if common tags or none is applied to the start of all rows, it is evidenced in the toolbar
  • Common tags can be applied to all rows even if the selection doesn't include the start of the first row
  • After applying a tag row (start of line or end of line) the entire row is selected
  • Full Undo working with all the command that can apply Tags, Marks, and Snippets.
  • Snippets manager to have repetitive text ready to paste
  • Copy of the html code (body only, page, full page with CSS embedded) in 1 click
  • Show images online as you insert the link
  • PDF User Guide included

We are sure you will love Easy Markdown. Money back if you aren't satisfied with Easy Markdown!

Version 1.6.1:
  • Bug Fixes
  • Various optimizations

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Chatty for Facebook Messenger 2.5.2 - Lightweight Facebook chat.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:07

Chatty for Facebook Messenger is a lightweight, but fully functional app for chatting with your Facebook friends. It is a whole new way of keeping in touch with your buddies.

  • Messenger functionality.
  • Supports Retina display.
  • Choose the appearance that fits for you for the best experience.
  • Compact mode - to make chatting more comfortable on smaller screens.
  • Manage your messages, friend requests and the rest of your activities from menu bar.
  • Get built-in notifications instantly to stay up to date with requests, likes, comments and so on.
  • Send replies from the notifications.
  • Search in messages and group conversations.
  • Send stickers and download directly from the Sticker Store.
  • Create groups and text with your friends.
  • Send photos and files with drag-and-drop.
  • Easy and secure Facebook Login with 2-step verification

Version 2.5.2:
  • Minor improvements.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Organize:Me 4.9.69 - Personal task manager.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:05

The new OrganizeMe is the task manager for you if you're really serious about getting your stuff done! It is easy to use, but still supports your organizational method of choice -- from Getting Things Done (GTD) to PRINCE. It's available on Windows, Mac, iPad, and iPhone with free Cloud Sync to share your tasks between all installations. This makes it easy to use the same tool wherever you are -- no matter if you have a PC, Mac, or just an iPad in front of you.

Basic task-management features:

  • Easy-to-use, intuitive interface with multiple themes
  • Supports your favorite organization method (like GTD or Contexts)
  • Quick-Add window and system-wide shortcuts to capture new tasks
  • Drop emails, Web links, or files on Organize to convert them to tasks
  • Powerful review features (daily, weekly, monthly) with reminders
  • Really flexible in structuring your tasks: supports subtasks, subprojects, subcontexts
  • Cloud and Wi-Fi sync with all editions of Organize:Me and Organize:Pro
  • Free iPhone edition

OrganizeMe for Mac, iPad, and iPhone is available in English and German.

Version 4.9.69:
  • [NEW] Support for Docker based Private Cloud Server installations
  • [UPDATE] Updated Cloud Sharing and Cloud Login dialogs
  • [UPDATE] Improved Cloud Sync stability

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Taskfabric 4.9.69 - Task and project manager with mind maps and to-do lists for teams.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:02

The Taskfabric project and task manager was built for freelancers, project managers and professional users. With powerful features to manage and share large task lists, track task delegations and task progress. Taskfabric 2 is your perfect companion for every meeting and for managing your projects.

With Taskfabric you can add a formatted note, file attachments and web links to each task to keep everything you need for your tasks in one place. Modern project management standards, like GTD (Getting Things Done), contexts, AID and RACI, are fully supported.

  • Simple: Easy to use, intuitive interface with multiple themes
  • Beautiful: Choose your favorite layout from different UI Themes
  • Powerful: Supports leading project management methods (like GTD, Contexts, PMBOK, PRINCE2)
  • Review: By date (daily, weekly, monthly) or duration
  • Flexible: Give your projects structure: subtasks, sub-projects, sub-contexts
  • Meetings: Supports you during meetings (AID classification - Action, Information, Decision)
  • RACI Task Delegation: Makes task delegation and tracking easy (RACI matrix - Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed)
  • Dashboard: Easily manage multiple projects with the Project Dashboard
  • Templates and defaults for tasks: Set default values for new tasks
  • System Integration: Quick-Add window and system-wide shortcuts to capture new tasks
  • Plays well with Others: Drag-and-drop emails, web links or files on Organize to create follow-up tasks
  • Calendar Integration: Display your calendar entries side by side with your tasks
  • Taskfabric Cloud2 Sync: Free cloud based auto-sync for your tasks on all major platforms
  • Free online access: Easy access with your web browser from anywhere. Team members can access shared lists on the web for free.
  • Compatible with Organize:Pro and Organize:Me

Version 4.9.69:
  • [NEW] Support for Docker based Private Cloud Server installations
  • [UPDATE] Updated Cloud Sharing and Cloud Login dialogs
  • [UPDATE] Improved Cloud Sync stability

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Friends and enemies: Reacting to Apple’s privacy stance

MacCentral - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 07:00

Shocking news has reached the Macalope’s furry ears: it turns out that Apple is not a non-profit set up with the goal of protecting individual privacy and that it actually sells things and uses that as a sales point! It’s all very tawdry and shocking.

If you are five.

Writing for Gizmodo, Rhett Jones says “Apple Isn't Your Friend.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Tibor.)


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Apple has been steadily positioning itself as the anti-Facebook for a while now, and between verbal jabs aimed at the social media giant and privacy-focused product decisions, the patient goodwill campaign seems to be working. Unfortunately, Apple isn't going to save us, and now's the time to keep your guard up.

To read this article in full, please click here

Ailing ZX Spectrum reboot firm kicks crisis meeting into long grass

The Register - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:59
2-week delay on vote to dismiss current directors

A key shareholders' meeting has been adjourned, prolonging the Retro Computers Ltd ZX Spectrum Vega+ saga for another fortnight.…

My IP Hide 1.27 - Client for My IP Hide proxy server.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:52

My IP Hide is an lightning fast proxy service to unblock websites and hide your real IP by encrypted traffic. It is stable, fast and easy to use. With our enhanced proxy technology, My IP Hide is much faster than other hide-IP technology such as VPN, SSH proxy and web proxy. Meanwhile it is more secure than ordinary proxy because of its encrypted traffic.

With My IP Hide, you can visit any site (such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and BBC iPlayer) anytime and anywhere. Your account can be used on the Windows, Mac and Android version of My IP Hide.

The quoted price is the cost of one month's service. Additional plans can be found on the developer's site.

Version 1.27:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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UltraEdit - Mac version of the Windows text editor.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:47

UltraEdit is the world's best text editor, now available for Mac. UltraEdit for Mac is a native Mac application based on the popular Windows text editor, UltraEdit! UE Mac offers a myriad of tools that make it ideal for anything from basic text editing, to a full-fledged development in languages such as C, Objective C, Javascript, XML, PHP, Perl, Python, and others. UltraEdit for Mac includes your favorite UltraEdit features such as Find in Files, Replace in Files, native FTP/FTPS, macros, scripting, column/block mode, and a lot more.

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Postbox 6.0.12 - Powerful and flexible email client.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:40

Postbox is a new email application that helps you organize your work life and get stuff done. It has all the elegance and simplicity of Apple Mail, but with more power and flexibility to manage even the most demanding workloads.

  • Ultra-Fast Search - Instantly find messages, attachments, images, links, and contacts.
  • Conversation Views - Make sense of email threads through chronological message views.
  • Better Organization - Tabs, Topics, and To-Dos help you stay organized with less effort.
  • Works Great with OS X - Postbox integrates with the Address Book, iCal, iPhoto, Spotlight, and Quick Look. Postbox even works with OmniFocus and Things!
  • Quick and Easy Setup - Postbox will automatically determine your connection settings for you!

Postbox is available in English, German, French, Spanish (Spain), English (British), Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Swedish.

Version 6.0.12:
  • Fixed several crashing bugs.

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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cDock 1.1.1 - $4.99

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:35

cDock will unleash your Dock with a variety of custimzations. There are several dock styles included and users can also create their own custom docks.

Version 1.1.1:
  • cDock is now paid with a trial

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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The best GPS trackers for kids: Locate your little ones with ease

MacCentral - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:30
Our top picks allow you to easily keep tabs on the munchkins in your life.

GrandTotal 5.1.7 - Create invoices and estimates.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:29

GrandTotal is an application to create invoices and estimates based on your own templates. The built-in template editor allows you to adjust your layout to fit your company's corporate design. GrandTotal works great in conjunction with TimeLog.

Version 5.1.7:
  • Fixed: A crash when pasting images
  • Fixed: Known issues

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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