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Aug 31

Bracketeer
Merge Multiple Photos Easily – A 48hr ZOT!
Sept 1st and 2nd Midnight to Midnight Central time.

Normally: $29.95

ZOT Price: $14.97

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What it is…

Bracketeer is a front-end GUI for Enfuse. Enfuse is a command-line freeware utility which uses multiple exposures of a scene (bracketed exposures) and merges them together to form a uniformly lit scene. It is similar to tonemapping with an HDR image except that no HDR image is ever created, and there is no ghosting. It works with any kind of bracketed image set, not just panoramic equirectangular images. Bracketeer can even auto-align hand-held shots! The results are almost always much better than anything that can be achieved with Photoshop’s HDR Tone Mapping.

Bracketeer and PanoPreviewer use the same serial #. So, when you buy Bracketeer you also get a free copy of PanoPreviewer and vice versa.

Here is a great example of what Bracketeer can do. These images were shot hand-held at -2EV, 0EV, and +2EV:









Bracketeer was used to auto-align and enfuse the images to get this stunning result:



How to Use It…

  • Simply Drag & Drop your image files into the Bracketeer Window (can be almost any file format: jpeg, tiff, png, psd, and even camera RAW files).
  • Once the source images are loaded simply click the “Enfuse It!” button to make the magic happen!
  • Bracketeer always outputs a lossless TIFF file.
  • Technical Requirements

    Bracketeer is for Mac OS X 10.4 or later. It is a Universal Binary application, so it runs native on either a PowerPC or Intel based Mac.

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.



    Aug 30

    Mail Stationery
    Make your emails AMAZING!

    Normally: $39.00

    ZOT Price: $19.50

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    Enhance your letters with 100 new creative designs!

    A hundred of cool templates you had for your “Mail Stationery” seemed to be a lot. But that’s the past. How about increasing the number to two hundred? That will definitely be enough for quite some time and that’s a good thing, right?

    Why use Mail Stationery?

    100 new templates for your e-mails which are totally different from those simple dull letters, written black on white, without any hint of emotion. Not just a few poor smileys to limit your creativity. All of your new 100 stationeries were created by professional designers, who did their best to produce not only beautiful, but also functional designs.

    Send a thoughtful message quickly and easily.

    The Stationery Pack is great when you want to say something to a person you care about but when you don’t know how to say it. Furthermore, these are not plain pictures which bore you even before you start using them.
    One hundred is not the limit here – most of the designs will come with additional color themes and some will have up to ten of them. Moreover, you can even add your own photos to the letters, and not as simple attachments, but nicely integrating them into the design.

    Create your own postcards

    Are you bored with simply attaching photos of a journey or of a new baby to emails to family members, friends, or colleagues? Stationery Pack themes are a new way to share your life. After you choose the necessary theme, simply drag and drop your photo into the photo area.

    These brand new designs will make your letters distinctive. It doesn’t matter if the receiver is a business client, friend or a family member, your colorful and meaningful letter design will surely stand in the crowd of dull and boring black and white letters. People like colors and creativity. Why not to use them in your e-mails?

    Cheerful letter design will not only look distinctive and warm, but will also tell the recipient you care enough to do something special. The templates are not random, but created in special themes – holiday, family, invitations, etc. You’ll save time, as you won’t need to search internet for greeting cards or anything else to fit the theme of the letter. Try them out now, it’s easy and inexpensive!

    Compatible with:

  • Gmail
  • MobileMe
  • Yahoo Mail
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Apple Mail
  • System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 Mail or higher.

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

    Aug 28

    Storyboard
    Digital Storyboarding For Everyone!
    ZOT Interview below…

    Normally: $249.99

    ZOT Price: $149.99

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    Take a Video Tour of Storyboard…

    The only digital storyboard software for everyone!

    Ease of use
    Storyboard comes with an intuitive interface presenting either an elegant traditional panel window layout or an overview window layout. Storyboard mimics the traditional storyboarding process. Packed with video training material, Storyboard only requires few hours to be up and running.

    No need to draw
    Storyboard allows everyone, from amateur to professional alike to build boards, shot lists, complex shot sequences and any idea imaginable simply by importing digital images into Storyboard or by using the template library.

    Rich drawing toolset
    Create art directly inside Storyboard with true WYSIWYG vector based drawing tools with pressure sensitivity connected with your tablet. Preserve your own style with ink brush, air brush or crayon texture brush. Use vector text tools with word processing and paragraph options for overlay comments.

    Real-time storyboard revision
    Storyboard intuitive drag and drop interface lets you reorder all your panels on-the-fly. With the overview workspace, you can view the story flow as if you were pinning your drawings on a wall. Storyboard allows you to red line, add reviews fields and record audio comments.

    Create camera moves
    Storyboard comes with an integrated camera tool. Define start and end camera position, zoom and rotation on-the-fly. Result oriented, Storyboard includes industry standard safeties with constant reference to regular 4:3 ratio on widescreen project.

    Share work instantly
    Export ePaper for printing or emailing your storyboard using advanced PDF support and secure your work by activating password protection. Define as many layouts as you want. Deliver the same storyboard in different formats to your audience with the click of button.


    A macZOT interview

    With Joan Vogelesang, President and CEO at Toon Boom Animation Inc

    1 What’s the most unique, useful feature of your product?

    Toon Boom Storyboard helps you take an idea and translate it into a visual
    story that will become a complete production. Storyboard comes with an
    intuitive and user friendly interface that will make your paperless
    experience a breeze. Deliver rich looking storyboards instantly and
    effortlessly to everyone.

    2 Why did you create this app?

    Toon Boom wanted to develop and provide a complementary application to its
    existing animation solutions. In addition, knowing storyboarding applies to
    the production of any audiovisual project, it represents a great opportunity
    to cater to new customers working in live-action.

    3 What is most interesting to you about developing SW for the Mac platform.

    Knowing how creative the Mac community is, Toon Boom has always been
    committed to delivering animation and storyboarding technology on that
    platform.

    4 What features should a prospective buyer look into during a trial of your
    product?

    The ease of use, the access to key creative tools and the availability of
    practical learning tools make Toon Boom Storyboard the best option to create
    professional storyboards.

    5 What are some interesting experiences you’ve had creating new versions of
    your software when OS is upgraded?

    Toon Boom aims at maximizing the efficiencies and ease of use it can
    contribute to the new product versions.

    6 What’s your favorite Mac app out there from another developer? Why?

    iLife is great as it also caters to the creative minds who combine photos,
    music and movies in their home projects.

    7 What would you like a user to ask you?

    We like it when a user asks about the potential applications of Toon Boom
    Storyboard. These range from film and animation creation in school, in faith
    or at home up to learning languages, science and mathematics as well as
    developing creativity and logical skills.

    8 What are the answers to some common questions people have about your app
    before they buy?

    Mostly, the questions relate to validating the system requirements
    (http://www.toonboom.com/products/storyboard/systemrequirements.php) and the
    ability to access more power and animatic capabilities in the more
    professional version such as Toon Boom Storyboard Pro.

    Mac: System Requirements
    OS: Mac OS X v10.4 and v10.5
    PowerPC (minimum) G5 and Intel (Recommended)
    512 MB of Ram (Minimum), 1 GB (Recommended)
    500 MB of available hard disk space for the software
    video card fully supporting OpenGL with 128 MB of RAM
    Monitor supporting 1280×1024 resolution
    Wacom tablets for drawing (Optional)

    Microsoft Windows
    PC: System Requirements
    OS: Microsoft Windows Vista, XP and TabletPC 32bits
    2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor (Recommended)
    512 MB of Ram (Minimum), 1 GB (Recommended)
    500 MB of available hard disk space for the software
    nVidia video card fully supporting OpenGL with 128 MB of RAM
    Monitor supporting 1280×1024 resolution
    Wacom tablets for drawing (Optional)
    Apple Quicktime

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

    Aug 27

    Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor
    Possibly the Easiest Thing You Can Do to Work Smarter.
    Weekend ZOT Preview Below…

    Normally: $25.95

    ZOT Price: $14.95

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    Typing is the one skill Internet life demands

    Typing is an essential skill for anyone who uses a computer. Being able to touch type with all 10 fingers means that you will work and play faster. What’s more Ten Thumbs makes learning easy and fun for kids and adults alike. Ten Thumbs is the first typing tutor to be available as a Universal Binary for Mac OS X.

    Ten Thumbs is highly adaptive and customisable. New keys are introduced when you are ready to learn them and the lessons automatically adjust to provide extra practice with your weaker keys.

    The language generator means that unlike many typing programs you’re not stuck repeating the same sentences over and over again. Or you can type along with the lyrics to your iTunes songs using Ten Thumbs SongSeeker (English only, terms and conditions apply).

    You can learn US or UK keyboard layouts or you can learn the more efficient and comfortable Dvorak layout. Or if you want to you can learn in French, German, Spanish, Danish, Italian or Dutch with full local keyboard support.

    Getting Ten Thumbs is possibly the easiest thing you can do to work smarter. Just a couple of minutes a day is all you need to learn to type like a pro.

  • 500 MHz Power Macintosh G4 or greater
  • Runs natively on both PPC and Intel Macs
  • Mac OS X 10.1.3
  • Display with millions of colours at 800 x 600 resolution
  • 256 MB free RAM
  • U.S. or British Keyboard (Dvorak keyboard not required)
  • iTunes 6 (required for Ten Thumbs SongSeeker™)
  • (Download a previous version for older computers)
  • Read more about the newest features by visiting www.tenthumbstypingtutor.com.

    This weekend’s ZOT?
    August 29th and 30th

    Storyboard

    Toon Boom Storyboard helps you take an idea and translate it into a visual story that will become a complete production. Storyboard comes with an intuitive and user friendly interface that will make your paperless experience a breeze. Deliver rich looking storyboards instantly and effortlessly to everyone.

    Learn more about Storyboard here…

    Aug 26

    Video Stacks Plug-ins for RapidWeaver
    Video Has Never Been Easier!

    Normally: $24.95

    ZOT Price: $12.50

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    Nowadays, everyone wants to have video on their webpages. Now with these video stacks, it could not be easier to get video onto your website! And with the power of these stacks plugins, its as simple as drag and drop!

    There are stacks for all major online video players! (YouTube, Viddler, Vimeo, Flickr, Quicktime, Twitvid, & Twiddeo) Each player stack has tons of great customizations for size, color, full screen play and many more! There are 13 amazing stacks here for one insane low price!

    Getting Video onto Your Site Has Never Been Easier!



    Nowadays, everyone wants to have video on their webpages. Now with these video stacks, it could not be easier to get video onto your website! And with the power of Stacks, its as simple as drag and drop!

    As you can see below, there are stacks for all major online video players! Each player stack has tons of great customizations for size, color, full screen play and many more!

    There are no trial versions of these products, Please check check out the developer’s website for demos of all the products.

    YouTube Stacks

    1. YouTube Stack – A standard youtube video player with customizations for size, color, autoplay, loop and much more.
    2. YouTube Video Bar - A video bar that contains a set of youtube video. This bar can be vertical or horizontal!!!
    3. YouTube Custom Player Stack – Configure your custom YouTube player online and easily add it your website.

    Viddler Stacks

    1. Viddler Stack – A standard Viddler video player with customizations for size, full screen view and much more.
    2. Viddler Grid Vidget - A collection of videos organized in a grid inside one video player. You put videos into your vidget by aggregating them from tags, users, or groups.
    3. Viddler List Vidget – Similar to the above grid vidget, however, the video thumbnails are shown as a list and not in a grid format.

    Twitter Video Stacks

    1. Twitvid.com Stack – A standard Twitvid.com video player with customizations for size, full screen view and much more.
    2. Twitvid.io Stack - A standard Twitvid.io video player with customizations for size and much more.
    3. Twitvid.io Widget Stack – Allows you to easily add a feed widget of your latest Twitvid.io videos onto your website.
    4. Twiddeo Stack – A standard Twiddeo.com video player with customizations for size and much more.
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    Other Great Video Stacks

    1. Flickr Video Stack – A standard Flickr video player with customizations for size, full screen view and much more. (Pictured Above)
    2. Quicktime Stack – A standard Quicktime video player with customizations for size, full screen view and much more.
    3. Vimeo Stack – A standard Vimeo video player with customizations for size, full screen view and much more.
    These plugins require Rapidweaver 4.x and Stacks v1.x

    Please check check out the developer’s website for more great Stacks plugins!!!

    Aug 25

    Finance 6
    Money Management Made Easy

    Normally: $40.00

    ZOT Price: $20.00

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    Keep Track of Your Bank Accounts & Budget.

    Finance 6 helps you to keep track of your bank accounts and manage your budget.
    Key features of this application include:

    Manage your accounts:

    Finance helps you keep track of your checking, savings, and credit card accounts.

    Create a budget:

    Set up funds and assign rules that deduct an amount or percent from your deposits.

    Repeating transactions:

    Save time by entering recurring transactions once and setting them to automatically repeat.

    Budget distribution:

    Money added into your holding account can be automatically applied to your budget.

    Itemize lists:

    Enter and automatically total multiple items within any credit or debit transaction

    Quick searching:

    Find any text in one or all of your accounts as you type. You can even save your search.

    Cash flow:

    Save time by crediting another account automatically within in a debit transaction.

    Sidebar for easy access:

    Finance provides a central location for accounts, saved searches, and balance info.

    Check it out:

    Easily reconcile your account balance with your bank statement.

    Account import:

    Quickly import all account and transaction data from your old Finance 5 files.

    Preferences:

    Set up custom credit and debit descriptions as well as labels for your transactions!

    Built on Framework 2.0.5:

    Many of the great features in my application framework can be found in this product.

    Finance 6 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info. – http://www.yenco.com/finance

    Aug 24

    myDocuments
    Fight your Finder chaos!

    Normally: $20.00

    ZOT Price: $10.00

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    myDocuments is a clear program, crafted with love to detail,
    for grouping and finding documents and files.

    Even with Spotlight and the like it is easy to loose overview of all the documents you need for a project or a client – out of sight out of mind.

    With myDocuments it is very easy to group your documents by client or project, to tag them and add comments. myDocuments can by used in menu bar mode – always with you, never in your way. It displays a quick look of every document. Used documents can be automatically added to preselected groups.

    You can turn every group into a zip-archiv including a ReadMe file with additional information and a listing of all files included in the archiv (this is comparable to bundles in InDesign). In addition you can transfer any document directly to a FTP server.

    myDocuments is a portable application, which can be used from a thumb drive.
    Thus you have all your documents in sync across numerous Macs with a USB stick,
    an iDisk or a service like Dropbox for example.

  • Store and quickly find needed documents with ease
  • Drag & Drop
  • Quick Look
  • Decent HUD View
  • Use Tags (with autocompletion)
  • OpenMeta support
  • Usable as Menu bar application
  • Access your documents/files with shortcut
  • Create Packages (you may know from InDesign)
  • Use it as Portable Application
  • Keep your work in sync with different Macs
  • Immediately see missing documents
  • Create groups for a better workflow
  • Much more…
  • System Requirements: Mac OSX 10.5 or later.

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

    Aug 23

    NameFind
    Find Files by Name
    Special Offer below…The Mac Sale Bundle Extended…

    Normally: $24.95

    ZOT Price: $12.50

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    Locate Files in Specific Directories, Fast and Easy!

    NameFind is a GUI for the Unix "find" command-line tool, installed by default on Mac OS X. It provides fast, simple searches for files by name in a specific directory. Enter a search term, specify your search directory, and run the search query: NameFind will present a list of all files that match the search name.

    Why NameFind?

    NameFind compared to Spotlight and related tools:

    • Simple to use: Type your search term, choose your search
      directory, and go.

    • Fast: NameFind doesn’t bog down system resources.

    • Better targets specific directories than the Mac’s built-in Spotlight technology.

    • QuickLook and Growl integration.

    • View and open and files found in the search.

    • Thorough, searchable user documentation via the "Help" menu.

    What’s New

    • Now supports native display of system icons.

    • Includes QuickLook integration for fast preview of files.

    • Major UI update to better fit in with Mac interface conventions.

    • Dock icon changes to indicate search in progress.

    • Dock badge shows number of items found in search.

    • Expanded user documentation and improved help viewer.

    System Requirements: Mac OSX 10.5 or later.

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

    Special Offer – The Mac Sale

    $450 worth of great Mac apps for $47.49

    Today macZOT is partnering with the creators of “The Mac Sale” to make an amazing bundle even better. This bundle was extended to August 25th. Get 10 great pieces of software at a MAJOR discount, and Take another 5% off when you buy it through macZOT. Simply click the Buy Now button above, or go to themacsale.com click buy, and enter “MACZOTRULES” to get an additional 5% off of this already smokin’ deal.

    The apps?

  • Flux
  • Scribbles
  • Interarchy
  • Iris
  • WriteRoom
  • REALbasic
  • HoudahSpot
  • Stuf
  • TaskPaper
  • MarinerCalc
  • Aug 21

    ProfCast
    Record your Presentation with WOW!
    ZOT Developer Interview Below…

    Normally: $59.95

    ZOT Price: $29.95

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    ProfCast is a versatile, powerful, yet very simple to use tool for recording presentations including PowerPoint and/or Keynote slides for creating enhanced podcasts. ProfCast provides a low cost solution for recording and distributing lectures, special events, and presentations as podcasts. ProfCast offers an integrated workflow that makes creating, recording, and publishing podcasts easy. It’s as simple as Launch, Load, and Lecture!

    ProfCast provides live presentation recording, synchronization of slides with audio, Keynote and PowerPoint support, RSS generation, and publishing support. All elements of your presentation, including slide timings, bullet point builds, and voice narration, are recorded. ProfCast allows you to record your presentation as you give it, using either Apple’s Keynote or Microsoft PowerPoint! ProfCast also helps you publish your recorded presentation as an enhanced podcast, complete with RSS.

    ProfCast is the perfect solution for professionals and educators looking to provide more flexible, richer media to supplement traditional pedagogical tools such as books, course packs, or notes.

    Click to Developer’s Site for System Requirements.

    For ALL the information about this amazing application, visit www.profcast.com.

    ZOT Interview with David Chmura, Chief Developer of ProfCast.

    1 What’s the most unique, useful feature of your product?

    I think the single most useful feature of ProfCast is how easy it is to use. We designed ProfCast to be simple so that user’s can focus on giving a great presentation, which is the whole idea.

    2 Why did you create this app? or What need were you trying to satisfy?

    We created ProfCast because we saw a lot of people working very hard to record their presentations and we wanted to make that easy.

    3 What is most interesting to you about developing SW for the Mac platform.

    I think the most interesting thing is working in the developer community. There are a lot of very smart, innovative and generous programmers in the Mac development community. Their willingness to share ideas, and help one another is really excellent.

    4 What features should a prospective buyer look into during a trial of your product?

    I think prospective buyers should run through the process of recording a presentation and creating a .m4a file.

    5 What are some interesting experiences you’ve had creating new versions of your software when OS is upgraded?

    Well, Apple tends to be a little secretive when it comes to unreleased software. ProfCast works with Keynote and Powerpoint, and so when Apple releases a new version of Keynote, we have to verify that the update doesn’t require an update to ProfCast to keep working. Fortunately, Apple has started distributing iWork as a download so we can get the new versions when they are released. (We have had to wait up to a week for the disks to make it into the store.)

    6 What’s your favorite Mac app out there from another developer? Why?

    I really like “TextMate” from macromates.com . I use it all the time for web development. It is a elegant, efficient solution. It works great!

    7 What features would you like to add to your product that at this time seem improbable/impossible?

    Well, nothing is impossible right? Stay tuned.

    8 What would you like a user to ask you?

    Anything they would like to know. I answer all emails.

    9 What should I ask that I’m forgetting?

    I have no idea.

    10 What’s new in Profcast?

    We added support for publishing directly to a Podcast Producer setup.

    11 What’s a specific instance of how Profcast has evolved to meet the needs of users lately?

    Adding Podcast Producer publishing support. A lot of our higher education customers are leveraging Podcast Producer in their institutions. They asked for the ability to have ProfCast tie into their systems, and we answered.

    Aug 20

    PDF Studio Pro Version 6
    Review, Annotate and Edit PDF Documents
    Weekend ZOT Preview Below

    Normally: $95.00

    ZOT Price: $47.50

    Click to MacZOT Try Now  

      Work towards a paperless office with PDF Studio and save time and trees. Between mac Preview – free but limited in its PDF annotating functions and Adobe® Acrobat® – at almost $500 – PDF Studio fills the gap as an affordable yet powerful pdf tool that support most PDF functions while maintaining full compatibility with the PDF Standard.
      - Review and Annotate PDF Documents: PDF Studio support all types of PDF annotations including graphical annotations, sound, text, sticky notes and freehand (pencil) annotations. You can even create your own custom stamps, for instance your own signature stamp.
      - Scan-To-PDF: Scan your paper documents directly to PDF that you can then email or store easily.
      - Work with PDF Forms: Fill in & Save interactive PDF forms. Or use the typewriter annotation to fill scanned forms that do not contain interactive form fields.
      - Secure your PDF documents: Add passwords, control user permissions and digitally sign your PDF documents.
      - Merge / Split / Assemble Documents: Combine documents, insert, extract or rotate pages. Advanced split function by bookmarks, page range or text search.
      - Add Bookmarks, Watermarks, Headers and Footers: Add dates, page numbers, mark your documents as CONFIDENTIAL and your invoices as PAID.
      - PDF To Images or Images to PDF: Convert your document to images (PNG, GIF, JPG, TIFF) or create PDF documents from your images.
      - Batch Functions: Process multiple PDFs in a single-click to print them, secure them, extract images, text and more.
      - Precision Measuring Tools: Measure distances, perimeters and areas in your drawings.
      - Preflight PDF: Verify compliance against PDF/X Profiles.

    For a full list of features, visit www.qoppa.com

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    System Requirements: Mac OSX 10.3 and above

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    This weekend’s ZOT?
    August 22nd and 23rd

    Profcast

    ProfCast is a versatile, powerful, yet very simple to use tool for recording lectures including PowerPoint and/or Keynote slides for creating enhanced podcasts. ProfCast provides a low cost solution for recording and distributing lectures, special events, and presentations as podcasts. ProfCast offers an integrated workflow that makes creating, recording, and publishing podcasts easy. It’s as simple as Launch, Load, and Lecture!

    Learn more about Profcast here…