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Apr 30

Art Directors Toolkit
Utilities for Graphic Design, Web & Production
MacPilot 4 Special Offer! May 1 and 2

Normally: $39.95

ZOT Price: $23.95

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Art Directors Toolkit (ADT) is the “Designer’s On-screen Toolset” for Artists and Designers working with digital media. Always a one-click-away companion dedicated to speeding up the design process, ADT works almost by stealth whether using Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXpress, Dreamweaver or any tool to create digital media and websites. No more cluttering your desk or desktop with stickies, swatch books, calculators and google searches. ADT provides all of the obscure calculations and information designers need on a daily basis.

Use its ruler to measure objects on-screen, quickly scan through font previews with your mouse’s scrollwheel, search through thousands of Pantone® swatches to find the right color, sample pixels, retrieve color information, find characters and html entities, calculate percentages for image scaling and much more!

Take a look at our quick-overview video or download a demo and try it for yourself. You’ll see why it’s been an industry-favorite with both independent designers and Fortune-500 companies–and why Apple bundled it on their pro machines for so many years.

Who uses Art Directors Toolkit?

Graphic designers, production artists, web programmers, creative directors, packaging designers, photographers, publishers, printers, videographers, programmers and just about any type of visually creative individual.

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later (including 10.5, 10.6)

Upgrades

All version 5.x releases of Art Directors Toolkit will be free.

Testimonials

“[Art Directors Toolkit] stays opened all the time! It’s like an extension of my right hand ;)”
- iKitty, Design

“For the past 15 years, I’ve collected little bits and pieces of paper that had decimal conversion tables, CMYK-to-RGB values, which keystroke gives me a cactus in a southwest typeface, etc.; manually worked out how many points are in 31p7, how many picas are in 6-1/8 in.; held on to my conversion wheel through thick and thin; and bought numerous clear type scales so I could match typeface to inch specs. You’ve managed to save what few brain cells I have left so I can figure out OS X!! Thank you, thank you…(I’m prostrated on my knees)”
- Satisfied User

Links

View our blog entry: "Making the Switch to Goe with Art Directors Toolkit 5"


  
  
  

For more information visit: code-line.com

Other Software from Code Line

Art Files
Drag & Drop File Collection for Adobe Illustrator
  SneakPeek Pro
Quick Look for Illustrator,
InDesign, Freehand MX & EPS Files
SneakPeek Photo
Quick Look for Digital Photography
  Color Expert
Interactive Color Wheel
& Swatch Library for iPhone & iPod touch

About Code Line

Code Line is a proven developer of software geared toward improving the workflow of Graphic Artists. With over 17 years of experience in the design industry, it understands the unique needs of designers and creative professionals.

PANTONE® and other Pantone, Inc. trademarks are the property of Pantone, Inc. © Pantone, Inc., 2007.

For more information visit: code-line.com

Apr 29

MacPilot 4
Optimize Your System!
This weekend – May 1st and 2nd Art Directors Toolkit 5

Normally: $19.95

ZOT Price: $9.95

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Scared of the terminal or can’t be bothered to remember those commands to customize your system the way you want? MacPilot is your digital savior. Easily enable and disable hidden features in Mac OS X, optimize and repair your system, and perform numerous routine maintenance operations with the click of a button!

Pro user or not, you can now increase computer performance with only a few clicks of the mouse. Optimize your network for broadband connectivity, completely customize Apple File Sharing, perform essential maintenance without having to remember mind boggling acronyms, and much more. However, those are just a few of the many reasons why MacPilot is your choice over Cocktail, TinkerTool and Onyx!

Disable the translucent menubar in Leopard, disable menu items for security, disable icon caches, set history limits, erase recently used files, prevent your dock from being modified, turn off all system animations, increase the speed at which windows resize, change which format screenshots are taken in, set a default name and location for screenshots, disable a secondary processor, disable the startup chime, and even change the login window picture!

We welcome you to put MacPilot to the test against our competitors. Features, stability and interface say it all – but why don’t you be the judge? Download your free fifteen day limitless evaluation now. Get it while it’s ZOT!

System Requirements: Mac OSX 10.5 or later.

For more information, visit Koingosw.com.

This weekend’s ZOT?
May 1st and 2nd

Art Directors Toolkit 5 – Utilities for Graphic Design & Production

Art Directors Toolkit (ADT) is the “Designer’s On-screen Toolset” for Artists and Designers working with digital media. Always a one-click-away companion dedicated to speeding up the design process, ADT works almost by stealth whether using Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXpress, Dreamweaver or any tool to create digital media and websites. No more cluttering your desk or desktop with stickies, swatch books, calculators and google searches. ADT provides all of the obscure calculations and information designers need on a daily basis.

Use its ruler to measure objects on-screen, quickly scan through font previews with your mouse’s scrollwheel, search through thousands of Pantone® swatches to find the right color, sample pixels, retrieve color information, find characters and html entities, calculate percentages for image scaling and much more!

Learn more about ADT 5 here…

Apr 28

Stuf
The clipboard manager with network sharing, categories, TinyURL support and much more. Now Snow Leopard ready!

Normally: $23.00

ZOT Price: $12.00

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Buy 1 item



The professional clipboard manager built for the modern Mac.

Stuf is a clipboard manager designed for power users and creative professionals. Stuf runs in the background on your Mac watching your clipboard, when it changes, the contents are stored and can then be restored at any time. This means that you can copy text, pictures, and just about anything else and have those clipping silently stored by Stuf ready for use at any other time.

If you find yourself with many clippings that you use very frequently, you can create a new clipboard and drag and drop the clippings into the new clipboard. This means that you can sort all your clippings into categories which suit the way you work. If you want, you can give each clipping a name, so if you have complex text clippings in your favourite programming language, you can give them titles such as “Code for accessing MySQL database”, or “Convert JPG to PNG”, so you don’t have to read the code to work out what it does.

However, if you do want to read the code or look at clippings in greater detail, Stuf supports QuickLook on Leopard machines so you just need to select a clipping and hit space to view it in all it’s glory.

A tool for programmers

Keep all your code snippets in one place, categorize them, and share them with your colleagues.

Networking built-in

If you work with more than one Mac, or in a group, you can also share your clipboards over your local network, each clipboard can be enabled or disabled for sharing, and you can even set a password if you want to allow some users access but not others. Stuf uses multiple processes and multi-threading, to make best use of today’s multi-processor Macs, it also means that other users viewing your clipboards won’t slow you down. Each user sharing clipboards will appear on other machines along with their user picture, and name. Remote clipboards work just like the ones on your own machine, you can still use QuickLook and other cool features.

Search everything

Stuf builds in a quick and simple search function, which searches all your clipboards and remote clipboards too! Just type in a word, hit enter and all clippings, on all machines running Stuf and return a list of all clippings containing that word, along with the familiar Stuf previews. If you see the clipping you want, you can can restore it to your clipboard, or drag a remote clipping into one of your own clipboards for later use.

Quick & easy

Stuf also provides an icon on your menu bar, alongside standard Mac utilities like Spotlight or Time Machine, this lets you access the core features of Stuf in an instant, and paste into any application just by choosing the item from the menu.

Now with clipping editing

Due to popular user demand, Stuf now allows clipping editing, no more jumping in and out of text editors.

About The Escapers

The Escapers is based in London, UK, we pride ourselves on being an approachable Mac developer, responsive to user requests and bug reports. We also endeavour to update our products frequently and for free. The Escapers has never charged for a software update! You can find us at theescapers.com or in one of many pubs in central London.

System Requirements: Mac OSX Tiger, Leopard or Snow Leopard. Try it on a G4 or better.

Read more at http://www.theescapers.com/stuf

Apr 28

Fortora Fresh Finance for Mac
The People Friendly Personal Finance Software

Normally: $44.99

ZOT Price: $21.95

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Introducing Fortora Fresh Finance for Mac

Fortora Fresh Finance is the straightforward personal finance software for everyone. With Fortora Fresh Finance you can easily manage your personal finance-related tasks, such as balancing the checkbook, keeping track of credit cards, bill reminders, budgets and more. And you can easily generate reports to see where your money is going. Fortora Fresh Finance’s streamlined user interface has an easy learning curve, and you will be up and running in a matter of minutes.

Key Features and Benefits

Stay on top of your finances and know where you stand
Track your bank accounts, credit cards, loans and expenditures much more easily than doing it manually, and always know your net worth.
Enjoy a streamlined user interface
The uncluttered user interface is super easy-to-learn and use, especially compared to other finance software out there.
Never forget to pay another bill or make an important deposit again
Easily setup recurring or one-time reminders for your financial tasks.
Keep your budget on track
Easily setup multiple budgets and compare your actual spending with your target spending.
See where your money’s going
Quickly generate detailed reports, such as Income and Expenses and Cash Flow reports.
Import transactions from your bank
Save time by optionally importing transactions from your online banking service instead of manually inputting them.
Import your data from other financial packages
Looking to migrate from your old financial software to something better? It’s no problem with Fortora Fresh Finance.
Multiple-Currency support
You can manage your foreign accounts with ease.
Works with networks
Simultaneously work with the same data from multiple machines over a network.
Your data is portable
Your data works with both the Mac and Windows editions of the software (great for users who use both Mac and Windows computers.)
Use on up to 3 computers
Each copy you purchase is valid for use on up to 3 of your computers (great for multiple-computer households and offices.)
Superior support and service
Enjoy excellent support and service from a company which understands it simply could not exist without its customers. Plus enjoy a product which is shaped in large part by customer feedback.
And much more
Packed with the features you need, nothing more and nothing less, you’ll find that this is the perfect solution for your finance management needs.

System Requirements

Fortora Fresh Finance is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or later, and works with both Intel and Power PC-based systems. Fortora Fresh Finance is a native Mac OS X application and has no other requirements.

Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

Interview with the Developer

George I. Ashkar is president of Fortora LLC. Fortora is an independent software company headquartered in Bellflower, California, specializing in people friendly finance management software.

What’s the most unique, useful feature of your product?
I would say the most useful and unique aspect of our product is the ease-of-use and extensive features. The interface was designed to make managing your finances really simple, but at the same time providing all of the functionality one would need.

Why did you create this app? or What need were you trying to satisfy?
We created the application to provide a viable and user-friendly alternative to the other finance management software out there.

What is most interesting to you about developing SW for the Mac platform?
We found that the community itself was the most interesting thing about developing software for the Mac platform. The users are very eager and responsive!

What features should a prospective buyer look into during a trial of your product?
I would say that prospective buyers should look into the feature-set as a whole when checking out our product. In addition to essential finance management functionality, our product has a wide range of features, including robust importing tools, international support, etc.

What features would you like to add to your product that at this time seem improbable/impossible?
We have lots of new functionality we are planning to add. None of them are improbable to implement, it is just a matter of time… Some of the features include iPhone support, additional finance management tools and enhanced network support.

Apr 26

Singlemizer 2
Remove duplicates from your disks

Normally: $19.95

ZOT Price: $9.95

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Overview

Singlemizer quickly and efficiently finds duplicate files on your computer and helps you remove them speedily and safely. It brings order out of chaos and frees up disk space.
Files are compared on the basis of their contents only, not by names or dates or other possibly misleading attributes. This guarantees 100% correct matching.

Features

Simple interface

Singlemizer displays only what you need to complete your task. Animation based on the iPhone Navigation Controller clearly shows what stage of the job you have reached.

Searching Smart Folders

Singlemizer can scan Smart Folders just like any other folder. You can specify complex scans, such as all types of JPG with particular word in their names, created on a specified date and having a given label.

Search location priority

Each location you choose to scan may be assigned a priority. Duplicates found in each location are assigned the same priority as the location; when the scan is completed, the file with the highest priority is designated the master file, i.e. it’s the original and all the others are copies.

Efficient algorithms and RAM usage

Singlemizer 2.0 is a precision tool. You can use it to delete a few duplicates from the Downloads folder, or to scan an entire huge hard disk on multiple criteria. Singlemizer does not hog RAM or processor time, working in the background while you get on with other things.

Progressive results

Unlike other duplicate-finding applications, you don’t need to wait for a scan to finish before being able to delete duplicates. Singlemizer’s report shows all duplicates of a particular file at the same time, allowing you to decide whether to delete the duplicates or not, even while Singlemizer continues to search for more duplicates in the background. This can be a great time-saver if you are scanning folders of thousands of large files.

Quick and accurate

Singlemizer uses the industry-standard MD5 and SHA-1 algorithms to compare files by their computed hash values. This guarantees that duplicate files are indeed duplicates.

Automatic or manual deletion

You can delete duplicates completely automatically, or for maximum control you can delete manually on a file by file basis. In both cases your original files are left untouched, and in fact with Singlemizer you cannot delete the master files anyway.

Learn more about Singlemizer features.

Have a question? Try our questions & answers page or ask directly in the comments.

Testimonials

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“Wow… I have tried other apps like TidyUp to clean out duplicates, but this little application really did what I wanted. I dropped a 1,7 GB folder containing 4200 items. I was prepared to let it do its thing the next 15 minutes, but after 15 seconds it was done! Next I dropped a 6.9 GB folder containing 45360 items. After 5 min it had done a great job on this monster as well, reducing 6.9 to 6.38 GB. After 15 minutes I had bought the Singlemizer.” – Inge Antonsen.

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“This is a great simple to use app. that just works. I own some of the others apps. but have never been comfortable with them, maybe because they are to complicated, always afraid of deleting the wrong thing. I can highly recommend Singlemizer to any one, 5 stars in my book.” – isharaf.

System Requirements

Singlemizer requires Snow Leopard on Intel processor.

Upgrade Policy

We offer free updates for Singlemizer!

Apr 25

SEO PowerSuite Professional
Unlock the power of your website’s top rankings with the only world-standard SEO software.

Normally: $249.00

ZOT Price: $149.40

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SEO PowerSuite is the right toolkit to quickly get #1 Google rankings and transform your website’s sales.

There’s a definite science and a definite art to making websites rank #1, which is SEO, or search engine optimization. Do it right, and your business gets found by thousands of new people daily -and secures you new levels of online profits and success.

Briefly, it works like this. Most people who search the Web for products or services will go to Google or other search engines and type in their search terms, or keywords. Sites that appear in top results for these keywords are getting the greatest streams of visitors looking exactly for what they offer (that’s why these crowds of people are most likely to pay).

SEO scheme

Sounds simple? Yeah, knowing exactly what to do makes it easy. And doing that fast makes your website staggeringly cost-effective!

So here’s the deal. If you want to quickly, easily, and inexpensively drive your website to Google’s first page and attract thousands of unique visitors, SEO PowerSuite alone is all you need.

This SEO software set has become the de facto standard for website optimization.

Download SEO PowerSuite FREE!     Order SEO PowerSuite Instantly!

You don’t need to be any good at search engine optimization to make this work. With SEO PowerSuite, you wisely go through all website promotion tasks and nail top search engine rankings for years! Here are these key steps to online success:

Research your keywords
The first thing to do is to spot the exact words people will type in Google to find your website. SEO PowerSuite tools will help you find keywords with the biggest potential to bring in your desired profits. Be quick to pick out the most frequently searched keywords at which your online competitors are the weakest! More keyword research features…

Optimize website content
The content of your webpage must be optimized for top rankings. With the WebSite Auditor tool from SEO PowerSuite you will optimize your content easily and professionally. This SEO software gives you detailed advice on how exactly to arrange your keywords on the website to get maximum chances to appear in top search engines results. More website optimization features…

Get links pointing to your website
Obviously having numbers of high quality links pointing to your website is crucial when Googles decide how to rank you. Within SEO PowerSuite you find the advanced link management tool LinkAssistant that lets you boost your website’s link popularity and skyrocket it straight to Google’s top. You’ll find top quality link partners, establish thousands of first–class links, back up your link popularity with extra security steps and manage your link building like a pro, within one simple and quick tool. More link building features

Besides, SEO PowerSuite includes a unique software tool SEO SpyGlass that uncovers your competitors’ linking strategy and provides you with the SEO Success Blueprint — a step–by–step personal plan to outsmart any other website owner out there, within a couple on minutes. Today SEO consultants are working for about 5 days and charge up to $4,500 for this kind of instructions — and you’re getting them instantly within your SEO software! More link planning features…

Estimate your progress
You can already picture thousands of visitors opening their wallets to give you their cash, holding their credit cards to add to your bank account. Indeed you’re just one step away from getting the richest guy’s top position in Google. Still there’s a thing you must know: where’s your site right now? Is it moving higher at an ultrasonic speed so you can leave it alone and go on a Miami vacation? Or did you get stuck somewhere on Google’s page 4 and need some quick action? Instantly check where you rank, for all of your keywords, in all search engines! Rank Tracker from SEO PowerSuite is your chance to be ahead of the curve at any moment, and grow your site’s performance. More rank tracking features…

Download SEO PowerSuite FREE!     Order SEO PowerSuite Instantly!

What’s inside SEO PowerSuite?

SEO PowerSuite is made up of four software tools in one pack that, when put together, guarantee you leadership in search engines and new streams of visitors. You can check out all tools one by one, and you can decide to invest in just one or two out of four for the good start. Or get the full SEO PowerSuite and take advantage of the complete website promotion software set.

Rank Tracker

WebSite Auditor

SEO SpyGlass

LinkAssistant

You’ve gotta rush. Users who’ve been among the first wave to start using this SEO software are now making serious big bucks. Do you want to join this group of folks using the software that is the de facto standard of SEO? If you think making money online is something you, too, need to get into, then don’t miss out on this chance to start right now.

Today’s ZOT price is a bargain you simply can’t miss. A massive 250 dollars off — pretty sweet offer, yeah?

Order SEO PowerSuite now, and you will also get:

- 6 months of free Live! Plan updates. (The Live! Plan currently includes algorithm updates for proper interaction with search engines.)*

- Professional support from our Customer Service. We’re always there to answer any SEO-related question you might have — within 24 hours max.

- Free functionality updates for life. (That’s right, all the bug fixes and feature improvements are yours free of charge for life.)

Invest in SEO PowerSuite today and start using it immediately!

Download SEO PowerSuite FREE!     Order SEO PowerSuite Instantly!

What real users say about SEO PowerSuite:

  • My website is coming up on the first page of search engine results

    I am in the business of selling solid stone bathtubs and designer bathroom vessel sinks. Bathroom sinks is a very competitive field especially in the current economic climate. I own all your tools and have been using them for the last few months with great results. My website is coming up on the first page of search engine results for some of my targeted keywords phrases which is showing results with increased traffic and inquiries.

    Mick Hill,
    Stone Age Design
    http://www.stoneagedesign.com.au

  • Now my site is ranked #1 in Google UK and google.com

    I run a management consultancy firm in the UK specialized in helping professional service firms (lawyers, accountants, consultants) attract new clients and improve the way they sell. I used SEO PowerSuite software as a core component of my SEO/SEM strategy. Over a few months I was able to gain a large number of highly valuable backlinks, and now my site is ranked #1 in Google UK (and google.com) for a dozen or so target niche keyword phrases — in addition to getting onto page 1 for highly competitive keywords like "business consultants".

    Ian Brodie
    Lighthouse Business Consulting
    http://www.lighthousebc.co.uk

  • I have gone from nowhere to placing in first 10 pages of Google, Yahoo! and MSN…

    We are a vitamin retailer and we have had a website for two years, six months..I dont have a background in html but have picked up enough info from web to be able to adjust copy and tags. Using SEO PowerSuite software I have gone from nowhere to placing in first 10 pages of Google, Yahoo! and MSN for several key words in a very competitive market…

    Mario Simeone
    PhilsVitaminCenter
    www.philsvitamincenter.com

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System Requirements for Mac OS X:

* Mac OS X 10.3 Panther with Java 1.5 or higher installed, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard; Mac OS X 10.5 or later recommended. All the tools are Snow Leopard Ready!
* Any PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 or Intel processor; 1 GHz G3, dual 800 MHz G4, any G5 or any Intel recommended.
* 1024 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (512 MB minimum supported; may limit performance).
* 50 megabytes (MB) of available hard disk space.
* A 1024 x 768 built-in display or a display connected to an Apple-supplied video card supported by your computer.
* 56 Kbps dial-up connection minimum required; broadband Internet connection recommended.

Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

* Product enhancements covered by the Live! Plan are offered free for 6 months since the date of purchase. When this period expires, these search engine related updates are offered on a paid basis. Bug fixes and feature improvements are provided free of charge for life.

Apr 23

iCalamus 1.20
The easy approach to Desktop Publishing.

Normally: $175.00

ZOT Price: $79.00

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iCalamus offers an easy approach to DTP, and an excellent choice for creating simple posters, to complex magazines, scientific works and book publishing. iCalamus is a multi-lingual, frame-oriented desktop publishing solution for Mac OS X.

iCalamus Tool Palette
Working with precise measurement units is a breeze. Out of the box, iCalamus offers flexible masking options with many predefined, dynamically changeable frame shapes. Users may build virtual copies for multiple document elements and change them afterwards with just a few mouse clicks.

iCalamus can import all image and text formats which are supported by Mac OS X. Easily grab text content from large PDF documents for further text processing. Images from digital cameras, scanners or iPhoto libraries can be imported, as well as complete web pages. Print output supports all printers, and iCalamus can optionally output documents in various PDF formats (e.g. PDF-X, encrypted PDF, PDF Fax).

Want to order printed photo books and calendars online? Not a problem – create them first in iCalamus.
Or import your photo books and calendars from iPhoto.


Photographerbook Support

»Produce your photobooks directly with iCalamus«

iCalamus offers a plug-in called Photographerbook which you can use for typesetting and purchasing photobooks in various versions directly in iCalamus. We have developed this plug-in for our partner FRIEDMANN* PRINT DATA SOLUTIONS who will ship your photobooks produced in high professional digital print quality directly to your home – even if you order only one item!

Produce your photobooks directly with iCalamus
Photographerbook

Photographerbook is a service exclusively offered to Apple users with Mac OS X by FRIEDMANN* PRINT DATA SOLUTIONS. We are so glad to support this service with iCalamus right now by combining the easy-accessible typesetting and layout possibilities of iCalamus with the high production quality of Photographerbook.

Create your own personal photobook with the current version of iCalamus. Release your creativity, there are no limits to it, no matter if you are pro or beginner. Use the probably unique possibility to partially enrich your book with effect-lacquer. This looks really gorgeous.

“But I use iPhoto already for my photo books.”

So what? Simply import your iPhoto photo books and calendars into iCalamus and order them at Photographerbook – at an even better price and quality, as much as we have tried. Try it yourself.

And the best of the new Photographerbook plug-in: You get it for free – it’s already in the app! No matter if you have already registered your iCalamus or not – you can create and produce these photobooks with at least 8 pages at any time. The Photographerbook prices start at 5.90 EUR.


Overview Of The Most Important Features of iCalamus

Easiest Frame Editing

Never before the opening and closing of frames was easy like in iCalamus. Each object has a tiny triangle in the upper left. A click on it opens the object and makes the content editable.

Another click, and it’s closed again. This way we save the Object Selection Tool and you save much time.

This means intuitive approach to frame content without being bored by changing tools first.


Virtual Copies

»I want to print a dozen copies of this business card on a sheet. But what if I have to change a bit?«

This is no big deal. iCalamus offers virtual copies. When you copy a frame virtually, it will then behave almost absolutely like the source frame which it was copied from. But don’t think about Parent & Children relationships here. There is nothing like that for virtual copies. When you change one of them, you change them all. At once. No fumbling.

This means fast production and care of documents.

Virtual Copies
Watch the demo about Virtual Copies.


Easiest Vector Text Editing

»Text is text. Period!«

Doesn’t have to. In iCalamus, you can convert text into vector graphics at any time and edit the graphics afterwards. Even a few mouse clicks change a simply written word into a logo or a graphic very soon.

This means formal freedom in the creative process, downwards to a single vector point.

Easiest Vector Text Editing
Watch the demo about Easiest Vector Text Editing.


Update web pages in your document

»Stop, stop, stop … You tell me that I can place web pages in my doc?«

Yes. Just do it. No big deal. – OK, no big deal with iCalamus.

Open dialog, enter URL, import page. But the best of all: you can update the web page in your document at any time with a single mouse click. Can’t imagine what people will do with this.

This means new options for documentation and content layout.


Live Masking

»I heard about the Live Masking in iCalamus. What the heck is that for?«

Masking means to use e.g. just a portion of an image, but without destroying the original image data. Rectangles? Everybody can do.

Masks become exciting when you can choose a free shape for them. In iCalamus, each vector object can be used as a mask.

It’s even more exciting, when you use multiple masks at once. iCalamus offers fascinating mask effects. You can change them at any time – without big efforts. See the changes immediately in your document, in real-time, live!

This means saving time on masking and much space for your own creativity.

Live Masking
Watch the demo about Live Masking.


Transparencies

»And what about transparencies? Can I use transparies? What for?«

Everything goes.

Images, PDF content, text, lines, frames, colors, gradients – simply everything.

Stepless from nothing to absolutely opaque.

Still questions?


Create Text Wrap Paths With Tracer

»Masking? Understood. But how do I get really cool masks?«

In iCalamus, you can create professional vector masks from images which bring alon transparency informations (in their alpha channel). The Content Inspector offers the function ‘Create opacity based outline’.

This means comfortable working in just one application – iCalamus.


Edit Frames, Objects, Vector Points at the same time

“Frames, objects, vector points??? I can’t make a point on this!”

iCalamus is consequently easy. Easy for you. Why shouldn’t you be allowed to edit objects or single vector points in an open frame and also work on other frames at the same time.

In iCalamus, you may. No limitations. But you don’t have to.

Edit everything at the same time.

This means most comfortable editing of all document elements.


Transform Shadows

»What is this now?«

Who’s telling you that a shadow has always to be gray? And do shadows always have to fall in the same direction?

iCalamus offers largest possible freedom to set up shadow as you like to.

Shady sides.

This means largest possible freedom on the shade side.


Mirrorizing Text Shadows

Who’s telling you that a text shadow must always fall from here to there, even equal for all text lines? And who’s telling you that a shadow has to be gray always?

iCalamus offers largest possible freedom to set up text shadow as you like to.

This means largest possible freedom even on the shade side of text life.


Ingenious Inspectors

»Do I get lost in the program’s user interface as there are so many functions?«

We don’t think so.

The clever and practical inspector windows manage themselves if you don’t do it. If there is no more space left for opening all inspectors, the unused ones close themself again.

And – all inspectors think along. If some stuff is not required, it’s not shown or grayed out.

The most diligent one it the Content Inspector (it really has a lot to show.) – Like to take a look?

This means you can concentrate on your work.


Blend Modes for Frames

»Blend Modes? This blows my brains. There’s a lot iCalamus can do. Is it something like ·Blind Modes·?«

No, keep cool. iCalamus supports all blend modes as supported by the PDF specification. This means you can define by a mouse click how two frames should be blended. Date structures keep totally untouched. You can’t damage anything.

Think about e.g. printing a document area in inversed colors, creating color shifts or filter effects or simply fade out areas temporarily without having to erase or move frames.

Normal
ColorBurn

This means fastest possible results without a high learning curve in image editing.


ICC Profile Support

»What happens with images when I have assigned an ICC profile to them in Photoshop?«

When you import images into iCalamus documents, all assigned ICC profiles are kept. These ICC profiles are considered not only in print output, but also in PDF output.

(How should I visualize this? Kind of a Before-After image? Great before, great afterwards? No, not really.)

This means secure productivity for you!


LinkBack Support

»What is LinkBack?«

A link is a reference to another place. A backlink is a reference back to the source of an object. The LinkBack technology offers all necessary steps to let a program like iCalamus, the publisher for Mac OS X, recognize when you have placed objects from a LinkBack supporting program like e.g. Barcody in a document. When you select such a barcode object, iCalamus “knows” that the object originates from Barcody and iCalamus can call Barcody for you, handle over the object to Barcody for editing and update the barcode object in the document immediately after you have saved changes to the object.

Read more about editing LinkBack objects in iCalamus.

Get more informations about the LinkBack project.


MacBinary
iCalamus requires Mac OS X v 10.4.5 or later, supporting Leopard and Snow Leopard!
Available in: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, French, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Swedish (and counting)

Click to iCalamus Site for more info.

Read what other users say about iCalamus.

Read about iCalamus in the press.

About invers Software: Located in beautiful Loeningen, Germany, invers Software is a privately funded company founded in 2002 by Ulf Dunkel. Leveraging his longtime experience from the desktop publishing and services field, Ulf’s goal is developing best-of-breed publishing tools for the Mac platform, complemented by first-class support.

Apr 22

iSoftPhone 2.7
The Smart Phone for your Desktop!

This offer includes 12 months Upgrade Protection.

This Weekend’s ZOT? iCalamus – Your desktop publishing solution – more info below.

Normally: $49.00

ZOT Price: $24.99

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iSoftPhone for Mac OS X provides crystal clear voice quality in an attractively sleek interface.

The quick one-step configuration will allow you to get talking to other iSoftPhone users in seconds. iSoftPhone is integrated with the Mac OS X address book to make calls and manage contacts. You may simply click on the number the number of the person you wish to talk with.

Intuitive Call Management

To further our goal of building an application which aids productivity, we have introduced the Call Panel which provides quick access to functionality to manage calls during the telephone call such as Echo Cancellation, Call Recording/Transfer and more……

CRM Data On Demand

Automation of customer-oriented business processes to document interaction with customers improves product/service quality, a capability that is not generally possible with traditional telephony solutions. iSoftPhone’s integration with Daylite CRM provides instant access to your CRM Data On Demand.

Web Integrated Service

Many businesses depend on their websites to reach customers quickly. iSoftPhone 2.7 now handles Web Callback if you have this service available on your website. You will be notified of Callbacks and iSoftPhone can automatically initiate the call for you.

Secure Voip

Secure SIP running SIP over TLS, secures the connection and provides a secure endpoint-to-endpoint connection. Protect SIP session communications from eavesdropping or tampering.

User Opinions!

BTW, I love the product! The integration with contacts is great. I use your product in airports, hotels, everywhere.

I really like isoftphone, it’s got good clear call quality and has nice features too !

This is a great product so thanks for developing it for the Mac community. Best softphone out there :)

System Requirements

1. Mac OS X 10.5 or above (including Mac OS Snow Leopard)

2. 512MB physical RAM

3. 1G Hz Intel processor, or above.

Learn more about iSoftPhone here…

This weekend’s ZOT?
April 24th and 25th

iCalamus

iCalamus offers an easy approach to DTP, and an excellent choice for creating simple posters, to complex magazines, scientific works and book publishing. iCalamus is a multi-lingual, frame-oriented desktop publishing solution for Mac OS X.

Working with precise measurement units is a breeze. Out of the box, iCalamus offers flexible masking options with many predefined, dynamically changeable frame shapes. Users may build virtual copies for multiple document elements and change them afterwards with just a few mouse clicks.

Learn more about it here…

Apr 21

Downsize
Resize, Watermark, Frame

Normally: $19.95

ZOT Price: $9.95

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Downsize is a utility that allows you to prepare images for the web, email, or presentations by resizing, adding watermarks, frames, and drop shadows. Batch resize an entire folder of images in bulk to save time.

If you have a digital camera and want to reduce file sizes before sending your photographs through email, or posting them on the web, Downsize is the fastest and easiest way to do it. It’s also fully integrated with iPhoto, so you can organize your photos there, and process them with Downsize. Downsize is completely non-desctructive. It does not touch your original images, instead creating a processed copy in a new folder. Use the preview window to instantly see results.

Whether you are a professional photographer and want to create an online gallery of watermarked images, or just want to create a PowerPoint presentation with images from your digital camera Downsize can handle it.

iPhoto Access
Downsize is integrated with iPhoto, process an entire iPhoto album in one click.

Preview
See what your processed images will look like before you create them. From here you can also rotate images if need be.

Frame
Frame your images in any color and width. Add rounded corners and drop shadows to achieve exactly the look you’re going for.

Watermark
Protect your images by applying custom watermarks. Add images or text to any position you choose. You can even use the filename of the image to give a custom watermark to each image. If you need more than one watermark added, Downsize can handle that too.

Resize
Shrink your images, both in file size, and screen size.

System Requirements: Mac OSX 10.4 or later.

Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

Apr 20

Mac DVDRipper Pro
The best way to get movies on your Mac!

Normally: $9.95

ZOT Price: $5.95

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Mac DVDRipper Pro

Mac DVDRipper Pro allows you to copy all your DVDs on your Mac so you can easily
view them without having to spend your battery on spinning you optical drive. Once ripped, you can then use software such as DVDRemaster, to convert your DVD for your iPod, or to burn them on single layer discs.

Mac DVDRipper Pro analyzes the DVD and uses intelligent algorithms to ensure proper rips. It is the best at what it does, at an unbeatable price!

You can try it for free before buying, Mac DVDRipper Pro will work without any limitations for your first 5 rips. Make sure to give it a try!

Feature Highlights

  • Protect your DVDs from scratches
  • Save your batteries by reading your movies from your hard disk
  • Manage your collection with just a few clicks
  • Time-shift your rental
  • Backup your DVD collection, and much more!

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4 or higher (Snow Leopard compatible)
  • A DVD drive

User comments

  • I always used Ripit – which overall I can’t complain of – to backup my son’s dvd collection but lately it failed (corrupted file) with some Winnie the Pooh dvd. I downloaded Mac DVDRipper Pro and it flawlessy worked. taipan2008
  • Wow! Mac DVDRipper Pro was able to successfully rip a DVD with a really bad scratch that neither RipIt, MTR 3.0 nor Handbrake could rip. The $10 price tag is a bargain compared to RipIt and MTR 3.0, especially given that Mac DVDRipper Pro was to rip a DVD that the others couldn’t. I’m a very happy guy! Drdul
  • Successfully ripped a damaged DVD that MacTheRipper wouldn’t do. It’s worth the modest price tag. brayne
  • OK. So this SW ripped my Click DVD in 43 minutes where FairMount, MacTheRipper3, Handbrake and VideoMonkey failed… I clear “BUY” from me!!!! Toerk_2
  • I was able to rip a scratched DVD with this tool, which MTR and Ripit refused to rip. It also ripped 2 new DVDs (bought yesterday) which were not rippable with MTR or Ripit.
    So far I like this program a lot ! Beamy

Visit Mac DVDRipper Pro’s website for more info