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Sep 30

Nuclear Nova Game Blast!
Get five great games for $19.99!
Weekend ZOT Preview Below…

Normally: $75.00

ZOT Price: $19.99

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Click the links under the screenshots for more info and to download each game.

GL Golf (includes the Expansion Pack with all current courses!)

Rocket Golf (includes the Expansion Pack with all current courses!)

Liquid Defense

Escape!

Hydrothermal

Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

Nuclear Nova Software is committed to creating entertaining, high quality games for the Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad, that the whole family can play without breaking the piggy bank. Whether you want to play a round of GL Golf, Escape from an enchanted dungeon, build a space colony in Hydrothermal, or relax with one of our other games, Nuclear Nova Software has got ya covered.


Steve Wozniak and Jake Leveto, October 2007. Steve was one of the first owners of Escape and helped inspire Jake to continue in the shareware business.

Nuclear Nova Software was created by Jake Leveto in 2002 to publish his first game, Escape, which was created for the uDevGames 2002 contest. While it didn’t finish at the top, it received lots of positive feedback and was improved upon to become a shareware game. With Escape selling successfully, Jake decided to create another game for the uDevGames 2003 contest. This is where GL Golf was born. GL Golf won the Editors Choice Award, and was then improved upon and released as shareware in March 2004. Throughout the past years GL Golf has been updated numerous times and has evolved into a popular game with a loyal crowd of golfers. During the early stages of GL Golf, our 3rd game, Hydrothermal, was developed and released as a side project. After a long hiatus, a fourth game, Liquid Defense, was completed in the summer of 2008. During the end of the summer, GL Golf was ported over to the iPhone. Both the paid and lite versions have at one point climbed into the top 50 iPhone applications. In the summer of 2009, the side scrolling game Rocket Golf was released for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

Jake graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in May of 2010, with both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Microelectronic Engineering. Instead of joining the corperate world, Jake plans on working full-time on both new games and his current ones. While Nuclear Nova is currently a one man operation, both a new programmer and artist may join the team sometime in the next year.


This weekend’s ZOT?
Oct 2nd and 3rd


Hydra

You should use Hydra…
Hydra provides human eye-like perception to your photographs by allowing you to create High Dynamic Range (HDR) images from a series of regular photographs (up to 10), either from DSLRs or traditional point-and-shoot cameras. The output produced by Hydra is much closer to what your eyes actually see.

Learn more about Hydra here…

Sep 29

The GUI for MacPorts: PortAuthority
Take Control of Unix Software

Normally: $24.95

ZOT Price: $9.95

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PortAuthority provides a GUI for the MacPorts Unix software management system for Mac
OS X. MacPorts is a powerful command-line tool for installing and updating
a variety of Unix-based applications for the Mac. Its power, though, comes
at the cost of some complexity; in the past the only way to utilize MacPorts
was to type in various commands into the Mac’s Terminal application. PortAuthority aims to bring the power of MacPorts to the traditional
Mac user by providing a user-friendly GUI to MacPorts.

Why PortAuthority?

Easy to use solution for managing MacPorts software packages and the MacPorts infrastructure.

Search and sort MacPorts ports by keyword, category, and more.

Export MacPorts logs to text and printed output.

Growl integration.

Fast: PortAuthority doesn’t bog down system resources.

Thorough user documentation via the "Help" menu.

Dispay detailed information about MacPorts packages.

"…so
well designed, I think I’ll find myself using it quite a bit over
time.
"–Ernest Rothman, co-author of Mac
OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks

Installing PortAuthority

To install PortAuthority, download the latest version. It can be installed
anywhere on your machine. Earlier installations can be moved to the trash.
The download is a 30-day demo; you can purchase a license to use the program
past the 30-day trial period. Mac OS X 10.5 is the minimum supported platform.
A MacPorts installation is also required; MacPorts can be downloaded from
http://www.macports.org.

What’s New in Version 3.1

  • Now uses Keychain to store password.

  • Now supports clickable links in data display.

  • Now supports native printing.

  • Can now access Services menu, and provides port searches as a service.

  • Status icon in menubar shows operations in progress.

  • Additional bug fixes and improvements.

System Requirements: Mac OSX 10.5 or later. (10.5 is the minimum supported platform)
A MacPorts installation is also required; MacPorts can be downloaded from
http://www.macports.org.

Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

Sep 28

iSoftPhone 2.7
The Smart Phone for your Desktop!

This offer includes 12 months Upgrade Protection.

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…

Sep 27

DataLore
Search Your Files at Lightning Fast Speed! Locally or on the Network

Normally: $19.95

ZOT Price: $9.95

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DataLore, the unique front end to Spolight

From XtraLean Software, the makers of ImageWell & ShutterBug

Looking for a Better Front End to Spotlight? Need a Search Tool that performs quickly and reliably? …… Look no more – Try DataLore!

DataLore is a new and unique front end to Spotlight that makes it even easier and faster to search and share files not only on your own computer, but also on other computers on your network. For power users who need speed, reliability and the ability to perform complex search queries or more highly defined, custom searches, look no more – Try DataLore!

With the added value of network searching and sharing, any household or business will quickly discover the efficiency and ease that DataLore adds to workflow and collaboration. If you have one Mac, you’ll love DataLore for its speed! If you have more than one Mac, you’ll go GAGA over the speed and flexibility of finding and retrieving files for all of your Macs, while comfortably seated at your Mac du jour!

SCREENCAST DEMO OF DATALORE IN ACTION: Check out the quick 2-minute screencast demo of DataLore in action! This screencast will give you a quick run down of the basic features as our Developer, Hagen Kaye, performs an actual search, both locally and on the network. This screencast is a MUST-SEE; it will give you a good idea of how DataLore can be used in a real-life practical scenario. Please click the following link to view it:
http://datalore.ca

Please read on to learn more about DataLore…

The DataLore Advantage

DataLore gives you our innovative Search-As-You-Type technology allowing you to search and find files on your own computer or on other Macs on your network, at lightning fast speeds. Search filenames, filetypes, content and more. DataLore also offers you an “All in One” Search Solution that contains both a dock application and a companion menu bar application for controlling remote access. And the logical, uncluttered interface doesn’t slow you down with a flood of unnecessary buttons and drop down menus.

Searching is live and dynamic. DataLore will start working right away while you’re typing to locate files. There are no start or stop buttons to press – just type and search! DataLore is like your “second brain”!

And that’s not all…One serial number can be used on up to 5 Macs on the same network. This is beneficial to anyone with a network at home and/or at work. And for today only, at the special ZOT price, you can get a DataLore serial number for the one low price of only $9.95!

Feature Highlights: Simple, Clean & Powerful

Here are just some of the unique, useful features of DataLore:

• Search locally or search other Macs on the network
Search-as-you-type technology for finding your files fast
• Text entry with Shorthand and Special Characters for more complex or highly defined searches
• Filter searches by file types and by file kind to find files even faster
• Multitude of filters for highly customized searching
• Search your entire computer or select to search a specific folder only
• All-in-One Search Solution containing both a Dock Application and a Menu Bar App
• Search multiple external hard drives
• QuickLook support for quickly viewing your files from the search results list
• Clean and powerful user interface
• One serial number can be used on up to five Macs
• Plus much more!

Innovative “Search-As-You-Type” Technology

Search as fast as you can type! Perform simple and complex searches all via a text entry box. Simply start typing in the Search Text Box and DataLore will start searching right away. No need to press start or stop, or click on multiple drop down menus. DataLore will start searching with you, will stop with you, and will change with you, responding immediately to your every move. This unique text entry method for making quick searches, from simple to complex, works with you while you type, without any interruption. When you want to change or adjust your search criteria, simply change the text and DataLore will follow your lead, moving with you full steam ahead. DataLore works with you and produces the results faster than you can say “Go DataLore!”

Powerful Text Shorthand & Special Characters

The simple search text box can perform powerful searches using a type of “shorthand” that makes it easy to do simple or complex searches, with special characters to define the search. Perform simple searches with words separated by spaces or perform more complex searches using Boolean and Wildcard queries, date ranges, file types, and much more. Combine special search characters to produce more complex search patterns. The text shorthand options make custom or more complex search queries, fast and easy!

Include Specific Folders and Filter by File Type & File Kind

If you have a rough idea of where your file is located, or where it definitely is not located, and you know what file type you are looking for, you can select to search for a specific file type, and to search for it in selected folder(s). You can further narrow down your search by excluding specific file types from the search results, and by specifying which kind of file(s) to display in the search results, and which kinds to not display. And it’s just that simple and fast!

All-in-One Search Solution

DataLore offers you a main application along with a companion menu bar application that acts as a mini-server for granting access to other Macs on your network. Use the main application to perform all of your searches – choose where to search, what to search for, and what file types to look for. View the results immediately. Select which computer to search – your own or another one on the network; select which folders to search, or search any and all folders, and narrow down your search by excluding specific file types and file kinds from the search results.

All of the same features and capabilities for searching locally, can also be used to search other Macs on the same network, as well as to search multiple external hard drives.

Use the handy menu bar app to control who can search your computer, or to grant certain computers no access at all. You can turn remote access off instantly whenever you want. This companion mini-server lives in your menu bar so that you can launch a new search anytime without having to first open the main application.

DataLore’s network searching makes it so much more convenient and faster than using the Finder or a thumb drive, or other alternative methods. No need to go back and forth between computers, no need to log in to a computer, and no need to know someone else’s password. Just search and find – it’s convenient, fast, and easy!

As with all of our other products, DataLore is lean and powerful with a clean, easy to use interface. And you can get it today at the special ZOT price of only $9.95! And that’s not all… This low price gets you one serial number that can be used on up to 5 Macs.

SCREENCAST DEMO OF DATALORE IN ACTION: View the quick 2 minute screencast demonstration of DataLore in action. This demo will give you a quick rundown of the basic features as our Developer, Hagen Kaye, performs an actual search, both locally and on the network.

System Requirements

• Mac® OS X 10.5 and 10.6 or later (Leopard & Snow Leopard)
• Intel-based Mac (PPC users, please see note below)
• Spotlight indexing must be enabled
• To search networked computers, DataLore must be installed on all Macs with remote access turned on.
• 1 serial number can be installed on up to 5 computers (Macs only).

IMPORTANT NOTE ON PPC SUPPORT: DataLore is also available for PowerPC Macs, but only supports OS X 10.5. If you are using a PowerPC Mac, then a serial number is not required. DataLore is free for PowerPC users, simply download and enjoy. However, support for PowerPC Macs is limited, and at anytime product development for the PowerPC may be discontinued.

For intel Macs, a serial number is required to activate the product permanently. A serial number can be used on up to 5 Intel Mac computers. DataLore installed on a PPC can search an Intel Mac with DataLore installed (and vise versa).

Learn More About DataLore

  • Screen Cast Demo
  • DataLore’s Full Feature Set
  • Built-In Help Guide: From DataLore’s Main Menu, select Help->DataLore Help to launch the informative built-in Help Guide
  • Using Special Characters: DataLore’s built-in Help guide contains a handy reference page for using special characters to perform more complex search queries. It also shows examples of different ways you can combine characters to produce even more defined search results. You can access this page by clicking the “Text Shorthand for Quick Searches” heading from the Help Guide Index.
  • World Class Customer Support

Getting the Most Out of DataLore

Please visit the DataLore Support Forum to read other DataLore users’ feature requests and join in on the discussions. We encourage and appreciate any feedback that will help improve DataLore for future updates/versions.

Try DataLore out to see the speed for yourself, and fully utilize the special characters and text shorthand; try narrowing down the search results or filtering by file type and file kind to make your search even faster. Also be sure to try out the network searching that makes finding files on other Macs so convenient and fast!! And last but no least, be sure to view the screencast demo to help you leverage DataLore’s capabilities to their fullest!

Try out DataLore today and Buy at 50% off at the special ZOT price for only $9.95!

1 DataLore Serial Number = Install on up to 5 Macs!!

ABOUT XTRALEAN SOFTWARE

We are a small two-person (husband and wife) company who consider each and every one of our customers a part of the team. We are committed and dedicated to our products and the people who use them. Founded in 2002, XtraLean Software develops solely for the Mac, and has over 20 years of experience in the software development industry. Located in Kitchener, Ontario, in the heart of Canada’s technology triangle, XtraLean serves customers in all parts of the world.

To learn more about our mission, and how the name “XtraLean Software” was born, please visit our About page.

Sep 26

DVDRemaster Pro 6.3.4
Duplicate or convert DVD for iPod, iPhone or Apple TV

Normally: $49.99

ZOT Price: $24.99

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What is DVDRemaster?

DVDRemaster is an application which recompresses large DVDs so they can be burned on a standard DVD or converts them so they can be watched on your video iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, Apple TV and many others. DVDRemaster accommodates both novices and experts with its simple but yet powerful interface. It can either copy an entire DVD and keep all tracks, copy only the main feature or copy only selected audio and video tracks.

DVD backup made easy

DVD backup made easy

From viewing your movies to selecting the languages you wish to keep and burning the final backup DVD, everything is built into a simple but yet powerful interface.

Recompress with ease

Recompress with ease

No need to worry about complicated settings; everything is summarized into easy to use presets. Simply select a destination device and you are ready to go.

Recompress with ease

Convert for video players

Watching your favorite movies and shows on the road using your video iPod, iPod Touch and iPhone or enjoying them at home on your Apple TV has never been easier.

What’s new in 6.0?

Preserve multiples audio tracks

Preserve multiple audio tracks when converting your movies and shows for your video player. This is ideal to retain several languages or audio commentaries.
Learn More

Faster than ever

DVDRemaster is now faster than ever before. With its new enhancements, you will have access to your DVDs, movies and shows even quicker.

Experience surround sound

Enjoy the full surround sound experience. The high-quality surround material is preserved when converting your movies and shows for your Apple TV.
Learn More

Convert to video players even faster

Bring your movies and shows onto your video players faster with improved H.264 support. You can now convert to H.264 using turbo.264 thus freeing you computer so you can work on what matters to you.
Learn More

How does it work?

Recompressing a DVD

DVDRemaster can work in two modes. It can either preserve all tracks (including menus, multiangle, commentaries, other languages, etc.) or work in movie only mode where everything but the main feature is discarded, thus leaving more space for the main movie and yielding a better quality of image. Advanced users will appreciate that the Pro version lets them choose exactly which video and audio tracks to keep or to discard.

DVDRemaster comes with Fairmount which is a free companion tool that allows on-the-fly decryption of DVDs. Once Fairmount is launched, making a backup of a DVD is as simple as dragging and dropping its VIDEO_TS folder somewhere on your hard disk. The resulting copy will be decrypted as it is copied and will be ready for archival.

Converting to iPod, iPhone, Apple TV and other video players

DVDRemaster can convert a DVD to a video compatible with your video iPod, iPhone and Apple TV. No need to worry about cumbersome settings, everything is summarized for you in simple presets.

You can choose the audio track from the DVD, listen to it in the preview and choose to include subtitles.

Extracting streams

DVDRemaster also allows you to extract raw data streams from your DVD. You can reuse those streams in another application.

What are people saying about it?

Pedro Fardilha, review on MacUpdate

I believe that for an app to be complete and good in what it does it doesn’t have to need a cumbersome GUI. And so far the only one that does almost all that I need and has a nice and usable GUI is DVDRemaster.

Metakine’s costumer support is really good and they always listen to what I have to say, even if it’s just a small detail.

Review on MacUpdate

DVDRemaster is one of the only programs that I purchased that successfully meets my needs. Two thumbs up…way up!

Review on Version Tracker

I’ve been using DVDRemaster for quite some time, specifically the “Pro” version. It’s a remarkable program that does exactly what I ask of it, and it does so with an ease and versatility that make it feel so “Mac-like” I’d almost think this program was commissioned by Steve himself. I’ve tried other competitor’s software, but DVDRemaster performs better, producing a higher quality image by comparison.

Review on Version Tracker

I have been using DVDRemaster Pro for almost three years and have been very happy with it. It does exactly what I need it to do.

Review on Version Tracker

It is a great piece of software. I’ve been using it since version 1.4.1, and seen it evolve into an awesome app.

Review on Version Tracker

All I have to say about the previous feedback is that he hit it right on the nose. Everything he said was correct. This app is great, fast, and just plain works RIGHT. I’ve been using it since version 1.4.

What are the computer requirements?

DVDRemaster is an universal binary application which will work on both PPC and Intel based Macs running Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and having QuickTime 7.2 or higher

Want more information?

For general information about DVDRemaster, simply visit the DVDRemaster product page. We are committed to provide the best customer care. Hence, to get answers to your DVDRemaster questions, visit our FAQ page. To quickly learn to use the product you can consult our tutorials. If you can not find your answers in our FAQ or tutorial pages, feel free to contact us. We we will gladly answer all your questions.

Who are we?

We are Metakine Inc., a Canadian software company located in Montreal. Metakine specializes in the development of software for audio, video and image processing. The founders hold software engineering degrees and are passionate about programming and digital video and hope to translate their passion into useful and usable software.

Our product line includes the widely popular DVDRemaster and Fairmount DVD utilities. In addition to our current products, we have contributed to various projects in the Macintosh community over the years. Namely, we have been involved in the development of the MediaPipe project which was a pioneer in providing DivX, Vorbis and (S)VCD encoding for Macintosh, OpenShiiva to reencode MPEG2 as MPEG4 and SonicBirth.

Sep 24

Radio Gaga
Listen to 10,000+ Internet radio stations and Much more…
Get TexToPix

(Friday’s ZOT) this weekend also…

Normally: $29.99

ZOT Price: $17.99

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Listen to 10,000+ Internet radio stations
The world of Internet radio is vast and eclectic. With an endless number of radio stations streaming music, you can listen to just about anything you want. Radio Gaga contains an automatically updated directory of 10,000+ radio stations from around the world, separated into genres, so you can easily find the stations you want to listen to.


Multi-record dozens of radio stations simultaneously

Radio Gaga is the ultimate Mac program for not only listening to Internet radio stations, but also for multi-recording them. Radio Gaga can multi-record as many streams as your bandwidth allows, and save the resulting songs in MP3 format, trimmed and tagged for export to iTunes (of course, without DRM). Radio Gaga even has filters, so you can record only the music you like and ignore the rest.

Record when you’re away; listen when you’re home
Listening is one thing, but you’re not always available when the programs or music you like are on. You can use Radio Gaga’s schedule feature to set up one-off or regular recording sessions, so you can listen when you want. You can even set up multiple recording sessions, for as many streams and at as many times as you want. The only limits are your bandwidth and your hard disk space. Radio Gaga saves the resulting recordings in its Tracks library where you can sort your music, listen to it, and export it to your iTunes library with a single click.

Stay in control
Listen to radios and recorded tracks on your Mac, and keep Radio Gaga out of the way. Use the program’s mini-controller to control playback and volume. It floats above your other windows so the controls are always a click away.

A world of choice
Radio Gaga finds radio stations from around the world, and separates them into genres, helping you find the stations you want to listen to. With 27 genres (rock, dance, folk, metal, pop, classical, jazz, alternative, ambient and much more), and over 10,000 radio stations, you’ll never need to listen to silence again. Its directory is automatically updated, so you always have the largest selection of Internet radio stations possible.


Add more radio stations

If you know of a radio station that’s not in our automatically-updated library of 10,000+ Internet radio stations, add it yourself. Make sure to submit it to the Radio Gaga team so we can add it to our directory of stations.

Save songs and fill your iTunes library
Radio Gaga doesn’t just record music and save it in anonymous files. Radio Gaga splits the recordings into tracks, and – depending on the program information provided by the radio stations you record – tags the songs and adds them to your Radio Gaga library. Select the songs you want to keep and one click adds them to iTunes so you can put them on your iPod.

System Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6
Intel or PowerPC processor
1 GB RAM
Internet connection

Click to Developer’s Site for more info.

Sep 23

TexToPix
Creates pictures made from text.
Weekend ZOT Preview Below

Normally: $24.95

ZOT Price: $11.99

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, it doesn’t have to be one or the other any more. TexToPix enables you to convert your pictures into images made from the words of your choice. How about an image of your one true love made from the words of the Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poem “How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways…”? Or an image of your personal hero made from the words of that hero that inspired you?

TexToPix lets you create color, halftone or black-and-white images composed from the text of your choice. The images appear like the original picture when viewed from afar, but up close the words making up the picture can be clearly read. The application is highly interactive and easy to use, with immediate preview updates of the images possible with each setting change. There are lots of presets to provide all the settings for a particular type of image in one click. The images created from TexToPix projects can be saved as raster JPEG images or as vector-based PDF files.

System Requirements: Any Mac with MacOS X 10.4 and higher. TexToPix is Universal Binary.

Click to Developer’s Site for more info.



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

Radio Gaga

Listen to 10,000+ Internet radio stations. Multi-record dozens of radio stations simultaneously. Record when you’re away; listen when you’re home. And Much more…

Learn more about Radio Gaga here…

Sep 22

ShutterBug
Stylish, Easy Website Creation

Normally: $39.95

ZOT Price: $19.95

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Power, Flexibility and Control…With ShutterBug, the sky is the limit!

Need to get a site up in a hurry? Satisfy the hunger and do more with your website – photo albums, movies, journals, image rollovers, contact forms and a selection of more than 80 fully customizable free themes. Create a simple online gallery or go all the way with a full featured website, or even add a shopping cart to your site. Try ShutterBug and experience the control and freedom everyone is talking about!

Build Your Content Quickly

ShutterBug’s Content window makes adding text and photos so easy and fast, you can have a website done in under thirty minutes or less. Drag and drop to add photos, movies, music and reorder pages and photos quickly. Add and edit as much text for each page as you like, add the masthead, title and footer text. Use the Easy button for fast link insertion into page text, caption text or embed links into photos. Create separate album pages or categorize your pages into group folders. And that’s just the beginning – ShutterBug lets you do so much more with your content! ShutterBug gives you true power and ease without sacrifice to flexibility and without limiting your options.

Eye Catching Themes & Templates

There’s a theme for every need. Check out the Theme Library and select from 26 stylish and fully customizable themes. Modify the theme, apply different templates to customize each page, or modify, add, and delete templates. You can change anything and everything about the theme and templates, or leave them as is, the choice is your’s! You can even browse through dozens more FREE downloadable themes and templates at ShutterBug Land.

Easy to Use Design Tools

ShutterBug’s Layout window empowers you and equips you with the tools you need to create your own design, quickly and easily – a feature that alternative products can’t tout. If you know how to use a mouse, then you’ll have no problem creating a unique look and feel for your web site. Why not have some fun with the WYSIWYG design tools to bring your vision to life. Or start with a theme, be inspired and modify it to your liking. The sky is the limit with ShutterBug’s easy to use layout tools that invite, rather than intimidate. No HTML or CSS knowledge needed, and absolutely zero graphic design skills are required. Leverage everything ShutterBug has to offer and experience the fulfillment of saying “I did that.”

Photos & Slideshows

ShutterBug offers a wealth of options for displaying your photos, while producing high quality image processing for the web. When it comes to sharing and presenting your photos, you shouldn’t be constrained by limitations. These are your photos and you know best how you want to display them. You can create album displays, free style displays, photo collages, add picture frames and mattes, create elegant slideshows,random ordered or looping slideshows, LightBox shows, use an unlimited number of caption lines or include iPhoto comments, create custom sizes for your thumbnails, plus so much more. All of this at no loss to quality and flexibility.

Movies, Contact Forms & More

ShutterBug doesn’t stop at photos, you can easily add other media to your pages, such as QuickTime movies, Flash movies and MP3s. And that’s not all. You can add email submission and contact forms, image rollovers, page counters, auto date and time, scrolling news tickers, or just pack your PDF or other external documents in with your site for easy uploading and linking to. ShutterBug can help you do so much more with your website.

Integrated Shopping Cart

The new shopping cart integration allows you to easily add a PayPal™ Shopping Cart to your ShutterBug site without having to endure any technical frustration and no need for any technical knowledge to accomplish it. It’s pain-free to set up a store, and customize the look and functionality of your store pages to suit your needs. You can add Buy Now or Add to Cart buttons to each product image on the page, choose the data you would like to display with each product, plus more. Advanced users can even add custom code to integrate a different third-party cart into their ShutterBug site.

One Click Publishing to Any Host

No constraints here either. The one click Send button lets you update your site on the fly, letting you make incremental changes while ShutterBug calculates the changes for you. You can even add password protection or publish a RSS feed if you like. Quickly send your site to any web host including S/FTP, .Mac account, a WebDAV host, or export to a folder on your computer. It’s simple, robust, and fast!

And that’s not all…

ShutterBug sites adhere to world wide web standards and render properly in all modern browsers on multiple platforms. And in true lean fashion, this application is compact, but powerful. At 3.6 MBs in size, you won’t be downloading a ton of bricks!

ShutterBug also comes complete with over 80 free, fully customizable themes, a downloadable and printable 250 page user manual (or view it online), and world class tech support via email or our community support boards.

Try ShutterBug today! Download the free demo version or purchase it today at this special offer price of $19.95.

ShutterBug is for everyone from beginners to advanced users! It’s a fun & healthy addiction that will simplify your online life.

To learn more about ShutterBug, please visit http://www.xtralean.com/SBOverview.html and peruse over 8 pages of features, showcase sites, reviews and more! To view more ShutterBug themes available for free to all registered users, please visit ShutterBug Land at http://www.shutterbugland.com

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

• Mac OS X 10.4 or later (Tiger, Leopard, & Snow Leopard)
• Universal Binary support for Intel-based Mac and PPC
• Exports to .Mac, WebDAV, S/FTP, or to a folder on your computer

10.3.9 Users: If you are on OS X 10.3.9, you will need an earlier version of ShutterBug – V2.5.3. Please visit http://www.xtralean.com/legacy.html to access the download link for the V2.5.3 demo. If you are using OS X 10.4 or later, please download the demo from the “Try” button above for the latest version (V2.5.6).



About XtraLean Software

We are a small two-person (husband and wife) company who consider each and every one of our customers a part of the team. We are committed and dedicated to our products and the people who use them. Founded in 2002, XtraLean Software develops solely for the Mac, and has over 20 years of experience in the software development industry. Located in Kitchener, Ontario, in the heart of Canada’s technology triangle, XtraLean serves customers in all parts of the world.

To learn more about our mission, and how the name “XtraLean Software” was born, please visit our About page.

Sep 21

Jumsoft Keynote Quartet FX ’10
Need help preparing attractive and powerful presentations?

Normally: $99.00

ZOT Price: $49.50

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Jumsoft has the solution – Keynote Quartet FX ’10.
Be serious. Be playful. Be dazzling.


See what you could add to your next presentation here…

How do you make a presentation that grabs attention and sticks in the mind? Many guidelines are available to help you succeed. One point emphasized in all of them: use as many appropriate illustrations as possible, but don’t overload your presentation. For those who need help putting together attractive and appealing presentations, Jumsoft offers a great solution: Keynote Quartet FX ’10, providing the most attractive and popular presentation-making tools for capturing an audience.

Our Keynote products have always been acclaimed, and the Keynote Quartet FX ’10 package includes the ones most beloved by our customers: Keynote Animations FX 7.0, Keynote Themes FX 5.0, Keynote Backgrounds FX 4.0, and Keynote Objects FX 4.0. Briefly, the upgraded Keynote Quartet FX ’10 includes 300 new, high-quality, easy-to-use tools: 150 objects, 100 animations, 35 motion backgrounds, and 15 motion themes. Moreover, we decided to add Keynote Themes 8.0, Keynote Stills, and Keynote Photos as a bonus bundle for customers who order the product. Don’t hesitate! Avoid boring presentations, and amaze everyone with your creatively prepared speech or lecture!

Keynote Themes FX

The Keynote Themes FX 5.0 bundle was designed for unique presentations by a supreme team of professional designers. Share your ideas, proposals, contracts, and solutions; decorate them with matching motion backgrounds, fonts, frames, and bullet styles to make the most of your competitive advantage and carve a path to the best results. The Keynote Themes FX 5.0 package includes 15 motion themes: 5 are new and innovative (Air Blobs, Crystal Clear, DNA Chain, Glass Beads, and Neuro Threads), and 10 are familiar designs from the previous version. The themes include up to 14 masters, allowing you to choose the best layout for conveying your ideas and illustrations on each slide.

Keynote Backgrounds FX

Developed following the success of Keynote Themes and other tools in the FX series, Keynote Backgrounds FX 4.0 features 25 classic and 10 new, high-quality movies for presentation backgrounds. Keynote Backgrounds FX 4.0 movies are arranged for looping, allowing endless playback of any background in the package. Choose from a futuristic tunnel of light, strikingly realistic swirling lottery balls, psychedelic colorful blobs, and more that will capture your audience’s attention and never let it go.

Keynote Objects FX

This is a spectacular set of high-quality 3-D images appropriate for virtually any presentation requiring vividness, color, and authenticity. Added to the 100 objects from the previous version are 50 new pieces, for the ultimate collection of illustrations for Keynote presentations and Pages documents alike, from classic furniture and clothes to office stationery and a park bench—the best images for delighting your audience and making your message stick. Keynote Objects FX 4.0 is even compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint and Word—moreover, all 150 images in the package are rendered in 3-D and optimized for presentation, with dimensions up to 1000 pixels.

Keynote Animations FX

Jumsoft presents the latest—a bigger, brighter Keynote Animations FX 7.0, suitable for any occasion, with 30 new animated possibilities to help you express yourself. New images and 70 classic pieces give a total of 100 spectacular animations that let you add magical motion to your presentations and set the right mood. Thrill your audience with hands clapping, piles of dollars swirling, and our new friend Alastair showing off a routine of fancy moves all over your slides. It has never been so easy to position, blend, mix, overlay, underlay, and much more, because Jumsoft offers high-quality animations in separate layers. Say goodbye to complications and enjoy the fun of creating!

BONUS!

Keynote Themes 8.0

The bonus package includes Keynote Themes 8.0 (25 stunning still themes for Keynote), Keynote Stills (200 high-quality, high-resolution still images for Keynote, Pages, and even MS PowerPoint), and Keynote Photos (200 high-quality images).

Keynote Quartet FX ’10 is compatible with all versions of Keynote. Keynote Quartet requires any Macintosh computer running Mac OS X with Keynote or Pages installed.

All of these are themes for Keynote – Trial versions are not available.


Visit Jumsoft for more details.

Sep 20

Decompose 1.1
Extract objects from images with ease

Normally: $29.99

ZOT Price: $14.99

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What is Decompose?

Decompose is an application allowing an easy and flawless extraction of elements from pictures in order to use them to make composite images. It is the perfect tool for making images for web pages, newspapers and magazines or simply for your own creations. Extracted objects are saved as a TIFF file with transparency. Decompose also corrects colors to remove all traces of the previous background, thus generating perfect mattes.

Extract objects from images with ease

Extract objects from images with ease

Simply draw a rough outline of the elements to extract and identify the background region. Then all the cumbersome contour refinement is done automatically.

Smooth and spill-free edges

Smooth and spill-free edges

Extracted elements have smooth edges without any traces of the original background color. Hence, you can generate flawless composites.

How does it work?

Decompose allows you to easily extract elements from a picture and use them to make composite images. It is the perfect tool to make images for web pages, newspapers and magazines or simply for your own creations.

Traditional extraction of objects with a lasso tool typically takes time and the results are far from perfect. The extracted objects have rough edges that are often tinted with the color of the previous background. Decompose produces smooth edges and completely removes the background color.

You simply need to draw a rough approximation of the edges of the objects and identify the foreground and the background regions. Decompose then refines the edges, corrects the colors and allows you to save the result as a TIFF image ready to be used in your favorite compositing software.

What are people saying about it?

Greg Healy, Editor at MacApper

Decompose v1.0.2 can produce quite good results depending on how much time you want to spend, and is an application that I will definitely be using in the future.

For the complete review visit MacApper.

Editor’s review on Softpedia

A very nice little program that does this job a lot better than most professional applications out there, who lack such a dedicated tool. It definitely worths a look if you find yourself working on lot of decompositions.

For the complete review visit Softpedia.

Ian Greig, review on MacUpdate

I find that Decompose scores over Photoshop by having a brush to define the transitional edge areas where pixels may be foreground image or background.

A cut-out in PhotoShop relies on performing a very accurate selection, knocking out the background and then doing a lot of smoothing of the edges. In Decompose you make a broad-brush selection of the edge area, covering the whole border between foreground and background, from which the app. calculates which is which, removes the background to transparency and gives a smooth edge.

It seems to work well even if there isn’t a lot of contrast between foreground and background. If you can see it, you can cut it out.

Well worth the money to save time and effort — and if you need to make good quality, foolproof cut-outs in a hurry, you’ll thank the developers.

Review on VersionTracker

What an excellent little program! Works as advertised. So easy to use and efficient…

What are the computer requirements?

Decompose is an universal binary application so it will work on both PPC and Intel based Macs running Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.

Want more information?

For general information about Decompose, simply visit the Decompose product page. We are committed to provide the best customer care. Hence, to get answers to your Decompose questions, visit our FAQ page. To quickly learn to use the product you can consult our tutorial. If you can not find your answers in our FAQ or tutorial pages, feel free to contact us. We we will gladly answer all your questions.

Who are we?

We are Metakine Inc., a Canadian software company located in Montreal. Metakine specializes in the development of software for audio, video and image processing. The founders hold software engineering degrees and are passionate about programming and digital video and hope to translate their passion into useful and usable software.

Our product line includes the widely popular Hands Off!, DVDRemaster and Fairmount DVD utilities. In addition to our current products, we have contributed to various projects in the Macintosh community over the years. Namely, we have been involved in the development of the MediaPipe project which was a pioneer in providing DivX, Vorbis and (S)VCD encoding for Macintosh, OpenShiiva to reencode MPEG2 as MPEG4 and SonicBirth.