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Aug 31

PostworkShop 3

Artistic Filters and Digital Painting
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Everything in your hand – all in one.

PostworkShop is an artistic image manipulation program that allows both hobby and professional users to transform their photos and 3D renders into impressive artistic images.

PostworkShop 3 features include:

Natural Media Art Styles

Experiment with over 300 natural-looking styles and 100 presets under the categories of drawing, graphic arts, oil painting, watercolor, pencil sketch, acrylic painting, and photo effects. Create your own styles, modify existing ones.

Life-like Painting Techniques

Painting techniques and drawing techniques follow the lines and contours of the image just like a real artist delivering a quality rendition whether your original was a photo, fractal, or 3D render or vector illustration.

Unique Layering Effects

Layer, chain, re-order, and blend any of the 300 artistic styles, multiple images, and text layers to achieve limitless combinations to continually create unique digital art effects.

Simple Interface

Easy to use interface and feature set with well-designed layout for a more efficient workflow. Choose between 8 languages: French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Polish, and English.

Plug-in Mode & External Editor

Fitting into your workflow as a standalone version or as a plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop®, Corel® PaintShop Photo® Pro and even Painter, PostworkShop3 also works as an External Editor for Adobe® Lightroom®.

Hybrid auto-manual painting

Add finishing touches manually or paint your entire image on an auto painted base layer. The auto and manual paing modes use the same brushes for perfect integration.

Node-Based Graph Editor

Build your own styles easily with the node-based filter graph editor by simply dragging and dropping existing styles, and then connecting input and output pins, to generate something truly unique. Or just blend and tweak a few existing styles and save your layered composition as a new style.

A few before-after examples:

Also: See more demo imageges in the PostworkShop 3 gallery

System Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.5.8 and later, Intel only.

Product Link:

http://www.postworkshop.net

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Aug 30

OS X Mountain Lion Video Training

Learn the new Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion in just 2 hours!

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The AppleGrad Experience
In about the time it takes to watch a movie, you can learn each Apple topic from AppleGrad Video Tutorials. Our mission is to teach you the important and need-to-know features. This means you can learn quicker, without the fluff that can add hours and confusion to the process. Conveniently download the video tutorial to your Mac or Windows PC. Watch the tutorial in iTunes or QuickTime Player with Chapter Navigation. You can also sync the video tutorial in iTunes to your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch to learn on the go (see requirements). During the entire learning experience, you don’t have to leave your home! No subscription, expiration, or login required!



Video Tutorial Features
    •    Download and watch on a Mac or Windows PC in iTunes or QuickTime Player.
    •    Presented in 720p High Definition. You can clearly read what is being instructed on screen!
    •    Includes Chapter Navigation. Conveniently replay any section at any time.
    •    No subscription, expiration, or login required. Watch as many times as you want.
    •    Sync via iTunes to watch on the go on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch (see requirements).


OS X Mountain Lion TrainingMac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Training
If you’re new to Mac or want to learn the new features of Mountain Lion, this tutorial is for you. Learn everything you need to know about the new OS X in just 2 hours.

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System Requirements
    •    A Mac or Windows PC to download the video tutorial.
    •    A high speed internet connection is required for downloading, not required for playback.
    •    Watch on a Mac or Windows PC in iTunes or QuickTime Player.
    •    Sync via iTunes to watch on the go on your iPad (gen 1+), iPhone (gen 4+), iPod Touch (gen 4).


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Aug 29

PDF Security

Add or Remove PDF security in thousands of PDF files in a single click.

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Why PDF Security ?

  • Remove PDF security in thousands of PDF files in one click.
  • Add PDF security permissions like open, copy, edit, print, modify and much more.
  • Remove permission Password from PDF. Remove PDF Security from PDF files in just 2 seconds using PDF Security 1.0.
  • Add or remove PDF security in batch mode – remove security from multiple PDF files at a time.
  • “I find PDF Security an easy tool to add permission passwords to hundreds of PDF files in a single go.” – Gaston Cieloszyk, El Paso

  • A simple, flexible and powerful interface.
  • Easy to use. Minimum learning curve .
  • Fast and Error Free.
  • Export list of all the files in a text delimited text file.

  • Users can keep a backup of the original files as well.

  • Requires Mac OSX 10.6 and later.

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    Aug 28

    RWThemeMiner

    Modify RapidWeaver Theme images and code.

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    Edit or replace any element in any RapidWeaver theme.

    RWThemeMiner is a RapidWeaver theme editing assistant. It enables you to edit or replace any element in any RapidWeaver theme. It provides a user-friendly interface between the contents of your RW themes and your image and text editing applications. With RWThemeMiner making theme modification is easy and intuitive.

    RWThemeMiner assits you in editing or replacing theme image files as well as editing text files such as: css, html, js, plist, etc…

    More Features:

  • Open any selected item in the finder.
  • Rename any item.
  • Replace theme images with drag and drop.
  • Safe Theme Editing

    Installed RapidWeaver themes are left untouched. Editing of these themes is done with copies of the original themes.

    Choose Your Preferred Editors

    RWThemeMiner allows you to use your favorite image and text editing programs.

    Easy Image Replacement

    Drag and drop image replacement is supported.

    Requires OS 10.4 or later
    Compatible with all versions (3.5 and later) of RapidWeaver

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    Aug 27

    MyPhotoApp – 3 Month Pro Subscription

    Create Raving Clients and Customers!


    Give Your Customers Their Own App
    Or – Make your business it’s own APP and watch your horizons expand…

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    The ULTIMATE way to SUPERCHARGE
    your word of mouth marketing!
    Create custom apps for all of your clients!

    So simple – Your Grandmother could use it!



    “Even though I have just started using MyPhotoApp it is already bringing big dividends with my clients. One client showed it off to a friend and the friend called to book the next day. This will be another tool that will fit very well in my marketing.” — David Quisenberry, Images That Speak, McKinney Texas

    “I’m glad i took the time to check out what you’re all about, cause now I am a fan for life and absolutely love www.myphotoapp.com! I have seen others even tried them but the ease and i’ll admit the pricing too totally hooked me!I I already made 3 Apps and the clients loved them!” — Adita Perez, Adita’s Photography, New Jersey


    How to build a custom app in less than 2 minutes! Really!

    This is a short 2 minute movie showing how easy and quickly one can create an iPhone application from scratch.

    Using the app on an iPhone

    A short movie showing you how to install and use the app on an iPhone. iPad and iPod usage and installation are identical. Android usage is the same, but the install is a little bit different.

    Demo App

    Check out how this works on your mobile device.

    Just bring up your web browser on your mobile device and enter the url http://apps.MyPhotoApp.com/demo/demo.

    How to integrate Pro Select with MyPhotoApp.com

    This video was provided by one of our users, Arjen Eeken, and shows how easy it is to integrate MyPhotoApp with Pro Select.

    Click to Developer’s Site for more info.


    Highlights include:

    • You can create all the apps you want — no limit.
    • 30 day, no questions asked, money back guarantee. We only want happy customers! We want to give you time to see if this works for your business. Give this an honest effort of creating apps and putting them into your clients hands and watch your referrals increase. Just one new client should easily will pay for your subscription!
    • Usage Statistics – See how many times your apps have been installed and how many times they have been viewed.
    • Works On iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android mobile devices.

    Everyone knows that word of mouth marketing is the best. You get well qualified clients. It is not enough to just create a remarkable service where people are willing to refer you. The problem is how to keep reminding your clients to refer people to you without nagging them.

    MyPhotoApp is the perfect referral enabling solution.

    iPhone usage is skyrocketing. It is normal for our clients to have an iPhone… especially the more affluent ones who have disposable income to spend on things
    like photography. When people get together it is usual for people to use their iPhones often to check on mail, text, answer the phone, etc. Having their own personal icon on their iPhone is a constant reminder of your photography business and a very natural conversation starter “Hey look at this cool personal app my photographer created for me! They ROCK!!!” .

    Another scenario is that during a conversation, photography comes up. Your clients will have all the marketing collateral they need right there in their handy iPhone. You can even include special offers that your clients can share with their friends. James Cook Photography includes a coupon for a “free iPhone” app in every app they distribute. This is a low cost, high value incentive for people to book you. They want to be cool too and have their own iPhone app.

    How MyPhotoApp can benefit your business…

    There are several reasons why MyPhotoApp apps are wow items. First, it is very practical. People like to have pictures on their phones. Everyone has pictures on their phone because they are easy to store there. Finding pictures they want to share is usually a several minute task at least. With MyPhotoApp, their (your) pictures are only an icon push away. Second, there is the vanity factor. Who else has their very own icon on their phone? Not many. So your clients feel special and cool, especially when they are around friends.

    The uses in your business are limitless. Here are some common ones…

    • Giving free apps to everyone of your clients has a hugh impact on your referral marketing. Not only are you giving them a “wow” gift — having their very own icon on their mobile device, you are also arming everyone of your clients with marketing collateral that is always with them. And because having their own icon is cool, they will want to share if more often.
    • If you are providing thank you gifts to your clients (if not, you should be), you can use the app as a surprise thank you gift. If you have any volume at all, the cost per app you create is not significant and has a high perceived value to your client. The perfect kind of gift!
    • Using apps as a bonus item only available in your higher collections or when they achieve a certain spend level is another fabulous way of using MyPhotoApp to increase your bottom line. Having apps then turns into a prestige item for your better clients.
    • You can create apps for other businesses that you have, or want to have, a relationship with. For example, if you are a wedding photographer, create apps for wedding planners, venues, florists, etc. that you have a relationship with. Be their preferred vendor to work with!

    The potential uses are only limited by your imagination…

    FREE 3 Day Trial

    Take the MyPhotoApp challenge. We know if you use MyPhotoApp and create some apps and put them in your clients hands, you will see the value to your business and subscribe. Use all of the features of MyPhotoApp.com for 3 days for free. No credit card required. Just signup by clicking on the Register link above and use the simple registration form. You can signup and have your first app built in less than 10 minutes. Create one, give it to your client and see their reaction. Once they have it on their phone, it is theirs even if you do not subscribe. Consistently our clients say WOW! The free trial is full function and not crippled in any way! Give it a try and let your clients start doing marketing for you. Come back on the 4th day and grab it on the last day of this ZOT!

    System Requirements:

    Mac, Windows or Linux using Safari, Chrome or Firefox browser
    Mobile Device: iPhone, iPod, iPad, or Android

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    Aug 26

    jAlbum PRO

    Create professional web galleries and upload to your own web site or blog. The Pro License grants you the right to use jAlbum for commercial purposes. The License never expires and is valid for all versions of jAlbum 11.

    3 Options Available During This ZOT! All 50% Off –  Standard, Pro, Power – Below in the ZOTshop!

    Publish on any website | Sell your images | Work faster

     

     



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    What's Your Passion?

     
    jAlbum Users to tell the world about their passions by sharing a huge number of images and videos. The newly released jAlbum 11 introduces an easy way to share your videos! Drop photos, videos, and yes even folders onto jAlbum and it will create stunning web galleries for you. Your photos and videos are downscaled, decreasing their size by about 90%. This means faster uploads and a smart way to share both photos and videos. So, if you only have a few images to share, go with your preferred social network. But if you want a personal gallery and have lots of images and maybe even a few videos, jAlbum is definitely your choice!
    Best Web Gallery Creator Ever… 5/5 Stars
    "I've tested most of the online photo gallery systems…and JAlbum has them all beat hands down. Working with the defaults is brain dead easy, and modifying settings (such as resizing header graphic) is a snap… Professional design, easy upload, lots of options, my clients love the look these galleries give them."  March 2013 – Alec Sonenthal
    985 uncensored customer reviews – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Well most of them are actually amazing. The reviews are written by customers from all around the world and are therefore written in different languages. We use the independent review site Trustpilot to gather authentic customer reviews all traceable by order number. More reviews…
     

    View the beautiful gallery where the image of the baby with the armor (above) came from…

     
    “Remember, jAlbum is an album creation tool, the gallery content and where you upload is totally up to you. And unlike many competitors, we will never make any claims to your images…" - David Ekholm, Founder and CEO
     

     


     

    3 Options Available – All At Exceptional Discounts for ZOTfolk Worldwide!

    Compare them here… Then purchase from ZOT via the page of your choice.

     

    Standard

    Create beautiful web galleries with photos, videos, and music and upload to your own web site or blog. The Standard License allows you to use the jAlbum software for private use and removes all banner ads from your web galleries. The License never expires and is valid for all versions of jAlbum 11.

     

    Pro

    Create professional web galleries and upload to your own web site or blog. The Pro License grants you the right to use jAlbum for commercial purposes. The License never expires and is valid for all versions of jAlbum 11.

     

    Power

    Don't have your own website?

    If you don't have your own website (domain and hosting) then choose a Power account (commercial use) instead, which are optimized for hosting and sharing web galleries.

     


     

     
     
    Skins are plugins to jAlbum which determine the layout and feature set of the generated albums. Some skins are simple and easy to modify, while others have advanced features, likeGoogle maps integration, video playback or shopping cartintegration to name a few. JAlbum comes bundled with some 10 skins, but you can always install new ones from our skins section.  Browse jAlbum skins  
     
    You can even edit or create new skin templates with jAlbum'sbuilt-in editorRead more about skin development

     

    Join our community
    On jalbum.net you will also discover a vibrant community filled with photo enthusiasts! Showcase your albums, share with clients or friends and get inspired. 
     
     
    Publish on any website
    With the built-in FTP uploader, jAlbum lets you publish your albums on your own hosting and domain. jAlbum does not claim any rights to your images, and never will!
    Sell your images
    jAlbum's commercial features make it easy to sell your images as prints or by digital download. Available integrations include Google checkout, Paypal and Fotomoto.
    Work faster
    jAlbum is optimized to handle huge amounts of images no matter how you've organized them on your hard-drive. Batch downscaling, watermarking, and smart upload.
     
    Additional features:
    – 100's of album skins (themes) that you can use as they are or customize to your liking – Neat filters that you can apply to an entire album
    – Intuitive drag-and-drop user interface
    – The software comes in 32 languages and has a built-in translator tool
    – Works on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux
    – Create private albums or share on social media – Batch watermarking, downscaling and uploading
     
    jAlbum – Does all the work!
    jAlbum downscales your images to web and thumbnail size, creates complete web pages, and uploads them to jalbum.net or any other website! All you have to do is drag & drop your images to jAlbum and choose a look for your web album!
     
    Who uses jAlbum?
    Photographers
    Create clean, stylish photo galleries with ease. Watermark protect, use your image metadata or add our integrated shopping cart and sell your images.
     
    Organizations
    Tag images and parents can easily sort out their kid from the latest football match. jAlbum is excellent for organizations, especially when you have huge amounts of images and frequent updates.
     
    Families
    Just came home from a ski trip with your camera filled with great photos? Create a cool album with a map and include originals so your relatives or friends easily can print high quality photos wherever they are!
     
     
    Be private or share
    With jAlbum you can choose! If you want to have private galleries you can activate password protection and only visitors with the correct password can view your albums. If you want to share and be social you can add Facebook commenting to your albums and share them on social networks. With jAlbum you have a choice! And remember, jAlbum will never claim any rights to your images, they are yours and only yours!
     
    Speaks your language
    jAlbum comes with 32 languages, so it will probably speak your language. If not you can still translate it easily with the built-in translator tool, and help those speaking your language.
     
    Backs up your images
    When you upload an album to a server you can choose to save high resolution or original files along with the album.
     
    Extracts photo data
    There are many insightful data attached to your photos at the time they were taken, like shooting parameters and camera settings. You can also add various info tags later. jAlbum understands all those – be it Exif, Iptc or Xmp.

     

    Click to Developer's Site for ALL the info…

     



    David Ekholm: Founder and CEO of jAlbum.

    JAlbum AB | Stockholm | Sweden

     

     

     



    System Requirements:

     

    Works on most platforms: As jAlbum is based on Java technology it runs on a multitude of platforms besides Windows, like Linux, Mac OSX or Unix.

    Aug 24

    iCalamus

    The easy approach to Desktop Publishing.
    Works with Mountain Lion! Mac App Store version available below…

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    ZOT Price: $69.00

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    iCalamus offers an easy approach to DTP, and is an excellent choice for creating simple posters to complex magazines, scientific works and for book publishing. iCalamus is the 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 08/09/11 or Aperture 3.



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    $69.99 during this ZOT





    Photographerbook Support

    “Produce your photobooks 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 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 wether you are a pro or beginner. Partially enrich your book with effect-lacquer – This looks really gorgeous.

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

    Great! Simply import your iPhoto photo books and calendars into iCalamus and order them at Photographerbook – at what we think is an even better price and quality. Try it yourself.

    And the best part about the new Photographerbook plug-in: You get it for FREE! – It’s already in the app! No matter if you have already registered 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 has opening and closing of frames been as easy as it is 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 a lot of time.

    This means you use an intuitive approach to frame content without having to change tools first.


    Virtual Copies

    “I want to print a dozen copies of this business card on a sheet. But what if I want to change something?”

    No big deal. iCalamus offers virtual copies. When you copy a frame virtually, it will then behave exactly like the source frame which it was copied from. 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! Right?”

    It doesn’t have to be. 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 quickly.

    This means formal freedom in the creative process, down 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 … Are you telling 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 you imagine what people will do with this?

    Open and insert URL

    This means new options for documentation and content layout.


    Live Masking

    “I’ve 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, without destroying the original image data. Rectangles? Everybody can do those…

    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 – easily. See the changes immediately in your document, in real-time, live!

    This means saving time on masking and more juice for your own creativity.

    Live Masking
    Watch the demo about Live Masking.


    Transparencies

    “And what about transparencies? Can I use transparies? What for?”

    Anything goes!

    Images, PDF content, text, lines, frames, colors, gradients – simply Anything and Everything.

    From nothing to absolutely opaque.

    More 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’.

    Create opacity based outline

    That doesn’t only work with images, but also with PDFs!

    This means efficient 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 easy. 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 can. No limitations…But you don’t have to.

    Edit everything at the same time.

    This means easy editing of all document elements.


    Transform Shadows

    “What’s this?”

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

    iCalamus offers you the freedom to set up shadows however you like.

    Shady sides.

    This means 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 lets you create text shadows as you like.


    Ingenious Inspectors

    “Will I get lost in the program’s user interface with so many functions?”

    No.

    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 – the inspectors are smart. If some stuff is not required, it’s not shown or grayed out.

    The most diligent one is the Content Inspector.Like to take a look?

    This means you can concentrate on your work.


    Blend Modes for Frames

    “Blend Modes? This blows my mind! There’s a lot iCalamus can do – Is this 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 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

    Gives you the 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 the 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, hand 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 information about the LinkBack project.


    MacBinary
    iCalamus requires Mac OS X v 10.4.5 or later.
    Note: Gatekeeper on Mountain Lion is not yet supported due to the ongoing Mac OS X Tiger support. Please accept iCalamus on first launch.
    Available in: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Spanish, 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 1998 by Ulf Dunkel. Leveraging his longtime experience from the desktop publishing and services field since 1991, Ulf´s mission is developing best-of-breed publishing tools for the Mac platform, complemented by first-class support.





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    Aug 23

    Themes for iBooks Author

    Express yourself with words and get appreciated.

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    Themes for iBooks Author

    Themes for iBooks Author is a collection of 115 compelling templates for Apple’s new application for book creation and publishing. Browse the wide range of designs to find the perfect look, add your text and images and publish your own book to iBookstore!

    The 115 available templates cover various book categories from business and travel to arts and cooking. Each design is easily customizable and allows you to get the best of the book creation capabilities provided by iBooks Author.

    Themes for iBooks Author

    The emphasis of Themes for iBook Author is put on entertaining writing, so it is really easy to insert text, graphics or even movies. You can also change colors, font or style thus making your work look precisely the way you want. Add text, charts, tables or images anywhere on the page with a single click.

    The luxurious design and wide range of modification possibilities help to bring content to life in ways the printed books never could!

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    Aug 22

    FileChute


    Makes sending large files easy
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    How many times have you tried to email a large file only to have it bounce?

    There is an easier way to send large files and you have just found it.

    FileChute makes sending files easy. Just drag a file and drop it on FileChute. FileChute puts the file on your Dropbox (or website) and generates a web link for retrieving the file all in one step. Next drag the generated link into your email and you’re set to go. And since what you’re sending is just a link, your recipients can retrieve the file from a Mac, a PC or any other platform.

    You can even drop multiple files or folders at once. FileChute automatically creates an archive in the format of your choice – it supports dmg, zip and tar – and sends the archive file.

    FileChute works with Dropbox or your own website that can be accessed using FTP or WebDAV. Perform the one-time set up by following the built-in Help.

    Here’s what our users say…

    Dan Frakes – “…and if you frequently send larger files to others across the Internet, it’s the easiest solution I’ve seen…”

    Mac|Life magazine says, “FileChute makes sharing files online cut-and-paste easy.”

    gulliver on VersionTracker:”I just tried this out last night,
    and I am so hooked. Rarely have I seen such a perfect little app,
    I can’t think of what could be improved.”

    sinemacula on VersionTracker:”Very nice little app – does what it says and does it well. I particularly like the built-in ability to get a short download url via snipurl – very cool indeed!”

    System Requirements

    Mac OS X 10.6 or later;
    Dropbox, FTP or WebDAV

    Get more info at http://yellowmug.com

    A macZOT Developer Interview with Jay Teo – Creator of FileChute and Folder Brander.

    Jay Teo at Yellow Mug Software Worldwide Headquarters

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

    Drag-n-drop simplicity.

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

    Like many indie developers, I created FileChute initially to scratch an itch. I wanted a way to send large files in as few steps as possible. For example, if the “file” is really a folder, I want the app to automatically zip it for me before sending. If the resulting link is long and unwieldy, I want the app to automatically obtain a short redirection link for me. Basically, I wanted to be able to drag-n-drop what I want to send and be done with it.

    I didn’t (and still don’t) like web-based solutions or solutions that require my recipients to install special software (who wants to install yet another app just to receive a file from someone? That’s nuts!).

    So I created FileChute. It turns out my itch is shared by enough Mac users that FileChute is now one of my best-selling apps.

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

    One thing I find interesting is the level of misconception regarding Mac software development. Every now and then, someone would ask me something to the effect of, “Isn’t it hard to develop for the Mac since Apple is so secretive and hates third-party developers?”.

    Nothing can be further from the truth. Apple is secretive, but only with regards to future products. As a development platform, the Mac is really very “open” in the sense that the development tools are free and frameworks are well documented. Another neat thing is that, being UNIX based, Mac OS X is able to leverage lots of open technologies. For example, I’m currently working on adding SFTP support to FileChute. And I’m doing so using Ruby, an open source scripting language.

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

    FileChute is really simple from the user’s perspective. Drag, drop, send the link. :-)

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

    Things broke. Users complained. Developer (yours truly) stayed up all night fixing bugs. New version released. Users happy once again. Profit!

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

    I have many favorites. Here are three I use many times a day: Quicksilver, TextExpander and 1Password.

    I’d be lost without Quicksilver. I’d still be on question 4 without TextExpander. And without 1Password, my head would hurt from all the random strings (you do use random strings for passwords, don’t you?) I’d need to remember.

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

    The “Cure Cancer” button has been on my to-do list forever. I’ll get to that once I’m done implementing the Stop Global Warming feature. Stay tuned.

    Thanks Jay!





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    Aug 21

    Beyond Inbox

    Gmail, IMAP & Google Apps Backup:
    Backup, Archive, Organize, Transfer and Restore your Email

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    With your busy routine and a large number of new email in the inbox every day, it is difficult but essentially critical to take control of your inbox. You have to have a process to keep your email organized and inbox clean so that you can find a message when you need it. At the same time, you also need to make sure that you archive and backup your email to prevent the loss in situations like accidental loss of data from email servers, hacking of account, forget password, over size inbox or unpredictable scenarios.
    There are five basic functions that we all need to perform in order to manage and safeguard our email- backup, restore, archive, transfer and organize the data. Beyond Inbox can help you perform all of these in a very efficient and easy way.

    What does Beyond Inbox do?

  • Backup your email for Disaster Recovery.
  • Archive your email.
  • Organize your inbox.
  • Transfer your email to another account.
  • Restore your email
  • You can accidentally delete an email or your password can be compromised and web based email providers will not recover those emails for you. You need your own email backup.

    Beyond Inbox is the easy way to backup, archive, organize, transfer, and restore your email messages from any IMAP-enabled email client! With Beyond Inbox, you’ll never have to worry about falling victim to lost or corrupted email servers, hacked accounts, even forgotten passwords!

    Why do you need to backup your email?

  • You may forget your password
  • You may accidentally delete some messages
  • Automatic loss of email
  • Your account may be hacked
  • Blackout of Email servers
  • Upper limit on data storage
  • Backing up your email from one or many accounts is absurdly simple with Beyond Inbox. Backup your emails to another email account or store them on your computer’s hard drive as individual files in a non-proprietary open format. Best of all, if you choose to backup to your computer, you can easily search for specific information using Desktop Search, no matter which account it originated from!

    Restoring your email messages in the event of a disaster is quick and easy, thanks to Beyond Inbox’s wonderful Drag and Drop Restore functionality — just drag your selected messages back to your IMAP account, and you’re good to go!

    What about those emails that you want to keep, but aren’t necessarily critically important? Stop clogging up valuable inbox space, and instead use Beyond Inbox to archive them, in the same way you perform email backups!

    For categorization purposes, nothing beats Beyond Inbox! Just search and tag selected email messages (such as payment confirmations), then either copy or move these messages to a different email account or file folder.

    Why to backup with Beyond Inbox?

    There are many email services like Outlook Express, which themselves provide options for email backup. There are also a few software tools available in the market that claim to backup your email. These are the advantages of using Beyond Inbox for email backups:

    No more single large backup file for entire inbox. Beyond Inbox stores each and every email as a separate file: This way you can store different email at different places and you do not need to worry about backing up one large file. Most of the other backup services store all your emails in a single file causing one huge back up file for entire account.
    Much safer backups. No risk of deleting email from backup while deleting from inbox. Beyond Inbox does not work in synch mode: Once you back up your data on your local disk using Beyond Inbox, it is not at all linked with the email account. Most of the email backup services work in sync mode however, and hence, when an email is deleted from the email account, it is deleted from the backup also. This is a very big advantage that Beyond Inbox offers over its competitors.

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