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Hocus Focus automatically hides windows
Posted 1/23/2015 at 14:06 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Hocus Focus is a free utility will automatically hide windows that are no longer in use for a set interval of time, helping to keep your desktop clear.

Volunteerio 1.0 for iOS: Helps Volunteers Track Service Hours
Posted 1/23/2015 at 14:04 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Very Alien Productions today introduces Volunteerio 1.0 for iOS, their newest app that helps volunteers track their service hours. Whether simply curious about total hours donated or having a need to track and report service time, Volunteerio is a convenient and powerful tool for volunteers. The app demonstrates its incredible usefulness through tracking time across multiple organizations, creating and sharing reports, and integrating with the iOS calendar.

Chrome version 40 adds material design and Handoff
Posted 1/21/2015 at 1:52 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Chrome version 40 for iOS and Yosemite adds material design and Handoff support for iOS 8 and Yosemite.

BigMagnify 3.0.0 for iOS adds filters, stabilization, manual focus
Posted 1/21/2015 at 1:49 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Indie software developer, Dave Cheng today announces BigMagnify 3.0.0, an update to the best magnifying glass app for iOS devices. Completely rewritten to offer the most advanced features available, version 3.0.0 adds new image enhancement filters, which improve readability by applying sharpen, invert and mono algorithms. Video stabilization keeps the magnified content readable at high magnification, while manual focusing allows the user to focus the camera with extreme precision.

Elmedia Player is now available for free on the Mac App Store
Posted 1/21/2015 at 1:48 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Eltima Software today announced that one of its most popular products, Elmedia Player, can now be downloaded from the Mac App Store. Elmedia Player offers standard video playback controls, such as Play, Pause, Fast Forward, etc., as well as a number of additional options. The latter include watching videos full-screen, pinning the player window so it floats on the top of other running applications, editing subtitles and its own volume control independent from the system volume regulator.

Head Gear for iOS - Augmented Reality Video Messenger
Posted 1/21/2015 at 1:48 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Chicago based Bigger Fish, LLC introduces Head Gear - Augmented Reality Video Messenger version 1.0 for iOS. An amazing and playful experience, Head Gear allows you to create stunning special effect videos and photos to share with your friends. Transforming yourself is simple: Just choose a overlay, take your video or photo selfie and send to a friend. Share photos and videos with friends via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, email, SMS, and iMessage.

Timeline 3D for Mac - Award-Winning Software Redesigned For Yosemite
Posted 1/21/2015 at 1:47 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
BeeDocs today announces Timeline 3D for Mac (v5), a significant update to their award-winning timeline software for Mac OS X. Completely redesigned for Yosemite, Timeline 3D provides a new interface to support the creation of larger, more complex timelines that can be presented in full screen and with a 3D perspective. Users can create timeline charts of world history, family trees, business deadlines, or other multimedia projects with Timeline 3D by simply entering the event and adding media.

Protect your Videos, Photos, and More with Media Sandbox 1.2.0 for iOS
Posted 1/19/2015 at 13:45 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Debi Apps today announces Media Sandbox 1.2.0, an update to their personal privacy utility for iOS devices. Media Sandbox provides secure storage of personal videos, photos, passwords, audio, and more. To access their content, users can lock and unlock Media Sandbox with their fingerprint. Media Sandbox also allows private chatting, a built-in private browser, and fast log out functionality. Users can easily import and export content within Media Sandbox to social media, E-mail, and SMS.

Duet uses an iPad as a second monitor over Lightning
Posted 1/16/2015 at 15:51 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Duet enables you to use your iPad as a second monitor for your Mac through a lightning cable resolving issues that exist with using WiFi based utilities.

SwipeGram - A New Instagram Experience
Posted 1/14/2015 at 1:54 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Keslo Dev today introduces SwipeGram 1.0, their new Instagram supported app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Offering a whole new way to experience Instagram, SwipeGram allows users to swipe right and left across their feed, popular page and liked photos. Swipe left to browse photos and swipe right to like one. Access your feed, popular page and liked photos. View comments and more! SwipeGram also grants you access to all of your previously liked instagrams as well.

PDFpenPro 7 Adds Professional Features to Powerful Mac PDF Editor
Posted 1/14/2015 at 1:54 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
California based Smile has released PDFpenPro 7, the latest version of its all-purpose PDF editing tool for OS X. Users can easily add signatures, text, and images, make changes and correct typos, OCR scanned docs, fill out forms and more. This major upgrade features the ability to proofread and edit the OCR text layer and export to Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF Archive formats, all with an interface updated for OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).

MoneyWiz 2 - Personal Finance, released with Worldwide Online Banking
Posted 1/14/2015 at 1:54 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
SilverWiz Ltd. today announces MoneyWiz 2, an important update to its personal finance software available for iOS and Mac. MoneyWiz is a complete personal finance software that allows people to easily manage accounts, budgets & bills, generate reports and much more. MoneyWiz 2 is a big leap forward, introducing more than 130 new features, new design and most importantly a unique Worldwide Online Banking integration. MoneyWiz can connect to more than 2200 financial institutions in 41 countries.

Anypass adds AirDrop-like support to unsupported Macs
Posted 1/13/2015 at 2:07 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Anypass adds AirDrop-like support to Macs that don't support Apple's AirDrop.

Chrome Remote Desktop available for iOS
Posted 1/13/2015 at 1:56 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Chrome Remote Desktop has Apps available for iOS and supports access Chromebooks, Mac and PC clients.

Track Your Time and Manage Your Tasks With Chrono Plus 1.0 For Mac
Posted 1/13/2015 at 1:52 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
XwaveSoft today introduces Chrono Plus 1.0 for Mac, their new time tracking tool and task manager. Designed to assist in managing time and tasks more effectively, Chrono Plus for Mac offers a variety of handy features, such as the ability to track time and earnings, project visualization reports, and auto-generated invoices that can be immediately e-mailed to a client, saved to a cloud storage, or shared to DropBox. Also available for iOS devices, Chrono Plus can be synched across all devices.

Cinematica 2.4 offers better Finder integration
Posted 1/13/2015 at 1:52 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Xeric Design today releases Cinematica 2.4, a free update to its video management app for OS X. Cinematica lets you manage your video library in great detail, keeping track of dozens of properties for each and every file. Cinematica lets you customize keywords & collection icons, and allows user-defined fields. Sort and search by multiple criteria as well as by technical properties. Version 2 is a complete rewrite, introducing such features as multiple libraries, storyboards and custom keywords.

iNutrients: The Entire USDA National Nutrient DB: Calories to Vitamin K
Posted 1/13/2015 at 1:51 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Indie developer James Hollender has made available version 2.1 of his iNutrients app with the entire USDA National Nutrient Database (Internet access not required) for: Calories, Carbohydrates, Dietary Cholesterol, Fiber, Potassium, Proteins, Saturated Fat, Sodium, Sugars and Vitamin K. The database now includes 8,463 different foods and 15,135 food servings. Even with this large quantity it may still not be enough. Users can now add their own custom foods & food servings to help fill that gap.

DialZoo 1.0 - New iOS App to Call Anyone by their Email Address
Posted 1/13/2015 at 1:50 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Team DialZoo has released DialZoo 1.0, a new app that lets you call anyone by their email address, direct from your browser or your iPhone. Type the recipients email address in the form field of the DialZoo app and a free call is placed to their email address. Click on a DialZoo link from an iPhone and the app takes over to place the call. Users who wish to receive the calls on their phone lines just link their phone number to their email address in DialZoo.

Little Snitch 3.5.1
Posted 1/09/2015 at 4:47 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Little Snitch 3.5.1 refined appearance in configuration UI to better match the look of OS X Yosemite; Improved user experience when a connection attempt was automatically confirmed after a timeout; Fixed an issue causing a first time installation of Little Snitch to hang under rare circumstances when attempting to restart the computer; Fixed a bug introduced in Little Snitch 3.5 causing “Until Quit” rules to remain enabled after the process quit; Fixed an issue in Network Monitor causing the destination of a connection to be wrongly shown as "0 Servers" and Improved compatibility with Xcode Server.

Reggie Ashworth releases AppDelete 4.1.5 - Uninstall Anything
Posted 1/09/2015 at 4:46 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Independent software developer Reggie Ashworth today releases AppDelete 4.1.5, an update to his popular application deletion utility for Mac OS X. With a simple Drag & Drop, AppDelete will uninstall anything along with all of the associated items. Mac users will no longer have to hunt through their system to find and delete these items manually. AppDelete is a must-have utility for beta testers and casual users alike, and the perfect companion to any Mac fanatic's toolbox.

SweetP Productions releases Privatus 3.0 for Mac OS X
Posted 1/09/2015 at 4:45 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
SweetP Productions today releases Privatus 3.0, a cookie management product for Mac OS X. Privatus revolutionizes Mac OS X cookie management, providing an effortless and affordable solution for online privacy concerns. Privatus removes cookies, and unnecessary cookies, flash cookies, silverlight, and databases from your Mac, automatically. Built for ease of use, there is nothing to configure, no favourites, no whitelists, no blacklists, no problems. Privatus just works.

Audio Switcher 2.5 for OS X - Menu Bar Applet for Managing Audio Devices
Posted 1/08/2015 at 2:39 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Spike Software Inc. today announces Audio Switcher 2.5, an important update for its popular menubar applet utility developed exclusively for Mac OS X. Audio Switcher allows you to quickly switch your audio input and output between different audio devices. It supports a wide range of devices as well as the built-in audio hardware of your Mac desktop or laptop. Version 2.5 offers the ability to exclude devices from the menu and the Levels and Defaults preferences tabs.

ChronoAgent Updated To Version 1.5
Posted 1/07/2015 at 2:39 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Econ Technologies updates ChronoAgent for Mac to version 1.5. ChronoAgent is an undercover app that runs in the background of a Mac providing a direct connection to ChronoSync running on another Mac. This update includes increased synchronization performance, internet connection settings, specific hard drive selection, retina artwork, and 64 bit power. ChronoAgent 1.5 is $15 and as always, all existing ChronoAgent users update for free. No user is ever left behind.

Announcing Music Launcher for iOS 8 with Notification Center Widget
Posted 1/05/2015 at 14:09 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Cromulent Labs today introduces Music Launcher 1.0, a must-have app for iOS 8. Available at any time by just swiping down from the top of your screen, Music Launcher allows you lightning fast access to your favorite music straight from the Notification Center on your iPhone or iPad. Stop digging around to find and play your playlists, podcasts, artists, albums and songs in the Music app. Instead, save time by taking advantage of this powerful new feature available for devices with iOS 8.

MileBug 3.0 adds Cloud Support for data backup and cross-device syncing
Posted 1/05/2015 at 14:08 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
MileBug 3.0 for iOS introduces the much requested feature of cloud support. MileBug Cloud is not iCloud, but a Parse.com cloud solution that will allow iOS, Android, and Windows phones to share and sync data. While iOS is first, the other platforms will soon follow. Perfect for the mobile professional and entrepreneurs alike, MileBug is a beautiful GPS mile tracker app that makes it easy to track your tax-deductible mileage on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices.

Delegate and Distribute Daily Tasks To Team With iColl 2.2
Posted 1/05/2015 at 14:08 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
InfoTech today announces iColl 2.2, an update to their task management app for iOS devices. Designed especially for hierarchically-structured small businesses, iColl helps anyone delegate and distribute daily tasks and assignments among a group of individuals. Users can monitor the progress of projects by receiving immediate notifications of which assignments are open, accepted, declined, or completed. iColl features real-time synchronization and can be utilized both online and offline.

PDF Editor Mac 3.0 - More Than Just Another PDF Annotator Or Reader
Posted 1/05/2015 at 14:08 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Reezaa today announces PDF Editor Mac 3.0, their powerful and free PDF application for Mac OS X. With just a few clicks, PDF Editor Mac allows the user to add text, erase content, and insert images into their PDF file. Users can also rotate the PDF orientation, draw lines, change font size and color of text, and add a watermark to each page. Additionally, PDF Editor Mac provides a choice of exporting the PDF to other formats and can permanently save the modified PDF content changes.

Microspot releases Limited Edition MacDraft Package
Posted 1/02/2015 at 13:04 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
UK based Microspot Ltd. is celebrating their 50th anniversary and to celebrate, today the company announces the 50th anniversary limited edition package of MacDraft Professional, their 2D Drafting, Design and Illustration software. This limited edition pack brings together the power of MacDraft Pro 6.1.1, seven of the most popular vector symbol libraries plus lots of exclusive merchandise all in one affordable limited edition pack, bringing you ever closer to the Microspot celebrations.

Happy New Year
Posted 1/01/2015 at 15:09 UTC in Site by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
Happy 2015 to all the Maccentric.com readers, to start out the new year here is Mac Rumors 2015 roundup for Apple.

Securify App iOS App helps you get home safe this New Year's Eve
Posted 1/01/2015 at 15:08 UTC in iOS by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
The addition of Securify App to your iOS or Android home screen can provide an extra level of safety and security this evening and throughout 2015. A great app for travelling safely, Securify brings emergency response into the 21st Century, enabling anyone to alert the authorities with precise GPS location and other critical information in a matter of seconds. If the user indicates that they are able to speak, an expert agent will call and stay on the line until help arrives.

Build a Website with EverWeb on Your Mac
Posted 12/29/2014 at 19:40 UTC in Mac by Greg Nye | Permalink | Tweet
RAGE Software announced today an update to EverWeb, the easy to use website design and publishing tool for OS X. EverWeb aims to remove all the hurdles from designing, creating, and publishing professional websites with a complete drag and drop user interface for website creation combined with a one-click publishing solution. EverWeb 1.7 brings an updated user interface for Yosemite and improvements to SEO features including making sure all images show up in search engines.

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