Archive for the 'Mac Software' Tag

Übercaster + Feeder

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Podcast production application, Übercaster, hits version 1.0 today. This follows a significant period of private and public beta testing, during which time the application has already built a reputation as a powerful yet intuitive application for recording and producing podcasts.

Übercaster brings everything podcasters need into one application and does this very well, as it has been designed for podcasting from the beginning.

Its comprehensive feature set includes live audio recording, multi-track editing and integration with Skype, iChat or Gizmo for recording interviews – with the neat trick that all participants can hear the audio you play in addition to the regular conversation.

Übercaster can also add tags and artwork, create enhanced podcasts, encode and upload the finished recordings to FTP servers, weblogs, .Mac and specialized podcasting hosting services such as Podshow+.

Übercaster Screenshot

So is there anything Übercaster doesn’t do? Believe it or not, yes! Übercaster doesn’t create RSS feeds. Enter Feeder!

U¨bercaster + FeederAs of today you can purchase Übercaster and Feeder together as part of a special bundle. Übercaster is normally $79.95 and Feeder $29.95, but these two great applications can be purchased together for only $95, saving around 15%.

The bundle is available from the Übercaster store and links are available on Feeder’s product pages too.

Even if you are a podcaster and don’t need the bundle, you really should check out Übercaster for yourself. It is a very impressive application and deserves every success.

Congratulations to Eberhard and Sebastian of Pleasant Software for the People on this much-anticipated 1.0 release.

Red Sweater Acquires MarsEdit

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

MarsEdit IconI’m so pleased to hear that MarsEdit has been acquired by Red Sweater Software.

I love MarsEdit, I use it to write for my various blogs (I’ve got 5 on the go at the moment), it does exactly what I want without fuss, and even some features of Feeder have been, er, inspired by MarsEdit – particularly early on.

Congratulations to Daniel Jalkut, I’m glad to see this app find a new home. Brent Simmons did an excellent job, but for a while now his time has been understandably consumed by NetNewsWire, another of my favourite apps. So, it’s great to see this MarsEdit has a secure future.

MacSanta Very Successful

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

The MacSanta offer is now over, and with 104 participants from from the smallest developers to big hitters like the OmniGroup and Macworld magazine it looked to be a great success, too.

I know my sales practically doubled last week, when normally things would be slowing down for the holidays (always scary, that). Thanks to everyone who participated, bought, blogged, dugg or told their friends.

Full credit belongs to Paul Kafasis at Rogue Amoeba for setting up and running such a successful event. Thanks, Paul!


Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

MacSanta IconA group of independent Mac software developers have got together to create MacSanta, where you can save 20% on lots of great Mac software from now through to December 25th.

On the MacSanta site, you can find special deals from Rogue Amoeba, Bare Bones, C-Command, Flying Meat, Potion Factory, Red Sweater and ThinkMac, amongst many others, with even more to be added through the week.

And of course, this also includes both Feeder and KIT.

All you have to do to save 20% on the regular price is enter MACSANTA as a discount code when you check out from any of the companies’ stores.

Tangerine! 1.0

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Potion Factory released Tangerine! 1.0 today. In case you missed it, Tangerine! first burst onto the scene back in October as a public beta and made quite an impact.

Tangerine! is an application for generating iTunes playlists based on the BPM (Beats Per Minute) and intensity of your music library, making it ideal for creating workout playlists or a compilation of chill-out tunes.

Tangerine! Screenshot

What makes Tangerine! really special is the implementation; it’s full of thoughtful touches making it simple to use and understand: click the Add button, choose a duration, tempo and intensity and Tangerine! will generate a playlist. You can then see each track’s BPM and duration represented with its artwork. Very effective.

I was lucky enough to get to help test out Tangerine! before it was released, and in order to do that properly, decided to go back to the gym. If you’ve ever tried working out to music, you’ll know that it has to be right – too slow or soft, it feels like running through treacle. Analysing BPM like this isn’t an exact science, and boggles this developer’s mind, but Tangerine! does an excellent job on my diverse music collection.

Of course, there are more uses for Tangerine! – sometimes you might just want to listen to slower tunes to take it easy, or keep your music upbeat while you work. Tangerine! can oblige with a few clicks of the mouse.

Tangerine! is priced at $24.95 and a 15-day trial version is available for download from the Potion Factory web site. Check it out.