What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Shaded for Mac OS X

Mac application Shaded

For the past five weeks, I have sent four desktop applications to Mac App Store. And they have all been submitted to the Graphics & Design category. Bad news is that another one is being sent to Graphics & Design. I myself have had enough. But what can I say? Anyway, the new software title that I submitted to Mac App Store several minutes ago is called Shaded.

Desktop macOS application Shaded

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  Desktop macOS application Shaded

Tom Bluewater

Shaded is a simple desktop application that lets you create a beautiful logo out of a mere text string. Basically, all you have to do is set a text string to the input field, selecting a font family and selecting a material. And, voila!   Continue reading

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What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Image2Go 3 for Mac OS X

Desktop macOS application Image2Go 3

The Image2Go series is one of my longest-running software applications. It’s now 6 and half years old. Doesn’t it require some makeover since the last major upgrade was made more than three years ago? Well, I submitted a new software title to Mac App Store several minutes. This new software submission is called Image2Go 3.

There are many great graphic software titles out there. Adobe Photoshop? It’s amazing. Adobe Fireworks? I like it. But when it comes to simple tasks, they all fail. They may let you run a macro to quickly process a bunch of files at a time. But how long does it take you to just convert a dozen PNG files into JPEG images? Image2Go 3 is all about similicity. If you have 100 PNG files, which you want to convert into JPEG files, Image2Go 3 won’t prompt you to name a file 100 times. Whether you have 10 files or 100 files, all you have to do is drag and drop them onto a drop box.   Continue reading

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What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Text 1-2-3D Materials for Mac OS X

Mac application Text 1-2-3D Materials

TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – I wanted to release one more desktop application in August. Well, things can always go wrong when you discover a major bug. Anyway, a new software title that I submitted to Mac App Store several minutes ago is called Text 1-2-3D Materials.

Text 1-2-3D Materials is a successor to an existing desktop application called Text 1-2-3D. Text 1-2-3D Materials lets you turn a simple text string into a 3D object with a depth and chamfers. It comes with a built-in library of more than 110 materials (skins) that you can apply to individual text nodes. You can create any number of text nodes under the same scene. You can save the entire scene as an image file to your disk with just a click of a button after setting up a shared folder.   Continue reading

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AllNews Desktop Making 2nd Top Spot for News Category at Mac App Store

Mac OS X software AllNews Desktop

TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – Although I admit that News isn’t a very popular category compared with Games and Productivity, it’s quite an accomplishment to me that another desktop application of mine, AllNews Desktop, joins the top league in the U.S. market. aClocks Desktop took a top slot soon after I submitted it to Mac App Store at the beginning of this year. So I now believe I know how I can get desktop applications chosen for top slots.   Continue reading

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What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing FontsView 4 for Mac OS X

Mac application FontsView 4

TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – The FontsView series is now more than 6 years old. FontsView is something that I frequently use to pick the best font family for a specific text string. Well, I’ve rewritten it in Swift from scratch. This new software submission to Mac App Store is called FontsView 4.   Continue reading

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