TOKYO (MacHouse) – So far, we’ve released three Mac software titles this month. After doing taxes and taking a short summer break, we were back to work last week. And we were ready to submit a new application to Mac App Store, except that Apple, Inc. took down developer’s web sites, some of which were inaccessible till just an hour ago. Anyway, we submitted a new application just several minutes ago. This software release is called Deskcap.
Deskcap is an OS X application that lets you create a virtual domain over the entire desktop screen. Imagine a situation where you have a 27″ iMac with the desktop area of 2,560 x 1,440 px. If you want to write a user’s guide, it will be best if you just use a desktop-capture application to record mouse movements, right? You probably won’t need the entire region of this vast area. Naturally, you want to restrict the work area to a small region like 1,440 x 900 px that starts at the top-left corner. A major problem is that you won’t know visually where your work area boundaries are while capturing desktop movements. Deskcap solves this problem for you simply by creating virtual boundaries, defining your work area.
- Define the work area as to its dimensions, start point. Select a color of your choice with or without transparency for the protected area.
- Preview the desktop screen. What you see on the Preview screen is what you will get when you click on the Set frame button.
- Save the Preview picture in actual dimensions as PNG image.
- Update the desktop picture of the Preview screen manually (File > Set New Desktop Picture) when you change desktop pictures.
- Create any number of presets. Edit and delete existing ones.
- Language: English only.
- The application supports the Retina display.
- Application file size: 856 KB
- The application comes with a complete user’s guide written in English. (Choose Help > User’s Guide.)
- Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or higher (compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks)
- 64-bit system
- The work area must have at least 200 x 200 px in dimensions.
- The work area must be at least 100 px short of entire dimensions in width and height.
Note: Release dates are ones when updates are announced here, not when updates are actually released at Mac App Store. We make no promise that they will be accepted by iTunes Connect and then released at Mac App Store.
1.0.4 (December 29, 2014)
- Deprecated methods are fixed.
- The application now comes with a status menu, enabling the user to select a preset from it. When the user shuts the virtual frame, the application window will remain closed. If necessary, choose Show Application Window from the status menu to show the application window.
- Additional changes and fixes are done.
1.0.1 (November 3, 2013)
- Fix: When the user set a distance while the top-right or bottom-right start point was selected, the application did not display a preview image or set a work area frame properly.