What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Firestorms for macOS

Mac application Firestorms






TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – It has been more than one month and a half since I released a new software title. What have I been up to lately? Actually, I’ve been whipping myself very hard to work on a new desktop application, which I’m ready to release today. This new software title is called Firestorms.

Firestorms is a document-based application that deals with graphics, maybe, similar to Preview. Actually, I wanted to develop something similar to Adobe Fireworks. But the task has been quite tough, doing everything all by myself. To this extent, it’s half-baked.  





macOS Firestorms

Tom Bluewater
  macOS Firestorms

Tom Bluewater






Features

  1. Copy one or more objects in one document and paste them in another.
  2. Add a picture to your document. Paste image data in the pastboard by choosing Paste under Edit.
  3. Add a color object with or without a stroke to your document.
  4. Add a text object with styled text (rich text) with or without a background color to your document.
  5. Add a shape object to your document, accessing more than 200 bezier-based shapes.
  6. Add a 3D-like logo to your document, accessing more than 200 materials.
  7. Add a line object to your document.
  8. Add an arrow object to your document.
  9. Add a gradient object with two or more colors stops to your document.
  10. Cast a shadow over one or more selected objects at a time.
  11. Make the selected object visible or invisible.
  12. Change the order of appearance (Bring to Front, Bring Forward, Send Backward, Send to Back.)
  13. Rescale or resize the selected object with or without maintaining the original aspect ratio.
  14. Align all objects to the left, to the right, to to the top or to to bottom.
  15. Save a document. Double-click on a document. Or drag and drop a document to the application icon.
  16. Save the entire canvas as an image to your disk.
  17. Save individual objects as images to your disk.
  18. Save the selected object to your disk after rotating or flipping it.
  19. Firestorms supports the full stack of undo and redo changes.
  20. The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
  21. Languages: English only.
  22. Application file size: 108.9 MB.
  23. The application comes with Help Desk, which you can access by choosing Firestorms Help under Help.






System requirements

  1. 10.13 (tested with 10.13.6), 10.14 (untested), 10.15 (tested with 10.15.1, 10.15.3 Beta)
  2. 64-bit system






Limitations

  1. The application is free to use without limitations for one week. After one week, it will validate user’s in-app purchase status. After a trial expiration, the user can still open and edit exiting documents.
  2. One cannot group two or more objects into one.
  3. One cannot rotate an object. If necessary, save an object your select as an image to your disk after rotation.






Version history

Nothing so far…






Trial/Demo version

There is no trial or demo version available since the application is available for free.






Video tutorial

There is no video tutorial at this time.






Privacy policy

This application is designed to collect and manage GPS positions of search party volunteers using the iOS counterpart. The data it gathers from your search party volunteers stays within the application only for your use and will not leave this application. So no third party will have access to it unless you select Export Project under File and share a project with somone for yourself. Whether you have acquired this application through Mac App Store or not, the application has no access to your purchase information. Therefore, there is no purchase history to be shared with a third party.

This application will have access to your current GPS position when you turn on the My location button, though. If you do not wish this application to access your current GPS position, open Preferences. Next, click on Security & Privacy. And navigate to the Privacy tab. Then select Location Services. Finally, turn off the checkbox for this application for Location Services.






Terms of use

Apps made available through the App Store are licensed, not sold, to you. Your license to each App is subject to your prior acceptance of either this Licensed Application End User License Agreement (“Standard EULA”), or a custom end user license agreement between you and the Application Provider (“Custom EULA”), if one is provided. Your license to any Apple App under this Standard EULA or Custom EULA is granted by Apple, and your license to any Third Party App under this Standard EULA or Custom EULA is granted by the Application Provider of that Third Party App. Any App that is subject to this Standard EULA is referred to herein as the “Licensed Application.” The Application Provider or Apple as applicable (“Licensor”) reserves all rights in and to the Licensed Application not expressly granted to you under this Standard EULA.

a. Scope of License: Licensor grants to you a nontransferable license to use the Licensed Application on any Apple-branded products that you own or control and as permitted by the Usage Rules. The terms of this Standard EULA will govern any content, materials, or services accessible from or purchased within the Licensed Application as well as upgrades provided by Licensor that replace or supplement the original Licensed Application, unless such upgrade is accompanied by a Custom EULA. Except as provided in the Usage Rules, you may not distribute or make the Licensed Application available over a network where it could be used by multiple devices at the same time. You may not transfer, redistribute or sublicense the Licensed Application and, if you sell your Apple Device to a third party, you must remove the Licensed Application from the Apple Device before doing so. You may not copy (except as permitted by this license and the Usage Rules), reverse-engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, modify, or create derivative works of the Licensed Application, any updates, or any part thereof (except as and only to the extent that any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law or to the extent as may be permitted by the licensing terms governing use of any open-sourced components included with the Licensed Application).

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g. You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Licensed Application except as authorized by United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Licensed Application was obtained. In particular, but without limitation, the Licensed Application may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any U.S.-embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Nationals List or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Persons List or Entity List. By using the Licensed Application, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such country or on any such list. You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture, or production of nuclear, missile, or chemical or biological weapons.

h. The Licensed Application and related documentation are “Commercial Items”, as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. §2.101, consisting of “Commercial Computer Software” and “Commercial Computer Software Documentation”, as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202, as applicable. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, as applicable, the Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation are being licensed to U.S. Government end users (a) only as Commercial Items and (b) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein. Unpublished-rights reserved under the copyright laws of the United States.

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If you are a citizen of any European Union country or Switzerland, Norway or Iceland, the governing law and forum shall be the laws and courts of your usual place of residence.

j. The full use of this application involves one in-app purchase. It is unlocked when you launch the application for the first time. And you can use this application with free of charge for one week without restrictions. You will not billed during this period. Continuous use of this application requires a one-time purchase of an IAP product titled ‘Unlimited.’ The price for the IAP product is stated at Mac App Store and may change over time. Once you make a purchase, your payment will be non-refundable.






Firestorms is a product of Tom Bluewater.
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