What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Old Talk for iOS

iOS Swift iPhone app Old Talk

TOKYO (MacHouse) – It’s been a while since I developed an iOS app last time. The one that I submitted to Apple‘s App Store some 20 minutes ago is something that I have never done before. That ‘something’ is iCloud. Anyway, this new software submission is called Old Talk.

Old Talk is an Internet meme creator. It has access to a number of old, expired movies that are placed in the public domain. Old Talk lets you use these movie screenshots by accessing iCloud server.
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What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing justIcons 3 for Mac OS X

Mac application justIcons 3

TOKYO (MacHouse) – This month is almost over. Hmm… I still have time for one more desktop application. In fact, I submitted a new software title to Mac App Store several minutes ago. This new software submission is called justIcons 3.

Desktop macOS application justIcons 3

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  Desktop macOS application justIcons 3

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The justIcons series is now more than four years old. It’s been developed from a scratch in Swift. justIcons 3 supports both Xcode 8 and Xcode 9.

justIcons 3 makes software development easier by letting you create an icon set (AppIcon.appiconset) out of a single image file for Xcode. Imagine that you have to create more than a dozen images if you develop a Universal iOS app. With justIcons 3, it’ll take a single image to create the entire icon set folder containing the JSON folder (Contents.json).   Continue reading

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

Mac application TextAround 3

TOKYO (MacHouse) – Yes, it’s a graphic design application again! I’m sick of making graphics applications. But I have to do what I have to do to buy bread. (No, I have plenty of rice to survive for the next 6 months or longer.) The new software title that I submitted to Mac App Store several minutes ago is called TextAround 3.

Desktop macOS application TextAround 3

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  Desktop macOS application TextAround 3

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And, yes, the TextAround series is still alive. It’s been built from a scratch in Swift. This series is almost four years old. What’s so special about TextAround 3 that TextAround2 users didn’t see? TextAround 3 lets you flip individual letters horizontally, vertically or horizontally and vertically. I have made so many changes such that the new version may be unrecognizable to those who have used TextAround2.   Continue reading

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

Mac application Shaded

TOKYO (MacHouse) – 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

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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

TOKYO (MacHouse) – 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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