What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Emoji de Picture 2 for Mac OS X

Mac application Emoji de Picture 2

TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – There is no question that emoji symbols that Apple offers for macOS and iOS users are far more beautiful than those available for Android, Windows and other systems. If you have ever seen any of emoji symbols designed by Microsoft, you probably agree that they are terribly ugly.

If you love emoji symbols, you may want to use them as pictures except that there is no easy way of converting them into image files. Yes, I have a desktop application called ePics for this purpose. Unfortunately, ePics won’t run properly under macOS 10.12 Sierra. So I spent the last several days developing an upgrade to ePics. An application that I submitted to Mac App Store several minutes ago is called Emoji de Picture 2.

Emoji de Picture 2 is a direct successor of an existing desktop application called ePics. Emoji de Picture 2 lets you convert emoji symbols you select into image files. You have access to all emoji symbols that are available under macOS 10.12.5. Emoji de Picture 2 supports skin tones. All you have to do is click on a skin tone button, and all emoji symbols that support skin tones will have the skin tone altered accordingly.   Continue reading

What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Scrapboard 2 for Mac OS X

Mac application Scrapboard 2

TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – Scrapboard is kind of a unique desktop application. The main application window acts as a scrap album where you have an infinite number of pages. And you can post pictures and notes. It’s two years and a half old. So it’s now been updated. Writing completely from a scratch in Swift, I submitted it to Mac App Store several minutes ago.

The idea surrounding this application comes from sticky notes and kid pictures on a refrigerator. The difference between your refrigerator and this application is that you can have an unlimited number of pages with this application. You can post 10 pictures on Page 1, another 12 pictures on Page 2. Maybe, post several text notes on Page 3 and on and on. You can move these posts anywhere around the board. It’s not just a picture that you can post on the board. You can also create a map post with one or more annotation pins. Or create a schedule post with a calendar so that you can get reminded of an event that is going to take place in the near future.   Continue reading