Useful Things

Useful Things

By John McMinn
Software is expensive and sometimes, small developers get overlooked. This Podcast is designed to bring to light some software titles that I have found useful or valuable. Mostly Macintosh, but sometimes with PC, Linux, iOS, and Android thrown in.
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iCalamus2 Desktop Publishing for Mac
Most desktop publishing software is expensive. Most of the top products are expensive costing hundreds of dollars. Many cheap desktop publishing titles have come out over the years with little to no support. When new operating systems come out, they aren't updated so the software becomes obsolete.  Lemkesoft.de has been producing and supporting new versions of their desktop publishing program, iCalamus2, since the late 80's. They have a free trial version and the full registered version is only $59.99 online. You can even e-mail Thorsten yourself for support!
17:36
May 19, 2020
Graphic Converter 11.1.3 for Mac
The very first Podcast. Today I give a light review Graphic Converter 11 for Mac OS X, a graphic editing package that has been around on the Mac platform since OS 7.  Not only is this little gem still around, but it still being developed and supported at www.lemkesoft.com. A special shout out to Thorsten Lemke for the NFR License I am reviewing! Graphic Converter started out as a utility. At one point, if you wanted to convert a picture from Atari to Mac to PC and back, then Graphic Converter was the only game in town. Now the software has evolved into a full fledged image editor. However, Bulk Processing is where it really shines. Do you need a whole ton of pictures rotated, compressed, brightened, or watermarked? Graphic Converter can do it and FAST. -John McMinn JD Young Technologies
14:10
April 21, 2020