Telestream’s Switch 5 Pro lets you check your video’s quality on lower-end iMacs fast

Switch 5 Pro gives you frame-accurate playback of all your media and lets you see detailed information about it, including metadata (e.g. AS11 with UK DPP metadata, AS03 and others), bitrate, video essence and codec, audio channels, speaker assignments, and loudness levels. You can also compare multiple files in a single window and play and convert Windows Media content on your Mac as Switch is a fully licensed Windows Media playback tool (all three versions).… Read More Telestream’s Switch 5 Pro lets you check your video’s quality on lower-end iMacs fast

Switching between iA Writer, Ulysses, nvUltra and Panda Bear

If you’re writing in Markdown, MultiMarkdown or CommonMark, you probably are familiar with editing tools like iA Writer, nvUltra (beta) from Brett Terpstra, Panda which is Bear app in an early beta stage, and Ulysses.… Read More Switching between iA Writer, Ulysses, nvUltra and Panda Bear

Text editor with citation power: Author

What do you expect from a text editor? Either you want it to encourage a focus on the process of writing with this particular app or you want it to lead your focus to the subject you’re writing about. If you went for the first option, then the design, look and feel, and feature set of the app will determine your choice of app. If you favoured the second answer, an app like iA Writer or the Author app I’m covering here will have more appeal.… Read More Text editor with citation power: Author

Nix Color Sensor Pro 2 Tristimulus Colorimeter Review

If you’re professionally working with colour, it pays off to invest in a colorimeter or spectrophotometer. The only problem is that these can be quite expensive and bulky, and if your need is to compare colours, find colour harmonies and the RGB, Lab, CMYK and other colour space value of colours, this kind of equipment is overkill. It is where the $349 Nix Color Sensor Pro 2 tristimulus sensor is a boon to have.… Read More Nix Color Sensor Pro 2 Tristimulus Colorimeter Review

COLOP’s e-mark handheld inkjet printer is a brilliant marketing tool

COLOP, a company based in Austria, develops imprint products that you’ll find in offices all over the world. About a year ago, the company developed the first “digital stamp”, the e-mark, a hand-held 600dpi inkjet printer that integrates with a Windows computer, iOS or Android device and outputs multicolour stamps.… Read More COLOP’s e-mark handheld inkjet printer is a brilliant marketing tool

Ulysses 20 has a grammar checker that actually works, a dashboard and more

Ulysses 20 is the newest version of the subscription-based test and markdown editor on steroids. It now has grammar checking capabilities, a new dashboard option and the ability to navigate multiple documents through an outline view. To start with dashboard: I can only describe it with a word I rarely if ever use: cool. The… Read More Ulysses 20 has a grammar checker that actually works, a dashboard and more