Visual Attributed String: An Essential Tool for iOS and Mac Developers Released on the Mac App Store!


             

Visual Attributed String has been released on the Mac App Store! Visual Attributed String is the most advanced WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor for attributed strings, providing rich features including:

-Platform Specific Code: generate code to create NSAttributedStrings for both iOS and OS X.
-Generates both Swift AND Objective-C code!
-Get the code for your entire document by clicking “Code” in the toolbar!
-Get the code for only selected portions of text by right-clicking and selecting the “Code for Selection” menu item! This allows you to get code for individual words/paragraphs as you need them on a long document with many different text styles!
-Save your text as an image to use for the web! You can also generate images for only selected portions of text by right-clicking and selecting the “Image for Selection” menu item! Supported image formats include: .png, .bmp, .tiff, and .jpeg!
-Smart Code Generation: Visual Attributed String is smart enough to generate code for non-mutable attributed strings (NSAttributedString) and mutable attributed strings (NSMutableAttributedString) based on your typed text!
-Easily add emoji and special characters to your attributed strings by clicking the “Special Characters” toolbar item to bring up the characters palette!
-Change the background of the entire document to see how your text looks against different background colors. If you want to get the code for your document’s background color, you can simply right click and select the “Background Color Code” menu item!
-Add images to your attributed strings! Just drag and drop an image from Finder onto the window to add images to the document! Did you know NSAttributedString is capable of displaying images?
-Custom Font Warning: Visual Attributed String will warn you if your document uses a custom font that is not included in the iOS SDK!
-Visual Attributed String is a document-based application and supports features such as autosaving, duplicating documents, renaming documents, and reverting document versions!
-Powerful yet simple interface for styling text! Visual Attributed String provides an interface for editing many attributes including:
       ∙Font (NSFontAttributeName)
       ∙Font Color (NSForegroundColorAttributeName)
       ∙Font Background Color (NSBackgroundColorAttributeName)
       ∙Kern (NSKernAttributeName)
       ∙Skew (NSObliquenessAttributeName)
       ∙Shadow (NSShadowAttributeName)
       ∙Underline (NSUnderlineStyleAttributeName)
       ∙Underline Color (NSUnderlineColorAttributeName)
       ∙Strikethrough (NSStrikethroughStyleAttributeName)
       ∙Strikethrough Color (NSStrikethroughColorAttributeName)
       ∙Link (NSLinkAttributeName)
       ∙Stroke (NSStrokeWidthAttributeName)
       ∙Stroke Color (NSStrokeColorAttributeName)
       ∙Paragraph Style (NSParagraphStyleAttributeName)
       ∙Tool Tip (NSToolTipAttributeName)
       ∙Attaching Images (NSAttachmentAttributeName)

For more information on Visual Attributed String you can go to the Mac App Store or the official Visual Attributed String website.

Screenshots:

Visual Attributed String Mac app screenshot of document window showing some editable attributes. Visual Attributed String Mac app screenshot showing mocked up iOS application user interface. Visual Attributed String Mac screenshot showing generated code for a document in Swift. Visual Attributed String Mac app screenshot showing code for selection popover in document. Visual Attributed String Mac App screenshot showing Emoji characters in document.

Easy Image Reflection 2 Hits the Mac App Store

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Easy Image Reflection 2 has been released on the Mac App Store! Easy Image Reflection 2 is the sequel to the popular Mac app, Easy Image Reflection. Easy Image Reflection 2 adds some new features and takes advantage of improvements made to OS X in Yosemite.

New features:
-You can adjust the spacing between the reflection and the original image by moving the Spacing slider.
-You can save your image with a custom background color of your choosing.
-Introduces the new Easy Image Reflection Action extension on OS X Yosemite. You can add reflections to your images in apps that support action extensions (such as TextEdit).

Easy Image Reflection is available now on the Mac App Store!

Screenshots:

Easy Image Reflection 2 Mac App screenshot showing a reflection added to Laugh Clown. Easy Image Reflection Mac app screenshot showing the Action extension being used from the TextEdit application. Easy Image Reflection 2 Mac app screenshot of full sized preview window.

Brick City Solitaire 2.0 Released: Now Optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus!

Brick City Solitaire version 2.0 has been released! What’s new? Brick City Solitaire is now optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus! If you already have Brick City Solitaire for iOS, you can go to the App Store to update to the latest version now! If you don’t already have Brick City Solitaire, well, what are you waiting for? Get it now!