Word Counter Pro Released on the Mac App Store

Word Counter Pro Mac App icon 256x256.
       

Word Counter Pro is a simple and powerful application for writers. With Word Counter Pro you can view statistics of your writing such as Word count, Character count, Sentence count, Line count, Paragraph count, and more.


Word Counter Pro allows you to view stats in four different ways:
1. You can type or paste text in the window.
2. You can drag and drop a supported text file to the window.
3. You can have Word Counter Pro watch a supported text file as you edit it in another application. When Word Counter Pro is watching a text file, a popover will appear in the menubar displaying stats that will be updated as you write.
4. Use the Word Counter Pro Action Extension. You can use the Word Counter Pro Action Extension to get stats of selected text in any text editing app that supports Action Extensions (like TextEdit).

Word Counter Pro also allows you to apply custom settings. Some of the custom settings you can specify include:
-Setting a custom page size for measuring Line count. For accuracy, Word Counter Pro calculates the Line count by measuring against a particular page size.
-Changing the left and right margin of the custom page size, which also will impact the Line count.
-Enforcing a minimum number of sentences required for Paragraph count. Most word processing software will incorrectly count titles and lines of text in headers as paragraphs, even though they are not part of the body of your document. Requiring a certain number of sentences per paragraph can result in a more accurate paragraph count, since dangling words are not counted as paragraphs.

Word Counter Pro supports the following file types:
-rtfd
-rtf
-txt
-docx

Screenshots:

Word Counter Pro Mac app screenshot on blurred OS X EL Capitan background. Word Counter Pro Mac app screenshot  showing the app watching a text file.Word Counter Pro Mac app screenshot taken during drag and dropWord Counter Pro Mac app screenshot showing the OS X Action extension working in TextEdit.

Tutorial: How to Migrate a Photo Album from Photos to File Cabinet Pro

The Photos app on OS X is great, but sometimes launching an application just to get to your images can feel like a real chore. This is especially true if you access your images often. In some situations, you may be better off storing images in File Cabinet Pro instead. In this quick tutorial, I’ll show you how you can easily migrate a photo album from Photos to File Cabinet Pro.

Step One: Launch Photos and Select an Album.

Open the Photos application and select the “Albums” tab at the top of the window. In the list of photo albums you see in the window, select a photo album you would like to export. With the photo album selected, click “File” in the menu bar and select “Export Unmodified Original” under the “Export” submenu.

Screenshot of exporting a photo album in the Photos app on OS X.

Now you need to choose a location to save the images to in the save panel that pops up. To keep things simple, I suggest choosing the Desktop. Before you export the album, I also recommend you click the “New Folder” button in the save panel and give the folder the same name as the photo album you are exporting.

Creating a new folder in a save panel.

After you created the new folder, go ahead and export the album.

Step Two: Drag and Drop the Folder to File Cabinet Pro

After you have exported the photo album, all you have to do is drag and drop it up to File Cabinet Pro. Note that exported Photos are copied, so your album will still be in the Photos app. If you want to remove the album from Photos after it is exported, go back to Photos and delete the album.

Dragging folder to File Cabinet Pro.

Step Three: Open the Folder in File Cabinet Pro

Double click the folder you just dropped in File Cabinet Pro to see your photos! That’s it!

File Cabinet Pro screenshot of photo album exported from the Photos app.

File Cabinet Pro: The File Manager for the OS X Menubar Released!

Update on 9/26/16: The app description and screenshots in this post are now outdated. To view the latest app description with an updated features list, click here.

File Cabinet Pro Mac App icon.
App Tyrant Store button image.

File Cabinet Pro is the file manager for the OS X menu bar. Quickly navigate to files without cluttering your desktop. Open, move, rename, tag, trash, copy and paste files, all from the menu bar! You can open many file types natively in File Cabinet Pro or open files by launching other applications. Store files locally and in iCloud. It’s easy to click into directories in icon view or navigate the file tree in column view. Organize your files your way!

File Cabinet Pro Mac App screenshot showing right click context menu.

File Cabinet Pro is the first world class file manager for the OS X menu bar.

File Cabinet Pro Mac App screenshot showing in progress drag and drop session to iCloud folder.

A simple, powerful, and innovative drag and drop experience. Effortlessly drop files into iCloud right from the Desktop.

File Cabinet Pro Mac app screenshot of various file types in the window.

Get rid of desktop clutter and stay organized with File Cabinet Pro.

File Cabinet Pro Mac App screenshot in column view.

With File Cabinet Pro you can view files in icon view or column view.

File Cabinet Pro is also a document-based application that ships with a built-in text editor, image viewer, PDF viewer, and media player! Some of the file types File Cabinet Pro can open for editing/viewing include:

TEXT DOCUMENTS:
-Plain text files (.txt)
-Rich Text Format (.rtf)
-Rich Text Format Directory (.rtfd)
-Portable Document Format (.pdf)

IMAGE DOCUMENTS:
-Portable Network Graphics (.png)
-Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpeg)
-Tagged Image File Format (.tiff, .tif)
-Bitmap image file (.bmp)
-Photoshop File Format (.psd) Import only.
-Scalable Vector Graphics (.svg) Import only.

VIDEO/AUDIO:
-mov
-mp4
-m4a
-m4v
-avi
-mp3
-wav
-caf
-aif

Top Features:

∙Create subdirectories in File Cabinet Pro. Organize your files the way you want!
∙Click into subdirectories and open documents! File Cabinet Pro is the must have mini file browser for your menu bar!
∙Store files locally & in iCloud! Place files in iCloud and access them from all your devices!
∙Innovative Drag n’ Drop! You can drag files to and from iCloud by dragging files over the appropriate button to bring up a popover window!
∙Tag files! Select files in File Cabinet, right click, and then simply add or remove file tags from the control in the context menu.
∙Show in Finder! Want to see a file in Finder? Select a file and right click, then choose “Show in Finder” in the context menu.
∙Rename files.
∙Copy and paste files.
∙Trash files.
∙View items as icons or in columns!
∙Launch the application at login! You can have File Cabinet Pro automatically launch when you login to your Mac (optional feature, disabled by default). ∙Built in lightweight text editor! Create and edit .txt, .rtf, and .rtfd files!
∙Built in lightweight image viewer/editor! Rotate images, crop images, and apply filters to images!
∙Built in media player! Watch video and play audio files!
∙PDF viewer!
∙Editable files support document versions! If you made a change to a file you don’t like, you can easily revert documents versions.

So what are you waiting for? Get File Cabinet Pro now!

Image Extractor for Microsoft Word Documents Released on the Mac App Store!

Image Extractor for Microsoft Word Documents Mac app icon.

           

Today I have released Image Extractor for Microsoft Word Documents on the Mac App Store. Image Extractor for Microsoft Word Documents allows you to extract all the images out of your Microsoft Word document files (.docx and .doc files). All you have to do is drag and drop a .docx or .doc file on to the window and Image Extractor for Microsoft Word Documents will begin scanning the document for images.

Why use it?
Most text editors on Mac OS X do not fully support Microsoft Word file formats. Most of the document converter apps out there on Mac strip out all the images from Word document files if you try to convert it to another format (like textutil). If you have a Word document and you want to extract all the images out, you can do it now without having to buy expensive software.

Screenshots


Image Extractor for Microsoft Word Documents Mac app screenshot.
Image Extractor for Microsoft Word Documents Mac app screenshot of .doc file being dragged onto the window.
Image Extractor for Microsoft Word Documents screenshot of window with spinning progress indicator.
Image Extractor for Microsoft Word Documents Mac app screenshot of extracted image gallery.

Coin Flip Released on the Mac App Store!

Coin Flip has been released on the Mac App Store!

Coin Flip Mac app icon.

           

You’re arguing with a friend about something, and you decide you’ll settle the argument the old fashion way: flip a coin! Don’t have any change? No problem! Use the Coin Flip app!

Coin Flip is the first coin flipping widget for OS X Yosemite’s Notification Center! Easily add the “Coin Flip Widget” in the Notification Center and flip a coin at any time!

Features:
-Easily flip a coin on your Mac. You can flip a coin from the main app or optionally add the Coin Flip Widget in the Notification Center!
-Flip up to four coins at the same time!
-Lands on heads or tails. It’s a random coin flip just like in real life.
-Choose different coins to flip!

Screenshots:

Coin Flip Mac App Screenshot of penny in main app window and in notification center widget.
Coin Flip Mac App screenshot of 4 coins in main window.
Coin Flip Mac App screenshot of dime on heads.
Coin Flip Mac App screenshot of nickel on tails.
Coin Flip Mac App Screenshot of quarter in Notification Center Widget.

PDF Image Xtractor Released on the Mac App Store!

PDF Image Xtractor Mac app icon.
             

Today I have released PDF Image Xtractor on the Mac App Store! PDF Image Xtractor is a tool that allows you to extract all the images out of a PDF file (you guessed it!). All you have to do is drag and drop a PDF file on to the window and PDF Image Xtractor will begin scanning the document for images.

PDF Image Xtractor Mac app screenshot of pdf file being dragged on to the window.

PDF Image Xtractor Mac app screenshot of progress indicator while searching PDF file for images.

You can even have PDF Image Xtractor look for images in a specific page range. So if you have a 300 page PDF file and you only want to get the images on page 4 through 16, PDF Image Xtractor allows you to do that.

PDF Image Xtractor Mac app screenshot of custom page range user interface.

Once PDF Image Xtractor is done scanning your PDF file for images, it will present an image gallery-like user interface showing you all the images it has found. You can save extracted images as PNG, JPG, BMP, or TIFF.

PDF Image Xtractor Mac app screenshot of extracted images in image browser view.

If you need to get images out of a PDF file, this tool will save you tons of time! You can get PDF Image Xtractor on the Mac App Store here!

Easy Image Reflection 2 Hits the Mac App Store

Easy Image Reflection 2 Mac App Icon
             

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.

Desktop Ghost is Now Available on the Mac App Store!

Update on 05/10/16:
Desktop Ghost Pro, a new and improved version of Desktop Ghost has now been released. Learn more about Desktop Ghost Pro here.

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Desktop Ghost Mac App icon.

           

Instantly hide and show all files, folders, and app icons on your messy desktop with Desktop Ghost! You don’t need to move all the files on your desktop to take a screen recording or a screenshot anymore! Temporarily hide your messy desktop with Desktop Ghost and unhide it when you’re ready!


Features:
-Instantly hide and show the items on your Desktop!
-Optionally run the app as a status bar application for easy access! It’s YOUR choice!
-Hide/Show your desktop items from the standard window OR the status bar!
-Easily set Desktop Ghost to run when you log in to your Mac (optional feature, disabled by default).
-Hides all items on the desktop when you press the hide button. Items dragged onto the desktop after a hide can be seen (unless you press the hide button again)!

Great reasons to use Desktop Ghost:
-Use Desktop Ghost to hide your messy desktop for a screencast!
-Use Desktop Ghost to hide your messy desktop to take screenshots!
-Desktop Ghost does NOT temporarily move your items nor does it delete them, it simply hides them!

Screenshots:
Desktop Ghost Mac App screenshot of main window. Desktop Ghost Mac App screenshot of app running as a status menu item app. Desktop Ghost Mac App screenshot of messy desktop. Desktop Ghost Mac App screenshot of hidden messy desktop.