Hamrick Software was founded in 1991 by Ed Hamrick who wanted to find a way to produce better quality scans with his scanner. He found a great solution, initially helping over 100,000 users. With over 400,000 users and nineteen years of experience, VueScan is the world’s most widely used 3rd party scanning software. In fact, MacWorld UK nominated it for Best Imaging Software a few years back. A quick look at their reviews and testimonials lets you know that the product is something special. Better yet, VueScan now supports over 2,500 scanners.
Get a $10 (US) discount if you visit VueScan and purchase within 24 hours. Why not use VueScan as your group’s next meeting topic by using the resources below? Best of all, they have a special license offer for user groups worldwide – found in this month’s Leaders section. (more…)
Michael Simmons and Kent Sutherland are the team who create Flexibits products, apps that are flexible and enjoyable. Their popular Fantastical 2 is a smart, convenient and flexible calendar that uses natural language processes for creating new calendars and provides a CalDAV engine for adding your iCloud, Google, and Yahoo calendars (and others). Their Chatology helps users find their chats instantly. What sets Flexibits apart? A major focus of Flexibits products is removing frustration, making users lives better and more productive.
NoteboomTutorials.com knows that using a computer, even a Mac or iPad, is not always easy and intuitive. While Noteboom is known for tutorials that can making learning easy and fun, they have developed a special membership program that offers more of what people love about their products: easy-to-follow video tutorials, an easy-to-use interface, concept grouping and even auto resume on the iPad, iPhone and Mac. Their tutorials cover OS X Yosemite, iMovie, iPhoto, Final Cut Pro X and much more. Their 650+ five-star ratings are a reflection of the quality of their materials. (more…)
Many user group members know Elgato as a long-time supporter of User Group University and other community events. Others know their amazing products, including EyeTV, Eve and the Thunderbolt 2 Dock that connects everything with one cable. Maybe you have seen their newest product: Avea. If so, you know that Elgato creates app-powered lifestyle accessories that entertain and enlighten.
AgileBits is a much-loved supporter of the user group community because they make security simple. Their newest version of 1Password, 1Password 5 for Mac, is a password manager that goes beyond simple password storage by integrating directly with your web browser to automatically log you into websites, enter credit card information, fill registration forms and easily generate strong passwords, and so much more.
Plum Amazing is a group of people who are both skilled in, and very enthusiastic about, technology. Although their team members are dispersed around the world, they work together on a variety of projects that benefit users in amazing ways. You probably have heard great reviews about a number of their products, including X-Mirage that mirrors iOS devices on your Mac, Speech Maker that provides a mobile teleprompter on your iOS device and more, iWatermark to protect your creations, and so many more highly-reviewed applications. They offer applications to fit any budget and solutions to many everyday challenges.
Back when the Mac was new, Prosoft Engineering, Inc. was developing for the Mac ecosystem. In fact, for almost 30 years Prosoft has licensed many technologies to Apple, including disk utilities, plug-and-play drivers, and CD burning, password protection and disk image mounting software, while selling beloved products to loyal Mac users. The company’s longevity is due, in part, to their software reliability, product innovations and a very loyal end-user community: when a file is lost or corrupted, users know that the current version of Data Rescue is usually the best answer.
Founded by Ian G. Gillespie (IGG), IGG Software is a small company with a focus on creating applications for Apple desktop and mobile devices that help users pay their bills, manage their money and plan for their futures.
iBank 5 offers a comprehensive way to plan, compare and manage your financial well being, including tracking and analyzing your accounts and investments, simplifying your transactions, visualizing your finances, and supporting your tax and investment activities. Click for MORE information. (more…)
Our new Vendor Program highlights and connects vendors and speakers who want to spread the word about their products and services with clubs who want interesting and informative meeting presentations and opportunities. Each month we will feature at least one vendor who has agreed to provide meeting materials and support in the form of videos, FaceTime or Skype teleconferences, in-person presentations, demo scripts, free products or other means.
We are starting the program out by highlighting IGG Software, maker of iBank and long-time user group supporter. IGG’s presentation ideas include links to a library of product videos, tutorials and more.
Check out this month’s featured vendor!