updated 12:35 pm EST, Thu January 23, 2014
Calendars 5.3 adds sending and accepting event invitations
Readdle has released a notable update for its Calendars app for iOS, focused on scheduling meetings, inviting people to events and replying to invitations from others. Calendars 5 uses an interface focused on events, with a task manager and an iPad specific calendar interface. Version 5.3 facilitates professional-related day planning by aiming to make its software intuitive. Its 'Smart Input' feature allows users can use natural language with commands. For example, typing 'Meet with Denys Zhadanov' will automatically suggest to invite Denys Zhadanov, and send an invitation to his email address.
Another new feature for Calendars 5.3 is its notifications center. When new invitations are received, users are notified by a tappable icon for viewing meeting details and the option to confirm attendance. Importing of ICS files into the calendar is now also included, and lastly, Google and Yandex maps support is now available. Calendars 5.3 is a free update to all owners of Calendars 5, with pricing for new users at $7, downloadable through iTunes.
ID2Q Bundle Mac for QuarkXPress 9 & 10 released, with InDesign CS through CC support
Markzware has announced the release of its latest graphic design conversion tool for InDesign and QuarkXPress, the ID2Q Bundle Mac. The data conversion software provides a direct way to open InDesign CS (INDD document) in a new QXP document, and is available for use within QuarkXPress 9 and QuarkXPress 10. The InDesign to QuarkXPress file conversion is enabled by selecting "Convert InDesign Document" under the Markzware item in the QuarkXPress menu bar.
New preferences have been designed to improve file conversion from InDesign CS through InDesign CC files, to QuarkXPress 9 and 10 files, reducing the amount of adjusting needed after data conversion. Requiring OS X 10.6.8 or higher, the ID2Q Bundle Mac data conversion software includes QuarkXPress XTension(s), ID2Q for QuarkXPress 9 Mac, as well as ID2Q for QuarkXPress 10 Mac. Priced at $200, the software is available immediately for download online through the ID2Q Store.