Music editor Liquid Notes receives new track view, more control elements
Re-Compose's latest update to its music editing software, Liquid Notes, has its focus on user interface improvements. Released yesterday, its previous multi-function knob has been replaced by individual control elements for chord substitution, tension, and function. Other notable changes to Liquid Notes include more control while in track view, allowing for a high-level overview of one's musical arrangements on a single-instrument level. Ableton Live is now better supported, with the addition of a "multiple single-track import" feature to accommodate Live's lack of support for multi-channel MIDI arrangements. Available as a free trial download, or fully licensed software priced at $175, Liquid Notes can be obtained online from Re-Compose.
Mariner discounts software by 50 percent
In celebration of its 23rd anniversary, Mariner software is currently offering a 50 percent discount on all non-upgrade, desktop products. The promotion will run through April 30 and can be activated by using the coupon "MARINER23" at checkout. Additionally, the company is running an iPad mini giveaway that can be entered by filling out an online registration form and sharing a post on either Facebook or Twitter.
Update supports Apple Image Capture
Mariner has upgraded its document management and retention software, releasing Paperless 2.0. The new version features a new interface and can create expense reports and generate pie-chart and contact reports. It also allows users to create custom field types such as text, currency and checkboxes. The new update can match thousands of US merchants for data entry.
Mariner gets ReceitWallet
In brief: Dates have been set for the 2009 FileMaker DevCon and potential attendees can register now to receive special early EARLY bird pricing. Comm-Unity Networking Systems has finished testing their FileMaker Pro plug-ins with FileMaker 10 Pro and found that most still function exactly as they should. The two plug-ins that are experiencing minor flaws are being addressed and updates are expected to release soon. Meanwhile, Mariner Software has announced that it has now acquired ReceiptWallet and will begin selling it from their website in the near future.
MacGourmet Deluxe 1.0
Mariner Software has released MacGourmet Deluxe 1.0 bringing “recipe collection and organization into the digital age.” The software allows cooks to create and edit recipes, make wine and cooking notes and post them on the web. Users can import recipes from websites and create shopping lists. The software also includes what Mariner calls an industry-first "Cookbook Builder” with support for images, chapters and text pages. Cookbooks can be printed or saved to PDF format.
Mariner Calc for iPhone
Mariner Software on Friday confirmed plans that it is working on an Excel document editor for the iPhone, an application it calls Mariner Calc for iPhone. While the finalized version is far from completion, developer Michael Wray writes on the Mariner blog that it already supports viewing and editing documents that can range up to 1 million rows by 32,000 columns. A CocoaTouch native app, it also includes support for multiple sheets, as well as charts and objects.
Mariner MacGourmet Deluxe
Mariner Software has announced a deal with Advenio Software, under which it will republish the latter's MacGourmet software under its own name. The software is used to manage both recipe and wine information, and is said to operate like iTunes, with the ability to create custom lists such as a collection of all appetizers. Recipes can be both imported and exported, and sent in directions such as the web, index cards or smartphones.
Mariner Software has released updates for two of its writing applications, MacJournal and StoryMill. MacJournal 5.0.2 now properly downloads images from blog posts, and keeps size intact when sending images resized for a blog format. Exporting has been improved, as has the reliability and simplicity of recording. Finally, bugs have been fixed with .mac synchronization, and migrating content from v4.0 to 5.0. MacJournal costs $35 and runs on Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
MacJournal 5 ships
Mariner Software has released the fifth edition of MacJournal, its diary application. The program has be redesigned for Mac OS X Leopard, a change which lets it exploit QuickLook to preview files. The most important change however is considered to be document support, as users can now insert images, PDF files and QuickTime movies into their journals. For convenience, video entries can be recorded through an iSight camera, and (like text) uploaded to blogging sites such as Blogger, WordPress and LiveJournal, as well as .Mac accounts.