Timecard feature gives browser access for reports
Marketcircle has launched Billings Pro 1.0, a new application for company-wide time billing and invoicing. The application's user interface is built from Marketcircle's Billings title and the synchronization technology is borrowed from the company's Daylite CRM application, adding support for large numbers of users. The software introduces Timecard, a web interface for multiple users to track time, mileage and expenses. Users can access Timecard from desktop browsers like Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer as well as mobile browsers on the iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices.
New version adds four AppleScript commands
Mac-Chi has launched an update to its contact utility, WhoPaste. The utility can extract contact information from clipboard contents, with support for the primary contacts utilities for Mac: Apple's Mail, Google's Contacts, Marketcircle's Daylight and Microsoft's Entourage. It supports plain text, rich text and spreadsheet data, with quick access via a hotkey. WhoPaste can designate a new contact's category, priority, and tagline, as well as an organization's category, industry, region, tagline, and type. A list of keywords are assigned to either a contact or organization.
Daylite 3.7.4 ships
Marketcircle Inc this week released Daylite 3.7.4, a new update to its established productivity suite. Aimed at easing Windows to Mac transitions -- especially in the small business arena -- this latest version of Daylite offers a host of new features. Boasting a Mac OS X-style interface, version 3.7.4 introduces full integration with Apple's Pages, Numbers and Keynote to ensure professional business correspondence. The software also combines improved Microsoft Word support with established features such as iCal, iSync and Mail integration, time-tracking and sharable schedules -- in an effort to to be a central hub for user's daily workflow.
- Media Catalog 3.8.3 ($25) Indexes your removable media, such as Backup CDs and DVDs that you can quickly and easily find your files. In the 3.8.3 version of Media Catalog the most outstanding new feature is the option to automatically catalog and eject volumes, making it ideal for a setup on a headless Xserve. The improved quicksearch now behaves more intuitively and more precise. With the reduced memory footprint users of large catalogs will find a huge increase in responsiveness of the application. [Download - 444KB]
- DiscLabel 5.1.2 ($36) CD/DVD label design software for Mac OS X. It can import track lists from iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD, Finder, and Toast; import images from iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD and Finder; multiple layers, drawing tools and gradients for creating custom
designs; use more than 1300 clip art files via the DiscLabel Clip Art Browser and more. The new release adds various bug fixes and improvements. [Download - 11.8MB]
- Dupin v1.3 ($15) assists with locating, sorting, filtering, and deleting duplicate tracks in iTunes. You can quickly find all sets of duplicate iTunes tracks based on your choice of criteria and select the "Keeper" tracks from among a number of duplicates automatically using a variety of versatile filtering options. The new release includes these features: adds Newest/Oldest Date Modified options to Filter Controls; adds Largest/Smallest File Size options to Filter Controlsl displays Bit Rate Rounding status in Filter Controls window; bit Rate Rounding is applicable to bit rate options in Filter Controls. [Download - 1.8MB]
- Daylite 3.7.1 ($190) productivity management software. With a new option to customize small, regular and large font size from the general preference pane for the Daylite month calendar view and an optimized time display, users get a better overall feel of their month's work. In addition, the busy bar can be removed from the Daylite 3.7.1 calendar view - another feature highly requested by Daylite users. [Download - 46.2MB]
- iWatermark 3.1.1 ($20) allows users to secure, protect and get recognition for photos and artwork. Add your signature, url, email address or logtall your photos. iWatermark is integrated to work with Photoshop, ACDSee, iPhoto, Cumulus, Portfolio, PhotoStation, iView and other photo organizers. The latest version has dramatic speed, user interface and other improvements. [Download - 8.1MB]
First Look at Daylite PS
With the compatibility provided by their new Intel processors, and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard's secure nature, Macs are slowly making their way into the business sector, replacing their Windows-based counterparts. As businesses adopt the Mac platform, there is a greater need for productivity software, something which Windows computers have no shortage of options. Marketcircle's Daylite Productivity Suite gives users a full-featured business application that allows users to plan and coordinate their work day with others, while integrating Apple Mail's powerful features with projects and contacts.
Daylite 3.6 for Leopard
Marketcircle has unveiled Daylite 3.6, an update to its productivity management software, introducing Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard compatibility, and many bug fixes. After a long beta period Leopard users can finally take advantage of Marketcircle's powerful app. Also updated for Leopard compatibility is DMI 2.1, or Daylite Mail integration, which allows users to link emails, tasks, and projects to particular person, employee, or group. New users can try Daylite, DMI, or the Productivity Suite – a combination of both products – for 30 days, and can purchase the software starting from $150.
Enterprise bad for Apple
Apple's entrance into the business world could be a mistake, and it may render the creativity of the company who all but thrives on it sterile, according to Marketcircle CEO, Alykhan Jetha. He argues that the placid nature of an enterprise company is just the thing that will stifle the company's creative process, having to adhere to years-old practices and old standards. A great deal of Microsoft's time is spent adapting its software to be backwards compatible with antiquated office equipment, and says that it's "a ball and chain that will render Apple as 'just another tech company' should it decide to chase the enterprise market."