Bend, Oregon - Independent development team Mac-Chi is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Enact 1.0.7, their new productivity app for macOS computers. The app offers Mac users the ability to edit, print, and share information from their computer's clipboard or keyboard via a large number of methods. Users can share posts to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, save the information as a new note, an addition to an existing note, or print the information directly to their printer. The app also offers the ability to jump to any open tab in the Safari with a click of the mouse in the Mac's Menu bar or Dock.
Enact simplifies the movement of data on the Mac, allowing anyone to use the clipboard, the keyboard, or dragged text in a variety of new ways. Users can quickly create a text file, post cited text directly to popular social networks, or share the data via AirDrop with other Mac or iOS device users. Clipboard contents can be shared in a variety of file formats including plain text, rich text or PDF formats.
"As a longtime Mac user - I owned a 128K Mac! - I see continuing vitality in macOS as a platform," shares Mac-Chi founder Steve Cronin. "Enact is focused on making working with data on the Mac a bit more streamlined. Users can edit, format, and share the data in their Mac's clipboard in a variety of ways, the citations can be darn handy, and users can jump directly to any open tab in their Safari browser just by clicking on their Mac's Menu Bar or Dock. And this is just version 1!"
Enact is designed to evolve, increasing in functionality as the app's users' needs grow and evolve. The app's API model, which is "dataSource -> embedded capabilities -> dataTarget," offers the flexibility to easily add new features to the app. These new capabilities will flow to the users via with the standard software update from the Mac App Store. Subscribers will immediately benefit from the added functionality. Currently, the app provides access to five core datasources that most Mac users work with every day: the clipboard, the keyboard, the mouse, the Dock, and the Safari web browser.
Current Features Include:
* Highly Customizable User Interface
* Custom formatting of information before sharing
* Change font, font style, and font size of datasource
* Provides a sentence and paragraph listing for any text
* Share from Enact to popular social networks, including Facebook and Twitter
* Share with other Mac and iOS users via AirDrop
* Print formatted information
* Save and share info in popular file formats, including .txt, .rtf, and .pdf
* Jump directly to any open Safari tab from the Mac Menu Bar or Dock
* Use information from any selected Safari tab
* Drag text onto the Exact Dock icon to customize before dispatching
* Save directly to a new or existing note in the Apple Notes app
* Create a reminder in the Reminders app
* Send text as an SMS message in the Mac Messages app
* Compose an email from your datasource to send in the Mail app
* Have your Mac read aloud highlighted text from the app
* New dataSources for Spotlight and Google Chrome on the way
Enact automatically supplies a listing of sentences or paragraphs for any "blob" of text. These lists can be filtered by a search term. Just a few selected sentences or paragraphs can also be shared, with the user being able to choose from 8 different delimiters for reconstructing the subset of text.
Enact's basic text editor includes font and style controls to allow for on-the-fly formatting. Anyone can copy text, then flatten the original style, highlight words or phrases, and then send it as a custom PDF file. For brevity and impact, this custom PDF can be "snapped" at exactly the current size of the Enact window.
Enact users are urged to submit feature requests on the Enact website. There they can submit requests, view requests already submitted by others, and vote on how useful a requested feature would be to them personally. In addition, bug reports can be submitted and viewed. These website features, available at the launch of version 1, demonstrate Mac-Chi's commitment to providing Enact users a clear voice in future development of the app.
"We're not offering a normal short trial period. As we get started, I know a few days is not enough to understand what Enact has to offer. This is what's behind our $0.99 3-month 'get to know us' offer," continues Steve. "Buyers can benefit from Enact right now, but they'll also get to discover how the app will expand over the next few months. Enact was designed from the ground up to plug in new stuff; Chrome and Spotlight are up first. A subscription really fits our engineering/product rollout at least for the next 6-8 quarters, but know we've got a subscription-less, snap-on version of Enact that will begin to make more sense as a product later this year."
Free users, users who download but do not activate one of the in-app purchases, can still make use of a limited subset of Enact's features, including the ability to use the Safari open tabs table view, examine the configuration options of the user interface, and view nearly two-dozen helpful tooltips to learn more about how the utility works.
* Mac OS X Version 10.10 or later
* macOS High Sierra compatible
* 64-bit processor
* 9.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Enact 1.0.7 is free to download and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.
Three convenient in-app purchases allow users to enable the app's Premium functionality:
* Use - 3 months of Premium - $0.99 USD "pay-as-you-use"
* Subscribe - Auto-renewing 3 months subscription - $0.99 USD
* Buy - Premium - $12.99 USD A one time cost. No upgrade fees or subscription fees - ever
Review codes are available to members of the press upon request.
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Headquartered in Bend, Oregon, Mac-Chi is a privately owned and founded by Steve Cronin. Steve and Mac-Chi have been delivering solutions to companies like Apple Computer, AMD, Motorola, Alcatel Lucent, and others for over 30 years. The company's development efforts are now focused exclusively on the macOS and iOS platforms. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2018 Mac-Chi. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh Mac OS X and macOS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.