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Meet our new Cargo VPN – the secure VPN proxy for the most private access to Internet

Alex Taylor in iOS & iPod software,Mac Software
16 Aug 2017, 12:08

Cargo VPN offers so much needed protection and anonymity on the Internet, by blocking away various malicious websites, pop-up ads, and hackers with its DNS Firewall.

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Cargo VPN Features:

*You have the possibility to prevent monitoring tools from seeing your IP address, location and online identity.
*Even if you are using unsecured public wireless networks, you can still keep your data safe with Cargo VPN.
*Access geo-blocked websites easily.
*Prevent government surveillance and monitoring services from watching your online activity, location, and communications.
*Your login details, account numbers, billing address, etc. are protected when accessing web through VPN.
*You can actually get some savings on airfares, accommodation, rental cars by setting up different geographical locations in VPN.
*Enjoy the consistently good coverage with over 70 VPN server locations and more than 1000 high-speed servers in various countries.
*Forget about malicious sites and popping ads.
*Enjoy torrents anonymously.
*Cargo VPN offers protection on Mac OS and iOS devices. You can use the app on up to 5 devices within one account.

Top off your security:

* Get your own Static IP address.
* Get a higher speed and protection with Personal Server.
* Add more devices.

       Download on the Mac App Store                             Download on the App Store

Elmedia Player hits one million user mark! We can’t thank you enough!

Alex Taylor in Free Software,Mac Software,Multimedia/Flash Software,The Company/Releases
11 Aug 2017, 12:34

Hey there, we just can’t hold the excitement! Elmedia Player has just hit a major milestone of 1 million users. Such an achievement could never be possible without you – its incredible users!

Elmedia Player hits one million user mark

Elmedia Player was launched 12 years ago, so it’s not a baby anymore, but still a baby for us. Still feels like we only released it yesterday! We are happy that you love and support Elmedia and the fact that so many people around the world enjoy it means we did something right.

Since the project’s earliest versions, Elmedia team was driven by a simple idea of creating a comprehensive and friendly app that puts on media first, and doesn’t overwhelm its users with a lot of fiddly features you may never even use.

Thank you for constant questions, suggestions, and reports, they all helped Elmedia evolve into a competitive and desired media app with lots of unique possibilities. Today Elmedia Player is in the leading position in the Mac App Store thanks to its amazing users.

Elmedia Player offers an impressive visual experience with its flexible video playback settings: easily adjustable speed, brightness, contrast, and saturation, deinterlacing option. Also one can put any part of a video or audio file in a continuous loop. A smooth HD experience is backed up with the hardware accelerated decoding.

Lots of audio settings, you’ll surely appreciate, as visual experience is never complete without a perfect sound.

Elmedia Player works with AirPlay really well in both directions – as a streamer and as a receiver.

Well, thank you again for your constant support and trust, it means the world to us!

Download on the Mac App Store

It is finally here – Virtual Serial Port Driver 9!

Alex Taylor in Serial Port Communication,System Utilities,The Company/Releases
08 Aug 2017, 13:04

One of the founding products, Virtual Serial Port Driver is going strong!

Our team is constantly working on new ideas to keep VSPD on the top of virtual serial port market. This version brings full support for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. More than that, the software is digitally  signed with WHQL for enhanced performance and stability.

Virtual Serial Port Driver

If you are looking into Virtual Serial Port Driver for the first time, this is the software that creates virtual serial port pairs connected with a null-modem cable. If you need to test or debug various applications  or serial port device emulators (fax, GPS, etc.) then VSPD is your perfect solution. Read how others use our product here.

Here is what’s new in Virtual Serial Port Driver 9:

  • full Windows 10 support;
  • Windows Server 2016 support;
  • new software protection system;
  • better compatibility with high-resolution monitors;
  • more details  on each virtual serial port in the device manager;
  • drivers are digitally signed with WHQL;
  • better handling of timeouts during the read operation.

Learn more about Virtual Serial Port Driver

Download now!

How to upgrade


If you own a previous version of Virtual Serial Port Driver you can upgrade with 50% discount – request it here. If you purchased previous version within the grace period or own Lifetime Upgrades, you can upgrade for free.

Thank you and let us know what you think of the new version!

Helpful Elmedia Keyboard Shortcuts for macOS

Alex Taylor in Free Software,Mac Software,Multimedia/Flash Software,Tips & Hints
02 Aug 2017, 11:19

Elmedia Player is one of those essential apps you should have on your computer. This free Mac app supports pretty much all file types you may think of.

While many users already have it on their computers, few actually look into its possibilities beyond just playing videos. Even with a friendly interface it offers there is still a point in navigating through your media with keyboard shortcuts. Let’s talk about the most interesting Elmedia keyboard shortcuts.

Frame by frame

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Elmedia is a great frame-by-frame video player that can play a video one frame at a time for as long as you need. You are fully in control of the frames and can move forward slowly so you don’t miss a thing. Here is how you can view video frame by frame on Mac:
1. Start a video by clicking the Play button in Elmedia Player. Then click Pause.
2. Now start clicking the right arrow on the keyboard to go one frame at a time.

Bookmarks

You can bookmark your favorite parts of video or audio files in order to find them easily in the future. Creating a bookmark is easy: just press ⌘P whenever needed. Use the context menu to access your bookmarks or in main menu of the player: Playback->Bookmarks.

Looping the video continuously

You can loop any part of a video that you need to be playing non-stop. To create an A-B Loop do the following:
1. Start playing the video in Elmedia Player.
2. Use ⇧⌘B to set the starting point.
3. Use ⇧⌘E to set the ending point.
4. To cancel the loop use ⇧⌘C.

Change the speed of a video

You can make a video play slower or faster if needed with the help of the keyboard combination – ⌘] to make it faster, and ⌘[ to decrease speed. For the speed of sound use ⇧⌘] and Audio will go faster, and use ⇧⌘[ for it to go slower.

Open playlist separately

You can also call a separate window for your playlist. Use the ⌘L combo to show/hide playlist.

Make a screenshot from video

It is really easy to capture screenshots of various moments in the movie. Start the playback and press ⌃⌘S. Screenshots can be saved as .tiff, jpg, .png, or .gif.

Switching subtitles

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If a video you are watching has subtitles available in different languages there is no need to go to the menu to switch them. Simply use the S key. In case there is some out-of-sync issues for subtitles you can use ⌃⌘] to increase subtitle delay, or ⌃⌘[ to decrease it, or ⌃⌘\ to reset any delays.

Open Online video

One of the most asked for key combination is Open Online Video. If there is a video you’d like to open and watch in player, simply click ⌘U to call the window where you can paste online video link and start watching it.

Learn more about Elmedia Player

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Enjoy New Localized Interface of USB Network Gate 8.0!

Alex Taylor in System Utilities
28 Jun 2017, 07:49

Eltima Software is pleased to announce the newest release of USB Network Gate. Version 8.0 features a localized interface, supports Windows Server 2016. More details are given below.

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Appealing news for those looking to upgrade their essential tool – USB Network Gate. As expected, the latest version 8.0 for Windows is now officially released by Eltima Software. By combining a clean and simple interface with powerful features, the app allows users to stay connected to their most remote USB devices and interact with them over the network like they were physically attached to their machine. The expanded and improved functionality of USB Network Gate 8.0 shows how dedicated Eltima team is to making true quality products.

The latest version of the software offers:

  • Interface available in multiple languages (Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish);
  • Displaying the transmission speed and the amount of data sent in both directions for each connection;
  • The ability to automatically disconnect a client after a certain period of time if a shared device is not active;
  • Windows Server 2016 support;
  • The ability to prevent a shared device from being restarted after it was disconnected.

The update also includes a number of improvements to previously existing functionality:

  • GUI compatibility with higher resolution displays;
  • Enhancement of interaction between server and client, and many other significant fixes.

You can find a complete rundown of what’s new in USB Network Gate 8.0 here.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions. If you are a lucky owner of USB Network Gate 7.x for Windows, bought within the “Grace period” (May the 27th, 2017 – June the 27th, 2017), or have the Lifetime Upgrade Guarantee, download the app and take advantage of the great new features offered in the latest release version for absolutely free.

Learn more about USB Network Gate

Download USB Network Gate 8.0

Meet Uplet v1.3 with long awaited Multiaccount for Instagram!

Alex Taylor in Mac Software
13 Jun 2017, 12:52

Uplet has been on a market for more than a year already and has proven itself as indispensable and reliable utility. Lots of you use the app on a daily basis to post your high-resolution images to Instagram. However, Uplet is not only a handy app for online social life, but also a powerful tool for Social Media Marketing.

Multiaccount for Instagram

It is not a secret that many businesses have Instagram pages with all their products listed, and they update their profiles daily. But, behind these accounts, there are real people, who also have their own Instagram profiles, and sometimes it is a real headache to re-login from one account to another, to post new photos from your Mac. And imagine a user responsible for several business-accounts, which he should update few times a day – poor guy.

Actually, it was this way until today. Uplet 1.3 brings long awaited feature, which allows to login several accounts simultaneously. You can switch between them in one click and keep as many accounts signed into a single Uplet instance as you need.

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To login another account, just click on your profile icon and press “Add an Account”. Login to your second profile and you will see it added to the same menu.

Uplet v1.3 for Mac

Each new version extends Uplet capabilities to a whole new level. First video posting, now multi account, curious what is next? Subscribe to our social networks and stay tuned!

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Welcome SyncMate 6.7 – better, faster, more reliable! Grab it for free!

Alex Taylor in Free Software,iOS & iPod software,Mac Software,Mobile/Symbian Software,System Utilities,The Company/Releases
09 Jun 2017, 10:27

Our team is happy to announce the release of SyncMate 6.7, an updated version of our multifunctional sync tool for OS X.

We’ve improved support for iOS devices on macOS Sierra 10.12 and added several fixes that make SyncMate even more reliable and ensure that your data will be synced correctly between Mac and supported devices and accounts.

This update is absolutely free for all registered users of SyncMate 6 Expert. Those of you who are not yet SyncMate Expert users are welcome to download SyncMate 6.7 Free version from here and check it out.

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About SyncMate in general

SyncMate is a powerful sync tool for OS X, that can easily sync data on Mac with numerous devices and online accounts among which are:

  • Android and iOS devices;
  • other Mac computers;
  • mounted storages and MTP devices;
  • online accounts (Google, Dropbox, iCloud);
  • Microsoft services (Outlook, Office 365 Home and Business editions).

SyncMate syncs personal data (contacts and calendars), as well as media files, folders and bookmarks, and offers non-sync options like mounting of any device as Mac disk or managing of mobile texts on Mac.

More about SyncMate and the great features it offers are here.

Have any ideas on how we can make SyncMate even better for you? Don’t hesitate to let us know.

USB Analyzer 4.0 is now available to download!

Alex Taylor in System Utilities,The Company/Releases
26 May 2017, 11:33

If you’ve been eagerly waiting to upgrade your indispensable data monitoring tool, USB Analyzer, today you can do it. We are excited to announce the release of the latest version – USB Analyzer 4.0!  Eltima team is proud to provide efficient, user-friendly software solutions combining a simple interface and genuinely innovative features, and this release is yet another proof.

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With a range of improvements added, additionally to efficient data capturing, the newest software version is now capable of monitoring virtual USB devices as well as saving logs automatically. What’s more, the revamped app can start monitoring newly connected devices automatically. On top of this, USB Analyzer 4.0 allows adding markers to important moments in the session, making it easy to compare and evaluate transmitted data. 

Special Features of USB Analyzer 4.0:

  • Automatic saving of logs.
  • Monitoring of virtual USB devices.
  • Automatic monitoring of multiple new USB devices.
  • Adding of markers to captured data.
  • Data export to a binary file.
  • Easy data packets comparison through context menu.
  • The IRP dispatch level display.
  • Resizeable New Session window.
  • The “Dump data” option has to be set up only once for data export.
  • Displaying of the PNP_LOCATION_INTERFACE interface.
  • Power supply transcription in IRP_MN_QUERY_CAPABILITIES.

USB Analyzer 4.0 is tailored for programmers, software developers, hardware engineers, testers, system integrators, lab experts, students, and anyone who codes, tests and optimizes applications, designs USB device drivers and hardware.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

Learn more about USB Analyzer

Download USB Analyzer 4.0

Attention All Uplet Users

Alex Taylor in Mac Software
18 May 2017, 08:03

Dear clients,

We regret to inform you that Uplet has been removed from App Store at this time. We are doing our best to appeal to their decision, as we are sure that Uplet does not violate any Instagram policies regarding content uploading. Also, we have not received any direct notifications from Instagram people.

Uplet App Store

All Uplet owners from App Store will be able to continue using the purchased version of the app. However, if you remove it or reinstall macOS, you won’t be able to load your app back from the cloud.

In case something like this has happened, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at support@eltima.com with your iTunes invoice for Uplet purchase and we’ll provide you with the licensed version of Uplet asap.

As soon as we get this issue resolved we will let you know!

CloudMounter 2.0: an ultimate cloud manager with a high-end encryption algorithm

Alex Taylor in Mac Software,Security Software
28 Apr 2017, 09:27

You know CloudMounter as the newest Mac app developed by Eltima. This Mac utility allows an easy access to and management of all your cloud data via Finder as if it were kept on your Mac’s hard drive. Update 2.0 brings the encryption feature, learn more about it below.

Encrypt cloud data

CloudMounter is a cloud manager that lets you mount OpenStack, OneDrive, Google Drive, Amazon S3 and Dropbox services and remote FTP, SFTP, FTPS and WebDAV servers as Mac disks for easy access directly on your computer. Mount all your cloud storages and manage your documents without having to synchronize them with your Mac or copy the content on the hard drive.

The app’s minimalistic interface is an additional bonus – it looks like a connection manager where each cloud service and web server is assigned with a key. CloudMounter cares about your privacy – all your login data is securely stored in macOS Keychain and goes directly to the servers through encrypted channels.


Now you can encrypt your files for even better security as well as secure cloud storages and servers to access them only from your copy of CloudMounter. Thanks to our high-end encryption algorithm (AES256) viewing the data in your accounts from any point of access other than CloudMounter will show nothing but nonsense. User content becomes unreadable to those who do not have the decryption key.

The highlights of this update:

  • Encryption:
    There is no doubt about the security of your FTP/SFTP/WebDAV servers or any supported Cloud Storages when you are using CloudMounter. You can easily set up data encryption and secure cloud storages and servers to access them only from your copy of CloudMounter.
  • OpenStack Swift storage system:
    The constant work on expanding the list of supported cloud storages made possible the support for OpenStack Object Storage – the high performance public cloud.

For more information about Encryption in CloudMounter visit this page. If you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact us.