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Meet the Next Level Social Media Kit Creator, Crello

Digital marketing wouldn’t be easy without a proper media kit. Media kit isn’t like creating a standard flyer to stick in a corner of the street for the next month or two. The necessity for new media kit to promote is at the heart of digital marketing for any organization irrespective of its size and business model.

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From the corporate companies to the NGOs, every business page needs to have right media kit for promotions, announcements and for website sliders. Now that we know about the photoshop which is used to create media kit by professionals. But, have you ever imagined how much time will it take to create a stunning poster or flyer digitally? It puts the designer’s creativity under pressure resulting in lame output at the end.

To fasten the process of media kit creation, developers have introduced some platforms which allow anyone create stunning designs in minutes. This move saved the small companies that cannot afford a skillful designer. 

What the ready-made media kit creators do?

All media kit creator platform offers users a neat workspace with readymade templates in all sizes supported by different social media platforms. They will have free images and paid images from original creators and lot of templates to create perfect posters in minutes. This is what I call LEVEL 1 of creating media kit using a web platform. 

What is Next Level platform be like?

The first level designer tools use only static images, some fonts, objects and multiple sizes. The LEVEL 2, the NEXT LEVEL platform is creating media kit that animates. Animating promotions and videos are what mostly paid attention for, these days. Of course, images had been one in the highest prioritized media formats. But, due to the emerging video platforms, people got used to posts that actually animate. 

Meet Crello, the Next Level designing platform

Recently, when I was searching for more to design my social media posts, I found this wonderful platform, Crello.com, which allows users to create animated posts and video posts and export them to desired format. I’ve bought a license to put my hands on the platform. Here is what my impressions are;

Crello is an easy-to-use design tool for creating stunning images for social media and other digital marketing means. Lot of free templates suitable to the trend are available which can be modified with just one click and edit at one’s hand will. 


Themes & formats:

It has 16,000 templates and 260 fonts in 40 formats to choose from. This variety of options motivated me to take a leap. 

Huge library of photos & illustrations:

Crello has a huge dinosaur library of 65 million images to choose. If you still want to upload your custom images and photos, there is an upload option through which we can do it.

How to design something on Crello?

Go to Crello.com and signup for a new account. Once your account is created, signin. You will see the following dashboard:



You can directly click on any template to start designing or you can set dimensions of your choice and click ‘let’s go’ button to start designing from the scratch. 

My Projects

My projects will show all your works at one place for future reference and download. So, you don’t need to worry about power surges or internet interruptions while you are designing something. Everything will be auto-saved by time- to-time.



Trash – It will have your deleted projects. If you had changed your mind and go with the deleted design, you don’t need to go frustrated about it. Just check trash folder and restore it to resume working on it again.

Inspiration


Inspiration is where you can all the templates to start your design. If you are stressed for the day and still need to design something for your social media, this is the option that comes as a savior for you.

You can simple choose the category to filter out the necessary template related to that category. 

Design work-space


This is how the designer work-space looks like. It was totally bombarded with the options unlike the previous level 1 platforms I’ve used. 

Features:

  • Millions of free and paid photos.
  • Various text formats and objects.
  • The elements can be locked, edited separated for text and graphic.
  • Shortcut keys & how-to guide for quick help.
  • Can group the elements for easy moving.
  • Separate download and share options with no confusion (because I’ve seen download and share as one option on other level 1 platforms).


Every element can be customized. Just click on the right spot and keep editing to your flexibility. If you can, the new design will totally take a new shape out of a template that is available on Crello.

Surprise for you:

While I was playing with Crello, I found out it is coming for 50% discount on its premium plans. I suggest you grab it before it evaporates. 
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The Best(and more) iTunes Alternative for All Apple Devices in 2019 | Backup & File Handling Made Easy With MacX MediaTrans

How many times would we had regretted about not saving the data somewhere on the computer before our expensive iPhone shows up a never moving Apple logo on the screen? Last time it happened to my cousin’s iPhone where she had lost 1200+ moments of her college life (she did not backup either on cloud or on computer).

It is very important to backup data on iPhone as the architecture of software and hardware are not that easy to repair by every other mobile phone technician.

MacX MediaTrans is an ultimate files management and backup software for iPhones and iPads with features more than that of a native files transfer and backup software, iTunes. It encrypts the personal media files with high-grade AES 256 encryption, safeguarding against unforeseen data losses.

If you think I have forgot about iTunes software that actually backs up photos, music, videos on your iPhone onto your computer, I would like to ask, how many times are you comfortable in using the iTunes interface? Not every basic computer user knows how to fully use iTunes software.

If you are a professional and you think you can find a way with iTunes, just have a look at the features of the software and make a judgement after reading this complete review.

Features of MacX MediaTrans for Mac:

  • Import or export music, photos and videos in a two-way sync process in higher data transfer speeds.
  • Creates, deletes and edits playlists without any limits unlike iTunes.
  • Easily manage the tracks, albums and genres in batch.
  • Create ringtones for iPhones.
  • Auto convert the audio or video format to iPhone/iPad supported formats.
  • Reduces the size of the large media files up to 50% without losing the quality.
  • Auto-rotate the videos to bring the right way up.
  • Encrypts the media files with AES 256 encryption technique safeguarding against the unseen data losses.
  • Transfer photos in batch without needing any cloud involvement.
  • Faster media transfer rates; High quality photos will be transferred in seconds.
  • Auto converts HEIC to JPG.

Software Compatibility:

Supports devices from iOS 8.4 to latest.

Music Transfer Features on MacX MediaTrans:

  • Syncs music in bulk or selectively with no data erased on the device.
  • Allows adding, deleting and editing the playlists as wanted.
  • Allows transferring of music not purchased on iTunes to computer.
  • Creates iPhone ringtones through auto-conversion from AAC to MPC and vice-versa.

Photo/Video Transfer Features on MacX MediaTrans:

  • Allows to delete any particular photo from iPhone camera roll or photo gallery.
  • Backs up large 4K videos, live photos onto Mac to free up device memory.
  • Auto-converts HEIC to JPG.
  • Auto-converts videos to MP4 by compressing the size to 50% with no loss of quality.

Bonus Features of MacX MediaTrans:

  • Turns iPhone into USB storage device by allowing it to store word, PDF, Excel, dmg, apps and iBooks.
  • Encrypts media transferred from iPhone to Mac.
  • Syncs files in a two-way fashion without needing of cloud storage like iCloud and internet connection.
  • User-friendly interface; easy and stable to use.

Hands on MacX MediaTrans:

Downloading and installing of MacX MediaTrans is as same as installing any typical software on Mac.

Downloading & Installing:



Step 1: Download the software from https://www.macxdvd.com/mediatrans/ (official website).

Step 2: Double click on the .dmg file. Drag and drop it into applications folder.

That’s it! MacX MediaTrans is now installed on your device.

First-Timers:



Step 1: When you open it for the first time from the launchpad or from Applications folder, you would see a footer asking to register the software. If you have not bought the license, get a license on their website.

Step 2: Enter the license and register to utilise full features of the software.

Hands on:

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The simple user-friendly interface offers the features on one screen that can be seen on first sight. Choose the option that you want to use and connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod.

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You won’t find this simplicity in interface and powerful features in iTunes. Do you? Share your thoughts in comments below about it.

Advantages of MacX MediaTrans over iTunes:

  • Transfers 100 4K photos in 8 seconds.
  • Two-way sync without data loss.
  • No duplicates created during the sync process.
  • Recognises and connects to iPhone intelligently.
  • No Apple ID required anywhere in the process.
  • Easy interface; A noob can use it without any fear.

Complete advantages of MacX MediaTrans over iTunes:

The complete advantages of MacX MediaTrans is seen in the following screenshots:

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Wrapping up:
It is a fact that iTunes restricts users to transfer files and photos and the interface is quite confusing for a basic computer user. One cannot watch number of tutorials before transferring their media and files onto Mac computer.

MacX MediaTrans offers complete set of flexibility in handling the files backup from iPhone/iPad/iPod and Mac in easy, simple and faster way. I suggest you not make it late before the 40% discount expires. It is coming for lowest price than charging cable for iPhone itself.

What do you think? MacX MediaTrans or iTunes? Which on is your favourite?
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Recover Deleted/Formatted Files on Mac in 2019(Feat. EaseUs Data Recovery Wizard)

Data is expensive than anything else. Apple Mac computers have become the best choice for writers, programmers, video creators and tech lovers. For what the price they come, Apple MacBooks server the worth of user experience from handling of the machine to peak processing capabilities.

This led data stealers to target MacBooks and Apple ecosystems for important and expensive data.

Also, some software, while using crash the system due to obsolete versions of programming technologies used in making them.

All these result in DATA LOSS.

In 2019, losing data is more serious issue than a nuclear war. Whether in personal and organisational viewpoint, one cannot afford to lose the data on one’s MacBook.

The common threats causing data loss on Mac:
  • Deletion on purpose or accidental
  • Formatting the drive or wrong partitioning
  • System crash due to power failure
  • Virus and ransomeware attacks

What files can be recovered?

All type of files including photos, documents, videos, audios, emails, archives, RAW files, etc., can be recovered using EaseUs Data Recovery Wizard. 

What is EaseUs Data Recovery Wizard?

EaseUs Data Recovery Wizard is recovery software for Mac developed by EaseUs, the company with 14 years of experience in creating data recovery solutions. This software recovers the data that is deleted, formatted and lost due to various causes. The user experience of this software need no expertise knowledge of using computers. In just three simple steps, you can have your lost files back. 

Features of EaseUs Data Recovery Wizard:

  • Easy to use and noob-friendly UI.
  • Supports 200+ file formats including all types of images, videos, audios, documents, archives, and emails.
  • Recovers data from any storage device connected to Mac such as hard drive, USB drive, SSD, memory card, digital camera, SD card, CF card, iPod, MP3 player and so on.
  • Recover files from installation failures, upgrades, crashes, power failures and corrupted disks.
  • Recovers files from unreadable memory cards, access denied disks, error showing memory cards
  • Recovers files from ransomware attacks.

Limitations:

Due to the simple user interface, we feel the software lacks some professional features like as shown below:

Filtered scanning for type of files – It takes lot of time to scan the whole disk for all formats while we are looking for one single type of files.

Filtered scanning for size of files – Sometimes, we know the size of files that were deleted. It would have been useful to put another kind of filter before scanning that defines the file size.

No date of deletion – A date of deletion in the file details could have been more useful to identify the deleted files easily. 

How to download and install?

Installing software on Mac is pretty easy thing. Isn’t it? So is with EaseUs Data Recovery Wizard. Download the software from EaseUs official website(link) and open it. Drag and drop it in the applications folder as it instructs. 

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Enter the license key to activate the product. Or else you won’t be able to recover more than 2GB. Take a look at the following table of pro-edition benefits:

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Are you going to buy it for full price or what? You can buy EaseUs Data Recovery Wizard for Mac at 50% discounted price(click on the link to follow-up).

How to recover files on Mac using EaseUs Data Recovery Wizard?

Now that we have seen how to buy and enter the license code to get the complete benefits of the software. Let’s see how it actually works.

Run the software and you will see this following screen at first.

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Allow the software to run if it appears on you Mac version.

Step 1: After giving permissions, it will ask you to select the disks on the computer to scan for lost files.

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Step 2: The recovery process will start as you can see the progress bar showing the estimated time to complete the scan and number of files found in real-time.

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Step 3: After the scan completes, it will show you all the files in the files pane. You can now filter the files to be recovered and hit ‘Recover Now’ button.

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DON’T FORGET: EaseUs Data Recovery Wizard is now at 50% off. Buy now at 50% off or buy later at full price.
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How To Watch All Format Videos On Your iPhone; Best Technique Of 2019

After buying an iPhone by spending ten times more than normal Android phones, how unfair it is if it cannot play MKV, AAC and FLV format videos? Also imagine inability of playing iPhone HEVC videos with old version of quick time, Photos, Final Cut Pro, iMovie on your favorite MacBook and even on Windows Media Player, adobe on Windows PC. Let me take this much further by letting your know that 4K 60FPS videos shot with iPhone won’t play smoothly on VLC and other major media players. To be more obvious, iPhones cannot play drone and GoPro video formats as well.

Why is this happening with your iPhone?

The answer is simple. You might be having an old iPhone (older than iPhone 7) or a new one. The interoperability between the old and new iPhone is limited by the hardware under the hood.

To be particular, new Apple codec HEVC (H.265) is compatible with iPhone and later versions. Therefore, videos shot on iPhones older than iPhone 7 cannot play them. It’s that simple.

Do you need to upgrade your iPhone?

I would say that if I was Apple’s CEO. I’m one of those who still love the design of iPhone SE over other future models. I know you are one of my kind. So, let me introduce you the best solution for iPhone video format incompatibilities and issues related. I introduce to you, VideoProc – the best video converter I’ve come across in these recent times.

What is VideoProc Software? Why I think it is the best so far?

VideoProc is a one-stop solution for video processing that I’ve come across while searching for my iPhone video format problems. It saved my iPhone from being smashed to the floor.

Why it is the best I’ve seen so far?

VideoProc is the only software that processes video by utilizing full GPU acceleration. It processes the video 3X faster than other tools in the market by utilizing hardware acceleration powered bu Intel, AMD and NVIDIA GPUs delivering smooth 4K video editing experience and without compromising on output quality.

The full hardware acceleration will help not only to transcode and process the video but also to optimize the file size and video output quality.

How VideoProc converts the video? [Hands-on demo]

After installing the VideoProc video converter on your Mac or PC, run the software. It opens up to this following screen.

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Step 1: Select the first option, ‘Video’. It will open up the video converter wizard.

Step 2: Select ‘iPhone’ from the available formats to be converted into and add the video into the work space.

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Step 3: To configure the hardware acceleration, click on ‘Hardware Acceleration Engine’ and it opens up the following screen.

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Check or uncheck the options to get the desired output quality powered by hardware acceleration.

Step 4: When done, close the hardware acceleration settings and click ‘Run’ to run the video conversion process.

Features of VideoProc:

Video Converter – VideoProc converts videos of all formats into compatible formats to iPhone and Android. You can set the output format to MP4 H264, iPhone, Android, MP4 HEVC and 4K H264. These options are the popular video formats and so why they are made available on first sight.

It can convert videos into 4K, MP4(H264, HEVC, MPEG4), AVI, WEBM, MKV, MOV M4V, MPEG-2, DIVX and 3GP formats.

VideoProc can also convert videos in device compatibility mode. It can convert videos compatible to iPhone, iPad, Huawei, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, PS4, Xbox and Mi devices.

Convert & Backup DVD – VideoProc’s DVD tool rips DVD with files of 180+ formats and backs them up in a hard drive safely. This ripping process won’t take more than 5 minutes as hardware acceleration involved.

Downloader – VideoProc can download most highest quality available from the 1000+ streaming sites including YouTube and Facebook. They can be directly converted, saved on and sent to your mobile phones later.

Recorder – This is a screen and web cam recorder feature comes with converter stitched along. The screens recorded videos can be then converted on the go and can be uploaded to YouTube as well. It supports screen record and webcam record at the same time.

All video file formats, GPUs and operating systems supported can be seen on this technical specification page of VideoProc.

System requirements need to run VideoProc:

Operating System - VideoProc runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. The Apple operating systems that come under compatibility are Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Captain, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave (10.14)

Processor – Intel and AMD processor with minimum 1GHz.

RAM – Minimum 1GB RAM (Still, 2GB or above is recommended)

Free Hard Disk – Minimum 200MB for installation

Graphic Card – 256MB (512MB or above is recommended)

Conclusion:

Choosing an iPhone is not your mistake. Don’t even blame Apple for the incompatibilities over media playing. You won’t get a better phone with security like iPhone unless you are the president of the United States of America. VideoProc snaps away your guilt and makes you feel proud again for having the luxurious phone in your hand.

Get your free trial of VideoProc software now and thank me later.

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Surfshark Review: Cheap & Best VPN Software at Just $1.99 Per Month

Before directly jumping into the Surfshark review, let’s talk about VPN first. If you already have some knowledge about VPNs, you may skip the ‘about VPN’ section of this article.

About VPN

The internet is censored in all perspectives. It is good thing for half of the world but restricts access to the important links in the information. The other half of the world still need this freedom of accessing knowledge.

Restrictions aren’t badThe freedom of access to information on internet is as wild as nature with danger and opportunity at equal level. This poses risk to the society if the information is exposed directly to the users in front of the computer – as the computer will not know the age of the user.

Why VPN?

VPN is Virtual Private Network where an user connect to the private network to operate out of the restriction based public network.

Why you need a VPN?

Access to unrestricted web – You can access unrestricted web using a VPN software, it gives access to all content with any censorship.

Privacy set froth – Through VPN, search engines and advertisers cannot track the user to push targeted ads. No cookies can be used to track the user’s behaviour on internet. It projects clean browsing experience to the user ensuring safety and privacy of personal information.

What is Surfshark VPN?

Surfshark Is a VPN software – one of such kind of software that was talked about in above introduction part. Located in the British Virgin Islands where there are no obligation law to the data retention, Surfshark finds a perfect place to run their servers.

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Located in the 50 different parts of the world with their servers connecting and switching through the optimal locations that are nearer to the user’s location. The DNSs will be automatically changed along with IPs to create a secured mask.

However, Surfshark does not collect the data from incoming and outgoing IP addresses, browsing, downloading or purchasing history, VPN servers you use, used bandwidth, session information, connection timestamps and network traffic, thus giving privacy the first priority.

Features of Surfshark:

Unrestricted Internet – The core feature of the VPN software that opens gates to the unrestricted web for original information access.

Faster internet – There will be no difference between the speeds of normal connection and VPN connection. Unlike other VPN software programs, Surfshark VPN implements intelligent IP and DNS switching technologies that ensure faster internet to the user.

Clean web – As the trackers cannot trace the users behaviour, no personalised ads will be showed while browsing. No malware will be pushed onto the web browsers promising safety to the user.

Kill switch – This feature will safeguard the connection in case if it is compromised.

Multihop – This feature establishes double VPN chain giving twice the layer of security.

Encryption – The top class encryption algorithms are introduced to guard your personal data.

Strict no logs policy – Surfshark’s VPNs are located in the British Virgin Islands. Therefore they is no need to maintain logs of your activity as their law of land won’t insist them to do it. This even won’t help if you want logs of your own activity.

Unlimited devices – One account signup is enough for multiple devices. You may use one account to login from any number of devices either from your home or office.

Privacy over public WIFI – Public WIFI connections are not secure. But, Surfshark ensures safety with them too.

IP masking – IP address of your device cannot be traced through IP detection techniques. So your security over IP connections are secured.

Zero-knowledge DNS – The private DNS servers will not entertain any security breaches.

Easy operation – Surfshark VPN offers a clean one touch turn on/off operation for the users.

24x7 support – The support is available for any assistance 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Any issues can be addressed to them for perfect solutions.

How to buy Surfshark VPN?

It is as easy as buying anything on internet. The subscription plans start as monthly, yearly and for 24 months.

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There is a 30-day money back promise from Surfshark if you don’t like their service. The payment can be made by any means of card, PayPal and cryptocurrency.

Special Offer:

Wait a second before you click that signup button. Use the following link to get it for $1.99 per month. You couldn't get better than this deal.

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Surfshark is brutal and it eats away other VPNs with sharp blow on price. Take a look at the pic below:

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Conclusion

VPN software isn’t new. All that matters is the encryption that user gets while using it and speed of internet at the end of the day. Surfshark promises both the features. As there is a 30-day money back guarantee on all plans, an user gets ample of time to test the tool for the purpose.

What do you think? Did you ever use Surfshark VPN? What are your thoughts about it. Do share in comments below.
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EaseUs Partition Master Professional 12.9 Review: Another Wonderful Tool from EaseUs for All Users

Had it ever occurred to you the need to expand the storage of the current partition of your hard disk? Have you ever felt like just pouring some of the idle space of one partition of the hard disk into another? It is even obvious to get an error one in life time of a PC usage that the disk is full and that might affect the performance of the computer. If you had ever encountered any of the problems and still afraid to balance your disk partition spaces, this article is for you. By the end of this article, you will not feel like you are a novice anymore.

EaseUs, with 13 years experience in the industry of building data recovery, backup, and utilities software has built a tool, named EaseUs Partition Master Professional 12.9, to make the disk operations like creating, merging, splitting, moving, formatting and hiding the partitions, easy for novices who have no much knowledge on advanced computing in day-to-day life.

What is EaseUs Partition Master Professional 12.9?

EaseUs Partitionn Master Professional 12.9 is a disk management software that manages storage space efficiently among different partititions easily.

Features it offer:

Resize/Move Partition: 

This software helps PC users resize their disk space or move as we talked about it earlier in the beginning. This juggling of space among partitions will avoid the wastage of space on hard disk.

Merge Partition:

Partitons with unallocted spaces can be merged together to make most of the hard disk space on a computer. This merging and expanding operations will not affect the original data on the disk partitions.

Delete/Format Partition:

Any hard disk partiton can be formatted or deleted to restructure the file system on the disk. This will not affect the other partitions as usual but it is always recommeded to keep a back up before you make any formatting on a partition.

Hide/Wipe Partition:

Partitions with critical data can be hidden for data security purposes. It can be done easily with the EaseUs Partition Master Professional 12.9.

It is also important when you are disposing a hard disk with sensitive data. Just formatting it will not help you keep it private and un-accessed. Wiping is a process where the whole data on the hard disk partition can be wiped out safely so that it cannot be recovered from formatting.

Disk Monitoring:

Disk monetering helps youh keep track of all the partitions, access to the data in it and also helps to check any errors on selective partitions and explore contents.

Installing and setup:

Step 1: Downloading and installing EaseUs Partition Master Professional is as easy as any other simple software. One can download this software from EaseUs website. Run the setup file to start the installation process.

Step 2: After installation is completed, you would see its icon on the desktop. Open it to run the software. The first screen you would see is the following home screen.



It shows the file system type, capacity of the partitions, used and unused space left, status of the partition and type of the partiton.

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Under the details table, you would notice a wide stripe with progess bar like indication on parition space allocation for better overall view of your hard disk stats.

On the top ribbon, the highlighted features of the software,  ‘Migrate OS to SSD/HDD’, ‘4K Alignment’, ‘Cleanup and Optimization’, ‘Wipe Data’ and ‘WinPE bootable disk’ are seen.

Migrate OS to SSD/HDD: This feature allows the user to clone the whole OS installation on this computer hard disk to another computer hard disk.

4K Alignment: All SSD partitions are aligned correctly to take advantage of SSD hard disks for optimal performance.

Cleanup & Optimization: This feature helps clean junk files from the hard disk, extends C drive, rebuilds MBR to boot system again, performs disk fragment and disk surface test for error checking and optimization.

Wipe Data: As we discussed it in features section, the Wipe option will help in wiping the private and most important data on the hard disk securely with no recoverable traits left over.

Creating WinPE Bootable Disk: It creates WinPE bootable disk to rescue windows system. It helps to recover faster without any data loss in case of system failure.

Partition Recovery:

Partiton recovery is one of the wonderful option of EaseUs Partition Master Professional. We can actully recover whole partiton that was deleted, lost of corrupted by any means. Let’s see how to do this.

Step 1: Click on ‘Partition Recovery’ under ‘Operations’ on the left pane of the home screen.

Step 2: A window with partition recovery options is shown. There exists two options ‘fast’ and ‘complete’ to undergo with this recovery process.


Step 3: After choosing an option, you will be shown the map of hard disk partitions and their storage statuses to pick from. Pick the partition you want to recover files from and click proceed.



The ‘fast’ process will be completed sooner than the ‘complete’ process. However, wait until the process is completed. The time taken by this operation depends on the size of your partition and hard disk speed.

Wrapping it up:

Using a computer with GUI operating system has always been easy but doing advanced tasks like disk management and hardware management has been a nightmare for every non-techie out there. EaseUs makes it easy for all type of users with any level of computer knowledge to manage and operate disk storage space efficiently with its Partition Master Professional software.
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Joyoshare HEIC Converter for Mac Review


Apple as a brand never fails to surprise you and apple as a product never fails to offer better solutions with its every upgrade in the iOS. One such sublime change apple embraced in its iOS11 – HEIC. First things first, HEIC (High-Effeciency Image Format) is the new image format Apple has shifted to for the fact the new image format consumes just 50% of memory space as compared to traditional JPEG format and it could not have been possible with out their refined compression technique.

With each architectural innovation comes a path breaking solution, the solution, HEIC, is now available on iOS devices with A9 processors and higher versions of it. Which means, starting from iPhone 7 and the forthcoming devices will put an end to saving photos on JPEG or any traditional format and will switch to saving on HEIC format. Now that, HEIC format comes by default, images can be shared on facebook, messenger, whatsapp etc with out much hassle, but the glitch welcomes you while viewing the images on your Mac book. The reason being, HEIC format is not compatible for viewing images on your Mac machine.

Now how to view HEIC format images on Mac? We bring you Joyoshare HEIC converter for Mac that converts HEIC format pictures to JPEG/PNG/BMB,GIF,TIFF formats that are compatible for viewing on mac. We have installed and tried converting images, and the results are breath-taking. We do recommend you to download the trail version and try out the software. Also, we feed you with the process of converting images using HEIC converter toJPG and other formats as well.

You don’t have to worry about picture quality, Joyoshare HEIC converter software will convert HEIC photos to JPG, PNG, BMP without picture distortion. Download and install the trail version on your mac. Open the application, with out paying much attention to reading manual or instructions, to convert convert HEIC to JPG on Mac right from the word go. The home screen should look like the below snapshot.

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Choose the destination on your mac to store the converted images from the preferences menu. And at the bottom of the window you get to see image format to which you wish to convert. You can actually play with the resolution and the level of quality you want to have for your converted images.

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Ensure, the HEIC images you want to convert are on your local machine but not on cloud. Click on Import option at the lower-bottom of the window or you can actually drag and drop images. Once the image reaches the converter, the current resolution of the picture pops up, now click on bottom-right option to convert the image. Thus far, Joyoshare HEIC converter is the best best solution to convert HEIC to JPG, PNG, GIF and more.


Interestingly, Joyoshare HEIC converter is capable of converting multiple images at one go, ooh yeah! Just in no time. Quick, very quick in deed. We have tried other softwares in the market and our verdict – Joyoshare HEIC converter is the most efficient HEIC to JPG Converter with zero loss quality.

When it comes to effecienty, Joyoshare HEIC converter is the best in the market, when it comes to effectivity, yet again, Joyoshare HEIC converter tops the cards with its efficacy to fastly convert HEIC images to JPG, PNG with two modes in seconds.

If you own a mac book and using iPhone 7 or later versions, you got to have Joyoshare HEIC converter installed. As an ending note we give you the links to download trail version and premium version of Joyoshare HEIC covnerter.
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Filmora Scrn Review: Screen & Game Recording Software You Should Try

Screen casting or recording is one essential feature required for any kind of computer user today. It is important that this feature is utilized well irrespective of the software that you use on your computer. As Windows has not yet introduced the native screen recording software yet, it has become compulsory to pick a third-party software. We have come across a latest screen recorder software lately, named ‘Filmora Scrn’ developed by Wondershare.

Wondershare is famous for its video editing software solutions. If you have been into video editing or YouTubing, you might have come across the name ‘Filmora’ from Wondershare already.

I did not expect much with Filmora Scrn though it is from Wondershare with proven stand in the video editing software business. But, it actually surpassed my expectations.

Filmora Scrn offers great customization settings before even recoding the screen or an application. Ranging from the ability to record from 25FPS to 120FPS, this simple tool simply amazes me.

How to download and install Filmora Scrn:

Step 1: Filmora Scrn is available on Wondershare’s official website and you can download it from this link. After downloading the setup file, run it.

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Step 2: Click on ‘Install’ button and wait until it finishes installation.

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Setting up and using Filmora Scrn:

Step 1: After installation it will show a welcome screen with ‘Get started’, ‘Quick capture’, and ‘Video editor’ options. Click on ‘Get Started’.

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Step 2: It will show four modules of settings, ‘Screen’, ‘Audio’, ‘Camera’, ‘Advanced’ on this screen.

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Step 3: Select a section you want to customize the setup. The selected section will show a pink tick mark on its tail.

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The screen recording can be setup to record the full screen, custom size or a particular application.

Step 4: Setup your screen ratio and frame rate in case of screen recording. In case of game recording, select the ‘Game’ radio button and pick your gaming application from the drop-down of all running windows on your computer. You can set to record the game up to 120FPS.

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Step 5: Setup your audio settings here. You can choose to have desktop audio and microphone audio in the recording.

Step 6: Choose your web camera here. If you are a YouTuber and you have a camera to record self in the corner side of the screen recording, you should set it up here.

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Step 7: The advanced settings section has three segregations again, ‘General’, where you show it the path to save the recording and option to GPU acceleration. I would recommend not to use this unless you have a dedicated graphics memory on your computer. This acceleration won’t be necessary for a normal screen record. If you are using this tool to record your gameplay, then you may use this option.





Choose correct encoding and hotkeys in the next two sub sectional options. Make sure the hotkeys won’t get conflict with the other software shortcuts.

Quick capture:

You can also use 'Quick capture' option to capture the screen with default microphone and camera settings. However, the quick capture will allow you to choose the microphone and camera from the connected devices.

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Editing recorded video:

Filmora Scrn opens up the recorded video in a simple editor. I expected that it would open up in Filmora video editor studio for more control over editing. It hasn’t asked me to choose Wondershare application to edit it in.

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The screen reorder video is a simple editing tool. You can cut, copy and combine it with music tracks if you want. It offers a timeline with layers of editing for basic editing operations.

This video editor have various annotations to use on the recording. It contains captions, arrows, overlays, bubbles, banners and cursor effects which are useful to emphasize a specific part of the frame. In case of tutorials, they are useful to make the viewers understand well.

Filmora Scrn video editor offers two wonderful blur effects called 'Horizontal Mix' and 'Vertical Mix' to shade out the elements of the video with less patched look. If you observe the below screenshot, you would not notice where I applied this effect.

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There are opacity settings and blending mode to edit the video to the context of the content. The voice-over of the video can be detached and replaced by the newly recorded audio with few clicks.

After finishing editing, you can directly upload the video to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and Twitch. Obviously, you can save it different formats onto your local computer and do the uploading later if you want.

However, the recorded file will be saved as .MP4 file which can be imported into Filmora Video Editor or any other video editing software separately and can be edited in that environment.

I liked Filmora Scrn’s ability to record screen with needed customized options. The editor is what little bit disappointed me as a video editor and a YouTuber. If you have Filmora already on your computer, the ‘Scrn’ would become a perfect companion for your requirement.

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7 Best Photos Extensions for Mac Users

Apple has tried to equip its Photos app with all competitive features to make your photo editing experience seamless. Now you can extend the functionality of Photos app on Mac, as it is supported with multiple plug-ins to add some amazing features to your favorite app. It allows you to expand Photos app functionality with third-party software extensions.


Enable Extensions on Photos app: To enable plugin or extension, first, you need to run the standalone app to authorize it for use within the Mac OS X, which is a standard security requirement. However, you can instantly quit it. To set plugin within Photos, open System Preferences > tap the Extensions icon and then the Photos heading at the left. Now put a tick next to new extension. Now a new extension will appear when you tap on the Extensions heading while editing a photo.


7 Best Photos Extensions for Mac users

Noise Reducer Pro

Noise Reducer Pro is an effective tool that helps you de-noise your photos while you-re previewing it. It is added as a Mac photo editor extension for Photos app on Mac. It works on smart noise reduction techniques to remove all grainy appearance from your photos. It offers real-time comparison where it displays difference between the original and de-noised image in real-time. It works as a zero-click noise fixer for quick and effective results. It offers Auto-Mode feature where it de-Noise your images seamlessly.


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BeFunky Express

BeFunky Express is tailor made to fit into Photos app requirements. It gives seamless photo editing experience to users. Using this tool, you can Auto fix various issues with your photo to enhance quality of any photo with amazing results. It offers skin smoothing features where you can smooth away blemishes and imperfections without losing its natural beauty and texture of skin. It allows you to adjust shadows and highlights instantly to create a beautiful and perfect photo. Using this tool, you can liven up landscape, create amazing selfies, fix family photos and do much more.


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Pixelmator

Using Pixelmator extension, you can retouch images with powerful tools right inside the Photos app. It also allows you to reshape photos with Metal-based Pixelmator Distort tools. It is exclusively designed for Mac, where it uses macOS technologies and features such as OpenCL, OpenGL, Cocoa, FaceTime Camera, Grand Central Dispatch, Core Image and much more. You can use this tool to store files in iCloud, and share or save them on the web. It offers compatibility with Photos app where it open and saves photos using PDF, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, PSD and other popular formats.


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FX Photo Studio

FX Photo Studio offers all intuitive features on Mac in the form of extension. It offers numerous filters, frames, effects, cropping tools and adjustments tools to make your photo editing experience fun. It offers one interesting feature in the form of masking ability where it allows you to paint over certain parts of the photo in order to apply changes or effects only to selected area. Using this tool, you can even add frames to highlight the style of your creation. You can set creative text labels or enhance images quality with set of editing tools.


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External Editors

Using this tool, you can edit all your images right into Photos app with supported extensions. It allows you to import files into the Photos app. You can use this tool to paste images in the clipboard or even drag a new photo from a Finder window on top of Photos app. It automatically saves your original image so that you can revert to original image anytime. The extension also supports to convert images into JPEG or RAW image format.


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Affinity Photo

This tool take full advantage of latest Mac OS X technologies and it is fully optimized for 64-bit and multicore processors. It offers massive collection of effect including distortion, blur, shadows, tilt-shift, glows, lighting and much more. It offers huge library of drawing, painting, textures and professional DAUB brushes. It offers various quality retouching and correction tools for instant and effective results. This tool helps you redefine boundaries for professional photo editing apps.


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Aurora HDR 2017

Aurora HDR uses HDR noise reduction technique to automatically remove all low-light color noise instantly. It offers batch processing feature where it automatically groups your brackets, applies the effect for effective results. It offers redesigned tool for complete flexibility and control over contrast, exposure, and vibrancy. In additional features, it offers luminosity masking, radial masking, advanced tone mapping and much more.


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Conclusion

Using extensions for photo editing work can help you ease your work effortlessly. You can use above mentioned extensions for easy photo editing work. Most of these extensions are primarily designed for built-in Photos app on Mac thus you can expect some good results using these plugins.



Author Bio: Apoorv Bhatnagar is working at Systweak Software, as an SEO analyst and technical Content Writer. His potential of writing is PC tips, Android and Mac tricks and he is anxious in writing other technical blogs. You can also find Apoorv on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Why Time Management Software is Essential for Your Business Growth

Time management software has often got negative connotation when companies have first started to use it. Especially those employees who stay active on social media networking platforms on a regular basis. But for the firms, a time tracking software is one of the most crucial parts of their management system.


Company Benefits

There are numerous advantages for deploying time tracker software in the company. In those many benefits, one of the most obvious and important ones is that it keeps the employees responsible for how they spend each minute of their working hours at their workplace. As you are already aware, there are various studies that confirm the fact that they lost millions of dollars due to employees performing non-work related jobs during their working hours.


Today will discuss some great benefits of time management software for organizations that can help you save your money.


Improved Workflow

Any business may have some moving parts and many complex responsibilities that they and their employees have to perform on a daily, weekly, monthly, or even quarterly basis. In such scenarios, time tracking software can assist in making jobs and project management remarkable efforts. This is especially true when businesses have a bounded number of employees who will be working on numerous distinctive projects. Tracking every employee's time and the amount they usually spend on each of the tasks and discovering whichever of the duties is the essential will make it simpler for them to handle all of their distribute duties.


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Transparency Between Client & Company

Clients need to see how much you spend your time on each project or assignment. This is especially true if you are a freelancer. One of the hardest parts of working as a freelancer is that clients (Most of them) equate work efficiency to time you spend working. Freelancers often don’t get credit if the work is done too quickly or when clients think that they didn’t spend enough time working on a specific project. So by using this tracking software you can send screenshots and maintain complete transparency so that they can see too what you are doing.


Tracks Every Tab

At times, employees do not want to be tracked or recorded like which websites they are visiting. This could include social media networking platforms too so they use incognito tabs so that nobody can lay their eyes on them. This is where risks significantly increase because they could share company’s confidential information too. So it is extremely important to know what they do in their office hours.


Better Work Management

One more added advantage is that when too many projects come your way then the software helps you in easily managing all projects at one time as it renders transparency of the true labor involved in the completion of the assignment. Companies can utilize a manual system to record time extended on job packages, assignments, and finally programs, but that in itself will be high time to take and prone to errors. With only less time spent on time-keeping, you get to spend more productive time on catering to your customer requirements.


Accurate Payroll Processing

If you especially deal with clients who pay on time you spent on each task or project then this can be a bridge that acts as transparency between you and your clients. When you provide your clients a proof that shows how many hours you worked on each project then they can kind of build trust and can go a long way for both of you. For instance, your client can assess prospective budget by looking at how much time or how many hours you actually spent on tasks like advertising, campaign planning, etc. if you are a marketing agency. Just like that, any business can provide accurate billing with the total exact time that was spent on working on a particular project.


Reduce Human Mistakes

The processes made by us are usually susceptible to human mistakes. Shifting from a manual recording method to a tracking software can actually make the efforts simpler and help avoid the possibility of data-entry errors. One more thing, having a centralized place for all your important data can assist you in preventing or at least minimize the risk to some extent. Though not immediately, it will reduce errors and redundancy by automating the processes.


Manage Your Activities

By tracking your daily tasks or activities, you can also have a greater control on whatever you do. You can avoid doing tasks that are not useful or wasting your time. Because once you get an idea of what activities that take too much time or not useful at all, then you can modify them according to your workflow so that you can have a better schedule. For instance, if a task takes too much time to complete then you can divide it into multiple smaller tasks and complete one at a time or one in a day. By understanding what that exact thing is that you should do at the particular time, you will have a better sense of purpose as to decide which task should do done first.


Analyzing the actual time needed to finish the activities is of enormous use in improving future estimations. In addition, it provides a foundation for comparison when executing process changes within your organization. Indeed, the benefits of having the right time management software within your organization, regardless of the size whether big or small, are priceless and provide you, as the pioneer, with confidence in making your business decisions.


Other Benefits:

  • More precise project scheduling
  • Minimizes your production costs
  • Data can be utilized in legal matters
  • Gives you with the ability to concentrate on your business process improvement efforts
  • Enhanced workflow
  • On time delivery
  • Significantly contributes to your success


What kind of benefits did you or your company experience with regards to the time management software? Do let us know by commenting in the section below.



Author Bio: Mohammad is software engineer by profession and a content writer by passion; Technical writings, blogging etc are stuff that he does as hobby. And now he is writing for Chrometa with responsibility for Guest blogging, He focuses on actionable and unique ideas that can be used to grow your business and make a real difference for customers.

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