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2007-01-02: Dejal introduces a new logo, blog, and forums

PORTLAND, Oregon -- January 2, 2007 -- Dejal is pleased to introduce a new company logo, forming a stylized "D", along with an improved website design, a new company blog, and new user community forums.

The blog can be accessed via:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

And the forums via:

http://www.dejal.com/forums/

Dejal products include Simon, a website and server monitoring tool; Time Out, a popular break reminder tool; Caboodle, a snippet keeper and organizer; BlogAssist, a HTML markup assistant; and more.

Visit the Dejal website for more information on the products and to buy:

http://www.dejal.com/

Press Contact:

David Sinclair
President
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (www.dejal.com/pr/), or e-mail the above address. This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/01/02/logo/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, Simon, Time Out, Caboodle and BlogAssist are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-01-04: Dejal announces Simon 2.2

A Mac OS X application to monitor websites and servers for changes or failures.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- January 4, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.2, the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, or HTML reports.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages (including to your pager or cellphone), Growl notifications, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

This is a significant update to Simon. This release adds a very versatile new Script service, new MySQL service and notifier, new Specific DNS service, new Growl notifier, support for https://, parameters, cookies, and several other improvements. See the release notes for more information.

Check out the new Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Simon is immediately available through Dejal's online store (http://www.dejal.com/store/). Three license levels are available: "Basic", allowing up to 7 tests, priced at $29.95 (US); "Standard", allowing up to 20 tests, at $59.95; and "Enterprise", allowing an unlimited number of tests, priced at $195. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.

A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from http://www.dejal.com/simon/

Simon 2.2 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

Press Contact:

David Sinclair
President
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/), or e-mail the above address. This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/01/04/simon/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-02-05: Dejal announces BlogAssist 2.1

System menu item to help with HTML markup for blogs and more.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- February 5, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal BlogAssist 2.1, a handy tool to help weblog and website editing by making HTML markup easier.

There are three easy ways to use it: you can use whichever one you prefer, or all three as desired.

  1. The System Menu: BlogAssist adds a small menu to the right-hand side of the menubar in all applications. You can simply select and copy some text into the clipboard, choose a suitable operation from the menu, then paste the result in the desired location. The text will have been transformed like magic. For example, copying hey and choosing Bold will result in <b>hey</b> - the HTML tags for boldface text, wrapped around the original text.
  2. The Services Menu: BlogAssist also appears in the Services menu, available in most applications. This is really easy to use: just select some text and hit Cmd-< to display a small panel. Simply choose an operation and click OK to drop the marked up text back into your document. The previously copied text also appears in the panel; useful for operations like Web Link that use two values. Copy a URL, select text to use as the link label, hit Cmd-< and choose the operation, then click OK, and you have a web link nicely formatted and inserted.
  3. The Floating Window: This is similar to the Services menu panel, but can be left open as long as you like. It floats above all other windows, alwaywa available. It can be hidden and shown via the BlogAssist system menu. With the floating window displayed, you simply drag text to one or both of its Value fields, choose an operation from the included pop-up menu, then drag the formatted HTML from the Result field. Like the Services panel, this window includes a convenient preview of how the HTML will be rendered in a web page.

BlogAssist comes with several useful operations, including web and e-mail links, bold/italics/strikethrough/etc, LiveJournal tags, and more. But you aren't limited to those - you can add, change, or remove them via the Operations Preferences.

Check out the new Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

BlogAssist is immediately available through Dejal's online store (http://www.dejal.com/store/). Three license levels are available: "Individual", for a single user, priced at $9.95 (US); "Household", for all people in a household, at $14.95; and "Site", for any number of users in your organization, priced at $79.95. This is a free update for licensed BlogAssist users.

A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from http://www.dejal.com/blogassist/

BlogAssist 2.1 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

Press Contact:

David Sinclair
President
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/), or e-mail the above address. This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/02/05/blogassist/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and BlogAssist are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-02-19: Dejal announces Simon 2.2.1

A Mac OS X application to monitor websites and servers for changes or failures.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- February 19, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.2.1, the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, or HTML reports.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages (including to your pager or cellphone), Growl notifications, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

This is a minor update to Simon, but recommended for all users. This release fixes issues with running Simon headlessly, bugs in the Script, Web, Growl, and Specific DNS plug-ins, and other improvements. See the release notes for more information.

Check out the new Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Simon is immediately available through Dejal's online store (http://www.dejal.com/store/). Three license levels are available: "Basic", allowing up to 7 tests, priced at $29.95 (US); "Standard", allowing up to 20 tests, at $59.95; and "Enterprise", allowing an unlimited number of tests, priced at $195. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.

A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from http://www.dejal.com/simon/

Simon 2.2.1 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

Press Contact:

David Sinclair
President
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/), or e-mail the above address. This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/02/19/simon/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-03-09: Dejal announces Caboodle 1.1

Mac OS X application to collect snippets of text and images.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- March 9, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Caboodle 1.1, a useful application to collect text, images, and other content.

Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else. Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information.

You can arrange the items in an outline-like hierarchy, and include both structured fields and free-form text and pictures in each entry, along with web links, lists, tables, PDFs, and any other kind of file as attachments.

When you create a new entry within an existing one, the custom fields are inherited, allowing quickly creating content in an organized fashion. But you can also add or remove custom fields independently for each entry.

Entries can be encrypted to hide your most sensitive information. They can also be searched, and the Services menu is supported to quickly add or output an entry.

This update adds support for import and export in several formats - a much-requested feature. Plus an enhanced print function, several user interface improvements, and more.

Check out the new Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Caboodle is immediately available through Dejal's online store (http://www.dejal.com/store/). Three license levels are available: "Individual", for a single user, priced at $14.95 (US); "Household", for all people in a household, at $19.95; and "Site", for any number of users in your organization, priced at $99.95. This is a free update for licensed Caboodle users.

A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from http://www.dejal.com/caboodle/

Caboodle 1.1 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

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Press Contact:

David Sinclair
President
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/). This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/03/09/caboodle/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Caboodle are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-03-23: Dejal announces Simon 2.2.2

A Mac OS X application to monitor websites and servers for changes or failures.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- March 23, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.2.2, the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, or HTML reports.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages (including to your pager or cellphone), Growl notifications, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

This is a minor update to Simon, but recommended for all users. This release updates the Specific DNS plug-in to work with newer machines, improves running Simon headlessly, and fixes an issue with the Preview window. See the release notes for more information.

Check out the new Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Simon is immediately available through Dejal's online store (http://www.dejal.com/store/). Three license levels are available: "Basic", allowing up to 7 tests, priced at $29.95 (US); "Standard", allowing up to 20 tests, at $59.95; and "Enterprise", allowing an unlimited number of tests, priced at $195. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.

A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from http://www.dejal.com/simon/

Simon 2.2.2 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

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Press Contact:

David Sinclair
President
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/), or e-mail the above address. This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/03/23/simon/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-04-16: Dejal announces Caboodle 1.1.1

Mac OS X application to collect snippets of text and images.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- April 16, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Caboodle 1.1.1, a useful application to collect text, images, and other content.

Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else. Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information.

You can arrange the items in an outline-like hierarchy, and include both structured fields and free-form text and pictures in each entry, along with web links, lists, tables, PDFs, and any other kind of file as attachments.

When you create a new entry within an existing one, the custom fields are inherited, allowing quickly creating content in an organized fashion. But you can also add or remove custom fields independently for each entry.

Entries can be encrypted to hide your most sensitive information. They can also be searched, and the Services menu is supported to quickly add or output an entry.

This bug-fix release improves some user interface handling, fixes a crasher, fixes encryption of entries with tables, adds French localization, and more.

Check out the new Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Caboodle is immediately available through Dejal's online store (http://www.dejal.com/store/). Three license levels are available: "Individual", for a single user, priced at $14.95 (US); "Household", for all people in a household, at $19.95; and "Site", for any number of users in your organization, priced at $99.95. This is a free update for licensed Caboodle users.

A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from http://www.dejal.com/caboodle/

Caboodle 1.1.1 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

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Press Contact:

David Sinclair
President
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/). This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/04/16/caboodle/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Caboodle are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-06-28: Dejal announces Caboodle 1.1.2

Mac OS X application to collect snippets of text and images.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- June 28, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Caboodle 1.1.2, a useful application to collect text, images, and other content.

Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else. Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information.

You can arrange the items in an outline-like hierarchy, and include both structured fields and free-form text and pictures in each entry, along with web links, lists, tables, PDFs, and any other kind of file as attachments.

When you create a new entry within an existing one, the custom fields are inherited, allowing quickly creating content in an organized fashion. But you can also add or remove custom fields independently for each entry.

Entries can be encrypted to hide your most sensitive information. They can also be searched, and the Services menu is supported to quickly add or output an entry.

This bug-fix release fixes some issues with the entry rulers, the French localization, and other improvements, plus adds compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard".

Check out the new Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Caboodle is immediately available through Dejal's online store (http://www.dejal.com/store/). Three license levels are available: "Individual", for a single user, priced at $14.95 (US); "Household", for all people in a household, at $19.95; and "Site", for any number of users in your organization, priced at $99.95. This is a free update for licensed Caboodle users.

A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from http://www.dejal.com/caboodle/

Caboodle 1.1.2 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

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Press Contact:

David Sinclair
President
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/). This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/06/28/caboodle/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Caboodle are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-07-18: Dejal announces Simon 2.3

A Mac OS X application to monitor websites and servers for changes or failures.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- July 18, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.3, the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, or HTML reports.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages (including to your pager or cellphone), Growl notifications, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. And beginning in version 2.3, you can use custom scripts for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

This release adds a new Mount service and notifier, allowing mounting and unmounting local, AFP, or SMB volumes, plus extends the MySQL and Script plug-ins to act as notifiers too, allowing great flexibility in notifications. It also includes many other enhancements and fixes. See the release notes for more information.

Check out the new Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Simon is immediately available through Dejal's online store (http://www.dejal.com/store/). Three license levels are available: "Basic", allowing up to 7 tests, priced at $29.95 (US); "Standard", allowing up to 20 tests, at $59.95; and "Enterprise", allowing an unlimited number of tests, priced at $195. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.

A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from http://www.dejal.com/simon/

Simon 2.3 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

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Press Contact:

David Sinclair
President
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/), or e-mail the above address. This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/07/18/simon/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-07-30: Dejal announces Time Out 1.5

A free Mac OS X application to remind you to take regular breaks.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- July 30, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Time Out 1.5, a handy break reminder tool for Mac OS X. As David Sinclair of Dejal says, it is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end; you care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human body isn't built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard. Dejal Time Out is here to help. It will gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis.

Time Out has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks. Each Time Out is announced via the screen slowly dimming, with related graphics materializing, and when the break is complete, it fades out again. You can change the time these transitions take... and you can even change the color and the level of transparency during the break.

This release has a much nicer application icon, plus an improved break layout. By popular request, it also includes options to remove any or all of the buttons, and to change the postpone amounts. So if you find the temptation to skip a break too strong, you can get rid of the button to encourage you to take the break. See the release notes for more information.

Check out the Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news, including hints on Time Out 2, coming for Leopard:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Time Out is released as "Freeware", requiring no payment for its use. It is immediately available for download from www.dejal.com/timeout/.

Time Out requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, and is a Universal Binary.

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Press Contact:

David Sinclair
President
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/). This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/07/30/timeout/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Time Out are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-08-27: Dejal announces Simon 2.3.1

A Mac OS X application to monitor websites and servers for changes or failures.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- August 27, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.3.1, the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, or HTML reports.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages (including to your pager or cellphone), Growl notifications, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. And beginning in version 2.3, you can use custom scripts for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

This release includes a rewritten Port service plug-in, to improve reliability, and enables the Preview feature for this plug-in. It also adds German localization, and updates the French localization. See the release notes for more information.

Check out the new Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Simon is immediately available through Dejal's online store (http://www.dejal.com/store/). Three license levels are available: "Basic", allowing up to 7 tests, priced at $29.95 (US); "Standard", allowing up to 20 tests, at $59.95; and "Enterprise", allowing an unlimited number of tests, priced at $195. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.

A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from http://www.dejal.com/simon/

Simon 2.3.1 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

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Press Contact:

David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/), or e-mail the above address. This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/08/27/simon/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-09-17: Dejal celebrates its 16th anniversary

Dejal turns sweet 16, celebrates with discounts for all.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- September 17, 2007 -- David Sinclair of Dejal announced today, "I first started selling Mac software under the Dejal name in September 1991... which makes this Thursday the 16th anniversary of the founding of the company."

As a celebration of this event, Dejal is offering discounts on all of their products from today till the end of the week. No special codes or coupons required, but interested customers need to use the online store, not the in-app purchasing tool, to take advantage of these low prices.

http://www.dejal.com/store/?ref=pr

Be quick -- these specials expire on Sunday, September 23, 2007.

Dejal products include Simon, a website and server monitoring tool; Time Out, a free break reminder tool; Caboodle, a text and graphic snippet keeper, BlogAssist, a handy HTML markup assistant, and more.

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Press Contact:

David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/), or e-mail the above address. This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/09/17/anniversary/

Dejal and the Dejal logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-10-15: Dejal announces Simon 2.3.3

A Mac OS X application to monitor websites and servers for changes or failures.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- October 15, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.3.3, the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, or HTML reports.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages (including to your pager or cellphone), Growl notifications, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. And beginning in version 2.3, you can use custom scripts for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

This release includes improvements and fixes to the test scheduler, report feature, Edit Test window, and localization. See the release notes for more information.

Check out the new Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Simon is immediately available through Dejal's online store (http://www.dejal.com/store/). Three license levels are available: "Basic", allowing up to 7 tests, priced at $29.95 (US); "Standard", allowing up to 20 tests, at $59.95; and "Enterprise", allowing an unlimited number of tests, priced at $195. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.

A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from http://www.dejal.com/simon/

Simon 2.3.3 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

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Press Contact:

David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/), or e-mail the above address. This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/10/15/simon/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-11-19: Dejal announces Caboodle 1.1.3

Mac OS X application to collect snippets of text and images.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- November 19, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Caboodle 1.1.3, a useful application to collect text, images, and other content.

Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else. Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information.

You can arrange the items in an outline-like hierarchy, and include both structured fields and free-form text and pictures in each entry, along with web links, lists, tables, PDFs, and any other kind of file as attachments.

When you create a new entry within an existing one, the custom fields are inherited, allowing quickly creating content in an organized fashion. But you can also add or remove custom fields independently for each entry.

Entries can be encrypted to hide your most sensitive information. They can also be searched, and the Services menu is supported to quickly add or output an entry.

This bug-fix release fixes some issues with opening attachments, help, and other areas. It also adds German localization.

Check out the new Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Caboodle is immediately available through Dejal's online store (http://www.dejal.com/store/). Three license levels are available: "Individual", for a single user, priced at $14.95 (US); "Household", for all people in a household, at $19.95; and "Site", for any number of users in your organization, priced at $99.95. This is a free update for licensed Caboodle users.

A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from http://www.dejal.com/caboodle/

Caboodle 1.1.3 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, and is Leopard-ready.

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Press Contact:

David Sinclair
President
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/). This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/11/19/caboodle/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Caboodle are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-11-26: Dejal announces Simon 2.3.5

A Mac OS X application to monitor websites and servers for changes or failures.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- November 26, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.3.5, the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, or HTML reports.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages (including to your pager or cellphone), Growl notifications, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. And beginning with version 2.3, you can use custom scripts for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

This release includes many improvements and fixes, including to the SSH, FTP, Basic, and MySQL plug-ins, notification handling, and localization. See the release notes for more information.

Check out the new Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Simon is immediately available through Dejal's online store (http://www.dejal.com/store/). Three license levels are available: "Basic", allowing up to 7 tests, priced at $29.95 (US); "Standard", allowing up to 20 tests, at $59.95; and "Enterprise", allowing an unlimited number of tests, priced at $195. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.

A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from http://www.dejal.com/simon/

Simon 2.3.5 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

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Press Contact:

David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/), or e-mail the above address. This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/11/26/simon/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2007-12-03: Dejal announces BlogAssist 2.1.2

System menu item to help with HTML markup for blogs and more.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- December 3, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal BlogAssist 2.1.2, a handy tool to help weblog and website editing by making HTML markup easier.

There are three easy ways to use it: you can use whichever one you prefer, or all three as desired.

  1. The System Menu: BlogAssist adds a small menu to the right-hand side of the menubar in all applications. You can simply select and copy some text into the clipboard, choose a suitable operation from the menu, then paste the result in the desired location. The text will have been transformed like magic. For example, copying hey and choosing Bold will result in <b>hey</b> - the HTML tags for boldface text, wrapped around the original text.
  2. The Services Menu: BlogAssist also appears in the Services menu, available in most applications. This is really easy to use: just select some text and hit Cmd-< to display a small panel. Simply choose an operation and click OK to drop the marked up text back into your document. The previously copied text also appears in the panel; useful for operations like Web Link that use two values. Copy a URL, select text to use as the link label, hit Cmd-< and choose the operation, then click OK, and you have a web link nicely formatted and inserted.
  3. The Floating Window: This is similar to the Services menu panel, but can be left open as long as you like. It floats above all other windows, alwaywa available. It can be hidden and shown via the BlogAssist system menu. With the floating window displayed, you simply drag text to one or both of its Value fields, choose an operation from the included pop-up menu, then drag the formatted HTML from the Result field. Like the Services panel, this window includes a convenient preview of how the HTML will be rendered in a web page.

BlogAssist comes with several useful operations, including web and e-mail links, bold/italics/strikethrough/etc, LiveJournal tags, and more. But you aren't limited to those - you can add, change, or remove them via the Operations Preferences.

This update adds German localization, updates the French localization, and other changes; see the release notes for details.

Check out the new Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

BlogAssist is immediately available through Dejal's online store (http://www.dejal.com/store/). Three license levels are available: "Individual", for a single user, priced at $9.95 (US); "Household", for all people in a household, at $14.95; and "Site", for any number of users in your organization, priced at $79.95. This is a free update for licensed BlogAssist users.

A fully-featured trial is available as a free download from http://www.dejal.com/blogassist/

BlogAssist 2.1.2 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.

Press Contact:

David Sinclair
President
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/), or e-mail the above address. This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/12/03/blogassist/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and BlogAssist are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2008-01-04: Dejal announces Time Out 1.5.2

A free Mac OS X application to remind you to take regular breaks.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- February 4, 2008 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Time Out 1.5.2, a handy break reminder tool for Mac OS X. As David Sinclair of Dejal says, it is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end; you care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human body isn't built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard. Dejal Time Out is here to help. It will gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis.

Time Out has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks. Each Time Out is announced via the screen slowly dimming, with related graphics materializing, and when the break is complete, it fades out again. You can change the time these transitions take... and you can even change the color and the level of transparency during the break.

This release includes support for Leopard Spaces, and other improvements. See the release notes for more information.

Check out the Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news, including hints on Time Out 2, coming for Leopard:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Time Out is released as "Freeware", requiring no payment for its use. It is immediately available for download from www.dejal.com/timeout/.

Time Out requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, and is a Universal Binary.

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Press Contact:

David Sinclair
President
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/). This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2008/02/04/timeout/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Time Out are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2008-03-17: Dejal announces Narrator 2.0

Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC is proud to announce Narrator 2.0, the latest version of their popular text-to-speech utility for Mac OS X Leopard. At its basic, Dejal Narrator leverages the Mac's speech synthesis to read marked passages of a text document, utilizing specified voice attributes for each of the story lines' parts.

With a focus on ease-of-use, users can have a range of "actors" that can portray any number of "characters", so various passages of the document are spoken with differing voices, pitch, inflection, etc. Words are dynamically highlighted on-screen as passages are read out loud. Choose different voice, rate, pitch, and inflection, as well as volume levels for each character in the story. There are also a couple of silent read-along options for stage directions, or for users to read out their own parts.

To help users better organize stories, Narrator now supports multiple chapters in each document. It also offers a word replacement dictionary to fine-tune the pronunciation.

Dejal Narrator can now export stories as AAC sound files, or export them to iTunes. Users can listen to their stories on an iPod or iPhone, which makes Narrator particularly useful for creating audiobooks.

Version 2.0 is a major upgrade, offering many other appearance and functionality improvements:

* Adds an export to iTunes; complete with track attributes, including lyrics
* Also added an export to a AAC sound file
* Major redesign of the Narrator document window
* Adds support for multiple chapters in each document
* Changed the way speech changes are indicated; users can now insert markers in the text
* Added support for Spotlight and Quick Look
* New Dictionary preferences, allowing substituting words or phrases to better fine-tune the pronunciation
* Now a Universal Binary, leveraging Leopard technologies
* Plus several more improvements and fixes

Language support:
English, German, French

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard or later
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 9.7 MB Hard Drive space

Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Narrator 2.0 is available as a single-user license for only $19.00 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. There are also Household and Site licenses available.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a sole focus on the Mac platform, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2008 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Narrator are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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United States

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2008-05-05: Dejal announces Caboodle 1.1.4

Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Caboodle 1.1.4, a useful application to collect text, images, and other content.

Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else. Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information.

You can arrange the items in an outline-like hierarchy, and include both structured fields and free-form text and pictures in each entry, along with web links, lists, tables, PDFs, and any other kind of file as attachments.

Caboodle is elegantly simple, but includes some innovative and useful features. Every entry can include child entries. When you create a new entry within an existing one, the custom fields are inherited, allowing quickly creating content in an organized fashion. But you can also add or remove custom fields independently for each entry.

Entries can be encrypted to hide your most sensitive information. They can also be searched, and the Services menu is supported to quickly add or output an entry.

This bug-fix release fixes some issues with spell checking, creating child entries, exporting, and more.

Language Support:
English, German, French

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.3.9 or later (Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 4.5 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Caboodle 1.1.4 is available as a single-user license for only $14.95 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. There are also Household and Site licenses available.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a sole focus on the Mac platform, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2008 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Caboodle are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
United States

[Press release published via prMac.]

2008-05-12: Dejal announces Simon 2.4

Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.4, the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages (including to your pager or cellphone), Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

This release includes many improvements and fixes, including a new iCal and Google Calendar notifier, new Twitter service and notifier, new flexible Port notifier, plus several other services and notifiers including SNMP Status, Port Available, APC Masterswitch, and more. It also includes an iPhone report template, to see Simon statuses on your iPhone. Plus it adds Spanish localization, and a number of other enhancements and fixes. See the release notes for details.

Language Support:
English, French, German, Spanish

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X version 10.4 or later (Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 10.3 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Simon 2.4 is available from $29.95 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a sole focus on the Mac platform, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2008 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
United States

[Press release published via prMac.]

2008-05-28: Dejal announces BlogAssist 2.2

Summary:

A handy tool to help weblog and website editing by making HTML markup easier. BlogAssist can be accessed via a system menu, the Services menu, or a floating window. This release adds some much-requested enhancements, including the ability to have repeating blocks in operations, e.g. to easily create HTML lists from lists of text, or HTML paragraphs from multiple lines of text. It also adds a handy Insert Variable menu in the Operations preferences, and several more improvements and fixes.


PORTLAND, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal BlogAssist 2.2, a handy tool to help weblog and website editing by making HTML markup easier.

There are three easy ways to use it: you can use whichever one you prefer, or all three as desired.

  1. The System Menu: BlogAssist adds a small menu to the right-hand side of the menubar in all applications. You can simply select and copy some text into the clipboard, choose a suitable operation from the menu, then paste the result in the desired location. The text will have been transformed like magic. For example, copying hey and choosing Bold will result in <b>hey</b> - the HTML tags for boldface text, wrapped around the original text.
  2. The Services Menu: BlogAssist also appears in the Services menu, available in most applications. This is really easy to use: just select some text and hit Cmd-< to display a small panel. Simply choose an operation and click OK to drop the marked up text back into your document. The previously copied text also appears in the panel; useful for operations like Web Link that use two values. Copy a URL, select text to use as the link label, hit Cmd-< and choose the operation, then click OK, and you have a web link nicely formatted and inserted.
  3. The Floating Window: This is similar to the Services menu panel, but can be left open as long as you like. It floats above all other windows, alwaywa available. It can be hidden and shown via the BlogAssist system menu. With the floating window displayed, you simply drag text to one or both of its Value fields, choose an operation from the included pop-up menu, then drag the formatted HTML from the Result field. Like the Services panel, this window includes a convenient preview of how the HTML will be rendered in a web page.

BlogAssist comes with several useful operations, including web and e-mail links, bold/italics/strikethrough/etc, LiveJournal tags, and more. But you aren't limited to those - you can add, change, or remove them via the Operations Preferences.

This release adds some much-requested enhancements, including the ability to have repeating blocks in operations, e.g. to easily create HTML lists from lists of text, or HTML paragraphs from multiple lines of text. It also adds a handy Insert Variable drop-down menu in the Operations preferences, and several more improvements and fixes.

Language Support:

English, French, German

Minimum Requirements:

* Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or later (Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 2 MB disk space

Pricing & Availability:

Dejal BlogAssist 2.2 is available from $9.95 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed BlogAssist users.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a sole focus on the Mac platform, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2008 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and BlogAssist are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

[Press release published via prMac.]

2008-06-23: Dejal announces Simon 2.4.1

Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.4.1, the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages (including to your pager or cellphone), Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

This release includes some important fixes for the Port service and notifier plug-in, among other changes. Version 2.4 added many improvements and fixes, including a new iCal and Google Calendar notifier, new Twitter service and notifier, new flexible Port notifier, plus several other services and notifiers including SNMP Status, Port Available, APC Masterswitch, and more. It also included an iPhone report template, to see Simon statuses on your iPhone. Plus it added Spanish localization, and a number of other enhancements and fixes. See the release notes for details.

Language Support:
English, French, German, Spanish

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X version 10.4 or later (Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 10.3 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Simon 2.4.1 is available from $29.95 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a sole focus on the Mac platform, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2008 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2008-06-30: Dejal announces Narrator 2.0.2

Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC is proud to announce Narrator 2.0.2, the latest version of their popular text-to-speech utility for Mac OS X Leopard. At its basic, Dejal Narrator leverages the Mac's speech synthesis to read marked passages of a text document, utilizing specified voice attributes for each of the story lines' parts.

With a focus on ease-of-use, users can have a range of "actors" that can portray any number of "characters", so various passages of the document are spoken with differing voices, pitch, inflection, etc. Words are dynamically highlighted on-screen as passages are read out loud. Choose different voice, rate, pitch, and inflection, as well as volume levels for each character in the story. There are also a couple of silent read-along options for stage directions, or for users to read out their own parts.

To help users better organize stories, Narrator now supports multiple chapters in each document. It also offers a word replacement dictionary to fine-tune the pronunciation.

Dejal Narrator can now export stories as AAC sound files, or export them to iTunes. Users can listen to their stories on an iPod or iPhone, which makes Narrator particularly useful for creating audiobooks.

Version 2.0.2 fixes some important issues, and is a free update for licensed Narrator 2 users.

Language support:
English, German, French

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard or later
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 10 MB Hard Drive space

Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Narrator 2.0.2 is available as a single-user license for only $19.00 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. There are also Household and Site licenses available.

For today (Monday) only, it is available for half price via the MacUpdate Promo page: http://tinyurl.com/62vro2

Dejal: http://www.dejal.com/
Dejal Narrator 2.0.2: http://www.dejal.com/narrator/
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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a sole focus on the Mac platform, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2008 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Narrator are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2008-09-03: Dejal announces Simon 2.4.2

Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.4.2, the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages (including to your pager or cellphone), Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

This release includes some important fixes for the Mount and Twitter service and notifier plug-ins, some report functionality, and other changes. Version 2.4 added many improvements and fixes, including a new iCal and Google Calendar notifier, new Twitter service and notifier, new flexible Port notifier, plus several other services and notifiers including SNMP Status, Port Available, APC Masterswitch, and more. It also included an iPhone report template, to see Simon statuses on your iPhone. Plus it added Spanish localization, and a number of other enhancements and fixes. See the release notes for details.

Language Support:
English, French, German, Spanish

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X version 10.4 or later (Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 10.3 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Simon 2.4.2 is available from $29.95 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a sole focus on the Mac platform, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2008 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2008-10-13: Dejal announces Caboodle 1.2

Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Caboodle 1.2, a useful application to collect text, images, and other content.

Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else. Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information.

You can arrange the items in an outline-like hierarchy, and include both structured fields and free-form text and pictures in each entry, along with web links, lists, tables, PDFs, and any other kind of file as attachments.

Caboodle is elegantly simple, but includes some innovative and useful features. Every entry can include child entries. When you create a new entry within an existing one, the custom fields are inherited, allowing quickly creating content in an organized fashion. But you can also add or remove custom fields independently for each entry.

Entries can be encrypted to hide your most sensitive information. They can also be searched, and the Services menu is supported to quickly add or output an entry.

This release includes a new View option to temporarily decrypt an entry and display it read-only, to quickly and easily see encrypted text without decrypting it on disk. It also adds support for storing passwords in the keychain, a default password, and several other enhancements and fixes.

Language Support:
English, German, French

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 or later (Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 4.6 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Caboodle 1.2 is available as a single-user license for only $14.95 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. There are also Household and Site licenses available.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a sole focus on the Mac platform, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2008 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Caboodle are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2008-11-13: Dejal Macfilink is now free!

Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Macfilink 1.5, a tool to cloak affiliate links to protect your income. Formerly shareware, Macfilink is now freeware; you can use it at no cost.

If you earn income from affiliate links on your website, you need Macfilink. It is an easy and effective tool to help protect your affiliate links from dishonest people who would steal your commissions for themselves.

Macfilink works by cloaking your affiliate link - creating a web page for you to upload to your own site, so that your customers see a page on your site, with your URL, instead of the affiliate URL - but they still see the merchant's site. They never see your affiliate link, so they can't remove your affiliate ID or change it to their own.

You don't need to know anything about HTML for it to work. You simply enter the affiliate URL, and Macfilink creates an encoded HTML page for you. You can add a heading (e.g. to link back to your site, or a banner), and other options. You can then copy the HTML, save it to disk, or even have Macfilink upload it directly to your web server!

Language Support:
English

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.3.9 or later (Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 2.7 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Macfilink 1.5 is available completely free of charge.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a sole focus on the Mac platform, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2008 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Macfilink are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2008-12-09: Dejal introduces SmileDial for iPhone

Summary:

Introducing SmileDial Lite and SmileDial Pro for the iPhone. Call someone by touching their smile, or send them a text message by touching their eyes! SmileDial Lite is for one person, SmileDial Pro enables you to swipe through multiple people and shake for more info.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today introduced SmileDial Lite and SmileDial Pro version 1.0 for the iPhone. Call someone by touching their smile, or send them a text message by touching their eyes! Not as creepy as that sounds, really! SmileDial displays a photo of someone's face: tap the top half of the photo to send them a text message, or the bottom half to call them.

SmileDial Lite helps you call and text your favorite person. SmileDial Pro extends this to multiple people: swipe through multiple faces to choose the one you want. SmileDial Pro also enables you to call them via other phone numbers, send an email, visit their website, map their address, and more, in a fun way: shake the iPhone to show more contact information.

A tap of the info button flips the photo over to reveal fields to edit the name and numbers for text messaging and phone calls, plus buttons to show the contact info and change the photo.

You can simply enter a name and numbers and choose a photo. Or you can pick an existing contact.

A contact's photo is used for SmileDial, if available. It is previewed in the background of the edit mode. You can also choose another photo: an existing one from the Camera Roll or Photo Library, or take a new photo with the iPhone camera. The photo can be moved and scaled as desired, e.g. to show just the person's face. The new photo is stored in the Camera Roll, so you can import it into iPhoto or use it elsewhere if desired.

SmileDial Pro includes a People button while editing. Tap it to display a list of people in the order they appear on SmileDial's main side. You can change the order, delete them, or add any number of new ones.

Dejal is a long-established independent Mac software company, now expanding into iPhone software.

Minimum Requirements:
* iPhone version 2.2 or later

Pricing and Availability:
* SmileDial Lite is available completely free of charge.
* SmileDial Pro is available for $3.99.

Both are immediately available on the iPhone App Store.

For-review coupons for SmileDial Pro are available to the media; contact Dejal to receive one.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2008 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and SmileDial are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2009-01-30: Dejal announces SmileDial 1.1 for iPhone

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced SmileDial Lite and SmileDial Pro version 1.1 for the iPhone. Call someone by touching their smile, or send them a text message by touching their eyes! SmileDial Lite is for one person, SmileDial Pro enables you to swipe through multiple people and shake for more info.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced SmileDial Lite and SmileDial Pro version 1.1 for the iPhone. Call someone by touching their smile, or send them a text message by touching their eyes! Not as creepy as that sounds, really! SmileDial displays a photo of someone's face: tap the top half of the photo to send them a text message, or the bottom half to call them.

SmileDial Lite helps you call and text your favorite person. SmileDial Pro extends this to multiple people: swipe through multiple faces to choose the one you want. SmileDial Pro also enables you to call them via other phone numbers, send an email, visit their website, map their address, and more, in a fun way: shake the iPhone to show more contact information.

A tap of the info button flips the photo over to reveal fields to edit the name and numbers for text messaging and phone calls, plus buttons to show the contact info and change the photo.

You can simply enter a name and numbers and choose a photo. Or you can pick an existing contact.

A contact's photo is used for SmileDial, if available. It is previewed in the background of the edit mode. You can also choose another photo: an existing one from the Camera Roll or Photo Library, or take a new photo with the iPhone camera. The photo can be moved and scaled as desired, e.g. to show just the person's face. The new photo is stored in the Camera Roll, so you can import it into iPhoto or use it elsewhere if desired.

SmileDial Pro includes a People button while editing. Tap it to display a list of people in the order they appear on SmileDial's main side. You can change the order, delete them, or add any number of new ones.

Dejal is a long-established independent Mac software company, now expanding into iPhone software.

Version 1.1 includes a new option to display the person's name below their photo, an option to convert textual numbers to the corresponding digits, performance improvements, and other changes.

Minimum Requirements:
* iPhone version 2.2 or later

Pricing and Availability:
* SmileDial Lite is available completely free of charge.
* SmileDial Pro is available for $1.99 (USD) - discounted from $3.99.

Both are immediately available on the iPhone App Store.

For-review coupons for SmileDial Pro are available to the media; contact Dejal to receive one.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2009 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and SmileDial are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2009-02-04: Dejal introduces Valentines for iPhone

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today introduced Valentines version 1.0 for the iPhone. Celebrate Valentine's Day with a fun valentine message and a photo in a heart-shaped frame! Any number of valentines can be created, using existing photos or take ones with the iPhone's camera. Customize the message text. Show the valentines on your iPhone or iPod touch, or save to the Photos app.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today introduced Valentines version 1.0 for the iPhone. Valentines enables you to create special Valentine's Day messages for the love of your life, or messages for multiple people. You can swipe through the messages to see them all. Your custom message text is displayed above a custom photo enclosed in an attractive heart-shaped frame.

You can show the valentines on your iPhone or iPod touch, or use the camera button to save the displayed valentine to your Photo Library.

A tap of the info button flips the valentine over to reveal a field to edit the message, plus buttons to change the heart photo.

You can enter your own valentine message, and choose an existing photo from the Camera Roll or Photo Library, or take a new photo with the iPhone camera. The photo can be moved and scaled as desired. The new photo is stored in the Camera Roll, so you can import it into iPhoto or use it elsewhere if desired.

While editing, a Valentines button displays a list of Valentine messages in the order they appear on Valentines' main side. You can change the order, delete them, or add any number of new ones.

Dejal is a long-established independent Mac software company, now expanding into iPhone software.

Minimum Requirements:

* iPhone version 2.2 or later

Pricing and Availability:

Valentines is available for just $0.99 (USD). It is immediately available on the iPhone App Store. For-review coupons are available to the media; contact Dejal to receive one.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2009 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Valentines are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2009-02-09: Dejal announces Simon 2.5

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon version 2.5, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks websites and many other kinds of services for changes or failures, with lots of notification and reporting options. Version 2.5 adds SMS and Web notifiers, drive status services, and several other enhancements and fixes.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.5, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Top New Features in Version 2.5:

- New SMS notifier plug-in, to send text messages via Clickatell or e-mail.
- New Web notifier plug-in (like the Web service) to post to a web-based script.
- Added S.M.A.R.T. Status, Drive Status, and Pulse services.
- Added a Post to Simon Wall notifier.
- Several enhancements to the reports features.
- Added a Convert Domain/IP command to change a domain name into the corresponding IP address, or vice versa.
- Plus many more improvements and fixes; see the release notes for details.

Language Support:

English, French, German, Spanish

Minimum Requirements:

* Mac OS X version 10.4 or later (Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 10.3 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:

Dejal Simon 2.5 is available from $29.95 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a sole focus on the Mac platform, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2009 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2009-05-04: Dejal announces Time Out 1.5.4

A free Mac OS X application to remind you to take regular breaks.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- May 4, 2009 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Time Out 1.5.4, a handy break reminder tool for Mac OS X. As David Sinclair of Dejal says, it is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end; you care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human body isn't built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard. Dejal Time Out is here to help. It will gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis.

Time Out has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks. Each Time Out is announced via the screen slowly dimming, with related graphics materializing, and when the break is complete, it fades out again. You can change the time these transitions take... and you can even change the color and the level of transparency during the break.

This release includes compatibility with Apple's upcoming Snow Leopard operating system, updates the built in Adium script, and other changes. See the release notes for more information.

Check out the Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news, including hints on Time Out 2, coming for Leopard and later:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Time Out is released as "Freeware", requiring no payment for its use. It is immediately available for download from www.dejal.com/timeout/.

Time Out requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later, and is a Universal Binary.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/). This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2009/05/04/timeout/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Time Out are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

2009-05-19: Dejal announces Caboodle 1.3

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Caboodle version 1.3, a "lean, clean, snippet machine" to store and organize useful tidbits of text, images, PDFs, and more. Version 1.3 adds a "Save PDF to Caboodle" printing workflow, PDF import, Web Archive and HTML exports, and several other enhancements and fixes.

Discounted via MacUpdate Promo this Wednesday!


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Caboodle 1.3, a useful application to collect text, images, and other content.

Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else. Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information.

You can arrange the items in an outline-like hierarchy, and include both structured fields and free-form text and pictures in each entry, along with web links, lists, tables, PDFs, and any other kind of file as attachments.

Caboodle is elegantly simple, but includes some innovative and useful features. Every entry can include child entries. When you create a new entry within an existing one, the custom fields are inherited, allowing quickly creating content in an organized fashion. But you can also add or remove custom fields independently for each entry.

Entries can be encrypted to hide your most sensitive information. They can also be searched, and the Services menu is supported to quickly add or output an entry.

This release includes "Save PDF to Caboodle" printing workflow, PDF import, Web Archive and HTML exports, print/export formatting preferences, and several other enhancements and fixes.

Language Support:
English, German, French, Dutch

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 or later (Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel

Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Caboodle 1.3 is available as a single-user license for only $14.95 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. There are also Household and Site licenses available.

Caboodle will also be available at a discount for one day only via MacUpdate Promo on Wednesday May 20.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2009 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Caboodle are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2009-06-01 Dejal announces BlogAssist 2.2.2

Summary:

A handy tool to help weblog and website editing by making HTML markup easier. BlogAssist can be accessed via a system menu, the Services menu, or a floating window. This release includes some much-requested tweaks, a slight price increase, and changed system requirements.


PORTLAND, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal BlogAssist 2.2.2, a handy tool to help weblog and website editing by making HTML markup easier.

There are three easy ways to use it: you can use whichever one you prefer, or all three as desired.

  1. The System Menu: BlogAssist adds a small menu to the right-hand side of the menubar in all applications. You can simply select and copy some text into the clipboard, choose a suitable operation from the menu, then paste the result in the desired location. The text will have been transformed like magic. For example, copying hey and choosing Bold will result in <b>hey</b> - the HTML tags for boldface text, wrapped around the original text.
  2. The Services Menu: BlogAssist also appears in the Services menu, available in most applications. This is really easy to use: just select some text and hit Cmd-< to display a small panel. Simply choose an operation and click OK to drop the marked up text back into your document. The previously copied text also appears in the panel; useful for operations like Web Link that use two values. Copy a URL, select text to use as the link label, hit Cmd-< and choose the operation, then click OK, and you have a web link nicely formatted and inserted.
  3. The Floating Window: This is similar to the Services menu panel, but can be left open as long as you like. It floats above all other windows, alwaywa available. It can be hidden and shown via the BlogAssist system menu. With the floating window displayed, you simply drag text to one or both of its Value fields, choose an operation from the included pop-up menu, then drag the formatted HTML from the Result field. Like the Services panel, this window includes a convenient preview of how the HTML will be rendered in a web page.

BlogAssist comes with several useful operations, including web and e-mail links, bold/italics/strikethrough/etc, LiveJournal tags, and more. But you aren't limited to those - you can add, change, or remove them via the Operations Preferences.

This release includes a change to the Enter key behavior in the Services window, avoids adding itself to the Login Items on launch, and other tweaks. It also has a slight price increase, and now requires Tiger as a minimum OS version.

Language Support:

English, French, German

Minimum Requirements:

* Mac OS X version 10.4 or later (Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 2 MB disk space

Pricing & Availability:

Dejal BlogAssist 2.2.2 is available from $14.95 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a slight price increase, though you can still get it at the old price via the Dejal Store. This is a free update for licensed BlogAssist users.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a sole focus on the Mac platform, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2009 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and BlogAssist are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

[Press release published via prMac.]

2009-07-01: Dejal Caboodle 1.3.1 in TheMacBundles

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Caboodle version 1.3.1, a "lean, clean, snippet machine" to store and organize useful tidbits of text, images, PDFs, and more. Version 1.3.1 includes some important fixes.

Get Caboodle and 10 other Mac apps for just $49.95 from TheMacBundles!


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Caboodle 1.3.1, a useful application to collect text, images, and other content.

For a limited time, Caboodle is available as part of TheMacBundles -- a bundle of 11 great Mac products for just $49.95.

Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else. Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information.

You can arrange the items in an outline-like hierarchy, and include both structured fields and free-form text and pictures in each entry, along with web links, lists, tables, PDFs, and any other kind of file as attachments.

Caboodle is elegantly simple, but includes some innovative and useful features. Every entry can include child entries. When you create a new entry within an existing one, the custom fields are inherited, allowing quickly creating content in an organized fashion. But you can also add or remove custom fields independently for each entry.

Entries can be encrypted to hide your most sensitive information. They can also be searched, and the Services menu is supported to quickly add or output an entry.

This release includes some important fixes, including to the import feature and handling very large amounts of data.

Language Support:
English, German, French, Dutch

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 or later (Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel

Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Caboodle 1.3.1 is available as a single-user license for only $19.95 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. There are also Household and Site licenses available.

Caboodle is available as part of TheMacBundles -- get Caboodle and 10 other handy apps for only $49.95.

TheMacBundles
Dejal Caboodle 1.3.1
Download Dejal Caboodle 1.3.1
Purchase
Screenshot
App Icon

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2009 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Caboodle are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2009-09-11: Dejal apps updated for Snow Leopard

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced that four of their popular Mac apps have been updated for Snow Leopard compatibility: Dejal Simon, an essential server monitoring tool, Time Out, a break reminder tool, Caboodle, a lean clean snippet machine, and BlogAssist, a handy HTML markup assistant. Also, for a limited time, Dejal Narrator is available as a bonus app in TheMacBundles, a bundle of 12 great Mac products.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced that four of their popular Mac apps have been updated for Snow Leopard compatibility: Dejal Simon, Time Out, Caboodle, and BlogAssist.

Dejal Simon is the essential site monitoring tool for Mac OS X, and Dejal's flagship product. It checks servers for changes or failures, and notifies you via email, sound, speech, or other means. You can use it to track updated sites, and to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers. It can be used to monitor your own website and servers, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, communicate with arbitrary servers, and many other uses.

Time Out is a free utility to gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis. It has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods. The breaks are fully configurable.

Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else. Dejal Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information, with a unique organization where any entry can contain other entries, which inherit their parent's attributes.

BlogAssist is a handy tool to help weblog and website editing by making HTML markup easier. It includes a system menu that uses text on the clipboard, a Services menu command that displays a small panel to choose the operation to perform on selected text, and display a preview (via WebKit), and a similar floating window that can be left open. Any one or a combination of those can be used to make HTML markup easier.

Another product, Narrator, is not yet fully compatible with Snow Leopard. It works, but can only open documents not saved in its native format. Dejal's developer, David Sinclair, says that a fix is being worked on with Apple's help. A free update will be released as soon as possible.

Narrator is a fun app to read out stories and interviews in multiple voices. For a limited time, Narrator is available as part of TheMacBundles - a bundle of 12 great Mac products for just $49.95.

Dejal Simon
Dejal Time Out
Dejal Caboodle
Dejal BlogAssist
Dejal Narrator
TheMacBundles

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2009 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, Simon, Time Out, Caboodle, BlogAssist and Narrator are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2009-11-05: Dejal Simon Standard & BlogAssist featured in TheMacBundles

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced that Dejal Simon is available as part of TheMacBundles, a bundle of great Mac products. Simon is the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks websites and many other kinds of services for changes or failures, with lots of notification and reporting options. Another of Dejal's products, BlogAssist, is also available in the bundle as a bonus app. BlogAssist is a handy tool tool to help with HTML markup for blog posts, replies, and elsewhere.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced that their flagship product, Dejal SImon, is available as part of TheMacBundles - a bundle of 12 great Mac products for just $49.95.

The bundle includes a Standard license for Simon, which normally sells for $59.95 -- a great value! What's more, the bundle also includes Dejal's BlogAssist tool as a bonus; normally $14.95.

Dejal Simon is the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

BlogAssist, the bonus app, is a handy tool to help weblog and website editing by making HTML markup easier. BlogAssist can be accessed via a system menu, the Services menu, or a floating window. BlogAssist ships with several useful operations, including web & e-mail links, bold/italics/strikethrough/etc, LiveJournal tags, and more.

Language Support:
English, French, German; Simon also supports Japanese

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 or later (Snow Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel

Pricing and Availability:
Both Simon Standard and BlogAssist are available as part of TheMacBundles - them and 10 other handy apps for only $49.95.

TheMacBundles
Dejal Simon 2.5.3
Dejal BlogAssist 2.2.3
Purchase
Simon Screenshot
BlogAssist Screenshot

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2009 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, Simon and BlogAssist are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2009-11-17: Dejal announces Caboodle 1.3.4

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC has announced Caboodle version 1.3.4, a lean, clean, snippet machine to store and organize useful tidbits of text, images, PDFs, and more. Caboodle is elegantly simple, but includes some innovative and useful features.

Version 1.3.4 improves performance by storing attachments separately from the main data file, and includes a number of other fixes and improvements.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC has announced Dejal Caboodle 1.3.4, a useful application to collect text, images, and other content. Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else.

Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information. You can arrange the items in an outline-like hierarchy, and include both structured fields and free-form text and pictures in each entry, along with web links, lists, tables, PDFs, and any other kind of file as attachments.

Caboodle is elegantly simple, but includes some innovative and useful features. Every entry can include child entries. When you create a new entry within an existing one, the custom fields are inherited, allowing quickly creating content in an organized fashion. But you can also add or remove custom fields independently for each entry.

Entries can be encrypted to hide your most sensitive information. They can also be searched, and the Services menu is supported to quickly add or output an entry.

Version 1.3.4 improves performance by storing attachments separately from the main data file, and includes a number of other fixes and improvements.

Language Support:
* English, German, French, and Dutch

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 or later (Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel

Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Caboodle 1.3.4 is available as a single-user license for only $19.95 (USD), and available as a full-featured demo. There are also Household and Site licenses available.

2009-11-24: Dejal Simon 2.5.4 released; specials available

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon version 2.5.4, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks websites and many other kinds of services for changes or failures, with lots of notification and reporting options. Version 2.5.4 includes a couple of important fixes, and is a recommended update for all users. Simon is available in TheMacBundles for just a few more days. Discounts are also available via MacUpdate Promo and the Dejal Store.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.5.4, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Version 2.5.4 includes a couple of important bug fixes, and is a recommended update for all users. It is free for licensed users.

Language Support:
English, French, German, Japanese

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 or later (Snow Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel

Pricing and Availability:
* Simon Standard is available as part of TheMacBundles - 11 handy apps for only $49.95.
* All three editions of Simon are available for 25% off via MacUpdate Promo's extended deals pages.
* Existing Simon users can get discounts on upgrades to the next license level via the Dejal Store coupon "MUPUPGRADE" till the end of the month.

Dejal Simon 2.5.4
TheMacBundles
MacUpdate Promo
Dejal Store coupon
Screenshot
App Icon

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a sole focus on the Mac platform, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2009 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2010-03-07: Dejal introduces Tweeps for iPhone

Summary:

Introducing Tweeps for iPhone OS. Manage Twitter accounts on your iPhone or iPod touch: edit your avatar, name, bio, or location; follow, unfollow, block, and find people.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today introduced Tweeps version 1.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch, with an iPad edition in the works. Tweeps is a Twitter companion app. It isn't a full Twitter client -- you can't post tweets from it. Instead, it is a tool to manage your Twitter account. Edit your avatar, name, bio text, website URL and location, plus follow/unfollow people, see if someone follows you, block people, and find people.

EDIT YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION:

Add multiple accounts to Tweeps, and easily edit them:

- Take a photo or choose one from your photo library to change your avatar picture.
- Edit the name displayed for your account.
- Change the biographical text -- the description you write about yourself.
- Edit the website URL, previewing it in an integrated web browser.
- Set your current location using the device's GPS, or type a less specific location, and preview on an integrated map view.

VIEW INFORMATION ABOUT TWITTER PEOPLE:

Learn all about your own accounts and others:

- See the display name, username, how long they've been using Twitter, and their Twitter ID.
- View the avatar picture, including full-sized, and copy it if desired.
- FOLLOW or UNFOLLOW other people. The left button indicates whether or not you already follow them.
- The right button indicates whether or not the displayed person follows you.
- Tap the right button to display a BLOCK button; you can also optionally report them as a spammer.
- Read the bio description text.
- See the website URL, and tap to display it in an integrated web browser.
- See the location, and tap to display it on an integrated map.
- Read the most recent tweet (update), along with the total number of tweets that have been posted; tap to read any number of recent tweets.
- See the number of people currently being followed (Following) and who follow the person (Followers); tap to list them and explore further.
- When viewing your own account, you can also see lists of tweets that mention you and people you're blocking.
- Find other Twitter people by username, first/last name, company, or brand name.

DELVE DEEPER:

Read recent tweets from each person, or skim through the lists of people you're following and who follow you, and see more information about them, including who they follow and who follows them. A great way to discover interesting new people to follow -- and you don't need to wonder if you already follow them or not, since it is shown right in the profile detail information.

Load newer updates simply by scrolling to the top, or automatically load more tweets or people by scrolling to the bottom.

A nice feature is rotation support -- Tweeps works in all orientations, like an iPad, plus displays a fun wobbling rotation lock button to stop it rotating when you want to read lying on your side.

LEARN MORE:

See a demo video and more screenshots on the Tweeps website.

iPAD EDITION COMING SOON!

An edition of Tweeps optimized for the new iPad is in the works, and should be available soon after the iPad is released. Follow the Dejal Blog, or @dejal (main account) or @dejaltweeps (Tweeps account) on Twitter to learn when it is available.

Dejal is a long-established independent Mac software company, now also producing iPhone OS software.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

iPhone OS version 3.0 or later

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY:

Tweeps will normally be $1.99; available for just $0.99 for a limited time.

Tweeps is immediately available on the iPhone App Store.

For-review Promo Codes are available to the media; contact Dejal to receive one.

Dejal
Dejal Tweeps
Tweeps on iPhone App Store
Screenshot
Demo Movie
App Icon

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2010 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Tweeps are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2010-05-04: Dejal announces Simon 2.5.7

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon version 2.5.7, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks websites and many other kinds of services for changes or failures, with lots of notification and reporting options. Version 2.5.7 includes a couple of important fixes, and may be the last release before version 2.6, which drops Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) support.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 2.5.7, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Version 2.5.7 fixes a bug in the Port plug-in where it would misbehave if the text to receive or send started with a "-" character. This could affect many people, as the default Incoming Email (POP) service uses this when the server doesn't accept the login. It also fixes an issue where a notification could fail if the TestChangeCount, TestFailureCount or TestRecoveryCount variables are used.

Dejal also mentioned that version 2.6, currently scheduled for release in July, will require Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) as a minimum OS. So unless there are any further bug-fix releases before 2.6 is released, this will be the last version that supports Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger).

Language Support:

English, French, German, Japanese

Minimum Requirements:

* Mac OS X version 10.4 or later (Snow Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 36 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:

Dejal Simon 2.5.7 is available from $29.95 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 2 users.

Dejal
Dejal Simon 2.5.7
Download Dejal Simon 2.5.7
Purchase
Screenshot
App Icon

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2010 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2010-05-28: Dejal announces Tweeps 2.0 for iPad and iPhone

Summary:

Announcing Tweeps 2.0. Manage Twitter accounts on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch: edit your name, bio, or location; follow, unfollow, block, and find people. Version 2.0 adds iPad and OAuth support, among other changes. Free for a limited time!


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Tweeps version 2.0 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Tweeps is a Twitter companion app. It isn't a full Twitter client -- you can't post tweets from it. Instead, it is a tool to manage your Twitter account. Edit your name, bio text, website URL and location, plus follow/unfollow people, see if someone follows you, block people, and find people.

To celebrate the addition of iPad support, Tweeps is available completely free for a limited time.

EDIT YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION:

Add multiple accounts to Tweeps, and easily edit them:

- Edit the name displayed for your account.
- Change the biographical text -- the description you write about yourself.
- Edit the website URL, previewing it in an integrated web browser.
- Set your current location using the device's GPS, or type a less specific location, and preview on an integrated map view.

VIEW INFORMATION ABOUT TWITTER PEOPLE:

Learn all about your own accounts and others:

- See the display name, username, how long they've been using Twitter, and their Twitter ID.
- View the avatar picture, including full-sized, and copy it if desired.
- FOLLOW or UNFOLLOW other people. The left button indicates whether or not you already follow them.
- The right button indicates whether or not the displayed person follows you.
- Tap the right button to display a BLOCK button; you can also optionally report them as a spammer.
- Read the bio description text.
- See the website URL, and tap to display it in an integrated web browser.
- See the location, and tap to display it on an integrated map.
- Read the most recent tweet (update), along with the total number of tweets that have been posted; tap to read any number of recent tweets.
- See the number of people currently being followed (Following) and who follow the person (Followers); tap to list them and explore further.
- When viewing your own account, you can also see lists of tweets that mention you and people you're blocking.
- Find other Twitter people by username, first/last name, company, or brand name.

DELVE DEEPER:

Read recent tweets from each person, or skim through the lists of people you're following and who follow you, and see more information about them, including who they follow and who follows them. A great way to discover interesting new people to follow -- and you don't need to wonder if you already follow them or not, since it is shown right in the profile detail information.

Load newer updates simply by scrolling to the top, or automatically load more tweets or people by scrolling to the bottom.

A nice feature is rotation support -- Tweeps works in all orientations, plus on iPhone displays a fun wobbling rotation lock button to stop it rotating when you want to read lying on your side.

LEARN MORE:

See a demo video and more screenshots on the Tweeps website.

Dejal is a long-established independent Mac software company, now also producing iPhone OS software.

CHANGES:

Version 2.0 adds iPad support, leveraging the increased space on the iPad. It also now uses xAuth (a more convenient OAuth variation) for authentication; any Twitter app that doesn't support OAuth won't work after June. It also includes a number of other changes and fixes.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

iPhone OS version 3.1 or later

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY:

Tweeps is available completely free for a limited time.

Tweeps is immediately available on the App Store.

Dejal
Dejal Tweeps
Tweeps on App Store
iPad Screenshot
iPhone Demo Movie
App Icon

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2010 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Tweeps are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2010-06-22: Mariner Software Acquires Narrator

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC and Mariner Software, Inc today announced the acquisition of Narrator by Minneapolis-based Mariner Software. Narrator is a popular Mac OS X software that allows the user to read stories out loud using speech synthesis. With no plans at this time to change the application’s title, the software product will be rereleased under the Mariner brand in the near future.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC and Mariner Software, Inc today announced the acquisition of Narrator by Minneapolis-based Mariner Software. Narrator is a popular Mac OS X software that allows the user to read stories out loud using speech synthesis. With no plans at this time to change the application’s title, the software product will be rereleased under the Mariner brand in the near future.

Using the rich voices already provided within the Mac OS X system, Narrator supplies controls that allows the user to choose a voice actor – adjusting the speed and pitch of the actor’s voice as well as inflection and volume – when reading the user added content. A dictionary preference allows substitution of words or phrases and to fine-tune pronunciation.

Other features of Narrator include:

- Exporting to iTunes, complete with track attributes including lyrics; great for listening to Narrator stories on an iPod or iPhone.
- The ability to create audiobooks
- Support for multiple chapters in each document
- Ability to export to a AAC sound file
- Multiple voice characters in a single document
- Syncing to the iPhone, iPad and iPod

"Adding Narrator to our product line made good sense to us," said Michael Wray, President of Mariner Software. "A product like Narrator which allows a screenplay or story to be read aloud with different voices, is a nice fit with all our creative writing products."

"Narrator was my first product for Mac OS X, so I’ve always had a soft spot for it, even though I haven’t been able to devote as much time to it as I’d like," said David Sinclair, Founder of Dejal. "I am therefore very pleased that Narrator has found such a great new home, where it can get the attention it deserves."

Pricing and Availability:

Narrator will be available, in the near future, for sale and trial on the Mariner Software web site and selected retailers. The shipping version will be available in English, French and German. A selling price has not yet been established. Current registered Narrator users will be able to upgrade to the Mariner-branded version for free. Narrator requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher.

Dejal
Mariner Software
Dejal's Narrator product page
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App Icon

About Dejal:

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software.

About Mariner Software:

Mariner Software, Inc., developers of the industry-recognized products, MacJournal, Mariner Write, Mariner Calc, Montage, WinJournal, StoryMill, Desktop Poet, MacGourmet Deluxe, Contour, Paperless, Mariner Calc for iPhone and iPad, Contour for iPhone, MacJournal for iPhone and now Narrator, has established itself as one of the most diverse leaders in consumer, business, and educational writing and creativity markets for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. With customers worldwide, Mariner Software is committed to delivering the highest quality software, with an emphasis on total customer satisfaction.

For more information contact:
Logan Ryan
Director of Marketing
Mariner Software, Inc.
press@marinersoftware.com

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2010-07-06: Dejal announces Tweeps 2.1 for iPad & iPhone; now free

Summary:

Announcing Tweeps 2.1. Manage Twitter accounts on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch: edit your name, bio, or location; follow, unfollow, block, and find people. Version 2.1 adds iOS 4 multitasking support and fixes, plus iPhone 4 retina display images, among other changes. Tweeps is now completely free!


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Tweeps version 2.1 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Tweeps is a Twitter companion app. It isn't a full Twitter client -- you can't post tweets from it. Instead, it is a tool to manage your Twitter account. Edit your name, bio text, website URL and location, plus follow/unfollow people, see if someone follows you, block people, and find people.

EDIT YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION:

Add multiple accounts to Tweeps, and easily edit them:

- Edit the name displayed for your account.
- Change the biographical text -- the description you write about yourself.
- Edit the website URL, previewing it in an integrated web browser.
- Set your current location using the device's GPS, or type a less specific location, and preview on an integrated map view.

VIEW INFORMATION ABOUT TWITTER PEOPLE:

Learn all about your own accounts and others:

- See the display name, username, how long they've been using Twitter, and their Twitter ID.
- View the avatar picture, including full-sized, and copy it if desired.
- FOLLOW or UNFOLLOW other people. The left button indicates whether or not you already follow them.
- The right button indicates whether or not the displayed person follows you.
- Tap the right button to display a BLOCK button; you can also optionally report them as a spammer.
- Read the bio description text.
- See the website URL, and tap to display it in an integrated web browser.
- See the location, and tap to display it on an integrated map.
- Read the most recent tweet (update), along with the total number of tweets that have been posted; tap to read any number of recent tweets.
- See the number of people currently being followed (Following) and who follow the person (Followers); tap to list them and explore further.
- When viewing your own account, you can also see lists of tweets that mention you and people you're blocking.
- Find other Twitter people by username, first/last name, company, or brand name.

DELVE DEEPER:

Read recent tweets from each person, or skim through the lists of people you're following and who follow you, and see more information about them, including who they follow and who follows them. A great way to discover interesting new people to follow -- and you don't need to wonder if you already follow them or not, since it is shown right in the profile detail information.

Load newer updates simply by scrolling to the top, or automatically load more tweets or people by scrolling to the bottom.

A nice feature is rotation support -- Tweeps works in all orientations, plus on iPhone displays a fun wobbling rotation lock button to stop it rotating when you want to read lying on your side.

LEARN MORE:

See a demo video and more screenshots on the Tweeps website.

Dejal is a long-established independent Mac software company, now also producing iOS software.

CHANGES:

Version 2.1 adds support for multitasking under iOS 4, plus a number of fixes for iOS 4 compatibility. It also adds high resolution images for optimal viewing on the new iPhone 4 retina display. And other minor tweaks.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

iOS version 3.1 or later

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY:

Tweeps is now available completely free of charge.

Tweeps is immediately available on the App Store.

Dejal
Dejal Tweeps
Tweeps on App Store
iPad Screenshot
iPhone Demo Movie
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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2010 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Tweeps are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###

David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2010-07-14: Dejal Simon Standard featured in TheMacBundles

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced that Dejal Simon is available as part of TheMacBundles, a bundle of great Mac products. Simon is the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks websites and many other kinds of services for changes or failures, with lots of notification and reporting options.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced that their flagship product, Dejal SImon, is available as part of TheMacBundles - a bundle of 12 great Mac products for just $49.95.

The bundle includes a Standard license for Simon, which normally sells for $59.95 -- a great value!

Dejal Simon is the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Language Support:
English, French, German, Japanese

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 or later (Snow Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel

Pricing and Availability:
Simon Standard is immediately available as part of TheMacBundles - plus 11 other handy apps for only $49.95. Save $10 over the regular price, and get 11 great other apps at no cost!

TheMacBundles
Dejal Simon 2.5.7
Purchase
Dejal Simon website
Simon Screenshot
Simon App Icon

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iOS platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2010 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###

David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2010-11-01: Dejal announces Simon 3.0

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon version 3.0, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks websites and many other kinds of services for changes or failures, with lots of notification and reporting options. Version 3.0 is a major paid upgrade that includes powerful new filter features, redesigned editor windows, a new activity log, and much more.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 3.0, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Use filters to avoid dynamic content and detect changes in the output of the service and other filters. You can look at multiple portions, or the 10th occurrence, find via simple text matching or powerful regular expressions. You can also remove HTML tags or numbers from the text, result in a change or failure if some text is found or missing, only detect a change if a number changes by some threshold, or is out of range, and many more possibilities.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Version 3.0 is a major paid upgrade that includes powerful new filter features, redesigned editor windows, a new activity log, and much more.

Language Support:

English, French, German

Minimum Requirements:

* Mac OS X version 10.5 or later (Snow Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 60 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:

Dejal Simon 3.0 is available from $49.00 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a paid upgrade for licensed Simon 2 users, with upgrades starting at $19.00.

Dejal Simon
What's New in Simon 3.0
Download Dejal Simon 3.0
Purchase
Media Kit
Screenshot
App Icon

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2010 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###

David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2010-11-17: Dejal Simon Bronze featured in TheMacBundles

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced that Dejal Simon is available as part of TheMacBundles, a bundle of great Mac products. Simon is the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks websites and many other kinds of services for changes or failures, with lots of notification and reporting options.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced that their flagship product, Dejal Simon, is available as part of TheMacBundles - a bundle of 12 great Mac products for just $49.95.

The bundle includes a Bronze license for Simon, which normally sells for $49.00 -- a great value! Get 12 apps for the same price as Simon alone.

Dejal Simon is the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Language Support:
English, French, German

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 or later (Snow Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel

Pricing and Availability:
Simon Bronze is immediately available as part of TheMacBundles - plus 11 other handy apps for only $49.95. Get 11 great other apps at no cost!

TheMacBundles
Dejal Simon 3.0
What's New in Simon 3.0
Purchase
Simon Screenshot
Simon App Icon

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iOS platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2010 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###

David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2010-11-23: Dejal Thanksgiving Sale via Mac Bundle Box

Edit: Price lowered to just $37!

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced a special Thanksgiving bundle of all Dejal Mac apps, via Mac Bundle Box. The bundle includes Simon, the essential server monitoring tool, Time Out, a handy break reminder app, Caboodle, the lean clean snippet machine, and BlogAssist, a HTML markup assistant.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced a special Thanksgiving bundle of all Dejal Mac apps, arranged in cooperation with a leading bundler, Mac Bundle Box. Four great Dejal apps for just $49 $37 -- worth over $80 separately.

The bundle includes a Bronze license for Simon, which normally sells for $49 $37 -- a great value! Get other Dejal apps for the same price as Simon alone.

Dejal Simon is the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Also included is a version 2 license for Time Out, a very useful break reminder tool with micro-breaks. Version 2 is in development, and will be released in early 2011. By buying this bundle, you're helping fund development, and will be eligible for version 2 at no further cost. In the meantime, version 1 can be used for free, even if you don't buy the bundle.

The bundle also includes Caboodle, Dejal's "lean, clean snippet machine". Use Caboodle to store bits of text, images, PDFs, and more, for later reference, and even encrypt entries securely.

Finally, BlogAssist is also included. This is a handy HTML markup tool, to add HTML around text on the clipboard or dragged to a palette, to help write blog postings, forum comments, and anywhere else you need HTML formatting.

Language Support:
English, French, German

Minimum Requirements:
* Simon: Mac OS X Version 10.5 or later
* Time Out: Mac OS X Version 10.4 or later
* Caboodle: Mac OS X Version 10.4 or later
* BlogAssist: Mac OS X Version 10.4 or later

Pricing and Availability:
The bundle is immediately available for just $49 -- the same cost as $37 -- less than just Simon.

Mac Bundle Box: Dejal Thanksgiving Sale
Dejal Simon
Dejal Time Out
Dejal Caboodle
Dejal BlogAssist

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iOS platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2010 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, Simon, Time Out, Caboodle and BlogAssist are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2011-02-24: Dejal donating 100% Mac sales for Christchurch earthquake relief

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced that it is donating 100% from sales of its Mac apps for the rest of this week to relief efforts for the Christchurch earthquake.


Portland, Oregon - As you may have heard, the city of Christchurch in New Zealand had another major earthquake a couple of days ago, having suffered a big one late last year.

This quake (or series of quakes) has done a huge amount of damage, both to homes and major landmarks like the cathedral. Hundreds of people are still missing, and at least 75 were killed, with the toll still climbing.

David Sinclair, owner of Dejal, an indie Mac and iOS software publisher, said "I was born in New Zealand, and lived there until 2001. Although I don't have any friends or family in Christchurch, I know people who do. I feel that I really want to do something to help the relief efforts."

Dejal has announced that for the rest of this week (i.e. till midnight PST on Sunday Feb 27, 2011), it will donate 100% of the proceeds from Dejal Mac app sales to the New Zealand Red Cross, to help fund their relief efforts.

If you're at all interested in any Dejal products, now is the time to buy. Your money will help those suffering from this disaster.

And if you don't need any of the apps, Mr Sinclair urges you to make a donation to the NZ Red Cross directly.

Dejal Mac apps include:

* Simon: Monitor sites for changes or failures
* Time Out: Break reminder tool with micro-breaks (donate any amount to get a version 2 license)
* Caboodle: Lean, clean snippet machine
* BlogAssist: System menu to help with HTML markup for blogs and more

Dejal Store
Dejal Simon
Dejal Time Out
Dejal Caboodle
Dejal BlogAssist

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iOS platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2011 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, Simon, Time Out, Caboodle and BlogAssist are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2011-03-17: Dejal Caboodle 1.3.7 in TheMacBundles

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced that Caboodle version 1.3.7, a "lean, clean, snippet machine" to store and organize useful tidbits of text, images, PDFs, and more, is available as part of TheMacBundles, a bundle of great Mac products.

Get Caboodle and 9 other Mac apps for just $39.95 from TheMacBundles!


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced that Dejal Caboodle 1.3.7, a useful application to collect text, images, and other content, is available as part of TheMacBundles -- a bundle of 10 great Mac products for just $39.95.

Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else. Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information.

You can arrange the items in an outline-like hierarchy, and include both structured fields and free-form text and pictures in each entry, along with web links, lists, tables, PDFs, and any other kind of file as attachments.

Caboodle is elegantly simple, but includes some innovative and useful features. Every entry can include child entries. When you create a new entry within an existing one, the custom fields are inherited, allowing quickly creating content in an organized fashion. But you can also add or remove custom fields independently for each entry.

Entries can be encrypted to hide your most sensitive information. They can also be searched, and the Services menu is supported to quickly add or output an entry.

Language Support:
English, German, French

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 or later (Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel

Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Caboodle 1.3.7 is normally available as a single-user license for $19.95 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. There are also Household and Site licenses available.

Caboodle is available as part of TheMacBundles -- get Caboodle and 9 other handy apps for only $39.95.

TheMacBundles
Dejal Caboodle
Download Dejal Caboodle
Purchase
Screenshot
App Icon

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2011 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Caboodle are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###

David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2011-04-04: Dejal introduces Simon Express and Simon Free for Mac App Store

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon Express and Simon Free, new editions of the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X, especially for the Mac App Store.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon Express and Simon Free, two new editions of the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. These editions check web pages, FTP and DNS servers for changes or failures, and notifies you via sound, speech, and other means. They are streamlined editions of the full Simon application, which supports many more services, filters, notifiers and reports.

There are now three editions of Simon:

* Simon: the standard edition, sold directly from the Dejal website.
* Simon Express: a paid edition, sold on the Mac App Store.
* Simon Free: a free edition, available on the Mac App Store.

The standard edition of Simon is unchanged; it includes all the same features as before, and is sold in four license levels:

* Bronze: this enables up to 15 active test configurations.
* Silver: this enables up to 40 active test configurations.
* Gold: this enables up to 100 active test configurations.
* Platinum: this enables an unlimited number of test configurations.

The Mac App Store editions, Simon Express and Simon Free, on the other hand, have a more streamlined feature set. They only have a few of the plug-ins that provide the services, filters and notifiers. They also don't include editor windows for services, filters and notifiers, and don't include the reports feature.

Simon Express has no limitation on the number of test configurations. So it is ideal for webmasters and others who want to monitor hundreds of websites.

Simon Free is the same as Simon Express, except that it is limited to 5 active test configurations. It is ideal for people who just want to monitor their own site and a few others.

More information is available on the Simon product page, including a feature comparison chart.

Language Support:

English, French, German

Minimum Requirements:

* Mac OS X version 10.5 or later (Snow Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 60 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:

* Simon 3.0.2 is available from $49.00 USD, and available as a full-featured demo.
* Simon Express is available for $59.99 USD from the Mac App Store.
* Simon Free is available at no cost from the Mac App Store.

Dejal Simon product overview
Simon Express on Mac App Store
Simon Free on Mac App Store
Media Kit
Screenshot
App Icon

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2011 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###

David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2011-06-01: Dejal announces Simon 3.1 and MacUpdate Promo

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon version 3.1, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks websites and many other kinds of services for changes or failures, with lots of notification and reporting options. Version 3.1 includes improvements and fixes around scheduling tests and more.

Simon is also available discounted via MacUpdate Promo for the next couple of days.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 3.1, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Use filters to avoid dynamic content and detect changes in the output of the service and other filters. You can look at multiple portions, or the 10th occurrence, find via simple text matching or powerful regular expressions. You can also remove HTML tags or numbers from the text, result in a change or failure if some text is found or missing, only detect a change if a number changes by some threshold, or is out of range, and many more possibilities.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Version 3.1 includes improvements and fixes around scheduling tests and more.

Language Support:

English, French, German, Japanese

Minimum Requirements:

* Mac OS X version 10.5 or later (Snow Leopard-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 60 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:

Dejal Simon 3.1 is available from $49.00 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 3 users, or a paid upgrade for licensed Simon 2 users, with upgrades starting at $19.00.

For the next couple of days, three editions of Simon are available at steep discounts via MacUpdate Promo.

Dejal Simon
MacUpdate Promo
Download Dejal Simon 3.1
Purchase
Media Kit
Screenshot
App Icon

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2011 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###

David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2011-08-16: Dejal announces Caboodle 1.4

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC has announced Caboodle version 1.4, a lean, clean, snippet machine to store and organize useful tidbits of text, images, PDFs, and more. Caboodle is elegantly simple, but includes some innovative and useful features.

Version 1.4 adds full screen support and other Lion compatibility, default font preferences, encryption improvements, and a number of other fixes and improvements.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC has announced Dejal Caboodle 1.4, a useful application to collect text, images, and other content. Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else.

Everyone comes across information that they want to refer to later. Maybe gifts you've received or sent, product serial numbers, recipes, directions to someone's house, a photo of your pet, or anything else. Caboodle is a tool to help store and organize such varied bits of information.

You can arrange the items in an outline-like hierarchy, and include both structured fields and free-form text and pictures in each entry, along with web links, lists, tables, PDFs, and any other kind of file as attachments.

Caboodle is elegantly simple, but includes some innovative and useful features. Every entry can include child entries. When you create a new entry within an existing one, the custom fields are inherited, allowing quickly creating content in an organized fashion. But you can also add or remove custom fields independently for each entry.

Entries can be encrypted to hide your most sensitive information. They can also be searched, and the Services menu is supported to quickly add or output an entry.

Version 1.4 adds full screen support and other Lion compatibility, default font preferences, encryption improvements, and a number of other fixes and improvements.

Language Support:
English, German, French, Dutch

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 or later (Lion-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel

Pricing and Availability:
Dejal Caboodle 1.4 is available as a single-user license for only $19.95 (USD), and available as a full-featured demo. There are also Household and Site licenses available.

Dejal Caboodle
Download Dejal Caboodle
Purchase
Screenshot
App Icon

Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 1991-2011 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Caboodle are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###

David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC

[Press release published via prMac.]

2011-08-24: Dejal announces Simon 3.2

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon version 3.2, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks websites and many other kinds of services for changes or failures, with lots of notification and reporting options. Version 3.2 includes Lion compatibility and several other fixes and improvements.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 3.2, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Use filters to avoid dynamic content and detect changes in the output of the service and other filters. You can look at multiple portions, or the 10th occurrence, find via simple text matching or powerful regular expressions. You can also remove HTML tags or numbers from the text, result in a change or failure if some text is found or missing, only detect a change if a number changes by some threshold, or is out of range, and many more possibilities.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Version 3.2 includes Lion compatibility and several other fixes and improvements.

Language Support:

English, French, German, Japanese

Minimum Requirements:

* Mac OS X version 10.5 or later (Lion-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 60 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:

Dejal Simon 3.2 is available from $49.00 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 3 users, with upgrades from version 2 starting at $19.00.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible Cocoa-based utility software. Copyright 2011 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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United States

2011-08-29: Dejal announces Time Out 1.6

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Time Out version 1.6, a handy break reminder tool for Mac. It is available completely free. Version 1.6 adds app exclusion preferences, the ability to pause breaks for a specified time interval, Lion compatibility, and other improvements.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Time Out 1.6, a handy break reminder tool for Mac OS X. As David Sinclair of Dejal says, it is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end; you care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human body isn't built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard. Dejal Time Out is here to help. It will gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis.

Time Out has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks. Each Time Out is announced via the screen slowly dimming, with related graphics materializing, and when the break is complete, it fades out again. You can change the time these transitions take... and you can even change the color and the level of transparency during the break.

Version 1.6 adds app exclusion preferences, the ability to pause breaks for a specified time interval, Lion compatibility, and other improvements.

Minimum Requirements:

* Mac OS X version 10.5 or later (Lion-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 6 MB disk space

Pricing & Availability:

The standard edition of Time Out 1.6 is immediately available from the Dejal website. It is released as "Freeware", requiring no payment for its use, though donations are encouraged and appreciated.

Time Out Free 1.6 will be available on the Mac App Store once Apple has reviewed it.

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Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2011-12-06: Dejal announces Simon 3.3

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon version 3.3, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks websites and many other kinds of services for changes or failures, with lots of notification and reporting options. Version 3.3 includes Ping and Growl enhancements, plus several other fixes and improvements.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 3.3, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Use filters to avoid dynamic content and detect changes in the output of the service and other filters. You can look at multiple portions, or the 10th occurrence, find via simple text matching or powerful regular expressions. You can also remove HTML tags or numbers from the text, result in a change or failure if some text is found or missing, only detect a change if a number changes by some threshold, or is out of range, and many more possibilities.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Version 3.3 includes Ping and Growl enhancements, plus several other fixes and improvements.

Language Support:

English, French, German, Japanese

Minimum Requirements:

* Mac OS X version 10.5 or later (Lion-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 60 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:

Dejal Simon 3.3 is available from $49.00 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 3 users, with upgrades from version 2 starting at $19.00.

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United States

2012-02-13: Dejal announces BlogAssist 2.3 in TheMacBundles

Summary:

A handy tool to help weblog and website editing by making HTML markup easier. BlogAssist can be accessed via a system menu, the Services menu, or a floating window. This release includes minor improvements, a price reduction, and changed system requirements.

BlogAssist is available as part of TheMacBundles for a limited time.


PORTLAND, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal BlogAssist 2.3, a handy tool to help weblog and website editing by making HTML markup easier.

BlogAssist is featured in TheMacBundles, a collection of 10 great apps for only $39.95.

There are three easy ways to use it: you can use whichever one you prefer, or all three as desired.

  1. The System Menu: BlogAssist adds a small menu to the right-hand side of the menubar in all applications. You can simply select and copy some text into the clipboard, choose a suitable operation from the menu, then paste the result in the desired location. The text will have been transformed like magic. For example, copying hey and choosing Bold will result in <b>hey</b> - the HTML tags for boldface text, wrapped around the original text.
  2. The Services Menu: BlogAssist also appears in the Services menu, available in most applications. This is really easy to use: just select some text and hit Cmd-< to display a small panel. Simply choose an operation and click OK to drop the marked up text back into your document. The previously copied text also appears in the panel; useful for operations like Web Link that use two values. Copy a URL, select text to use as the link label, hit Cmd-< and choose the operation, then click OK, and you have a web link nicely formatted and inserted.
  3. The Floating Window: This is similar to the Services menu panel, but can be left open as long as you like. It floats above all other windows, alwaywa available. It can be hidden and shown via the BlogAssist system menu. With the floating window displayed, you simply drag text to one or both of its Value fields, choose an operation from the included pop-up menu, then drag the formatted HTML from the Result field. Like the Services panel, this window includes a convenient preview of how the HTML will be rendered in a web page.

BlogAssist comes with several useful operations, including web and e-mail links, bold/italics/strikethrough/etc, LiveJournal tags, and more. But you aren't limited to those - you can add, change, or remove them via the Operations Preferences.

This release includes minor improvements. It also has a price reduction, and now requires Leopard as a minimum OS version.

Language Support:

English, French, German

Minimum Requirements:

* Mac OS X version 10.5 or later (Lion-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 2 MB disk space

Pricing & Availability:

Dejal BlogAssist 2.3 is normally $9.00 USD, but is also included in TheMacBundles, which includes 9 other great apps for only $39.95.

A full-featured demo is available. This is a free update for licensed BlogAssist users. It is also available on the Mac App Store.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2012 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and BlogAssist are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

[Press release published via prMac.]

2012-03-21: Dejal announces Simon 3.4

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon version 3.4, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks websites and many other kinds of services for changes or failures, with lots of notification and reporting options. Version 3.4 includes a much-improved Automatic Email notifier, plus several other fixes and improvements.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 3.4, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Use filters to avoid dynamic content and detect changes in the output of the service and other filters. You can look at multiple portions, or the 10th occurrence, find via simple text matching or powerful regular expressions. You can also remove HTML tags or numbers from the text, result in a change or failure if some text is found or missing, only detect a change if a number changes by some threshold, or is out of range, and many more possibilities.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Version 3.4 includes a much-improved Automatic Email notifier, plus several other fixes and improvements.

Language Support:

English, French, German, Japanese

Minimum Requirements:

* Mac OS X version 10.5 or later (Lion-ready)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 60 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:

Dejal Simon 3.4 is available from $49.00 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 3 users, with upgrades from version 2 starting at $19.00.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2012 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2012-09-06: Dejal announces BlogAssist 2.4

Summary:

A handy tool to help weblog and website editing by making HTML markup easier. BlogAssist can be accessed via a system menu, the Services menu, or a floating window. This release includes new Substitutions preferences, Mountain Lion compatibility, and changed system requirements.


PORTLAND, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal BlogAssist 2.4, a handy tool to help weblog and website editing by making HTML markup easier.

There are three easy ways to use it: you can use whichever one you prefer, or all three as desired.

  1. The System Menu: BlogAssist adds a small menu to the right-hand side of the menubar in all applications. You can simply select and copy some text into the clipboard, choose a suitable operation from the menu, then paste the result in the desired location. The text will have been transformed like magic. For example, copying hey and choosing Bold will result in <b>hey</b> - the HTML tags for boldface text, wrapped around the original text.
  2. The Services Menu: BlogAssist also appears in the Services menu, available in most applications. This is really easy to use: just select some text and hit Cmd-< to display a small panel. Simply choose an operation and click OK to drop the marked up text back into your document. The previously copied text also appears in the panel; useful for operations like Web Link that use two values. Copy a URL, select text to use as the link label, hit Cmd-< and choose the operation, then click OK, and you have a web link nicely formatted and inserted.
  3. The Floating Window: This is similar to the Services menu panel, but can be left open as long as you like. It floats above all other windows, alwaywa available. It can be hidden and shown via the BlogAssist system menu. With the floating window displayed, you simply drag text to one or both of its Value fields, choose an operation from the included pop-up menu, then drag the formatted HTML from the Result field. Like the Services panel, this window includes a convenient preview of how the HTML will be rendered in a web page.

BlogAssist comes with several useful operations, including web and e-mail links, bold/italics/strikethrough/etc, LiveJournal tags, and more. But you aren't limited to those - you can add, change, or remove them via the Operations Preferences.

This release includes new Substitutions preferences that can replace accented or special characters with the corresponding HTML entities, remove your domain from URLs (to use local paths), or other substitutions. It also includes changes for Mountain Lion, including a new approach to starting on login, support for Gatekeeper (Developer ID), and sandboxing, and now requires a minimum of Lion and a 64-bit Mac.

Language Support:

English, French, German

Minimum Requirements:

* OS X version 10.7 or later (Mountain Lion-ready)
* 64-bit Intel Mac
* 2 MB disk space

Pricing & Availability:

Dejal BlogAssist 2.4 is normally $9.00 USD, with household and site licenses also available.

A full-featured demo is available. This is a free update for licensed BlogAssist users. It is also available on the Mac App Store.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2012 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and BlogAssist are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

[Press release published via prMac.]

2013-03-11: Dejal announces Simon 3.5

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon version 3.5, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks websites and many other kinds of services for changes or failures, with lots of notification and reporting options. Version 3.5 includes a number of improvements and fixes for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) support. It also includes improvements to the Web (HTTP) Twitter, Calendar, Script, Email and Speech plug-ins.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 3.5, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Use filters to avoid dynamic content and detect changes in the output of the service and other filters. You can look at multiple portions, or the 10th occurrence, find via simple text matching or powerful regular expressions. You can also remove HTML tags or numbers from the text, result in a change or failure if some text is found or missing, only detect a change if a number changes by some threshold, or is out of range, and many more possibilities.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Version 3.5 includes a number of improvements and fixes for OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) support. It also includes improvements to the Web (HTTP) Twitter, Calendar, Script, Email and Speech plug-ins.

Language Support:

English, French, German, Japanese

Minimum Requirements:

* Intel Mac
* OS X version 10.6 or later (Mountain Lion-ready)
* 60 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:

Dejal Simon 3.5 is available from $49.00 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 3 users, with upgrades from version 2 starting at $19.00.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2013 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2014-01-15: Dejal announces Simon 3.6

Summary:

Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon version 3.6, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks websites and many other kinds of services for changes or failures, with lots of notification and reporting options. Version 3.6 includes new Notification Center and History plug-ins, a rewritten Twitter plug-in, several report enhancements, and other improvements.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 3.6, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Use filters to avoid dynamic content and detect changes in the output of the service and other filters. You can look at multiple portions, or the 10th occurrence, find via simple text matching or powerful regular expressions. You can also remove HTML tags or numbers from the text, result in a change or failure if some text is found or missing, only detect a change if a number changes by some threshold, or is out of range, and many more possibilities.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Version 3.6 includes a new Notification Center notifier plug-in, that displays a notification in OS X's Notification Center. It also adds a new History filter plug-in, that keeps track of the input text that it has seen, and can set a result if the text is or isn't unique in that history. The Twitter notifier has been rewritten to work with Twitter's latest APIs. Plus several report enhancements and other improvements.

Language Support:

English, French, German, Japanese

Minimum Requirements:

* Intel Mac
* OS X version 10.6 or later (Mountain Lion-ready)
* 60 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:

Dejal Simon 3.6 is available from $49.00 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 3 users, with upgrades from version 2 starting at $19.00.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2014 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2014-12-15: Dejal introduces Pack 1.0

Summary:

Introducing Dejal Pack 1.0: a new simple & easy packing app for iPhone, just in time for holiday travel!


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today introduced Pack version 1.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch, just in time for the holiday travel season. Pack is a very simple packing list app, so you can get packed quickly and easily.

There's no need to maintain separate lists for each trip. There's no need to guess and enter unnecessary details like weight or cost for each item. It has a clean and elegant appearance, without blinding you with wacky colors and images.

Pack comes with a catalog containing hundreds of items as a starting point. Quickly add, edit or delete them to make your own personalized list.

When preparing for a trip, simply skim through the list, checking or unchecking items as needed for this journey. When ready, flip over to start packing, crossing off items as you put them in your suitcase.

The Choose and Pack lists can be arranged by item name, category, or person name, and can be filtered to show only packed, packed at the end, or all.

Pack is free to use, and includes an optional one-time in-app purchase to unlock all of the app's premium features:

- Add an unlimited number of items.
- Add new categories.
- Rename categories.
- Delete unused categories.
- Add multiple people.
- Arrange items by person.

Purchasing also helps support further Pack development.

Learn More:

See a demo video and more screenshots on the Pack website.

Minimum Requirements:

iOS version 8.0 or later

Pricing and Availability:

Pack is available for free, and offers an in-app purchase of $4.99 (or local equivalent) for optional premium features for those who want to get the most out of the app.

Pack is immediately available on the iOS App Store.

For-review codes to unlock the premium features are available to the media; contact Dejal to receive one.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2014 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Pack are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

[Press release published via prMac.]

2014-12-18: Dejal announces Simon 4.0 - Server Monitoring Tool

Summary:

Portland-based Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon version 4.0, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. This upgrade includes a fresh new design, unifying all of the lists, logs and editors into a single window. It also introduces groups, unlimited tests. email services, a context filter, filter output in the preview, password protection, the ability to hide from the Dock, and much more.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 4.0, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via e-mail, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Use filters to avoid dynamic content and detect changes in the output of the service and other filters. You can look at multiple portions, or the 10th occurrence, find via simple text matching or powerful regular expressions. You can also remove HTML tags or numbers from the text, result in a change or failure if some text is found or missing, only detect a change if a number changes by some threshold, or is out of range, and many more possibilities.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated E-mail messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Version 4.0 is a major paid upgrade that includes includes a fresh new design, unifying all of the lists, logs and editors into a single window, so everything is at your fingertips. It also uses a more attractive layout for the lists of tests, services, filters, notifiers and reports. A much requested enhancement is the introduction of groups, enabling you to organize your tests, services, etc into logical collections. Those with lots of tests will be pleased to learn that the limits on the number of tests have been removed -- everyone can have as many tests as they wish. This also simplifies the pricing for new and existing customers. There are numerous other enhancements too, like email services, a context filter, filter output in the preview, password protection, the ability to hide from the Dock, and much more.

Language Support:

English, French, German

Minimum Requirements:

* Intel Mac
* OS X version 10.10 or later
* 60 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:

Dejal Simon 4.0 is available for $99.00 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a paid upgrade for licensed Simon 3 users, with upgrades available for $49.00.

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2015-04-11: Dejal introduces Watch app for Pack - Simple Packing List for iOS

Summary:

Dejal has announced an update of Pack, its new travel app for iOS devices, to features an app for Apple Watch. Pack is a very simple packing list app, so you can get packed quickly and easily. Pack comes with a catalog containing hundreds of items as a starting point. Quickly add, edit or delete them to make your own personalized list. When preparing for a trip, simply skim through the list, checking or unchecking items as needed, then cross them off on your iPhone or Apple Watch.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC has introduced an Apple Watch app for Pack version 1.1. Pack is a very simple packing list app for iPhone and iPod touch, so you can get packed quickly and easily. There's no need to maintain separate lists for each trip. There's no need to guess and enter unnecessary details like weight or cost for each item. It has a clean and elegant appearance, without blinding you with wacky colors and images.

Pack comes with a catalog containing hundreds of items as a starting point. Quickly add, edit or delete them to make your own personalized list.

When preparing for a trip, simply skim through the list, checking or unchecking items as needed for this journey. When ready, flip over to start packing, crossing off items as you put them in your suitcase. The Choose and Pack lists can be arranged by item name, category, or person name, and can be filtered to show only packed, packed at the end, or all. If you have an Apple Watch, you can use it to cross things off as you pack your suitcase, without having to take your phone out of your pocket.

Pack is free to use, and includes an optional one-time in-app purchase to unlock all of the app's premium features:

* Add an unlimited number of items
* Add new categories
* Rename categories
* Delete unused categories
* Add multiple people
* Arrange items by person

Purchasing also helps support further Pack development. To learn more, See a demo video and more screenshots on the Pack website.

Device Requirements:

* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* Optimized for iPhone 5, 6/6 Plus
* 1.1 MB
* Optional Apple Watch

Pricing and Availability:

Pack 1.1 is free and immediately available on the iOS App Store in the Travel category. It offers an in-app purchase of $4.99 (or local equivalent) for optional premium features for those who want to get the most out of the app. For-review codes to unlock the premium features are available to the media; contact Dejal to receive one.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2015 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Pack are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

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2015-08-11: Dejal announces Simon 4.1 - Server Monitoring Tool

Summary:

Portland-based Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon version 4.1, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. This upgrade includes a redesigned web feature, the ability to send custom headers and load dynamic content, and more.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 4.1, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via email, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Use filters to avoid dynamic content and detect changes in the output of the service and other filters. You can look at multiple portions, or the 10th occurrence, find via simple text matching or powerful regular expressions. You can also remove HTML tags or numbers from the text, result in a change or failure if some text is found or missing, only detect a change if a number changes by some threshold, or is out of range, and many more possibilities.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated Email messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports allow remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Version 4.1 is a free update for licensed Simon 4 customers. It includes a redesigned web feature, the ability to send custom headers and load dynamic content, and more. Plus adds Chinese localization.

Language Support:

English, French, German, Chinese

Minimum Requirements:

* Intel Mac
* OS X version 10.10 or later
* 60 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:

Dejal Simon 4.1 is available for $99.00 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 4 users, with upgrades from version 3 available for $49.00.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2015 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2016-02-23: Dejal announces Simon 4.2 - Server Monitoring Tool

Summary:

Portland-based Dejal Systems, LLC today announced Simon version 4.2, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. This upgrade includes new exclusion and difference analysis filters, email, preview and reports improvements, and much more.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Simon 4.2, the essential server monitoring tool for Mac OS X. It checks web pages, FTP and DNS servers, local or remote ports or volumes, and other services for changes or failures, and notifies you via email, sound, speech, Twitter, SMS, HTML reports, and other means.

Add tests to Simon to track updated sites, to alert you when an important server goes down or recovers, check on Samba SMB, take periodic screenshots of the system, track posts and new comments on your or friends' blogs, check for web mail, make sure a key application is running, get notifications of updates to favorite news and entertainment websites, keep an eye on auctions, and many other uses.

Services include Web (HTTP) to check web pages (including secure ones, and supporting POST and cookies), FTP files and directory listings, DNS, Ping servers, see Twitter updates, watch a local Application, capture periodic Screenshots, watch for System Log Errors, and more. Plus, you can easily add your own services via custom port connections, AppleScripts, shell scripts, or Perl, PHP, Python, etc.

Use filters to avoid dynamic content and detect changes in the output of the service and other filters. You can look at multiple portions, or the 10th occurrence, find via simple text matching or powerful regular expressions. You can also remove HTML tags or numbers from the text, result in a change or failure if some text is found or missing, only detect a change if a number changes by some threshold, or is out of range, and many more possibilities.

Receive notification of changes, failures, and/or recoveries via various Actions, auto-generated Email messages, Growl notifications, Twitter updates or direct messages, SMS messages, an audible Sound, or customizable Speech. You can use custom scripts and port sessions for notifiers too.

HTML reports enable remote viewing of a summary and/or details of Simon monitoring. Reports can be saved to a local web server, or uploaded remotely. Customizable templates (with several examples provided) allow embedding in a web page, using a compact format suitable for viewing on PDAs and cellphones, creating a RSS feed, and more.

Version 4.2 is a free update for licensed Simon 4 customers. Changes include:

- A handy new Exclude Block filter
- New difference analysis filters
- New filter variables
- Email notifier improvements
- Preview improvements
- Several fixes of the reports feature
- Lots of security and stability improvements
- And more

Language Support:

English, French, German, Chinese

Minimum Requirements:

* Intel Mac
* OS X version 10.10 or later
* 60 MB disk space

Pricing and Availability:

Dejal Simon 4.2 is available for $99.00 USD, and available as a full-featured demo. This is a free update for licensed Simon 4 users, with upgrades from version 3 available for $49.00.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2016 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Simon are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2016-03-07: Time Out 2 Reminds Mac Users to Take Breaks on a Regular Basis

Summary:

Dejal Systems today announces Time Out 2, an important update to their popular break reminder app for Mac OS X. Using a computer for hours on end can lead to eye, back, and neck strain. Time Out 2 offers users gentle reminders to take breaks, allowing them to stretch and relax. This leads to a refreshed, more productive user. Version 2.0 offers a number of new features, including the ability to add custom breaks, customizable break themes, fixed-time breaks, keyboard shortcuts, and more.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Time Out 2, an important update to their popular break reminder app for Mac OS X. This free app sits in the background tracking the last time the user took a break. At regular intervals, it reminds users to take a short respite from their current tasks. Users can take the time to stand, stretch, and move around a bit, in order to refresh themselves. They can also schedule both long and short breaks, offering flexibility for the user's own personal preferences.

Time Out 2 offers two types of breaks by default. A "Normal" break by default will occur every hour, lasting for 10 minutes each time. This allows users to get up, move about, stretch, and even take a quick restroom break. "Micro" breaks occur every 15 minutes, lasting for a short 15 second period. This gives users the opportunity to adjust their posture, look away from the screen, and relax their focus. Both types of breaks are adjustable, and can be delayed, disabled, or deleted by the user at any time. Users can also add their own custom breaks, of any delay and length, and at any specific time. This feature is handy for reminders about fixed breaks such as lunch, or mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.

When a break is due, Time Out slowly dims the screen, and displays a customizable break theme. During the break, the app's progress bar displays the remaining break time, and also offers optional buttons to allow a break to be postponed or skipped, if needed. Once the break is over, the break screen then fades, allowing the user to return to work. Time Out then begins marking off the time until the next scheduled break.

"It's very easy for users to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. People strive to complete their tasks on time, pushing themselves to the limit," says Time Out developer David Sinclair. "The human body just isn't built to sit in one spot for hours at a time, staring at a monitor and typing at a keyboard. That's why I created Time Out. It offers a gentle and customizable way to remind users to take much needed breaks, reducing stress and increasing their productivity."

Time Out 2 has an option to show the time until the next break in the menu bar. By clicking the timer, users can access the app's preferences, allowing them to make quick adjustments to the app's settings if needed.

Version 2 of Time Out offers a number of much-requested enhancements, including:

* Optional countdown to the next break displayed in the menu bar
* An option to hide the icon in the Mac's Dock
* The ability to add additional breaks
* Customization options for themes shown during breaks
* Breaks at fixed times
* Support for natural breaks, when the computer is idle
* Customizable global keyboard shortcuts to defer and start breaks
* More actions to notify of impending breaks
* Much more

The app offers several break themes, which use web standards such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, so users can customize the themes as they like. Themes can also make use of local web pages, or even pages from sites on the internet, so the amount of customization available is almost unlimited.

Customization doesn't end with appearance; Time Out can also be set to perform various actions before, during, or after a break. The app can display a notification, speak text, play a sound, or even run an Automator or AppleScript action. All actions can be chained, allowing users to set as many, or as few actions as they prefer. What's more, these actions can be set to execute at any time, be it just before a break, after a break starts, just before a break ends, or after it's over. A number of useful scripts are included with the app, and custom scripts created by Time Out users are also available for download from the Time Out website.

The Preferences window allows users to view the breaks and their options, and it includes buttons along the top to quickly add a break, pause all breaks, postpone or skip the upcoming break, or get help. Users can also post about the app on Facebook and Twitter, as well as visit the Dejal social media pages.

Color-coded labels can be applied to any break to visually indicate which type of break is due next. Users can also view when the break is next due, how long ago the last break was, and also use hover buttons to start, postpone, disable, skip, or delete a break. Users can also apply and edit a global keyboard shortcut to immediately start a specific break. Other options include scheduling features that set the length of a break, how often it occurs, what time of day it occurs, and even the next date and time it is due to occur.

One customization option that will be especially useful for corporate users is the ability to add any app to an Exclusions list that tells Time Out to not allow break reminders when any app included in the list is open, or is the frontmost app. This option is particularly handy when users are performing such tasks as FaceTime calls, viewing videos, or making presentations.

Time Out 2 keeps users at their best. It reminds them to make better use of their time by taking regular breaks in order to remain mentally sharp, productive, and healthy. Version 2's new features make creating, scheduling, and controlling regular breaks an easy-to-include part of any workday.

System Requirements:

* Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later
* 64-bit Processor
* 6.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:

Time Out 2 is free, and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Health and Fitness category, as well as the Dejal website. Advanced features are available via easy in-app donations. Review codes are available upon request.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the macOS and iOS platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2016 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Time Out are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2016-09-20: Time Out 2.1 and Dejal 25th anniversary discount

Summary:

Dejal today announces Time Out 2.1, an update to their popular break reminder app for macOS. Using a computer for hours on end can lead to eye, back, and neck strain. Time Out 2 offers users gentle reminders to take breaks, allowing them to stretch and relax.

Today is also the 25th anniversary of founding Dejal. To celebrate this and the release of Time Out 2.1, Dejal is offering a special discount coupon code on all Mac apps sold directly from their site.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Time Out 2.1, an important update to their popular break reminder app for macOS. This free app sits in the background tracking the last time the user took a break. At regular intervals, it reminds users to take a short respite from their current tasks. Users can take the time to stand, stretch, and move around a bit, in order to refresh themselves. They can also schedule both long and short breaks, offering flexibility for the user's own personal preferences.

Today is also the 25th anniversary of founding Dejal. The company was started on September 20, 1991, writing apps for the classic Macintosh OS.

To celebrate a quarter century of Mac development, and the release of Time Out 2.1 and macOS Sierra, Dejal is offering a special discount coupon code on all Mac apps sold directly from their site, or the supporter options within the direct edition of Time Out. Enter the coupon DEJAL25 at checkout to get half off. (Good until the end of this month.)

Time Out 2.1 offers two types of breaks by default. A "Normal" break by default will occur every hour, lasting for 10 minutes each time. This allows users to get up, move about, stretch, and even take a quick restroom break. "Micro" breaks occur every 15 minutes, lasting for a short 15 second period. This gives users the opportunity to adjust their posture, look away from the screen, and relax their focus. Both types of breaks are adjustable, and can be delayed, disabled, or deleted by the user at any time. Users can also add their own custom breaks, of any delay and length, and at any specific time. This feature is handy for reminders about fixed breaks such as lunch, or mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.

When a break is due, Time Out slowly dims the screen, and displays a customizable break theme. During the break, the app's progress bar displays the remaining break time, and also offers optional buttons to allow a break to be postponed or skipped, if needed. Once the break is over, the break screen then fades, allowing the user to return to work. Time Out then begins marking off the time until the next scheduled break.

"It's very easy for users to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. People strive to complete their tasks on time, pushing themselves to the limit," says Time Out developer David Sinclair. "The human body just isn't built to sit in one spot for hours at a time, staring at a monitor and typing at a keyboard. That's why I created Time Out. It offers a gentle and customizable way to remind users to take much needed breaks, reducing stress and increasing their productivity."

Time Out 2.1 has an option to show the time until the next break in the menu bar. By clicking the timer, users can access the app's preferences, allowing them to make quick adjustments to the app's settings if needed.

Version 2.1 of Time Out offers a number of much-requested enhancements, including:

* Better Schedule options
* The Status item can now omit Micro breaks
* New menu commands to improve discoverability
* Improved Play Sound action
* Added a Post Tweet action
* Plus Sleep Mac, Start Screensaver and Stop Screensaver actions
* Setup Assistant assistance
* Supporter improvements
* macOS Sierra compatibility and other improvements

The app offers several break themes, which use web standards such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, so users can customize the themes as they like. Themes can also make use of local web pages, or even pages from sites on the internet, so the amount of customization available is almost unlimited.

Customization doesn't end with appearance; Time Out can also be set to perform various actions before, during, or after a break. The app can display a notification, speak text, play a sound, or even run an Automator or AppleScript action. All actions can be chained, allowing users to set as many, or as few actions as they prefer. What's more, these actions can be set to execute at any time, be it just before a break, after a break starts, just before a break ends, or after it's over. A number of useful scripts are included with the app, and custom scripts created by Time Out users are also available for download from the Time Out website.

The Preferences window allows users to view the breaks and their options, and it includes buttons along the top to quickly add a break, pause all breaks, postpone or skip the upcoming break, or get help. Users can also post about the app on Facebook and Twitter, as well as visit the Dejal social media pages.

Color-coded labels can be applied to any break to visually indicate which type of break is due next. Users can also view when the break is next due, how long ago the last break was, and also use hover buttons to start, postpone, disable, skip, or delete a break. Users can also apply and edit a global keyboard shortcut to immediately start a specific break. Other options include scheduling features that set the length of a break, how often it occurs, what time of day it occurs, and even the next date and time it is due to occur.

One customization option that will be especially useful for corporate users is the ability to add any app to an Exclusions list that tells Time Out to not allow break reminders when any app included in the list is open, or is the frontmost app. This option is particularly handy when users are performing such tasks as FaceTime calls, viewing videos, or making presentations.

Time Out 2.1 keeps users at their best. It reminds them to make better use of their time by taking regular breaks in order to remain mentally sharp, productive, and healthy. Version 2.1's new features make creating, scheduling, and controlling regular breaks an easy-to-include part of any workday.

System Requirements:

* macOS Yosemite (10.10) or later; ready for Sierra (10.12)
* 64-bit Processor
* 6.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:

Time Out 2.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Health and Fitness category, as well as the Dejal website. Advanced features are available via easy in-app donations. Review codes are available upon request.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the macOS and iOS platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2016 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Time Out are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2016-12-09: Dejal introduces Date Stamp, customizable stickers for iMessage

Summary:

Introducing Date Stamp, an iMessage app to create customizable stickers, featuring a date and message like APPROVED, DUE, PAID, RECEIVED, SAVE THE DATE, SENT, and more.

Unlike a static sticker pack, you can choose a different date, select short, medium, or long date format, and change the colors of the date and design text to personalize the date stamp stickers.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today introduced Date Stamp version 1.0, an iMessage app for iPhone and iPad. Use it to create customizable stickers, featuring a date and message like APPROVED, DUE, PAID, RECEIVED, SAVE THE DATE, SENT, and more.

This is a standalone iMessage app; it won't clutter up your home screen, but will only appear in Apple's Messages app on iOS. Tap the stickers/apps button to the left of the text field to display the stickers and iMessage apps.

Unlike a static sticker pack, you can choose a different date, select short, medium, or long date format, and change the colors of the date and design text to personalize the date stamp stickers.

It includes a toolbar above the stickers to change the appearance. The date can be changed via a mini date picker; tap Today, or spin each of the date components to choose another date. Choose short, medium, or long date format (via buttons that show how the chosen date will be displayed). Pick a color to use for the date in the stamp. Pick another color for the rest of the stamp (the text and any frame). Then tap a sticker to insert it in a message, or tap and hold to peel it, and drag it to stick on any message bubble, optionally using two fingers to rotate or resize it as desired.

Minimum Requirements:

iOS version 10.1 or later.

Pricing and Availability:

Date Stamp is available for $1.99.

It is immediately available on the iMessage Store.

For-review promo codes are available to the media; contact Dejal to receive one.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2016 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Date Stamp are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

[Press release published via prMac.]

2017-01-09: Dejal Time Out 2.2 Adds Optional Break and App Activity Tracking

Summary:

Dejal today announces Time Out 2.2, an update to their popular break reminder app for macOS. Using a computer for hours on end can lead to eye, back, and neck strain. Time Out 2 offers users gentle reminders to take breaks, allowing them to stretch and relax. Version 2.2 adds the ability to optionally track breaks and app activity in a useful chart.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Time Out 2.2, an important update to their popular break reminder app for macOS. This free app sits in the background tracking the last time the user took a break. At regular intervals, it reminds users to take a short respite from their current tasks. Users can take the time to stand, stretch, and move around a bit, in order to refresh themselves. They can also schedule both long and short breaks, offering flexibility for the user's own personal preferences.

Time Out offers two types of breaks by default. A "Normal" break by default will occur every hour, lasting for 10 minutes each time. This allows users to get up, move about, stretch, and even take a quick restroom break. "Micro" breaks occur every 15 minutes, lasting for a short 15 second period. This gives users the opportunity to adjust their posture, look away from the screen, and relax their focus. Both types of breaks are adjustable, and can be delayed, disabled, or deleted by the user at any time. Users can also add their own custom breaks, of any delay and length, and at any specific time. This feature is handy for reminders about fixed breaks such as lunch, or mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.

When a break is due, Time Out slowly dims the screen, and displays a customizable break theme. During the break, the app's progress bar displays the remaining break time, and also offers optional buttons to allow a break to be postponed or skipped, if needed. Once the break is over, the break screen then fades, allowing the user to return to work. Time Out then begins marking off the time until the next scheduled break.

"It's very easy for users to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. People strive to complete their tasks on time, pushing themselves to the limit," says Time Out developer David Sinclair. "The human body just isn't built to sit in one spot for hours at a time, staring at a monitor and typing at a keyboard. That's why I created Time Out. It offers a gentle and customizable way to remind users to take much needed breaks, reducing stress and increasing their productivity."

Time Out has an option to show the time until the next break in the menu bar. By clicking the timer, users can access the app's preferences, allowing them to make quick adjustments to the app's settings if needed.

The major change in version 2.2 of Time Out is the option to track breaks and/or app usage via a new Activity feature, which displays a chart of activity, including breaks the user has taken, apps they've used, and time away from the Mac. Privacy is kept firmly in mind: the feature is off by default, and the information is only stored locally on the user's Mac. It can also be disabled or cleared if desired.

It also offers a number of other much-requested enhancements, including:

* More themes, including "Muscles", to show a random exercise (from a customizable list), "GiphyStretch" theme, to show a series of stretching GIFs, and "GiphyPuppies", to show a series of puppy GIFs.
* Break theme improvements, including enhanced JavaScript support for theme makers, to get info about the break configuration and state.
* Break action improvements.
* Added a View menu, to enable easier navigation of the preference pages.
* Added an alert when turning on the option to automatically start Time Out, if the app isn't in the Applications folder.
* Added a separate Exclusions preference to skip breaks when the Mac display is asleep (in addition to the preference to skip during the screensaver).
* And several other improvements; see the Updates page in the app for details.

The app offers several break themes, which use web standards such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, so users can customize the themes as they like. Themes can also make use of local web pages, or even pages from sites on the internet, so the amount of customization available is almost unlimited.

Customization doesn't end with appearance; Time Out can also be set to perform various actions before, during, or after a break. The app can display a notification, speak text, play a sound, or even run an Automator or AppleScript action. All actions can be chained, allowing users to set as many, or as few actions as they prefer. What's more, these actions can be set to execute at any time, be it just before a break, after a break starts, just before a break ends, or after it's over. A number of useful scripts are included with the app, and custom scripts created by Time Out users are also available for download from the Time Out website.

The Preferences window allows users to view the breaks and their options, and it includes buttons along the top to quickly add a break, pause all breaks, postpone or skip the upcoming break, or get help. Users can also post about the app on Facebook and Twitter, as well as visit the Dejal social media pages.

Color-coded labels can be applied to any break to visually indicate which type of break is due next. Users can also view when the break is next due, how long ago the last break was, and also use hover buttons to start, postpone, disable, skip, or delete a break. Users can also apply and edit a global keyboard shortcut to immediately start a specific break. Other options include scheduling features that set the length of a break, how often it occurs, what time of day it occurs, and even the next date and time it is due to occur.

One customization option that will be especially useful for corporate users is the ability to add any app to an Exclusions list that tells Time Out to not allow break reminders when any app included in the list is open, or is the frontmost app. This option is particularly handy when users are performing such tasks as FaceTime calls, viewing videos, or making presentations.

Time Out keeps users at their best. It reminds them to make better use of their time by taking regular breaks in order to remain mentally sharp, productive, and healthy. Version 2.2's new features make creating, scheduling, and controlling regular breaks an easy-to-include part of any workday.

System Requirements:

* macOS Yosemite (10.10) or later; ready for Sierra (10.12)
* 64-bit Processor
* 12.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:

Time Out 2.2 is free, and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Health and Fitness category, as well as the Dejal website. Advanced features are available via easy in-app donations. Review codes are available upon request.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the macOS and iOS platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2017 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Time Out are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

2017-01-09: Dejal introduces Chicken GIFs, fun animated stickers for iMessage

Summary:

Introducing Chicken GIFs, an iMessage sticker pack featuring animated stickers of chickens being goofy or reacting.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today introduced Chicken GIFs version 1.0, an iMessage sticker pack for iPhone and iPad. This includes a bunch of fun animated stickers of the goofy antics of chickens, flapping wings, cute baby chicks, head popping up, running in circles, and more.

Author David Sinclair said "These are my own chickens (Rhode Island Reds and Single Comb Brown Leghorns). They can be lots of fun to watch. For these stickers, I chose excerpts from videos of them that could be fun reaction GIFs."

If you enjoy these GIFs, you can see more of them on the Dejus YouTube Channel.

Chicken GIFs is a standalone sticker pack; it won't clutter up your home screen, but will only appear in Apple's Messages app on iOS. Tap the stickers/apps button to the left of the text field to display the stickers and iMessage apps.

Tap a sticker to insert it in a message, or tap and hold to peel it, and drag it to stick on any message bubble, optionally using two fingers to rotate or resize it as desired.

Minimum Requirements:

iOS version 10.2 or later.

Pricing and Availability:

Chicken GIFs is available for $0.99.

It is immediately available on the iMessage Store.

For-review promo codes are available to the media; contact Dejal to receive one.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the Mac, iPad and iPhone platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2017 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Chicken GIFs are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

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2017-10-02: Dejal Time Out 2.3 Enhances the Postpone and Skip Options

Summary:

Dejal today announces Time Out 2.3, an update to their popular break reminder app for macOS. Using a computer for hours on end can lead to eye, back, and neck strain. Time Out 2 offers users gentle reminders to take breaks, allowing them to stretch and relax. Version 2.3 adds the ability to show the number of times each break has been postponed, skipped, and/or done today, and can set daily limits on postponing and skipping. There's also a mini-pie-chart option, and High Sierra compatibility.


Portland, Oregon - Dejal Systems, LLC today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Time Out 2.3, an important update to their popular break reminder app for macOS. This free app sits in the background tracking the last time the user took a break. At regular intervals, it reminds users to take a short respite from their current tasks. Users can take the time to stand, stretch, and move around a bit, in order to refresh themselves. They can also schedule both long and short breaks, offering flexibility for the user's own personal preferences.

Time Out offers two types of breaks by default. A "Normal" break by default will occur every hour, lasting for 10 minutes each time. This allows users to get up, move about, stretch, and even take a quick restroom break. "Micro" breaks occur every 15 minutes, lasting for a short 15 second period. This gives users the opportunity to adjust their posture, look away from the screen, and relax their focus. Both types of breaks are adjustable, and can be delayed, disabled, or deleted by the user at any time. Users can also add their own custom breaks, of any delay and length, and at any specific time. This feature is handy for reminders about fixed breaks such as lunch, or mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.

When a break is due, Time Out slowly dims the screen, and displays a customizable break theme. During the break, the app's progress bar displays the remaining break time, and also offers optional buttons to allow a break to be postponed or skipped, if needed. Once the break is over, the break screen then fades, allowing the user to return to work. Time Out then begins marking off the time until the next scheduled break.

"It's very easy for users to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. People strive to complete their tasks on time, pushing themselves to the limit," says Time Out developer David Sinclair. "The human body just isn't built to sit in one spot for hours at a time, staring at a monitor and typing at a keyboard. That's why I created Time Out. It offers a gentle and customizable way to remind users to take much needed breaks, reducing stress and increasing their productivity."

Time Out has an option to show the time until the next break in the menu bar. By clicking the timer, users can access the app's preferences, allowing them to make quick adjustments to the app's settings if needed.

Version 2.3 focuses on enhancements to the postpone and skip options, including the ability to show the number of times each break has been postponed, skipped, and/or done (finished) today... and a much-requested feature, the ability to set daily limits on postponing and skipping. There's also a fun mini-pie-chart option, and High Sierra compatibility:

* Added an option to the Break Appearance preferences page to enable displaying the number of times a break has been postponed, skipped, and/or done each day, so you know how "good" you're being today.
* Also added options to enable limiting the number of times a break can be postponed and/or skipped each day. Useful if you find those buttons too hard to resist, but still want them there sometimes.
* Added an option to the Break Name preferences page to show the break label as a miniature pie chart of today's postponed/skipped/done counts.
* Added and updated several break themes.
* Several changes and fixes for High Sierra compatibility, and other improvements.

The app offers several break themes, which use web standards such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, so users can customize the themes as they like. Themes can also make use of local web pages, or even pages from sites on the internet, so the amount of customization available is almost unlimited.

Customization doesn't end with appearance; Time Out can also be set to perform various actions before, during, or after a break. The app can display a notification, speak text, play a sound, or even run an Automator or AppleScript action. All actions can be chained, allowing users to set as many, or as few actions as they prefer. What's more, these actions can be set to execute at any time, be it just before a break, after a break starts, just before a break ends, or after it's over. A number of useful scripts are included with the app, and custom scripts created by Time Out users are also available for download from the Time Out website.

The Preferences window allows users to view the breaks and their options, and it includes buttons along the top to quickly add a break, pause all breaks, postpone or skip the upcoming break, or get help. Users can also post about the app on Facebook and Twitter, as well as visit the Dejal social media pages.

Color-coded labels can be applied to any break to visually indicate which type of break is due next. Users can also view when the break is next due, how long ago the last break was, and also use hover buttons to start, postpone, disable, skip, or delete a break. Users can also apply and edit a global keyboard shortcut to immediately start a specific break. Other options include scheduling features that set the length of a break, how often it occurs, what time of day it occurs, and even the next date and time it is due to occur.

One customization option that will be especially useful for corporate users is the ability to add any app to an Exclusions list that tells Time Out to not allow break reminders when any app included in the list is open, or is the frontmost app. This option is particularly handy when users are performing such tasks as FaceTime calls, viewing videos, or making presentations.

Time Out keeps users at their best. It reminds them to make better use of their time by taking regular breaks in order to remain mentally sharp, productive, and healthy. Version 2.3's new features make creating, scheduling, and controlling regular breaks an easy-to-include part of any workday.

System Requirements:

* macOS Yosemite (10.10) or later; ready for High Sierra (10.13)
* 64-bit Processor
* 13.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:

Time Out 2.3 is free, and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Health and Fitness category, as well as the Dejal website. Advanced features are available via easy in-app donations. Review codes are available upon request.

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Founded by David Sinclair in 1991, Dejal Systems, LLC was originally established in New Zealand, and later moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001. With a focus on the macOS and iOS platforms, Dejal specializes in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Copyright 2017 Dejal Systems, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Time Out are trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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David Sinclair
Owner
Dejal Systems, LLC
United States

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