Doxie does iBooks; Send to iPhone, iPad, iOS 4 devices

Macworld Australia Staff
23 July, 2010
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‘The amazing scanner for documents’ adds Send to iBooks for access to scanned documents on the go; scan paper and photos directly to Evernote, Flickr, Google Docs, and more for just $129

RALEIGH, NC (July 22nd, 2010) – Doxie, the modern paper scanner just named Best Portable Scanner by Inc. Magazine in July 2010[1], has been updated with a new Devices button designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. For home and small business, Doxie makes scanning, sharing, and organizing paper and photos easy for just $129, with a lightweight, portable design built for scanning anywhere. With the new Doxie + iBooks software update, users can now send scanned PDF documents from the Doxie software to their iOS device for convenient reading and reference anywhere.

“Doxie pioneered scanning documents to the cloud while on the move, directly to services like Evernote and Google Docs,” said Paul Scandariato, vice president of marketing. “Now, with our new Doxie + iBooks update, you can send your scans to your iPhone with the same simplicity.”

At an ultra-light 10.9 ounces, Doxie is built to travel – scan with any PC or Mac with just one connection. Doxie is always ready to scan, offering crisp, clean copies of documents in full color at up to 600 dpi thanks to its patented scanning technology. A single button – Doxie’s Heart Button – makes sharing anything on paper fast and seamless. Scan to local apps, or use Doxie’s on-screen “Cloud” and “Devices” buttons to scan to popular web apps and iPhone.

Doxie’s features:

  • Color scanning at up to 600 dpi with automatic page detection
  • Lightweight, ultra-portable design with included case
  • Doxie’s Heart Button: innovative multi-action button for one press scanning and sharing
  • Included software for simple scanning and direct cloud sharing
  • Direct integration with popular desktop and web apps like Google Docs, Picasa, and more
  • Automatic cropping, rotation, contrast, and image cleanup for crisp, clean scans
  • Advanced photo editing with direct support for the Picnik online photo editing suite
  • Save as PDF, JPEG, or lossless PNG
  • Fully accessorized with cloud scanning software, USB cable, quick start guide,leatherette case, and photo scanning sleeves

Pricing & Availability

Doxie is now shipping for US$129.00, direct from www.getdoxie.com. Existing Doxie users can upgrade to the new Doxie + iBooks Edition at www.getdoxie.com/support at no charge. iTunes 9.2 and iBooks 1.1.1 (released Monday, July 19th – 3 days ago) are required to use iOS integration features.

Doxie is available to ship to the United States, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and Australia. System requirements are Windows XP/Vista/7, or Mac OS X 10.5 or later; one free USB 2.0 port. For complete product information, or to place an order, visit: http://www.getdoxie.com.

About Apparent Corporation

Apparent makes smart devices and software that rocks. Apparent’s award-winning products and brands include IntelliScanner home and small business barcode readers that organize everything; Barcode Producer, the industry standard barcode generation suite for graphic designers; and Doxie, the amazing scanner for documents.

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  1. Introducing layout themes and styles in FileMaker Pro 13

    FileMaker Pro, help, inspector, macworld australiaIf you are reading this, you are most likely aware of the benefits offered by FileMaker Pro 13, from streamlining your business’ data to organising projects, but how do you make your FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go database solutions look the part?

    This is where layout themes and styles come in.

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    In order to increase usability for your database, a well-designed layout will make the solution both appealing to look at, but also more efficient – as those entering or viewing data will be able to easily navigate the fields in front of them.

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    In FileMaker Pro, a style is the way a layout object, layout part and the database’s background appear. This encompasses the colour or transparency of objects and backgrounds, the style of line used within the layout, the borders of objects and parts, the shape of objects, the shadows outside or inside an object’s border, and the display state of an object.

    For example, when your draw a square on your layout, the initial appearance of the square will be determined by the theme currently being used by the layout. The colour of the square, the lines that define it and any shadow that appears are all differing styles that add up to make a theme.

    The initial theme is called the default and ensures that all objects added to the layout carry a similar look. So, if you add a second square to the layout, it will have the same colour and borders. Though this does not have to be the case if you would like to differentiate them.

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    A theme is the collection of a number of styles used in a layout. Themes are the full picture of how your layout or report appears, and encompass all of the individual styles applied to objects, parts and the background. The theme does not affect the way a layout functions, but when you apply a theme to a layout it will alter the way it looks and feels.

    Making alterations

    Adjusting a style in a theme is very simple. If you click on the object, layout part or background you would like to alter, open the Inspector and head to the Appearances tab, you will see the Style label field at the top. This indicates the current style.  If no changes have been made, it will likely read as ‘Default’.

    Alter the style of the object, layout part or background by editing the property settings on the Appearance tab of the Inspector. Once you have made your layout look the way you would like, select the red arrow that will have appeared as you were making your changes and click ‘Save As New Style’.

    Type in a new name for your style and press OK. Continue to create as many additional styles as you would like in your layout. If you would like to apply a style to multiple objects or modify a style slightly between two objects, your previous styles will be available in the Styles list on the Style tab of the Inspector.

    Once you have made all of the changes you would like, you have the option of creating a new theme or saving the changes to the current theme.

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