Have you ever fretted over not being able to hear movies or music, playing on your system, very well? Tried turning off the fans, the air conditioners and any other household appliances that make even a little noise, just so that you can hear the other person during your Skype call or iChat session? Well, I have and I am sure most of you have too. One of the most common limitations of listening to music or watching a movie on a desktop or notebook is that the sound output is not that great. To improve the output you might have to make use of headphones or external speakers. But what about the majority of those who just wish they could hear better from their desktop or notebook?
Boom is an answer to all these scenarios. Boom is an Audio Boosting tool for Mac that boosts the audio output of the entire system including the audio output of any media player on your system. Thus providing you with a whole new audio experience while watching movies, listening to songs, playing games and even increase the voice quality while using applications like Skype, iChat, NetMeeting and others. Boom is a simple and easy to use application, which is going to blow your minds with its incredible audio output!
Although I could go on and on about the incredible features of Boom, I shall feature some of the important highlights of Boom:
Using a simple slider, you can boost the volume of the overall system upto 400%! Boom also boosts the volume of the audio output of any media player on the Mac. Your chat sessions on Skype, iChat and others, also become a pleasant experience.
We know how much you love your music and movies, so we have provided you with a few presets, some created specifically for movies, music, etc. If you want something that suits your taste more, you can use the Custom Preset feature to create and save your own presets.
The Equalizer lets you customize the sound output according to your needs. Using this you can create your presets.
Boost Audio Files:
You might have a few music files in your iTunes Library, the audio output of which isn’t that great. In that case you can make use of Boom to boost your audio file’s sound output and save them in formats accepted by an iPod or an iPhone.
Boom is definitely a most wanted tool for most of you looking for a way to crank up your internal speakers without having to invest in heavy duty software or hardware. Give Boom a try today, at $4.99, it definitely is a steal, and I can guarantee you that once you have used Boom, listening to anything without it, is going to be impossible!
Oh wow! One already? That’s the thought running across our minds here in Global Delight. Doesn’t seem too long ago when we first released Voila. As we celebrate the 1st Birthday of Voila, let us walk down memory lane and reminisce Voila in its formative days, the present and see what it has in store for the future.
The team wanted to create something that would fit in just right for the Mac users. The trick was in understanding what the Mac users enjoyed doing the most and needed the most on their Mac. Several brainstorming sessions later, the idea of a Screen Capture tool coupled with the ability to Annotate and Share was hit upon. Voila started showing its charm even in its Beta stage. It was featured by Apple as a ‘Featured 3rd Party Download’ and also a ‘Staff Pick’. It was also nominated under the ‘Best Consumer Software‘ category for Macworld Awards 2009. With a lot of feedback from reviewers and users, we churned out new improved versions of Voila.
At present we have Voila v2.5. It is Snow Leopard-compatible and has some great features such as Copy-Paste, Copy last capture to Clipboard, Spotlight, Outline Border and other minor bug fixes. It has found favor among many Mac users and Switchers with its multiple Capturing, Annotating, Organizing and Sharing options and ease of use. As we are celebrating the occasion of Voila turning 1, we have decided to slash the price from $39.95 to $29.95 for a Single User license effective from today onwards, as a gift from us to you. Students and Teachers can avail the Educational license for just $19.95. You can also check out the other bundle packs that we have available at attractive prices from our Store.
We have planned for a major revamp of Voila in the coming version. You will find most sought after features such as copying an area of the image, eraser, using contextual menus, ability to adjust shadows for the image, new sharing methods, improvements in capturing and more features. We have also included something really exciting in this version, the few features mentioned are only the tip of the Iceberg. So you can expect more from the new version and something BIG!
You can keep guessing what the other new features are going to be, no prizes for guessing though. The new version will be out soon. To know more about Voila and its features you can watch the Overview video or check out its features.
Before I sign out, Happy Birthday Voila! May we see more great updates!
All of you may know Tom Nelson from About.com. He writes awesome blogs on everything Mac. Each week he picks a software application that meets his requirements for quality software with extraordinary value. Software from every category, including utilities, games, productivity, development, education, graphics, and multimedia are tried and the best one is featured in ‘Tom’s Budget Software Pick’. So guess what made it to the list. You got that right, it is Voila Mac Screen Capture Tool.
Tom tried Voila and has absolutely loved it for its utility and ease of use. According to him:
If you’re looking for a timesaving screen capture application with unusual features, give Voila a try.
A few posts ago I spoke of our Thanksgiving gift to all of you i.e., Voila v2.5, although then, I didn’t elaborate on what’s new in it. I guess now it’s time to unravel the gift and let you know what is in store for you. The new version of Voila, apart from being Snow Leopard compatible, has additional features that will make your screen capturing experience on Voila more pleasant.
Isn’t Copy-Paste ever so convenient? Just copy from here and paste it over there. Guess what, you can now do the same with Voila. Just copy an image from the capture tray or multiple images from the image browser to your Word Document, PowerPoint, Text Edit, Keynote, Pages, Apple Mail, Entourage and more. The copy-paste feature is not restricted to images alone; you can also do it with annotations. You can also copy-paste similar annotations across images within Voila, thus saving you tons of time.
Copy to Clipboard is an important feature in the new version. Here, the last captured image on Voila gets copied to the clipboard. Now all you have to do is paste to your documents. This saves you from a lot of hassles that you would otherwise face. In Voila, just do a Cmd+V and the image gets pasted from the Clipboard onto your documents. Do note, however, that you must enable ’Copy last capture to Clipboard’ in the Voila Preferences. Voila can also now capture windows in their active state using the global keyboard shortcuts or from the status menu. Thus you can get screenshots of windows exactly as it would appear on your Mac screen, thereby making your presentation, manuals or any other document all the more wholesome and presentable.
One of my favorite features is the Spotlight. This feature lets you draw attention to a specific portion on your image. The rest of the portion is dimmed, the intensity of which can be adjusted as per the need. You have the option of applying multiple spotlights at a time and in multiple shapes. It helps a lot in making a specific area stand out from the rest.
We have added one more Edge under the Effects Tab. It’s a simple Outline border. I know most of you wanted this particular border, and here it is. It’s a simple border that you can apply to your images, giving it a distinct and neat look, clearly demarcating the image from rest of the text, be it in your documents, manuals or others.
With the new version the color profile of the captured image will be the same as the system profile or the one set by you. Thus while printing an image you will obtain it as it appears and like you want it. This would be of great assistance to artists.
Apart from these great feature additions we also have fixed some issues which most of you had pointed out in the version 2.1 which had resulted due to the 10.5.8 update. You can now drag and drop images from Voila to the Dock items, Finder, Tweetie, Word Document, Apple Mail and to other compatible applications. The arrow heads and line endings have been smoothened. There are a lot more improvements which I shall let you discover on your own. I have told you the most important ones already. You can read more about them from here.
Voila v2.5 is certainly an improvement from the previous version and this was only possible with your support. We thank all our customers who helped in Beta testing this version, providing valuable suggestions and feedback. Do try Voila v2.5 now, let us know what you think and do give us your feedback. Also help us spread the word by using the ‘Tell a Friend’ option within Voila.
We have more surprises in store with regard to Voila. Keep watching this space.