Business Card Composer

Licence: Shareware (34.95USD)
Version 5.1.4 | Release Date: 2011-12-16 | Download

What's new in Business Card Composer v.5.1.4 since 5.1.2:

-Fixed the problem with the Internet picture search not functioning correctly.

Version 5.1.2 | Release Date: 2011-09-09 | Download

Version 5.1.2 features the following enhancements:

-Corrected the problem with blurred shadows not displaying and printing properly in OS X 10.7 Lion;
-Enter/Exit Full Screen menu item and shortcut added (OS X 10.7 Lion only);
-A message is now displayed when the user attempts to save a locked file (OS X 10.7 Lion only).

Version 5.1.1 | Release Date: 2011-06-08 | Download

What's new in Business Card Composer v.5.1.1 since 5.1:

-OS X 10.7 Lion is now supported;
-Image search in the Internet has been fixed;
-Fixed the problem with QR barcode failing to encode certain characters (such as accented Latin letters).

Version 5.1 | Release Date: 2011-03-15 | Download

Version 5.1 features the following enhancements:

-238 new templates added (previously available in Retail edition only);
-Drag and drop installation. All necessary resources are now containedinside the application;
-Improved the program's performance when scrolling through the clipart in the Source panel;
-File Data field parameters such as file name, column, delimiter, etc. are now stored individually for each such field;
-Added new paper layouts from Ryman, Sanwa Supply, Avery, and Compulabel;
-Added Video Tutorials window;
-Objects now display marks on the rulers reflecting their edges and center;
-Added the Paste and Match Style command to the Edit menu;
-Fixed the “Convert text to curves” option during export to PDF;
-The Source panel now remembers its hidden state, without reappearing after restart;
-Corrected the problem with translucent objects looking differently in the document and Print Preview;
-Fixed the problem with calibration working incorrectly for the back side of the card;
-Fixed the problem with images sometimes disappearing from the back side of the card at printing;
-Other minor fixes and improvements.

Version 5.0.4 | Release Date: 2010-06-02 | Download

What's new in Business Card Composer v.5.0.4 since 5.0.3:

-The program can now automatically check for available updates and download if necessary;
-Object dimensions on the screen are now more accurate for 100% zoom setting;
-Added Credit Card size layouts for plain paper;
-Added Promaxx range of business card papers;
-Fixed the problem with “Show foreground objects on the background” functionality which displayed foreground objects without transparency instead of semi-transparent;
-Fixed the bug when dragging a picture from Photo Booth into the program would create a zero-size object;
Fixed incorrect behavior when resizing multiple objects with Cmd key pressed;
-Improved printing of two-sided cards on a duplex printer;
-Other minor fixes.

Version 5.0.2 | Release Date: 2009-12-07 | Download

-Fixed the problem with the program freezing after clicking Next in the Print dialog with certain printers;
-Fixed the issue of exported JPEG and TIFF images with high DPI settings being saved at 72 DPI;
-Corrected the behavior of the Undo operation for images.

Version 5.0.2 | Release Date: 2009-12-07 | Download

-Fixed the problem with the program freezing after clicking Next in the Print dialog with certain printers;
-Fixed the issue of exported JPEG and TIFF images with high DPI settings being saved at 72 DPI;
-Corrected the behavior of the Undo operation for images.

Version 5.0.1 | Release Date: 2009-11-05 | Download

-Added support for Evolis ID card printers;
-Fixed import into File Data fields from a text file;
-Corrected the problem with the program freezing when decoding images with Barcode Reader under Mac OS X 10.4;
-Fixed the bug causing unstable behavior under Mac OS X 10.4 when more than one text box objects were present in the document;
-The Print dialog now remembers the print side setting;
-The File Data import parameters such as encoding, column, delimiter are now remembered in the Open dialog;
-Solved the problem with Undo working incorrectly for text fields with labels.

Version 5.0 | Release Date: 2009-10-15 | Download

General:
-Added auto save functionality, which helps to restore documents after an unintentional computer shutdown (adjustable in the Preferences dialog);
-Introduced integration with Apple iPhoto '09 and Aperture;
-Added the ability to create custom layouts of any size, not only A4 or Letter, which is done in the Custom Page dialog;
-Added more paper layouts from ACCO, Ace Label, Hisago, Pimaco, and Xerox;
-Introduced integration for Google Maps, which enables you to mark your business location on a map and place an image of it on your card to provide exact directions;
-Added 140 new (retail edition only) and 210 re-designed business card templates;
-Supported barcodes — Code 128, QR and Data Matrix 2D barcodes allow you to encode contact details, URLs, or any other information for easy sharing and processing.

Design Tools:
-Introduced vertical and horizontal guidelines, which can be locked/unlocked and differ in color;
-Added the ability to group objects;
-Added Linear and Radial gradients, as well as an Image Fill option;
-Improved image cropping with the new In-place Crop mode;
-Added multi-line text boxes;
-Added customizable Smart Guides, which help to snap objects to their edges, centers, or both;
-Introduced labels for all text fields (e.g. Address, Phone, etc.);
-Added independent orientation of the front and back sides of the card.

Improved Assistant:
-Reorganized the category structure of ready-made designs;
-Improved navigation;
-Added the ability to preview multiple designs simultaneously;
-Added the ability to delete custom templates right from the Assistant;
-Introduced a preview of both sides of double-sided cards;
-Improved the way Assistant works with Expose.

Interface Changes:
-Added a Document tab into the Inspector for changing page layout, orientation, or viewing document size;
-Integrated the Apple Address Book into the Source panel, which enables you to sort and search for contacts;
-Added into the Inspector the ability to select the address that corresponds to the text fields (Work, Home, or Other);
-Improved integration with Image Tricks, which allows you to generate images and backgrounds directly in the program;
-Introduced tooltips for all interface elements;
-Added options into the context menu to rotate objects 90 degrees left/right;
-Introduced the ability to constantly keep Toolbar tools active via a double click;
-Added the option to send your custom layout to the developer;
-Added a Recently Used tab to the Change Layout dialog and Assistant;
-Introduced the option to view Foreground objects on the Background (View > Show Foreground Objects);
-Added a Save as Template option for convenient access to the design you have created and plan to use in the future;
-Added a Capitalization tool, which makes the letters of a text field all capital, all lowercase, or only the first letters capital (available in the Text tab of the Inspector).

Other Improvements:
-Improved the clipart search;
-Updated measurement units to correspond to System Preferences units;
-Fixed a problem with the stepper that changes the degree of rotation;
-Added the ability to rotate objects using corner handles and the keyboard (Alt+Left/Right arrows);
-Extended the image merge capability by allowing you to use several lists for different merged images;
-Added the ability to choose encoding for imported file data;
-Added the ability to insert date and time;
-Improved export to PDF. Now one or two pages can be exported;
-Added four PDF filters;
-Revised name fields. Now first and last names are separated;
-Added a Get Images from Subfolders checkbox when importing images from a custom folder;
-Added a Find feature for searching text fragments.

Version 4.5.6 | Release Date: 2009-08-31 | Download

Added support for Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6).

Version 4.3 | Release Date: 2007-05-30 | Download

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Version v.4 | Release Date: 2006-07-06 | Download
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