April 28, 2010 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Berlin, Germany - nova media is pleased to announce FrameLoader, an application to take the pain from using digital pictureframes with Mac OS X. FrameLoader offers the missing comfort to sync a digital photoframe with iPhoto albums, iTunes playlists and custom media files. Once setup, FrameLoader features a 'no click needed' sync solution and will synchronise iPhoto albums and iTunes playlists as soon as a digital pictureframe or memory stick/card is connected to the Macintosh computer.
"We have revolutionised the way Macintosh users can work with digital pictureframes.", states Jan Fuellemann, PR spokesperson at nova media. "Up to now it has been a pain in the neck to copy and convert files every time you want to see them on a digital pictureframe. Using FrameLoader, you simply attach the frame to your Mac and let the software do the rest."
To select the media contents, FrameLoader displays a list of iPhoto albums and iTunes playlists. They can conviniently be checked or unchecked to be synced. Custom media files can be dragged and dropped into FrameLoader as well and selected accordingly. A click of the sync button starts the synchronisation process and an activity monitor displays the details of the sychronisation process.
FrameLoader features a SyncMonitor to synchronise media files automatically:
Once the to-be-synced iPhoto albums and iTunes playlists are selected wihtin FrameLoader, it is not necessary to open FrameLoader again to synchronise the device. A clever SyncMonitor watches for any known frame or memory stick to be connected to the Mac and starts the sync process automatically. So it is possible to change the contents of albums and playlists and have them synced at a later time.
FrameLoader offers a high flexibility:
FrameLoader supports memory sticks and memory cards. The user can sync the media files to a memory stick or memory card and use it on a TV to e.g. show the latest holiday pictures to the whole family. Sometimes, a digital photoframe is just too far away to conveniently connect it to the Macintosh computer, so a memory card or memory stick can be used instead.
FrameLoader can sync several digital pictureframes and memory sticks at the same time. All settings, e.g. which playlists should be synced or which media formats are supported, are saved for each device separately.
FrameLoader offers a detailed view of the memory usage of each connected device. At a glance, the user can see how much free memory is left on each device and how many megabytes the photos, music and videos are using up. Media files on a connected device can conveniently be deleted from within FrameLoader.
FrameLoader features a teach-in assistant:
As soon as a new digital pictureframe or memory card is added to FrameLoader, the user can select a custom name and an icon for the new device. In addition, this assistant defines how any media file should be converted to be displayed properly on the new device.
Pricing and availability:
FrameLoader is available today for download at nova media's website. The introductory price is Euro 14.95 (US-$ 14.95 for residents within the USA and Canada). FrameLoader requires an Intel Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.5.x or 10.6.x. A demoversion of FrameLoader is available for download as well.
The founders of "nova media Mobile Data Solutions GmbH" started their business in 1996 in Berlin. The company specializes on mobile data solutions for Mac OS X. More information at their website or phone 49 30 3909040. Copyright 1996-2009 nova media Mobile Data Solutions GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.