Global Delight Sponsoring TidBITS
We’re pleased to welcome as our latest TidBITS sponsor Global Delight, an Indian company that has been making a name for itself in the Apple world over the last few years. Their first program was Voila, a screenshot utility that has evolved from a rather simple program into a full-featured package that enables you to capture still and video images of your screen, organize them, annotate and edit them, and share them through a variety of methods.
More recently, Global Delight has come up with Boom, a one-trick pony that boosts the volume of sound played through your Mac. While that may not seem compelling at first glance, I found Boom essential just recently while straining to hear the audio track of a Netflix movie streamed to my 13-inch MacBook — some Netflix streamed movies just aren’t loud enough without Boom or powered speakers, which weren’t available in this situation. I’ve also experienced similar volume problems on occasion with voice-over-IP programs. (On the Mac App Store, Voila costs $29.99, and Boom is $8.99.)
On the iOS side, Global Delight is best known for Camera Plus Pro, which provides a wide variety of welcome features for photo and video recording from recent models of the iPhone and iPod touch. You can now apply live filters while taking photos or video, edit and retouch photos, share photos via a number of Web services, keep a private collection of photos and videos, take up to 40 photos in burst mode, use the anti-shake option to reduce blur, and much more.
The company also makes the colorizing app Photo Delight. (On the App Store, Camera Plus Pro is on sale for only $0.99 through 6 October 2011, and Photo Delight costs $1.99.)
Thanks to Global Delight for their support of TidBITS and the Apple community!
GD's Boom is a terrific app.
Audio Hijack Pro can also be used to increase the system volume. If you have it, there's no need for Boom. If you don't, though, Boom is a lot cheaper.