The mountain soars…Mail Designer Pro hits new creative highs with the new version 2.5

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Get your App-pack ready! Mail Designer Pro 2.5 (download here) has been totally optimized for Apple’s newest operating system, OS X El Capitan. Take your creative workflow to a whole new level with the evamped user interface and next generation of features such as: Split View, our optimized sidebar and the new Paragraph Styles.

Working side-by-side: With Split View it’s even easier to put together a fantastic newsletter. Split your screen into 2 workable spaces creating an ideal situation for engaging two apps at the same time. Split View is perfect for compact laptop screens and truly amazing on a cinema display!

Ready for the creative sidekick? All of your beloved  Mail Designer tools can now be found in the integrated Sidebar instead of the floating palette. This makes using tools even more convenient, effective, and fun.

  • Easier access to new layout blocks
  • Direct access to design tools and your Photos App
  • Create and edit Intuitive styles
  • Convenient view and entry of protocol

Watch Split View in action…

News for stunning typography. Paragraph formatting with more control! You got the style? Of course you do! Headlines, running text, captions — with the new Style tool,  it’s easy to create a uniform look and your very own font styles for your text areas in Mail Designer pro. Now it’s easy to format your very own font styles using the handy Sidebar. You’ll even be able to see what it’ll look like on an iPhone or iPad!

Get in the Mood – new inspirational content collection: Stay on top of the ball and implement the hippest email trends. Our new background designs set exactly the right mood for your emails. Just drag-and-drop pictures into your newsletter and give it a whole new, incredible look!

Further one you will find new professional photo headers: With more than 20 brand new artworks, you’re sure to find just the right design to make your newsletter stand out from the crowd.

Existing Mail Designer Pro users get the new features and can update to 2.5 free-of-charge now on the Mac App Store and at the equinux website ( Mail Designer Pro 2.5 is available for just $49.99 (regular $89.99) for a limited time only.


MEGA SPEED-Update for the tizi Tankstelle

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Plug it in once, charge it up four times! With the tizi Tankstelle every outlet becomes a powerful charging station for multiple devices – for home, office, or in a hotel.

Our newest generation offers even more SPEED with Auto Max Power™ technology,  delivering the optimal charging power for every gadget.  Before the charging process begins, the current tizi Tankstelle communicates with the USB device in order to determine the perfect level of charging power needed to ensure a fast and gentle charge.

The intuitive tizi Tankstelle knows to fuel your iPad with 2.1A and takes care to fuel your Kindle Fire with 1.8A. You’ll never have to wait in line again for the right pump.

Solve your outlet traffic jam by charging up to four USB devices at the same time with only one charger. The tizi Tankstelle is now available for an introductory price of only 29.99 EUR. Order directly at Amazon and give it a try. With the tizi guarantee, you can give the tizi Tankstelle a try, and if you are unhappy for any reason, you can send it back within 4 weeks for a full refund.

3 things you’ll love and hate in iOS 9

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iOS 9 will be out today – so how does it measure up? Here are some thoughts and tidbits after a few weeks of playing with it:


1.The new keyboard
The new keyboard finally shows whether you’re typing uppercase/lowercase.

2. iCloud Drive
The Finder comes to iOS! No more hunting within apps to find your files, everything’s in one simple place.

3. Notes app
Park notes and snippets from other apps in a note. It’s like a system-wide persistent clipboard. Then share it out again — really useful!


Finder for the iCloud drive!

Here it is: The Finder for the iCloud Drive!


1. Siri search
Results can be a bit disorganized. Sometimes they’re great, other times not so much. Needs to work a bit more consistently.

2. San Francisco
The new system font is good, but feels a bit heavier and more awkward than HelveticaNeue in places. Might need some fine-tuning.

3. Low Power Mode
It’s a great placebo, but doesn’t really give you that much more juice. Might help in an emergency, but no tizi Flachmann replacement.

Siri search results are sometimes a bit confusing.

Siri search results are sometimes a bit confusing.


1. App switching
Help, where are my apps? The icons are too small, the card animation too busy, the direction all mixed up. How’s starting the petition to bring back the old switcher?

2. Two-finger cursor positioning
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Particularly finicky if you’re already typing. Room for improvement (or maybe it’ll be better with 3D touch).

3. News in Siri Search
How can you customize your news? No options to be found anywhere (and not available outside the US)?

That’s it! If you’re getting ready to put iOS 9 on your iPhone or iPad, be sure to check out our tizi accessories now available from Amazon!



Good Teams Communicate

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In the hustle and bustle of everyday work, it’s easy to forget to communicate with your team. You know what you’re working on, why write a long email about it? But bringing everyone up to speed on projects, releases or new initiatives is important for overall team performance and a culture of trust.

So how do you get your message across?

Avoid the meeting trap

A lot of teams compensate for poor internal communication by having lots of meetings. And to make sure nobody feels left out of the loop, everyone is invited to all the meetings — a great way to waste a lot of time :)

Death by 1000 meetings

Avoid boring emails

We all get them: thousand word emails that you don’t really want to read (especially not on a smartphone). Nobody really reads them – people might skim through, if you’re lucky.

Internal emails don’t have to be ugly – market to your co-workers.

The big secret? If something needs to be said, you need to sell your message to co-workers in an attractive, visual package – just like your communication with customers. Use visuals, photos, pull-quotes and other style elements to present your message in an engaging way. It’ll help get the message across and get every in the team up to speed.

Attractive internal emails

As an added bonus, packaging your message in an attractive internal email can be a great way to refine your message before you go live and tell the world.

But won’t it take a lot of time?

Not with the right tools :) We built an add on for Mail Designer called Team & Business Communication, which offers designs for exactly these types of emails. Whether you’re announcing a new project, updating everyone with the latest sales numbers, or introducing a new hire, Team & Business has got you covered. Check it out.

Oh Capitan, my Capitan… Compatibility overview for OS X El Capitan

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OS X El Capitan is now available as a Public Beta. We’ve put together a short compatibility overview for you. Here’s a small summary of our experiences so far.

  • Mail Designer: To send or not to send, that is the question. Don’t worry with the latest El Capitan beta, Mail Designer 2 and Mail Designer Pro should work fine. More details here
  • Spot Maps: Keep a clear overview of your networks. Spot Maps works seamlessly with El Capitan.
  • CoverScout & SongGenie: Bring some color to your music library. In our early tests, both CoverScout and SongGenie worked without issue with El Capitan and the latest version of iTunes.
  • Greeting Cards: Happy belated Birthday! Greeting Cards should work with the very latest El Capitan beta, however, since the Apple Mail app still seems to be changing quite a bit, we recommend holding off until the final version of El Capitan ships.
  • iSale: Sell on eBay. iSale also supports El Capitan.
  • tizi for Mac, TV for Mac and MediaCentral: Get your popcorn ready! Both tizi apps and MediaCentral will shine El Capitan.
  • The Tube: Upgrade for more TV enjoyment. If you’re using The Tube, we recommend you upgrade to tizi for Mac for El Capitan — not only will you be fully compatible with Apple’s latest OS, you’ll also get to enjoy new features like visual timeshift, recording, editing, and share features.

Ready to Rock! OS X El Capitan compatibility check with Mail Designer

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OS X El Capitan has been announced and is now available as a Public Beta. The equinux Development Team took this time to test the stability of Mail Designer and Mail Designer Pro and reports that after the first test, Mail Designer Pro 2 worked flawlessly with Apple’s newest operating system. We’ll be releasing a free update closer to the full launch to take advantage of some of the new features and UI changes.

With the latest El Capitan beta, Mail Designer 2 should work fine for the most part, though we have seen some issues with Apple Mail integration in previous betas. Therefore, we recommend waiting for the final release of El Capitan for those who mainly use Mail Designer 2 in cooperation with Apple Mail

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Charge devices – Autobahn style: Turbolader vs. integrated USB car port

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In the US 85% drive to work every day, and every fifth person has at least a 45 minute commute. Plenty of time to give your iPhone or iPad that extra morning boost, don’t you think?

USB port in the car? Thanks, I already have one built it…

It’s true, pretty much every new car comes with an integrated USB port, but the question is, how well does it really perform?

Our test shows that charging your cell with this USB port is basically like driving in 1st gear on the Autobahn. The tizi team put it to the test. We compared our tizi Turbolader 3x Mega (More details on tizi USA / or visit tizi Europe) with a maximum output of 2.4A per port, to the leading integrated USB port in a new car.

The results are astonishing!! Check out the video and see for yourself!

Standard USB ports in the car only offer a mere 0.5A of power. Our road test makes it official.  You’d basically have to cruise the 6 hours from San Francisco to LA in order to fully charge most current smartphones with your car’s integrated USB port and iPads and Tabs often won’t charge at all.

Get 3 times the SPEED with the tizi Turbolader

Our test results show:

  • an integrated USB port: an  iPhone 6 Plus needs more than 6 hours to fully charge
  • tizi Turbolader: does the same job in around 2 hours

Driving for 30 minutes

The tizi Turbolader even meistered the quick-charge test with the iPhone 6. Forgot to charge your phone overnight? In just 30 minutes, you can charge your iPhone 6 up to 1/3 of the way while driving to work.

  • An iPhone plugged into the car’s integrated USB port only charged 11%,
  • whereas the iPhone connected to the tizi Turbolader charged a proper 34%.

The tizi Turbolader (Amazon US / Amazon EU) models can charge up to 4 USB devices simultaneously with full power. Depending on which model you choose, you’ll have up to 9.6A power reserve with more juice than any integrated car USB port can currently offer, even the shiniest, newest, premium class cars. Find all available models and prices here. (Visit tizi USA or tizi Europe)


Beta 1 of VPN Tracker 365 for OS X El Capitan is available now

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The world is changing and your security needs to evolve with it. We’re pleased to announce that the first beta of VPN Tracker 365 is available for download. Our development team is looking forward to your feedback to improve the forthcoming version.

Interested developers, consultants and security experts with access to OS X El Capitan will be able to take an early look at the VPN Tracker 365.

The next generation of VPN Tracker is about: highest data security on the internet for all of your Macs — when and where you need it. VPN Tracker 365 will be available as a service plan later this year, alongside OS X El Capitan and replace the existing VPN Tracker.

The first VPN Tracker 365 Beta is now available for download on our OS X El Capitan technology preview page.

Distribute content curation via email

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With Mail Designer Pro 2.3, you can create your own curated newsletters.

Mashable and Pinterest have shown how it’s done and many other curated content platforms, such as; Webdesigner News or Designer News, have since followed suit. The idea behind content curation is to find, filter, and share interesting content and now, this is conveniently possible to do by Mail. The new Mail Designer Pro 2.3 has greatly improved link formatting options making it easy to share your curated content by email. Even the biggest names in business rely on emails since email marketing has been shown to be around 40 times more effective than Facebook! It’s no wonder that widely-reached curated websites happily send informative emails or newsletters to their users, keeping them in the loop and sharing exciting content.

Give it a try: Test drive Mail Designer Pro for free (download)