Category Archives: Software News

March Meeting – Comics & Graphic Design

Director of Programming Spike Radway began CDPUG’s first ever online meeting on March 26 with the song “The End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” by R.E.M. A very appropriate selection with the current pandemic and changes we’ve all been experiencing these past few weeks. We are adapting to the times! Members were able to… Read more »

July Meeting Recap – Hey, You! Get Off of the Cloud!

July’s CDPUG meeting was quite an eye-opener, as our panel discussed non-subscription options for graphics applications to the tune of the Rolling Stones song “Get Off Of My Cloud!” Spike Radway, Director of Programming and panel moderator, thought the timing was perfect for the topic of alternatives to the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription model, especially with the recent release of… Read more »

Bookkeeping Made Ease-y

The program for the August monthly meeting, “Interactive Bookkeeping Workshop for Graphic Artists and Small Business,” was a very informative and productive gathering of CDPUG members at BudgetEase, an experienced group of bookkeepers located in Shaker Heights on Lee Road. In an expansive and airy space with many windows open to the busy street, Kathy Dise, president of BudgetEase, divided… Read more »

30% Off Mojave and iOS 12 Titles from Take Control Books

Take Control Books is pleased to offer Macintosh Users Group (MUG) and CDPUG members three new titles that provide early access to information about Mojave and iOS 12. Buy all three books together for only $25.98, a savings of up to $14. This price includes free updates when new information is added to the books. In Take Control of Upgrading to… Read more »

Meeting Wrap-Up: June 26th Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 Create Now! Event at Cleveland Botanical Garden

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 Create Now! Event at Cleveland Botanical Garden On June 26, Adobe sponsored a great evening for 205 creatives at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. After a cocktail hour in the gardens (catered by Bon Appetit), the crowd was treated to two hours of feature highlights from Senior Adobe Evangelist Paul Trani (@paultrani, and, and Adobe Community Expert… Read more »

Take Control of LaunchBar" teaches you to control your Mac from the keyboard

“Take Control of LaunchBar” teaches you to control your Mac from the keyboard Why do so many Mac experts love LaunchBar, and what can it do for you? If you’ve never used LaunchBar, you likely don’t realize just how important a tool it is, and if you’re already a LaunchBar devotee, you’re probably experiencing only a fraction of LaunchBar’s goodness…. Read more »

"Take Control of PDFpen 6" explains PDFpen for Mac and iOS

“Take Control of PDFpen 6” explains PDFpen for Mac and iOS Have you ever had wanted to fill out and sign a PDF-based form without printing it and faxing it back? Or wanted to change the date on a PDF-based flyer? Needed to give feedback on a PDF, but stumbled around trying to insert comments and proofreading marks? Wished you… Read more »

Prepare for Mountain Lion with new Take Control books!

Prepare for Mountain Lion with new Take Control books! Apple is poised to release OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion in July, and we want to help smooth your transition to Apple’s next big cat. Because many of you will want to upgrade soon, we have Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Upgrading to Mountain Lion” for sale now, with Matt Neuburg’s… Read more »

OfficeTime is a timeKEEPER!

OfficeTime is a timeKEEPER! So I’m all in with Office Time. I’ve got the OS version for the desktop as well as the iOS version on both the iPad and iPhone. …and I love it! For over thirty years I made valiant attempts to accurately record the time spent on creative projects whose ultimate billing was a reflection of and… Read more »

Announcement: Cleveland InDesign User Group Meeting, June 5, CS6 Launch!

Please join the Adobe InDesign Users Group at the Cleveland Institute of Art on June 5th at 6:30pm for the Adobe Creative Suite 6 and Creative Cloud Launch Event here in Cleveland! This Adobe event is co-sponsored by Adobe, the Cleveland Adobe InDesign User Group and the Cleveland Adobe User Group. Details of the event are at You MUST register… Read more »