Category Archives: Software Reviews

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 »

My Life with Omni Focus 2 for iPhone – HIGTD or "How I Get Things Done"

My Life with Omni Focus 2 for iPhone – HIGTD or “How I Get Things Done” Over the years, I’ve tended to reject the “blank on a shoestring” approach to anything from marketing to time management. I personally think it is most productive to use the tools that are not only available, but best suited to achieve the desired end… Read more »

OfficeTime Review by Carolyn Lewis of iDesign

Re-Posted by Spike Radway following the January 31, 2012 program “Best Business Practices for the Graphic Professional” where the program was favorably endorsed by panelist Carolyn Lewis of I Design. OfficeTime is advertised as “Simply the Best Way to Track Your Time.” I concur. This an excellent program and has made my work time more productive and simplified the process of… 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 »

iPad/iPhone version of OfficeTime

The short version of this review is: A must have app for anyone who makes their living by billing for their time. In the interest of full disclosure I am reviewing the pay version of iPad/iPhone version of OfficeTime for which I received a promo code at a recent meeting of the Cleveland Digital Publishers Users Group. That having been said,… Read more »

Creating a PDF Presentation Using Adobe Photoshop CS5

In this excerpt from Photoshop CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas show you how to create a PDF presentation that lets you easily package and send files to a client or friend. This info will be very handy in preparing for the The 7th Annual CDPUG Showcase.

The next meeting of the Cleveland InDesign User Group is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29th.

The next meeting of the Cleveland InDesign User Group is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29th. ========================== Date, time, and location ========================== Tuesday, March 29, 2011 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM Cleveland Institute of Art Gund Building, Room G105 11141 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 Co-Chapter Representatives, Mari Hulick (Chair, Department of Communication Design at CIA) and April Clark (Adobe Certified… Read more »

Take Control Publisher (and User Group Supporter) Release New e-Book on MobileMe

Adam and Tonya Engst, Take Control: “Take Control of MobileMe, Second Edition” demystifies Apple’s online service. We’re pleased to bring you Joe Kissell’s new “Take Control of MobileMe, Second Edition.” Whether you already use Apple’s MobileMe service or are considering adding it to your online toolkit, this e-book will ensure that you get the most out of your subscription. MobileMe’s… Read more »

Freeway Pro 5.0 by Softpress. Reviewed by Chris Suster.

Freeway Pro 5.0 by Softpress ( I have over 25 years experience in the field of graphic design. I worked in several design firms and ad agencies before going on to open my studio, Christopher Design in 2004. My specialty is in designing and producing print materials such as annual reports, brochures, brand identity and packaging. I have wanted to… Read more »