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Adapter icon 1500x1500 icon thumb Please Welcome Adapter 2.0 For Windows!

We’re very excited to announce the release of Adapter 2 for Windows! This update has been long past due but was worth the wait.  Adapter 2 brings FFmpeg and VLC together in an intuitive interface with file size estimations, previewing and batch conversions for any media format.  

In addition to Adapter’s new interface, VLC powered previews and an updated FFmpeg, we’ve added a ton of really cool new features.  

Time Lapse (Image Sequence) to Video
To create a time lapse or stop motion video from images, simply drag your images into Adapter.  Then select a preset video format (such as iPhone 5s, Apple TV, AVI, etc…).  Click convert.  Boom!  Done!  It really is that simple.   Optionally, you can easily adjust settings such as the frame rate or resolution.

Video to Image Sequence (frame export)
To export the frames of a video to an image sequence, just drag your video into Adapter and choose the image format you want (jpeg, png, tiff, gif, etc…).  Click convert.  Done!  Optionally, you can adjust the time trim settings to export just a particular portion of the video.

Animated GIF Maker
If you want to make an animated GIF from a video and post it on reddit - Adapter is now your go-to app for this.  With the latest version of FFmpeg the animated GIF quality has been vastly imporved from its predecessor.  Simply drag any video or image sequence into Adapter.  Select the Animated GIF preset [Video] >[General] > [Animated GIF (*.gif)].  Adjust the time cropping (trim) to select the region of the video you want.  Set your output resolution and frame rate.  Click Convert.  Done!  Of course the next step probably involves uploading it to imgur and posting the link to reddit.

FFmpeg Command Line Access
FFmpeg is the insanely powerful and versatile tool that powers much of the back end of Adapter.  The most useful FFmpeg commands are readily accessible through the Adapter UI, but building out a GUI for every possible option would confuse even advanced users.  In order to keep Adapter’s interface intuitive to use and not limit the features of FFmpeg we built in a really awesome command line tool.  It shows the commands Adapter’s interface sends to FFmpeg and even allows you to edit those commands any way you like.

There are a ton of new features in this app and we’re currently working hard to update the website and racing to catch the Mac version up to speed.  Stay tuned for more updates and download the new Windows version of Adapter today!

And one more thing - Adapter is still 100% freeware!

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Macroplant logo icon thumb New Macroplant Homepage & Blog!


We just completely updated the Macroplant homepage and added a brand new blog platform here at  You can now even post comments below each blog entry so let us know what you think!

Tags: #homepage, #macroplant, #software, #tumblr, #blog

Macroplant logo icon thumb Mavericks, Windows 8.1, iOS 7, iPhone 5s & iPad Air Updates

During the last few of months, Apple and Microsoft have been releasing tons of new software and hardware products.  We’ve been working hard here behind the scenes to make sure that all of our apps here at Macroplant are compatible with all these new devices and operating systems.  

Updated for Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)

Updated for Windows 8.1

Updated for iOS 7

Hardware (iDevice) Updates

iPad Air, iPad (5th Gen)

iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c

In summary, all our apps are now fully compatibly with Mavericks, iOS 7, Windows 8.1, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and the iPad Air.

Tags: #mavericks, #iphone 5s, #iphone 5c, #ipad air, #windows 8.1, #os x 10.9, #ios 7, #iphone music transfer

Macroplant logo icon thumb itDJ Successfully Launches in the Mac App Store!


Our itDJ launch was incredible and we’d like to thank all of fans customers who have already bought the app.  Within the first week of the app’s launch, it climbed all the way up to #19 of all the apps in the Mac App Store and #4 in the music category.

Tags: #itDJ, #mac app store, #DJ app, #DJ Software for Mac, #Mac DJ Software, #Mac DJ app

Macroplant logo icon thumb itDJ 1.0 Released - DJ Software for Mac!

Just before we left for the weekend on Friday, we quietly rolled out version 1.0 of itDJ into the Mac App Store. While we were gone for the weekend, the app leaped all the way up to the #6 paid app in the Mac App Store's Music category and climbed half way up the top 100 overall! It even surpassed all other paid DJ apps in the Mac App Store!

We began work on itDJ in 2010. We released its first beta version in 2011. And since then we've completely overhauled, redesigned and reworked the app countless times to get it done right. The end result is a beautifully and professionally designed product that gives you control over playing your music and will improve anyone's iTunes listening experience.

Learn more about DJ software for Mac and checkout the itDJ homepage. Or, get itDJ in the Mac App Store now during our launch sale!

Macroplant logo icon thumb Browse the raw files of your iPhone or iTunes Backups with iBrowse!

Today we're excited to announce the official release of our newest app, iBrowse. We made this app for the purists amongst you who want apps to do just one job, extremely well and also be free. iBrowse is lightweight and lets you browse files and folders on any iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) and in your iTunes backups from any Mac or PC. It's powered by the same proven backend framework that we use and maintain with iExplorer, but for performance and cleanliness, this app is gutted down to just accessing files and folders. Let us know what you think!

Iexplorer4 icon thumb iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks Compatibility

As Apple prepares to announce the release of two new iPhones and its highly anticipated new mobile and desktop operating systems, we've been hard at work to ensure that all of our apps are compatible. We're happy to announce that we've now completed testing and updates of all our products with the latest betas for both iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. Keep an eye out for more updates following Apple's keynote event tomorrow, September 10th.Â

Iexplorer4 icon thumb iExplorer Updates

In addition to many minor improvements to the software itself, during the last few months we've been working hard here to improve the online content available for iExplorer. Our graphic and web design team created four new videos and feature pages highlighting the various features and capabilities of iExplorer. Checkout our Macroplant youtube channel or the links below.

We've updated all of our iExplorer tutorials which you can check out here and we've even updated the legal information which can be found here.

Sharepod icon icon thumb Sharepod Acquisition Completed

Sharepod was launched in 2005 and allowed Windows users to transfer music from their iPod to computer. A few short months ago we finalized negotiations with Sharepod LTD and acquired the Sharepod app. We're now happy to announce now that we've fully completed and launched Sharepod 4, the long over due major update to Sharepod. We created the all new front end of Sharepod from the ground-up and we based the backend functionality off of the tested and proven code we created for iExplorer. The end result is a beautiful new app that offers users the easiest way to transfer music and playlists from their iPhone, iPod or iPhone to their computer. The new Sharepod is available now for both Windows and Mac. Learn more by visiting

Dupeaway icon 512x512 icon thumb Introducing Dupe Away 3.0!

The all new Dupe Away has arrived for both Mac and PC. This tiny app packs some powerful tools for cleaning your iTunes library. Your duplicate files, tracks with invalid file references and playlists can be instantly analyzed and cleaned up with this app. Additionally, we've added in a brand new tool for detecting and cleaning abandoned tracks (music files in your music folder that aren't in iTunes). Within seconds the new Dupe Away can improve your iTunes listening experience and save you valuable gigabytes of disk space from your computer. Best of all, you can try it and analyze your iTunes library absolutely risk free.