What's New in PlayMaker Pro 5.0 Macintosh


PlayMaker Pro version 5.0.0 is an all new PlayMaker Pro for Macintosh.

PlayMaker Pro version 5.0.0 for Macintosh has the following improvements compared to version 4.6:

Uses updated Apple technologies and standards including:

Retina Display support for a sharper look


Support for Developer signed applications

Uses Apple's Sandbox to help protect your computer from intruders.

Apple's Document architecture which provides : full screen windows, window zoom, auto save, a recent document menu, document duplicating, document renaming, document moving and reverting to previous versions of a document.

Updated text editing with spell checking, grammar checking and dictation (speech recognition instead of typing).

Apple standard Edit menu lets you speak, or transform while editing text. Spell checking and grammar checking are configured there too.

Undo / Redo menu items - you can undo almost everything, up to 5 steps back.

Apple standard Format menu for changing attributes of players, lines, boxes and text.

Modern Toolbar - disappears when you give a presentation, includes items for printing and changing view scale.

Track pad users can pinch to change view scale and do rotation gestures to rotate players. Double clicking on nothing in the drawing area also increases the view scale.

Apple Help - PlayMaker Pro documentation is available under the Help menu.

Smoother Animation, hardware based.

Modern Video Playback supporting more formats than before (including AVCHD).

Modern memory management.

New features added by BW Software include:

Table of Contents list in the document window. Go to any page in a document by clicking on it in the list. Page order can be changed within the list using drag and drop. You can hide the table of contents if you need more room to draw.

Template Library list in the document window. Drag and drop within the list to rearrange order of templates and categories. Drag and drop from the list to the drawing area to add library templates to a page. You can also double click on a Library item to Apply it. You can hide the library if you need more room to draw.

Added toolbar tool for creating players. Creation of players, lines, boxes and text is more consistent.

Players who are drawn as Os can be drawn as Oval Os

All Players' symbols are rotatable (including letters and oval Os).

Alignment hints when you move a player or a piece of text. You will see hints appear when you are aligned with another player, piece of text, center of a box or center of a page. Hints are blue when you align with the same type of object, green when you align with a different type of object and purple when you find the center of the page.

Attach Images to a page for logos. Images are stored like video - PlayMaker Pro documents make reference to external image and video files. Images and video can be resized. Images can be used to put an emblem on your football field.

You can scribble on your presentations. You can scribble on Video too.

Secondary screen support for presentations. Presentations are scaled to fit your secondary display (projector or TV). Presentations can be more interactive.

Player notes are not displayed on the secondary screen until you click on a player or the note on your primary display. You can also click on routes, boxes or text to toggle their visibility on the secondary display. Primary display scribbles are scaled and displayed on the secondary display too.

Presentations can be recorded as MPEG-4 videos. Give a presentation using your Television with toggled drawing elements, animation, scribbles, your voice and video playback. Export your presentation as a Hudl compatible MPEG-4 video.

Play animation is available when you are editing a page as well as when doing presentations. Select the play you want to animate when there are multiple plays on the page.

Append Command in File menu lets you append one PlayMaker Pro document to another.

Template Library can be exported, imported and appended to share with others.

Licensing Options:

Team Licensing is how we have done this in the past. You get PlayMaker Pro for Macintosh mailed to you on a flash drive with a printed manual. The team licensed version is not copy protected and can be installed as many times as necessary. We ask that you limit your installations to the staff of one team. Team licensing costs $199. Teams that have licensed PlayMaker Pro Football for Macintosh in the past, can get version 5.0 for a discounted $110 upgrade price.

Personal Licensing is done through Apple's Macintosh App Store. You can download PlayMaker Pro Football for Macintosh from Apple's App Store for the Macintosh for free. It is a PlayMaker Pro document viewer at that point. The drawing tools are available for you to try out, you just can not save your work until you Purchase Document Editing from under the Help menu ($109.99). This version from the App Store is copy protected. It will only run on Macintosh's that are using the same Apple ID that the software was purchased with. The App Store version also gets updates through Apple's normal software update process. Personal Licensee's of PlayMaker Pro Football for Macintosh will get updates whenever we fix a bug or add a new feature.


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