Smart Converter and Smart Converter Pro

HD Quick Look is now FREE!

HD Quick Look lets you see a thumbnail preview of any AVCHD movie file, right inside Finder.

The activation process for HD Quick Look under Mountain Lion has been broken by the new way Mountain Lion works, so rather than just drop HD Quick Look, we've decided to make it free for everyone!

You can download it now for free and put it on any Mac running OS X 10.7 or later.

We hope you like it!

MacWorld 2013

We're coming to MacWorld! Again!

We're all set and heading to MacWorld in chilly San Francisco in a few days time.

Shedworx will be in booth 1010, on the right hand side of the Expo hall, near Appalooza.

Its been two years since we were at MacWorld and a lot has changed for us in that time.

The biggest thing for us has been Smart Converter. Smart Converter is the number one free video converter for the Mac worldwide and Smart Converter Pro is the top rated, most popular and highest grossing video converter on the Mac App Store. Through Smart Converter and Smart Converter Pro, Shedworx software is now on a significant percentage of all Macs out there. This means a huge number of people use our stuff, and we can't wait to talk to people about it.

If you're in the Bay area, we'd love to see you down at MacWorld. As part of our booth package we have an almost unlimited number of Expo passes to hand out, so if you want to save $25 on the door charge, drop us a line at and we'll have a pass waiting for you at the door.

Among other things, we will be selling the MacWorld SUPERBUNDLE! All of our apps in one super bundle for $40 - a discount of 80%, available only on the Expo show floor.

Here's the flyer we will be handing out...

For those who can make it to MacWorld, we can't wait to see you there. For those who can't, stay tuned, we'll have our MacWorld post and photos up real soon!

Smart Converter 1.5.1

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Smart Converter and Smart Converter Pro 1.5.1 are now live on the Mac App Store.

This has been the first update for a while, mainly due to Apple's new "sandboxing" requirements.

Sandboxing is where the apps have to work with a "sandbox" and work within quite tight rules about what they can and cannot do. Sandboxing prevents apps from "going rouge" and destroying your system, either by mistake or design (i.e. viruses, spyware, etc).

So sandboxing is all about security, and we're finally there!

Version 1.5.1 of both Smart Converter and Smart Converter Pro also brings a number of conversion fixes and improvements, including:

  • Better Quicktime support - we're handling all Quicktime files better now, so we don't expect to have any conversion problems from Quicktime formats now. This includes Apple Intermediate Codec, the video editing format used by iMovie, so Smart Converter can now easily handle AIC movies exported from iMovie and convert them as required.
  • Numerous format fixes - its been 5 months since we released version 1.4.3 on the Mac App Store and in the meantime we've made a lot of fixes and been releasing them on Shedworx only. These fixes now all come to the Mac App Store.
  • Internal software fixes - these don't affect you directly, but Smart Converter is now tuned up and running better under the hood.

Sandboxing created a huge delay for us in getting regular bug fixes out on the Mac App Store, but now that its done we will be getting the fixes out more frequently.

Smart Converter for Windows 1.1.0

Smart Converter for Windows has had a great start under the Windows Store.

97% of our Smart Converter downloads are for Windows8, so we're quickly becoming the go-to video converter for Windows!

This update covers Smart Converter and Smart Converter Pro. We've done the following things:

  • Updated the presets - based on feedback from a huge number of users, we have updated the key presets. The first (and most popular) presets are now Windows, followed by Xbox
  • Super-fast conversions for Windows - again, based on user feedback we've optimised the Windows preset to be super-fast. If you are converting MKV or similar high definition videos, your Windows conversions will now fly along at up to 100x the speed of previous versions!
  • Auto-updates - We've added an auto-update feature to keep you up to date with the latest version of Smart Converter and Smart Converter Pro. Just enable this when prompted and Smart Converter will keep itself up to date with the latest version.

Download the latest update of Smart Converter and Smart Converter Pro as we continue to make Smart Converter the best video converter for Windows, just like we have for the Mac!

It's a new Logo

We've got a new logo!

We started Shedworx in 2007 and quickly threw together a logo and brand.

Five years and a few million app downloads later, and its time for a new look.

We've gone with a simple branding with a splash of colour to represent the different things that we do.

The swirls even contain the S and W initials of the Shedworx name.

We hope you like it!

This is the new branding for our journey to MacWorld Expo 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. More on that soon...

Smart Converter Pro for Windows

Smart Converter Pro is also now available for Windows!

Download the new Windows version here.

Hot on the heels of our Smart Converter for Windows release, we've got the Pro version all done now too.

Smart Converter Pro brings you all the Pro features from the Mac, including:

  • Batch Processing - queue up and convert as many files as you like.
  • Advanced Control - a whole bunch of preference settings let you take control of your conversions.

Smart Converter Pro has passed Microsoft certification and is listed on the Windows Store, ready for the Windows 8 launch this Friday.

Smart Converter Pro for Windows works perfectly on Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

We hope you enjoy using Smart Converter Pro for Windows.

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