PST Converter Pro is an easy to use but powerful utility to convert your Microsoft® Outlook (Windows) PST file contents to common standard formats MBOX (.mbox), vCard (.vcf), iCalendar (.ics), Apple Mail Archive, Microsoft® Entourage Archive and EML (.eml) so that it can be migrated to Apple Mail, Microsoft® Entourage 2004/2008, Mozilla Thunderbird, Postbox or any other software application which supports import from these formats on variety of platforms. NOTE: PST files (.pst) are created and used by Microsoft® Windows based Outlook Application. Microsoft® Outlook on Mac uses different file type (.olm) for archiving. 'PST Converter Pro' handles only PST files. Please use 'OLM Converter Pro' to migrate (.olm) files. Some salient features of PST Converter Pro are: 1. Convert your Mails/Contacts/Calendar from Microsoft Outlook PST files to Microsoft Entourage Archive 2004/2008 Or Outlook 2011.
Your outlook folder’s hierarchical structure will be preserved. Convert your Mails from Microsoft Outlook PST files to Apple Mail Archive. Your outlook folder’s hierarchical structure will be preserved in Apple Mail. Convert your mails from Microsoft Outlook PST to standard mbox files. You can import these mbox files into Apple Mail, Microsoft Entourage or any other mail client compatible with mbox format on any platform.
Convert your mails from Microsoft Outlook PST to eml files. Eml files can be opened with or imported into many email clients on variety of devices and platforms. Preserves non-English content (message subjects and message content in languages other than English including double-byte characters such as Japanese and Chinese language characters).
It also preserves date formats belonging to outside United States. Preserves message attachments. Gives special treatment to attached messages (nested messages).
Those are also converted to.mbox or.eml depending upon chosen export format. SMIME e-mail handling: Capable of handing Secured (SMIME - Clear Signed) and Encrypted (Opaque Signed) e-mail messages. Convert your address book to standard vCard files. You can import these vCard files into Apple Address Book and Microsoft Entourage or any other vCard compatible application. Preserves contact photo, notes and non-English (Unicode) content. It writes more than 60 Outlook Contact fields to ensure no data loss and allows you to merge all contacts into a single vCard file for better portability and data backup.
Portability Improvements For Mac
Convert calendar Events to standard iCalander files. You can import these iCalander files into Apple iCal and Microsoft Entourage or any other iCalander compatible application. It additionally converts all information of a Calendar Event into mbox or eml format such as Calendar event's description in rich text and attachments etc to ensure no data loss. You can merge all calendar events into a single iCalendar (.ics) file for better portability and data backup.
Add multiple PST files from different locations and export all mails/contacts/calendar in one go. 1) Added handling for SMIME (secured/encrypted) emails. 2) Improved workflows for convert actions. 3) Improved output folder hierarchy. 4) Improved Conversion Report View Added button to locate output folder.
Added button to locate detailed conversion report. Added button to delete temporary data in case of direct import functionality 5) Improved folder view with new icon and clean folder hierarchy. Added drag-drop support for pst to directly drop over app's folder view. 6) Fixed a bug with dates prior to 1970 not appearing properly. 7) Feedback hook integrated into Application. 8) Few minor bug fixes.
9) OSX 10.9 compatible. 1.5 22 Oct 2012. Bug Fix and improvements: 1) Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8) Support 2) Fixed - Email attachments converted but not appearing in AppleMail in a rare scenario. 3) Fixed - Email attachments not converted legacy pst (outlook 97-2002) pst files rarely. 4) Fixed - Export process fails while exporting to same folder where source pst resides. 5) Fixed - Email headers not appearing correctly in a rare scenario.
6) Fixed - Memory leaks on removing pst files from App. 7) Improvement: Better mapping of PST contact fields to custom AddressBook fields.
8) Improvement: Better conversion report. 1.4 13 Jan 2012. Bug Fixes: Calendar Conversion: 1) Fixed - Calendar events get duplicated multiple times in Apple iCal. 2) Fixed - Calendar reference e-mail has wrong CalRefID in subject. 3) Fixed - Event attendee-names have unwanted escape character in case of, (i.e,) Contact Conversion: 4) Fixed - Contact notes are not converted properly if it has;) smiley.
5) Fixed - Disk permission error while converting separate.vcf files. 6) Fixed - Contact-notes are not converted properly in a boundary case (when notes has specific length). Email Conversion: 7) Fixed - Empty emails are not imported from a converted Apple Mail Archive. 8) Fixed - Character conversion is not proper for few emails with certain text encodings in legacy (Outlook 97-2002) PST files.
Improvements: 1) Calendar reference e-mail should not be generated if calendar event does not have any text body ( i.e. No description). 2) Improved character set (Text Encoding) conversion logic for emails, contacts and calendar events. 3) Removed unnecessary preference from 'Preferences Dialog'. 1.3 1 Sep 2011.
Scorpio2007 Awesome I had to migrate 20GB email data spread across various PST files that were created from Outlook 2007. Since our Exchange server version was 2003, Office 2011 for Mac could not be used and only Entourage 2008 was supported. Since Entourage does not understand PST files, this became a big head-ache for me. After struggling to find a suitable solution for the past few days, finally I came across this App. There were many positive reviews about this and wanted to try it myself. It is just awesome.
Ability to use many PST files for merging into one Entourage archive is very handy. This way, I could combine many PST files and created one archive so that import operation is fairly easy on Entourage side. Really super fast, efficient and literally no crashes and errors. Worked flawlessly and even the import was a seemless process. Entourage did not complain at all.
Overall, very good job guys. Keep it up!!! Scorpio2007 Awesome I had to migrate 20GB email data spread across various PST files that were created from Outlook 2007. Since our Exchange server version was 2003, Office 2011 for Mac could not be used and only Entourage 2008 was supported.
Since Entourage does not understand PST files, this became a big head-ache for me. After struggling to find a suitable solution for the past few days, finally I came across this App. There were many positive reviews about this and wanted to try it myself. It is just awesome. Ability to use many PST files for merging into one Entourage archive is very handy. This way, I could combine many PST files and created one archive so that import operation is fairly easy on Entourage side. Really super fast, efficient and literally no crashes and errors.
Worked flawlessly and even the import was a seemless process. Entourage did not complain at all. Overall, very good job guys. Keep it up!!!
Setting up an Apple computer for audio is simpler than a Windows pc because Apple offers fewer options. But it’s still possible to end up with a system that doesn’t perform optimally. Often it’s a case of not getting the machine configured correctly. The following guide will hopefully get you to a reasonable starting point for your Mac computer audio odyssey. For me, the three most important aspects of a computer audio system are stability, reliability, and simplicity of operation. Sound quality comes after these three primary goals are met: ultimately it doesn’t matter how good your computer audio system can sound if you can’t get it to work.
If you want to do an audio-only computer system, be aware that there are different levels of audio-only exclusivity. And there’s always a trade-off of ergonomics lost versus sonic benefits gained. Access to the Internet is not necessary to play back a music file, but it does allow for greater levels of operability, including access to Internet radio (which can be very good), streaming services, and GraceNote for identifying ripped CDs. But a system with Internet access means that more operations will be ongoing and some could have an effect on overall audio quality. The tweakiest and most obsessive sound-quality-first Mac setups tend to be isolated stand-alone systems without Internet access. PreSonus, in its guide to Mac OS use, recommends turning off the airport wireless service while using a Mac for audio. Obviously this drastically reduces functionality, sort of like supergluing your mouth closed to keep from occasionally drooling.
Some Mac audio set-up guides also recommend turning off “Spotlight,” which is the file-searching utility. This is great until you need to find a file. There is no reason that a current-generation Mac needs to be gelded into a barebones operating system to perform optimally for audio.
The Mac operating system and hardware were made for multitasking, and the Mac will be performing background processes while playing music even if it has been stripped-down. While I don’t recommend regularly running a bunch of high-demand processing and disc-access programs such as Photoshop while listening intently to music, the reasons for creating a stripped-down music-only Mac were far more relevant back in the days of the G5 desktop than they are today. How much memory is optimal for audio?
Most users find that the right amount of memory is the same amount as for a full-service Mac. Nowadays, that’s 8 Gigabytes. You can “get by” with 4 Gigs, but given the cost of memory, there’s no reason not to have 8GB.
Adding more than 8 Gigs of memory won’t buy you any advantages, and the extra memory will generate more heat and use more power. Music playback doesn’t require very much in the way of processor and memory usage compared to apps such as Photoshop. Apple details siri for mac. I use a 2006 MacPro desktop with 16GB of memory.
Playing a 29-minute 96kHz/24 music file with Pure Music software used only 1025.4MB of real memory, 3.31 of virtual memory, 996.5 of private memory, and 1.09 of virtual private memory. The total amount of CPU usage was only 5.37%. With a newer, faster processor the CPU usage would be even lower. If I had only half the memory there would still be plenty left over. Many storage options are available, but the most common way to go is with a solid-state drive for the OS and user files, then a second conventional larger hard drive for music files and/or Time Machine backup files (I’ll tell you about Time Machine later). The reasons for using a solid-state drive are increased read and write speeds and lower power usage for less stress on the power supply. The second drive can be internal or external, but external is more common.
Nowadays portable 1, 2, and even 3TB portable hard drives are inexpensive and plentiful. I use a redundant system where I have two of each external drive, one in service and one as back up. Once a week I copy new files from the one in use to the backup drive, then put the drive away again. Some users opt for a RAID array for their music files, but I’d rather have identical libraries on two separate drives than two libraries on the same drive in a RAID array. Even with a RAID drive, if it fails catastrophically (which is usually how they go), you lose all your data, which is not an experience I recommend.