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Access OpenType Font Features

OpenType fonts (.otf) often have special features, such as swashes and alternate characters, that are accessible in any app that uses the OS X font panel, including Pages and TextEdit. To access them, type and select your text, press Command-T to open the font panel, and then choose Typography from the Actions pop-up menu. That shows the Typography panel, where you can toggle available options for the font and characters you've selected.

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Postbox 2.5

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Postbox has released version 2.5 of its eponymous email client, which includes a long list of enhancements, starting with numerous improvements to its user interface. These include tweaks to the app’s signature vertical view, its composition window, message view, and even its notification bar. According to the release notes, Postbox 2.5 also adds IMAP support for Yahoo Mail accounts, an inline quick reply feature, a new inline junk-mail notification panel, and support for searching messages by topic via Spotlight. ($19.99 new from Postbox’s Web site or the Mac App Store, free update, 20.4 MB)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>