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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 21 July 2014

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DEVONagent Lite, Express, and Pro 3.8.1 -- DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of its DEVONagent research software (Lite, Express, and Pro) to version 3.8.1. The Pro and Express editions now support Open Graph for matching HTML pages, enable you to skip Amazon search results while crawling, improve the reliability of the Twitter Accounts scanner, fix an incompatibility with DEVONthink 2.7.6 that caused delays, and improve the handling of background tasks. The Pro edition now executes many scripts in the background, adds a German localization, ensures the address bar is properly updated, and fixes support for RSS feeds using isPermaLink=false. All three editions also receive an update to the MacUpdate plug-in. (All updates are free. DEVONagent Lite, free, release notes; DEVONagent Express, $4.95 new, release notes; DEVONagent Pro, $49.95 new with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members, release notes. 10.6.8+)

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Typinator 6.1 -- Following its jump to version 6.0 (see “Typinator 6.0,” 17 June 2014), Ergonis has released Typinator 6.1 with a number of enhancements added to the text expansion tool. The update brings new markers that can temporarily pause Typinator for suppressing the next replacement, as well as for suppressing the current replacement (used for defining exceptions of other rules). It also adds a new set for defining exceptions for the auto-capitalize sentences rule, a function for sorting text lines (such as for sorting lines found in the clipboard), and an option to insert a delay in the middle of an expansion. In addition, Typinator 6.1 fixes an issue where some regular expressions matched internally used mark characters, a memory leak that occurred when set options were edited multiple times, and a problem that caused auto-capitalization of sentences to fail in certain cases. (€24.99 new with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members, 7.2 MB, release notes, 10.5.8+)

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PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.3.1 -- Smile has released version 6.3.1 of PDFpen and PDFpenPro, a small maintenance release to the company’s all-purpose PDF editing apps that fixes the frustration of a few bugs. The update works around a performance issue caused by a bug in OS X 10.9 Mavericks, fixes a crash that occurred when hot-plugging a scanner, avoids potential crashes with the scanning window, and improves the appearance of the editing bar when running the OS X Yosemite developer preview. ($59.95/$99.95 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, free updates, 52.0/52.8 MB, release notes, 10.7+)

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Voila 3.8 -- Global Delight has released Voila 3.8 with several new features added to the screen capture utility. The update adds a magnifier to aid in drawing precise boundaries for your captures, brings support for uploading captures directly to Google Drive, adds support for scaling down videos recorded on a Retina display, and improves access to trimming videos by placing an option in the video player strip. For a limited time, Voila is priced at $14.99, 50 percent off its normal $29.99 price. ($29.99 new from Global Delight with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members or from the Mac App Store, free update, 23.5 MB, 10.8+)

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