Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.2 -- Nisus Software has released release notes, 10.8.5+) with a variety of improvements and fixes for the venerable word processor. The update restores a preference that controls how often autosave is triggered, improves import and export of DOCX and DOC documents, adds the capability to import documents from Apple Pages (but only from iWork ’09), resolves a scrolling problem that occurred on Macs with certain kinds of trackpads, fixes several issues related to editing with tracked changes, closes some memory leaks, and fixes several instances of crashes. ($79 new, free update, 221 MB,
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Lightroom CC 2015.2.1 and Lightroom 6.2.1 -- At the beginning of last week, Adobe issued updates to the two editions of its professional photo cataloging and editing application: the standalone Lightroom 6.2 and (available as part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography plan; for more details, see “ ,” 11 May 2015). The update brought the new Dehaze adjustment to Lightroom CC, and revamped the Import function for both editions of Lightroom in an effort to make the workflow more explicit and potentially easier.
However, many users found these releases to be riddled with slowdowns and crashes (which Adobe apology regarding both the introduction of the buggy behavior and how the “simplification of the import experience” was handled and communicated.), while other users found the changes to the Import function frustrating due to loss of features (see this  for details on the changes). At the end of last week, Adobe released Lightroom CC 2015.2.1 and Lightroom 6.2.1 to address the stability issues, and issued an
Other changes to Lightroom CC 2015.2 and Lightroom 6.2 that carry over to versions 2015.2.1 and 6.2.1 include added support for new cameras (including DxO ONE, Leica S (Typ 007), Olympus E-M10 Mark II, and Sony A7SM2) and a wide range of new lenses, a fix for a bug that migrated previously rejected face regions from Photoshop Elements, and resolution for a bug that caused Lightroom CC to export JPEG files that were incompatible with some other applications due to a non-standard header. Both Lightroom CC 2015.2.1 and Lightroom 6.2.1 can be downloaded via Help > Check for Updates. ($9.99 monthly subscription or $149 for the standalone app, release notes, 10.8+)
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ChronoSync 4.6.4 -- Econ Technologies has released, providing full compatibility with OS X 10.11 El Capitan plus fixes for various user interface glitches and visual artifacts related to El Capitan. The synchronization and backup app also fixes some problems with establishing IPv6 network connections, resolves a problem setting the new El Capitan “restricted” flag on symbolic links, and fixes an issue with the core copy engine that sometimes reported an incorrect target as the source for certain types of errors. (Free update, $49.99 new for ChronoSync with a 20 percent discount for , 28.7 MB, , 10.8+)
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Microsoft Office 2011 14.5.6 -- Microsoft has issued version 14.5.6 of its Microsoft Community thread) from repeated crashes suffered not just by Outlook but also by Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (as noted by this ). (Free update from the  or through Microsoft AutoUpdate, 113 MB, , 10.5.8+) suite to correct an Exchange syncing issue that bedeviled users who had migrated to OS X 10.11 El Capitan. In particular, a bug with Outlook caused unending hangs, making it impossible to download new email when running El Capitan. While Office 2011 has received a fix, Office 2016 users are still awaiting relief (and are being vocal about it in this
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Tweetbot 2.1 -- Tapbots has released for the Mac (see “ ,” 4 September 2015) with the addition of the Activity View (ported over from ), which displays recent favorites, retweets, and other interactions. The Twitter client also now displays quoted tweets in mentions; plays Twitter, Instagram, and Vine video within the app; adds support for uploading video to Twitter; displays images in direct messages; fixes an issue that prevented a selected tweet from being fully visible when using the keyboard to navigate; and improves memory management. ($9.99 new from the , free update, 11.8 MB, 10.10+)
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iBooks Author 2.4 -- Apple’s has been updated to version 2.4 with improvements to its EPUB templates, plus the added capability to add Pop-Over widgets with text or images to an EPUB template. The free authoring software also improves the import function for Pages and Microsoft Word documents, and in an email message sent to users of iTunes Connect, Apple notes that it’s best to use section breaks between chapters when writing in either Pages or Word. (Free from the , 446 MB, 10.10+)
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