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Hazel 4.0.1

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Noodlesoft has released Hazel 4.0 [1], a major new release of the file cleanup utility that adds several features [2] to make it easier to create and maintain rules. The new version adds a live rule preview that enables you to select a file to see how the rule’s conditions match that file while editing, the capability to sync rules to a particular file, smart folders that can be monitored and have rules applied to their contents, and the capability to search text in the name, notes, or any field of a rule. The update also moves notification options from the gear pulldown to the Info section, deactivates rules that are moved between folders (and enables you to reactivate them by clicking a checkbox at the new location), fixes a bug with rules using “is among the...”, and ensures that text replacements now work on numeric attributes.

The day after its debut, Noodlesoft released version 4.0.1 with a couple of bug fixes. Hazel has upped its system requirements to OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and it now costs $32 for a single license ($49 for a family pack for up to five members of a household). Those who previously purchased a license to any version of Hazel can upgrade for $10. ($32 new, $10 upgrade, free update, 7.6 MB, release notes [3], 10.10+)

[1]: http://www.noodlesoft.com/hazel.php
[2]: https://www.noodlesoft.com/whatsnew/
[3]: http://www.noodlesoft.com/release_notes.php