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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8 August 2016

Quicken 2016 for Mac 3.5.1 -- Quicken Inc. has released Quicken 2016 for Mac 3.5.1 with an improved Reconcile feature, performance improvements in the Portfolio View, and dramatic file size reduction for those with lots of historical data. The update also changes the database structure to support future development. Once you open your database file in version 3.5.1, you won’t be able to use it in an earlier version, but the update automatically saves a backup file in the old database format that’s compatible with version 3.4.

The new Reconcile feature emulates the functionality found in Quicken for Windows and Quicken 2007 by calculating the beginning balance based on all uncleared transactions, which should result in a more accurate reconcile experience. The update also makes several improvements to 12-month budgets, fixes issues with the Portfolio View (including speed bumps and a display change that shows the number of shares up to six decimal places), and adds the capability to create Quick Category and Tag reports by right-clicking. ($74.99 new, free update, release notes, 10.10+)

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SEE Finance 1.0.10 -- Scimonoce Software has released SEE Finance 1.0.10 with bug fixes for the personal finance app, which was one of the top picks of TidBITS readers in our survey earlier this year (see “Your Favorite Mac Personal Finance Apps,” 29 February 2016). The update enables you to merge non-account-specific categories into account-specific categories, no longer saves the Split category for memorized default information for payees, resolves an issue setting up downloads for Chase accounts, and fixes a bug with the Budgets view that prevented loading when sorting data by a table column. For a limited time, SEE Finance is priced at $39.99 ($10 off its regular price) from both Scimonoce Software and the Mac App Store. ($49.99 new, free update, 31.9 MB, release notes, 10.6+)

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Capto 1.0.3 -- Global Delight has issued Capto 1.0.3 with some new features added to the screen capture utility formerly known as Voila. The update adds a Numbering tool to highlight areas in an image with numbers and letters, a Pop-up/Floating Panel Capture feature that enables you to capture a screen with a floating window in it, a Highlighter Image Editing Tool with Doodle/Freehand and Rectangular highlighters, and a countdown timer. The release also adds support for using Force Touch on Macs with OS X 10.11 El Capitan and later, and fixes bugs related to Photoshop. Capto is free for those who purchased a license to Voila on or after 1 October 2015. If you bought either Voila or Boom 2 before 1 October 2015 (from either Global Delight or the Mac App Store), you are eligible for a 50 percent discount on Capto through Global Delight’s storefront. ($29.99 new from Global Delight with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members or from the Mac App Store, 24.9 MB, release notes, 10.10.5+)

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OmniFocus 2.6.1 -- The Omni Group has released OmniFocus 2.6.1 with a new file format, which may prompt you to update the OmniFocus database based on which other versions of OmniFocus you use on other devices. In addition to encrypting communications between OmniFocus and the server you sync to, the new file format enables your data to be encrypted at rest on the server. The update also automatically pushes a restored backup to your sync location and triggers a sync in your other clients, removes server files created during interrupted syncs, fixes a bug in OS X 10.11 El Capitan where text in the sidebar would shift vertically during editing, and updates localizations. ($39.99 new for Standard edition and $79.99 for Pro edition from The Omni Group Web site, $39.99 for Standard edition from Mac App Store (with in-app purchase option to upgrade to Pro), 28.6 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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DEVONthink 2.9.1 -- DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of DEVONthink (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) to version 2.9.1 with improvements and bug fixes related to the new synchronization engine introduced in the previous version (see “DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9,” 22 July 2016). All three editions now allow you to select and delete ink annotations in PDF documents, improve download speed from sync stores, support some new XML file name extensions, enable the content of DEVONagent searches to be indexed, improve Bonjour resolving, and fix an issue with inconsistent error messages. Note that DEVONnote, which typically receives updates along with DEVONthink, remains unchanged.

The company also released version 2.0 of its DEVONthink To Go iOS app, which was rewritten from scratch to be faster and more robust, and to use the Mac version’s new synchronization engine. The new release supports direct connections via a local Wi-Fi network as well as via Dropbox and WebDAV servers, supports tags, enables direct data reorganization, and adds a rich text editor that supports editing and rendering of Markdown documents (see more details from this press release).

DEVONthink To Go requires DEVONthink 2.9 or later and costs $14.99. A Pro Package in-app purchase of $4.99 unlocks additional features, including space-saving metadata-only sync, PDF annotations, viewing email messages, and tabular data. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new, release notes; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new, release notes; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new, release notes; 25 percent discount for TidBITS members on all editions of DEVONthink; 10.9+)

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