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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 5 June 2017

Evernote 6.11.1 -- Evernote has released version 6.11.1 of its eponymous information management app to fix several issues with formatting notes. The update resolves a problem that prevented some notes created in Evernote for Mac from rendering after syncing, fixes a bug that caused tables to lose formatting after updating to Evernote 6.11, corrects the addition of a second line break after pasting a line of text, and fixes a bug that caused some styles to go missing from pasted content. (Free from Evernote or the Mac App Store, 55.9 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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Quicken 2017 for Mac 4.5.6 -- Quicken Inc. has released version 4.5.6 of its Quicken 2017 for Mac financial management app to improve the loan details screen and add the capability to pay from an investment account. The update also fixes an issue where quotes would start downloading after clicking Pay Now using Online Bill Pay, resolves a rounding error that could cause online bill payments to be off by a penny, and fixes a data integrity issue that changed transaction totals to match an incorrect single split amount (resulting in an incorrect account balance). ($74.99 new from Quicken Web site and Mac App Store, free update from Quicken 2017, release notes, 10.10+)

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Fantastical 2.3.8 -- Flexibits has issued Fantastical 2.3.8, a small but important update to the popular calendar app. Starting 15 June 2017, iCloud will require two-factor authentication and an app-specific password, and Fantastical will stop syncing your iCloud accounts if you do not take action. This update contains instructions for setting up two-factor authentication and generating an app-specific password. ($49.99 new from Flexibits and the Mac App Store, free update, 14.0 MB, release notes, 10.11+)

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DEVONagent 3.9.7 -- DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of its DEVONagent research software (Lite, Express, and Pro) to version 3.9.7, ensuring that all search requests sent to Google or Bing now use secure connections (HTTPS). The Express and Pro editions receive updated Macintosh News (Latest/More) search sets. The Pro edition also gains a new contextual menu option that returns more precise see-also results for selected text, and it fixes a bug that caused automatic naming of files to fail (such as when dragging results to the Desktop). (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. 10.7.5+)

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DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9.12 -- DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of DEVONthink (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) and DEVONnote to version 2.9.12. The three editions of DEVONthink now render PDF files internally to fix display glitches and flickering in macOS 10.12 Sierra and let Markdown documents use absolute paths to reference internal documents. The updates also add support for flat OmniOutliner 5 files, improve the use of trackpad gestures to zoom and rotate images, smooth out graphical glitches when zooming images, save reading positions more often, and optimize indexing of Tinderbox documents. The Pro and Pro Office editions enable Markdown documents to reference images located in other databases using item links.

DEVONnote and all three editions of DEVONthink ensure that Web views remember the last-used zoom factor, slightly revise the status bar of selected documents, improve database verification, and fix numerous bugs. (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; DEVONnote, $24.95 new, release notes; 25 percent discount for TidBITS members on all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote. 10.9+)

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Caboodle 2.0.3 -- Before Dawn Solutions has released Caboodle 2.0, a major new release for the snippet keeper app that’s now under new ownership. Before its acquisition, Caboodle was developed by Dejal Systems.

In addition to a redesign to give the app a more modern look, Caboodle 2 now supports multiple documents, enables files to be saved on and shared from Dropbox and iCloud Drive, adds draggable custom fields, brings Spotlight system-wide searching, and improves data format storage (using a package containing standard rich text documents). The release also reimplements the auto-launch preference to work with OS X 10.10 Yosemite and later and adds a text format bar below the window toolbar that includes font, styles, colors, lists, and more.

Shortly after the 2.0 release, Before Dawn Solutions issued Caboodle 2.0.1 to resolve issues with the updater and fix a bug that prevented files from being opened from the Finder (including the license file). Then a quick 2.0.3 release fixed the Print to Caboodle” workflow for other apps and added drag-and-drop support for PDF, RTF, HTML, and text files.

Caboodle 2 will open existing data from Dejal’s Caboodle 1. Regularly priced at $19.99, Caboodle 2 is available via the Mac App Store at a special upgrade price of $12.99 for a limited time. Plus, a free 14-day trial is available from the Before Dawn Solutions Web site. ($19.99 new, 6.7 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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iMovie 10.1.6 -- Apple has released iMovie 10.1.6, improving stability when updating libraries created with earlier versions of iMovie and addressing an issue that could lower the volume of clips after transitions. Note that Apple recently made current iLife and iWork apps entirely free for all users (including iMovie; see “iLife and iWork Apps Now Free for Everyone,” 20 April 2017). (Free from the Mac App Store, 2.15 GB, 10.11.2+)

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BBEdit 11.6.6 -- Bare Bones Software has released BBEdit 11.6.6 with bug fixes and refinements for the long-standing text editor. The update works around a crash that could occur when starting up after a macOS update, deals with a macOS performance problem that could slow application startup, fixes a bug where the Open File in BBEdit service would “inappropriately refuse to do so,” and resolves an issue where the desired default formatting for video tags was not applied by the Pretty Print formatting option. ($49.99, free update, 14.0 MB, release notes, 10.9.5+)

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HoudahGeo 5.1.9 -- Houdah Software has released HoudahGeo 5.1.9, updating the photo geotagging app to the new Dropbox API to publish Google Earth KML files to Dropbox (the previous API will be discontinued in June 2017). The release also fixes a bug that prevented altitude values from being read in images edited in Photoshop and ensures that EXIF/XMP export no longer changes letter case on the .xmp extension of existing sidecar files. ($39 new with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 22.7 MB, release notes, 10.11.5+)

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