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Fill in Gaps in Pear Note

If you ever find yourself zoning out during a meeting or class, only later to realize that you forgot to take notes for 20 minutes, Pear Note makes it easy to fill in those gaps. To do so:

  1. Open your Pear Note document.
  2. Hit play.
  3. Click on the last text you did type to jump to that point in the recording.
  4. Click the lock to unlock the text of the note.
  5. Take notes on the part you missed.

Your new notes will be synced to the recording just as if you'd taken them live with the rest of your notes.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15-Dec-08

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BBEdit 9.1 from Bare Bones Software updates the powerful text editor with a revamped internal FTP implementation, a new default font (Consolas Regular), and lots of other enhancements and bug fixes. ($125 new, free update, 15.5 MB)

SOHO Labels 4.0 from Chronos is a major upgrade to the envelope and label design software. Changes include a new one-click address formatting feature that enables users to change the address by contact listing, added U.S. Postal FIM support that improves the mail deliverability, viewable U.S. postal guidelines, an Image Kit Browser that enhances image management, and new image shape and resizing tools. For the holidays Chronos is offering a bonus Christmas and Hanukkah artwork collection for creating holiday envelopes, cards, and labels. Requires Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or later. ($39.99 new, $19.99 upgrade, 84 MB)

DiscLabel 5.4.1 from SmileOnMyMac is a minor update to the CD and DVD label design software. New to this version is an opacity filter that enables full layers to be made transparent. The update also fixes various bugs, including ones that involve the deleting of designs from the design list and sporadic shadow drawing appearing on images. ($35.95 new, free update, 12.7 MB)

Sandvox 1.5.3 from Karelia Software is a minor maintenance update to the template-based Web site creation tool. Changes include improved support for animated GIFs and enhanced third party plug-in loading. Also, between 10-Dec-08 and 24-Dec-08, Karelia is offering 20 percent off any purchase accompanied by the coupon code SANTAVOX. ($49 Regular/$79 Pro, free update, 26 MB)

Keyboard Maestro 3.5 from Stairways Software adds to the macro utility a Keyboard Maestro Control app for the iPhone and iPod touch that enables you to execute any macro from your iPhone or iPod touch, just as though you were sitting at your Mac. Possible uses include launching or quitting applications, restarting or shutting down the Mac, executing an AppleScript, and more. Other changes include iTunes song rating capabilities for the current track, iTunes volume controls, and a variety of interface refinements. ($36, free update, 6.3 MB)

PowerMail 6.0 from CTM Development is a major revision of the longstanding alternative email client. Among 50 new improvements, significant changes include the capability to create HTML-formatted messages, Finder-like message lists, thread searching/viewing capabilities, Quick Look support for displaying graphics and other files, support for MobileMe and iPhone mail synchronization, and Apple Mail and Thunderbird batch import options. A full list of changes is available on the CTM Development Web site. (49 euros new, 24 euros upgrade, 13.5 MB)


New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
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