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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 7 September 2015

TextExpander 5.1.1 -- Smile has released TextExpander 5.1 with bug fixes for OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The update to the text expansion app resolves expansion failures in file name popovers and file save dialogs of sandboxed apps. It also no longer stores invalid passwords to URL-based groups on Keychain, updates localization for Inline Search, and updates DevMateKit to version 1.2. ($44.95 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update for version 5.0 licenses, 17.0 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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Alfred 2.7.2 -- Running with Crayons has released Alfred 2.7.2 with enhanced focusing behavior, which should improve how clipboard history paste works with a multi-screen setup, among other things. The keyboard-driven launcher also enables you to add and edit UTIs in the Features > Default Results > Advanced preferences, improves logic for auto-discovery of 1Password bookmarks, fixes a crash that occurred when using Alfred’s hotkey to hide Alfred when Quick Look is showing, removes irrelevant items from the iTunes Mini Player, and provides a better result order for Spell and Define. (Free, £17 for Powerpack, 3.7 MB, release notes, 10.6+)

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Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.4 -- Bombich Software has released Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.4 (CCC) with support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The backup utility also now accommodates SMTP usernames that contain special characters, no longer re-launches the user agent after changing the preference that shows the CCC icon in the menu bar, fixes a bug that occasionally caused CCC to get stuck on unreadable files, addresses a time zone adjustment issue for cases where a task was created in one time zone but scheduled in another time zone, and adds custom VoiceOver descriptions for the task status images in the Task History window. ($39.99 new, 12.0 MB, release notes, 10.8+)

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