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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 7 December 2015

Little Snitch 3.6.1 -- Objective Development has released Little Snitch 3.6.1 with a fix for a bug that bedeviled some users of OS X 10.11 El Capitan with a kernel panic. The network monitoring and diagnostic utility also resolves an issue related to iOS Simulator apps where tvOS apps in the simulator would not show connection alerts, and fixes a bug that caused Until Quit rules to remain active after quitting the related application. ($34.95 new, free update, 21.3 MB, release notes, 10.8+)

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Mellel 3.4.4 -- RedleX has released Mellel 3.4.4 with a feast of improvements and bug fixes for the word processor. The update adds Coptic, Thai, and Lao scripts to the secondary font script list, brings improved support for font substitution with Coptic text, fixes a bug that caused Mellel to crash when closing a window while in fullscreen mode, resolves an italics issue on bibliography scans when the final citation starts with italics, adds support for “)” bracketing for citations, and fixes a number of issues with setting up and adjusting the markers submenu, palette, and keyboard shortcuts when the focus is in the find/replace fields. RedleX also updated Mellel for iPad with added support for Command-B, Command-I, and Command-U shortcuts (when using a Bluetooth-enabled hardware keyboard) to toggle bold, italic, and underline, plus improved split screen behavior. ($39 new from RedleX and the Mac App Store, free update, 93.2 MB, release notes, 10.6+)

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Tinderbox 6.4 -- Eastgate Systems has released Tinderbox 6.4 with improved integration with DEVONthink (see “DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.8,” 1 December 2015). Now when notes are pasted to DEVONthink, Tinderbox $Tags are retained as DEVONthink tags, and notes remain linked. The update to Eastgate’s personal content assistant also adds a new Get Info pane with a word cloud display of the most common words in your document, adds selectable suggested values to attributes (available in pop-up menus and autocomplete), improves footnotes with the capability to create a note instantly from any word or phrase (with links to and from the new notes), and brings integration with Delicious Library. ($249 new, free update, 49.9 MB, release notes, 10.8+)

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