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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 8 February 2016

Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.7 -- Bombich Software has released Carbon Copy Cloner 4.1.7 (CCC) to fix a bug that caused the progress bar in the mini progress window to disappear occasionally for users running the German, Spanish, and Italian localizations of OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The backup utility also now ensures that system items placed in CCC’s SafetyNet folder can be removed when booted from the backup volume (a bug found only in 10.11 El Capitan), fixes a crash that could occur on launch immediately after applying a CCC update, and implements an improved workaround for the DiskArbitration service being unready to mount a just-unlocked CoreStorage volume. ($39.99 new, 12.1 MB, release notes, 10.8+)

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Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3, Motion 5.2.3, Compressor 4.2.2 -- Apple has updated its lineup of professional video editing apps, releasing Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3, Compressor 4.2.2, and Motion 5.2.3 with updated compatibility for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and fourth-generation Apple TV.

Version 10.2.3 of Final Cut Pro X adds a customizable Default Effect that enables you to choose both a video and audio effect that’s assigned to a keyboard shortcut, adds a 4K export preset to create video files for Apple devices, improves speed when opening libraries on a storage area network (SAN), and adds the capability to share video to multiple YouTube accounts. Motion 5.2.3 improves stability when adding Photoshop files to a project and using certain tools, searching in iTunes and Photos libraries, and using Undo after ungrouping a parent group. Both Final Cut Pro X and Motion fix a bug in which points on a Bezier shape could switch incorrectly from Linear to Smooth, as well as a problem with some objects within Motion templates that could render with soft edges. Finally, Compressor 4.2.2 adds a 4K export preset similar to Final Cut Pro X’s, resolves an issue with Closed Caption files, and fixes a bug in which the Navigation window failed to display the source clip when the Preview window was zoomed. (Final Cut Pro, $299.99 new, 2.83 GB, release notes, 10.10.4+; Compressor, $49.99 new, 431 MB, release notes, 10.10.4+; Motion, $49.99 new, 2.21 GB, release notes, 10.10.4+; all three titles available from the Mac App Store with free updates for previous purchases)

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Banktivity 5.6.5 (formerly iBank) -- IGG Software has issued a minor maintenance update to its iBank personal finance app, but the big news is that the app has been renamed to Banktivity. In addition to the Mac app, the iOS versions of iBank have also been renamed — Banktivity for iPhone and Banktivity for iPad. Based on comments to this IGG blog post announcing the name change, many iBank users were surprised by the name change, particularly when iBank seemed to vanish from their Macs after getting updated to version 5.6.5.

Retaining the version numbering of iBank, Banktivity 5.6.5 fixes a bug that sometimes displayed Move Shares transaction share values as dates, resolves a number of crashes (including when dragging a budget row and when hiding/showing accounts in account manager), and fixes a bug with the scheduled transaction reminder setting reverting from 0 to 7 days when syncing between Macs. ($59.99 new from IGG Software and the Mac App Store, free update, 39.3 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

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DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.9 -- DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of DEVONthink (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) and DEVONnote to version 2.8.9 with support for importing and indexing folder tags from the Finder, as well as support for opening document windows in full screen mode (requires OS X 10.11 El Capitan). The three DEVONthink editions also now enable images to be dropped into formatted notes, restore unsaved contents after closing or quitting the Take Note panel, improve the sharing extension’s compatibility (such as with Tinderbox 6.4), fix an issue that prevented copying of selected rows of table views in El Capitan, and improve renaming of captured images, links, bookmarks, and notes. DEVONthink Pro Office improves Web sharing to ask for passwords and refresh content when needed. (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. 10.7.5+)

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