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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 18 April 2016

Fantastical 2.2.1 -- Flexibits has released Fantastical 2.2.1, improving reliability of Exchange account setup and resolving an issue with some Exchange accounts showing a “GetUserConfiguration (Categories)” error. The new version of the calendar app also updates alerts more “naturally” when changing an event between all-day and timed, fixes a problem where event cancelation notifications appeared even with Ignore Alerts enabled, displays fewer Exchange errors when using a corporate Exchange account while not on the corporate network, and improves compatibility with OS X 10.10 Yosemite. ($49.99 new from Flexibits and the Mac App Store, free update, 13.2 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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Retrospect 13.01 -- Retrospect, Inc. has released Retrospect 13.01, a maintenance update to the recently released major upgrade (see “Retrospect 13,” 5 March 2016). The backup software improves log reporting of what type of grooming is used (storage-optimized or performance-optimized), fixes a bug with Mac clients not displaying volumes after logout and login, resolves an issue where the backup process is not correctly cleaned up after completion, and ensures the Restore Bandwidth limit for cloud backup is now respected. Retrospect 13 Desktop for Mac is priced at $119, and older versions can be upgraded for $69. It can also be purchased in an Annual Support and Maintenance (ASM) package for $249 ($179 upgrade), which includes one year of unlimited email and phone support, plus free upgrades. ($119 new, $69 upgrade, 183 MB, release notes, 10.6.8+)

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LaunchBar 6.6.2 -- Earlier in April, Objective Development released LaunchBar 6.6.1, which restored the previous behavior of using Command-V to paste clipboard data into LaunchBar while adding the Drop From Clipboard action (Command-Option-V) to apply clipboard data to the currently selected item (such as opening a copied URL in a selected application). That update also fixed a bug that obscured alert panels with the LaunchBar input window, added support for using Shift-Return to instantly perform a DuckDuckGo search with the last entered text, and fixed a bug that prevented files from being dragged onto a folder selected in LaunchBar. Shortly after this release, Objective Development issued LaunchBar 6.6.2 to fix an incompatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite, plus improve the sort order of folder contents when browsing with the left/right arrow keys. ($29 new with a 20 percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 14.1 MB, release notes, 10.9+)

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Delicious Library 3.5.1 -- Delicious Monster has released Delicious Library 3.5.1, which has been updated for OS X 10.11 El Capitan (but still works with 10.10 Yosemite) and now uses Apple’s latest iTunes access framework (which helps Delicious Library display covers for items stored only in the cloud, among other improvements). The media cataloging app also fixes a number of bugs, including problems with sorting select Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal numbers, a hang that would occur when displaying items without covers, and album covers displayed as gray when the cover was first downloaded to a flat shelf. ($25 new from Delicious Monster and the Mac App Store, free update, 78.2 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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