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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 9 May 2016

iFlicks 2.4 -- Jendrik Bertram has issued iFlicks 2.4, a major update to the video encoding and metadata management app (see “iFlicks Improves iTunes Imports,” 10 January 2013). In addition to accessing movie and TV show metadata, the new release can now fetch chapter titles and subtitles, as well as create chapter images for your titles and embed them directly into a video file. iFlicks 2.4 also improves rules (by enabling custom text replacements for specific tags and adding more predicates and actions) and improves handling of corrupted video files. ($18.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 15 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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Hazel 4.0.1 -- Noodlesoft has released Hazel 4.0, a major new release of the file cleanup utility that adds several features to make it easier to create and maintain rules. The new version adds a live rule preview that enables you to select a file to see how the rule’s conditions match that file while editing, the capability to sync rules to a particular file, smart folders that can be monitored and have rules applied to their contents, and the capability to search text in the name, notes, or any field of a rule. The update also moves notification options from the gear pulldown to the Info section, deactivates rules that are moved between folders (and enables you to reactivate them by clicking a checkbox at the new location), fixes a bug with rules using “is among the...”, and ensures that text replacements now work on numeric attributes.

The day after its debut, Noodlesoft released version 4.0.1 with a couple of bug fixes. Hazel has upped its system requirements to OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and it now costs $32 for a single license ($49 for a family pack for up to five members of a household). Those who previously purchased a license to any version of Hazel can upgrade for $10. ($32 new, $10 upgrade, free update, 7.6 MB, release notes, 10.10+)

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Quicken 2016 for Mac 3.3.1 -- Intuit has released Quicken 2016 for Mac 3.3.1 with a couple of new features for the popular money management app (see “Your Favorite Mac Personal Finance Apps,” 29 February 2016). The update adds new 12-month budgets (which enable you to customize your budget with one-time-only, periodic, and recurring monthly expenses), and introduces a portfolio time machine feature that lets you see the historical value of your portfolio and individual holdings at a particular point in time. The release also brings the capability to set up bill reminders and create Online Bill Pay transactions, adds a today button to the calendar picker, fixes an auto-matching issue that would pick the wrong manually entered transaction after downloading bank information, and remedies a number of crashes. ($74.99 new, free update, release notes, 10.10+)

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Capto 1.0 -- Global Delight has released Capto 1.0, a new screen capture utility that replaces the company’s previous Voila app (see “Voila 3.9.2,” 8 November 2015). Rebuilt from the ground up, Capto combines screen recording and screenshot capture with powerful editing tools for both video and graphics files, making it ideal for creating instructional videos and images, sending feedback, and developing educational materials.

Capto enables you to capture or record an entire screen or a selected portion, full Web pages, and video from your Mac’s FaceTime camera. Also, you can record the screen of an iOS device. Videos can be trimmed, cropped, and joined with other clips, and then annotated using text, call-outs, and arrows. Screenshots can be modified in Capto’s image editor, and you can add text and graphics, crop and blur images, and more. You can share screenshots and videos directly to YouTube, Facebook, and other social networks, plus upload files to Dropbox, Google Drive, and Evernote. It also supports uploading files to FTP/SFTP servers.


Capto is priced at $29.99 for a single-user license that can be installed on two Macs, and a free trial is available for download. It’s also available as a family pack for use on five different user accounts for $74.99, and for students and teachers at $19.99 (installed on a single Mac). For those who purchased a license to Voila on or after 1 October 2015, Capto is free. If you bought either Voila or Boom 2 (see “Boom 2 v1.4,” 15 January 2016) before 1 October 2015 (from either Global Delight or the Mac App Store), you are eligible for a 50 percent discount on Capto through Global Delight’s storefront. Voila will continue to receive technical support until September 2017. ($29.99 new from Global Delight with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members or from the Mac App Store, 20.7 MB, release notes, 10.10.5+)

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